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The Stewarts in Torrie and Brackland, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland

Cadet Branch VIII of the Stewarts of Gartnafuaran

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  1. Introduction
  2. VIII Branch - Clan Stuirtaich Chireu
  3. John Stewart in Wester Brackland
  4. Patrick Stewart in Easter Brackland
  5. Donald Stewart in Wester Brackland
  6. Walter Stewart in Wester Brackland
  7. Research leads
  8. Personal Data Pages (GEDCOM)
  9. Legend
  10. Contact:

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  3. Stewarts of Balquhidder Principal Families

    1. Stewarts of Ardvorlich

    2. Stewarts of Glenbuckie

    3. Stewarts of Gartnafuaran

      1. Stewart of Gartnafuaran Branch II

      2. Stewart of Gartnafuaran Branch III

      3. Stewart of Gartnafuaran Branch IV

      4. Stewarts of Glenogle

      5. Stewart of Gartnafuaran Branch VI

      6. Stewart of Gartnafuaran Branch VII

      7. Stewart of Gartnafuaran Branch VIII

    4. Stewarts of Annat

    5. Stewarts of Garchell

    6. Stewarts in Glenfinglas

    7. Other (non-related) Stewart Families

  4. Stewarts of the South Document Analysis

    1. Section I - Ardvorlich

    2. Section II - Glenbuckie

    3. Section III - Gartnafuaran

    4. Section IV - Miscellany

  5. Balquhidder Births with Stewart Surname - Grouped by Family & Location

  6. Ryk Brown's Main Page
  7. Ryk Brown's Index and Online Database
  8. Chuck Speed's Stewart Page
  9. Ardvorlich Photo Page

Introduction

This page is part of the Stewarts of Balquhidder Research Group Web Site jointly hosted by myself, Ryk Brown, and my research partner, Chuck Speed.  The research presented on this page is not ours alone.  It is the product of all the Fellow Researchers of the Stewarts of Balquhidder Research Group.  We are indebted to them for their generous contributions.  This page is intended as a place for researchers to freely and cooperatively share our research with each other.  The first-time reader is advised to begin with the introduction found on the Principal Families Page before proceeding on with this page.

The Stewarts in Torrie and Brackland were a cadet branch of the Stewarts of Gartnafuaran.  Please refer to the Gartnafuaran page for a full introduction.

VIII Branch - Clan Stuirtaich Chireu

In Torrie and Brackland


Callander area showing the primary residences of this branch: Wester and Easter Brackland, Lots, Torrie and Drumloist.
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This branch is being researched by Belinda Dettman and the information below is based almost entirely on Belinda's report, Descent from John Stewart in Brackland, Branch Eight of Gartnafuaran family.  This family is being discussed on our Gartnafuaran Discussion Forum.

The final cadet branch of the Stewarts of Gartnafuaran is identified in Stewarts of the South as going by the name of Clan Stiubhartaich Chireu which means "The Dusky Brown Stewarts".  The author of Stewarts of the South says they got this name because of their "ruddy complexion."  He goes on to describe them as "in general, [they] are not of the first rate, however they can take care of themselves."  Their primary residence was the property of Brackland, nestled in the hills above the town of Callander in Perthshire, Scotland.  Brackland was subdivided into three holdings: Easter, Middle and Wester Brackland.  These are located near the banks of the Keltie Water and some of its tributaries.  Wester Brackland is also found on modern maps with the spelling of Bracklinn which gives us a clue to the likely Gaelic etymology of the name, which probably derives from brec linne, meaning "a speckled mill-dam or channel."  The name probably derives from a mill presumably located near Bracklinn Falls.

The origin of this clan is not fully known.  Stewarts of the South records them as the last cadet branch of the Stewarts of Gartnafaruan.  So we can say with confidence that they descend from the Stewarts of Gartnafuaran, but just how is a matter of ongoing debate.

One suggestion is that the Stewarts in Brackland may descend from a natural or younger son of one of the Stewarts of Blairgarry.  Presently, Patrick McAndrew Stewart, 5th of Blairgarry is favoured.  On the assumption that Stewarts of the South has arranged the various cadet lines (relatively) in order of seniority then we can suggest that this branch should descend from a point on the Gartnafuaran tree that is earlier than any of the preceding branches.  This principle seems to have been practiced throughout the accounting of the other branches of Stewarts of the South, though not without error.  As we know that the Stewarts of Glenogle, Branch V, descend from Alexander Stewart, 2nd of Gartnafuaran, then it seems most likely that the Stewarts in Brackland descend from a younger son of Andrew Stewart, 1st of Blairgarry.  The Blairgarry line is accounted for above.

The earliest verifiable ancestor of the Stewarts in Brackland is John Stewart in Wester Brackland (shown below) who presumably married about 1715 to Elizabeth McLaren, although we have no record of their marriage, and began having children in 1715.  John's eldest known son was Patrick who was born in 1717.  Although Patrick is the eldest son we have on record, it is possible that John could have had an older son by Elizabeth or a previous wife who is not accounted for in the Callander OPR.  The Callander OPR only commenced in 1710 and should not be considered complete, especially in its earliest years.  Without knowing for sure exactly when John was married we cannot say with certainty that Patrick was his eldest son.  However, on the assumption that Patrick was John's eldest son then we can suggest that John's father's name was probably Patrick.  If this assumption is correct then Patrick McAndrew Stewart, 5th of Blairgarry is a perfect chronological and onomastic match.  Furthermore the Stewarts of Blairgarry descend from Andrew Stewart, 1st of Gartnafuaran, as we should expect the Stewarts in Brackland to do.

Buchanan of Auchmar in his 1728 genealogy refers to the Stewarts of Blairgarry and says "That family is now (1728) represented by Alexander Stewart [8th] of Gartnafuaroe in Balquhidder parish."  The phrase "represented by" is open to interpretation and is currently being debated by our researchers.  It could mean that the family of Blairgarry had become extinct by 1728, in that there were no surviving male heirs, and the closest living branch (in 1728) was the senior line of Gartnafuaran.  If this is correct then if the Stewarts in Brackland do descend from Blairgarry they would have to do so by means of a natural son, rather than a lawful son, as any lawful son would likely have been eligible to inherit the estate of Blairgarry and continue that line.  "Represented by" could also indicate that the family of Blairgarry fell upon hard times and were forced to sell the estate and sold it back to their Gartnafuaran cousins.  It could also mean that the (lawful) male line of Blairgarry died out and a daughter of Blairgarry married into the main Gartnafuaran line.  However, this would have had to occur in the lifetime of either Alexander Stewart 8th of Gartnafuaran or James Stewart, 9th of Gartnafuaran, and both of these men are recorded as having married Campbells.  We do know that the later main stem of Gartnafuaran did reside at Blairgarry, so it would appear that the estate of Blairgarry did pass back to the main stem of Gartnafuaran by some means.  We know that James Stewart, 9th of Gartnafuaran, was residing in Blairgarry after 1743 when his children's births are recorded there.

To suggest that John Stewart in Wester Brackland may have been born about 1686 as a natural son of Patrick McAndrew Stewart, 5th of Blairgarry, is a promising theory and is consistent with the evidence presently available to us, but it is far from the only possible option.  Research is ongoing.

It is most interesting to note that the estate and seniority of this branch passed to the younger branch.  This is highly unusual and begs an explanation.  Unfortunately we have no knowledge as to why this happened and we can only speculate.  What we can say is that the patriarch, John Stewart resided in Wester Brackland.  His elders sons, Patrick and Donald, and their descendants resided in Torrie.  Some of their descendants immigrated to the West Indies and are alleged to have been very prosperous.  But the farm of Brackland passed to the third son, Walter.  And there too, it passed to Walter's second son James, while Walter's eldest son resided in Bogton (also known as the Boglotts or Lotts of Callander).  Perhaps the farms at Torrie and Boglotts were superior to that of Brackland and thus Brackland got passed down to the younger sons.  Walter's son, James, is listed first in Stewarts of the South.  In most cases elsewhere in Stewarts of the South the first family listed is the senior-most.  This could suggest that the James' branch had risen in prosperity above the others by 1815, or this branch had lost touch with their own ancestry and really had no idea who was most senior, or the author of Stewarts of the South just presumed James was the most senior because he was still residing in Brackland, while the other branches had scattered, or Stewarts of the South is simply in error on the seniority of the descendants of this family.

Stewarts of the South presents this family beginning as follows:

Commonly called "Stuirtaich Chireu" ("The Dusky Brown Stewarts") from their ruddy complexion. These, in general, are not of the first rate, however they can take care of themselves.

  1. James Stewart, [a] tenant in Bracklin [in] Callendar [on the] Earl of Moray's property, [which is] the best farm in the farthest east of the parish.  [James] has seven sons.
    1. John, [who] resides with himself.
    2. James [sic s/b Walter], [who is] a minister who got a parish from the Earl of Moray in the North (that of Alloa); the first Stewarts that ever had a presentation from that family.
    3. Archibald, [a] tacksman of ?Drim-losgt (handwriting illegible) [Drumloist in the Braes of Doune], [in] Doune parish.  Rent 120. Earl of Moray's property
    4. James, [a] schoolmaster of Aberfoil. 
    5. two of them are at their education [and are] intended for the learned professions
    6. ditto
    7. and the other under age.
  2. Alexander Stewart, his brother, [who is a] tenant in Bracklin. 
    1. [He] has three sons under age.
    2. ditto
    3. ditto

Both [James and Alexander] are in good circumstances.

James Stewart in Brackland has been identified in OPR records and is presented below.  He did have seven children however Stewarts of the South has their names off a bit.  James' actual sons were: Walter, John, Archibald, James, Alexander, Peter, and David.  Stewarts of the South identifies two sons as James.  John is shown below as residing in Easter Brackland with a large family.  It would appear most likely that the first James should be Walter and that Stewarts of the South has the first two sons in reverse order, and that it was Walter who was the minister in Alloa.

Bracklin formerly was rented by twelve tenants.  At present it pays 150 and is well worth 350.  [The farm] will keep about 60 milk cows.  One-half of this farm formerly belonged to the ancient and respectable family of the Dows of Ardnahaw (Ardnandave in Strathyre) of whom no person in that country knows anything of.  This farm is now in the policy of Stirling of Keir.

John Stewart, [a] tenant in the lots of Greenock in the ancient Barony of Callendar, [which] formerly belonged to the family of Perth [and] now [belongs] to a gentleman from Edinburgh of the name of Hunter.  [John] has four sons:

  1. two with himself
  2. "
  3. and two in the West Indies. The one of which made a fortune there
  4. "

This barony of Callendar anciently belonged to the Livingston Earl of Callendar before it fell into the hands of the family of [the Earl of] Perth.  The Livingstons were obliged to leave that country for some injustice done to a man that was hanged in that place.  They left voluntarily when they heard of the injustice of his treatment.

Stewarts of the South then continues with the descendants of Donald Stewart in Wester Brackland.  Donald is not identified by name in Stewarts of the South, but Belinda's research with the local OPRs has revealed Donald's name.  Donald was father of:

  1. James Stewart, their cousin, [a] tenant in Wester Torrie [in] Port [of Menteith] parish, [of which] one [of the name of] Buchanan [is the] proprietor [of that property].  [James] has four sons:
    1. two with himself
    2. "
    3. and two in the West Indies
    4. "
  2. Donald, his brother, who was [a] tenant in the same farm, left four sons,
    1. two of them with his mother
    2. "
    3. one in the West Indies
    4. and one a wright in Stirling.
  3. Robert, another of these brothers, [is] in the West Indies, in affluent circumstances and married with a large family.
  4. Patrick is in Glengartan (Strathgartney?) in Arasaig mor, [which is] a farm for which he pays 300 or 400 a year [to] Clan Ronald.  [He] has four sons.

The following references from the Appendix to Stewarts of the South cite the members of this family alive and residing in southern Perthshire at the time of authorship, ca. 1815-1820.

Port of Menteith

  1. Mr John Stewart, [in] Wester Torry, he says himself [that he is] of the Appin [family], but [I believe he is] of the Combacks of Glenlyon, an industrious man with a good deal of pride, if he could afford it. 20. Buchanan of Torry's Estate, of the family of [Buchanan of] Auchleskine.
  2. Mr John Stewart, Tenant in Torry, of the Gartnafuaran family, a young well-doing man, 60, same property (Buchanan of Auchlesikine)
  3. Mr James Stewart, his cousin, tenant in same place (Torry), and of the same family (Gartnafuaran), an industrious young man, 60, same property (Buchanan of Auchleskine). There was an active, distinguished character of that [Buchanan] family who signalised himself with the Marquis of Montrose in behalf of the unparalleled Charles I.  His name was Archibald Ruadh Torry [Buchanan] (Archibald Roy Buchanan of Torrie, that is, Red Archibald of Torrie) of the Auchleshie or Bochastel family.

Callander

  1. Mr James Stewart, Tenant [in] Easter Bracklend, of the Gartnafuaran family, a very indifferent character, cheap rent 75, Earl of Murray's property, Callander parish
  2. Mr Alexander Stewart, his brother, same farm (tenant in Easter Brackland), a rather better character, 75
  3. Mr John Stewart, Bogton south from Callander, a brother to the above (Alexander and James), a rather better character, 50, formerly Perth's estate, now [belongs to] Hunter from Edinburgh, an army contractor (not sure if this is a reference to John Stewart or Mr. Hunter), it will soon be in the market again. (Mr Robertson, that is to be married upon Col Stewart [of] Fincastle's daughter, is reported to intend being purchaser of it.)

The following grave inscriptions can be found in Mitchell's Monumental Inscriptions and pertain to this family.  First from Callander Cemetery:

193       James STEWART, wright (in) Lanrick, 20 MAR 1876, age 87; in memory of (his) wife Mary MACKENZIE, 14 DEC 1844, age 56.

194       John STEWART, late tenant (at) Wester Torrie, died  MAR 1808, age 63, son John 25 JAN 1867, age 78 (and his wife Janet BUCHANAN 24 FEB 1875, age 64, and their son John 11 DEC 1848, age 6 years)  JS 1821 SF

195       by Alexander STUART, in memory of (his) brother Walter, died at Elgin 27 APR 1819, age 23, and brother James (a student) in Divinity died (at) Bracklinn 29 APR 1822, age 25.

196       by ------- STEWART in Bracklinn, in memory of (his) wife) Catharine McQueen 12 OCT 1828, age 62; James STEWART, farmer in Bracklinn died 12 MAY 1837, age 73.

Based on this evidence supplemented with OPR data we present the following accounting of the Stewarts in Brackland:

John Stewart in Wester Brackland

Possible Origin of John Stewart in Wester Brackland

A newly proposed theory suggested by Belinda Dettman for the ancestry of John Stewart in Wester Brackland gives John's origin as follows:

Has Children Rob Duibh Mhor Stewart in Wester Ardchullarie (patriarch of the Stewarts of Gartnafuaran Branch III) b. ABT 1605 in Gartnafuaran, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland, as the son of Alexander STEWART, 5th of Gartnafuaran.  Rob's wife is unknown.  He is suggested as the father of:

  1. Has No Children Alexander STEWART b: ABT 1635 in Wester Ardchullarie, Strathyre, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  It is suggested that Alexander died young.
  2. Has Children Duncan STEWART b: ABT 1640 in Wester Ardchullarie, Strathyre, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland. 
    1. From whom descends the Stewarts of Gartnafuaran Branch III.
  3. Has Children Walter STEWART in Kilmadock
    1. Elspett STEWART, bap 23 MAY 1646 in Kilmadock, Perthshire, Scotland
    2. Robert STEWART, bap 17 JUL 1647 in Kilmadock, Perthshire, Scotland
    3. Marie STEWART, bap 13 AUG 1648 in Kilmadock, Perthshire, Scotland
    4. Alexander STEWART, bap 22 DEC 1650 in Kilmadock, Perthshire, Scotland
    5. Johne STEWART, bap 27 JAN 1651 in Kilmadock, Perthshire, Scotland (twin of Christian).  He is suggested to have married to Helen MacFarlane and had:
      1. Walter STEWART, bap 16 FEB 1678 in Kilmadock, Perthshire, Scotland
      2. John STEWART, bap AUG 1682 in Kilmadock, Perthshire, Scotland.  He is suggested to be John Stewart in Wester Brackland, below.
      3. Jonet STEWART, bap 16 MAR 1683 in Kilmadock, Perthshire, Scotland.
    6. Christian STEWART bap 27 JAN 1651 in Kilmadock, Perthshire, Scotland (twin of Johne)

The preceding theoretical origin for this family is being discussed here: http://www.hostmybb.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?p=1768&mforum=stewart#1768

Present Accounting of John Stewart in Wester Brackland

The track above West Bracklinn
Wester Brackland/Bracklinn viewed from above.
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John STEWART , in Wester Brackland, b. ABT 1686 in Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  John's parents are not known.  Research is ongoing into the exact origins of this branch of the family.  According to Stewarts of the South they are the most junior branch to descend from the Stewarts of Gartnafuaran.  Thus they probably descend from a younger son of Andrew Stewart, 1st of Gartnafuaran.  Based on current evidence the most promising link is to suggest that John Stewart in Wester Brackland may be a younger son or natural son of Patrick McAndrew Stewart, 5th of Blairgarry, however we have no proof of such relationship.  John's eldest (known) son was named Patrick, thus it is likely that John's father's name was Patrick.  John is exactly the right to be a son of Patrick McAndrew and the Blairgarry Stewarts descend from Andrew Stewart, 1st of Gartnafuaran, making any branches that descend from Blairgarry one of the most junior cadets of Gartnafuaran.  However, according to Buchanan of Auchmar's Genealogy, the Stewarts of Blairgarry became extinct after James Stewart, 6th of Blairgarry.  Thus if John is a son of Patrick McAndrew Stewart, 5th of Blairgarry, then he would probably have to be a natural son.  Since the Callander OPR did not commence until 1710 and is likely incomplete in its earliest years, and since we have no record of John's marriage and John's eldest known child was born in 1715, then it's also possible that John could have had previous children either by his known wife or by a previous unknown wife.  In which case we cannot confirm that Patrick was his eldest lawful son and onomastics would not be reliable.  John Stewart in Wester Brackland is presumed to have married firstly ABT 1714 in Callander, Perthshire, Scotland to Elizabeth MCLAREN b: ABT 1690 in Perthshire, Scotland although no record of their marriage has been found.  They had the following children:

  1. Has No Children Elizabeth STEWART b: 26 MAR 1715 in Easter and Under Bachlan, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
  2. Has Children Patrick STEWART , in Easter Brackland b: ABT 7 APR 1717 in Aberfoyle, Perthshire, Scotland.  The Aberfoyle OPR gives Patrick's mother's name as "___ Stewart".  Patrick married on 31 DEC 1741 in Callander, Perthshire, Scotland to Margaret MCARTHUR b: ABT 25 MAR 1722 in Kincardine by Doune, Perthshire, Scotland, daughter of John McArthur and Janet Muschet. 
    1. Patrick's descendants are presented below.
  3. Has No Children Janet STEWART b: 10 JUL 1718 in Auchinlach, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
  4. Has Children Donald STEWART , in Wester Brackland b: 23 AUG 1719 in Aberfoyle, Perthshire, Scotland.  Donald married on 15 JUL 1740 in Callander, Perthshire, Scotland to Janet MCBEATH b: 24 JUN 1710 in Callander, Perthshire, Scotland, daughter of Patrick McBeath and Christian Ferguson.
    1. Donald's descendants are presented further below.
  5. Has Children Walter STEWART , in Wester Brackland b: 12 OCT 1721 in Auchenlarich (Auchenlaich), Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  Walter married on 26 AUG 1748 in Callander, Perthshire, Scotland to Christian MCARTHUR b: 7 APR 1732 in Callander, Perthshire, Scotland, daughter of John McArthur and Janet King.  Christian's sister, Janet McArthur, married Walter's younger half-brother James Stewart in Doune, below.
    1. Walter's descendants are presented further below.

John Stewart in Wester Brackland married secondly on 15 DEC 1726 in Callander, Perthshire, Scotland to Catherine MCRUER b: ABT 1700 in Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  They had the following family:

  1. Has Children James STEWART , in Doune b: 25 JAN 1728 in Wester Brachland, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  James' mother's name is recorded as Katherine Nickruer at his baptism. James had a posthumous son born on 10 MAR 1772, thus James died sometime in the 9 months preceding.  James married on OCT 1763 in Kilmadock, Perthshire, Scotland to Janet MCARTHUR b: ABT 1730 in Callander, Perthshire, Scotland, daughter of John McArthur and Janet King.  Janet McArthur was the sister of Christian McArthur who married James' elder half-brother Walter Stewart in Wester Brackland (above).  This family is not mentioned in Stewarts of the South nor have they been identified in later records.  It seems likely that they emigrated.  James Stewart and Janet McArthur had the following children:
    1. Has No Children John STEWART b: ABT 27 OCT 1766 in Doune, Kilmadock, Perthshire, Scotland
    2. Has No Children Peter STEWART b: ABT 4 NOV 1767 in Doune, Kilmadock, Perthshire, Scotland
    3. Has No Children Janet STEWART b: 2 FEB 1770 in Doune, Kilmadock, Perthshire, Scotland
    4. Has No Children James STEWART b: 10 MAR 1772 in Doune, Kilmadock, Perthshire, Scotland
  2. Has No Children Janet STEWART b: 26 FEB 1730 in Wester Brachland, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
  3. Has Children Alexander STEWART , in Brachland b: 4 AUG 1732 in Wester Brachland, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  "1753 Augt 21st Alexander Steuart in Brachland Callander Parish had a child in fornication with McIntyre or McLaren in Achra baptized and called Duncan. Donald Steuart in Brachland sponsor for both this child was baptized by Mr. Richardson Minister at Aberfoyle the day the presbytery of Dunblane met and forfeiting a sallary to the schoolmaster." (Recorded in Balquhidder Kirk Session.) Alexander had the following illegitimate child by an unknown MCINTYRE or MCLAREN:
    1. Has No Children Duncan STEWART b: 21 AUG 1753 in Brachland, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  Duncan was the natural son of Alexander Stewart in Brackland.  Duncan is not mentioned in Stewarts of the South.  It seems likely that he either died young or emigrated.

Patrick Stewart in Easter Brackland

Middle and Easter Bracklinn from access road
Middle and Easter Brackland
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View to Wester Torrie Fort and Dun
The Dun at Wester Torrie
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Has Children Patrick STEWART , in Easter Brackland b: ABT 7 APR 1717 in Aberfoyle, Perthshire, Scotland, shown above as the eldest son of John Stewart in Wester Brackland and Elizabeth McLaren.  The Aberfoyle OPR gives Patrick's mother's name as "___ Stewart".  Patrick married on 31 DEC 1741 in Callander, Perthshire, Scotland to Margaret MCARTHUR b: ABT 25 MAR 1722 in Kincardine by Doune, Perthshire, Scotland, daughter of John McArthur and Janet Muschet.  Patrick and Margaret had the following family:

  1. Has Children John STEWART , in Wester Torrie b: 23 MAR 1744 in Easter Brakland, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  At their marriage, John Stewart is described being from Kilmadock parish and Sara Ferguson from Callander parish. John's death is recorded in Mitchell's Monumental Inscriptions in Callander Cemeter adjacent to his Brackland cousins: "194 John STEWART, late tenant (at) Wester Torrie, died MAR 1808, age 63, son John 25 JAN 1867, age 78 (and his wife Janet BUCHANAN 24 FEB 1875, age 64, and their son John 11 DEC 1848, age 6 years) JS 1821 SF." The initials "JS & SF" would refer to John Stewart and Sara Ferguson. The rest of this family has not been found in later records. They may have emigrated.  John married on 27 AND 30 APR 1782 in Kilmadock and Callander, Perthshire, Scotland to Sara FERGUSON b: 26 JUL 1761 in Callander, Perthshire, Scotland, daughter of John Ferguson and Barbara Campbell, with John described as being from Kilmadock parish and Sara Ferguson from Callander parish.  They had the following children:
    1. Has No Children Peter STEWART b: ABT 23 MAR 1783 in Wester Torry, Kilmadock, Perthshire, Scotland.  Peter presumably died young prior to the birth of his same-named brother in 1792.
    2. Has No Children Barbara STEWART b: ABT 20 FEB 1785 in Wester Torry, Kilmadock, Perthshire, Scotland
    3. Has Children John STEWART , in Torry b: ABT 25 MAR 1787 in Wester Torry, Kilmadock, Perthshire, Scotland.  John is described in the Appendix of Stewarts of the South as: "Mr John Stewart, Tenant in Torry, of the Gartnafuaran family, a young well-doing man, 60, same property (Buchanan of Auchlesikine)."  John is mentioned in Mitchell's Monumental Inscriptions, buried with his wife and parents in Callander cemetery: "194 John STEWART, late tenant (at) Wester Torrie, died MAR 1808, age 63, son John 25 JAN 1867, age 78 (and his wife Janet BUCHANAN 24 FEB 1875, age 64, and their son John 11 DEC 1848, age 6 years) JS 1821 SF."  John may be the John Stewart found in 1841 living at Callander #1, age 50, employed as a turner, residing with Janet Stewart, age 50 (sister?), and Janet Stewart, age 20 (sic 30?, wife?) and William Stewart, age 15 (unknown).  John married on 15 DEC 1840 in Callander, Perthshire, Scotland to Janet BUCHANAN b: 1811 in Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  They had the following children:
      1. Has No Children John STEWART b: 1 APR 1842 in Town of Callander, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  John died as a child and is buried in Callander cemetery: 194 John STEWART, late tenant (at) Wester Torrie, died MAR 1808, age 63, son John 25 JAN 1867, age 78 (and his wife Janet BUCHANAN 24 FEB 1875, age 64, and their son John 11 DEC 1848, age 6 years) JS 1821 SF.  Mary is not found in any census records and is presumed to have died in infancy.
      2. Has No Children Mary STEWART b: 1845 in Town of Callander, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
    4. Has No Children James STEWART b: ABT 17 APR 1789 in Torry, Kilmadock, Perthshire, Scotland
    5. Has No Children Daniel STEWART b: ABT 29 MAY 1791 in Torry, Kilmadock, Perthshire, Scotland
    6. Has No Children Peter STEWART b: ABT 31 AUG 1792 in Torry, Kilmadock, Perthshire, Scotland
    7. Has No Children Janet STEWART b: ABT 16 AUG 1795 in Wester Torrie, Kilmadock, Perthshire, Scotland
    8. Has No Children Elisabeth STEWART b: ABT 22 MAY 1799 in Kilmadock, Perthshire, Scotland
    9. Has No Children Margaret STEWART b: ABT 3 SEP 1801 in Wester Torrie, Kilmadock, Perthshire, Scotland
  2. Has No Children Janet STEWART b: 19 MAR 1749 in Easter Brakland, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
  3. Has No Children James STEWART b: 6 AUG 1751 in Easter Brakland, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
  4. Has No Children Donald STEWART b: 24 NOV 1754 in Easter Brackland, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  Donald is presumed to have died BEF 1756 in Easter Brackland, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland prior to the birth of his same-named brother.
  5. Has No Children Donald STEWART b: 5 FEB 1756 in Easter Brackland, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
  6. Has No Children Elisabeth STEWART b: 22 FEB 1759 in Easter Brackland, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
  7. Has No Children Patrick STEWART b: 3 DEC 1763 in Easter Brackland, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
  8. Has No Children Christian STEWART b: 19 JUL 1767 in Easter Brackland, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland

Donald Stewart in Wester Brackland

Has Children Donald STEWART , in Wester Brackland b: 23 AUG 1719 in Aberfoyle, Perthshire, Scotland, shown above as the second son of John Stewart in Wester Brackland and Elizabeth McLaren.  Donald married on 15 JUL 1740 in Callander, Perthshire, Scotland to Janet MCBEATH b: 24 JUN 1710 in Callander, Perthshire, Scotland, daughter of Patrick McBeath and Christian Ferguson.  Donald and Janet had the following children:

  1. Has No Children John STEWART b: ABT 1741 in Wester Brackland, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  There is no record of any birth for this John. He is suggested by onomastics and also by the distinct gap in the birth order of the Donald and Janet's children. He is presumed to have died at birth.
  2. Has No Children Mary STEWART b: 4 MAY 1743 in Wester Brackland, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
  3. Has Children James STEWART , in Wester Torrie b: 14 JAN 1745 in Brackland, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  James is described in Stewarts of the South as: "James Stewart, their cousin, [a] tenant in Wester Torrie [in] Port [of Menteith] parish, [of which] one [of the name of] Buchanan [is the] proprietor [of that property]. [James] has four sons: two with himself and two in the West Indies."  James married on 17 DEC 1785 in Kilmadock, Perthshire, Scotland to Catharine FERGUSON b: ABT 1760 in Kilmadock, Perthshire, Scotland.  They had the following children:
    1. Has No Children Margaret STEWART b: ABT 19 APR 1788 in Buchany, Kilmadock, Perthshire, Scotland
    2. Has Children Daniel/Donald STEWART b: ABT 3 DEC 1789 in Torry, Kilmadock, Perthshire, Scotland  This Daniel is believed but not confirmed to be the Daniel/Donald who married on 13 AND 24 JUL 1824 in Port of Menteith and Callander, Perthshire, Scotland to Margaret FERGUSON b: 1806 in Perthshire, Scotland and had the following children.  In 1841 Donald was residing in Callander and working as an Agricultural Labourer.  This family is not found at all in the 1851 Scotland census and it is suggested that they likely emigrated between 1844-1851.
      1. Has No Children Margaret STEWART b: 25 MAY 1825 in Town of Callander, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
      2. Has No Children James STEWART b: 25 MAY 1825 in Town of Callander, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
      3. Has No Children Catherine STEWART b: 20 OCT 1827 in Lots, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
      4. Has No Children Isabella STEWART b: 10 SEP 1829 in Lots, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
      5. Has No Children Daniel STEWART b: 12 NOV 1832 in Lots, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
      6. Has No Children Peter STEWART b: 10 SEP 1835 in Lots, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
      7. Has No Children John STEWART b: 3 NOV 1837 in Lots, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
      8. Has No Children Walter STEWART b: 16 AUG 1840 in Town of Callander, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
      9. Has No Children William STEWART b: 26 MAR 1844 in Town of Callander, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
    3. Has No Children John STEWART b: 28 JUL 1791 in Wester Torrie, Kilmadock, Perthshire, Scotland
    4. Has Children Katharine STEWART b: ABT 24 APR 1793 in Wester Torrie, Kilmadock, Perthshire, Scotland.  Katharine was the second wife of James Graham in Lenniston. James Graham married firstly to Katharine's second cousin, Janet Stewart, daughter of James Stewart in Wester Brackland, son of Walter Stewart Stewart in Wester Brackland below.
      1. Has Children John GRAHAM b: 28 MAY 1815 in Lenniston, Port of Menteith, Perthshire, Scotland.  John emigrated on 28 January 1839 to Australia..  He was father of:
        1. Has No Children Thomas GRAHAM b: ABT 1840 in Australia.  Thomas Graham was the manager of the Victoria River Downs cattle property in Australia's Northern Territory until his death in 1926. Victoria River Downs, approximately 14,000 square miles in extent, was then the largest cattle run in the world. There's an article on Thomas Graham and his family at http://www.southaustralianhistory.com.au/graham.htm .
      2. Has No Children Duncan Robertson GRAHAM b: 27 JAN 1817 in Lenniston, Port of Menteith, Perthshire, Scotland.  Duncan was a flesher in Glasgow.
      3. Has No Children Mary Simpson GRAHAM b: 25 NOV 1818 in Lenniston, Port of Menteith, Perthshire, Scotland.  Mary emigrated to Melbourne, Victoria, Australia where she married in 1857 to Thomas Wellsby HATTON.
    5. Has No Children James STEWART b: ABT 3 APR 1795 in Wester Torrie, Kilmadock, Perthshire, Scotland. 
    6. Has No Children Janet STEWART b: ABT 19 DEC 1796 in Wester Torrie, Kilmadock, Perthshire, Scotland.  Janet is presumed to have died BEF 1798 in Wester Torrie, Kilmadock, Perthshire, Scotland prior to the birth of her same-named sister.
    7. Has No Children Janet STEWART b: ABT 20 DEC 1798 in Kilmadock, Perthshire, Scotland
    8. Has No Children Mary STEWART b: ABT 22 MAR 1800 in Wester Torrie, Kilmadock, Perthshire, Scotland
    9. Has No Children Walter STEWART b: ABT 24 MAR 1802 in Wester Torrie, Kilmadock, Perthshire, Scotland
    10. Has No Children Elisabeth STEWART b: ABT 15 SEP 1804 in Kilmadock, Perthshire, Scotland
    11. Has No Children Christian STEWART b: ABT 31 JUL 1808 in Kilmadock, Perthshire, Scotland
  4. Has No Children John STEWART b: 17 JAN 1748 in Easter Brackland, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  John is not mentioned in Stewarts of the South and is presumed to have died young or emigrated.
  5. Has Children Patrick STEWART, in Arasaig Mor b: 18 MAY 1750 in Wester Brackland, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  Patrick is described in Stewarts of the South as: "Patrick is in Glengartan (Strathgartney?) in Arasaig mor, [which is] a farm for which he pays 300 or 400 a year [to] Clan Ronald. [He] has four sons." No such place as "Glen Gartan" has been found. The best guess is Strath Gartney. No farm named Arasaig Mor has been found.  Patrick married on 21 NOV 1779 in Kilmadock, Perthshire, Scotland Mary MCGRIGOR b: ABT 1750 in Perthshire, Scotland.  They had the following family:
    1. Has No Children John STEWART b: ABT 28 JUN 1773 in Daldorn, Kilmadock, Perthshire, Scotland.  John does not fit the onomastics for this family.  As John's birth predates his parents' marriage by six years then it is likely that he was either illegitimate or belongs to another couple of the same name.  However the OPR does not list his birth as "natural" and he does fit geographically.
    2. Has No Children Ann STEWART b: ABT 21 MAY 1780 in Argaty, Kilmadock, Perthshire, Scotland
    3. Has No Children Daniel STEWART b: ABT 31 MAR 1782 in Kincardine By Doune, Perthshire, Scotland
    4. Has No Children Robert STEWART b: ABT 8 FEB 1784 in Kincardine By Doune, Perthshire, Scotland
    5. Has No Children Elisabeth STEWART b: ABT 11 JUN 1786 in Kincardine By Doune, Perthshire, Scotland
    6. Has No Children Margaret STEWART b: ABT 25 NOV 1787 in Hole of Torrie, Kilmadock, Perthshire, Scotland
  6. Has Children Donald STEWART , in Buchany b: 28 NOV 1752 in Wester Brackland, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  Donald is described in Stewarts of the South as: "Donald, his brother, who was [a] tenant in the same farm, left four sons: two of them with his mother, one in the West Indies and one a wright in Stirling."  Donald married on 3 FEB 1776 in Kincardine by Doune, Perthshire, Scotland to Janet MCGREGOR b: ABT 1750 in Perthshire, Scotland.  They had the following family:
    1. Has No Children Donald STEWART b: ABT 8 DEC 1776 in Buchany, Kilmadock, Perthshire, Scotland
    2. Has No Children May STEWART b: ABT 21 MAR 1779 in Kilmadock, Perthshire, Scotland
    3. Has No Children James STEWART b: ABT 25 JUL 1781 in Buchany, Kilmadock, Perthshire, Scotland
    4. Has No Children Alexander STEWART b: ABT 7 FEB 1784 in Buchany, Kilmadock, Perthshire, Scotland
    5. Has No Children Janet STEWART b: 23 MAR 1789 in Buchany, Kilmadock, Perthshire, Scotland
  7. Has No Children Robert STEWART b: 18 NOV 1755 in Wester Brackland, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  Robert is described in Stewarts of the South as: "Robert, another of these brothers, [is] in the West Indies, in affluent circumstances and married with a large family."

Walter Stewart in Wester Brackland

Has Children Walter STEWART , in Wester Brackland b: 12 OCT 1721 in Auchenlarich (Auchenlaich), Callander, Perthshire, Scotland, shown above as the third son of John Stewart in Wester Brackland and Elizabeth McLaren.  Walter married on 26 AUG 1748 in Callander, Perthshire, Scotland to Christian MCARTHUR b: 7 APR 1732 in Callander, Perthshire, Scotland, daughter of John McArthur and Janet King.  Christian's sister, Janet McArthur, married Walter's younger half-brother James Stewart in Doune, below.  Walter and Christian had the following family:

  1. Has No Children Elizabeth STEWART b: 23 NOV 1750 in Wester Brakland, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  Elizabeth is presumed to have died young prior to the birth of her same-named sister in 1776.
  2. Has Children John STEWART , in Bogton b: 15 MAR 1753 in Wester Brakland, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  John is described in Stewarts of the South as: "John Stewart tenant in the lots of Greenock in the ancient Barony of Callendar, formerly belonged to the family of Perth now to a gentleman from Edinr of the name of Hunter - has four sons two with himself and two in the W Indies, the one of which made a fortune." And in the Appendix to Stewarts of the South as "Mr John Stewart Bogton south from Callr a brother to the above [Walter and James] a rather better character."  John married on 19 MAR 1781 in Callander, Perthshire, Scotland to Catherine STEWART b: ABT 1760 in Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  She is suspected to have been born/bap 17/21 APR 1758 in Duart in Glenfinglas, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland as the daughter of Walter Stewart 10th of Gartnufuaran and Janet Stewart (above), but this relationship is not confirmed.  John and Catharine had the following children:
    1. Has No Children Walter STEWART b: 15 JAN 1782 in Callander Village, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
      Farmland
      Near Lots. We don't have a photo of Lots, but this is Claish farm, right next door.  Presumably they would be similar. (Lots/Lotts, Boglots, and Bogton are believed to be all the same place.)
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    2. Has Children John STEWART in Lotts b: ABT 1786 in Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  No birth record has been found for John. Census records give John's birth between 1786-1788. It is not confirmed that this John is a son of John Stewart in Bogton. However, this John is found in census and OPR records having children in Lotts of Callander (i.e. Boglot or Bogton). This John is also a perfect chronological and onomastic match to be the second son of John Stewart in Bogton. And there is a significant gap between the first and second documented children of John Stewart in Bogton into which this John easily fits.  John is found in 1841-1861 census records residing at the West Main House at the Lotts of Callander and working as a farmer.  John married on 22 AND 28 JAN 1825 in Callander and Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland to Elizabeth MCRUER b: ABT 11 OCT 1801 in Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland, daughter of Archibald MacRuir and Janet King.  John and Elizabeth had the following family:
      1. Has No Children John STEWART b: 24 JAN 1825 in Lotts, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
      2. Has Children Janet STEWART b: 8 JAN 1828 in Boglott, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  In 1861 Janet was residing with her husband and family in Invertrossachs, Port of Menteith, Perthshire, Scotland.  Her son John was residing with her parents in Lotts.  Janet married on 21 FEB 1852 in Callander, Perthshire, Scotland to George ROBERTSON b: 1830 in Kincardine by Doune, Perthshire, Scotland.  They had the following children:
        1. Has No Children John ROBERTSON b: 11 AUG 1854 in Town of Callander, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
        2. Has No Children Elisabeth ROBERTSON b: 9 JUN 1856 in Port of Menteith, Perthshire, Scotland
        3. Has No Children Stuart McNaughton ROBERTSON b: 16 AUG 1858 in Port of Menteith, Perthshire, Scotland
        4. Has No Children Janet ROBERTSON b: 7 DEC 1860 in Port of Menteith, Perthshire, Scotland
        5. Has No Children George ROBERTSON b: 19 APR 1863 in Port of Menteith, Perthshire, Scotland
      3. Has No Children Archibald STEWART b: 5 JAN 1830 in Boglott, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
      4. Has No Children Walter STEWART b: 28 JUL 1832 in Boglott, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
      5. Has No Children Alexander STEWART b: 1 NOV 1834 in Boglott, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
      6. Has No Children Catherine STEWART b: 8 JAN 1837 in Boglott, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
      7. Has No Children Elizabeth Brown STEWART b: 1 MAY 1839 in Boglott, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
      8. Has No Children Daniel Brown STEWART b: 10 JAN 1842 in Boglott, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
      9. Has No Children Christina Brown STEWART b: 1 SEP 1844 in Boglott, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
    3. Has Children Christian STEWART b: 15 NOV 1788 in (exact place not given in the OPR) Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  Christian married on 22 JAN 1813 in Kippen, Stirling, Scotland to William MCQUEEN b: ABT 16 AUG 1772 in Kilmadock, Perthshire, Scotland, son of Daniel McQueen and Janet McGibbon.  Christian and William had the following children:
      1. Has No Children Catharine MCQUEEN b: ABT 2 JAN 1814 in Kippen, Stirling, Scotland
      2. Has No Children Janet MCQUEEN b: ABT 23 DEC 1816 in Kippen, Stirling, Scotland
      3. Has No Children Daniel MCQUEEN b: ABT 15 NOV 1818 in Kippen, Stirling, Scotland
      4. Has No Children Christian MCQUEEN b: ABT 25 JAN 1820 in Kippen, Stirling, Scotland
      5. Has No Children Mary MCQUEEN b: ABT 11 AUG 1822 in Kippen, Stirling, Scotland
      6. Has No Children William MCQUEEN b: ABT 13 NOV 1825 in Kippen, Stirling, Scotland
      7. Has No Children John MCQUEEN b: ABT 16 MAR 1828 in Kippen, Stirling, Scotland
      8. Has No Children Peter MCQUEEN b: ABT 16 MAY 1830 in Kippen, Stirling, Scotland
      9. Has No Children Jean MCQUEEN b: ABT 4 NOV 1832 in Kippen, Stirling, Scotland
    4. Has No Children Alexander STEWART b: 5 DEC 1790 in Boglott, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  Alexander is presumed to have died prior to the birth of his same-named brother in 1793.
    5. Has No Children Alexander STEWART b: 12 APR 1793 in Garchoney, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
    6. Has No Children Jane STEWART b: 22 JUL 1795 in Boglott, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
    7. Has No Children Son STEWART, abt 1797
  3. Has No Children Patrick STEWART b: 3 JUN 1755 in Wester Brakland, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  Patrick is presumed to have died prior to the birth of his same-named brother in 1767.
  4. Has Children James STEWART , in Brackland b: 22 JUL 1757 in Wester Brakland, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland  James is described in Stewarts of the South as: "James Stewart, [a] tenant in Bracklin [in] Callendar [on the] Earl of Moray's property, [which is] the best farm in the farthest east of the parish. [James] has seven sons." James is listed in the Appendix of Stewarts of the South as: "Mr James Stewart, Tenant [in] Easter Bracklend, of the Gartnafuaran family, a very indifferent character, cheap rent 75, Earl of Murray's property, Callander parish." James is identified in Mitchell's Monumental Inscriptions for Callander Cemetery: "196 - by ------- STEWART in Bracklinn, in memory of (his) wife) Catharine McQueen 12 OCT 1828, age 62; James STEWART, farmer in Bracklinn died 12 MAY 1837, age 73."  James married on 23 FEB 1788 in Kilmadock, Perthshire, Scotland to Katharine MCQUEEN b: ABT 14 AUG 1764 in The Heads, Kilmadock, Perthshire, Scotland, daughter of John McQueen in The Heads and Janet Stewart.  Janet Stewart was the sister of John Stewart, 3rd of Craigton who "tried unsuccessfully to claim her father's estate from her lunatic brother."  Janet Stewart was also the grand-daughter of James Stewart, 4th of Ardvorlich.  James Stewart in Brackland and Katharine McQueen had the following children:
    1. Has Children Janet STEWART b: 1 NOV 1788 in Brackland, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  Janet married on 6 AUG 1808 in Callander, Perthshire, Scotland to James GRAHAM, in Lenniston b: ABT DEC 1784 in Patrickston, Gargunnock, Perthshire, Scotland, son of Archibald Graham in Nether Glenny and Mary Stewart.  He was known as "Old James Graham".  Mary Stewart was the daughter of James Stewart, 1st of Lorrachan (Branch V of the Stewarts of Glenbuckie) Descendants of this family have the distinct honour of being descended from all four of the major branches of the Stewarts of Balquhidder, including the Stewarts of Ardvorlich, Glenbuckie, Gartnafuaran and Annat.  Janet Stewart and James Graham had the following children:
      1. Has Children Archibald GRAHAM b: 11 JUN 1809 in Lenniston, Port of Menteith, Perthshire, Scotland.  Archibald married Janet MCINTYRE b: ABT 1810 in Scotland.  They were parents of:
        1. Has No Children James GRAHAM b: 17 DEC 1831 in Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland.  James emigrated to Melbourne, Australia.
      2. Has No Children James GRAHAM b: 15 OCT 1812 in Lenniston, Port of Menteith, Perthshire, Scotland
      3. Has No Children Catherine GRAHAM b: NOV 1813 in Lenniston, Port of Menteith, Perthshire, Scotland

      Janet's husband, James Graham, married secondly on 21 MAY 1814 in Callander and Port of Monteith, Perthshire, Scotland to Janet's second cousin, Katharine STEWART b: ABT 24 APR 1793 in Wester Torrie, Kilmadock, Perthshire, Scotland, daughter of James Stewart in Wester Torrie, above.

    2. Has No Children Walter STEWART b: 2 JAN 1791 in Brackland, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  Walter was a student of Divinity who had completed his studies, been licensed to preach, been presented to a congregation, and tragically died only a week before he was due to be ordained.  Walter is described in Stewarts of the South as: "James [sic "Walter"], [who is] a minister who got a parish from the Earl of Moray in the North (that of Alloa) [sic "Alves"]; the first Stewarts that ever had a presentation from that family."  The confusion in Stewarts of the South between Walter and James arises because Walter's brother James was also a student of Divinity who also died prior to ordination.  Walter is described in the Fasti Ecclesia for Alves parish in the presbytery of Elgin as follows: "Walter Stuart, licensed by the Presbytery of Dunblane, a probationer resident in Edinburgh; was presented by Francis, Earl of Moray, before 3rd Nov. 1818.  He died at Elgin, 27th April 1819, his ordination having been fixed for 6th May."  Walter's burial is recorded in Mitchell's Monumental Inscriptions in Callander cemetery: "195 by Alexander STUART, in memory of (his) brother Walter, died at Elgin 27 APR 1819, age 23, and brother James (a student) in Divinity died (at) Bracklinn 29 APR 1822, age 25."
    3. Has Children John STEWART , in Easter Brackland b: ABT 24 MAR 1793 in Brackland, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  John is shown in Stewarts of the South as a son of James Stewart in Brackland and is described as: "John, [who] resides with himself."  In 1851 John was residing with his family in Middle Brackland and is shown as a farmer of 250 acres employing 3 men.  John married on 8 FEB 1834 in Killin, Perthshire, Scotland to Margaret CAMPBELL b: ABT 1805 in Aberfoyle, Perthshire, Scotland.  They had the following children:
      1. Has No Children Catharine STEWART b: 15 JAN 1836 in Easter Brackland, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
      2. Has No Children Margaret STEWART b: 15 JUN 1838 in Easter Brackland, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
      3. Has No Children Christian STEWART b: 16 MAY 1840 in Easter Brackland, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
      4. Has No Children Sarah Brown STEWART b: 12 AUG 1842 in Easter Brackland, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
      5. Has No Children James STEWART b: 25 FEB 1844 in Easter Brackland, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
      6. Has No Children Janet STEWART b: 6 OCT 1846 in Easter Brackland, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
      7. Has No Children Jean Young STEWART b: 28 OCT 1848 in Easter Brackland, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
      8. Has No Children Charles STEWART b: 28 JUL 1850 in Easter Brackland, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
      'Drumloist', Drumloist Road
      Drumloist
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    4. Has No Children Archibald STEWART, in Drumloist, b: 17 JAN 1795 in Brackland, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  Archibald is described in Stewarts of the South as: "Archibald, [a] tacksman of ?Drim-losgt (handwriting illegible) [Drumloist in the Braes of Doune], [in] Doune parish.  Rent 120. Earl of Moray's property."  Census and IGI records confirm that Archibald moved with his family firstly to Arbroath, Angus, Scotland and later to Rosebank Cottage, St. Vigeans, Angus, Scotland where he worked as a grocer and spirit dealer and later became Dean of the Guild of Grocers.  Archibald married on 20 AND 25 JUL 1828 in Kincardine by Doune and Callander, Perthshire, Scotland to Mary CARRICK b: 1802 in Kincardine, Perthshire, Scotland.  They had the following children:
      1. Has No Children James STEWART b: 27 JAN 1830 in Drumloist, Kilmadock, Perthshire, Scotland
      2. Has No Children Charles STEWART b: 8 APR 1832 in Drumloist, Kilmadock, Perthshire, Scotland.  he moved to Perth and married Elizabeth Murie and later emigrated to Australia.  This line is being discussed here:

        http://www.hostmybb.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=352&mforum=stewart

      3. Has No Children Walter STEWART b: 23 MAR 1835 in Drumbain, Kilmadock, Perthshire, Scotland.  In 1851 Walter was residing with his uncle David Stewart in Taybank, Bridgend, Kinnoull, Perthshire, Scotland and working as a bank clerk.
      4. Has No Children John Carrick STEWART b: 11 FEB 1836 in Drumloist, Kilmadock, Perthshire, Scotland
      5. Has No Children Mary Johnson STEWART b: 26 MAY 1838 in Arbroath, Angus, Scotland
      6. Has No Children Catherine MacQueen STEWART b: 1 JUL 1840 in Arbroath, Angus, Scotland
      7. Has No Children Christina STEWART b: 26 AUG 1844 in Arbroath, Angus, Scotland
    5. Has No Children James STEWART b: 11 DEC 1796 in Easter Brackland, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  According to Stewarts of the South, James was a "schoolmaster in Aberfoyle". However, Mitchell's Monumental Inscriptions indicates that James was also (or subsequently) a student of Divinity.  James' burial is recorded in Mitchell's Monumental Inscriptions in Callander cemetery: "195 by Alexander STUART, in memory of (his) brother Walter, died at Elgin 27 APR 1819, age 23, and brother James (a student) in Divinity died (at) Bracklinn 29 APR 1822, age 25."
    6. Has No Children Alexander STEWART b: 23 MAR 1801 in Brackland, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  Alexander is described in Stewarts of the South as one of James' two younger sons who were "at their education [and are] intended for the learned professions."  It is believed that Alexander never married.  He died ABT 1852 in Brackland, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.
    7. Has No Children Katherine STEWART b: 1 MAR 1803 in Brackland, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  In 1851, Katherine was residing with her brother David's family. It is presumed that she never married.
    8. Has No Children Peter STEWART b: 28 MAR 1805 in Brackland, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  Peter is described in Stewarts of the South as one of James' two younger sons who were "at their education [and are] intended for the learned professions."  He has not been found in Scottish census records.
    9. Has Children David STEWART b: 11 MAR 1810 in Brackland, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland  Baptism date not given in OPR. David is described in Stewarts of the South as a son "under age". In 1851 David has his sister Catherine (b 1803 in Callander) and his nephew Walter (b 1834 in Kilmadock, son of Archibald) residing with him and his family. It would appear that David followed in his brother Archibald's footsteps initially and was employed in 1851 as a Grocer in Kinnoul. However in 1861 he had returned to his family roots of farming and was maintaining a farm in Mains of Huntingtown, Tibbermore, Perthshire, Scotland and employing 5 men.  In 1851 David's sister Katherine and nephew Walter Stewart were residing with them confirming the correct identification of this family.  David married on 1 AND 2 MAR 1840 in Kinnoul and Perth, Perthshire, Scotland to Christian FORRESTER b: 17 APR 1803 in Perth, Perthshire, Scotland, daughter of David Forrester and Janet Young.  David and Christian had the following children:
      1. Has No Children David Henry STEWART b: 20 JUL 1842 in Perth, Perthshire, Scotland. David was employed with his father.
      2. Has No Children Catherine Jane STEWART b: 6 AUG 1845 in Perth, Perthshire, Scotland.  Catherine is not found with her parents in 1851 or 1861 and is presumed to have died young.
  5. Has No Children Janet STEWART b: 21 OCT 1759 in Wester Brakland, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
  6. Has Children Alexander STEWART , in Easter Brackland b: 23 MAR 1761 in Wester Brakland, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  Alexander is described in Stewarts of the South as: "Alexander Stewart, his brother, [who is a] tenant in Bracklin. [He] has three sons under age." Alexander is described in the Appendix to Stewarts of the South as: "Mr Alexander Stewart, his [James'] brother, same farm (tenant in Easter Brackland), a rather better character, 75." Alexander is listed in Mitchell's Monumental Inscriptions for Callander Cemetery: "224 1851 Francis STEWART, farmer (in) Brackland, in memory of (his) mother Mary AITKEN, 17 FEB 1843, age 75; brother James 5 JUN 1847, Alexander STEWART 11 OCT 1851, age (20 or 90)." Baptismal records can be found for only one of Alexander's children. Alexander's son, Francis, is found in census records. There is a gap where his first son should be, thus Walter is suggested as the name of his first son. Walter has not been found in census records.  Alexander married on 17 MAR 1805 in Callander, Perthshire, Scotland to Margaret AITKIN b: ABT 1775 in Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  They had the following children:
    1. Has No Children Walter STEWART, b. ABT 1806 in Easter Brackland, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  There is no record of Alexander's birth, however Stewarts of the South says that Walter's father, Alexander, had three sons under age at the time of authorship (ca. 1815-1820).  Alexander would certainly have named his first son Walter.  Walter has not been found in census records.  The fact that his younger brother, Francis, appears to have inherited the farm would suggest that Walter died young.

      Possible first marriage: Alexander STEWART and Margaret STEWART m 30 JAN/5 FEB 1796 in Aberfoyle and Callander (Alexander from Aberfoyle, Margaret from Callander)

      1. Elizabeth STEWART, bap 5 JUL 1797 in Aberfoyle
      2. Walter STEWART, b/bap. 29 APR/2 MAY 1799 in Aberfoyle
    2. Has Children Francis STEWART , in Easter Brackland b: ABT 1808 in Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  Francis married on 9 FEB 1850 in Callander, Perthshire, Scotland to Hellen MCNAB b: ABT 1825 in Callander, Perthshire, Scotland, probably daughter of an unidentified John McNab.  Francis continued on the farm of Easter Brackland where he had 300 acres and employed up to 4 men.  Francis and Helen had the following children:
      1. Has No Children William STEWART b: 18 JUN 1851 in Easter Brackland, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
      2. Has No Children Elizabeth STEWART b: 28 OCT 1853 in Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
      3. Has No Children John McNab STEWART b: 30 MAR 1856 in Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
    3. Has No Children Christian STEWART b: 28 JUL 1809 in Brackland, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
    4. Has No Children James STEWART b: 11 FEB 1812 in Easter Brackland, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
  7. Has No Children David STEWART b: 26 MAR 1763 in Wester Brakland, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
  8. Has No Children Christian STEWART b: 10 MAY 1765 in Wester Brakland, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
  9. Has No Children Patrick STEWART b: 25 SEP 1767 in Wester Brakland, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  Patrick's birth is double registered on 15 OCT 1767 in Wester Brackland, Callander.
  10. Has No Children Jean STEWART b: 26 MAY 1769 in Wester Brakland, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  She is believed (but not confirmed) to be the Jean Stewart who m 5 JUN 1795 in Callander, Perthshire, Scotland (both in Callander parish) to Archibald MCLAREN and had:
    1. John MCLAREN, b/bap 16 MAR/8 APR 1797 in Kilmahog, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
    2. James MCLAREN, b/bap 13/14 OCT 1798 in Kilmahog, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
    3. Walter MCLAREN, b/bap 9/15 JUN 1800 in Kilmahog, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
    4. Helen MCLAREN, b/bap 25 FEB/7 MAR 1802 in Kilmahog, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
    5. Christian MCLAREN, bap 20/27 SEP 1804 in Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
    6. Archibald MCLAREN, b/bap 16/30 AUG 1805 in Kilmahog, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland. He is believed to be the Archibald McLaren who married Margaret CAMPBELL, dtr of Mary Stewart and Peter Campbell from Gartnafuran Branch IV, Line1 in Lower Duart.
    7. Margaret MCLAREN, bap 5 JUN 1809 in Kilmahog, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
  11. Has No Children Margaret STEWART b: 26 OCT 1771 in Brackland, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
  12. Has No Children Elisabeth STEWART b: 3 APR 1776 in Easter Brackland, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland

Research leads

Robert STEWART b: ABT 1700 in Callander, Perthshire, Scotland (parents unknown), married on 6 JUN 1728 in Callander, Perthshire, Scotland to Mary MCRUER (alias MCGREGOR) b: ABT 1700 in Callander, Perthshire, Scotland, (parents unknown).  Children:

  1. Has No Children John STEWART b: 5 SEP 1729 in Miltown of Strathgartney, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
  2. Has No Children Margaret STEWART b: 11 APR 1731 in Dreppan, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland (Mother: Janet McRewer)
  3. Has Children Isabell STEWART b: 8 AUG 1732 in Dreppan, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  Married, 17 APR 1766 in Callander, Perthshire, Scotland to Dougall MCLAREN b: 19 JUL 1736 in Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  Children:
    1. Has Children Archibald MCLAREN , in Coronach & Ardchullery b: 19 FEB 1767 in Cornich, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  He married on 30 JUL 1802 in Callander, Perthshire, Scotland to Margaret STEWART b: ABT 9 OCT 1779 in Duart, Glenfinglas, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland, daughter of James Stewart and Mary Stewart in Duart, Glen Finglas (Invernahyle Branch).
      1. Has No Children Dougald MCLAREN b: 28 JUN 1806 in Cornich, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland. m. Janet "Jessie Dullater" STEWART, dtr of Duncan Stewart in Auchnahard (Bains of Glen Finglas)
    2. Has No Children Robert MCLAREN b: 26 FEB 1769 in Cornich, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
    3. Has No Children Janet MCLAREN b: 13 MAR 1771 in Cornich, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
    4. Has No Children Mary MCLAREN b: 5 FEB 1773 in Cornich, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
    5. Has No Children James MCLAREN b: 25 MAR 1775 in Cornich, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
    6. Has No Children Margaret MCLAREN b: 21 JUN 1777 in Cornich, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
    7. Has No Children Donald MCLAREN b: 8 JAN 1780 in Cornich, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
    8. Has No Children Dougal MCLAREN b: 15 JUN 1782 in Cornich, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.

 

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