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Stewart of Glenbuckie Branch III

Clan Sliochd Sheumais mhic Alistir mhic Dhunachy of
The Stewarts of Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland

A Cadet Branch of the Stewarts of Glenbuckie
Including one of the Stewart families in Ardcheanochdan
Connected to the Stewarts in Glen Finglas

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Contents

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Contents of this page

  1. Introduction
  2. III Branch - Clan Sliochd Sheumais mhic Alistir mhic Dhunachy
  3. The Origin of Clan Sliochd Sheumais mhic Alistir mhic Dhunachy
  4. Alexander STEWART 3rd of Ardcheanochdan
  5. 1 Line - Alexander Stewart in Ardcheanochdan
  6. 2 Line - Stewarts in Coireachrombie
    1. John STEWART in Ardcheanochdan and Corriechrombie
    2. Alexander Stewart in Corriechrombie
  7. 3 Line - in Aldannabreach, Duart and Wester Brig o Turk
  8. 4 Line - in Duart
  9. Research Leads
  10. Personal Data Pages (GEDCOM)
  11. Legend
  12. Contact:

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  1. Stewarts of Balquhidder Research Group Home Page
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  3. Stewarts of Balquhidder Principal Families

    1. Stewarts of Ardvorlich

    2. Stewarts of Glenbuckie

      1. Stewart of Ledcreich

      2. Stewart of Glenbuckie Branch II

      3. Stewart of Glenbuckie Branch III

      4. Stewart of Glenbuckie Branch IV

      5. Stewart of Glenbuckie Branch V

      6. Stewart of Glenbuckie Branch VI

      7. Stewart of Glenbuckie Branch VII

      8. Stewart of Glenbuckie Branch VIII

      9. Stewart of Glenbuckie Branch IX

      10. Stewart of Glenbuckie Branch X

    3. Stewarts of Gartnafuaran

    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 of Sliochd Sheumais mhic Alistir mhic Dhunachy were a cadet branch of the Stewarts of Glenbuckie.  Please refer to the Glenbuckie page for a full introduction.  This family also had one cadet line who resided in Ardcheanochdan near the foot of Glen Finglas.  Please refer to the Stewarts in Glen Finglas page for a full introduction to the Glen Finglas Stewarts.

III Branch - Clan Sliochd Sheumais mhic Alistir mhic Dhunachy

In Ardcheanochdan


Ardcheanochdan
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Beside Loch Achray
An Tigh Mor ("The Big House") formerly the Trossachs Hotel on the site of the former settlement of Ardcheanochdan, now converted to private luxury apartments.
Above is Bealach Grodaich "The Pass of the Ugly Field" (the pass into the back of the former settlement of Grodich in Glen Finglas)
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III Branch of the Stewarts of Glenbuckie resided primarily at Ardcheanochdan in Strathgartney on the north shore of Loch Achray (as shown in the map above).  The farmstead of Ardcheanochdan is long gone and in its place now stands An Tigh Mor ("The Big House"), formerly The Trossachs Hotel and now a luxury condominium. (Shown in the photo at right.)

Ardcheanochdan derives from the Gaelic ard cean nan cnocan which means "height of the head of the little hill".  It is pronounced "arst-kee-an-nochk-kan" (with the emphasis on the underlined syllables.) (Note: the 'chd' is pronounced as 'chk'.)

The lands of Ardcheanochan in Strathgartney were held at the end of the 15th century by Patrick Stewart, youngest son of James Beag Stewart, 1st of Baldorran.  Patrick also acquired the lands of nearby Blairgarry.  He had a son, Robert, styled as "of Blairgarry" in 1502.

According to Stewarts of the South, Ardcheanochdan was divided into four portions and was shared by four tenant families, including this family, and Branch III of the Stewarts of Gartnafuaran.

At the close of the description of this family in Stewarts of the South, the author says:

This finishes the first Branch of Sliochd Sheumais Mhic Alastir mhic Dhunachy, a real friendly & Clanish Branch.

It is here that we find the patronymic for this clan: Sliochd Sheumais mhic Alistir mhic Dhunachy which means "Children of James son of Alexander son of Duncan."  This patronymic is very helpful in helping us identify the origins and first three generations of this family as it tells us that the family descends from a James Stewart who was the son of an Alexander Stewart who was in turn the son of a Duncan Stewart of the Stewarts of Glenbuckie family.  The Duncan in question is believed to be Duncan Stewart, 5th of Glenbuckie, which would mean that this family descends from Duncan's son Alexander and his son James. 

However the patronymic can be interpreted two ways, as the Duncan in question could also be Duncan Stewart, son of Duncan Stewart, 5th of Glenbuckie.  A convincing case can be made for either interpretation.

Stewarts of the South opens its description of this branch with the following:

Duncan Stewart, brother to Iain Du Beg of Glenbuckie had three sons.

The Iain Du Beg mentioned here is John Dubh Beag Stewart, natural son of Duncan Stewart, 5th of Glenbuckie (shown in the table below).  This reference would seem to imply that III Branch descends from Duncan Stewart, son of Duncan Stewart, 5th of Glenbuckie.  However, the line from Stewarts of the South seems linguistically out of place in its present location and it's possible that it may actually be the closing line from the previous section for Branch II which covers the descendants of John Dubh Beag Stewart, rather than the opening line of Branch III.  As such it may only mean that John Dubh Beag Stewart's younger brother Duncan had three sons.  It may not be intended to infer that those sons were the progenitors of Branch III.

The following table shows the two possible interpretations of the clan patronymic, with two the different Duncans each having a son named Alexander and a grandson named James (thus "James son of Alexander, son of Duncan").  The two possible interpretations are shown by the blue and red:

Duncan STEWART , 5th (7th) of Glenbuckie had the following legitimate sons:

  1. Has Children John Dubh (Mor) STEWART , in Glen Finglas and 6th (8th) of Glenbuckie
  2. Has Children Walter STEWART, Forester of Menteith in Benvenue

Duncan had the following natural (illegitimate) sons:

  1. Has Children John Dubh Beag STEWART, of Muirlaggan and Ledcreich

  2. Has Children Duncan STEWART

    1. Alexander STEWART (son of Duncan)
      1. James STEWART (son of Alexander, son of Duncan)
  3. Has Children Alexander STEWART (son of Duncan), 1st of Ardcheanochdan

    1. James STEWART (son of Alexander, son of Duncan)

  4. Has No Children Patrick STEWART

The argument in favour of the red interpretation is that the author of Stewarts of the South opens this section by making reference to Duncan Stewart, brother of John Dubh Beag Stewart, mentioning that Duncan had three sons, thus implying that one of those sons was Alexander from whom this family descends.

The argument in favour of the blue interpretation is that it makes more sense to name a clan patronymic after the head of a major family rather than naming it after one of his younger illegitimate sons.  Thus, given the choice between deriving the patronymic from Duncan Stewart, 5th of Glenbuckie, or his illegitimate son, Duncan Stewart, it seems preferable to draw the descent from the father, Duncan Stewart, 5th of Glenbuckie.  It is on this basis alone that we presently prefer the blue interpretation.  Gordon MacGregor is his book, The Landed Families of Strathearn, favours the red interpretation.  Both are possible.

The Ardvorlich History mentions the following two persons in Ardcheanochan:

1717- Alexander in Ardkindachrechan
1737- John in Al'dkinakrokan

The following reference has just been discovered and may be the source of the preceding 1717 reference:

Callander OPR: 1717; Alexander Steuart in Glenfinglas and Mary McGrigor in Ardoheanibrockar had a son (begotten in Fornication) born 10th and baptised 18th October called James

Mitchell's Monumental Inscriptions for Southern Perthshire contains no monumental inscriptions that appear to match this family.

The Origin of Clan Sliochd Sheumais mhic Alistir mhic Dhunachy

We show the origin of this family as:

Has Children Alexander STEWART 1st of Ardcheanochdan b: ABT 1589 in Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland as a natural son of Duncan Stewart, 5th of Glenbuckie.  A challenging reading of Stewarts of the South seems to indicate that Alexander was patriarch of III Branch Sliochd Sheumais mhic Alistir mhic Dhunachy or "Children of James son of Alexander son of Duncan"; IV Branch "Craiglevan Stewarts", a.k.a. Sliochd Dhonal mhic Alastair mhic Dhonachie, or "Children of Donald son of Alexander son of Duncan", and referred to as "Donald Stewart brother to foresaid James"; and V Branch "Lorrachan Stewarts", described as descended from "James McAlistir foresaid".  Thus, these three branches descend from James and his brother Donald who were both sons of Alexander, son of Duncan.  The key question is from which Duncan do they descend?  There are two clear possibilities: 1. Duncan, 5th of Glenbuckie, in which case the son Alexander would be this Alexander and the James and Donald would be his sons; or 2. Duncan, son of Duncan, 5th of Glenbuckie, in which case the descendant branches shown here would descend from this Alexander's brother Duncan.  There is no sure way to tell which is correct.  One must ask which makes more sense, that a clan would name itself after the estate laird or after his third son?  Either is possible.  The first is preferred on the basis of pure logic.  However Stewarts of the South introduces Branch III with the following: "Duncan Stewart, brother to Iain Du Beg of Glenbuckie, had three sons."  This would seem to imply that Branches III, IV & V descend from Duncan, son of Duncan 5th of Glenbuckie as MacGregor shows.  At present, these three lines descending from Alexander, son of Duncan, 5th of Glenbuckie.  Thus we suggest that Alexander had the following sons:

  1. Has No Children "Duncan" STEWART b: ABT 1615 in Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  There is no documentary evidence to support the existence of this Duncan. He is suggested by onomastics only. If he existed at all then it is suggested that he probably died young.
  2. Has Children James mac Alasdair mhic Donnachaidh STEWART 2nd of Ardcheanochdan and 1st of Edraleachdach b: ABT 1620 in Glenfinglas, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  James is tentatively accounted as 2nd of Ardcheanochdan and 1st of Edraleachdach. He went by the patronymic of "Sheumais mac Alasdair mhic Donnachaidh". James is described in Stewarts of the South as the III Branch Sliochd Sheumais mhic Alistir mhic Dhunachy or "Children of James son of Alexander son of Duncan" and V Branch "Lorrachan Stewarts", described as descended from "James McAlistir foresaid".  It is suggested that James likely resided in Ardcheanochdan on what is believed to be his family's 1/8 portion of the Glenfinglas holding. It is believed he also either inherited or acquired the estate of Edraleachdach in Upper Strathgartney and that he divided these two estates between his eldest sons.  He was the father of:
    1. Has Children Alexander STEWART 3rd of Ardcheanochdan b: ABT 1645 in Glenfinglas, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.
      1. Alexander's information and descendants are presented below
    2. Has Children Donald STEWART 2nd of Edralechdach b: ABT 1650 in Glenfinglas, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.
      1. Donald's information and descendants are presented on the V Branch "Lorrachan Stewarts" page.
  3. Has Children Donald mac Alastair STEWART, in Craiglevan, b: ABT 1635 in Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland,
    1. Donald's information and descendants are presented on the IV Branch "Craiglevan Stewarts" page.

Alexander STEWART 3rd of Ardcheanochdan

Has Children Alexander STEWART 3rd of Ardcheanochdan b: ABT 1645 in Glenfinglas, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland, shown above as a son of James mac Alasdair mhic Donnachaidh Stewart, 2nd of Ardcheanochdan and 1st of Edraleachdach.  Alexander is described in Stewarts of the South as the patriarch of the Stewarts of Glenbuckie III Branch Sliochd Sheumais mhic Alistir mhic Dhunachy or "Children of James son of Alexander son of Duncan". This family appears to have inherited one of the 1/8 portions of Glenfinglas and seems to have resided primarily in Ardcheanochdan in Strathgartney.  Alexander is suggested as the father of:

  1. Has Children Alexander STEWART 4th of Ardcheanochdan b: ABT 1675 in Ardcheanochdan, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
    1. Alexander's information and descendants are presented below under 1 Line.
  2. Has Children Son STEWART of Glenbuckie Branch III.2 b: ABT 1678 in Ardcheanochdan, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.
    1. His information and descendants are presented below under 2 Line.
  3. Has Children John? STEWART b: ABT 1680 in Ardcheanochdan, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  John's name is not confirmed. He is suggested by onomastics. He is suggested as the patriarch of Lines 3, 4 & 5. (Lines 3 & 5 are duplicate lines.)  He is suggested as the father of:
    1. Has Children Son STEWART of Glenbuckie Branch III.3 b: ABT 1705 in Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
      1. His information and descendants are presented below under 3 Line.
    2. Has Children Son STEWART of Glenbuckie Branch III.4 b: ABT 1710 in Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
      1. His information and descendants are presented below under 4 Line.

1 Line - Alexander Stewart in Ardcheanochdan

This line is described in Stewarts of the South as:

Alexander, his successor (shown in the original as 1 Line, likely the reference means that Alexander was the lineal heir to James son of Alexander son of Duncan after whom this branch is named.  But it is unclear if this Alexander is identical to the next Alexander in Ardcheanchnock, just below, or whether this Alexander is the father of the next three.)

  1. Alexander Stewart late tacksman [in] Ardcheanchnock left one son:

    1. James, a grocer in Glasgow [who is] a well doing and industrious man.  [He has]
      1. three sons
  2. James, of [whom] descended:
    1. James Stewart formerly Tenant in Glenfinglas again of Ardcheanenock, Locheathrin [Loch Katrine] [on] Drummond's estate [in] Calander parish. They were long time foresters of Glenfinglas under [the] Glenbuckie family

  3. Donald

Has Children Alexander STEWART 4th of Ardcheanochdan b: ABT 1675 in Ardcheanochdan, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland, shown above as a son of Alexander Stewart, 3rd of Ardcheanochdan.  Alexander's first name is not confirmed. It is suggested by onomastics.  Alexander is suggest as the father of:

  1. Has Children Alexander STEWART 5th of Ardcheanochdan b: ABT 1700 in Ardcheanochdan, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  Alexander is briefly mentioned in Stewarts of the South as "Alexander, his successor". This reference likely refers back to Sheumais mac Alasdair mhic Donnachaidh Stewart and probably means that this Alexander was his lineal male descendant.  Alexander was father of:
    1. Has Children Alexander STEWART 6th of Ardcheanochdan b: ABT 1730 in Ardcheanochdan, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  Alexander is described in Stewarts of the South as "late tacksman in Ardcheanchnock left one son (James)". (See notes on this Alexander's father for further explanation.)  Alexander was father of:
      1. Has No Children James STEWART b: ABT 1760 in Ardcheanochdan, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  James is described in Stewarts of the South as: "James, a grocer in Glasgow [who is] a well doing and industrious man. [He has]...
        1. three sons."
    2. Has Children James STEWART b: ABT 1735 in Ardcheanochdan, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  James is mentioned briefly in Stewarts of the South as "James, of [whom] descended James Stewart."  James is believed to be the father (or grandfather) of:
      1. Has No Children James STEWART b: ABT 1765 in Ardcheanochdan, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  James is either the son or grandson of the preceding James.  If he was a grandson then his suggested birth date should be moved later by one generation.  However the present preferred interpretation is that he was a son.  James is described in Stewarts of the South as: "James Stewart formerly Tenant in Glenfinglas again of Ardcheanenock, Locheathrin [Loch Katrine] [on] Drummond's estate [in] Calander parish. They were long time foresters of Glenfinglas under [the] Glenbuckie family."
    3. Has No Children Donald STEWART b: ABT 1740 in Ardcheanochdan, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  Donald is mentioned briefly in Stewarts of the South only as being the son of Alexander Stewart. Only his name is given. No further information is given about him.

2 Line - Stewarts in Coireachrombie


Corriechrombie (Coireachrombie) in Southern Strathyre, showing its proximity to Callander
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This family began in Ardcheanochdan and then moved to Corriechrombie (Coireachrombie) in Strathyre. 

This line is described in Stewarts of the South as:

John Stewart, once tacksman Ardcheanchnock now in Coircromby near Callander [which property was] purchased by the Earl of Murray from Drummond of Perth.  This lot consist of Bochastill, Tarndown & Coircromby which cost 15000.  [The] foresaid John [is] yet alive [and has] four sons:

  1. James, a Lieutenant [who] died in east India
  2. Duncan, who made application to yourself for a letter [and has] gone to the west Indies and is doing well
  3. Alexander, a cattle dealer with his father
  4. Donald, [who is] at home with himself

John Stewart is an honest man pays 75 of rent

We account for this family as follows:

Has Children Son STEWART of Glenbuckie Branch III.2 b: ABT 1675 in Ardcheanochdan, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland, shown above as a son of Alexander Stewart, 3rd of Ardcheanochdan.  This son's name is not known.  He is suggested as the father of:

  1. Has Children Son STEWART in Ardcheanochdan b: ABT 1700 in Ardcheanochdan, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  His name is unknown.  He is suggested as the father of:
    1. Has Children James STEWART in Ardcheanochdan b: ABT 1725 in Ardcheanochdan, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
      1. Has Children John STEWART in Ardcheanochdan and Corriechrombie b: ABT 1750 in Perthshire, Scotland.
        1. John's information and descendants are presented immediately below:

John STEWART in Ardcheanochdan and Corriechrombie

Has Children John STEWART in Ardcheanochdan and Corriechrombie b: ABT 1750 in Perthshire, Scotland, shown above as a son of James Stewart in Ardcheanochdan.  John is described in Stewarts of the South as: "John Stewart, once tacksman Ardcheanchnock now in Coircromby near Callander [which property was] purchased by the Earl of Murray from Drummond of Perth. This lot consist of Bochastill, Tarndown & Coircromby which cost 15000. [The] foresaid John [is] yet alive [and has] four sons: James, Duncan, Alexander and Donald."  John married on 25 APR 1779 in Callander, Perthshire, Scotland to Christian STEWART in Ardveich b: ABT 1742 in Ardveich, Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland, daughter of John Stewart in Wester Ardveich.  Christian was previously married to John Stewart, son of John Ban Mor Stewart in Auchnahard.  John and Christian had the following family:

  1. Has No Children Lieut. James STEWART b: 24 APR 1780 in Auchnahard, Glenfinglas, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  James is described in Stewarts of the South as: "James, a Lieutenant [who] died in east India".
  2. Has No Children Duncan STEWART b: 23 AUG 1782 in Ardcheanochdan, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  Duncan was baptized on his day of birth -- this is not an error. Duncan is described in Stewarts of the South as: "Duncan, who made application to yourself (Maj. Gen. David Stewart of Garth) for a letter [and has] gone to the west Indies and is doing well."
  3. Has Children Alexander STEWART b: ABT 19 FEB 1786 in Corriechrombie in Strathyre, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
    1. Alexander's information and descendants are presented below.
  4. Has No Children Donald STEWART b: ABT 1790 in Corriechrombie in Strathyre, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  Donald's birth record has not been identified. He is described in Stewarts of the South as: "Donald, [who is] at home with himself."

Alexander Stewart in Corriechrombie

Has Children Alexander STEWART b: ABT 19 FEB 1786 in Corriechrombie in Strathyre, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  Alexander is described in Stewarts of the South as: "Alexander, a cattle dealer with his father." Alexander is found in 1841 and 1851 residing in Corriechrombie with his wife and some of their children. Alexander is recorded as a widower at the time of his death.  Alexander married on 18 JAN 1822 in Callander, Perthshire, Scotland to Margaret MCKINLAY b: 1796 in Callander, Perthshire, Scotland, daughter of John McKinlay and Mary McVean.  Alexander and Margaret had the following children:

  1. Has No Children James STEWART b: 18 SEP 1822 in Corriechrombie in Strathyre, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  1881 census shows him unmarried, working as a ploughman for Robert McLaren on Loch Lubnaig Road, Anie Farm.  James was unmarried at the time.  It is believed that he never married.
  2. Has No Children Christina STEWART b: 1824 in Corriechrombie in Strathyre, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
  3. Has Children John STEWART b: 1826 in Corriechrombie in Strathyre, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  In 1841 John is the only child of this family not residing with his parents in Corriechrombie; he is residing in Callander town at the household of John McLaren. Presumably he is employed or apprenticing there, but the 1841 census does not give employment or relationships. In 1859 John and his family immigrated to Tuckersmith, Huron County, Ontario, Canada.  In 1901 John is found in Seaforth, Huron County, Ontario, Canada residing next door to his uncle Alexander Stewart.  John married on 18 DEC 1853 in Callander, Perthshire, Scotland to Mary MCFARLANE b: 07 FEB 1821 in Scotland.  Mary's birth family has not been identified but she may be the Mary McFarlane found in 1851 employed as a house servant to John and Donald Stewart in Stroan, Strathgartney, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland. She is shown as born 1823 in Carworth, Lanarkshire. At her death she is recorded as "Mary McFarlane Stewart, farmer's widow" with the informant being her son Alexander. Her parents' names are not given.  John and Mary had the following children:
    1. Has No Children Alexander STEWART b: ABT 19 AUG 1854 in Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
    2. Has No Children Catharine STEWART b: ABT 24 MAR 1857 in Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
    3. Has No Children Mary STEWART b: 07 MAR 1863 in Tuckersmith, Huron County, Ontario, Canada
    4. Has No Children John STEWART b: 02 APR 1865 in Tuckersmith, Huron County, Ontario, Canada.  John had a first cousin named John Alexander Stewart who was the same age. It is not entirely clear in later census records which John is which, therefore some confusion may exist here.
  4. Has Children Duncan STEWART b: ABT 25 MAR 1830 in Corriechrombie in Strathyre, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  Duncan remained in Scotland and in 1881 he was residing on the old family farm at Corriechrombie Farm, Loch Lubnaig Road, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  Duncan married on 07 DEC 1855 in Kilmadock, Perthshire, Scotland to Janet FERGUSON b: 09 JUN 1831 in Rannoch, Perthshire, Scotland.  They had the following children:
    1. Has No Children Alexander STEWART b: 09 NOV 1856 in Corriechrombie in Strathyre, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
    2. Has No Children Margaret STEWART b: 13 MAY 1858 in Corriechrombie in Strathyre, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
    3. Has No Children Isabella STEWART b: 01 NOV 1860 in Corriechrombie, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
    4. Has No Children Catherine STEWART b: 14 NOV 1864 in Corriechrombie, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
    5. Has No Children Christina STEWART b: 07 OCT 1866 in Corriechrombie, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
    6. Has No Children Daniel STEWART b: 06 NOV 1869 in Corriechrombie, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
    7. Has No Children Duncan STEWART b: 06 NOV 1871 in Corriechrombie, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
    8. Has No Children James STEWART b: 18 APR 1874 in Corriechrombie, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
  5. Has Children Alexander STEWART b: ABT 20 APR 1839 in Callander, Perthshire, Scotland. Alexander's birth is missing from our OPR transcription so we don't know exactly where in Callander he was born, but most likely Corriechrombie. Alexander immigrated to Seaforth, Grey Township, Huron County, Ontario, Canada in 1854 and was followed five years later by his brother John. In 1881, 1891, and 1901 Alexander is found residing in Grey Township, Huron County, Ontario, Canada. In 1901 he is found living next door to his nephew John Stewart. John's death registration mistakenly gives his parents as "Alexander Stewart and Margaret Fleming". The informant is his son John A Stewart.  Alexander married on 12 AUG 1864 in Huron County, Ontario, Canada to Rachel BROWN b: 22 FEB 1839 in Sanquhar, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, daughter of James Brown and Margaret Morrison.  Alexander and Rachel had the following children:
    1. Has No Children Margaret STEWART b: 1865 in Huron County, Ontario, Canada
    2. Has Children John Alexander STEWART b: 1867 in Huron County, Ontario, Canada.  John Alexander Stewart had a first cousin named John Stewart who was the same age. It is not entirely clear in later census records which John is which, therefore some confusion may exist here.  John is believed to have married on 14 JAN 1891 in Guelph, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada to Minnie CALTON b: 1867 in Guelph, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada, daughter of Walter and Eliza Calton.  John and Minnie had the following child:
      1. Madge L STEWART b: APR 1892 in Ontario, Canada
    3. Has No Children Mary Ann STEWART b: 18 SEP 1869 in Grey Township, Huron County, Ontario, Canada
    4. Has No Children Matthew John STEWART b: 24 DEC 1872 in Grey Township, Huron County, Ontario, Canada.  Matthew is recorded at his baptism as "James Matthew Stewart."  He never married and died in 1914.

The following obit has been found which potentially conflicts with above.  The conflict is under investigation: CLINTON NEW ERA: July 2, 1886; p4,c6. Died:- STEWART - In Tuckersmith, at his residence, on theHuron road, on June 25th, Mr John STEWART, a native of Perthshire, Scotland, aged 62 years.

3 Line - in Aldannabreach, Duart and Wester Brig o' Turk


Duart (not identified, but shown by the red circle) and Wester Brig o' Turk
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Brig o' Turk from Glen Finglass Forest
Brig o' Turk viewed from the north up on Cnoc nan Sitheag
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The original accounting of this family in Stewarts of the South is quite confusing.  There is no "3 Line" in the original text.  The author skips from 2 Line to 4 Line but shows the following John and Donald in a place where it would appear that 3 Line should be.  Thus it seems most likely that the author simply omitted the heading, so we have re-inserted it.  This family consists simply of two brothers: John Stewart in Duart in Glen Finglas and Donald Stewart in Aldannabreach.  Aldannabreach is said to have been in Aberfoyle but we have been unable to locate it on modern or historic maps.  Further information on Duart can be found on our Glen Finglas page.

Stewarts of the South describes this family as:

An unknown Stewart was the father of the following:

  1. John Stewart, [who is a] tacksman [in] Duard [or Duart] [in] Glenfinglas
    1. [He] had three sons
  2. His brother Donald [in] Aldanobreach [in] Aberfoil
    1. [He has] one son.

However, the author then appears to repeat the entry for Donald again as 5 Line:

Donald Stewart [is a] cottager [in] Aldannabreach [in] Aberfoil [on the] Duke of Montrose['s] estate.  [Donald] is [a] brother to John Stewart [in] Wester Bridge of Turk:

  1. [He has] one son.

Aldanobreach in Aberfoil and Aldannabreach in Aberfoil are the same place.  Thus it would appear that 3 Line and 5 Line are duplicates.  It's also possible that there were two sets of brothers with exactly the same names and that both Donalds resided in the same place.  As Duart is in Glen Finglas and Brig o' Turk is at the foot of Glen Finglas and both of these properties were Glenbuckie family properties, it's quite possible that John Stewart in Duart of 3 Line and John Stewart in Wester Brig o' Turk in 5 Line are the same person and that the author duplicated the earlier entry -- at least that is how we are presently interpreting it.

Given the lack of detail and lack of forenames for this family we have not been able to identify them in parish records as of yet.  We account for this family as follows:

Has Children Son STEWART of Glenbuckie Branch III.3 b: ABT 1705 in Callander, Perthshire, Scotland, shown above as a son of "John" Stewart, son of Alexander Stewart, 3rd of Ardcheanochdan.  This son's name is not known.  He is shown in Stewarts of the South to be the father of the following two brothers:

  1. Has No Children John STEWART in Duart and Wester Brig O' Turk b: ABT 1730 in Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  The accounting of Lines 3 and 5 in Stewarts of the South is ambiguous and confusing. Line 3 is accounted as John Stewart, tacksman in Duart, with three sons, and his brother Donald in Aldonobreach in Aberfoil, with one son. While Line 5 is accounted as Donald Stweart, cottager in Aldannabreach in Aberfoil, with one son, who is brother to John Stewart in Wester Brig o' Turk. Either there are two sets of brothers with identical names in nearly identical residences, or the author of Stewarts of the South has recorded the same family twice. We are presently interpreting that Lines 3 and 5 are duplicate entries and that John Stewart in Duart and John Stewart in Wester Brig o' Turk are the same person. Thus we suggest that this John had:
    1. three sons who were probably born in Duart and later moved to Wester Brig o' Turk.
  2. Has No Children Donald STEWART in Aldannabreach b: ABT 1735 in Callander, Perthshire, Scotland  Donald appears to be accounted for in two duplicate entries in Stewarts of the South firstly in Line 3 as "[John's] brother Donald [in] Aldanobreach [in] Aberfoil [had] one son." And secondly in Line 5 as "Donald Stewart [is a] cottager [in] Aldannabreach [in] Aberfoil [on the] Duke of Montrose['s] estate. [Donald] is [a] brother to John Stewart [in] Wester Bridge of Turk. [He has] one son."  Donald was the father of:
    1. Son STEWART

4 Line - in Duart

This family resided initially in Duart presumably with their cousins above.  See above for a map of Duart.  This family is described in Stewarts of the South as:

(John Dubh Stewart is inferred from the following references to be the father of:)
  1. Alexander, son to Iain Dubh [Black John].  [Alexander was in] Duard [in] Glenfinglas [and] left three sons:
  2. Alastir mac Iain Duibh (There is clearly an error in the accounting here.  It is unlikely that John Dubh had two sons named Alexander. It is more likely that this is a duplicate entry for the same person.  Our present interpretation is that Alexander had three sons in Duart and then moved to Arran.)  [He] went to the isle of Arran and left a family there
  3. Donald mac Iain Duibh taken to Holland by the Honble Gen John Stewart Grand uncle to the present Earl of Murray. He died a Major in the Army & left a family in England
  4. Walter Stewart once Tacksman of one eighth of Glenfinglas left two sons - now cottagers Duncragan Sir Pat Murrays estate Callander parish bought from Perth family
    1. two sons
  5. Duncan Stewart his brother [is a] shepherd in Leadchrich [in the] Braes of Balquhidder.  [He has] two sons [who are] minors.
  6. One of them [is] John Stewart [who is] one of the eight sharers of the glen, rent 105.  [He has]
    1. two sons who are minors

We have not been able to identify any of these persons in parish records as of yet.  Our present accounting of this family is as follows:

Has Children Son STEWART of Glenbuckie Branch III.4 b: ABT 1710 in Callander, Perthshire, Scotland, shown above as a son of "John?" Stewart, son of Alexander Stewart, 3rd of Ardcheanochdan.  His name is not known.  He was father of:

  1. Has Children John Dubh STEWART in Duart b: ABT 1735 in Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  John Dubh Stewart is mentioned in Stewarts of the South only in reference to his children who are referred to as "son to Iain Dubh" or "mac Iain Dubh".  John was father of:
    1. Has No Children Alexander mac Iain Dubh STEWART b: ABT 1765 in Perthshire, Scotland.  Stewarts of the South is ambiguous in its reference for this Alexander. There are two entries: Alexander, son to Iain Dubh [was in] Duard [in] Glenfinglas [and] left three sons". A second entry follows reading: "Alastir mac Iain Duibh went to the isle of Arran and left a family there." These could be two entries for two Alexanders - father and son, or two entries for the same person. Our present interpretation is that they are two entries for the same person. Otherwise it would make Donald mac Iain Dubh a grandson of Iain Dubh rather than his son. Thus we suggest that this Alexander had
      1. three sons who may have been born in Duart before moving to Arran.
    2. Has No Children Maj. Donald mac Iain Dubh STEWART b: ABT 1770 in Perthshire, Scotland.  Donald is described in Stewarts of the South as: "Donald mac Iain Duibh taken to Holland by the Honble Gen John Stewart Grand uncle to the present Earl of Murray. He died a Major in the Army & left a family in England."
      1. unknown children
    3. Has No Children Walter STEWART b: ABT 1775 in Perthshire, Scotland.  Walter is described in Stewarts of the South as: "Walter Stewart once Tacksman of one eighth of Glenfinglas left two sons - now cottagers Duncragan Sir Pat Murrays estate Callander parish bought from Perth family, two sons."
      1. Son
      2. Son
    4. Has No Children Duncan STEWART b: ABT 1780 in Perthshire, Scotland.  Duncan is described in Stewarts of the South as: "Duncan Stewart his brother [is a] shepherd in Leadchrich [in the] Braes of Balquhidder. [He has] two sons [who are] minors."
      1. Son
      2. Son
    5. Has No Children John STEWART b: ABT 1785 in Perthshire, Scotland.  John is described in Stewarts of the South as: "One of them [is] John Stewart [who is] one of the eight sharers of the glen, rent 105. [He has] two sons who are minors."
      1. Son
      2. Son

Research Leads

Only match for Walter's children:

Walter STEWART and Elisabeth ROBERTSON. No marriage found.  These are the only children in the IGI and the OPR.

  1. Daniel STEWART, b/b 4/17 MAR 1807 in Auchnahard
  2. Charles STEWART, b/b 3/15 NOV 1809 in Auchnahard

 

James STEWART and Katharine MCEWAN

  1. Duncan
  2. Catherine 1721 in Culintogle
  3. Mary 1723
  4. George 1725
  5. Janet STEWART, 8/11 MAY 1727 in Garchoney
  6. James STEWART, 25/28 DEC 1732 in Culintogle (Mother: Katherine N'ewan)
  7. Donald STEWART, 18/22 SEP 1734 in ---
  8. Catharine STEWART, 6/10 JUL 1740 in Bochastle

John Stewart and Janet Stewart in Ardcheanochdan ("Iain Dubh"?) (no marriage)

  1. Alexander STEWART, b 26/31 DEC 1716 in Ardcheanochdan

James STEWART and Mary MILLER (no marriage)

  1. Alexander STEWART, b 17/19 SEP 1717 in Ardcheanochdan
  2. Janet STEWART, 20/26 JUN 1720 in Lairig, Callander
  3. John STUART, 2/7 OCT 1722 in Duart, Callander (Iain Dubh???)
  4. Kathrine STUART, 21/24 JUN 1725 in Auchnahard, Callander

Alexander STEWART and Mary MCGRIGOR in Glenfinglas and Ardcheanochdan

  1. James STEWART, b 10/18 OCT 1717 in Glenfinglas and Ardcheanochdan (begotten in fornication)

Donald Fisher and Mary Stewart in Ardcheanochdan, m. 25 MAY 1728 in Callander

  1. NN, 10/15 APR 1732 in Ardcheanochdan

James STEWART and Mary STEWART (no marriage, another James and Mary Stewart were m. 15 AUG 1740 in Callander and resided in Groddich)

  1. Catharine, 24/27 MAR 1730 in Ardcheanochdan
  2. Mary, 6/8 SEP 1733 in Ardcheanochdan
  3. Janet, 10/15 AUG 1735 in Ardcheanochdan
  4. Margaret, 8/10 JUN 1740 in Callander (not in Sauve)
  5. Alexander, 10/13 JUL 1741 in Ardcheanochdan
  6. John, 5/8 JUN 1744  in Ardcheanochdan

Patrick FERGUSON and Anna/Anne STEWART in Ardcheanochdan, m. 21 MAY 1732 in Callander (OPR)

  1. Malcolm, 11 DEC 1722 in Balq
  2. Mary, 4 MAR 1718 in Balq
  3. NN, 14 MAY 1727 in Balq
  4. Isabel, 16/17 AUG 1733 in Ardcheanochdan
  5. Malcolm, 21/24 AUG 1735 in Ardcheanochdan

William STEWART and Mary STEWART (m. 10 NOV 1722 in Balq?)

  1. Mary, 25/29 SEP 1739 in Ardcheanochdan

Alexander STEWART and Elizabeth STEWART, m 3 DEC 1730 in Callander

  1. John, 4/8 AUG 1723 in Corriechrombie,
  2. Mary 13/17 OCT 1725 in Corriechrombie,
  3. Katherine, 31 DEC 1727/5 JAN 1728 in Corriechrombie,
  4. James, 10/14 JAN 1731 in Corriechrombie,
  5.  
  6. John, 8/15 SEP 1743 in Ardceannochdan
  7.  
  8. Robert, 28 JAN/1 FEB 1750 in Grodich
  9. John, 20/20 NOV 1751 in Grodich
  10. Charles, 20/20 FEB 1752 in Grodich
  11. James, 30/30 MAR 1752 in Grodich
  12. Robert, 20/23 SEP 1756 in Grodich
  13. Janet, 18/21 DEC 1758 in Grodich
  14. Margaret, 30 JAN/1 FEB 1761 in Grodich
  15. Alexander, abt 2 JAN 1763 in Port of Menteith

Duncan STEWART and Elizabeth Walker

  1. John, 30/30 SEP 1744 in Ardcheanochdan

Malcolm MCCALLUM and Janet STEWART

  1. Mary, 4/7 MAY 1748 in Ardcheanochdan

James STEWART, tacksman of Ardceannochdan and Jean BUCHANAN

  1. Janet, 2/4 APR 1749 in Ardcheanochdan

James STEWART and Jean STEWART

  1. Alexander, 31/31 OCT 1754 in Ardcheanochdan
  2. Jean, 30 JUL/1 AUG 1758 (or 1750) in Ardcheanochdan
  3. David, 10/14 OCT 1759 in Ardcheanochdan

Alexander STEWART and Christian [illeg] in Easter Ardcheanochdan (see Alexander Stewart and Christian KING in Corriechrombie)

  1. Janet, 1/5 DEC 1756 in Easter Ardcheanochdan

Alexander Stewart and Christian King

  1. David, 20/23 DEC 1766 in Corriechrombie
  2. Duncan 2 FEB 1768 in Corriechrombie

 

Duncan STEWART and Anne/Agnes STEWART

  1. Mary, 31 OCT/3 NOV 1758 in Ardcheanochdan
  2. Jean, 13/16 NOV 1760 in Ardcheanochdan
  3. David, 2/10 JAN 1763 in Ardcheanochdan

John STEWART and Janet FERGUSON

  1. Mary, 20/25 MAR 1764 in Ardcheanochdan (natural dtr)

John STEWART and Mary MCFARLANE

  1. Alexander, 16/19 FEB 1767 in Ardcheanochdan

William STEWART and Christian STEWART

  1. Agnes STEWART, 23/27 SEP 1768 in Ardcheanochdan
  2. John STEWART, 5/7 SEP 1770? in Ardcheanochdan

Donald McKinlay and Mary Stewart in Corriechrombie

  1. John McKinlay, 7/9 MAY 1756 in Corriechrombie

Patrick Miller and Catherine Stewart

  1. Christian Miller, 15/19 JUL 1733 in Corriechrombie

John Wright (McIntyre) and Janet Stewart

  1. Murdoch Wright, 7/9 DEC 1735 in Corriechrombie
  2. Duncan Wright, 8/9 MAR 1740 in Corriechrombie

Dugal Macleran and Christian Stewart

  1. John Macleran, 5/8 AUG 1762 in Corriechrombie

Alexander Stewart and Christian King

  1. David, 20/23 DEC 1766 in Corriechrombie
  2. Duncan 2 FEB 1768 in Corriechrombie

Patrick Stewart and Helen Stewart

  1. Janet, 3/6 JAN 1767 in Corriechrombie
  2. John, 12/17 MAR 1768 in Corriechromibe

James Stewart and Anne Malcolm/MacAllum

  1. Elizabeth, 17/22 SEP 1768 in Corriechrombie
  2. Isabel, 10/12 AUG 1771 in Corriechrombie

Duncan Stewart and Jean Stewart in Duncraggan

  1. Alexander, 24/27 NOV 1768 in Duncraggan

ARDKINOCHROCKAN (prob DCR)

1717- Alexander in Ardkindachrechan
1737- John in Al'dkinakrokan

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  1. Where it precedes a precise date of birth, such as "ABT 3 DEC 1855", then it means that the person was baptized on 3 DEC 1795, but his/her exact date of birth is unknown.

  2. Where it precedes a semi-precise date of birth with the month only given, such as "ABT DEC 1855", then that means that the birth is recorded in the civil birth registrations for the quarter ending with that month.  Thus the person's birth was registered sometime between the beginning of October 1855 and the end of December 1855, but no baptism record has been found nor any more precise birth record.

  3. Where it precedes a year only, such as "ABT 1855", then it means that there is no information on the person's birth date at all and an educated guess has been made that he/she was probably born sometime around 1855.

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