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Stewart of Glenbuckie Branch VI

Descendants of Walter Stewart "of the Ravine" in Strone, Upper Strathgartney, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland

Cadet Branch VI of the Stewarts of Glenbuckie

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Contents

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Contents of this page

  1. Introduction
  2. VI Branch - Clan Sliochd Walter nan Cliugh
  3. The Descendants of Walter nan Cleugh
  4. 1 & 2a Line - The Stewarts in Strone, Strathgartney, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
  5. 2b Line - The Stewarts in Lianach, Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland
  6. 3 Line - The Stewarts in Dreppan and Lendrick, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
  7. 3b Line - Stewarts in Strone and Inverlochlarig
  8. 4 Line - The Descendants of English Peter
  9. Research Leads
  10. Personal Data Pages (GEDCOM)
  11. Legend
  12. Contact:

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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 Strone were a cadet branch of the Stewarts of Glenbuckie.  Please refer to the Glenbuckie page for a full introduction.

VI Branch - Clan Sliochd Walter nan Cleugh ("Walter of the Ravine")

In Strone (Strongalvaltrie)

This family is being researched by Don McArthur and John Rae Thanks to John Rae for solving the meaning of "cliugh".


Strongalvaltrie (Strone) shown with its older name on this mid-19th century map -- showing its proximity to Edraleachdach.
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Strone, Loch Katrine
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Strone in Upper Strath Gartney and the Forest of Ben Venue where Walter Stewart served as Earl's Forester
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The sixth cadet branch of the Stewarts of Glenbuckie descends from "Walter of the Glen."  Their primary residence was the farmstead of Strone in Upper Strathgartney.  They lived right next door to their cousins  of V Branch in Edraleachdach and Lorachan.

Strone (Strongalvaltrie)

Beach house by the promontory of the ravine

Strone is the name of a farmstead located on Loch Katrine in the upper reaches of Strathgartney in Callander parish, Perthshire, Scotland.  The farm is located in a remote and beautiful lochside glen in an area now known as The Trossachs.

Strone is the name used on modern maps, however this is an abbreviation of the older name of Strongalvaltrie (as shown on the mid-19th century map above).  We believe this to derive from the Gaelic SrÚn gil bhaile trŗigh (pronounced "strone gill val tray") which means "beach house by the promontory of the ravine."  SrÚn means "nose, point, promontory" and can be found with the following Anglicized spellings: Strone, Stroan, Stron, Sroan, and Strowan as "sr" in Gaelic is pronounced as "str" with a strongly rolled "r".  Gil means "ravine."  Bhaile is the lenited form of baile which means "farm, house, farmstead."  And trŗigh means "beach."  When one looks at the accompanying maps and photo it can be seen that Strone is located on a promontory beside a ravine and overlooking a beach.

Walter nan Cleugh

Walter of the Ravine

This family is identified in Stewarts of the South as Sliochd Valter nan Cliugh.  "Valter" is simply a variant on "Walter".  Cliugh is believed to be a spelling variant of cleugh, which is a Scots word (not Gaelic) meaning "gorge, ravine, cliff, crag" and is synonymous with the Gaelic word gil, the second element in the name of Strongalvatrie.  The ravine in question would most certainly be the one beside Strone and the one after which Strongalvaltrie is likely named (and not Glen Finglas as previously suggested here).  Thus the name of this clan appears to curiously combine both Scots and Gaelic elements in a name that means "Descendants of Walter of the Ravine."

Stewarts of the South identifies Walter nan Cleugh as "of Glenbuckie house [who] was forester to the Earl of Monteith in Benvinu when that family lived in splendor in the Island of Port of Monteith."  We believe that reference to Walter as "of Glenbuckie house" indicates that he was a son of the main stem of the Stewarts of Glenbuckie.  If so then there are only two possible candidates that could match this description:

  1. Walter Stewart, natural son of Alexander Stewart, 4th of Glenbuckie

  2. Walter Stewart, lawful son of Duncan Stewart, 5th of Glenbuckie. 

The second Walter is preferred for a couple of reasons.  It is more likely that a lawful son would be appointed as an Earl's forester rather than an illegitimate son.  And Duncan Stewart, 5th of Glenbuckie, was himself appointed as Deputy Royal Forester in Glen Finglas.  It seems more likely that a Royal Forester would be in a better position to secure for his son a position as an Earl's Forester.  On that basis alone we suggest that Walter nan Cleugh was probably identical with Walter Stewart, son of Duncan Stewart, 5th of Glenbuckie.

Walter nan Cleugh was the Forester to the Earl of Menteith in Benvinu.  "Benvinu" is believed to refer to Ben Venue, just south of Loch Katrine.  This forest is just across the loch from Strone and would be visible from Strone.

The Descendants of Walter nan Cleugh

This report was originally based on research conducted by Don McArthur, one of our Fellow Researchers, as presented in his report Sliochd Valter nan Cliugh.  However the present accounting has been expanded beyond Don's original report.  We account for the descendants of Walter nan Cleugh as follows:

Has Children Walter nan Cleugh STEWART 1st of Strone and Earl's Forester of Ben Venue b: ABT 1580 in Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland as the youngest lawful son of Duncan Stewart, 5th of Glenbuckie.  Walter was known as "Walter nan Cleugh" or "Walter of the Ravine" probably so-named after the ravine that ran alongside the property of Strone, believed to be his primary residence.  A bond in 1622 which names the heads of most of the Balquhidder Stewarts includes: "John Dow Stewart in Glenfinglas and his brother-german, Walter".  Dow is an Anglicization of Dubh.  MacGregor suggests, and we concur, that these two brothers were sons of Duncan Stewart, 5th of Glenbuckie.  The John Dow in question is believed to refer to John Dubh Mor Stewart, rather than his illegitimate half-brother, John Dubh Beg Stewart.  Walter is the patriarch of VI Branch of Stewarts of the South, Sliochd Bhalter nan Cliugh, and served as Forester to the Earl of Menteith in Ben Venue just across Loch Katrine from his residence at Strone. 

Stewarts of the South says "One of [Walter's] descendants was commonly called by the name of Iain du na Stroain ("Black John of Strone")" and that "John Du na Sroan had three grand uncles". Our present accounting shows that Black John of Strone was probably a great-grandson of Walter, thus his three grand uncles would be sons of Walter, for a total of four surviving sons.  However, Stewarts of the South is confusing in its accounting of these lines.  Stewarts of the South presents us with four descendant lines (sort of) for Walter nan Cliugh.  Since we know Walter had four surviving sons it would make sense to conclude that each descendant line corresponds to the descendants of each of the surviving sons.  However, close examination of the descendant data shows that's not the case.  1 Line and half of 2 Line comprise the descendants of Iain Dubh na Stroan, who descends from the eldest son of Walter nan Cleugh.  The second half of 2 Line is stated as descending from one of Iain Dubh na Stroan's grand-uncles.  So 2 Line, as shown in the original document, actually descends from two different brothers.  To add to the confusion, the author of Stewarts of the South repeats himself and uses 3 Line twice!  Is the second 3 Line meant to be a continuation of the first or is it an error in numbering and there are really five lines of descendants from four brothers?  Then to add even more to the confusion, the author has mixed up the sequence of sons in the first of the two 3 Lines (this is discussed in more detail below).

All this means that we cannot rely too heavily on the accounting of lines of descendants in Stewarts of the South to correspond with the descendants of the four sons of Walter nan Cleugh.

Walter's wife is unknown.  Walter is suggested as the father of:

  1. Has Children "John" STEWART 2nd of Strone b: ABT 1630 in Probably Strathgartney, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  "John's" actual name is not known for sure.  His forename as shown here is merely a guess based on presently known evidence.  He is shown here as an indication that there was likely two generations intervening between Walter nan Cliugh and his descendant John Dubh na Stroan.  "John" is suggested as the father of:
    1. Has Children "Walter" STEWART 3rd of Strone b: ABT 1665 in Probably Strathgartney, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  "Walter's" exact identity is not known for certain.  No documentary evidence has been found to show his existence.  He is suggested on onomastic evidence only.  Walter is suggested as the father of:
      1. Has Children Lieut. John Dubh na Sroan STEWART, 4th of Strone b: ABT 1700 in probably Port of Menteith, Perthshire, Scotland.  John is shown below as the patriarch of 1 & 2 Line - The Stewarts in Strone, Strathgartney, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.
  2. Has Children "Patrick" STEWART b: ABT 1635 in Probably Strathgartney, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  Stewarts of the South says that "John Du na Sroan (of this family) had three grand uncles, [the] first of them: Peter Stewart, [a] tacksman of Lianach [in] Glenbuckie." This can be interpreted in a couple of ways: that Peter/Patrick Stewart is the name of the first granduncle, or that Peter Stewart is the first known descendant of the granduncle, or both. (See below for a full discussion).  He may be the Patrick in: "2 Feb 1665 Stewart;; Agnes, spouse to Patrick Stewart, in Gredich in Glenfinglas, par. Of Callander." However, Ardvorlich VI is a better match. "Patrick" is suggested as the father of:
    1. Has No Children Walter STEWART b: ABT 1670 in Probably Strathgartney, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  No documentary evidence has been found to verify the existence of this Walter.  Patrick is known to have had male descendants. He would have named his first son Walter. However it is not known if Patrick's later descendants descend from Walter or if Walter had brothers.  Thus the later descendants are presently shown as descending from and unknown "son" of Patrick.
    2. Has Children Son STEWART b: ABT 1675 in Probably Strathgartney, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  This son's identity is not known for sure.  He is suggested based on the likely chronology of generations.  He is suggested as the father of:
      1. Has Children "John" STEWART b: ABT 1705 in Probably Strathgartney, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  No record of John's existence has been found. He is suggested by onomastic evidence only. His son Peter, is recorded in Stewarts of the South as being a descendant of the second son of Walter nan Cliugh Stewart, but the intervening generations are unknown.  "John" is suggested as the father of:
        1. Has Children Patrick STEWART, in Lianach b: ABT 1735 in Balquhidder, Perth, Scotland.  Patrick Stewart is shown below as the patriarch of 2b Line - The Stewarts in Lianach, Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.
  3. Has Children Son STEWART b: ABT 1640 in Probably Strathgartney, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  Stewarts of the South implies that Walter nan Cliugh had four surviving sons.  Their names are not known for sure.  It is also not clear exactly which descendant lines descend from which of these sons.  In the absence of evidence we are suggesting that the third son may be the ancestor of the following branch:
    1. Has Children "Donald" STEWART , in Drepan b: ABT 1675 in Probably Strathgartney, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  He is shown below as the patriarch of 3 Line - The Stewarts in Drepan and Lendrick, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.
  4. Has Children Son STEWART b: ABT 1645 in Probably Strathgartney, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  He is suggested as the father of:
    1. Has No Children Walter STEWART b: ABT 1675 in Probably Strathgartney, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  It is suggested that the eldest son of this family would have been named Walter.  No record of Walter or his descendants has been found.
    2. Has Children Patrick STEWART, in Inverlochlarig b: ABT 1680 in Probably Strathgartney, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  Patrick is shown below as the patriarch of 3b Line - Stewarts in Strone and Inverlochlarig.

1 & 2a Line - The Stewarts in Strone, Strathgartney, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland

The first line of descendants of Walter nan Cleugh is a cadet branch who resided in Strone on Loch Katrine in Strathgartney in Callander parish, Perthshire, in the area now known as The Trossachs. 

This line is described in Stewarts of the South as follows:

  1. One of his descendants was commonly called by the name of Iain du na Stroain ("Black John of Strowan" or Sron, meaning "a nose shaped peak or promontory") [a] tacksman of Sroin [on] Lochcatherinside [in] Callander parish [on] Drummond of Perth's estate.  He was [a] Lieutenant in [the] Duke of Perth's Regt [in] the year [17]45.  He was feuer of Balmenoch ("middle farmtown") in Glenbuckie, which he sold to [the Glenbuckie] family after [17]45, as all his goods were destroyed.  Perhaps no clan could boast of an honester friendlier man than this was. 

[Iain dubh na Sroan] left three sons:

  1. (1 line) Duncan died before his father and had one son:
    1. A writer in Stirling [who is] now dead also
  2. Walter, [a] tenant in Stroine.  [He] left three sons: John, Donald & Alexander, [who each] retained a good part of their father's hospitality.
    1. John Stewart, [a] tacksman of Stroin and Ardmacmavine.  [He] is a bachelor.
    2. Donald, a tenant with [his brother] John at Stroin.  [He is also] not married.
    3. Alexander, [a] subtenant to his brother [John].  [He has] one son [who is] a minor.  [He pays] rent £200.
  3. (2 line) Alexander Stewart, [a] tacksman of Sheanchoil [in] Aberfoil parish [in the Lordship] of Monteith [on the] Duke of Montrose['s property].  [He has] three sons:
    1. John is a writer in Glasgow
    2. Duncan is with his father at home looking after the farm
    3. Alexander is a minor and at home likewise

The following references from Mitchell's Monumental Inscriptions from Brig o' Turk cemetery pertain to this family:

  1. 16         table stone, John STEWART in Strongalbuthee (believed to be a transcription error for "Strongalbaltree"), son Duncan 28 FEB 1773, age 34.

  2. 17         foot stone next to 16, by John STEWART [illegible], father Walter STEWART, late tenant of Stroan, born JUL 1811, died 1869.

According to Mrs. Stewart of Milton's account:

There were Stewarts in Stronegalvaltrie at Loch Katrineside.  I donít think they were of the Glenfinlas Stewarts.  John and Donald were there.  They were uncles (sic cousins) to Duncan in Stronegalvaltrie, who was to be heir of Monacheil, & who raised the law plea.  Duncan was married to Magdaline Stewart, daughter of Walter Stewart, Edralechcan.

John and Duncan (sic Donald, see before) Stewart in Stroan, had a nephew, Duncan who was there with them.  This Duncan married Magdalene Stewart youngest sister to Mrs. Stewart (of Miltonís) mother.  They had Alexander [sic - John?] who was drowned in the Leith 3 Nov 1887.  Duncan (Alexís father) had a brother Alexander, a writer in Glasgow.

We account for this family as follows:

Has Children Lieut. John Dubh na Sroan STEWART 4th of Strone (Strongavaltrie), b: ABT 1700 in Port of Menteith, Perthshire, Scotland, shown above as the son of "Walter" Stewart in Strathgarntey.  John is described in Stewarts of the South as: "One of [Walter nan Cliugh Stewart's] descendants was commonly called by the name of Iain du na Stroain ("Black John of Stroan" or Sron, meaning "a nose shaped peak or promontory") [a] tacksman of Sroin [on] Lochcatherinside [in] Callander parish [on] Drummond of Perth's estate. He was [a] Lieutenant in [the] Duke of Perth's Regt [in] the year [17]45. He was feuer of Balmenoch ("middle farmtown") in Glenbuckie, which he sold to [the Glenbuckie] family after [17]45, as all his goods were destroyed. Perhaps no clan could boast of an honester friendlier man than this was."

Stroain (also spelled Sron, Sroan, Stron, Stroan, Stroine, Strowan, etc.) is recorded on present-day maps as Strone and is located exactly 1 km west of Edraleachdach on the north shore of Loch Katrine in Strathgarntey, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland. It is suggested that John du na Stroan is the John Stewart shown in the Callander OPR as residing in "Stronganaltrie" -- which is recorded elsewhere in the Callander OPR as just "Stron" and is transcribed in Mitchell's Monumental Inscriptions as "Strongalbuthee" and may be a corruption or transcription error for "Stron Gartney", that is, "Stron in Strathgartney". The children shown in the Callander OPR for John Stewart in Stranganaltry match very closely with the description of the children of John's given in Stewarts of the South. They also fit onomastically with this line.

John is presumed to have married Elisabeth STEWART b: ABT 1715 in Scotland, although no record of their marriage has been found.  Elisabeth's birth family has not been identified.  They had the following family:

  1. Has No Children Walter STEWART b: 29 MAR 1739 in Strongalvaltrie, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  He is presumed to have died young prior to the birth of his same-named brother in 1743.
  2. Has Children Duncan STEWART b: 1739 in Strongalvaltrie, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  Duncan is described in Stewarts of the South as "Duncan died before his father and had one son." His death is recorded in Mitchell's MIs as "Brig O Turk Cemetery: 16 table stone, John STEWART in Strongalbuthee (believed to be a transcription error for "Strongalbaltree"), son Duncan 28 FEB 1773, age 34." No record of Duncan's birth has been found, however his date of birth as calculated from the stone would suggest that he was a twin with his brother Walter who died as a child. This stone is located next to his cousin John Stewart in Stroan.  Duncan's spouse is unknown.  He was father of:
    1. Has No Children John STEWART 5th of Strone b: ABT 1770 in Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  John's name is uncertain. He is described in Stewarts of the South as "A writer in Stirling [who is] now dead also." Assuming that he was the eldest son and not just the eldest surviving son, then John would most likely have been named after his paternal grandfather, Iain Dubh na Sroan Stewart.
  3. Has No Children Mary STEWART b: 30 JAN 1741 in Stronganaltry, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
  4. Has Children Walter STEWART 6th of Strone b: 10 NOV 1743 in Stronganaltrie, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  Walter is described in Stewarts of the South as: "Walter, [a] tenant in Stroine. [He] left three sons: John, Donald & Alexander, [who each] retained a good part of their father's hospitality."  Walter married on 27 MAR 1778 in Callander, Perthshire, Scotland to Janet MCFARLANE believed to have been b: ABT 27 MAR 1761 in Aberfoyle, Perthshire, Scotland, daughter of John MCFARLANE and Agnes MCALLAN.  (Janet's birth and parents are not confirmed. This information comes from an LDS member submitted family tree, batch #7123201.)  Walter and Janet had the following family:
    1. Has No Children John STEWART 7th of Strone and Ardmacmavine, b: 4 JAN 1780 in Stron, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  John is described in Stewarts of the South as: "John Stewart, [a] tacksman of Stroin and Ardmacmavine. [He] is a bachelor."  John is mention by Mrs Stewart of Milton: "There were Stewarts in Stronegalvaltrie at Loch Katrineside.  I donít think they were of the Glenfinlas Stewarts.  John and Donald were there.  They were uncles (sic cousins) to Duncan in Stronegalvaltrie, who was to be heir of Monacheil, & who raised the law plea.  Duncan was married to Magdaline Stewart, daughter of Walter Stewart, Edralechcan."
      1. Walter STEWART 8th of Strone, b JUL 1811 in Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  Although Walter's father is recorded as a bachelor, the following entry from Mitchell's MIs from Brig O Turk Cemetery, almost certainly applies to this family: 17  foot stone next to 16, by John STEWART [illegible], father Walter STEWART, late tenant of Stroan, born JUL 1811, died 1869.  No corresponding baptismal record has been found for Walter.  The same MI entry indicates that Walter had the following son:
        1. John STEWART, 9th of Strone, b ABT 1835 in Scotland.  John is mentioned on his father's gravestone, referred to above. No record of John's birth has been identified. This family has not been found in census records. As John is not found in census records residing in Strone then it is presumed he sold Strone, however this has not been confirmed.  Sometime between 1871-1878 John's cousin, Duncan Stewart of the Shenachyle line, below, came into possession of Strone.  It is presumed that John Stewart, 9th of Strone died without issue and that the rest of this line had died out and Strone passed to the Shenachyle branch.  Either that or John sold Strone to the Shenachyle branch.
    2. Has No Children Donald STEWART b: 12 JAN 1783 in Stron, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  Donald is described in Stewarts of the South as: "Donald, a tenant with [his brother] John at Stroin. [He is also] not married."  Donald is mention by Mrs Stewart of Milton: "There were Stewarts in Stronegalvaltrie at Loch Katrineside.  I donít think they were of the Glenfinlas Stewarts.  John and Donald were there.  They were uncles (sic cousins) to Duncan in Stronegalvaltrie, who was to be heir of Monacheil, & who raised the law plea.  Duncan was married to Magdaline Stewart, daughter of Walter Stewart, Edralechcan."
    3. Has No Children Alexander STEWART b: 12 DEC 1784 in Stron, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  Alexander is described in Stewarts of the South as: "Alexander, [a] subtenant to his brother [John]. [He has] one son [who is] a minor. [He pays] rent £200."
      1. Son STEWART.  No record has been found of this son except his mention in Stewarts of the South.  He is presumed to have died as Strone passed over this branch to the Stewarts in Shenachyle.
  5. Has No Children Janet STEWART b: 30 JUN 1745 in Stronganvaltry, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland

    Note the gap in children after 1745.

  6. Has No Children James STEWART b: 10 MAR 1750 in Stronganvaltry, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  James is not mentioned in Stewarts of the South and is presumed to have died young or emigrated.

    Shannochill (Shenachyle)
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    Nether Shannochill (Shenachyle) (at the back of the Shenachyle farm)
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  7. Has Children Alexander STEWART in Shenachyle b: 13 FEB 1754 in Stronganvallrie, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  Alexander is described in Stewarts of the South as: "Alexander Stewart, [a] tacksman of Sheanchoil [in] Aberfoil parish [in the Lordship] of Monteith [on the] Duke of Montrose['s property]. [He has] three sons: 1. John is a writer in Glasgow; 2. Duncan is with his father at home looking after the farm; 3. Alexander is a minor and at home likewise."  Shenachyle derives from the Gaelic Sean Coil which means "Old Woods."  Alexander marriage and his children's births have not been identified in parish records.  Alexander had the following known sons:
    1. Has No Children John STEWART b: ABT 1790 in Port of Menteith, Perthshire, Scotland.  John is described in Stewarts of the South as "John is a writer (lawyer) in Glasgow."
    2. Has Children Duncan STEWART, 10th of Strone  b: ABT 1800 in Shenachyle, Port of Menteith, Perthshire, Scotland.  Duncan is described in Stewarts of the South as "Duncan is with his father at home looking after the farm".  According to Mrs. Stewart of Milton's account:

      There were Stewarts in Stronegalvaltrie at Loch Katrineside.  I donít think they were of the Glenfinlas Stewarts.  John and Donald were there.  They were uncles (sic cousins) to Duncan in Stronegalvaltrie, who was to be heir of Monacheil, & who raised the law plea.  Duncan was married to Magdaline Stewart, daughter of Walter Stewart, Edralechcan.

      John and Duncan (sic Donald, see before) Stewart in Stroan, had a nephew, Duncan who was there with them.  This Duncan married Magdalene Stewart youngest sister to Mrs. Stewart (Miltonís) mother.  They had Alexander who was drowned in the Leith 3 Nov 1887.  Duncan (Alexís father) had a brother Alexander, a writer in Glasgow.

      The estate of Monachyle was held by Donald McDonald of Monachyle who died without children.  Donald was predeceased by his brothers, none of whom had heirs.  Traditional rules of inheritance would suggest that Monachyle should have passed next to Donald McDonald's sisters from oldest to youngest.  However, Donald McDonald apparently bestowed Monachyle on the son of his younger sister, Ann.  This son's name also happened to be Duncan Stewart.  This Duncan Stewart of Monachyle had previously served as the manager of Monachyle estate under Donald McDonald.  Doubtless, Donald McDonald felt that Duncan Stewart had "earned" the right to the estate by having served him loyaly for many years.  Furthermore, Duncan Stewart of Monachyle was a descendant of the earlier Stewarts of Monachyle.  It may further be assumed that Duncan Stewart of Monachyle felt he deserved the estate as it had previously been held by his own ancestors.

      However, this Duncan Stewart in Shenachyle felt he had a claim to the estate and sued his distant cousin for the estate.  (Perhaps under the influence of his two brothers who were both lawyers?)  Duncan Stewart in Shenachyle's only known claim would have been through his wife's mother, who, being the oldest sister of Donald McDonald probably would have had a better claim than Duncan Stewart of Monachyle being the son of Donald McDonald's younger sister.  However, even if this Duncan could have established the validity of his mother-in-law's claim, then his eldest brother-in-law, James Stewart, 5th of Edraleachdach and Lorachan, would have had the superior claim over Duncan's wife, Magdalene Stewart. Duncan Stewart in Shenachyle was not successful in his claim and the estate of Monachyle passed to Duncan Stewart of Monachyle.

      Although Duncan was not successful in acquiring the enormous and prosperous estate of Monachyle, he did acquire the family estate of Strone just prior to his death.  Duncan died in 1878 at Strone and his widow Magdalene is shown in 1881 residing at Strone as head and as a farmer of 2500 acres.  Thus it would appear that Duncan inherited Strone sometime after the 1871 census and prior to his death in 1878.

      Duncan Stewart married on 19 APR 1840 in Shenachyle, Port of Menteith, Perthshire, Scotland to his distant cousin, Magdalene STEWART b: 4 NOV 1814 in Edraleachdach, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland, daughter of Walter Stewart, 4th of Edraleachdach and Lorachan, and Elizabeth McDonald.  Magdalene's birth family is shown on our Stewart of Glenbuckie Branch V page.  Duncan and Magdalene had the following family:

      1. Has No Children Elisabeth STEWART b: 21 FEB 1841 in Shenachyle Mor, Port of Menteith, Perthshire, Scotland
      2. Has No Children Alexander STEWART b: 30 OCT 1842 in Shenachyle Mor, Port of Menteith, Perthshire, Scotland.  He drowned in the Leith on 3 NOV 1887.
        1. Descendants to be added.
      3. Has No Children Walter STEWART b: ABT 3 APR 1845 in Kilmadock, Perthshire, Scotland
      4. Has No Children John STEWART b: ABT 21 APR 1847 in Kilmadock, Perthshire, Scotland
      5. Has No Children James STEWART b: ABT 10 SEP 1849 in Kilmadock, Perthshire, Scotland
      6. Has No Children Duncan STEWART b: ABT 22 DEC 1853 in Kilmadock, Perthshire, Scotland
        1. Descendants to be added.
    3. Has No Children Alexander STEWART b: ABT 1805 in Port of Menteith, Perthshire, Scotland.  Alexander is described in Stewarts of the South as "Alexander is a minor and at home likewise".  According to Mrs Stewart of Milton Alexander was a writer (lawyer) in Glasgow.
    4. Catharine STEWART

 


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2b Line - The Stewarts in Lianach, Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland


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The next line of descendants of Walter nan Cleugh are presented as part of 2 Line in the original document, but are recorded as descending from a different brother than the first half of 2 line.  This is quite confusing, but is indicative of some of the challenges we have in correctly interpreting Stewarts of the South.  This line is presented in Stewarts of the South as follows:

John Du na Sroan had three grand uncles, [the] first of them:

  1. Peter Stewart, [a] tacksman of Lianach [in] Glenbuckie, of whom came:
    1. John Stewart, present tenant of Lianach.  [He has] three sons [who are all] minors [and pays] £200 rent.
    2. Donald Stewart his brother Copartner two sons minors rent £200

The language used above is misleading.  Peter Stewart, tacksman of Lianach, may or may not be the first of the grand-uncles.  John Stewart "present tacksman of Lianach" was the son of a Patrick/Peter Stewart who was also a tacksman of Lianach -- matching the description shown above.  This would make it appear more likely that "Peter Stewart, tacksman of Lianach" shown above is the father of John.  Whereas the "first of the three granduncles" would be a great-grandfather to John.  The problem is that there could very easily be TWO Peter Stewarts who were both tacksmen of Lianach.  It is quite conceivable that first grand-uncle could easily be named Patrick/Peter and he could easily have been an earlier tacksman of Lianach.  So the reference to Peter above is quite ambiguous as to whether it refers to the first grand-uncle of Iain Dubh na Stroan or to the father of John Stewart, tenant in Lianach...or both.  However, the fact that none of the other sons of Walter nan Cleugh are mentioned by name would suggest that it would be highly unlikely that the author of Stewarts of the South knew the name of the second son, but none of the others.  Thus it is exceedingly more likely that Peter Stewart, above, was NOT the first of the three grand-uncles, but was indeed just the father of John Stewart, tenant in Lianach.

The following references from Mitchell's Monumental Inscriptions from Balquhidder cemetery pertain to this family:

10         Peter STEWART died at Lianoch in 1796, John STEWART, farmer in Lianoch died at Immeroin 25 JUL 1844, age 75, by Peter STEWART farmer at Inverchagernie (in) Strathfillan.

11a       Duncan STEWART, tenant (in) Kirktoun (of Balquhidder), died OCT 1817, wife Janet FERGUSON died (at) Balmore, 19 DEC 1845, children Duncan, tenant in Balmore (aka Dallanlaggan) 30 SEP 1836

11b       by R & D STEWART, father Donald STEWART, died Kirktoun (of) Strathfillan 14 JAN 1867, age 85, wife Christian STEWART, 13 MAR 1858, age 64, their son Peter 17 FEB 1862, age 48.

 We presently account for this line as follows:

Has Children Patrick/Peter STEWART, in Lianach, b: ABT 1735 in Balquhidder, Perth, Scotland.  Patrick's birth record has not been identified.  He is recorded in Mitchell's MIs for Balquhidder cemetery: "10 Peter STEWART died at Lianoch in 1796, John STEWART, farmer in Lianoch died at Immeroin 25 JUL 1844, age 75, by Peter STEWART farmer at Inverchagernie (in) Strathfillan."  Peter married firstly on MAR AND 4 APR 1766 in Aberfoyle and Callander, Perthshire, Scotland to Helen STEWART b: ABT 1740 in presumably Aberfoyle, Perthshire, Scotland.  Helen's birth family has not been identified.  They had the following children:

  1. Has No Children Janet STEWART b: 3 JAN 1767 in Coircromby, Callander, Perth, Scotland
  2. Has Children John STEWART b: 12 MAR 1768 in Coircromby, Callander, Perth, Scotland.  John is described in Stewarts of the South as "John Stewart, present tenant of Lianach.  [He has] three sons [who are all] minors [and pays] £200 rent."  John married on 27 DEC 1806 AND 9 JAN 1807 in Balquhidder and Kilmadock, Perthshire, Scotland to Janet MCNAUGHTON b: ABT 11 AUG 1784 in Cambusbeg, Kilmadock, Perthshire, Scotland.  They had the following family:
    1. Has No Children Peter STEWART b: ABT 1808 in Balquhidder, Perth, Scotland.  Peter resided in Invercagernie, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland until at least 1881.  It is believed he never married.
    2. Has Children Mary STEWART b: ABT 20 MAY 1809 in Lianach of Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perth, Scotland.  Mary married on 23 NOV AND 14 DEC 1833 in Campsie and Denny, Stirling, Scotland to Robert SMELLIE b: 1812 in Denny, Stirling, Scotland.  They had the following family:
      1. Has No Children John SMELLIE b: 1837 in Govan, Lanark, Scotland
      2. Has No Children Jane SMELLIE b: 1839 in Barhead, Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland
      3. Has No Children Thomas SMELLIE b: 1842 in Cathcart, Renfrew, Scotland
      4. Has No Children Mary SMELLIE b: 1852 in Blantyre, Lanark, Scotland
    3. Has Children Helen STEWART b: ABT 10 MAR 1811 in Lianach of Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perth, Scotland.  Helen married on 16 JAN 1836 in Stronvar, Balquhidder, Perth, Scotland to Alexander FERGUSON b: ABT 10 JUL 1802 in Girvan, Ayr, Scotland.  They had the following family:
      1. Has No Children Janet FERGUSON b: NOV 1836 in Balquhidder, Perth, Scotland
      2. Has No Children Margaret FERGUSON b: 16 MAY 1837 in Balquhidder, Perth, Scotland
      3. Has No Children Duncan FERGUSON b: 1 DEC 1840 in Balquhidder, Perth, Scotland
      4. Has No Children Catharine FERGUSON b: 10 JUL 1842 in Balquhidder, Perth, Scotland
      5. Has No Children Mary FERGUSON b: 11 JUN 1844 in Balquhidder, Perth, Scotland
      6. Has No Children Helen FERGUSON b: 15 NOV 1846 in Balquhidder, Perth, Scotland
      7. Has No Children John FERGUSON b: 14 OCT 1848 in Balquhidder, Perth, Scotland
      8. Has No Children Christian FERGUSON b: ABT 11 AUG 1851 in Balquhidder, Perth, Scotland
      9. Has No Children Peter FERGUSON b: 6 OCT 1854 in Balquhidder, Perth, Scotland

      In addition to the children above Alexander Fergusson also had the following illegitimate child while he was married to Helen Stewart:

      1. Donald FERGUSSON, b. 17 MAY 1846, bap. 14 MAR 1848 in Stronvar, illegitimate child of Alexander Ferguson in Stronvar with Jean STEWART in Kirkton.

    4. Has No Children Duncan STEWART b: ABT 2 JAN 1813 in Lianach of Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perth, Scotland.  Duncan married on 28 FEB 1860 in Strathfillan, Killin, Perth, Scotland to Janet WRIGHT b: ABT 4 OCT 1829 in Buchyline, Kippen, Stirling, Scotland.  They resided at Invercagernie until at least 1851 and had no known children. (Later census records have not yet been consulted.)
    5. Has No Children Catharine STEWART b: ABT 25 DEC 1816 in Lianach of Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perth, Scotland.  She worked as a house maid until at least 1861.
    6. Has No Children Janet STEWART b: ABT 17 MAR 1819 in Lianach of Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perth, Scotland
    7. Has No Children Donald STEWART b: ABT 14 MAR 1821 in Lianach of Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perth, Scotland.  Donald has not been found in any census records and may have died young or emigrated.
    8. Has No Children Christian STEWART b: ABT 18 MAY 1823 in Lianach of Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perth, Scotland.  Christian worked as a dairy maid in Balquhidder until at least 1861.
    9. Has Children Margaret STEWART b: ABT 23 FEB 1826 in Immeroin in Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perth, Scotland.  Margaret is presumed to have married Donald MALLOCH b: ABT 28 APR 1823 in Kenmore, Perth, Scotland, although no record of their marriage has been found.  (Donald's name is incorrectly recorded as "Mather" in Malcolm Gray's notes.)  They had the following family:
      1. Has No Children Catherine MALLOCH b: ABT 23 SEP 1857 in Killin, Perth, Scotland
      2. Has No Children Janet MALLOCH b: 15 MAY 1860 in Strathfillan, Killin, Perth, Scotland
      3. Has No Children Peter MALLOCH b: 15 MAY 1865 in Strathfillan, Killin, Perth, Scotland
    10. Has No Children John STEWART b: ABT 18 AUG 1829 in Immeroin in Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perth, Scotland.  John worked as a shepherd in Balquhidder until at least 1861.

Patrick/Peter married secondly ABT 1772 to Katherine FERGUSON b: ABT 1745 in Scotland.  They had the following family:

  1. Has No Children Catherine STEWART b: ABT 13 JUN 1772 in Lianach of Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perth, Scotland.  Catherine is presumed to have died as a child prior to the birth of her same-named sister in 1777.
  2. Has No Children Elizabeth STEWART b: ABT 13 DEC 1774 in Lianach of Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perth, Scotland
  3. Has No Children Catherine STEWART b: ABT 13 FEB 1777 in Lianach of Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perth, Scotland
  4. Has No Children Christian STEWART b: ABT 13 FEB 1780 in Lianach of Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perth, Scotland
  5. Has Children Donald STEWART in Lianach b: ABT 14 APR 1782 in Lianach of Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perth, Scotland.  Donald is described in Stewarts of the South as: "Donald Stewart his brother Copartner two sons minors rent £200".  He married on 4 DEC 1813 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland to Christian STEWART b: ABT 31 AUG 1794 in Second Lot of Tullich, Balquhidder, Perth, Scotland, daughter of John Stewart and Janet Stewart (currently being researched).  Donald and Christian had the following family:
    1. Has Children Peter STEWART b: ABT 28 MAR 1814 in Lianach of Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perth, Scotland.  Peter resided in Kirkton of Strathfillan until about 1861.  He may have had a relationship with Mary MCLAREN b: ABT 1820 in Scotland.  They may be the parents of:
      1. Has No Children Duncan STEWART b: 17 JAN 1848 in Balquhidder, Perth, Scotland.  Duncan's birth is recorded as illegitimate. His parents are recorded as Peter Stewart and Mary McLaren.  It is not certain that his father is the Peter Stewart shown here.
    2. Has No Children Janet STEWART b: ABT 14 JUN 1815 in Lianach of Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perth, Scotland.  She is presumed to have died young prior to the birth of her same-named sister in 1828.
    3. Has Children Catherine STEWART b: ABT 1 APR 1817 in Lianach of Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perth, Scotland.  Catherine married John FERGUSON b: ABT 1 APR 1815 in Wester Auchtow, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland, son of Patrick Ferguson and Margaret Stewart. (Margaret Stewart's birth family has not been identified but she likely came from the west end of Loch Earn.)
      1. Descendants to be added.
    4. Has No Children Christian STEWART b: ABT 1 DEC 1818 in Lianach of Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perth, Scotland.  Christian resided in Kirkton of Strathfillan until at least 1861.
    5. Has No Children John STEWART b: ABT 5 JUN 1820 in Lianach of Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perth, Scotland.  John is presumed to have died as a child prior to the birth of his same-named brother in 1837.
    6. Has No Children Margaret STEWART b: ABT 12 OCT 1822 in Lianach of Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perth, Scotland.  She resided in Kirkton of Strathfillan until at least 1861.
    7. Has No Children Alexander STEWART b: ABT 4 AUG 1824 in Lianach of Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perth, Scotland.  He resided with his parents until at least 1851.  His later whereabouts are unknown.
    8. Has No Children Robert STEWART b: ABT 29 SEP 1826 in Lianach of Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perth, Scotland.  He resided with his parents until at least 1851.  His later whereabouts are unknown.
    9. Has No Children Janet STEWART b: ABT 15 OCT 1828 in Lianach of Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perth, Scotland.  She has not been found in any census records.
    10. Has No Children Duncan STEWART b: ABT 10 NOV 1831 in Lianach of Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perth, Scotland.  He resided with his parents until at least 1841.  His later whereabouts are unknown.
    11. Has No Children Donald STEWART b: ABT 11 MAY 1834 in Lianach of Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perth, Scotland.   He resided with his parents until at least 1861.  His later whereabouts are unknown.
    12. Has No Children John STEWART b: ABT 27 AUG 1837 in Lianach of Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perth, Scotland.  He resided with his parents until at least 1861.  His later whereabouts are unknown.
    13. Has No Children Mary STEWART b: ABT 27 AUG 1837 in Lianach of Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perth, Scotland.  Mary was residing in Kirkton of Strathfillan in 1861.
  6. Has No Children Mary STEWART b: ABT 6 JUN 1784 in Lianach of Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perth, Scotland
  7. Has No Children Margaret STEWART b: ABT 9 SEP 1787 in Lianach of Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perth, Scotland

3 Line - The Stewarts in Drepan and Lendrick, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland


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This next group of descendants is presented in a confusing manner in Stewarts of the South.  It appears that there are two sets of nuclear families, likely cousins to each other, who descend from a common ancestor.  The first of these two families comprises four brothers: Duncan, Andrew, Walter and Daniel.  The second family seems to comprise three brothers: John, Charles, and William.  However Stewarts of the South presents the second set of three brothers in the middle of the first family of four brothers.  The accounting below has been rearranged into its proper familial order in order to facilitate clarity, however the reader is encouraged to view the original for comparison (found in the index at the top of this page).

It seems likely that the following two families probably descend from a common son of Walter nan Cleugh, but given the accounting problems with this branch we cannot be certain.  This family is presented in Stewarts of the South as follows (with Walter and Daniel moved to their correct familial place as noted above):

[Unknown Stewart, father of:]

  1. Duncan Stewart, late tacksman of Balmenoch [in] Glenbuckie.  [He had] one son:
    1. Duncan, [a] tacksman of Kirkton [in] Balquhidder [on] Sir John M[urray] Macgregor's estate. [He is] a bachelor [and] a thrifty farmer [who pays] £250 rent
  2. Andrew Stewart, brother to the above Duncan of Balmenoch, was [a] tacksman of Coilbohaile, [in the] Breas of Doune [on the] Earl's estate.  He left
    1. one son.
  3. There was one Walter Stewart (the entry for Daniel, below, confirms that Walter was a brother to Andrew, above), once [a] tenant [in the] Breas of Doune, [who was] of the above race.  [He] had a son:
    1. a labourer to the Duke of Montrose.  [He had]
      1. three sons at Buchanan in the Duke's works.
  4. Daniel Stewart, [who was a] tacksman of Drepan [in the] Barony of Lendrick [on] Sir Patrick Murray's estate from Perth family, [in] Callander parish.  [Daniel] was brother to [the] foresaid Walter & Andrew.  [Daniel] left four sons:
    1. John, an undertaker of works about Glasgow
    2. James, a land surveyor in Glasgow.  [He has]
      1. two sons.
    3. Walter, a labourer in Glasgow
    4. Duncan, a shoemaker in Port Dundas at Glasgow.  [He has]
      1. two sons.

[Unknown Stewart, father of:]

  1. John Stewart, [a] smith [at] Burn of Camus near Doune Lodge.  [He had] 3 sons:
    1. James, a smith and successor to his father.  [He] is unmarried.
    2. John, a labourer in Crieff, [who has]
      1. two sons
    3. James, a wright in Stirling, [who has]
      1. two sons [who are both] minors
  2. Charles Stewart, brother to the above John, was a mason at Burn of Camus.  [He] left two sons, [both of whom made fortunes as spirit dealers in Glasgow] (the grammar is so convoluted in the original here that only a complete rewrite can make it clear)
    1. John, [who had a family]
    2. James, [who had a family]
  3. William Stewart, brother to Charles Stewart, was a smith in Doune.  [He] left two sons:
    1. John, a respectable cloth merchant in Glasgow
    2. William, a master ferrier [in the] Dragoon guards

Our present accounting of this family is as follows:

Has Children "Donald" STEWART , in Drepan b: ABT 1675 in Probably Strathgarntey, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  Donald is suggested above as a son of the third son of Walter nan Cliugh, however this is unconfirmed.  No documentary evidence has been found to verify the existence of "Donald". He is suggested by onomastic evidence only. It is suggested by the known information about this sons, that "Donald" was probably a tacksman of Drepan.  Donald is suggested as the father of:

  1. Has Children John STEWART , in Lendrick and Drepan b: ABT 1705 in Probably Drepan, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  No record of John's birth has been found. He is identified from the birth records of his children and his marriage record. John is not identified by name in Stewarts of the South but his four sons are clearly identified and correspond perfectly with the family shown here.  John married on 1 JUL 1738 in Callander, Perthshire, Scotland to Isabel MCGREGOR-ALIAS-DRUMMOND b: ABT 1715 in Scotland.  They had the following family:
    1. Has Children Donald STEWART , in Drepan b: 5 JUL 1739 in Lendrick, Strathgartney, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  Donald is described in Stewarts of the South as: "Daniel Stewart, [who was a] tacksman of Drepan [in the] Barony of Lendrick [on] Sir Patrick Murray's estate from Perth family, [in] Callander parish. [Daniel] was brother to [the] foresaid Walter & Andrew."  He is recorded in Stewarts of the South as having the following family.  However his marriage record and the birth records of his children have not been identified:
      1. Has No Children John STEWART b: ABT 1770 in Perthshire, Scotland.  John's birth record has not been identified.  John is described in Stewarts of the South as: "John, an undertaker of works about Glasgow."
      2. Has No Children James STEWART b: ABT 1773 in Perthshire, Scotland.  James' birth record has not been identified.  James is described in Stewarts of the South as: "James, a land surveyor in Glasgow. [He has] two sons."
      3. Has No Children Walter STEWART b: ABT 1775 in Perthshire, Scotland.  Walter's birth record has not been identified.  Walter is described in Stewarts of the South as: "Walter, a labourer in Glasgow."
      4. Has No Children Duncan STEWART b: ABT 1778 in Perthshire, Scotland.  Duncan's birth record has not been identified.  Duncan is described in Stewarts of the South as: "Duncan, a shoemaker in Port Dundas at Glasgow. [He has] two sons."
    2. Has Children Duncan STEWART , in Balmeanoch b: 4 AUG 1741 in Drepan, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  Duncan is described in Stewarts of the South as "Duncan Stewart, late tacksman of Balmenoch [of] Glenbuckie." Duncan is mentioned in Mitchell's Monumental Inscriptions in Balquhidder Cemetery: "11a Duncan STEWART, tenant (in) Kirktoun, died OCT 1817, wife Janet FERGUSON died (at) Balmore (a.k.a. Dallanlanggan in Glenbuckie), 19 DEC 1845, children Duncan, tenant in Balmore 30 SEP 1836."  Duncan married on 17 FEB 1776 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland to Janet FERGUSON b: ABT 1755 in Scotland.  They had the following family:
      1. Has No Children Son STEWART b: ABT 13 OCT 1776 in Immeroin, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  This un-named son is presumed to have died in infancy.
      2. Has Children Janet STEWART b: ABT 11 OCT 1777 in Immeroin, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  According to Don McArthur's research, Janet married on 17 DEC 1818 in Callander, Perthshire, Scotland to Donald MCGREGOR b: ABT 1775 in Scotland.  They had the following family:
        1. Has No Children John MCGREGOR b: 15 DEC 1819 in West Lea, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
        2. Has No Children Sarah MCGREGOR b: 13 JUL 1821 in Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
        3. Has No Children Christian MCGREGOR b: 26 MAY 1823 in Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
        4. Has No Children Peter MCGREGOR b: 15 MAY 1825 in Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
      3. Has No Children Margaret STEWART b: ABT 18 AUG 1779 in Dallanlaggan, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland
      4. Has No Children Katherine STEWART b: ABT 10 APR 1782 in Balmeanoch of Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland
      5. Has No Children John STEWART b: ABT 30 JUN 1784 in Balmeanoch of Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  John is not mentioned in Stewarts of the South and is presumed to have died young.
      6. Has No Children Duncan STEWART , in Kirkton b: 31 OCT 1786 in Balmeanoch of Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  Duncan is described in Stewarts of the South as: "Duncan, [a] tacksman of Kirkton [in] Balquhidder [on] Sir John M[urray] Macgregor's estate. [He is] a bachelor [and] a thrifty farmer [who pays] £250 rent." Duncan is referred to in Mitchell's Monumental Inscriptions for Balquhidder Cemetery: "11a       Duncan STEWART, tenant (in) Kirktoun (of Balquhidder), died OCT 1817, wife Janet FERGUSON died (at) Balmore, 19 DEC 1845, children Duncan, tenant in Balmore (aka Dallanlaggan) 30 SEP 1836."
      7. Has No Children Christian STEWART b: ABT 21 FEB 1790 in Dallanlaggan of Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland
    3. Has Children Walter STEWART b: 31 MAR 1744 in Drepan, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  Walter is described in Stewarts of the South as: "There was one Walter Stewart, once [a] tenant [in the] Breas of Doune, [who was] of the above race. [He] had a son [who is] a labourer to the Duke of Montrose. [He, in turn has] three sons at Buchanan in the Duke's works."  Walter was the father of:
      1. Has No Children Son STEWART b: ABT 1770 in Perthshire, Scotland.  This son has not been identified in any parish records. He is described in Stewarts of the South as: "a son [who is] a labourer to the Duke of Montrose. [He has] three sons at Buchanan in the Duke's works."
    4. Has No Children Janet STEWART b: 13 SEP 1748 in Drepan, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
    5. Has No Children Margaret STEWART b: 13 MAR 1750 in Lendrick, Strathgartney, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
    6. Has No Children Andrew STEWART , in Calliebohalie b: 8 AUG 1754 in Milntown (of Strathgartney?), Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  Andrew is described in Stewarts of the South as: "Andrew Stewart, brother to the above Duncan of Balmenoch, was [a] tacksman of Coilbohaile, [in the] Braes of Doune [on the] Earl's estate. He left one son."
      1. Has No Children Son STEWART b: ABT 1785 in Perthshire, Scotland.  This unknown son has not been identified.

The second branch of this line, namely the brothers John, Charles, and William, has not yet been identified.

3b Line - Stewarts in Strone and Inverlochlarig


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This line is recorded in Stewarts of the South as a second "3 Line".  It is not clear from the original document if it is intended that this line is a continuation of the accounting of 3 Line shown above, or if the author made an error and repeated "3 Line" instead of "4 Line".  In the absence of corroborating evidence we are presently suggesting that this line descends from the youngest son of Walter nan Cleugh. 

Stewarts of the South presents this line as follows:

  1. Duncan Stewart, [a] late subtenant of Stroin (Strowan) [on] Lochcathrineside left two sons:
    1. first son David now dead
    2. 2 son Walter Flesher in Glasgow is unmarried
  2. Walter Stewart, brother to [the] foresaid Duncan had two sons:
    1. first of them dead
    2. second son Walter now in Nova Scotia in north America and doing well there [and] intends to return
  3. 3 Donald Stewart, [a] subtenant of Stroine (Strowan) [who] had one son:
    1. commonly called the Morrair for being servant to the Earl of Murray.  [He] left one son
      1. a sea captain

Robert Stewart, tacksman of Inchry [in] Aberfoil parish [once a part of the lordship] of Monteith [and] now [the] Duke of Montrose's.  [Robert] left one son:

  1. James, a merchant & grocer [in the] new town of Fintry [in] Stirlingshire.  [The town was] erected by Mr Spiers of Kilchroich, a respectable gentleman.

James Stewart, or Sheumas MacPharic (James, son of Patrick), [who was a] tacksman of Inverlochlarig [in the] Braes of Balquhidder [on the] Earl of Murray's estate, left two sons:

  1. first, James, [who] died at Pitmmain in our own country (Perthshire).  He was an honest man.  He was Grieve to Mr Menzies of our own country, and before that to MacIntyre [who was] a great rascal. And I doubt not but [that] James was a better man than either of the masters, although the servant again.
  2. his brother 2 John, formerly [a] tenant of Immireoin [in] Glenbuckie & Murlagan in Balquhidder [on] Capt Stewart's estate. [He is] now condemned to be a moss laird, which is not much better than Egyptian slavery.  Perhaps this man left few equals in goodness in Balquhidder and now as little respect is paid to him as to an old pack horse, which shows the uncertainty of human affairs.

The first branch of this family, namely the brothers Duncan, Walter, and Donald as well as Robert have not been accounted for as yet.  We account for the remainder of this line as follows:

Has Children Patrick STEWART b: ABT 1680 in Probably Strathgartney, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  Patrick was presumably a tacksman in Inverlochlarig in Braes of Balquhidder, as inferred from the information on his son. No such Patrick has so far been identified in any documentary records.  As Patrick's son was known by the patronymic of James mac Patrick then we can be certain of Patrick's name.  Patrick was the father of:

  1. Has Children James MacPatrick STEWART , of Inverlochlarig b: ABT 1715 in Callander or Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  He is recorded in Stewarts of the South as "Seamus MacPharic". ("Pharic" is a phonetic rendering of the local dialect pronunciation of Phadraig, or "Patrick". Thus "Seamus MacPharic" means "James, son of Patrick.") He is described in Stewarts of the South as a "tacksman of Inverlochlarig [in the] Braes of Balquhidder [on the] Earl of Murray's estate." His marriage and childrens' birth records have not been identified. However the following record looks extremely promising.  There is no other family in Stewarts of the South that matches this one.  The only other major families in Inverlochlarigh was Glenogle IV and Auchnahard, neither of whom match.
    James STEWART and Mary MCFARLANE (MCPHARLANE) in Inverlochlarig Mor, Tighnabruaich, and Wester Invernenty
    1. Robert STEWART, bap. 1 JAN 1756 (recorded on 22 APR 1756) in Innerlochraigmor
    2. Patrick STEWART, bap. 13 JUL 1758 in Inverlochlaigvoir
    3. John STEWART, bap. 8 SEP 1759 in Tighnabruaich ("house on the bank")
    4. James STEWART, bap. 13 JUN 1762 in Wester Innernenty
    5. Patrick STEWART, bap. 16 APR 1768 in Tighnabruaich?
    It seems likely that Tighnabruaich was probably the name of a residence on the Inverlochlarig property and thus Tighnabruaich and Inverlochlarig can probably be considered as the same place. This family would be a perfect fit except for the first son, Robert.

    Patrick is recorded as the father of:

    1. Has No Children James STEWART b: ABT 1750 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  James' birth record has not been identified. James is described in Stewarts of the South as "James, [who] died at Pitmmain in our own country (Breadalbane, Perthshire). He was an honest man. He was Grieve to Mr Menzies of our own country, and before that to MacIntyre [who was] a great rascal. And I doubt not but [that] James was a better man than either of the masters, although the servant again."
    2. Has Children John STEWART in Immereoin and Muirlaggan b: ABT 1754 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  John's birth record has not been identified. His birth year is based on his age as given in the 1814 Moss Census. John is described in Stewarts of the South as "formerly [a] tenant of Immireoin [in] Glenbuckie & Murlagan in Balquhidder [on] Capt Stewart's estate. [He is] now condemned to be a moss laird, which is not much better than Egyptian slavery. Perhaps this man left few equals in goodness in Balquhidder and now as little respect is paid to him as to an old pack horse, which shows the uncertainty of human affairs." And also as, "John Stewart, Summerline Flander's Moss, of the same family (Glenbuckie). What you call a real hidden treasure, condemned, I may say, to real slavery, though voluntary, and has not left his match in Balquhidder for honesty and integrity. And I cannot but think it a pity that human affairs should be at times so ordered not much more thought of here than an old horse."

      John's initial residence is given in Stewarts of the South as Immereoin and Muirlaggan, but in the Balquhidder OPR his residence is recorded as Clach-glas ("Greystone") of Glenbuckie for the baptisms of his children. Clachglas is merely a residence on the Immereoin portion of Glenbuckie, thus the two places can be considered synonymous. About 1793, John moved his family to 9 Wood Lane ("Woodline Moss") in Flanders Moss on the Blair Drummond Estate.  John married on 24 JAN 1784 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland to Mary REID b: 29 JUN 1760 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland, daughter of Duncan Reid and Christian McGregor.  John and Mary had the following family:

      1. Has No Children Christian STEWART b: ABT 13 MAR 1785 in Clachglas of Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  She was residing with her parents in 1814.  Her later whereabouts is unknown.
      2. Has No Children Margaret STEWART b: ABT 20 FEB 1787 in Clachglas of Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  She was residing with her parents in 1814.  Her later whereabouts is unknown.
      3. Has No Children Janet STEWART b: ABT 15 FEB 1789 in Clachglas of Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  Janet is presumed to have died in infancy prior to the birth of her same-named sister in 1792.
      4. Has No Children Janet STEWART b: ABT 29 JUL 1792 in Clachglas of Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  She was residing with her parents in 1814.  Her later whereabouts is unknown.
      5. Has No Children Mary STEWART b: ABT 17 AUG 1794 in Blair Drummond Moss, Kincardine by Doune, Perthshire, Scotland.  She was residing with her parents in 1814.  Mary married on 21 AND 22 MAR 1817 in Kilmadock and Kincardine by Doune, Perthshire, Scotland to William DOWNIE b: ABT 1790 in Kilmadock, Perthshire, Scotland. They had the following children
        1. Has Children Mary DOWNIE b: 02 JUL 1817 in Doune, Kilmadock, Perthshire, Scotland. Mary married on 12 FEB 1837 in Kincardine by Doune, Perthshire, Scotland to Alexander STEWART in Westwood b: ABT 27 JAN 1805 in Moss, Kincardine by Doune, Perthshire, Scotland as the son of Duncan Stewart in Woodline and Christian McLaren, of the Stewarts in Edinample.
        2. Has No Children Helen DOWNIE b: 08 OCT 1820 in Ashentree, Kilmadock, Perthshire, Scotland
        3. Has No Children Robert DOWNIE b: 09 JAN 1822 in Ashentree. Kilmadock, Perthshire, Scotland
        4. Has No Children Son DOWNIE b: 10 JUN 1824 in Ashentree. Kilmadock, Perthshire, Scotland
      6. Has Children James STEWART b: ABT 12 MAR 1797 in Blair Drummond Moss, Kincardine by Doune, Perthshire, Scotland.  James is found in the 1841 census residing at Woodlane on the Blair Drummond Moss, presumably the same property that his father held. James is shown residing with his wife and children and his brother Duncan. James and his family are not found in 1851 and are presumed to have emigrated.  James married on 6 JUN 1830 in Kincardine by Doune, Perthshire, Scotland to Mary STEWART b: ABT 10 MAY 1807 in Woodline, Blair Drummond Moss, Kincardine by Doune, Perthshire, Scotland, daughter of Duncan Stewart and Christian McLaren of the family of Donald Stewart in Edinample.  They had the following family:
        1. Has No Children John STEWART b: ABT 8 MAR 1835 in Kincardine by Doune, Perthshire, Scotland.  In 1841 and 1851 John is residing with his maternal uncle Peter Stewart in Thornliebank and apprenticing as a Millwright.
        2. Has No Children Duncan STEWART b: ABT 9 APR 1837 in Kincardine by Doune, Perthshire, Scotland.  Duncan is not found after 1841 and is presumed to have died young.
        3. Has Children Christiana STEWART b: ABT 14 APR 1839 in Wood Lane, Blair Drummond Moss, Kincardine by Doune, Perthshire, Scotland.  In 1851 Christian is living at Summer's Lane in the care of her uncle John McLean, b 1783 in Balquhidder. John McLean is found in 1814 at 17b Summer's Lane, age 30, from Balquhidder 1 year ago, wife Jannet Buchanan, no children.  Christiana married on 17 DEC 1858 in Clyde, Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland to John HUTTON b: ABT 1830 in Scotland and had the following children:
          1. Has No Children Henrietta HUTTON b: 18 MAY 1859 in Anderston, Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland
          2. Has No Children James HUTTON b: ABT 1862 in Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland
        4. Has Children Mary STEWART b: ABT 6 JUN 1841 in Wood Lane, Blair Drummond Moss, Kincardine by Doune, Perthshire, Scotland.  According to the 1873 Donald Stewart in Edinample Family Tree, Mary married to a man surnamed Edgar and had the following children, although this family has not been found in any census or OPR records:
          1. Has No Children Mary EDGAR b: ABT 1869
          2. Has No Children James EDGAR b: ABT 1871
      7. Has No Children Elisabeth STEWART b: ABT 10 NOV 1799 in Blair Drummond Moss, Kincardine by Doune, Perthshire, Scotland
      8. Has Children Duncan STEWART b: ABT 11 APR 1802 in Blair Drummond Moss, Kincardine by Doune, Perthshire, Scotland.  In 1841 Duncan is found residing at Woodlane in the Blair Drummond Moss, presumably on the same property his father had. He is shown residing with his brother's family, but Duncan's own wife and daughters are not shown.  Duncan is not found in 1851.  Family records indicate that Duncan died young, however it is possible this is erroneous and, if his brother James emigrated, then it's possible Duncan did too.  Duncan married on 17 DEC 1832 in Kilmadock, Perthshire, Scotland.  Janet MCLACHLANE b: 26 MAY 1805 in Kilmadock, Perthshire, Scotland.  Janet and her daughter Mary are not found in any census records.  It is suspected that they both died in childbirth.  Duncan and Janet had the following family:
        1. Has Children Catharine STEWART b: 2 MAR 1834 in Kincardine, Perthshire, Scotland.  Family records indicate that Catharine never married; that she moved from Kincardine to Raploch, Stirling, Scotland to take up employment as a domestic servant; that she was mother of two illegitimate children, namely Isabella and Duncan; and that she died on 4 JUN 1910, age 73, at #9 St. Mary's Wynd, Stirling, Stirling.

          Census records give us some additional information.  In 1841 we find Catharine's father, Duncan Stewart, residing with his brother James on the family farm, but without his wife and two daughters -- it is believed his wife and second daughter had died. Meanwhile, Catharine, age 5, is found in the care of her bachelor maternal uncle, Duncan McLachlan, age 25, residing in Thornhill, Kincardine by Doune, Perthshire, Scotland. They are living in the household of William Black, a 40 year old baker and his 30 year old wife, Margaret. Also living with them is a 10 year old Margaret Malcolm. Residing next-door is an 18 year old Isabella Stewart (presently no known relation, but worth pursuing in the future).  It would be understandable to find a semi-orphaned young girl in the care of relatives other than her father if there was a woman as care-giver. However, we must presume that Duncan Stewart was just as capable as his bachelor brother-in-law, Duncan McLachlan, at looking after a 5 year old girl. This would make it appear that Duncan Stewart was either incapable of raising his daughter for some reason or that he abandoned her.

          In 1851 Catharine's father, Duncan, along with Duncan's brother's family are not found at all and are presumed to have emigrated, although Duncan may have died. Catharine, meanwhile, is found living in Raploch, Stirling, age given as 18 and place of birth as Kilmadock (sic), recorded as a "border" and a "pauper" and residing with the following family:
          Alexander Simpson, head, tailor, 48, b in Stirling, Stirlingshire
          Ann (McCowan) Simpson, wife, 41, b ditto (m. 30 NOV 1828 in Stirling, Stirling)
          Janet Simpson, dtr, 17, b ditto
          Peter Simpson, son, 4, b ditto (b 17 DEC 1846 in Stirling, Stirling)
          Isabella Simpson, dtr, 4 b ditto
          John Simpson, son, 1, b ditto
          Catherine Simpson, dtr, 1, b ditto

          Catharine is not found in 1861 or 1871. However, in 1881 Catharine is found in the town of Stirling, Stirlingshire, Scotland. Her residence is given as "35 Broad Street, Burgh Police Cells" and her given occupation we'll refer to euphemistically as "outdoor worker". This would explain the illegitimate births of her children and her absence from the 1861 and 1871 census records. If Catharine worked as an "outdoor worker" then it's likely she could have been easily missed by the enumerators.

          In 1891, Catharine is found residing at 24 Lower Castlehill, Stirling, Stirlingshire, Scotland and her employment is recorded specifically as "outdoor worker". She is residing with 40 year old James Malcolm, a stone mason's labourer. This same James Malcolm is found in 1871 residing with Catharine's daughter, Isabella (see notes on Isabella for more information). And note the 10 year old Margaret Malcolm above who lived with Catharine as a young girl. At present no relationship has been shown between the Malcolm family and Catharine.

          Catharine's children are found in 1871, 1881, and 1891 living with various people who are no known relation to Catharine, and her daughter is recorded in 1871 as a "pauper's child". None of this family has been found in the 1901 census.

          Catharine's death certificate in 1910 lists her occupation as "outdoor worker". Her age is given as 73 years. Her parents are given as Duncan Stewart, a flesher, (deceased), and Margaret (sic) McLachlan (deceased). The informant is her daughter Isabella Rae. The discrepancy over Catharine's mother's first name is understandable given that Janet McLachlan died very young and would have been almost unknown to her own daughter and certainly completely unknown to her granddaughter. This was likely compounded by the fact that census records imply that Catharine had little contact with her own children.

          Family tradition accords that "Catherine Stewart made regular visits to Ann Ferguson at Thornhill to make sure both Isabella and Duncan were being looked after properly and also to make sure Ann was well funded for doing so.  Catherine did keep in touch with both her children and their relationship was very close.  Catherine lived to see all eight of Isabella's children born."

          Catharine had the following illegitimate children by unknown fathers:

          1. Has No Children Isabella STEWART b: 6 JUL 1868 in Raploch, Stirling, Stirling, Scotland.  Isabella's birth record indicates that she was born at 8:00 a.m. on 6 JUL 1868 in Raploch, Stirling as the illegitimate daughter of Catharine Stewart. Her father's name is left blank. Her mother's profession is listed as "domestic servant", however census records confirm that her mother's profession was "outdoor work".

            Census records show Isabella residing with a variety of families as a child, but never with her own mother (see note above).

            In 1871, Isabella was residing at House #57, Kincardine, Kincardine by Doune, Perthshire, Scotland with the following family:

            Isabella Stewart, born 1869 in Stirling, Stirling, occupation: pauper's child
            Isabella McFarlane, head, born 1805 in Kilmadock, occupation: pauper - former dom serv.
            Janet McFarlane, born 1815 in Kincardine, former dom serv, (possible dtr of William McFarlane and Janet Luke)
            James Malcolm, born 1854 in Kincardine, nephew, shoemaker (b 7 NOV 1852 in Kincardine, s/o John Malcolm and Janet McFarlane - only child of this couple)
            Elisabeth Forrester, b 1844 in Kincardine, niece, dom serv unemployed. (dtr of David Forrester and Janet McFarlane - only child of this couple.)

            The census indicates no family relationship between Isabella Stewart and Isabella McFarlane, the head of the house, but the common first name might suggest that the younger Isabella was named after the older. Perhaps Isabella McFarlane was a friend of Isabella Stewart's mother, or perhaps she is a maternal aunt or cousin by means as yet undiscovered. It is noteworthy that James Malcolm (shown above) who was residing with Isabella in 1871 is found 20 years later residing with Isabella's mother, Catharine. However, no family relationship is indicated in either census.

            In 1881, Isabella is found at High Street in Kincardine residing with the following family:
            Ann Ferguson, head, born 1827 in Gargunnock, Stirling, former gen serv.
            Daniel Ferguson, son, 1855 in Kilmadock, shoemaker.
            Isabell Stewart, boarder, 1869 in Stirling, Stirlingshire, scholar
            Duncan Stewart, boarder, 1873 in Stirling, Stirlingshire, scholar (Isabella's brother)

            Again here, Isabella's host family is of no known relation to her, but she has her brother living with her.

            In 1891, Isabella is found at Blackhouse, Kippen, Stirling, Scotland, working as a domestic servant for the family of William and Helen Short -- no known relation.

            Isabella and her husband have not been found in the 1901 census.  Isabella married on 29 NOV 1889 in Kirk Street, Dunblane, Perthshire, Scotland to John REOCH-alias-RAE b: ABT 1865 in Scotland.

            1. They had descendants who are beyond the scope of this research project.
          2. Has No Children Duncan STEWART b: 22 NOV 1872 in #35 St. Mary's Wynd, Stirling, Stirling, Scotland.  Duncan was an illegitimate son of Catharine Stewart who was an "outdoor worker" in the village of Stirling. Duncan is shown living with his sister in the 1881 census in Kincardine in the care of the Ferguson family, who are no known relation. (See notes above for more details). In 1891 Duncan was working as a farm hand in Wester Borland, Port of Menteith, Perthshire, Scotland, for the family of John and Janet Hay. Duncan has not been found in the 1901 census though he is known to have lived as late as 1940.
        2. Has No Children Mary STEWART b: 6 JUL 1835 in Kilmadock, Perthshire, Scotland.  Mary has not been found in any census records and is presumed to have died in childhood.

4 Line - The Descendants of "English Peter"


Sunart (Suanard) in Argyll - showing its proximity to Balquhidder and the Balquhidder Stewart Clan lands.
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The final line of descendants of Walter nan Cleugh is the family of Peter Stewart, schoolmaster in Suanard (Sunart), Argyllshire.  Suanard is shown as Sunart on modern maps and is outlined in bright green on the map above.  It is a large district.  Unfortunately Stewarts of the South does not tell us where in Sunart Peter Stewart resided.

Peter Stewart was called by the nickname of "Par nan Bearla (Beurla)" which means "English Peter", presumably because his birth family were Gaelic-speakers and, as a school teacher, Peter would have been required to teach in English.

This line is accounted in Stewarts of the South as "4 Line", however it is actually the fifth line of descendants presented (see notes above on the double 3 Line).  As the last line of descent it's possible that Peter was the sole descendant of the youngest son of Walter.  However, as there are really five lines of descent from four brothers, it's also possible that English Peter may descend from an illegitimate son of one of the earlier branches.  Peter's family is presented in Stewarts of the South as follows:

Peter Stewart, commonly called Par na Bearla ("English Peter") [who was] a schoolmaster in Suanard [in] Argyleshire left four sons:

  1. Two of them Officers in the Army and lost their lives in their country's cause
  2. the third a soldier, now a pensioner in Fort William
  3. the fourth a minor in Strontian.

This finishes Sliochd Valtair nan Cliugh.

Peter and his sons have not been identified in any records at this time.  We do not presently have an accounting for this line.

Research Leads

Walter STEWART and Catherine MCFARLANE in Corriechrombie

  1. Andrew STEWART, b/b 19 NOV/11 DEC 1718 in Crehehambie, Callander

Walter STEWART and Isabel MCCLARAN in Drepan

  1. Alexander STEWART, b/b 13/15 AUG 1733 in Drepan, Callander

Donald STEWART and Janet WOOD in Lendrick

  1. Christian STEWART, b/b 20/23 FEB 1718 in Lendrick
  2. Margaret STEWART, b/b/ 15/17 JUN 1719 in Lendrick
  3. Jannet STEWART, b/b 7/10 JUN 1722 in Lenrich

Donald STEWART and Anna STEWART (possibly a second marriage for the preceding Donald)

  1. John STEWART, b/b 31 OCT/4 NOV 1731 in Lendrick
  2. Janet STEWART, b/b 15/17 FEB 1734 in Lendrick
  3. James STEWART, b/b 30 DEC 1736 / 2 JAN 1737 in Lendrick
  4. Catharine STEWART, b/b 19/22 MAR 1739 in Lendrick
  5. Donald STEWART, b/b 12/13 SEP 1741 in Lendrick

Donald STEWART and Christian WRIGHT/MCINTYRE in Lendrick

  1. John STEWART, b/b 6/9 JAN 1732 or 33 in Lendrick. (year is not given in OPR, but sandwiched between entries for 1732/33)

Archibald STEWART and Jannet STEWART in Drepan and Lendrick, m 23 NOV/12 DEC 1723 in Kilmadock and Callander

  1. Jannet STEWART, b/b 13/15 MAR 1724 in Drepan
  2. Agnes STEWART, b/b 2/6 ??? 1727 in Lendrick (month omitted)
  3. Christian STEWART, b/b 8/11 FEB 1731 in Lendrick
  4. Donald STEWART, b/b 22/26 AUG 1733 in Lendrick

Archibald STEWART (d1791) and Mary MCFARLANE (d 1796) in Lendrick no marriage record (2nd marriage for the preceding?)

  1. John STEWART, b/b 17/24 MAR 1738 in Lendrick
  2. Margaret STEWART, b/b 6/10 MAY 1739 in Lendrick
  3. Isabel STEWART, b/b 5/13 SEP 1741 in Lendrick
  4. Alexander STEWART, b/b 24/28 AUG 1743 in Lendrick
  5. Mary STEWART, b/b 10/19 MAY 1745 in Lendrick
  6. Duncan STEWART, b/b 31 JUL / 2 AUG 1747 in Lendrick
  7. Archibald STEWART, b/b 23/26 OCT 1749 in Lendrick
  8. Donald STEWART, b/b 27/30 AUG 1757 in Landrick (see Mitchell's MIs)

Robert STEWART and Mary MCRUER in Drepan, m 6 JUN 1728 in Callander

  1. John STEWART, b/b 5/7 SEP 1729 in Miltown of Strathgartney
  2. Margaret STEWART, b/b 11/18 APR 1731 in Drepan (mother Janet McRuer)
  3. Isabel STEWART, b/b 8/13 AUG 1732 in Drepan.  Isabel married on 17 APR 1766 in Callander to Dougall MCLAREN, b 19 JUL 1736 in Callander, son of Archibald McLaren and Janet Drummond. They had numerous children (who are in the database) including
    1. Archibald MCLAREN in Coronach and Ardchullary who married Margaret STEWART, dtr of James Stewart in Duart and Mary Stewart, dtr of John Ban Mor Stewart in Auchnahard.  They had numerous children (who are in the database) including:
      1. Dougald MCLAREN in Ardchullary who married Janet "Jessie Dullater" STEWART, dtr of Duncan Stewart in Auchnahard and Upper Duart (of the Stewarts of Auchnahard)

Donald MCBEATH and Christian STEWART in Drepan and Ballewin

  1. John MCBEATH, b/b 4/8 JUL 1750 in Drepan (begotten in ante-nuptial fornication)
  2. Margaret MCBEATH, b/b 16/20 FEB 1753 in Ballewin
  3. Walter MCBEATH, b/b 21 DEC 1754 / 2 JAN 1755 in Drepan
  4. Agnes MCBEATH, b/b 6/8 FEB 1756 in Drepan

Patrick FERGUSON and Beatrix STEWART in Lendrick

  1. John FERGUSON, b/b 3/4 SEP 1761 in Lendrich

Alexander STEWART (b 1710-1720, son of John?) and Catharine STEWART in Stron(gavallry), m 23 JUL 1747 or 09 JAN 1750 in Callander

  1. Janet STEWART, b/b 27/31 MAR 1750 (year uncertain) in Stronganvalhy
  2. John STEWART, b/b 14/18 APR 1753 in Stron
  3. James STEWART, b/b 11/14 MAR 1758 in Stronganvallry

Alexander STEWART and Catharine STEWART in Blargarry (possibly a second marriage for Alexander, but more likely a completely different family

  1. Duncan STEWART, b/b 29/30 MAY 1754 in Blargarrie
  2. Archibald STEWART, b/b 10/14 SEP 1760 in Blargarry

Walter STEWART and Mary STEWART in Imereoin and Lianach of Glenbuckie. possibly m. 21 APR 1758 in Callander parish, but may be a different couple.

  1. James STEWART, bap. 8 JUN 1759 in Edraleachdach, Callander parish (not certain to be of this family)

  2. Janet STEWART, bap. 19 NOV 1767 in Imer-Ewan of Glenbuky

  3. John STEWART, bap. 3 DEC 1773 in Lianach of Glenbukie

From Mitchell's MIs - Kilmahog Cemetery

  1. 27         pelican plucking its breast, in her nest (Stewart crest).  Daniel STEWART, late farmer (at) Landrick, died 11 MAR 1846, age 89, wife Margaret MACKINLAY, 22 OCT 1848, age 83.

  2. 28         emblems of mortality.  1803.  Archibald STEWART, MAY 1791, wife Mary MCFARLAND, 24 MAY 1796, by son Daniel in ---- (illegible).

  3. 29         (broken) Archibald STEWART, farmer (at) Emdrick --- Sept --- died MAY 1847, ----- who died 9 JUL 1861.  Elizabeth Buchanan STEWART, teacher (at) Callander, died 23 FEB 1862.

 

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