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Stewart of Glenbuckie Branch VIII

The Stewarts in Glentarken, Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland

Cadet Branch VIII of the Stewarts of Glenbuckie

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Contents of this page

  1. Introduction
  2. VIII Branch - The Glentarken Stewarts
  3. 1 line - In Lianach, Immervoulin and Strathyre Village
  4. 2 line - in Auchanhard
  5. Research Leads
  6. Personal Data Pages (GEDCOM)
  7. Legend
  8. Contact:

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

VIII Branch - The Glentarken Stewarts

The Glen Tarkan track
Mid Glen Tarken looking south towards Loch Earn
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Glentarken
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This branch is introduced in Stewarts of the South as follows:

[The] Glentarken Stewarts at Lochearnside [are] a bastard race [from] far back. 

This is the only hint we have to the early origins of this family of Stewarts.  They descend from an unknown, and possibly even unrecorded, natural son of a Stewart of Glenbuckie.  As Patrick Stewart, 2nd of Glenbuckie, is reputed to have had eleven illegitimate sons, it seems likely that this branch descends from one of those illegitimate sons.  However, there is no way of knowing how this branch connects.

According to the description above, this family resided in Glentarken.  However, none of the 18th century descendants listed in Stewarts of the South are shown as residing in Glentarken.  Also, Comrie parish records have been searched for any Stewart births in Glentarken.  There are two Stewart households in Glentarken in the late 18th century.  They are:

1. John STEWART and Margaret MCLAREN

  1. Robert STEWART bap 8 MAY 1762 in Easter Glentarken
  2. Mary STEWART, bap 26 JUN 1767 in Easter Glentarken
  3. Janet STEWART, bap 8 OCT 1769 in Easter Glentarken
  4. Margaret STEWART, bap 22 MAR 1772 in Easter Glentarken
  5. Ann STEWART, bap 13 NOV 1774 in Easter Glentarken
  6. Isabel STEWART, b/b 20/27 JUL 1775 in Easter Glentarken

2. John STEWART and Ann DOCHARD(Y/IE/OCH)

  1. Mary STEWART, b/b 1/3 JUN 1775 in Easter Glentarken
  2. John STEWART, b/b 20/25 NOV 1776 in Easter Glentarken
  3. Peter STEWART, bap 25 JUL 1779 in Easter Glentarken
  4. James STEWART, bap 20 DEC 1782 in Easter Glentarken
  5. Ann STEWART, bap 19 JUL 1784 in Easter Glentarken

As the births of these families overlap we are clearly looking at two different households, rather than two marriages for the same John Stewart.  The first family is claimed by the Stewarts of Dalveich Line 7 to be their ancestor.  The second family has three sons which is a close match to John shown in 1 Line below, except his sons were said to be minors ca. 1815, so these births are too early. 

There are no records of any other male Stewarts residing in Glentarken.  Also, 2-Line below is said to descend from the Stewarts in Glentarken and they are shown living in Auchnahard and elsewhere throughout the 18th century. Thus, we must conclude that it was the ancestors of this family who resided in Glentarken prior to the beginning of the 18th century.  By the time of the households recorded below it appears that this family had completely vacated Glentarken.

The only problem with this explanation is that the senior line of this family is Walter Stewart below who was likely born in the early 18th century and whose ancestors were "tacksmen of [the] Kirkton [of] Balquhidder for a long time" according to Stewarts of the South.  If so, then it's hard to figure out when, if at all, this family ever lived in Glen Tarken.  It must be considered that the author of Stewarts of the South may have been in error in connecting this family to Glen Tarken.

1 line - In Lianach, Immervoulin and Strathyre Village


Lianach of Glenbuckie (not named, but shown by the red circle), Strathyre and Immervoulin
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The first line of descendants of the Stewarts allegedly in Glentarken are described in Stewarts of the South as follows:

Walter Stewart, late tacksman of Lianoch [of] Glenbuckie [who was] called Valtair Chlachain. His progenitors were tacksmen of [the] Kirkton [of] Balquhidder for a long time, but lost it by some crook at law.  This man left two sons:

  1. 1 James Stewart, [a] tenant [in] Innirvulin [in] Strathyre [in] Balquhidder [on] Buchanan of Cambusmor's estate.  [He has] five sons, [and pays] rent [of] 50.  [His sons are:]
    1. 1 Walter, a marble cutter in Glasgow, [who has] no sons (He may have had daughters.)
    2. 2 Robert, [who is] at home with his father
    3. 3 Duncan, a smith at Aberfoil.  [He has]
      1. one son a minor
    4. 4 & 5 John & James minors
  2. 2 son, John Stewart, brother to James.  [He] died in Strathyre [and] left four sons [who are] minors.  This John died at Nineveh of Strathyre, a village erected by the late Mr Buchanan of Cambusmore -- a place as bad as Nineveh of Old.

This family was headed by Walter Stewart who resided at Lianach of Glenbuckie and whose ancestors are described as having resided for "a long time" at the Kirkton of Balquhidder.  Walter's sons resided at the Village of Strathyre.  The village was built in 1750 by Buchanan of Cambusmore in Kilmadock parish as part of an 18th century housing scheme to try to move Highland crofters down out of the hills and into small villages.  Lochearnhead, just at the north end of Strathyre was built with the same intentions as was Callander village to the south.  In its earliest days the Village of Strathyre was nicknamed "Nineveh" after the biblical town of the same name due to the large number of inns located there.

At present we have been unable to reconcile the description of this family above with parish, census and burial records, so we are unable to present an accounting of this family at this time.

2 line - in Auchnahard

The Former Settlement of Auchnahard (now submerged)

Auchnahard Farm (now submerged)
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Hillside from Sron Achaidh na h-Airde
"Hillside from Sron Achaidh na h-Airde" (Auchnahard)
This picture shows the farmlands that would have belonged to Auchnahard.  The residence itself (now submerged) would have been located just off the shoreline on the upper left.
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The second line of descent from the Stewarts allegedly in Glentarken is described in Stewarts of the South as follows:

James Stewart, [a] tacksman [in] Auchnahard [in] Glenfinglas.  [He] left four sons

  1. 1 son Alexander Stewart, [a] shepherd [at] Inverchearnaig [in the] Braes of Balquhidder, [which is] a part of the ancient estate of Macgregor of Glencearnaig, [but] now [belongs to] the Earl of Murray.  [He holds] a copartner lease of the Stewarts or Bans of Glenfinglas.  [He] has five sons: Duncan, James, Robert, David, and John
    1. Duncan (of whom no description is given)
    2. 2 James is a Shepherd in Gleneilg
    3. Robert a servant man to Mr Robert Steward [in] Auchnahard [in] Glenfinglas
    4. 3 John is shepherd to Duncan Stewart [in] Duart [in] Glenfinglas at the farm of Duilatur [in] Port [of Menteith] parish
    5. 5 David [is] with John Stewart [in] Stroin [on] Lochcathrineside
  2. 2 son David Stewart [is a] Lotter [in] Auchraw [on] Lochearnside [on] Breadalbane's estate.  [He is] brother to [the] foresaid Alexander.  [David] has four sons [who are] minors
  3. 3 son Robert Stewart, [is a] shepherd to one Mr Fergusson [in] Glenfearnate [on the] Duke of Atholl's estate [in] Kirk Michael's parish [in] Perthshire.  [He has] two sons.
  4. 4 James Stewart, [who is] brother to the above.  [He is a] tacksman of Greenhill [in] Dollar parish [in] Clackmannanshire.  [He has] six daughters and no son, which is a pity as a better heart was never tempered in fire.

This finishes [the] Glentarkin Stewarts.

At present we have been unable to reconcile the description of this family above with parish, census and burial records, so we are unable to present an accounting of this family at this time.

Research Leads

John STEWART and Mary BUCHANAN in Ruscachan, m. 2 AUG 1778 in Balquhidder and 6 AUG 1778 in Kincardine (John in Ruskachan in Balquhidder and Mary from Kincardine), and 15 APR 1780 in Balquhidder (both in Ruskachan in Balquhidder).  (It is strange that this marriage was reregistered two years after its original occurrence.  The reason is unknown, unless perhaps the original marriage contract was unable to be fulfilled.)

  1. James STEWART, bap. 12 JUL 1781 in Ruskachan

  2. John STEWART, bap. 13 JUN 1783 in Ruskachan

  3. Robert STEWART, bap. 20 FEB 1785 in Ruskachan, (d. 29 OCT 1848 according to member submitted LDS entry, same entry shows his birth in Callander parish.  Another LDS entry shows his birth in Perth.)

  4. David STEWART, bap. 30 AUG 1787 in Ruskachan

  5. James STEWART, bap. 19 APR 1789 in Ruschan

  6. Janet STEWART, bap. 31 JUL 1791 and 10 AUG 1791 in Ruscachan (double entered)

  7. Alexander STEWART, bap. 3 MAR 1793 in Ruscachan

  8. Mary STEWART, bap. 24 MAY 1795 in Ruscachan

  9. Katherine STEWART, bap. 22 JUL 1797 in East Ruscachan

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, b/bap. 8/8 JUN 1759 in Edralickach, 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

Mr. John STEWART and Mary STEWART in Immerewen

  1. David STEWART m bap 9 MAR 1806 in Immerewen

James STEWART and Margaret MCNAB in village of Strathyre

  1. (Janet, bap 4 MAY 1805 in Wester Achtu, mother Marjory Campbell)
  2. (John, bap 23 MAR 1806 in Lianach, mother Jean Stewart)
  3. James, bap 7 OCT 1810 in Laggan
  4. Janet, bap 25 DEC 1812 in Immerioch
  5. John STEWART, bap. 25 MAY 1815 in village of Strathyre
  6. Donald STEWART, bap. 20 SEP 1818 in village of Strathyre

John STEWART and Margaret MCLAREN in Glentarken (Comrie tradition states that the residents of Glen Tarken were moved to St. Fillans at the end of the 18th century) (believed to be the ancestor of Dalveich Line 7)

  1. Robert STEWART bap 8 MAY 1762 in Easter Glentarken
  2. Mary STEWART, bap 26 JUN 1767 in Easter Glentarken
  3. Janet STEWART, bap 8 OCT 1769 in Easter Glentarken
  4. Margaret STEWART, bap 22 MAR 1772 in Easter Glentarken
  5. Ann STEWART, bap 13 NOV 1774 in Easter Glentarken
  6. Isabel STEWART, b/b 20/27 JUL 1775 in Easter Glentarken

John STEWART and Ann DOCHARD(Y/IE/OCH)

  1. Mary STEWART, b/b 1/3 JUN 1775 in Easter Glentarken
  2. John STEWART, b/b 20/25 NOV 1776 in Easter Glentarken
  3. Peter STEWART, bap 25 JUL 1779 in Easter Glentarken
  4. James STEWART, bap 20 DEC 1782 in Easter Glentarken
  5. Ann STEWART, bap 19 JUL 1784 in Easter Glentarken

John STEWART and Margaret MCINTYRE in Dalveich and Achra.  Married 09 DEC 1803 in Callander

  1. Walter STEWART, bap. 12 MAY 1805 in Quarry of Achra

  2. Mary STEWART, bap. 31 AUG 1814 in Dalveich

John STEWART and Janet MCNAUGHTAN in Lianach and Immereoin of Glenbuckie. m. 27 DEC 1806 in Balquhidder (John of Balquhidder parish and Janet of Kilmadock parish)

  1. Peter STEWART, b. ABT 1809 in Balquhidder parish. (Not found in OPR. from an IGI member submitted entry)

  2. Mary STEWART, bap. 20 MAY 1809 in Lianach Glenbuckie

  3. Helen STEWART, bap. 10 MAR 1811 in Lianach of Glenbuckie

  4. Duncan  STEWART, bap. 2 JAN 1813 in Lianach Glenbuckie

  5. Catharine STEWART, bap. 25 DEC 1816 in Lianach of Glenbuckie

  6. Janet STEWART, bap. 17 MAR 1819 in Lianach of Glenbuckie

  7. Donald STEWART, bap. 14 MAR 1821 in Lianach of Glenbuckie

  8. Christian STEWART, bap. 18 MAY 1823 in Lianach of Glenbuckie

  9. Margaret STEWART, bap. 23 FEB 1826 in Immeroin of Glenbuckie

  10. John STEWART, bap. 18 AUG 1829 in Immeroin

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Legend

Has Children = This person has known descendants.

ABT = "about" and is used in three ways:

  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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