The Stewarts of Gartnafuaran,
Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland
One of the major cadet branches of the Stewarts of Balquhidder
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This page introduces you to the Stewarts of Gartnafuaran who lived in Gartnafuaran, Perthshire, Scotland. This family was associated together in a clan-like relationship together with the other Stewart families of Glenbuckie, Ardvorlich, and Annat, in much the same way as the better known Clan Stewart of Appin.
This family has several alternative spellings including: Gartnaferan, Gartnaferran, Gartnafuarran, Gartnafuaroe, Gartnafuarae, and many others. The old pronunciation would be something like "garst-na-foo-ar-n". The modern pronunciation is "gart-fern".
The Stewarts of Gartnafuaran are the earliest of all the cadet branches of the Baldorran Stewarts. Andrew Stewart acquired the lands of Gartnafuaran by 1503, a full generation before the house of Glenbuckie was established, three generations before Ardvorlich, and four generations before Annat.
Gartnafuaran means "field by the spring (or well)" in Gaelic. Gart = "corn field or vineyard", na = "of", fuaran = "well or spring".
Stewarts of the South describes the Gartnafuaran family as being the most "lowland" in character of the three principal families. This may be evidenced in the less frequent use of Gaelic nicknames or clan names within this family. Capt. James Stewart, the author of Stewarts of the South, also comments that although the Gartnafuaran Stewarts were third in seniority of the Baldorran or Balquhidder Stewarts they ought to be considered at least second in character (after Glenbuckie). Capt. Stewart had a low opinion of the Ardvorlich Stewarts.
Fellow researcher, Jared Olar, presents the following introduction to his ancestral family:
Sliochd an Tigh Mhoil
The Stewarts of Gartnafuaran were a family of Highland Stewarts who, like their kin the Stewarts of Ardvorlich, of Glenbuckie, of Annat, etc., were descended from Murdoch Stewart, 2nd. Duke of Albany, grandson of King Robert II. In the Stewarts of the South (p.71), we find that this family was commonly called Sliochd an tigh mhoil.
Sliochd an tigh mhoil means "Children of Voil House", presumably so named because they lived near Loch Voil. Voil ("mhoil") is of uncertain origin and may be a form of mol, meaning "a pebbly beach" Thus it may mean "Children of the house of the pebbly beach". However, phuill is pronounced "foyle" which is very similar to "voil" and means "sluggish, muddy water", thus, Loch Voil may also be Loch Phuill, "lake of sluggish, muddy water." However the "m" spelling found in Stewarts of the South suggests that the first translation is to be preferred. - Ryk
Their property in Balquhidder included the farms of Gartnafuaran, Cean na coille, and Stron slan (Stronslany) and Dail riach in Glenbuckie. Glen Du in Glenbuckie was their sheiling or grazing place. Gartnafuaran and Stron-slan with Cean a choille and Dail riach were sold to a McLeod from Skye. It is said that the Stewarts of Gartnafuaran had Wester Invernenty before it became the property of the family of Glenbuckie, and they were once laying claim to the barony of Strathgartan (Strathgartney) on Loch Catherine-side.
Gartnafuaran is situated just to the southeast of Balquhidder and is bordered on its north by the River Balvag. It was the possession and home of this family for nine generations, from about 1500 until the mid-1700s. The founder of this family was Andrew Stewart, younger brother of William Stewart of Baldorran. Andrew first appears on record in 1495, and had sasine of the lands of Gartnafuaran by 1503. About 250 years later, Andrew's descendant Walter Stewart, 10th of Gartnafuaran, was the last of the line known to have possessed Gartnafuaran. After selling off their ancestral home, the family removed to Torrie near Callander, and then moved to London, England, where they are lost sight of in the early 1800s.
Cottage near Gartnafuaran
Photo by Nora Yahl, ca. 2005
Spring at Gartnafuaran
This could be the spring after which Gartnafuaran derives its name "field by the spring."
Photo by Nora Yahl, ca. 2005
Bridge near Balquhidder
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Photo by James Dinwoodie, ca. 1990
Fields near Gartnafuaran
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Photo by James Dinwoodie, ca. 1990
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Photo by James Dinwoodie, ca. 1990
View from the former Gartnafuaran dairy
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Photo by James Dinwoodie, ca. 1990
View towards Loch Voil
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Photo by James Dinwoodie, ca. 1990
The following report presents an introductory outline for the early generations of this family. To see more detailed information, please refer to the various submitted reports on the main page of the Stewarts of Balquhidder Research Group. To see information on the ancestors please see The Principal Families of the Balquhidder Stewarts.
There is a discrepancy concerning the origin of Andrew Stewart, 1st of Gartnafuaran. Duncan Stewart in his 1739 Genealogy records Andrew's origins incorrectly as follows:
(p. 173) V. William Stewart of Baldorran, m. Marion, dau. of Sir Colin Campbell & Margaret, dau. of John, Last Lord Lorn. Living 25 Oct 1498.
Walter, his successor.
John of Glenbuckie, of whom later. Living 1508.
Andrew of Gartnafuaroe, of whom later.
Later, Duncan says of Andrew, 1st Gartnafuaran, that he is "said by some (particularly his descendants) to be the son of William Stewart of Baldorran."(p.178) Duncan is simply not correct. However, since Duncan Stewart's 1739 Genealogy is so widely read and relied upon as a genealogical resource, we felt it was important to other researchers of this family to clearly point out and explain Duncan Stewart's error.
Gordon MacGregor, in his book, The Landed Families of Strathearn, reports as follows:
"Andrew Stewart, obtained the lands of Gartnaferan, and is styled as brother to William Stewart of Balindoran when both were appointed by Royal Letters under the Seal of King James IV dated 16 May, 1495, to give Sasine for the lands of Ardbechlorne to Archibald Edmonstone of Duntreith on 26 May, 1495. He had Sasine for the Crown lands of Gartnaferan, in the Lordship of Balquhidder, by 1503." (ref.: Exchequer Rolls)
Just to be sure, I wrote to Gordon to see if he could account for the discrepancy between his findings and the reporting of the venerable Duncan Stewart. Gordon responded as follows:
"Firstly it has to be considered that there has been no son Andrew Stewart so far located for William Stewart of Balindoran and if there had been he would have been nominated as a substitute heir to his brother Walter Stewart in the lands of Duchlas in 1500 as John Stewart (1st of Glenbuckie) then appears. Entails were designed to confirm destinations and, so far as was possible, keep lands in the male line. So why exclude other sons?
"Secondly, an Andrew Stewart is certainly styled as brother to William Stewart of Balindoran on 16 May, 1495. In respect of the above, he must be considered identical with the Andrew Stewart who was entered tenant on the Crown lands of Gartnaferan prior to 1503 at least until such time, if at all, as an Andrew is discovered as a son of William Stewart of Balindoran.
"It has to be stated that although Duncan Stewart's work is useful it has been conclusively proven incorrect in many instances from information gleaned from primary sources so it should not be treated as entirely accurate.
"There simply is no evidence, other than Duncan Stewart's own report of "family tradition", to support Duncan's claim. Whereas, at least there is an Andrew confirmed to a generation previous and this, coupled with the omission from the said entail, is good enough reason to doubt that such another Andrew did exist in the next generation.
"If, however, no Andrew belonging to the Balindoran family had been located by primary sources at this period in time then it would be entirely acceptable to speculate as to where he fit in utilizing secondary sources, such as Duncan Stewart, as a guide until such times as primary evidence came to hand.
"It also has to be considered: what were Duncan Stewart's actual sources: the family papers or the family traditions? And in respect of the latter: then a tradition dating back some 200 years may well be "out" even though only slightly: i.e. son as opposed to brother of William of Balindoran. If Duncan had provided references then there would, of course, be no debate!"
The correct relationship is as shown on our Introductory Page.
Andrew STEWART , 1st of Gartnafuaran, was born ABT 1458 in Baldorran, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland as the son of James Beag Stewart, 1st of Baldorran and Annabel Buchanan of that ilk. See above for the issues regarding his birth. Andrew Stewart acquired the lands of Gartnafuaran about 1503. Andrew's spouse is unknown. He had the following children:
Alexander STEWART , 2nd of Gartnafuaran b: ABT 1500 in Gartnafuaran, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland as the son of Andrew Stewart, 1st of Gartnafuaran, shown above. Alexander married an unknown woman whose surname was GRAY. According to Duncan Stewart's 1739 History, Alexander's widow later married Macnab of that Ilk. They had the following known children:
Duncan McAlister STEWART in Carnlea, b: ABT 1533 in Gartnafuaran, who is mentioned in the following document as having participated in the murders of Hugh and John Stewart in Balquhidder in DEC 1568: "Reg. Privy Seal. Vol.VI. No. 737. 8 Sept. 1569. Gift to Alexander Stewart in Pittareg of the escheat of numerous persons all from Balquhidder including Alexander Stewart in Gartnascrow and Andrew his son also Duncan Stewart his son, and Blak Alexander Stewart in Glenbuckie and Patrick his son, for the murder of Hugh and John Stewart, his brother, in the lands of Balquhider in December last ". In a tack of Janet Stewart, Lady Ruthven, dated 12 APR 1569, Duncan is listed as a tenant in Carnlea near Ardveich. It is possible that he may have had descendants who remained in the area, but there is no record of any surviving male line. MacGregor suggests that Duncan may have been the father of Alexander Stewart, 1st in Glenogle (shown below as son of Robert), which is entirely possible. However, as Robert Stewart, Predecessor of Glenogle, would likely have had an eldest son named Alexander, and as the Glenogle line descends from Robert, then it makes more sense to attach Alexander Stewart, 1st in Glenogle to Robert rather than to Duncan McAlister.
John STEWART , in Kirkton (and possibly in Glenfinglas) b: ABT 1535 in Gartnafuaran, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland (his birth must be early enough for him to have signed the 1557 bond as an adult). The Ardvorlich History incorrectly says that John was ancestor of the Stewarts of Hyndfield, but Duncan Stewart's 1739 History of the Stewarts says that John's brother, Robert, was ancestor of Hyndfield; Duncan Stewart does not mention John. The Edward S. Gray Papers on file at The Stewart Society mention both sons, but say that Robert was ancestor of Hyndfield. MacGregor does not show John. However, The Black Book of Taymouth shows that �Andro Stewart in Gartnafoir,� his brother �Johne Stewart in Kirkton,� and several other Stewarts signed a bond of 1557 for their kinsman Duncan Campbell of Glenorchy (Olar). We have no record of any descendants for John.
Robert STEWART , Predecessor of Glenogle b: ABT 1540 in Gartnafuaran, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland. Duncan Stewart's genealogy (1739) records Robert as "from whom John Stewart of Hyndfield or Stronvar is the 5th in a lineal descent". As Duncan Stewart wrote his history in 1730, nine years before it was eventually published, and at the same time as said John Stewart was actually in possession of Hyndfield, we should reasonably presume that Duncan's source was John Stewart in Hyndfield himself. We should have confidence that John Stewart would know his own ancestry, and thus we are confident that Robert Stewart was indeed the lineal male ancestor of John Stewart of Hyndfield (shown below). We note that The Ardvorlich History does not show Robert at all and incorrectly shows Robert's brother, John Stewart in Kirkton, as the ancestor of the Glenogle Stewarts.
Andrew STEWART , 3rd of Gartnafuaran b: ABT 1530 in Gartnafuaran, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland as the son of Alexander Stewart, 2nd of Gartnafuaran, shown above. Andrew is mentioned in the following document as having participated in the murders of Hugh and John Stewart in Balquhidder in DEC 1568: "Reg. Privy Seal. Vol.VI. No. 737. 8 Sept. 1569. Gift to Alexander Stewart in Pittareg of the escheat of numerous persons all from Balquhidder including Alexander Stewart in Gartnascrow and Andrew his son also Duncan Stewart his son, and Blak Alexander Stewart in Glenbuckie and Patrick his son, for the murder of Hugh and John Stewart, his brother, in the lands of Balquhider in December last ".
Andrew married a Daughter of Patrick STEWART , 2nd Of Glenbuckie b: ABT 1525 in Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland. They had the one known child:
Walter STEWART , 4th of Gartnafuaran b: ABT 1560 in Gartnafueran, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland as the son of Andrew Stewart, 3rd of Gartnafuaran, shown above. He married Elizabeth BUCHAN b: ABT 1560 in Scotland. They had one known child:
I don't think that construction is possible, though. As I mention in my
"Gartnafuaran Connection" essay:
[quote]In a 1622 petition by Lord Madertie for relief against those chargeable with him for the taxation of the Abbey of Inchaffray, �Andrew Stewart of Gartinfarrow� was charged a sum of money �for a part in the pendicles of the Kirk of Monzievaird� (Spalding�s Memoirs of Troubles in Scotland, vol. I, p.437, and Privy Seal 1622 13th Oct., vol. xiii, p.758, first series).[/quote]
If Andrew was already "of Gartinfarrow" in 1622 -- this petition indicates Andrew then was THE Stewart of Gartnafuaran -- then he must be older than Walter who did not die until 1645.[/quote]
Alexander STEWART , 5th of Gartnafuaran b: ABT 1580 in Gartnafuaran, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland as the son of Walter Stewart, 4th of Gartnafuaran, shown above. Alexander or his father seems to be the most likely person to have received the Gartnafuaran portion of Glenfinglas after the Clearing of the Glen. Alexander married Janet MCGRIGOR b: ABT 1580 in Scotland. They had the following children:
Walter Dubh Mor STEWART in Glen Finglas b: ABT 1600 in Gartnafueran, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland. This Walter is believed to be the Walter Dubh Mor Stewart who died with his two sons in the service of Montrose at the Battle of Kilsyth, 15 AUG 1645. Onomastics would suggest that he should be the oldest son, but by his premature death the estate of Gartnafuaran would have passed to his brother, Andrew. Walter is mentioned in Stewarts of the South: "Although they are the last, I think they ought to be the second, at least. In general, they are something like to the family of Ardvorlich, not altogether valiant as the Glenbuckie family, but more of a Low country nature. The only distinguished character known to me of this family was one "Walter-du-mor" ("Big Black Walter") who [along] with his two sons was killed at the battle of Kilsyth, [although] some say, however, that they were killed at the battle of "Bodle brig", which was certainly not the case." This Walter is likely the "Walter Stewart in Glenfinglas" cited on 1 MAR 1645 in the Parliamentary Pardon of Maj. James Beag Stewart, 2nd of Ardvorlich, for Ardvorlich's murder of Lord Kilpont at the Battle of Tibbermuir. It is inferred that Walter had the following children:
Alexander Dubh Oig STEWART b: ABT 1610 in Gartnafueran, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland. Alexander Stewart, is probably the Allester Dow Stewart mentioned in the 1636 Trial of Gilderoy (although the The Edward S. Gray Papers say Allester Dow was Alexander�s father, Alexander). The trial records state that Gilderoy�s party broke into and stole articles from the dwelling house of Allester Dow Stewart at �Gartnafarrow.� James Stewart of Ardvorlich served on the jury in this trial. (Memorials of Troubles in Scotland, Spalding Club, vol. I, p.437). It is suggested that Alexander Dubh MAY be the patriarch of IV Branch of the Gartnafuaran, Sliochd Sheun Rob is Alasdair Oig Stewarts as accounted for in Stewarts of the South. It seems most likely that the Gartnafuaran portion of Glenfinglas would have been given to the head of the family at that time, namely Alexander Stewart, 5th of Gartnafuaran. He would have doled out his properties amongst his sons rather than giving the Glenfinglas property to a nephew or cousin. Thus the later Duart family in Glenfinglas most likely descends from a son of Alexander Stewart, 5th of Gartnafuaran. The present arrangement seems most likely given onomastics and chronology.
Andrew STEWART , 6th of Gartnafuaran b: ABT 1603 in Gartnafuaran, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland as the son of Alexander Stewart, 5th of Gartnafuaran, shown above. Andrew married Margaret STEWART , daughter of Alexander Stewart, 1st of Ardvorlich b: ABT 1600 in Ardvorlich, Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland and had the following known child:
Alexander STEWART in Duart, b. abt. 1700 in Duart, Glenfinglas, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland. Alexander is recorded as a minor in 1707 in his father's 1708 testament. It is suggested that his line became extinct and that the property of Duart passed to his first cousin Sean Rob Stewart who was residing at the time in Glenfinglas.
Walter STEWART , 7th of Gartnafuaran b: 1620 in Gartnafuaran, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland as the son of Andrew Stewart, 6th of Gartnafuaran, shown above. Walter signed the 1654 Bond of Keltney Burn along with the heads of all the other Stewart houses in Balquhidder, Athol, and Appin swearing tacit allegiance to King Charles II. He married Isabel STEWART , daughter of John Stewart, 6th Of Glenbuckie b: ABT 1620 in Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland. Duncan Stewart's genealogy confusingly refers to the father of Isabel as John Stewart, "predecessor" of Glenbuckie. Walter and Isabel had the following children:
Alexander STEWART in Stronslanie, 8th of Gartnafuaran b: ABT 1652 in Gartnafuaran, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland as the son of Walter Stewart, 8th of Gartnafuaran, shown above. Alexander married Margaret CAMPBELL , Of Dundurn, Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland, b: ABT 1680 in Perthshire, Scotland. The Balquhidder parish register refers to Alexander as "in Stronslanie, tacksman of Gartnafuaran". Alexander and Margaret had the following children:
James STEWART , 9th of Gartnafuaran b: ABT 1700 in Gartnafuaran, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland as the son of Alexander Stewart, 8th of Gartnafuaran, shown above. James married Janet CAMPBELL , daughter of Alexander Campbell of Ardeonaig b: ABT 1700 in Scotland. James is recorded in Duncan Stewart's 1739 Genealogy as the current lord of Gartnafuaran as as having issue. James and Janet had the following children:
Alexander STEWART, b. ABT 28 SEP 1726 or 18 OCT 1726 (double entered) in Gartnafuaran, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.
Walter STEWART , 10th of Gartnafuaran b: ABT 23 AUG 1723 in Gartnafuaran, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland as the son of James Stewart, 9th of Gartnafuaran, shown above. Walter was the last of the Gartnafuaran Stewart family. He sold the Gartnafuaran lands. He married Janet STEWART "clandestinely" on 18 APR 1748 in Glasgow, Lanark -- Both residing in Glenfinglas (Callander OPR). Janet Stewart is believed to be the eldest daughter of John Ban Mor Stewart of Auchanard in Glenfinglas, born ABT 1733 in Perthshire, Scotland. That they were married in Glasgow suggests they eloped. The reason for their elopement is unknown, but it could be that she was likely no older than 15 and may have already been pregnant. Walter and Janet had the following children:
Alexander STEWART, in Torrie, "11th" of the Gartnafuaran family, b: 1 Aug 1751 in Duart, Glen Finglas, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland as the son of Walter Stewart, 10th of Gartnafuaran, shown above. (The family no longer held the estate of Gartnafuaran at this point. The numbered designations from this point only signify the senior "representative" of the family.) Alexander lived at Torrie near Callendar. Stewarts of the South says he was "a decent respectable manner from a fortune, or small income, which he had by his wife. He resided at a place called Torrie, near Callander," and records him as "father to the present representative, who is named Walter, a clerk in London. Walter has another brother in the West Indies, Alexander, said to be doing well." Alexander's spouse is unknown. He had the following children:
A family matching this description can be found in the IGI as follows, but this family has not been confirmed:
Alexander Stewart and Janet Stewart, parents of:
- Alexander STEWART, bap. 25 AUG 1775, Port of Menteith, Perthshire, Scotland
- Alexander STEWART, bap. 25 AUG 1778, Port of Menteith, Perthshire, Scotland
- Walter STEWART, bap. 20 JUL 1784, Port of Menteith, Perthshire, Scotland
This branch is currently being suggested as the possible ancestors of Branches II, VII, & VIII below and is currently being discussed on our Stewarts of Balquhidder Discussion Forum.
John STEWART , Ancestor Of Blairgarry b: ABT 1500 in Gartnafuaran, Perthshire, Scotland as a son of Andrew Stewart, 1st of Gartnafuaran. According to Duncan Stewart's 1739 Genealogy, John Stewart, son of Andrew Stewart in Gartnafuaran, was the ancestor of the Stewarts who later lived in Blairgarry. MacGregor's research has shown that the lands of Blairgarry were held at this time by John's paternal first cousin, Robert Stewart of Blairgarry, who was the son of Patrick Stewart of Ardkinknockane, who is believed to be a brother of Andrew Stewart, 1st of Gartnafuaran. According to Duncan Stewart's 1739 History, this John was the ancestor of a branch who came into possession of Blairgarry at a later time. A full description of this controversy and the known descendants of this branch can be found on the Stewarts of Blairgarry a.k.a. Stiubhartich a' Bhaid Page. Three of many possible explanations present themselves as worth discussing: 1) Duncan Stewart was mistaken (which is not unheard of) and Andrew Stewart, "1st of Blairgarry" below is not the son of this John Stewart, but is instead the grandson of Robert Stewart, previously in Blairgarry; 2) Robert Stewart in Blairgarry had no sons and his daughter became heiress to Blairgarry and married this John or his son Andrew; or 3) that the earlier Blairgarry line became extinct and the lands of Blairgarry reverted to the Earl of Moray, as senior landlord, and were reassigned to this branch. It is suggested that John was the father of:
Andrew STEWART, 2nd of Blairgarry, b ABT 1570 in Blairgarry, Strathgartney, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland. This Andrew is suggested as the Andrew Stewart in Blairgarry mentioned in the 1622 Bond: "Bond by Alexander Stewart in Ardvorlich, James Stewart, his eldest son, Alexander Stewart in Portnellan, Andrew Stewart of Blairgarrie, Duncan Stewart in Monochyle, Alexander Stewart in Glenogle, John Dow Stewart in Glenfinglas and Walter Stewart his brother german, for all their kin in Strathgartney and Balquhidder, to William, earl of Menteith. Dated in January of 1622." He is also mentioned in: "Sasine to Andrew Stewart, eldest lawful son of James Stewart of Blairgarry, for the lands of Blairgarry to which Andrew Stewart in Chapel of Lanrick is bailie, and which lands had previously been held by the now deceased Andrew Stewart of Blairgarry, father of the said James." Dated 20 December, 1656. RS51/4/f.131r (National Archives of Scotland c/o Gordon MacGregor). Andrew was the father of:
James STEWART, 3rd of Blairgarry, b. ABT 1600 in Blairgarry, Strathgartney, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland. James is recorded in the following sasine along with his father and son, and probable brother. "Sasine to Andrew Stewart, eldest lawful son of James Stewart of Blairgarry, for the lands of Blairgarry to which Andrew Stewart in Chapel of Lanrick is bailie, and which lands had previously been held by the now deceased Andrew Stewart of Blairgarry, father of the said James." Dated 20 December, 1656. RS51/4/f.131r (National Archives of Scotland). James was father of:
Andrew STEWART, 4th of Blairgarry, b. ABT 1630 in Blairgarry, Strathgartney, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland. Andrew is recorded in the following sasine: "Sasine to Andrew Stewart, eldest lawful son of James Stewart of Blairgarry, for the lands of Blairgarry to which Andrew Stewart in Chapel of Lanrick is bailie, and which lands had previously been held by the now deceased Andrew Stewart of Blairgarry, father of the said James." Dated 20 December, 1656. RS51/4/f.131r (National Archives of Scotland). As Andrew is recorded in the 1656 sasine as being heir to the lands of Blairgarry, then he would likely be reaching marriage age at that time. He is believed to be the father of:
Andrew STEWART, in Chapel of Lanrick, Baillie of Blairgarry, b. ABT 1605 in Blairgarry, Strathgartney, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland. Andrew is mentioned in the 1656 sasine for James Stewart (shown here as Andrew's brother, above), in which he is referenced as being the baillie of Blairgarry and residing in Chapel of Lanrick. His exact relationship to the Blairgarry family is not indicated, but brother would make the most sense, logically, chronologically, and onomastically. It is not known if he had any descendants.
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