Describing the families and relations of the Stewarts residing in Glen Finglas. The original documents following this transcription were acquired and scanned by Anne Danielson and transcribed here by Ryk Brown.
Mary Buchanan d. of John B~~~ (of) Strathgartney m. John Stewart, Glenfinlas.
Robert S., b. 11 NOV 1747 was a son. He married Janet McKinlay.
Above Robert was father of
S. (in) Auchnahard afterwards in
Alex. D. at
Robert in Bochastle
has 2 sons in
There were two families of Stewarts in Duart Glen finlas at the same
time, but they were not of the same family or branch. The other Stuarts had relatives in
Duncan Stewart my only brother lived there
for sometime with his uncle Alex.
James another uncle of mine left there
& went to
Of the Grodich
Stewarts who left Grodich and came to Auchnahard, there were three of the name of John in
succession – grandfather, father and son.
That family eventually went to
Alexander Stewart in Auchnahard had at least three sons:
James who married Cath. Stewart
2. John who was in the Braes afterwards. John died unmarried in 1872. He at one time managed farms in Glenlyon for his uncles. They had Cashlie & Auch. John then came to Lanrick and afterwards went to the Braes.
My grandmother (& great gd. Mother) was
a sister of Cashlies.
These three Stewarts were full cousins of my husband and through his
mother, and were sons of a cousin of my father’s. Charles Stewart, Tigh’n
was also a cousin of these three brothers.
His (Tigh’n duin)
brothers owned Glencripisdale in Argyllshire, and
married Miss Menzies of Chesthill. Their only child married a McGalloway and now lives about Aberfeldy. Tigh’n duin married his servant maid when an old man, went to
There were Stewarts in Stronegalvaltrie
at Loch Katrineside.
I don’t think they were of the Glenfinlas
Stewarts. John and Donald were
there. They were uncles to
Walter Stewart, Edralechcan married Elizabeth Macdonald, and had James S. in Edra. and Mary S. my mother.
With regard to the Macdonalds. I do not know where they came from. There was
1. John Macdonald farmer Blairchrioch who married Margaret Stewart sister of Cashlie in Glenlyon. He was father of
i. Angus, banker in Callander
2. Donald (I think) in Monacheil who had
i. Angus in the army, who was to heir the property by died
ii. John of Craigruie, died unmarried
iii. Donald died unmarried
vi. Anne who married ___ Stewart farmer Glenogle and had
i. Duncan who married Mary Stewart my sister. They were parents of
Stewart Macdonald now of Monacheil who is married to
a Miss Hodgeson from
Alexander Stewart in Auchnahard
was designed Alastir Donachie
– Donachie being my grandfather (on father’s
side). The other Alexander in Glenfinlas was Alastir Rob.
Robert being my husband’s
grandfather ( uncle).
Charles Stewart before mentioned (brother of John and James in the Braes of Balquhidder) died in Callander.
Alexander Stewart son of John Stewart Glenfinlas and Mary Buchanan married ____
There were two Stewart families in Grodich. The earlier
family are those who eventually went to
There was a crofter in Strathyre named Stewart. He had three daughters
1. Margaret who married John (my cousin) son of John Stewart, Grodich
2. Marjory married Charles who died in Callander, and
3. Janet married Stewart farmer in Laggan
James Stewart, Duart,
who founded the Stewart bursaries, was an Appin
Stewart. His father was named
There were two tenants in Duart and four in Auchnahard.
John Stewart and Mary Buchanan their son
James was grandfather or father to the Balquhidder
Stewarts. James had a son Alistir
In Grodich there
were two families. Walter Frangich was probably related to Walter in Edralechan as I understand he was a cousin of my
mother’s. James on of this family was a
1. John, died at Colintogle unmarried
James went to
3. Robert at Invertrossachs who married Mary Stewart my father and mother
4. Christina married Duncan Stewart Duart. She died 11 JUN 1863 and is buried in Kilmahog
5. Mary, married John Stewart, Grodich
6. Peter, Married ___ Stewart, and died in Colintogle.
7. Katherine died there unmarried
8. Janet married ___ McLaren from Ardchulary and died in Dullater.
9. Margaret married ____ Whyte
had two sons who went to
Of the other Grodich family, the first of the three Johns was possibly the son of John Stewart, Glenfinlas and Mary Buchanan.
I prudence a page torn from an old Bible. On the back of the page marked “The End of the Old Testament is” :-
“Robert Stewart his Bible who was born 13th Nov 1747
Jannet McKinlay his spouse who was born 3rd May 1758
Mary Stewart their daughter who was born 20 Feby 1779, Catrine Stewart their daughter who was born 19th June 1781
John Stewart their son who was born 7 July 1783
James Stewart their son who was born 25th March 1785
Alex Stewart their son who was born 19th Feby 1784
Mary Stewart their daughter who was born 26th Feby 1789
Margaret Stewart their daughter who was born 7 Decr 1790
Duncan Stewart their son who was born 16th Decr 1792
Jannet Stewart their daughter who was born 10 Feby 1795
Catrine Stewart their daughter who was born 20th Feby 1797
Jean Stewart their daughter who was born 14th May 1799
Alexr Stewart their son who was born 3d Octr 1802.
Sales exhibit a copy of papers found in Uncle Sandy’s desk, signed A.S. McD. Glasgow, 31st Jany 1880.
[Above is the endorsation.] It related to the MacDonalds, and is as follows :-
“John McDonald, born May 1758 married in April 1788 Margaret Stewart his wife born June 1768
Margaret, their daughter born Aug 1790
Janet, their daughter born May 1792
Ann, their daughter born May 1794
Donald, their son, born July 1796
Alexander, their son, born May 1798
Christy (died a child) their daughter, born March 1805
Angus, their son, born April 1802
Christy, their daughter, born March 1805
Archibald, their son, born March 1807
John, their son, born Augt 1809
Charles their son born March 1812
Catherine, their daughter, born April 1804
John and Duncan
(?Donald, see before) Stewart in Stroan,
had a nephew, Duncan who was there with them.
father) had a borther Alexander, a writer in
Charles Stewart who was in Auch about 1835, John Stewart in Cashlie about that time, Charles Stewart’s (Tigh’n duin) father, and their grandmother of Blairchioch and the grandmother of the Braes of Balquhidder, their father was a cousin of the Stewarts of Ensay.
Archibald Stewart of Ensay in 1809 & his brother Donald Stewart of Luskintyre, he married Mess MacRae. They had
1. W. Stewart of Kifkmichael who died in 1887 aged 71 who was the representative of Gen. Stuart of Garth.
2. John of Ensay, born at Luskintyre 1825 in Fludigarry in 1845, buried at Luskintyre. He had two sons
Mary Stewart was Mrs McDonald of Monacheil. She was a sister of the father of Archibald and John of Ensay, and was the mother of Elizabeth McDonald, who married Walter Stewart Ederalechan, & died 16th May 1848.
(that is, Mrs Stewart,
The preceding pages contain the result of various conversation which I had during September 1907 with Mrs Stewart, Milton Farm, Loch Vennacharside.
John MacGregor, 5 October 1907.