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Alexander Stewart

Male 1214 - 1282  (68 years)


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  • Name Alexander Stewart 
    Born 1214  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Alternate birth Abt 1220  [4
    Died 1282  [4
    Alternate death 1283  [1, 2, 3
    Person ID I4149  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of Barbara Hagan, Ancestor of DDB, Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 24 Apr 2018 

    Father Walter Stewart,   b. Abt 1198,   d. 1241  (Age ~ 43 years) 
    Family ID F2112  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jean Macrory 
    Children 
    +1. Hawise Fitz Alan
    +2. James fitz Alexander,   b. Abt 1243,   d. 16 Jul 1309  (Age ~ 66 years)
    Last Modified 21 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F2080  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Also called Alexander of Dundonald. 4th High Steward of Scotland. "4th High Steward of Scotland, 1246-1283 and Baron of Garlies from 30 Nov 1263. [...] Councillor in 1255 to the underage King of Scotland, Alexander III, and one of the regents of Scotland. Upon his marriage he seized the Isles of Bute and Arran and as a result fought and defeated the Norwegians at the battle of Largs, in Cunningham, 2 Oct 1263, ceding the Isles to Scotland. In 1264 he invaded the Isle of Man which was then annexed to the Crown." [The Ancestry of Dorothea Poyntz, citation details below.]

      "He seems to have commanded the armed force which, at Largs, in October 1263, successfully defended Scotland against attempted invasion by Hákon IV, king of Norway. It seems to have been in Alexander's time that the Stewarts acquired the lordship of Cowal, with a castle at Dunoon. Moreover, the style senescallus Scotie, 'stewart of Scotland', now replaced the older dapifer regis Scotie, 'steward of the king of Scotland', thus indicating a major office of state, significant in a national context." [Oxford Dictionary of National Biography]

  • Sources 
    1. [S775] Powys-Lybbe Ancestry, by Tim Powys-Lybbe.

    2. [S800] The Scots Peerage, Founded on Wood's Edition of Sir Robert Douglas's Peerage of Scotland, Containing an Historical and Genealogical Account of the Nobility of That Kingdom. Ed. James Balfour Paul. Edinburgh: David Douglas, 1904-1914.

    3. [S1526] The Ancestry of Dorothea Poyntz, Wife of Reverend John Owsley, Generations 1-15, Fourth Preliminary Edition by Ronny O. Bodine and Bro. Thomas Spalding, Jr. 2013.

    4. [S76] The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (2004-ongoing).