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Hugh Stuard

Male Abt 1636 - 1716  (~ 75 years)

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  • Name Hugh Stuard 
    Birth Abt 1636  [1
    Gender Male 
    Death Between 5 Mar 1711 and 25 Jan 1716  [1
    Person ID I20054  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of LDN
    Last Modified 20 Dec 2018 

    Family Wait   d. Aft 25 Jan 1716 
    Marriage Abt 1672  [1
    +1. Joseph Stuard,   b. Abt 1685, Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1735 (Age ~ 51 years)
    Family ID F12208  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 19 Dec 2018 

  • Notes 
    • At Falmouth, 1669; in Yarmouth a little later. From 1673 he appears to be in Chatham. "Hoo" Steward served as a soldier in King Philip's War, under Capt. William Turner, whose company marched from Boston to Medfield, June 24, 1676.

      From "Steward Families of Cape Cod, Massachusetts" (citation details below):

      Dr. Charles E. Banks of Portland, Maine, writing to George Sawin Stewart in 1911, said: "I enclose what I have on Hugh Stewart, as copied years ago by the late P. L. Pease, from the original records of Eastham, I presume. The Baker-Stuart marriage [Shubael Baker to Hugh Stuart's granddaughter Lydia Stewart] confirms the traditional story of descendants who lived on Martha's Vineyard. I believe Lydia was the daughter of Joseph2 because his daughter Alice married a Daggett of the Vineyard, May 2, 1756, Tisbury records, and the Baker descendants who moved there before 1800 called these Daggetts their cousins. Also, this old lady, writing in 1869, got her information from her mother, Naomi Crowell, who was born in 1766 and was the granddaughter of Lydia Stewart who married Shubael Baker in 1733. This lady states that the Vineyard Stuards were relations of her mother's, the Cape Stuards. She says they were Scotch and fled in the time of the rebellion, that they landed at Stewart's Landing, wherever that may be, and thinks the first one was James. She says a James Stuart was buried in Boston, 'an uncle of my grandmother and brother of Elsa [Alice] Stuart who married Sylvanus Daggett' and became the mother of Michael Daggett. If she be correct this was James3, son of Joseph2."

      The rebellion referred to here may have been the uprising of the Irish in 1641, which drove many English and Scotch settlers out of Ireland. The rebellion was finally crushed in 1649 by Oliver Cromwell. In 1653 a number of Scotch Protestants left Ireland because of Cromwell's rigorous treatment, as he regarded Presbyterians as inimical to his government as royalists and papists. It is likely that a Stewart family including Alexander, Daniel and Hugh landed in New England some time around 1650, and the father may have been James.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2634] George T. Edson, "Steward Families of Cape Cod, Massachusetts." Stewart Clan Magazine 9:211, Jan 1931-32.