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Walter Stewart

Male Abt 1198 - 1241  (~ 43 years)


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  • Name Walter Stewart  [1
    Born Abt 1198  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died 1241  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Person ID I4191  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of AP, Ancestor of DDB, Ancestor of DGH, Ancestor of GFS, Ancestor of JMF, Ancestor of LDN, Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 25 Sep 2020 

    Father Alan fitz Walter,   b. Between 1156 and 1162,   d. 1204  (Age ~ 48 years) 
    Mother Eva 
    Family ID F2129  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
    +1. Walter le Stewart,   d. Bef 1297
    +2. Alexander Stewart,   b. 1214,   d. 1283  (Age 69 years)
    Last Modified 25 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F2112  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Also spelled Walter Steward; also called Walter Fitz Alan. 3rd High Steward. Justiciar of Scotia (i.e. Scotland north of the Forth), 1232-1241. First to use Stewart as a surname.

      "He was appointed Justiciar of Scotland by Alexander II in 1230, and negotiated that king's second marriage. He is said by Duncan Stewart to have married Beatrix, daughter of Gilchrist, Earl of Angus, but no proof has been found of this." [The Scots Peerage, citation details below]

      The Complete Peerage entry for Walter Stewart's son-in-law Maldouen, third earl of Lennox (7:589-90), states without qualification that Maldouen's wife Elizabeth was a daughter of Walter Steward, High Steward of Scotland, by Beatrice, daughter of Gilchrist, Earl of Angus, but although no correction to this appears in CP 14, the corrigenda volume, it would appear that the modern consensus is that the identity of Walter Stewart/Steward's wife is unproved.

  • Sources 
    1. [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.

    2. [S76] The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press, 2004-ongoing.

    3. [S775] Powys-Lybbe Ancestry, by Tim Powys-Lybbe.

    4. [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.

    5. [S4445] Andrew B. W. MacEwen, "Seven Scottish Countesses, A Miscellany: III. Cristina de Brus, Countess of Dunbar." The Genealogist 17:223, Fall 2003.