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The Stewarts of Ardgowan

and of Auchingoun and Blackhall

Arms of Stewart of Ardgowan
When we reviewed last year the new edition of Burke's Peerage & Baronetage we suggested we should occasionally publish proposed amendments. Here is a contribution from Jared L. Olar who descends maternally from the Shaw-Stewarts of Greenock and Blackhall. He has drawn extensively from Mrs Janet S. Bolton's "From Royal Stewart to Shaw Stewart", a book she based on charters lent to her by the family. In the opening paragraphs of the Burke's entry for the Shaw-Stewart baronets he adds several missing generations, indicated here in dark red.

ROBERT III (see MORAY, E) had illegitimately, traditionally by a daughter of Sir Archibald Campbell of Lochow, though she may well be actually the wife, not the mother, of King Robert III's son Sir John]:

Sir JOHN STEWART; had charters from his father of the lands of Auchingoun 1390, Blackhall 1395 and Ardgowan 1403, all in Renfrewshire. Sir John died c.1412. His son was:

John Stewart of Auchingoun, Blackhall and Ardgowan, died c.1442. His son was:

Sir James Stewart of Auchingoun, Blackhall and Ardgowan, murdered by Robert Boyd of Kilmarnock 31 May 1445. His son was:

John Stewart of Auchingoun, Blackhall and Ardgowan, married Elizabeth Lyle, daughter of Robert, 1st Lord Lyle, and died c.1493. Their son was:

JOHN STEWART of Auchingoun, Blackhall and Ardgowan; got royal charter 1508 confirming earlier charters [oddly, Janet Bolton does not mention this charter, but other sources refer to it]; married Marion Mure, daughter of Sir Adam Mure of Caldwell, and died c.1513 very probably at the Battle of Flodden. Their son was:

James Stewart of Auchingoun, Blackhall and Ardgowan, married Janet Kennedy, and died c.1553. Their son was:

James Stewart of Auchingoun, Blackhall and Ardgowan, married Janet Maxwell, daughter of Maxwell of Newark, and died c.1579. Their son was:

JAMES STEWART of Ardgowan; got royal charter 1576 [this is a mistake ~ the charter is dated 1579] erecting [actually confirming] his lands of Auchingoun, Blackhall and Ardgowan as a feudal Barony; married Margaret, daughter of Sir William Wallace of Johnston and Auchenbothie-Wallace; Sir William being possibly descended in the male line from Wallace of Elderslie, which family formerly held Auchenbothie.

Mr Olar <ardgowan@juno.com> lives in Pekin, Illinois and is always pleased to receive e-mail from researchers working on the early Stewarts.
Burke's blazon of Stewart of Blackhall contains a misprint ~ Or a fess checky Az, overall a lion rampant Gu should read Or a fess checky Az and Arg, overall a lion rampant Gu.

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