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Stewart  is the original spelling of the surname. Mary, Queen of Scots b. 1542, was brought up in France, where she adopted the French spelling of the name, Stuart. 
Two of our ancestors were from the Stewart line,1966167. Lady Mary Stewart b. 1382 who married George Douglas in 1397 and 3932332. Margaret Stewart  b.1345 who had an affair with William Douglas around 1376 and had her son George Douglas. This makes Margaret the mother in law of Mary. Mary's great great great grandfather and Margaret's great great great grandfather were brothers . 


3932334. John Stewart Robert III King of Scotland was born 14 Aug 1337 in Dundonald Castle, Ayrshire, (reigned 1390 - 1406), the eldest son of King Robert II by his mistress, Elizabeth Mure, became legitimised with the formal marriage of his parents about 1349. (They had previously married in 1336, but some had criticized that ceremony as uncanonical.)
In 1367, Robert III married Anabella Drummond,
In 1368 his great-uncle King David II of Scotland created him Earl of Carrick, and he took some part in the government of the kingdom until about 1387, when a kick from a horse disabled him. Probably in consequence of this accident his brother Robert, Earl of Fife, and not the crown prince himself, became guardian of the kingdom in 1389; but the latter succeeded to the throne on his father's death in May 1390.
At this time he changed his baptismal name of John ( unpopular owing to its connection with John de Baliol ) for that of Robert, and was crowned at Scone in August 1390 as King Robert III. Although he probably attended several parliaments, the new king seed only nominally as the ruler of Scotland, the real power remaining in the hands of his brother, the Earl of Fife.
In 1399, however, owing to the king's "sickness of the body," his elder son, David, Duke of Rothesay, gained appointment as lieutenant of the kingdom; but  following an English invasion of Scotland, serious differences arose between Rothesay and his uncle, Robert, now Duke of Albany,which ended in March 1402 following Rothesay's mysterious death by starvation at Falkland Palace.
Fearing for the safety of his surviving son, James, the king had the boy hidden at Dirleton Castle, with a view to smuggling him from there to France. However, a month later, in 1406, Englishmen captured the young James en route. King Robert died 4 Apr 1406 in Rothsay Castle, Dundonald, Ayr allegedly dying from grief over the capture of James. Robert even asked to be buried under a dunghill with the epitaph: Here lies the worst of Kings and the most miserable of men. Instead he was interred at Paisley instead of Scone, the traditional burial ground of the Scottish kings, as he did not consider himself worthy of the honour.

Children of Robert III Stewart, King of Scotland and Annabel Drummond are:
Margaret Stewart, Lady of Galloway, b. 1367, d. 1450.
Sir John Stewart.
Robert Stewart, b. 1367.
Elizabeth Stewart, b. 1374, d. 1411.
David Stewart, b. 1378, d. 1402.
James I Stewart, b. 1394, Edinburgh, Scotland, d. 1437.
Egidia Stewart, b. 1401.
 1966167. Lady Mary Stewart  , b. 1382, d. 1458.

3932335. Annabella Drummond, Queen Consort of Scotland married Prince John Stuart in 1367. She was daughter of Sir John Drummond of Stobhall and Mary Montifex.
The marriage produced 8 children. Annabella is known to have been very well-educated for her time .



7864668. Robert II, the first monarch of the House of Stewart, was born on 2nd March, 1316 at Paisley Abbey, the son of Robert the Bruce's daughter Marjorie Bruce and Walter, 6th High Steward of Scotland. He was delivered by caesarean section, the heavily pregnant Marjorie Bruce had been riding in Gallowhill, Paisley, Renfrewshire when her horse was suddenly startled and threw her to the ground at a place called 'The Knock.' Marjorie was seriously injured, her fall caused a dislocation of her neck bone. She went into premature labour his mother failed to survive the ordeal of a ceasarean section, dying a few hours later.
The office of High Steward was hereditary and had been held by Walter's family for generations. Originally the FitzAlans, of Breton descent, the family had arrived in Scotland in the twelfth century. They derived their surname from their office, which gradually became corrupted to Stewart. In 1318 a parliament at Scone had declared the two year old Robert as his grandfather's successor, but he was displaced as the heir to the Scottish throne on the birth of Robert's only son, David.

Robert II, King of Scots When his younger uncle, David Bruce, ascended the throne in 1329, Robert fought in his support against Edward Balliol, the son of the Bruce's rival, the puppet King, John Balliol Edward Balliol when he invaded Scotland inflicting heavy defeats on the Bruce party on 11 August 1332 at Dupplin Moor and Halidon Hill on 10 July 1333. Robert fought at Halidon, and after the battle, Balliol granted his lands in the west to his supporter David Strathbogie, the titular Earl of Atholl. In May 1334 David escaped to France leaving Robert and John Randolph, 3rd Earl of Moray as joint Guardians of Scotland. Robert regained his lands but following Randolph's capture in July 1335, his possessions were once again targeted by the forces of Balliol and King Edward III of England. This may have resulted in Robert's submission to Edward. The Guardianship of Scotland was transferred to Sir Andrew Murray of Bothwell but following his death in 1338 Robert was re-appointed and retained the office until King David returned from France in June 1341. He was later appointed co-regent along with John Randolph, Earl of Moray.
He fought for David II at the 
Battle of Nevilles Cross, where David was taken prisoner but Robert fled. He was appointed Regent of Scotland for a second time for the duration of King David's English captivity. The event was the cause of friction between Robert and his uncle the King, who angrily responded by accusing him of desertion at Neville's Cross.
Coin of Robert III in 1371, when his nephew died childless, Robert finally succeeded to the throne of Scotland at the age of fifty-five. He was crowned at Scone, Perthshire, in March, 1371. Reported to have been tall and handsome, in character he was the very antithesis of the famous grandfather whose name he bore. Robert was timid, indecisive and weak-willed.
The new King of Scotland had been twice married. His first wife, Elizabeth Mure of Rowallan, the daughter of Sir Adam Mure, had presented him with ten children. At the time of his accession he was married to Euphemia, daughter of Hugh, Earl of Ross, by whom he had further issue.
All of Robert's children by his first wife were born out of wedlock. Elizabeth Mure and Robert had finally married in 1347, but because they were within the forbidden degree of consanguinity, a dispensation had to be acquired from the church which further legitimized their offspring.

Controversy existed as to whether any of the couple's many children could legally succeed to the throne. Robert eventually came to the decision that his heir was to be his first born son by Elizabeth, John, Earl of Carrick, who was also High Steward of Scotland. The Earl of Carrick, now heir to the throne, was a sickly man with a pronounced limp.
The unruly Scottish barons held little respect for their new King. Robert was considered an old and weak man and failed to exercise strong control over them.
Robert II deputized the government of the unruly Highlands to his third son, Alexander, Earl of Buchan, known as the Wolf of Badenoch. Alexander ruled with savagery drawing criticism from northern earls and bishops and from his half-brother David, Earl of Strathearn. These complaints damaged the king's standing within the Council leading to criticism of his ability to curb Buchan's activities.
As Robert II grew increasingly infirm, his second surviving son Robert, Earl of Fife, was appointed guardian of the kingdom. After an ineffectual reign of nineteen years, Robert died at Dundonald Castle on 19th April, 1390. He was seventy-four at his death, a remarkable age for the time. He was succeeded by his son Robert III.

(1) 3932334. John Stewart Earl of Carrick (later ROBERT III) c.1340-1406
(2) Alexander, Earl of Buchan 'The Wolf of Badenoch' 1343-1405
(3) Margaret Stewart (~1336-1410) m. John Macdonald, Lord of the Isles
(4) Walter Stewart (~1338-1362)
(5) Robert, Earl of Albany 1339-1420
(6) Marjorie Stewart  (~1350->1417) m. (i) John Dunbar, Earl of Moray (ii) Alexander Keith
(7) Jean Stewart (~1354->1404) m. (i) Sir John Keith (ii) Sir John Lyon (iii) Sir James Sandilands
(8) Isabel Stewart (~1353-) m. (i) James Douglas, Earl of Douglas (ii) David Edmondstone
(9) Katherine Stewart  (~1348-)
(10) Elizabeth Stewart (~1351-) m. sir Thomas Hay, Lord High Constable of Scotland

By his second wife, Euphemia of Ross, daughter of Hugh, Earl of Ross, the King had a further 5 children:-
(11) David, Earl of Caithness d. before 1389
(12) Walter Stewart, Earl of Atholl d. 1437
(13) Margaret Stewart
(14) Elizabeth Stewart m. David Lindsay, Earl of Crawford
(15) Egidia Stewart m. Sir William Douglas of Nithsdale
Robert II also had 8 illegitimate children by various mothers.

7864669. ELIZABETH MURE, the 1st wife (though never queen) of Robert II, is a shadowy figure of whom little is known. Her father was Sir Adam Mure of Rowallan and she was probably born in about 1320 at Rowallan, Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire. She and Robert lived together for some years before their marriage, during which time she bore him 9 children. They finally married by special dispensation of Pope Clement VI, 22 November 1347, by which all their children were legitimated per subsequens matrimonium.

When they married Robert was still only Earl of Strathearn; thus, although Elizabeth became Countess of Strathearn, she was never queen of Scots, since she died before her husband ascended the throne.   Elizabeth had died by May 1355 at Paisley, Renfrewshire  as Robert had  married again that year. 

 Robert III and Anabella Drummond,

 Paisley Abbey is the final resting place of six High Stewards of Scotland, Princess Marjory Bruce, the wives of King Robert II and King Robert III for whose tomb, Queen Victoria provided a canopy in 1888

 Paisley Abbey

 Robert and Elizabeth

   3 images of Robert ll

 Elizabeth Mure

X21 GRANDPARENTS (father of Margaret Douglas nee Stewart)

7864664. THOMAS STEWART  was the 2nd Earl of Angus. His date of birth is unknown.  He acceded to the title in  1331. He  died of the Plague in 1361  at Dumbarton Castle, Dumbarton. 

7864665. MARGARET SINCLAIR was born  to Sir William Sinclair, of Roslin, who died on  25th  August  1330 at  Andalusia in Spain. She married, first,Thomas, dispensation dated 3 June 1353. They were said to be related in the fourth degree. She married, secondly, Sir John Sinclaire of Hermandston. She had a pension from King David II. from the lands of Tollie. Margaret died in 1361, possibly of the plague too. 
  3932332. Margaret Stewart     4th Countess of Angus, b.1345  d. 23 Mar 1417
2. Thomas Stewart, 3rd Earl of Angus,   d. 1377, 
3. Elizabeth Stewart, d.   date unknown
4. William Stewart, of Angus,   d. date unknown

Margaret Sinclair

 Dunbarton Castle on the River Clyde today.


15729336. WALTER STEWART was the 6th hereditary High Steward of Scotland. He was born around 1296 at  Dundonald, Ayrshire. 
Walter fought on the Scottish side at the
Battle of Bannockburn in 1314 commanding, with Earl Douglas, the left wing of the Scots' Army. According to another version of events, he was the nominal leader of one of the four Scottish schiltrons, but because of his youth and inexperience, its effective leader was his cousin James Douglas, Lord of Douglas. This is, however, disputed, as some claim that there were only three Scottish schiltrons at Bannockburn.
Upon the liberation of Robert the Bruce's wife, Elizabeth de Burgh, and daughter Marjorie from their long captivity in England, the Walter as High Steward was sent to receive them at the Anglo-Scottish Border and conduct them back to the Scottish court. He later married Marjorie in 1315, receiving the Barony of Bathgate in Linlithgowshire as part of his wife's dowry
The Lordship of Largs, forfeited by John Balliol, was bestowed upon Walter by Robert the Bruce, who also granted the Farme Castle estate in Rutherglen to him, as well as other lands and the feudal barony of Bathgate, Linlithgowshire. They had only 1 child, 7864668. Robert Stewart, afterwards King Robert II.
During The Bruce's absence in Ireland the High Steward and Sir James Douglas managed government affairs and spent much time defending the Scottish Borders. Upon the capture of Berwick-upon-Tweed from the English in 1318 he got command of the town which, on 24 July 1319 was laid siege to by King Edward II of England. Several of the siege engines were destroyed by the Scots' garrison and the Steward suddenly rushed in force from the town to drive off the enemy. In 1322, with Douglas and Thomas Randolph, he made an attempt to surprise the English King at Byland Abbey, near Malton, Yorkshire. Edward, however, escaped, pursued towards York by The Steward and 500 horsemen.

He married, secondly, Isabel, sister of Sir John Graham of Abercorn, 
by whom he had two sons and a daughter:
Sir John of Railston or Cunningham, who died at a great age leaving issue …
Sir Andrew, of whose descendants, if any, there is no record.
Egidia, who was married 3 times: first, to Sir James Lindsay of Crawford; second, after October 1357, to Sir Hugh of Eglinton; and third (contract October 1378), to Sir James Douglas of Dalkeith.

Walter, Steward of Scotland, made a charter to John St. Clair, his valet, of the lands of Maxton, Roxburghshire, circa 1320/1326, one of the witnesses being "Roberto de Lauwedir (Robert de Lauder) tunc justiciario Laudonie" (Justiciar of Lothian).

Walter died at Bathgate Castle on 9 April 1327. He was buried at the Abbey Church of Paisley, alongside his first wife, Marjorie Bruce, and the previous five high stewards. An engraved memorial on the floor of the abbey reads in part:

In everlasting memory of the high stewards of Scotland. Here rest their bodies where stood the high altar of this Abbey Church of Paisley.


15729337. MARJORIE BRUCE  or Marjorie de Brus Princess Of Scotland (1296 – 2 March 1316) was the eldest daughter of Robert the Bruce, King of Scots by his first wife, Isabella of Mar, and the founder of the Stewart dynasty. Her marriage to Walter, High Steward of Scotland gave rise to the House of Stewart. born at Cardross, Dumbarton, Dumbartonshire, in 1296. 
Marjorie Bruce may have been a princess, but her short life was marred by tragedy from her birth. Her mother, Isabella, a nineteen-year-old noblewoman from the Clan Mar, died soon after giving birth to her. Her father was then the Earl of Carrick. Marjorie was named after her father's mother, Marjorie, Countess of Carrick.
When Marjorie was 6, Bruce was at the English court where he met his second wife, Elizabeth de Burgh. Elizabeth was the daughter of one of Edward I's of England staunchest supporters, Richard, 2nd Earl of Ulster. It's not know why Bruce decided to marry her. Maybe Edward chose his bride for him. Or maybe Bruce had once again switched allegiances for political gain. Whatever the reason, the couple was married in 1302. Four years later, Robert de Bruce and his wife were crowned King and Queen of Scotland. But that didn't mean that his throne was safe. The English were still fighting and, just three months after the coronation, Robert the Bruce suffered a defeat. 

So, at the end of June 1306, Robert had to make the painful decision of sending his wife, his daughter, and his sisters Mary and Christina away for their safety. The royal party, escorted by Robert's brother Niall and the Earl of Atholl, quickly reached Kildrummy's Castle, which they had, however, soon to abandon when the English sent troops to capture them. Although the castle surrendered, the royal ladies managed to escape. They now made their way to the Orkney Islands, but never reached them. Along the way, the stopped at the small chapel of St. Duthac's at Tain in Ross-shire, where they took sanctuary. But the Earl of Ross, one of Bruce's enemies, didn't hesitate to violate it and took the ladies, and Niall, prisoners. 

Niall was hung, drawn and quartered, while the women were sent to the English King. As punishment, Edward I sent his hostages to different places in England. Princess Marjorie went to the convent at Watton; her aunt Christina Bruce was sent to another convent; Queen Elizabeth was placed under house arrest at a manor house in Yorkshire (because Edward I needed the support of her father, the powerful Earl of Ulster, her punishment was lighter than the others'); and Marjorie's aunt Mary Bruce and the Countess of Buchan were imprisoned in wooden cages, exposed to public view, Mary's cage at Roxburgh Castle and Countess Isabella's at Berwick Castle. For the next four years, Marjorie, Elizabeth, Christina, Mary and Isabella endured solitary confinement, with daily public humiliation for the latter two. A cage was built for Marjorie at the Tower of London, but Edward I reconsidered and instead sent her to the convent. Christopher Seton, Christina's husband, was executed.

Bruce couldn't do anything to save his family until June 1314, when, at the Battle of Bannockburn, he crushed the English troops, taking many hostages. Some of the most important prisoners could now be exchanged for his wife, daughter, and sisters. Finally, their imprisonment was over, and they all returned back home to Scotland. Marjorie was now old enough to be married. Walter Stewart, Bruce's 6th Lord High Stewart, had distinguished himself during the battle, and, as a reward, he was given Marjorie's hand in marriage. The ceremony took place in 1315. 

But their marriage was short lived. The following year, a heavily pregnant Marjorie decided to go out riding. Sadly, she fell off her horse and went into premature labour. She was taken to Paisley Abbey Renfrewshire, where her baby, who was named Robert, had to be delivered by Caesarian section. Marjorie died a few hours later. She was only 19. Her child Robert would, however, live to become the first King of the Stewart dynasty, Robert II.
At the junction of Renfrew Road and Dundonald Road in Paisley, a cairn marks the spot near to where Marjorie reputedly fell from her horse. While the reputed place of her death is now referred to as Knockhill Road, with nearby roads of Bruce Way, and Marjorie Drive named in her honour. She is buried at Paisley Abbey.

Marjorie Bruce

 Model of Dundonald, Castle

 Walter Stewart

The Scottish schiltrons had advanced far onto the field to stop the English cavalry from reaching any momentum in their charge.

 Marjorie Bruce 

 Walter and Marjorie meet

  Watton Priory where Marjorie was imprisioned. 

 X22 GRANDPARENTS (grandfather of Margaret Douglas nee Stewart)


15729328. SIR JOHN STEWART, of Bonkyl, born 1294 was the 1st Earl of Angus. In 1328 on 24th  October he married by Papal dispensation, Margaret de Abernethy, heiress to the Lordship of Abernethy. Stewart assumed his wife's titles, and was further ennobled by Robert I of Scotland in 1329, being created Earl of Angus. Stewart was invested with Knighthood in November 1331, but died just two weeks later on 9th  December of injuries received in the Battle of Hallidon Hill. He was succeeded by his son 7864664. Thomas Stewart, 2nd Earl of Angus.

15729329. MARGARET DE ABERNETHY  was born about 1296 in Abernethy, Fife.   Her father Sir Alexander de Abernethy was the last of the Gaelic lords of Abernethy, descendants of Gille Míchéil, Earl of Fife. She died sometime after  1370 at  Angusshire, Scotland.

7864664.Thomas Stewart, 2nd Earl of Angus
Alexander Stewart, 5th Laird Of Bonskeid 
John  Stewart,

 Bonkyll Castle (also variously spelled Bonkyl, Boncle, Buncle, Bunkle or Bonkill) was a medieval fortress situated in the eastern Scottish Borders of which little remains. The site is protected as a scheduled monument.

X23 GRANDPARENTS (great grandfather of Margaret Douglas nee Stewart)


31458656. SIR ALEXANDER STEWART, of BONKYL MP was born around 1271 at Dreghorn, North Ayrshire, the eldest son of John Stewart of Bonkyl and Garlies and Margaret de Bonkyl. Alexander was the first cousin of Walter the Steward and Sir James Douglas two of the most important commanders during the First War of Scottish Independence. He was also brother-in-law of Thomas Randolph, 1st Earl of Moray, nephew of Robert I of Scotland.
His father had been one of the strongest supporters of the exiled John Balliol and was killed at the Battle of Falkirk. After the disaster at Falkirk William Wallace resigned as Guardian of Scotland and was replaced by John Comyn, nephew of the exiled Balliol. After Comyn achieved some notable success fighting against the English a quarrel broke out between Comyn and his rival Robert the Bruce over their competing rights to the throne. During a meeting between the two sides at Dumfries in 1306, Comyn was fatally stabbed by Bruce and his supporters and the War of Independence now became a civil war. Because of his fathers long allegiance to King John, Alexander fought under John MacDougall of Lorn against Bruce but was captured by his cousin James Douglas in 1308 and was given a royal pardon. He died circa 1319 at Boncle, in Berwickshire.

31458657. JEAN FITZJAMES b. 1270, Scotland

15729328. John Stewart of Bonkyll, 1st Earl of Angus 
Isabella Stewart of Bonkill 

  A  massive corner section of wall stands close to where the entrance might have been, and measures around 4 metres wide and 4 metres tall, with walls around a metre thick.

 A small, low window pierces the chunk of masonry


31458672. JAMES STEWART, 5TH HIGH STEWARD OF SCOTLAND was a son of Alexander Stewart, 4th High Steward of Scotland. The identity of Alexander's wife is unknown. His date of his birth is not  known for certain and some sources have placed it, on no good evidence, as early as 1243. This is now thought to be unlikely. Firstly, James's father is known to have planned a pilgrimage to the shrine of Saint James of Compostella in 1252 or after, so that James would probably have been born after this. Secondly, James's Christian name was an unusual one, uncommon in Scotland in the 13th century and not a traditional name in the Stewart family where Walter and Alan were favoured. It is therefore quite possible that he was not Alexander's eldest son, but rather the eldest surviving son. For these reasons, and also the fact of his son and successor Walter Stewart being described as a "beardless lad" around 1314 in John Barbour's The Brus, it is proposed that James was born around 1260 at or near, Durisdeer, Dumfreshire, Scotland.

Early years
In 1286 James was chosen as one of the six Guardians of Scotland. He subsequently in 1296 he signed the Ragman Roll, through which he declared homage and fealty to King Edward I of England on 9 July 1297, He was one of the auditors for the competitor, Robert Bruce, 5th Lord of Annandale. However, during the Wars of Scottish Independence he joined Sir William Wallace. After Wallace's defeat at the Battle of Falkirk in 1298, he gave his support to Robert Bruce, later King Robert I of Scotland, grandson of the competitor.

Marriages and children
James was married several times. His first wife was Cecilia, daughter of Patrick, Earl of Dunbar. James' second wife appears to have been Muriel (born 1244), daughter of Malise, Earl of Strathearn. His third wife was Egidia, daughter of Walter de Burgh, Earl of Ulster, and sister of Richard de Burgh, Earl of Ulster.

Later years and death
In 1302, with six other ambassadors including John Comyn, Earl of Buchan, he was sent to solicit the aid of King Phillip iv of France against Edward, to whom he was once again compelled to swear fealty at Lanercost on 23 October 1306. To render his oath if possible secure, it was taken upon the two crosses of Scotland most esteemed for their sanctity, on the consecrated host, the holy gospels, and certain relics of saints. He also agreed to submit to instant excommunication if he should break his allegiance to Edward. Convinced that his faith was to his country in spite of all, he once again took up the Scottish patriotic cause and died in the service of The Bruce  on 16th July  1309 at  Dundonald, Argyll.


31458673. Lady EGIDIA de BURGH Of Ulster, also known as  Giles de Burgh, was born in 1263 at Galway Castle, Con naught, Ireland. She was  the daughter of Walter de Burgh, 1st Earl of Ulster, 2nd Lord of Cornaught  born in 1232 in Galway, Ireland, Deceased 28 July 1271 at Galway, Ireland buried in Cashel, Donegal, Ireland and  Aveline (FitzJohn) FITZPIERS born about 1235 - Shere, Surrey, England, Deceased 20 May 1274 - Dunmow, Essex, England buried in 1274 - Little Dunmow, Uttlesford District, Essex, England. (They had married in 1257, Surrey, England.) Egidia died on 26th October 1327 in Cullen, Banffshire. 
Children of James include:
15729336. Walter, 6th High Steward (1293–1326) who married King Robert I's daughter, Marjorie Bruce.
Sir John, killed 14 October 1318 at the Battle of Dundalk, which was faught between the forces of Edward Bruce and those of the English in Ireland.
Sir Andrew, "younger son"
Sir James Stewart of Durisdeer, Tutor to his nephew, the future King Robert II of Scotland, in 1327.
Egidia Stewart, who married Sir Alexander de Menzies, of Durisdeer.

 14th Century Clothing

James would have visited Notre Dame  in 1302 while  in Paris. 

The Priory at Lanercost. Where James swore fealty to King Edward. 

X24 GRANDPARENTS (great great grandfather of Margaret Douglas nee Stewart)


62916312. JOHN STEWART of BONKYL  and GARLIES  MP was born in 1246 at Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire,  the son of Alexander Stewart, 4th High Steward of Scotland and Jean Stewart . He was a military commander during the First Scottish War of Independence and fought under William Wallace at the Battle of Stirling in 1297 when the English army was defeated.  He had been in command of men from Argyll and Bute, including the Scottish archers at the Battle of Falkirk. He, 3 of his sons and his men were probably cut down by Edward's cavalry early in the battle. The English chronicler Hemingburgh describes them as being "of handsome form and tall stature" He died  on July 22nd 1298 at Falkirk, Stirlingshire of his injuries and was buried at Falkirk Old Parish Church.

Sir John was probably the most important of all the Scottish knights killed at the battle. The fine Celtic cross Bute Memorial was erected in memory of Sir John and his men by the Marquis of Bute in the last century.

62916313.  MARGARET de BONKYL (Bonkill), the heiress daughter of Sir Alexander de Bonkyl of that Ilk, so placed "on a bend Sable three buckles Or" for difference upon the coat of arms of his paternal line, "Or a bend chequey Argent and Azure". n 1299 after the death of John, Margaret married Sir David de Brechin.

31458656. Sir Alexander, ancestor of the Stewarts, Earls of Angus
Sir Alan, ancestor of the Stewarts of Darnley, Earls of Lennox. d. on 19 July 1333 during the battle of Halidon Hill
Sir Walter, ancestor of the Stewarts of Garlics, Earls of Galloway, and the Lords Blantyre.
Sir James, ancestor of the Stewarts Lords of Lorn, the Earls of Atholl, Buchan, and Traquair, and the Stewarts of Appin and Grandtully. d. 19 July 1333 during the battle of Halidon Hill
Sir John of Daldar. d. on 19 July 1333 during the battle of Halidon Hill
Sir Hugh, of whom nothing further is known.
Sir Robert of Daldowie Ancestor of the Steuarts of Allanton.
Isobel, married to Thomas Randolph, 1st Earl of Moray.

A great victory at Stirling Bridge

and a complete slaughter at the Battle of Falkirk.



125834656. ALEXANDER STEWART of DUNDONALD  was born in

May 1st  1216 at Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire and was 4th hereditary High Steward of Scotland after his father Walter's death in 1246. Alexander is said to have accompanied Louis IX of France on the Seventh Crusade (1248–1254). He was joint Regent of Scotland during the minority of King Alexander III of Scotland. He married around 1243 Jean MacRory daughter of Lord MacRory, Regent of Scotland 
He was the principal commander, controling the right wing under King Alexander III  at the
Battle of Largs, on 2 October 1263, when the Scots defeated the Norwegians under Haakon IV. The Scots invaded and conquered the Isle of Man the following year, which was, with the whole of the Western Isles, then annexed to the Crown of Scotland.. He died January  1283 at

Dundonald Castle, Irvine, Ayr and buried in 1283 at Paisley Abbey, Paisley, Renfrewshire.

125834657. JEAN MACRORY, heiress of the Isles of Bute and Arran, daughter of James (who with his father and brothers were killed in 1210 by the men of Skye), son of Angus, Lord of Bute & Arran (younger son of Somerled, King of the South Isles).


They had the following children:

31458672. Sir  James Stewart , 5th High Steward of Scotland 
62916312. John Stewart of Bonkill.
Andrew Stewart  Esq. third son of Alexander Stewart.  Married the daughter of James Bethe. Father of Sir Alexander 'the fierce' Steward and direct ancestor of Oliver Cromwell. Great uncle of King Robert II.
Elizabeth Stewart, (d. before 1288) Married Sir William Douglas the Hardy, Governor of Berwick-upon-Tweed. She was the mother of the Good Sir James Douglas.
Hawise Stewart, married John de Soulis, brother of the Lord of Liddesdale.                                               

 The 7th Crusade was fought in Egypt.

 The Battle of Largs


 251669312. WALTER II STEWART of DUNDONALD was 3rd hereditary High Steward of Scotland. He  was born in 1204, the eldest son of Alan fitz Walter, 2nd High Steward of Scotland but which wife of Alan's was his mother is not clear.  He was the first to use Stewart as a surname. In 1230 he was  made Justiciar of Scotia.
He witnessed a charter by King Alexander II, under the designation of "Walterus filius Alani, Senescallus, Justiciar Scotiae" and it may be that seal which Nisbet described pertaining to Walter Hereditary High Steward of Scotland. Around the seal it states "Sigill. Walteri filii Allani".
Walter died in 1246. 

Walter married  251669313. BETHÓC, daughter of Gille Críst, Earl of Angus and Marjorie, youngest daughter of Henry of Scotland, 3rd Earl of Huntingdon and Ada de Warenne.

125834656. Alexander Stewart, 4th High Steward of Scotland, sometime Regent of Scotland.
Sir Robert Stewart, of Tarbolten and Crookston, and Lord of Darnley.
John Stewart, killed at Damietta in 1249, Egypt during the Seventh Crusade.
Walter Bailloch ("the Freckled") b. 1225. He  who married Mary de Menteith and became Earl of Menteith in 1260. 
William Stewart,
Beatrix Stewart, married Maol Domhnaich, Earl of Lennox.
Christian Stewart,
Eupheme Stewart, married Adam Wallace, Laird of Riccarton.
Margaret Stewart, married her cousin Niall, Earl of Carrick.
Sybella Stewart, married Colin Fitzgerald, 1st Lord of Kintail.

Walter's son John was killed in Egypt during the 7th Crusade.



503338624. ALAN FITZWALTER (born 1140, son of Walter, but by unknown mother), 2nd High Steward of Scotland (1177-1204), married 1. Eve Swyensdottir (daughter of Sweyn Thorrson, Lord of Crawford, son of Thorlungus Sweynsson of Crawford, son of Sweyn of Northumbria, son of Leofwine of Northumbria); then 2. Alesta (daughter of Earl Morggan). He died 1204.



1006677248. WALTER FITZALAN (3rd son of Alan FitzFlaad), befriended King David I of Scotland, and became 1st High Steward of Scotland (1150-77). He married Eschyna de Molle of Loudon (widow of Robert Croc, heiress of Uchtred of Molla & Huntlaw, and daughter of Thomas de Loudon & --- de Molle, daughter of Uchtred  de Molle, son of Liulf de Molle). He died 1177 and was buried at Paisley Monastery.

Clothing in the 12 th Century

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