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Sir William  Stewart, of Jedworth

Sir William Stewart, of Jedworth

Male - 1402

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  • Name Sir William Stewart, of Jedworth  [1, 2
    Prefix Sir 
    Suffix of Jedworth 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1402  Homildon Hill Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • IDENTITY: The affiliation of Sir William, the second son of Sir Alexander, has been disputed by some genealogists, and the question is more than usually important, as on it depends the title of heir-male of the house of Stewart. On this account Andrew Stuart of
      Torrance (one of the historians of the Stewarts), a rival candidate tor the honour, sought to impose on the Stewarts of Garlies an entirely different origin, ascribing their male ancestry to a John le Seneschal of Jedworth, whose name occurs among the signatories to the Ragman Roll in 1296/ and who, from inability to identity him otherwise, has been assumed by most genealogists to be identical with Sir John Stewart of Bonkyl already named. But John le Seneschal of Jedworth was not a knight, which Sir John Stewart of Bonkyl unquestionably was, being so designated in the Roll, while the Seneschal of Jedworth is not. John le Seneschal of Jedworth signs the Roll amidst a mixed multitude from the county of Roxburgh, while Sir John Stewart's name occupies the second place, immediately after that of his brother the High Stewart himself. In the Roll John le Seneschal shares the designation 'of Jedworth' with Guy le Clerk of Jedworth, Richard Fossart of Jedworth, and Henry Braceor of Jedworth, while
      Sir John Stewart's only title is 'brother of Sir James the Stewart.' In fact, the whole designation points to an office (of which there are numerous instances in the Roll), not to a surname, since the patronymic Stewart is always latinised in the Roll as Senescal or Senescalli — never Seneschal— and the substitution of 'of for the territorial 'de' in this case still further emphasises the point.
      Further, the arms of Sir John Stewart, the eldest son of Sir Alexander Stewart of Darnley (as proved by his seal in the French Record Office, and reproduced by Andrew Stuart in his Genealogy of the Stewarts), were a lesse chequy, surmounted of a bend dexter, while the arms of Sir William Stewart were a lesse chequy surmounted of a bend dexter, engrailed, to mark the younger son. The crest of Sir John Stewart was a 'bull's head erased,' marking his descent maternally from the ancient Border family of Turnbull, who bore that cognizance.
      The actual crest of Sir William Stewart is not known, but he is called 'nephew ' by Sir John Turnbull of Minto in a deed afterwards referred to. Sir John Stewart who bore the Turnbull cognizance, and Sir William Stewart who was the Turnbull's nephew, must therefore have been related maternally as well as paternally, and as Sir John was certainly Sir Alexander's eldest son, Sir William must also have been a son. [3]
    Person ID I204942  Stewart Genealogy
    Last Modified 16 May 2013 

    Family [Unknown],   d. Aft 1420 
    Children 
     1. [Unknown] Stewart,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +2. Sir John Stewart, 1st of Garlies,   b. Abt 1381,   d. Bef 23 Oct 1420  (Age ~ 39 years)
    Family ID F98168  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S3544] #189 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, with Armorial Illustrations (1904-1914), Paul , Sir James Balfour, (9 volumes. Edinburgh: D. Douglas, 1904-1914), FHL book 941 D22p; FHL microfilms104,157-104,161., vol. 4 p. 148.

    2. [S3544] #189 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, with Armorial Illustrations (1904-1914), Paul , Sir James Balfour, (9 volumes. Edinburgh: D. Douglas, 1904-1914), FHL book 941 D22p; FHL microfilms104,157-104,161., vol. 5 p. 345.

    3. [S3544] #189 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, with Armorial Illustrations (1904-1914), Paul , Sir James Balfour, (9 volumes. Edinburgh: D. Douglas, 1904-1914), FHL book 941 D22p; FHL microfilms104,157-104,161., vol. 4 p. 146.