Abbreviations:

b. = born

bap. = baptised

c. = christened

c/m = marriage contract

d. = died

d. vita patris = died in the father's lifetime

dsp(decessit sine prole) died without issue

m. = married

STEWART

OF ALLANBANK

 

Sir Robert Stewart, 1st Baronet of Allanbank, was the seventh son of Sir James Stewart of Kirkfield and Coltness and was bap. at Edinburgh, on 13 April 1643. He was admitted to Burgess of Edinburgh in right of his father on 26 June 1691,[1] purchased the lands of Allanbank, in the sheriffdom of Berwick and was created a Baronet on 15 August 1687 with remainder to his heirs male whatsoever. He d. in March 1707[2] having m. firstly, at Edinburgh, on 27 January 1682, to Jean, youngest child of Sir John Gilmour, 1st of Craigmillar,[3] (c/m 27 January 1682[4]), by whom he was father of,

  1. James Stewart, bap. at Edinburgh, on 17 September 1684 and d. before 1707.
  2. Sir John Stewart, 2nd Baronet of Allanbank, (see below).
  3. Thomas Stewart, bap. at Duns, on 29 June 1687.
  4. Margaret Stewart, m. Andrew Kerr of Morrison.
  5. Jean Stewart, m. on 20 August 1708, to Alexander Trotter of Cattleshiel[5] and d. at Edinburgh, on 27 December 1766, in her 76th year[6]

He m. secondly, in 1692, to Helen, daughter of Sir Archibald Cockburn, 2nd Baronet of Langton, and by her he had further issue ;

  1. Archibald Stewart, b. on 2 October 1697, became a Merchant in Edinburgh and was admitted to Burgess of that city in right of his father on 28 February 1718.[7] He was Lord Provost of Edinburgh at the outbreak of the rising of 1745 and was taken prisoner on a charge of high treason and incarcerated in the Tower of London on 14 December 1745. He was returned to Edinburgh on 10 July 1747 to stand trial and was honourably acquitted in November following, following which he settled in Buckingham Street, London. He m. Grisel, daughter of John Gordon, (she d. at London, on 5 December 1757[8]), d. at Bath, on 24 January 1780[9] and had issue, (see full version).
  2. Helen Stewart, m. at Edinburgh, on 4 August 1718, to Sir Gilbert Elliot, 2nd Baronet of Minto,[14] and d. at Brown’s Square, Edinburgh, on 22 June 1774.[15]

Sir John Stewart, 2nd Baronet of Allanbank, succeeded his father and was served heir general to him on 22 May 1707.[16] He m. Margaret, daughter of John Kerr of Morriston, d. on Saturday 19 May 1753, in his 68th year,[17] and was father of,

  1. Sir John Stewart, 3rd Baronet of Allanbank, (see below).
  2. Robert Stewart, b. on 27 December 1710.
  3. Helen Stewart, bap. at Edrom, on 7 June 1723.
  4. Cochrane Stewart, bap. at Edrom, on 7 May 1727 and d. unmarried, at Craigsanquhar, on 5 April 1807.[18]
  5. Jean Stewart, m. at Edinburgh, on 15 March 1730, to John Coutts, Merchant and Provost of Edinburgh.[19]
  6. Elizabeth Stewart, m. James Kerr of Morrison.
  7. Lillias Stewart, m. at Edinburgh, on 5 June 1748, to William Cochrane of Muirfield.[20]

Sir John Stewart, 3rd Baronet of Allanbank, succeeded his father and was served heir general to him on 27 February 1754, then to his grandfather, Sir Robert Stewart, Baronet, in the lands of Langton, Borthwick, Simprim and others, and the office of Usher of Scotland on 5 April 1764.[21] He m. on 30 September 1750, to Margaret, daughter Charles Smith,[22] wine merchant in Boulogne and sister to Hugh Smith of Seton of Touch, (she survived him and d. at Edinburgh, on 12 September 1807[23]), d. at Caroline Park, on 7 October 1796, aged 82 years.[24] He was father of,

  1. Sir John Stewart, 4th Baronet of Allanbank, (see below).
  2. Hugh Stewart, who was served heir general to his sister, Frances, wife of James Spens, and also to his brother, Patrick, on 24 April 1811.[25] He m. at Colonel Robert’s, Gloucester Place, London, on Friday November 1805, to Wemyss, daughter of Sir William Dalrymple of Cousland,[26] (she d. at their house in Upper Baker Street, London, 1 July 1806[27]).
  3. Peter Stewart, served as First Lieutenant on board the Madras and dsp on that ship in 1797. [28]
  4. Elizabeth Stewart, m. at London, in January 1782, to Chevalier Antonio Cicciaporci[29] and d. at Florence, on 27 January 1816.[30]
  5. Frances Stewart, m. on 16 February 1797, to Colonel James Spens of the 73rd Regiment[31] and dsp.
  6. Margaret Stewart, m. at Rome, in February/March 1780, to Sir John Hippesley, 1st Baronet,[32] and d. on 24 September 1799,[33] leaving issue.
  7. Clementina Stewart, who d. at Allanbank, on 15 April 1774, aged 13 years.[34]
  8. Lillias Stewart, m. at Edinburgh, on 27 November 1797, to Alexander Trotter of Dreghorn[35] and d. there on 23 February 1847, in her 84th year.[36]
  9. Barbara Stewart, d. unmarried, at Dreghorn, on 24 January 1846.[37]

Sir John Stewart, 4th Baronet of Allanbank, b. in 1756 and succeeded his father in 1796. He m. on Wednesday 16 September 1778, to Frances, only daughter of James Coutts, Banker in London,[38] (she was served heir to her father on 26 April 1780,[39] and d. at Flushing, Cornwall, on 26 November 1809[40]), and d. at Allanbank House, on 29 April 1816, aged 60 years.[41] He was father of,

  1. Sir John James Stewart, 5th Baronet of Allanbank, (see below).
  2. Charles Stewart, who d. on passage home from India in mid-1809.[42]
  3. Robert Stewart, d. at the Residency of Nepaul, on 14 March 1820.[43]
  4. Sophia Stewart, m. at Michelmersh, near Rumsey, on Monday 16 December 1822, to Elborough Woodcock, of Oriel College, only son of John Woodcock, Lincoln’s Inn.[44]
  5. Margaret Stewart, d. at Torquay, on 3 August 1812, aged 25 years.[45]

Sir John James Stewart, 5th Baronet of Allanbank, b. in 1779 and succeeded his father in 1816, being served heir to him in the barony of Allanbank on 2 July 1829.[46] He m. firstly, on 20 January 1820, to Elizabeth Catherine, daughter of Elborough Woodcock, Lincoln’s Inn,[47] (she d. at Limpsfield, on 5 October 1828, in her 45th year[48]), and secondly, on 1 June 1835, to Katherine, daughter of Dr. Alexander Monro of Craiglockart,[49] (she survived him and dsp at Melville Street, Edinburgh, on 17 April 1868[50]), and dsp at his house in Edinburgh, on 29 January 1849.[51]

 

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[1] SRS Edinburgh Burgess Roll.

[2] Lauder Tests. See also: Service of his son, Sir John, as heir to him in 1709.

[3] OPR – Edinburgh.

[4] GD122/1/669.

[5] OPR – Fogo.

[6] Scots Magazine, 1st February 1767 edition.

[7] SRS Edinburgh Burgess Roll.

[8] Scots Magazine, 5th December 1767 edition.

[9] Scots Magazine, 1st January 1780 edition.

[10] Derby Mercury, 5th April 1787.

[11] Scots Magazine, 1st November 1787 edition.

[12] Caledonian Mercury, 27th August 1760 edition.

[13] Caledonian Mercury, 12th February 1818 edition.

[14] OPR – Edinburgh.

[15] Caledonian Mercury, 22nd June 1774 edition.

[16] Services of Heirs.

[17] Caledonian Mercury, 21st May 1753 edition.

[18] Scots Magazine, 1st April 1807 edition.

[19] OPR – Edinburgh.

[20] OPR – Edinburgh.

[21] Services of Heirs.

[22] OPR – Edinburgh.

[23] Caledonian Mercury, 26th September 1807 edition.

[24] Sherbourne Mercury, 24th October 1796 edition.

[25] Services of Heirs.

[26] Caledonian Mercury, 21st November 1805 edition.

[27] Caledonian Mercury, 10th July 1806 edition.

[28] Caledonian Mercury, 10th July 1797 edition.

[29] Caledonian Mercury, 30th January 1782 edition.

[30] Bath Chronicle, 22nd February 1816 edition.

[31] OPR – Edinburgh.

[32] Scots Magazine, 1st March 1780 edition.

[33] Oxford Journal, 28th September 1799 edition.

[34] Scots Magazine, 1st April 1774 edition.

[35] Caledonian Mercury, 27th November 1797 edition.

[36] Caledonian Mercury, 4th March 1847 edition.

[37] Inverness Courier, 7th January 1846 edition.

[38] Caledonian Mercury, 19th September 1778 edition.

[39] Services of Heirs.

[40] Scots Magazine, 1st January 1810 edition.

[41] Scots Magazine, 1st July 1816 edition.

[42] Scots Magazine, 1st August 1809 edition.

[43] Scots Magazine, 1st November 1820 edition.

[44] Oxford University Herald, 21st December 1822 edition.

[45] Kentish Gazette, 14th August 1812 edition.

[46] Services of Heirs.

[47] Public Ledge, 22nd January 1820 edition.

[48] Oxford Journal, 11th October 1828 edition.

[49] Perthshire Courier, 4th June 1835 edition.

[50] Statutory record.

[51] Illustrated London News, 17th February 1849 edition.