My Maternal 20th. Great Grandfather, Sir John Stewart, Lord of Boynkill

West Linton, Scotland, Gairnshiel Cottage Stunning Cottage With Loch And Hill Views

West Linton (Scottish Gaelic: Liontan Ruairidh) is a village and civil parish in southern Scotland, on the A702. It was formerly in the county of Peeblesshire, but since local government re-organisation in the mid-1990s it is now part of the Tweeddale committee area of the Scottish Borders. Many of its residents are commuters due to the village’s close location to Edinburgh which is 16 miles (26 km) to the north east. West Linton has a long history, and holds an annual traditional festival called the Whipman Play. source: Wikipedia

Birth:  1246
West Linton
Scottish Borders, Scotland
Death:  Jul. 22, 1298
Stirling, Scotland
Sir John Stewart, Lord of Bonkyll, son of Sir Alexander Stewart, 4th High Steward of Scotland and Jean (MacRory) Stewart.

Sir John died at the First Battle of Falkirk while commanding the Scottish Archers.

King of ScotsStewart Tartan

He is buried at the Falkirk Old Parish Church, Falkirk, Stirling, Scotland

 Falkirk Old Parish Church, Falkirk, Stirling, Scotland
Falkirk Old Parish Church
Stirling, Scotland
 Sir John Stewart, Lord of Boynkill-Marker ReadsJohn Stewart, 1245-1298, soldier

“Here Lies Scottish Hero Sir John Stewart
who was killed at the Battle of Falkirk on  22 July 1298”

Created by: Mike Burnett
Record added: Jan 27, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 124254040

Sir John Stewart of Bonkyll (died 22 July 1298) was a son of Alexander Stewart, 4th High Steward of Scotland. He was a military commander during the First Scottish War of Independence and during the Battle of Falkirk, he commanded the Scottish archers, and was killed during the battle. Stewart is interred in the churchyard of the Falkirk Old Parish Church.

Snow Scene West Linton Borders Scotland

West Linton, Stirling, Scotland

Published on Jan 7, 2017

Tour Scotland wee video of old photographs of West Linton a village and civil parish in the Tweeddale area of the Scottish Borders previously the in the historic county of Peeblesshire. At the end of the eighteenth century there were between twenty and thirty looms in the village, rising to about eighty in the early nineteenth century, some weaving household goods but most weaving cotton cloth for Edinburgh and Glasgow merchants. It is estimated that in 1834 about fifty hands worked in the mines and quarries of the area. In 1834 there were five tailors in the village, four dressmakers, two butchers, five carriers, nine retailers of meal, groceries and spirits, two surgeons and four innkeepers. Of interest to folks with ancestry, genealogy or Scottish Family Roots in Scotland who may wish to visit one day.


Bonkyll_Castle_ruins, Scotland


My Maternal 18th. Great Grandfather, King Robert Stewart II, Scotland

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My Maternal 18th. Great Grandfather, King Robert Stewart II, Scotland. Scottish monarch. Son of Walter, Steward of Scotland and Marjory Bruce, daughter of Robert the Bruce. He served as Regent for David II twice, while David was in exile in France and again while imprisoned in England.

Robert succeeded David in 1371, and was crowned at Scone on March 26.

His first marriage to Elizabeth Mure and the 9 children of the union were declared illegitimate, as the couple were too closely related. A Papal dispensation was acquired in 1347, but to many it still wasn’t enough.

Upon the death of his first wife he married Euphemia Ross, who would become his queen, in 1355. They had four children. The question of the legitimacy of his first marriage would later play a big part in the succession.

Robert is thought to have had 21 or more children in total, including at least 8 illegitimate children by various mistresses.

It was said about Robert that “A more tender heart no man could have”. Most of his 19-year reign was troubled by wars he could play little part in. He allowed his son Robert, Earl of Carrick (later Robert III), to act in his stead most of the time. Old and infirm, he died at Dundonald Castle at the age of 74. (bio by: Kristen Conrad) 

Dundonald Castle, Scotland... Robert II Stewart, King of Scotland was born and died theredundonald_castle_dundonald_argyllshire_scotland

Birth: Mar. 2, 1316
Renfrewshire, Scotland

Family links:
Walter Stewart (1292 – 1326)
Marjory Bruce Stewart (1296 – 1316)

Elizabeth Mure Stewart (1320 – 1354)
Euphemia Ross (1332 – 1387)

Alexander Stewart (____ – 1405)
Walter Stewart (____ – 1362)
Robert Stewart, King of Scots (1337 – 1406)
Robert Stewart (1340 – 1420)
Elizabeth Stewart Hay (1346 – 1389)
Marjorie Stewart Dunbar (1348 – 1417)
Jean Stewart Lyon (1350 – 1404)
David Stewart (1357 – 1389)

Death: Apr. 19, 1390
South Ayrshire, Scotland

Burial: April 19, 1390
Scone Abbey
Perth and Kinross, Scotland

Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Kristen Conrad
Record added: Sep 13, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9457579

Royal Family History

Contributed By: Kyle Baker · 14 July 2014 ·

Name: King Robert II of Scotland
Father: Walter Stewart
Mother: Marjorie daughter of Robert Bruce
Relation to Elizabeth II: 17th great-grandfather
House of: Stewart
Born: March 2, 1316 at Paisley
Ascended to the throne: February 22, 1371 aged 54 years
Crowned: March 26, 1371 at Scone Abbey, Perthshire
Married:(1) Elizabeth Mure, 1336
Married:(2) Euphemia of Moray, 1355
Children: 10 by Elizabeth Mure including John (Robert III), 4 by Euphemia and several illegitimate.
Died: April 19, 1390, at Dundonald Castle, Ayrshire, aged 74 years, 1 month, and 17 days
Buried at: Scone Abbey
Succeeded by: his son John who took the name Robert III

Robert was a grandson of Robert Bruce, and the first in the House of Stewart dynasty. The name came from his ancestor Walter Stewart who was appointed High Steward of Scotland by David I. He had escaped following the defeat of David II at Halidon Hill in 1333 and took over as Guardian of Scotland while David was in exile in France.

He was a mature man of 54 when he succeeded to the throne on the death of David, but he was weak king and did not rule well over the nobles who were critical of him leading to a loss of prestige of the crown. His heir John took over the rule to attempt to restore law and order.

A truce with England in 1384 was short lived, and the border wars continued. In 1388 the Scots under James Douglas won a victory at Otterburn near Newcastle over Henry Percy ‘Hotspur’ of Northumberland.

Robert had 14 legitimate children and at least 7 illegitimate. He was succeeded by his son John who took the name Robert III.

Timeline for King Robert II of Scotland
Historical Timeline for Scotland 834 – Present
Robert Stewart, the first Stewart King of Scotland becomes king
Truce is arranged between England, Scotland, and France. Scotland refuses to recognize truce. Anglo Scottish war resumes
Battle of Otterburn in which Scots defeat Henry Percy (Harry Hotspur)
Robert II dies and is succeeded by his son John, who becomes Robert III.

My Maternal 19th. Great Grandfather, Sir Alan Stewart, Knight


Sir Alan Stewart, son of John Stewart of Bonkyll and his wife Margaret de Bonkyll

Born: 1292 in Dreghorn, Ayershire, Scotland

Dreghorn Castle, now ruined, was a 17th century mansion, and was constructed circa1658 by Sir William Murray

Dreghorn Castle, Dreghorn, Ayershire, Scotland

Dreghorn, Scotland

The son of Sir John Stewart of Bonkyll and his wife Lady Margaret de Bonkyll, Sir Alan fought for Robert the Bruce during the First War of Scottish Independence.

Sir Alan accompanied Edward Bruce to Ireland in 1315, during the latter’s attempt at the throne of Ireland. He was captured by the English in 1316 but was quickly ransomed. For his services to the King, Sir Alan was granted the lands of Dreghorn in Ayrshire.

Sir Alan Stewart was killed with his brothers, Sir James and Sir John Stewart, at the Battle of Halidon Hill in 1333.

With unknown mothers, Sir Alan Stewart had these children:

John Stewart of Cruikston and Darnley

Walter Stewart

Alexander Stewart of Darnley

Elizabeth Stewart – married John fitz Walter, son of Walter fitz Gilbert of Cadzow

Died: 19 July 1333 during the Battle of Halidon Hill. source: Wikipedia

Married: 1318 to Marion Cameron in Scotland

Died: 19 July 1333 in the Second War for Scottish Independence at the Battle of Halidon Hill, Northumberland, England


The Battle of Halidon Hill (19 July 1333) was fought during the Second War of Scottish Independence. Scottish forces under Sir Archibald Douglas were heavily defeated by the English forces of King Edward III of England on unfavourable terrain while trying to relieve Berwick-upon-Tweed.

My Maternal 18th. Great Grandfather, Sir Alexander Stewart of Darnley


Sir Alexander Stewart of Darnley, Fifth Laird of Darnley, son of Sir Alan Stewart, Knight and Marion Cameron

Birth: 1325
Darnley, Renfrewshire, Scotland

Waterfall, Dams to Darnley, Glasgow, Scotland

Married: 1360 in Lochjelly, Fifeshire, Scotland to Lady Johanna Turnbull


Lochjelly Cemetery, Lochjelly, Perthshire, Scotland

Lochjelly Cemetery, Fifeshire, Scotland

5 May 1404
Dundonald, Ayrshire, Scotland

Dundonald Castle, Scotland... Robert II Stewart, King of Scotland was born and died there

Dundonald Castle, Scotland… Robert II Stewart, King of Scotland was born and died there.

Darnley Jewel, 1571-78, Scotland

Darnley Jewel


Dunkeld Cathedral, Dunkeld, Perthshire, Scotland

after 5 May 1404
Dunkeld Cathedral, Dunkeld, Perthshire, Scotland

My Maternal 18th. Great Grandmother, Lady Janet Stewart of Darnley

Waterfall, Dams to Darnley, Glasgow, Scotland

Darnley, Renfrewshire, Scotland

Lady Janet Stewart of Darnley, daughter of Sir Alexander Stewart of Darnley and Lady Johanna Turnbull of Scotland.

Darnley, Renfrewshire, Scotland

Married: about 1385 in Lanarkshire, Scotland to Lord Thomas Somerville, I 

Children: Baron William Somerville, Margaret, Thomas, David, Mary, Giles, and Elizabeth Somerville. 

St. Mary's Aisle, Carnwath, Scotland

Carnwath, Lanarkshire, Scotland

Castle_Campbell_Darnley, Scotland

Castle Campbell, Darnley, Scotland

Clan Stewart or Clan Stuart is a Highland Scottish clan. The clan is recognised by Court of the Lord Lyon, however it does not have a clan chief recognised by the Lord Lyon. Because the clan has no chief it can be considered an armigerous clan. There are several other ‘Stewart’ clans recognised by the Court of the Lord Lyon, these are: Clan Stuart of Bute and Clan Stewart of Appin. Clan Stuart of Bute is the only ‘Stewart’ clan at present which has a recognised chief. 

Origins of the clan

The Stewart family records its traditional descent from Banquo, Thane of Lochaber, who makes an appearance as a character in William Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Historically, however, the family appears to be descended from an ancient family who were seneschals of Dol in Brittany.The earliest recorded being Flaald.

They acquired lands in England after the Norman conquest, and moved to Scotland when David I ascended to the throne of Scotland. The family was granted extensive estates in Renfrewshire and in East Lothian and the office of High Steward of Scotland was made hereditary in the family.

Walter, the son of Alan or Fitz-alan was the founder of the royal family of Stewarts. He was the first of the family to establish himself in Scotland. Walter’s elder brother called William was the progenitor of the family of Fitzalan who were the Earls of Arundel. Their father who was a Norman married soon after the Norman Conquest. He married the daughter of Warine, sheriff of Shropshire. He acquired the manor of Ostvestrie or Oswestry on the Welsh border. On the death of King Henry I of England in 1135 Walter and William supported the claims of Empress Maud and in doing so raised themselves high in the favour of her uncle King David I of Scotland.

In 1141 Walter accompanied King David I to retire in Scotland on promises made to him by the Scottish monarch which were faithfully fulfilled. His brother William however remained in England and was rewarded by Empress Maud’s son, King Henry II of England.

In Scotland Walter obtained from King David I of Scotland large grants of land and property in Renfrewshire as well as in many other places, together with the hereditary office of Senescallus Scotiae, Lord High Steward of Scotland. From this title Walter’s grandson, also called Walter, took the name Stewart, which was forever afterwards retained by the family. This Walter was also rewarded lands by King Malcolm IV of Scotland. Walter is celebrated as the founder of Paisley Monastery in 1163 in the barony of Renfrew. Walter married Eschina de Londonia, Lady of Moll, in Roxburghshire. Walter died in 1177, he was succeeded by his son Alan Stewart.

Alan died in 1204 leaving a son called Walter who was appointed by King Alexander II of Scotland as justiciary of Scotland in addition to the hereditary office of high steward. This Walter died in 1246 leaving four sons and three daughters. The third son called Walter was Earl of Menteith. The eldest son, called Alexander married Jean, the daughter and heiress of James Lord of Bute. In her right their son James Stewart seized both the Isle of Bute and Isle of Arran. Clan Stewart


My Maternal 15th. Great Grandfather, Sir John Stewart, Lord of Darnley, 1st. Earl of Lennox, Scotland



Beatrix d’Apchier and Margaret Montgomerie, Countess of Lennox 
Ayrshire, scotland

John Stewart, 1st Earl of Lennox  

Gender: Male
Birth: 1423 
Darnley, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom 
Death: 1495 (72) 
Darnley, Renfrewshire, United Kingdom 
Place of Burial: Ayrshire, Scotland
Immediate Family: Son of Sir Alan Stuart of Darnley, Kt. and Catherine Seton 
Husband of Margaret Montgomerie, Countess of Lennox and Béatrix d’Apchier 
Father of Sir John Stewart, Seigneur d’OisonAlexander Stewart, of LennoxJanet GordonBarbara StewartMarion Stuart and 10 others 
Brother of Elizabeth StewartAlan Stewart, Lord of CardonaldAlexander Stewartnn Stewartand Marjory Stewart 
Half brother of Janet CorsaneGeorge Maxwell, of CarnsallochDavid MaxwellAdam Maxwell, of SouthbarJohn Maxwell and 2 others 
Added by: Kim Gravely on August 26, 2008
Managed by: Jon Barclay and 32 others
Curated by: Margaret (C)


 Castle_Campbell_Darnley, Scotland

John Stewart , (* before 1430, † 1495 ), 

Was a Scottish nobleman of the family Stewart and 1st Earl of Lennox .

John was the son of Sir Alan Stewart of Darnley and his wife Catherine Seton. He is a descendant of John Stewart, Lord of Bonkyl . His father was assassinated in 1439, a year before he was still married as 8-year-old with the 10-year-old Margaret, daughter of Alexander Montgomerie, 1st Lord Montgomerie.

John Stewart was in 1460 for Lord Darnley applicable and in 1473 the Earl of Lennox and Baron Torbolton.

He had made his marriage following children:

Marion, ∞ Robert Crichton of Kinnoull

Matthew Stewart, 2nd Earl of Lennox

Robert (1470-1543), 4. Seigneur d’Aubigny, Marshal of France, ∞ Anne, daughter of Bernard Stewart, 3rd Seigneur d’Aubigny

John († ca. 1512), Seigneur d’Oison, Mary, daughter of Sir Thomas married Sempill

Elizabeth, ∞ Archibald Campbell, 2nd Earl of Argyll

William (ca. 1495 – ca. 1504), Seigneur d’Oison

Alexander (ca. 1495 – ca. 1509)

Margaret, ∞ John Colquhoun of Luss

Janet, ∞ Ninian Ross, 2nd Lord Ross of Halkhead