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Blantyre, Lord (S, 1606 - 1900)

 

Creation: let.pat. 10 Jul 1606

 

Extinct: 15 Dec 1900

 

Family name: Stewart or Stuart

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Arms:

Or a Fess chequy Azure and Argent surmounted of a Bend engrailed and in chief a Rose Gules

Crest:

A Dove with an Olive Leaf in its mouth proper

Supporters:

Dexter:  A Savage wreathed about the head and middle with Laurel holding in his right hand a Baton all proper;  Sinister:  A Lion rampant Gules

Motto:

 Sola Juvat Virtus

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Walter [Stewart], 1st Lord Blantyre, PC

1st son of Sir John Stewart of Minto by his second wife Margaret Stewart, sister and hrss. of James Stewart of Cardonald and dau. of James Stewart of Cardonald

born

mar.

31 Dec 1581 Nichola Somerville (d. before 30 Aug 1614), 4th dau. of Sir James Somerville of Cambusnethan, by his wife Katherine Murray, dau. of Patrick Murray of Philiphaugh, by his first wife Margaret Fleming, dau. of John [Fleming], 2nd Lord Fleming, by his second wife Lady Margaret Stewart, 1st dau. of Matthew [Stewart], 2nd or 11th Earl of Lennox, by his second wife Elizabeth Hamilton, only dau. of James [Hamilton], 1st Lord Hamilton, by his second wife the Princess Mary, former wife of Thomas [Boyd], 1st Earl of Arran, and 1st dau. of James II, King of Scotland

children

1. Hon Sir James Stewart, Master of Blantyre, killed in a duel with Sir George Wharton (dsp. and vp. 8 Nov 1609; bur. in Islington, co. Middlesex), mar. Lady Dorothy Hastings (b. 15 Jan 1579; mar. (2) as his second wife Robert [Dillon], 2nd Earl of Roscommon; d. before 1622), 2nd dau. of George [Hastings], 4th Earl of Huntingdon, by his wife Dorothy Port, 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Sir John Port, of Etwall, co. Derby

2. Hon William Stewart, later 2nd Lord Blantyre

3. Hon Walter Stewart, a doctor of medicine, mar., and had issue:

1a. Frances Theresa Stewart, Lady of the Bedchamber 1668, she served as model for the figure of Britannia on the copper coins, on her death she bequeathed the bulk of her property to her cousin's son, William, afterwards 5th Lord Blantyre, for the purchase of certain estates to be called "Lennox's love for Blantyre" - he purchased the Lethington estate and changed its name to Lennoxlove (d. 15 Oct 1702; bur. in Westminster Abbey), mar. Mar 1666/7 as his third wife Charles [Stuart], 6th Duke of Lennox and 3rd Duke of Richmond

2a. Hon Sophia Stewart, a Maid of Honour to Queen Mary of Modena, mar. Hon Henry Bulkeley, Master of the Household to King Charles II and to King James II, 4th son of Thomas [Bulkeley], 1st Viscount Bulkeley, by his wife Blanche Coytmore, dau. of Robert Coytmore, of Coytmore, co. Carnarvon, and had issue:

1b. Anne Bulkeley (d. 12 Jun 1751), mar. 18 Apr 1700 as his second wife James [FitzJames], 1st Duke of Berwick-upon-Tweed, and had issue

2b. ..... Bulkeley, mar. John Howard

4. Hon John Stewart

1. Hon Ann Stewart, after her husband's death in 1612 she had an illegitimate daughter, Margaret Hamilton, by James [Hamilton], 2nd Marquess of Hamilton, who later married John [Hamilton], 1st Lord Belhaven and Stenton (d. after 9 Mar 1609), mar. after 30 Dec 1608 as his third wife John [Abernethy], 8th Lord Saltoun of Abernethy, and had issue

2. Hon Jean Stewart

died

8 Mar 1617

created

10 Jul 1606 Lord Blantyre

suc. by

son

note

granted the Priory of Blantyre by King James VI;  Gentleman of the Bedchamber 1580;  Privy Councillor and Keeper of the Privy Seal 1582; an Extraordinary Lord of Session 1593-99 and 1609/10-17; one of the eight Commissioners of the Treasury and Exchequer (the "Octavians") 1595/6;  High Treasurer of Scotland 1596;  had a charter of the feudal Barony of Blantyre 1598/9;  deprived of his offices and imprisoned in Edinburgh Castle for a short while 1599;  a Commissioner for the treaty of Union 1604;  knighted 1606

 

William [Stewart], 2nd Lord Blantyre

born

mar.

before 12 Aug 1615 his first cousin once removed Helen Scott, dau. of Sir William Scott of Ardross, by his wife Jean Skene, dau. of Sir John Skene of Curriehill, by his wife Helen Somerville, dau. of Sir James Somerville of Cambusnethan

children

1. Hon Walter Stewart, later 3rd Lord Blantyre

2. Hon Alexander Stewart, later 4th Lord Blantyre

3. Hon William Stewart (bapt. 10 Aug 1626; dvp. young)

4. Hon James Stewart (bapt. 28 Oct 1627; dvp. young)

1. Hon Helen Stewart, mar. Thomas Hamilton of Parkley, Keeper of the Register of Sasines, illegit. son of Thomas [Hamilton], 2nd Earl of Haddington

2. Hon Jean Stewart (bapt. 16 Jan 1620), mar. ..... Lindsay, son of Most Rev Patrick Lindsay DD, Archbishop of Glasgow

3. Hon Margaret Stewart (d. Dec 1662), mar. after 10 Jan 1645 as his first wife John Swinton of Swinton (d. 1679), and had issue

4. Hon Marie Stewart (dvp. before Apr 1648)

died

29 Nov 1658

suc. by

son

note

made a Knight of the Bath 1610; Justice of the Peace for Edinburgh 1620

 

Walter [Stewart], 3rd Lord Blantyre

born

mar.

shortly after 24 Sep 1641 Margaret Mure (mar. (2) John Brisbane), dau. of Sir William Mure of Rowallan

died

s.p. Oct 1641

suc. by

brother

note

 

Alexander [Stewart], 4th Lord Blantyre

born

mar.

about Sep 1649 Margaret Shaw, dau. of John Shaw of Greenock by his wife Helen Houston, dau. of Sir John Houston of Houston

children

1. Hon Alexander Stewart or Stuart, later 5th Lord Blantyre

1. Hon Helen Stewart (d. 1735), mar. after 6 Jun 1672 James Muirhead of Bredisholme

died

before 1690

suc. by

son

note

one of the "engagers" for King Charles I, but escaped punishment on account of his youth

 

Alexander [Stewart or Stuart], 5th Lord Blantyre

born

mar. (1)

Margaret Henderson (dsp.), dau. of Sir John Henderson of Fordel, Bt.

mar. (2)

in or before 1682 Anne Hamilton (bapt. 1 Aug 1658; bur. in Bath about 31 Dec 1722), sister of John [Hamilton], 2nd Lord Belhaven and Stenton, and dau. of Robert Hamilton of Pressmennan, a Lord of Session under the style of Lord Pressmennan, by his wife Marion Denholm, 1st dau. of John Denholm of Muirhouse

children by second wife

1. Hon Walter Stuart, later 6th Lord Blantyre

2. Hon Robert Stuart, later 7th Lord Blantyre

3. Hon John Stuart, advocate 1710 (d. 16 Feb 1740)

4. Hon James Stuart

5. Hon Hugh Stuart (d. 7 Feb 1769)

1. Hon Marion Stuart (d. 20 Mar 1770), mar. 24 Feb 1704 James Stirling of Keir, and had issue

2. Hon Frances Stuart (dsp.), mar. 2 Mar 1707 her cousin Sir James Hamilton of Rosehall, 2nd Bt.

3. Hon Helen Stuart, mar. c. 1715 John [Gray], 10th Lord Gray, and had issue

4. Hon Anne Stuart (d. Mar 1743), mar. Alexander Hay of Drummelzier, and had issue

died

20 Jun 1704

suc. by

son by second wife

note

a strong supporter of the "Glorious Revolution", raising a regiment for King William III, who granted him a pension; he protested against the legality of the 1702 Convention and the next year was fined 5,000 "after apologising for undutiful expressions uttered against the High Commissioner"; he inherited a considerable fortune on the death of his cousin, Frances Teresa, Dowager Duchess of Richmond and Lennox, in 1702

 

Walter [Stuart], 6th Lord Blantyre

born

1 Feb 1682/3

died

23 Jun 1713 (bur. in the Duke of Richmond's vault in Westminster Abbey)

suc. by

brother

note

although a vehement opponent of the Union with England, he was a Representative Peer for Scotland 1710

 

Robert [Stuart], 7th Lord Blantyre

born

mar. (1)

after 1714 Lady Helen Lyon (bapt. 8 Jan 1695; dsps. 19 Dec 1723), 1st dau. of John [Lyon], 4th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Stanhope, only child by his second wife of Philip [Stanhope], 2nd Earl of Chesterfield

only child by first wife

1. Hon Alexander Stuart, Master of Blantyre (dvp. young)

mar. (2)

Margaret Hay (b. c. 1697; d. 13 Dec 1782), dau. of Hon William Hay of Drummelzier (by his wife Hon Elizabeth Seton, only surv. dau. by his second wife of Alexander [Seton], 1st Viscount of Kingston), only child of John [Hay], 1st Earl of Tweeddale, by his second wife Lady Margaret Montgomerie, 1st dau. by his first wife of Alexander [Seton later Montgomerie], 6th Earl of Eglinton

children by second wife

2. Hon Walter Stuart, later 8th Lord Blantyre

3. Hon William Stuart, later 9th Lord Blantyre

4. Hon Alexander Stuart, later 10th Lord Blantyre

5. Hon John Stuart (d. unm.)

6. Lt Col Hon James Stuart (k. at the Battle of Guildford, North Carolina, 15 Mar 1781)

7. Hon Charles Stuart, HEICS, a member of the Supreme Council of Bengal

1. Hon Margaret Stuart (d. 4 Jun 1794)

2. Hon Helen Stuart, mar. 1 Apr 1755 Oliver Colt of Auldhame, and had issue

3. Hon Marion Stuart (d. 27 Nov 1780)

4. Hon Elizabeth Stuart (dsp. 27 Apr 1772), mar. 15 Apr 1760 as his first wife Capt William Colquhoun of Garscadden

died

17 Nov 1743 (bur. at Blantyre)

suc. by

son by second wife

note

Capt of a Regiment of Foot and Fort Major, Fort St Philip, Minorca 1713

 

Walter [Stuart], 8th Lord Blantyre

born

died

21 May 1751 (bur. at Blantyre)

suc. by

brother

note

a student at Utrecht in 1747

 

William [Stuart], 9th Lord Blantyre

born

died

16 Jan 1776

suc. by

brother

note

a Col in the service of the States of Holland

 

Alexander [Stuart], 10th Lord Blantyre

born

mar.

23 Jul 1773 Catherine Lindsay (d. 29 Dec 1822), 1st dau. and cohrss. of Patrick Lindsay of Eaglescairnie by his wife Margaret Haliburton, dau. and hrss. of Thomas Haliburton of Eaglescairnie

children

1. Hon Robert Walter Stuart, later 11th Lord Blantyre

2. Lieut Gen Hon Sir Patrick Stuart of Eaglescairnie GCMG (b. 10 Jun 1777; d. 7 Feb 1855), mar. 20 Jul 1810 Catherine Henrietta Rodney, 1st dau. of Capt Hon John Rodney RN (by his first wife Lady Catherine Nugent, only dau. by his second wife of Thomas [Nugent], 6th Earl of Westmeath), only son by his second wife of George Brydges [Rodney], 1st Baron Rodney, and had issue:

1a. Alexander Charles Stuart of Eaglescairnie (b. 1814; dsp. 25 Nov 1897), mar. 12 Nov 1850 his half-cousin Hon Elizabeth Frederica Lennox, Maid of Honour to Queen Victoria (d. 19 Oct 1890), 2nd dau. of Lt Col Lord John George Lennox (by his wife Louisa Frederica Rodney, 1st dau. of Capt Hon John Rodney RN (by his second wife Lady Louisa Martha Stratford, 1st dau. and cohrss. of John [Stratford], 3rd Earl of Aldborough), only son by his second wife of George Brydges [Rodney], 1st Baron Rodney), 2nd son of Charles [Lennox], 4th Duke of Richmond

1a. Jane Frances Stuart (d. 13 Nov 1892), mar. 20 Jan 1845 Adm Hon George Grey, Bath King of Arms (b. 16 May 1809; d. 3 Oct 1891), 4th son of Charles [Grey], 2nd Earl Grey, by his wife Hon Mary Elizabeth Ponsonby, only dau. of William Brabazon [Ponsonby], 1st Baron Ponsonby, and had issue

3. Lieut Gen Hon William Stuart, served in Holland 1799 (b. 29 Aug 1778; d. 15 Feb 1837)

4. Hon Charles Stuart, barrister (b. 25 Oct 1780; d. 2 Dec 1858)

1. Hon Margaret Stuart (b. 16 Aug 1774; d. 20 Oct 1839), mar. 5 Oct 1809 Rev Dr Andrew Stewart, Minister of Bolton and later of Erskine (b. c. 1770; d. 26 Dec 1838), and had issue

died

5 Nov 1783

suc. by

son

note

 

Robert Walter [Stuart], 11th Lord Blantyre, CB

born

10 Jun 1777

mar.

20 Feb 1813 Fanny Mary Rodney (b. 17 Apr 1791; d. 19 Nov 1875), 2nd dau. of Capt Hon John Rodney RN, Chief Secretary to the Government of Ceylon (by his first wife Lady Catharine Nugent, only dau. by his second wife of Thomas [Nugent], 6th Earl of Westmeath), 1st son by his second wife of George Brydges [Rodney], 1st Baron Rodney

children

1. Hon Alexander Stuart, Master of Blantyre (dvp. Feb 1814)

2. Hon Charles Walter Stuart, later 12th Lord Blantyre

3. Hon Sir William Stuart KCMG CB, Secretary to the Embassy at St Petersburg (b. 3 Mar 1824; dsp. 1 Apr 1896), mar. 6 Sep 1866 Georgina Tremenheere (d. 3 Jan 1901), 1st dau. of Maj Gen George Borlase Tremenheere

4. Hon Walter Rodney Stuart (b. 16 Jul 1826; d. 13 Sep 1838)

5. Lt Col Hon James Stuart (b. 28 Jul 1827; d. 11 Apr 1870)

6. Hon Henry Stuart (b. 30 Jun 1830 ; d. 13 Apr 1842)

1. Hon Catherine Stuart (b. 28 Feb 1815; d. 8 Nov 1872), mar. 28 Mar 1843 William Rashleigh, of Menabilly, co. Cornwall (d. 31 Oct 1871)

2. Hon Fanny Mary Stuart (b. 17 Apr 1816; d. 18 Dec 1896), mar. 10 Aug 1847 as his second wife William Busfield Ferrand MP, of Harden Grange, co. York (d. 31 Mar 1889)

3. Hon Georgiana Eliza Stuart (b. 17 Jun 1821; d. 21 Mar 1904), mar. 27 May 1857 Rt Hon Sir Andrew Buchanan, Ambassador Extraordinary to St Petersburg and Vienna (d. 13 Nov 1882)

4. Hon Caroline Henrietta Stuart (b. 4 Mar 1825; dvp. 19 Oct 1825)

5. Hon Caroline Stuart (b. 30 Jun 1830; d. 6 Oct 1911), mar. 12 Aug 1850 John Charles [Grant later Ogilvy-Grant], 7th Earl of Seafield, and had issue

died

22 Sep 1830

suc. by

son

note

Ensign, 3rd Foot Guards 1795; served in Holland 1799, Egypt 1801, Pomerania and Zealand 1807, and in the Peninsula 1809; Capt, 31st Foot and 7th Dragoons; Lt Col, 42nd Foot; a Representative Peer for Scotland 1806-07; CB 1815; Maj General, 1819; Lord Lieutenant of Renfrewshire 1820-22; he was fatally wounded by a chance shot while observing the revolution in Brussels 1830

 

Charles Walter [Stuart], 12th Lord Blantyre

born

21 Dec 1818

mar.

4 Oct 1843 Lady Evelyn Leveson-Gower (b. 8 Aug 1825; d. 24 Nov 1869), 2nd dau. of George Granville [Leveson-Gower], 2nd Duke of Sutherland, by his wife Lady Harriet Elizabeth Georgiana Howard, 3rd dau. of George [Howard], 6th Earl of Carlisle

children

1. Capt Hon Walter Stuart, Master of Blantyre (b. 17 Jul 1851; dvp. 15 Mar 1895)

1. Hon Mary Stuart (b. 15 Sep 1845)

2. Hon Ellen Stuart (b. 21 Aug 1846; d. 19 Apr 1927), mar. 15 Jun 1864 Maj Sir David Baird of Newbyth, 3rd Bt. DL, and had issue

3. Hon Evelyn Stuart (b. 24 Jun 1848; dvp. 26 Jul 1888), mar. 7 Mar 1871 as his first wife Archibald [Kennedy], 3rd Marquess of Ailsa, and had issue

4. Hon Gertrude Stuart (b. 11 Oct 1849; d. 25 Apr 1935), mar. 30 Sep 1875 William Henry Gladstone MP (b. 3 Jun 1840; d. 4 Jul 1891), 1st son and heir of Rt Hon William Ewart Gladstone, Prime Minister 1868-74, 1880-85, 1886 and 1892-94, by his wife Catherine Glynne, 1st dau. of Sir Stephen Richard Glynne, 8th Bt., and had issue

5. Hon Blanche Stuart (b. 6 Mar 1867; dvp. 7 Sep 1868)

died

s.p.m.s. 15 Dec 1900

note

an officer in the Grenadier Guards; a Representative Peer for Scotland 1850-92

 

On the death of the 12th Lord Blantyre the Lordship of Blantyre became extinct.

 

 First written 17 May 2010

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