WHITTON and RITCH -Surname Studies and people from the Island of GRAEMSAY, Orkney

James Stewart

James Stewart

Male 1560 - 1629  (69 years)

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  • Name James Stewart 
    Born 1560  Graemsay, Orkney, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Feb 1629 
    Person ID I11360  My Relatives
    Last Modified 22 Jan 2019 

    Father Robert Stewart,   b. 1533, Edinburgh Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1593, Kirkwall, OKI, SCT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Janet Robertson,   b. Abt 1542 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F4367  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Maislane Sinclair,   b. 1572,   d. 1606  (Age 34 years) 
    Children 
     1. Martha Stewart,   b. 1590,   d. 1640  (Age 50 years)  [natural]
     2. Barbara Stewart,   b. Abt 1580,   d. 1647  (Age ~ 67 years)  [natural]
     3. John Stewart,   b. 1591, Bigton, Dunrossness, Shetland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1640, Bigton, Dunrossness, Shetland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)  [natural]
     4. Henry Stewart,   b. Abt 1600, Graemsay Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     5. Jean Stewart,   b. Bef 1600, Graemsay Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 22 Jan 2019 
    Family ID F4373  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • In Graemsay, at Sandside – 'the manor place and principal house' – the earl placed his favourite, his illegitimate son James, the first in the family who would occupy the Graemsay Estate throughout the 17th century. The ruin of this modest manor house, later converted to a byre, still exists.

      The doings of the Stewarts coloured the life of the island. In January 1597 James Stewart had to keep his feu charter from the clutches of this half-brother Earl Patrick, by lodging it with his lawyer in Edinburgh.