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Stewart family of Moffat.
« on: Thursday 28 December 17 23:57 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

I'm from Moffat and I've been tracing my ancestors from the Stewart Family tree as I'm a Stewart. I've gone as far back as to James Stewart who was born in Moffat in 1842 to Agnes Jackson and a John Stewart. As far as I know that Agnes and John were not married as the censuses and death record for Agnes show her as a spinster/single. But I'm really stuck at John Stewart as I have NO IDEA who he is. All I know about him is from James's Baptism record. Can anyone help me as I'm a relative beginner at genealogy and I'm not sure what to do next? I've attached a copy of the said baptism record for your interest.

Thanks.
Stewarts from Moffat and Lanarkshire, Scotland.
Twaddles and Wrights from County Longford, Ireland.
Weirs from Ayrshire, Scotland.

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Re: Stewart family of Moffat.
« Reply #1 on: Friday 29 December 17 02:19 GMT (UK) »
The baptism record shows that John Stewart was a servant at Cultar/Culter.

Culter is in Lanarkshire - when James Stewart married wife Janet Snedden in 1872 he described his father as John Stewart, Ploughman.

Therefore I think this is probably your man:

1851 Census - Wiston and Roberton, Lanarkshire

John Stewart  36     Ploughman     born Culter, Lanarkshire
Rachel Stewart 33                        born Wiston and Roberton, Lanarkshire
William Stewart 7                         born Crawfordjohn, Lanarkshire
Janet Stewart 4                                      ditto

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Re: Stewart family of Moffat.
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 30 December 17 16:50 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

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John Stewart married Rachel Alston - 18 November 1842  - Crawfordjohn, Lanark, Scotland. (Wiston and Roberton)

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Re: Stewart family of Moffat.
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 30 December 17 16:53 GMT (UK) »
You do need to sign in to family search to view the records.

Birth of William Stewart - 30 December 1843 - christening date 10 January 1844 -

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XTLJ-34R

Birth of Janet Stewart -  3 April 1846 - christening date 22 April 1846 - Crawfordjohn. Lanark Scotland.

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XTLN-VLH

Birth of Jemima Stewart - 17 August 1858 Bridgeton Glasgow.

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FQCB-WR4

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Re: Stewart family of Moffat.
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 30 December 17 16:57 GMT (UK) »
1861 census 55 Brown St Bridgton Glasgow Scotland

John Stewart   45 Drayman.
Rachel Stewart   43
William Stewart   17 Bottler.
Janet Stewart   15 Takerma Warehouse  ???
Jane Stewart   9
Jemima Stewart   2

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Re: Stewart family of Moffat.
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 30 December 17 17:04 GMT (UK) »
1871 census 609 Dalmarnock Rd Glasgow Lanarkshire

Rachel Stewart   53 Head.
Jane Stewart   18 Mill worker.
Jemima Stewart   12

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Re: Stewart family of Moffat.
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 02 January 18 22:54 GMT (UK) »
Firstly, Happy new year!

Wow.... THANK YOU SO MUCH. I hadn't really expected this much to be revealed and it has really helped me in my research into Stewart ancestry.

It would appear that both Agnes and John had a short relationship before Rachel came along. But it seems that both John and James were on speaking terms, otherwise, John would not be named on his marriage record.

I've since discovered that John's parents were William Stewart and Jane Ramsay, and John's paternal grandparents were William Stewart and Cecilia Wishart. Also I have discovered that his paternal uncle was a bit of a tearaway and had been in prison before being deported to Australia. However, it would seems that I'm stuck on William Stewart Senior as I cannot find any information about his father. I have tried to follow the method of naming children after grandparents, fathers etc... But it seems to have been muddled up.

John was born in 1814 to William Stewart (b.1/9/1792) and Jane Ramsay (birth unknown). William was born to William Stewart Snr (b. about 1770) and Cecilia Wishart (b. between 1761 and 1770). Otherwise I'm at a dead end. Any more advice?

Thank you again!
Stewarts from Moffat and Lanarkshire, Scotland.
Twaddles and Wrights from County Longford, Ireland.
Weirs from Ayrshire, Scotland.