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Antrim / Re: James Stuart CB of Gracehill
« on: Today at 19:54 »
Thereís a book available to read on Google called Ontarian Families - Genealogies of United Empire Loyalists.... by Edward Chadwick. It mentions the family and has generally the same story but with some details off. It says that William Stuartís son was either James or Alexander and was severely wounded at Aughrim. William supposedly married Mary Moore, Viscount Mooreís daughter.

Antrim / Re: James Stuart CB of Gracehill
« on: Today at 15:28 »
Iíd love to get a hold of Bethamís 1958 edition. It supposedly mentions the Gracehill line but I canít get a copy of it.

Antrim / Re: James Stuart CB of Gracehill
« on: Today at 15:25 »
It very well could be. The spelling is different but that may not matter. I wonder if the Imperial War Museum would know more and just how many William Stewarts there were running around.

Antrim / Re: James Stuart CB of Gracehill
« on: Today at 15:06 »
The mention of Col William Stewart is from Bethamís Genealogical Abstract 7 Aug 1700: Ad. James Stewart Gent (officer in the Right of Foot of the Hon Will Stewart) who died at Athlom to William Stewart of Ballylough in Co Antrim his brother.

Iím sure Iíve seen another on Bethamís Genealogical Abstracts but I didnít save them. I might have written them down in a book.

Then thereís a website that mentions a Col William Stewart and his regiment. It seems to use real sources so thatís good. William III was unhappy with Colonel Cunningham and replaced him with William Stewart:

Antrim / Re: James Stuart CB of Gracehill
« on: Today at 14:36 »
I believe their father was James and not John. Uncle Williamís will mentions his brother John so he was still alive in 1725.

Good find on the Will. I never ended up having a chance to look for anything yesterday. Iím starting to think that this line of Steuarts is different from Irwin Stewart. I have seen on some of Bethamís records mention of Col. William Stewartís regiment of foot. I believe the Col William Stewart might be Irwinís grandfather and is not the same as the Brigadier General William Steuarts.

Antrim / Re: James Stuart CB of Gracehill
« on: Yesterday at 17:22 »
It seems Iím confused too!

The brother of William Steuart was Captain James Stewart. Jamesís son was James Stewart, Admiral of the Fleet and executor of his uncleís will.

Iím looking on FindMyPast right now to see if I can find any sources on James.

Antrim / Re: James Stuart CB of Gracehill
« on: Wednesday 25 November 20 00:39 GMT (UK)  »
James Stuart and Grace Lynd had a daughter, Sophia (1790-1816) who married Thomas Ledlie, Esq. (1760-1839) on 14 Sep 1812. They had two daughters, Grace Frances (1814-1891) and Sophia (1816-1835). Grace married Basil George Brooke (1813-1869) on 26 Nov 1839 and they had several children.

Charles Stewart of Baileborough would have been the grandson of Charles Stewart, nephew of Brigadier General William Steuart. BG Steuartís brother was Admiral James Steuart and he was the father of the children mentioned in BG Steuartís will. Charlesís brother, the other Brigadier General William Stewart (the one who was only left a shilling) married Mary Villiers, stepdaughter of the uncle. I have tried to trace that William Stewart to see if he might be Irwin Stewartís grandfather but I donít think the dates line up properly.

The Dublin Alumni record I found (thatís not the correct name but I canít think of it right now) says that Irwin was born in Dunamon, Limerick and his father was Henry, generosus.

The McDaniels were originally McDonnells, related somehow to the Earl of Antrim. I read somewhere that Captain James Stewart had left Bellisle and another place to Charles McDonnell but only if he changed his name to McDaniel so as not to be associated with the Earl of Antrim who was a troublemaker and got another McDonnell boy in trouble. Talk about not liking your in-laws.

The information I got on the two Brigadier Stewarts was from Google Books and it was The Siege of Londonderry. I canít remember the exact title but it really seems to fit the common narrative.

I sent off an email to the Presbyterian historical society asking if they had more information on Irwin Stewart. Turns out I donít know my religious titles very well since he was Church of Ireland.

Antrim / Re: James Stuart CB of Gracehill
« on: Friday 20 November 20 16:24 GMT (UK)  »
I just spent some time going over the older posts and I think I might be able to make some connections now. Please point out any and all inaccuracies  :)

In regards to the Duffin/Lynd connection:
- Maria Duffin (b 1785) was married to Colin Johnstone and then to my Major General James Stuart. Her father was Charles Duffin.
- Charles Duffin died about 1814 in Dublin. I believe he was a linen merchant. He had a brother named William Duffin who was an acquaintance of the famous Ann Lister. He was also something like a head surgeon for the HEIC and then lived in York.

- Grace Lynd nee Bell died in about 1783. She was the wife of Rev Charles Lynd. The abstract of her Will mentions her daughter Jane Duffin and som William Lynd. William was the father of Grace Lynd (my 4th great-grandmother) who married James Stuart and would have been the mother-in-law of Maria Duffin.

I donít know how it all fits in. I think Jane Lynd might be too old to be Maria Duffinís mother but could she her her grandmother?

Now back to the Stuarts. I was reading about the Siege of Londonderry and it talks about the Brigadier General Stuarts:
- Brigadier Stuart, colonel of the 5th now 9th regiment of foot was descended from the Stuarts of Blackhall in Scotland. One of his ancestors was a member of the Church of Rome and settled in Ballylusk, Antrim.
- this Brigadier Stuart was implicated during the Troubles of 1641, forfeited his lands in Ireland and fled back to Scotland.
- he eventually joined the Spanish service and fought beside James, Duke of York, at Dunkirk and died there in 1688
- a younger brother of the Brigadier decided to join the opposite side and became a Brigadier General in King Williamís army. He had a very successful career but was not repaid by William. He supposedly married a daughter of the Earl of Drogheda and had one son who was a captain in his fatherís regiment. This Brig-Gen Stuart purchased land in Leitrim and settled there but also had lands in Cavan and Cork until sold by a Bernard Stewart in 1798 when he (Bernard) went abroad.

I believe this son of the Brigadier General was Henry Stewart who married Jane Irwin and the father of Irwin Stewart. I donít know if thereís any connection to the Brigadier General Steuarts that have been mentioned previously.

What do you think?

Antrim / Re: James Stuart CB of Gracehill
« on: Friday 20 November 20 14:31 GMT (UK)  »
So Irwin and Elizabethís children were:
-   James Stuart (c1743-1824) m. Grace Lynd
-   Rev. Charles McDaniel Stewart (c1745-1826) m. Sarah Dunlop
-   Archibald Stewart (c1750-?) m. Jane Henry
-   Frances Stewart (alive in 1791) m. John Stewart
-   Christopher (?-?)
-   Henry (?-?)
-   3 other daughters

And Bernard Stewart was Irwinís brother? Iím getting so confused  :)

So where are these Stewarts from? They arenít Stewarts of Ballintoy. Are they the Stewarts of Ballyhivistock?

I was reading about Bernella or Bernarda Stewart who married her relation James Stewart, son of John Stewart of Straidh. Sheís buried in the Church of Ballintoy and died in 1663. I wonder if sheís who the Stewart children were named after. Probably too much of a stretch but Iím not seeing the name anywhere else.

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