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Antrim / Re: James Stuart CB of Gracehill
« on: Tuesday 08 December 20 18:31 GMT (UK)  »
Thatís what I thought it implied but there doesnít seem to be any record of other children. I know there were two older siblings but one died in 1834 and the other in 1857.

Antrim / Re: James Stuart CB of Gracehill
« on: Monday 07 December 20 12:02 GMT (UK)  »
Itís hard to know. Itís been so many years and Iím sure the stories and names would have changed even being told back then. It might be something that is never really sorted out.

Going way back to near the beginning of this thread. I found the newspaper article that mentions Henry Benson Stuart as being the eldest son of Major General James Stuart. It was in 1869 for his marriage announcement to Anna Mary Bourke. Is it just poor wording or is it possible there were other sons after? The Major-General would have been quite an old man. He was already an older man when his known three children were born.

Antrim / Re: James Stuart CB of Gracehill
« on: Sunday 29 November 20 19:54 GMT (UK)  »
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: Sunday 29 November 20 15:28 GMT (UK)  »
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: Sunday 29 November 20 15:25 GMT (UK)  »
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: Sunday 29 November 20 15:06 GMT (UK)  »
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: Sunday 29 November 20 14:36 GMT (UK)  »
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: Saturday 28 November 20 17:22 GMT (UK)  »
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.

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