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Re: James Stuart CB of Gracehill
« Reply #225 on: Sunday 29 November 20 14:15 GMT (UK) »
I followed one of the Wikipedia references which led to this:

https://books.google.co.jp/books?id=sjBSAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA448&dq=relict+of+Admiral+%22James+Steuart%22&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=relict%20of%20Admiral%20%22James%20Steuart%22&f=false

This mentions Admiral James and his brothers Charles, Colonel John and Brigadier General William, which fits what Iíve seen elsewhere. 

However, it names their father as Colonel John Steuart.  Itís possible the author was getting confused with one of the brothers, or perhaps thereís some truth to itÖ?

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Re: James Stuart CB of Gracehill
« Reply #226 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.
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Re: James Stuart CB of Gracehill
« Reply #227 on: Sunday 29 November 20 14:51 GMT (UK) »
Yes, I agree these Steuarts probably arenít your Stewarts/Stuarts.  What have you found on this Col William Stewart you mention?

In the meantime, hereís another of the Steuart brothersí willsÖ

Crossle Will Abstract (FindMyPast):
Colonel John Steuart of the City of Dublin
To be buried in the vault under the communion table in St Mary's Church.
Marriage settlement dated 19th and 20th Apr 1722 ratified except what applies to my daughter.
Settlement of Co Carlow estate on son William prior to his marriage to Ann, daughter of Sir Richard Butler, Bt.
Wife to live in dwelling house in Stafford Street.
Already paid £4000 marriage portion with daughter Mary, so William's Meath estate to be free from incumbrances.
Son-in-law Walter Weldon Esq, married to daughter Mary.
Brother Admiral James Steuart.
Admiral Dockling and his family.
Sister Gregory and her family.
Wife, brother James, and son William to be executors.
Dated 23rd Feb 1757.
Witnesses Edward King, David Steuart amd Dens/Danl Kane.
Probate grated 1 Feb 1763 to son Wm Steuart.



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Re: James Stuart CB of Gracehill
« Reply #228 on: Sunday 29 November 20 15:05 GMT (UK) »
Öand a sister's husband

Crossle Abtract (FindMyPast):
Benjamin Gregory of Manooth, Co Kildare, Clke.
£200 owed by Wm Usher, Esq.
Daughter Ann Gregory (minor).
Son William.
Wife Elizabeth Gregory (executor).
Brothers-in-law Colonel John Stewart and Charles Stewart (executors).
Dated 23 Aug 1738.
Witnesses Thos Erwin, John Carmack N.P., John Kathrens [?] N.P.
Granted 4th Sep 1742 to Elizabeth Gregory his widow.


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Re: James Stuart CB of Gracehill
« Reply #229 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:  https://www.kronoskaf.com/syw/index.php?title=9th_Foot
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Re: James Stuart CB of Gracehill
« Reply #230 on: Sunday 29 November 20 15:11 GMT (UK) »
Is the Colonel William Stewart mentioned in that website not the same man who later became Lt-Gen. William Steuart and died in 1726?

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Re: James Stuart CB of Gracehill
« Reply #231 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.
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Re: James Stuart CB of Gracehill
« Reply #232 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.
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Re: James Stuart CB of Gracehill
« Reply #233 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.
Stuart (India, Antrim, Armagh)
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Hill/Rhodes (Worcestershire)
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Perry (Devon, Worcestershire)
Maynard (Essex, Yorkshire)
Jennings (Devon)
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