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  • ID: I30415
  • Name: William Stewart
  • Suffix: of Dunduff 1 2
  • Sex: M
  • Death: BEF JUL 1716
  • Note: Alice Stewart of Dunduff sold some land
  • Residence: Dunduff, county Donegal
  • Note: 3 4 5

    Indenture concerning 1. William Stewart of Dunduff, county Donegal 2. Charles Stewart of Belantoy, county Antrim and James Stewart, and marriage between William Stewart and Alice Wilkins.
    28 Sept 1693
    Alice Stewart was described as widow in a lease of Mount Stewart, co Donegal in 1717. [NB not Mount Stewart, Co Down?]
    A Jean Stewart, widow of John of Dunduffe, leased some property to William Stewart of Dunduffe in 1684. Major John Stewart had married Jean, dau of Archibald Stewart of Ballinlogh in Oct 1650.
    To Sir William Stewart, Laird of Dunduff, and a cousin of the king by descent from Walter Stewart, was patented in 1619, three estates in Tyrone with 3500 ...
    Any connection?:
    Capt. Charles Stewart, an Officer in the Army of King William III, fought at the battle of the Boyne [1690], had a lease of Doone, in King's Company, but migrating northward in 1700, he purchased from Capt John Forward and Capt William Sampson, the Donegal estates of Horn Head, xc., and was High Sheriff 1707. He d 1741.
    Press Release from Nat Lib of Ireland - but is it mistaken in the Newtonards reference?
    ?While the Forward/ Howard collection primarily relates to the Forward family of Castle Forward, who at one time controlled 6,000 acres of land around Newtowncunningham, it also contains some material relating to the associated family of the Stuarts of Mount Stuart, Newtownards, County Down.? [That place is in fact called Mount Stewart.]
    The Stewart family (of the Marquess of Londonderry family, of Mount Stewart, Newtonards) had a long association with the Derry/East Donegal area, and originally hailed from Ballylawn, Co. Donegal.
    The Stewart family of Stewart's Court and Ballylawn, Co. Donegal, settled in that county in the early 17th century. Letters of denisation were granted to John Stewart in 1629, together with the proportion of Ballyveagh which was erected for him into the manor of Stewart's Court. The history of the family for the remainder of the century is obscure, but they do not appear to have obtained any additional lands outside Donegal. Their fortunes were transformed by a well-chosen marriage. Alexander Stewart, who was born in 1699, appears to have inherited the Donegal estate from his brother Thomas about 1730. In 1737 he married his cousin, Mary Cowan, daughter of Alderman John Cowan of Londonderry (d.1733), and heiress to her brother, Sir Robert Cowan, Governor of Bombay
    Another [or could they possibly be the same but with ancestry confused?] William Stewart of Fort Stewart, co Donegal, (will dated 1703) married Frances, dau of Thos. Stewart of Derry, and had the Alexander b 1699 referred to above, ancestor of the Marquesses of Londonderry. William was son of Col William S and Marjory Cunningham.
    (from posting by mary stewart kyritsis <> Subject: House of Londonderry, on GEN_MEDIEVAL-L
    Clan Stewart magazine references to Mount Stewart [Dunduff], Donegal, IRL : Tome H 146, 147, 155, 160, 163
    (# Vol.38, No.11 May 1961 145 - 148
    # Vol.38, No.12 Jun 1961 149 - 156
    # Vol.39, No.1 Jul 1961 157 - 164)
    Lands Grants in the Precinct of Liffer barony of Raphoe and county of Donegal 1608:
    William Stewart, Laird of Dunduff, 1,000 acres called Cooleghie.
    aka Cooleleaghy
    Some gleanings, from a pedigree on the Watkins Family History Society website: :
    A James Stewart, descended from ?the Dunduffe family, cadets of the Galloway Stewarts?, died at the Siege of Derry 1689, and had sons John (d 24 Oct 1762, m Bridget Pocklington), General William, Charles, and James. John had a son William who married Anne Butler (d Jan 1764). John lived in Dublin and died there. John?s uncle, General William Stewart, willed him property near Laughlin Bridge, County Carlow, Ireland. This was part of the original grant from King Charles II.
    The William Stewart who was with William Forward at the siege of Derry was William Stewart of Ballylawn, father of Alexander Stewart, father of Alexander S, 1st Marquess of Londonderry.Page: 197
  • _UID: 54DD029140154731BB8DDB6F0BEC1394C1BC
  • Change Date: 12 APR 2011

    Father: James Stewart
    Mother: Anne Galbraith

    Marriage 1 Alice Stewart
    • Married: 28 SEP 1693
    • Note: Settlement date 1
    1. Has Children Isabella Stewart b: 1694

    1. Type: Library
      Repository: The National Library of Ireland
      Location: Department of Manuscripts
    2. Text: Douglas Martin Stewart
    3. Type: Book
      Periodical: General A. P. Stewart: His Life and Letters
      Author: Marshall Wingfield
      Date: 1954
    4. Type: Web Site
      Title: N Ireland Public Record Office
    5. Type: Book
      Periodical: Mackenzie's Memorials of the Siege of Derry: Including His Narrative and Its
      Author: John Mackenzie
      Date: 1861
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