Alexander Stewart (Stuart), Laird of Laledcriech (1676 - 1712) MP

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Birthplace: Laird of Ledcreich, Bolquhidder, Scotland
Death: Died in Perthshire, Scotland
Managed by: Mary Frances Monroe Blackmon
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About Alexander Stewart (Stuart), Laird of Laledcriech

Alexander was born in Scotland, possibly Edinburgh Midlothian area.

He emigrated to Londonderry, Northern Ireland in ca. 1700 and married in 1705 to Catherine Montgomery, daughter of Captain Hugh Montgomery and Mary Snodgrass.

Studies have been made by many genealogists of the Stewart families in Ireland and this particular Stewart Family Genealogy traces our ancestors to Alexander Stuart of Scotland. According to a Family Chart drawn by J. Adger Stewart in 1925, our ancestors are of Scottish descent and it is believed that they went to Ireland around 1700. They are not believed to have been involved in the Plantation movement.294

The existence of the marriage between Alexander and Catherine has caused some speculation among the Calhoun researchers. In a lot of articles about the Stewarts, it mentions that a Stewart married a “Widow Calhoun.” Catherine was most known as a Calhoun. She was a Widow Stewart when she married Patrick Calhoun. Then, when Patrick died she became a Widow Calhoun.

Mr. Orval O. Calhoun, of Cobourg, Ontario, Canada, a Calhoun descendent and one who is universally acknowledged as being the authority on Calhoun research, reported that Catherine Montgomery and Alexander Stewsart’s marriage did exist. Mr. Tracy Forsythe was in contact with Mr. Calhoun and he relayed this information: “Yes, I know of Alexander Stuart (later changed to Stewart) coming to Ireland about 1700 and marrying Catherine Montgomery about 1704/1705 when she was 20 years of age, but she was NOT a widow Calhoun, as listed in some records by mistake. Yes, I’ll agree, the Calhoun family sure kept the secret of Catherine Montgomery’s marriage to Alexander Stuart. I do believe the Stuart version of the affair, why denit it, when it is in the Records; I daresay the item is in the Stuart or Stewart papers in the PRO in Belfast, Ireland, that is where the Stewart papers are and could be researched by anyone.”

The Stewart Clan Magazine, published by George T. Edson, found the information about Alexander and Catherine and it was then published in April 1939. We may never know for sure which recordings are correct and which are theory, unless they are researched with an open mind and no stones left unturned.

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Alexander Stewart, Laird of Laledcriech's Timeline

Laird of Ledcreich, Bolquhidder, Scotland
Age 29
Age 30
Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Age 36
Perthshire, Scotland