John Stewart (1525 - 1582)

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Birthplace: Minto, The Scottish Borders, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Perth, Perthshire, , Scotland
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The next in lineal descent was Sir Robert Stewart Provost of Glasgow in 1528, and he was in turn succeeded by his son, Sir John who likewise filled the same by this time almost hereditary office. On his demise in 1583 the Estates and Honours of the Family descended to Sir Matthew

The next in lineal descent was Sir Eobert Stewart Provost of Glasgow in 1528 and he was in turn succeeded by his son Sir John who likewise filled the same by this time almost hereditary office On his demise in 1583 the Estates and Honours of the Family descended to Sir Matthew the individual who built the

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Sir John Stewart of Minto was served heir to his father, 20 May 1555. When about seven years old he was contracted in marriage to Margaret, eldest daughter of Geroge Maxwell of Cowglen, a girl of the same age. This marriage never appears to have been entered into, as on 8 November 1543, after the death of Margaret Maxwell, which occurred between 8 November 1542 and 20 January 1543, he raised a summons of reduction of certain dues which had been granted in security of the marriage on the ground that such obligation to marry ( the parties being minors) was from the first contrary to canon law. He must have married very shortly afterwards, as he had a charter on 16 February 1543-44 to himself and his wife, Joanna Hepburne, of the lands of Wester Perthwik, in the county of Renfrew.

He was Provost of Glasgow, and baile of the barony, which latter office he had got from the Earl of Lennox when he became Regent. He was Keeper of the Castle of Glasgow of Glasgow from May 1568 till 9 Nov 1573, when James Boyd, the Archbishop, got possession of it. Robert, Lord Boyd, also usurped, in the same year, the office of bailie, till, in 1578 the King resumed it as Earl of Lennox, and the same nobleman was in 1574 nominated as Provost, but Sir John (who had been knighted previous to 10 Mar 1563-64) obtained possession of that office again before his death. He was also in 1566 Chamberlain of Galloway above Cree. He died in February 1582-83 and was buried in the cathedral of Glasgow. There is an interesting monument there, noteworthy as one of the few examples of old brasses in Scotland.

John married Johanna Hepburn before 16 Feb 1543-1544.

John next married Margaret Stewart, daughter of James Stewart of Cardonald and Unknown.

John next had a relationship with Unknown.

His eldest son, Sir John Stuart of Minto, assisted at the coronation of King James the Sixth in 1567. He was provost of Glasgow, and had the command of the castle of that town. He married, first, Joanna Hepburn, by whom he had a son, Matthew, whose male line became extinct in the person of Sir John Stuart, who died in the expedition to Darien in 1697; secondly, Margaret, second daughter of James Stewart of Cardonald, heir to her brother James, and had a son, Walter, who became first Lord Blantyre, and four daughters.

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Sir John Stewart, Provost of Glasgow,'s Timeline

1525
1525
Minto, The Scottish Borders, United Kingdom
1544
1544
Age 19
1558
1558
Age 33
Minto, Roxburghshire, Scotland
1582
February, 1582
Age 57
Perth, Perthshire, , Scotland
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Aberdeen Cathedral, Aberdeen Scotland