Robert Stewart, Lord Tillicoultry
|Also Known As:||"Lord Tillicutrie", "1st Baronet of Tillicoultry"|
Son of Sir James Stuart, 1st Baronet of Ardmaleish and Kirktoun and Grizel Stuart
|Managed by:||Alisdair James Smyth|
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About Sir Robert Stewart, Lord Tillicoultry
"Second son of Sir James Stewart of Bute, Bart. and of Isabella, eldest daughter of Sir Dugald Campbell of Auchinbreck, was admitted advocate 15th November 1681. He represented the burgh of Rothsay at the Convention of Estates in 1689, and in Parliament 1690-3 and 1695, and the county of Bute from 1703 to 1707, and was also named one of the Commissioners for the Treaty of Union, which he supported in Parliament...
..He was appointed one of the Commissaries of Edinburgh, 18th November 1696, nominated an ordinary Lord 28th June, in place of Alexander Swinton of Mersington, and took his seat on the 25th of July 1701, by the title of Lord Tillicutrie. He succeeded Lord Rankeillor, as one of the Commissioners of Justiciary, on the 18th of March 1707; on the 29th of April following was created a Baronet; and resigned both his gowns in favour of his nephew, Dugald Stewart of Blairhall, in the year 1709. We have not ascertained when he died."
SOURCE: An Historical Account of the Senators of the College of Justice: From Its Institution in MDXXXII; by George Brunton, David Haig; 1832; Page 471
"Sir Robert Stewart of Tillicoultry, a Lord of the Session, and Commisioner of Justiciary, under the title of Lord Tillicoultry, created Baronet 29 April 1707, Commissioner for Rothesay in the Scots Parliament 1678-89, one of the Commisioners to adjust the Treaty of the Union between Scotland and England. Retired from the bench 1709. Married, first, 20 October 1685, Violet Hamilton, daughter of Archibald Hamilton of Rosehall. She was buried 1 January 1690. Secondly, 25 August 1693, Cecil, born 1676, daughter of Robert Hamilton, Lord Presmennan."
SOURCE: The Scots Peerage, Vol. II, page 296
- Complete baronetage; Cokayne, George E. (George Edward); 1904; Vol. IV; page 447