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Nicknames: "3rd hereditary High Steward of Scotland and Justiciar of Scotia.", "3rd High Steward of Scotland", "3rd high steward of scotland", ""ballioch" 3rd high steward of scotland", "Walter Steward of Dundonald", "3rd High Stewart of Scotland", "10414"
Birthplace: Paisley Abbey, Renfrewshire, Scotland
Death: Died in Dundonald Castle, Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland
Occupation: 3rd High Steward of Scotland, III High Steward of Scotland
Managed by: Margaret, (C)
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About Walter Stewart

From Medlands: http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/SCOTLAND.htm#Alexander4Stewartdied1283A (please note:- Medlands does not mention the name of his wife as mentioned below )

WALTER FitzAlan, son of ALAN FitzWalter 2nd High Steward of Scotland & his wife --- (-1241). He succeeded his father as 3rd High Steward of Scotland. "Walterus filii Alani domini regis Scotie senescallus" donated property to Paisley monastery by undated charter[1067]. The seal of "Walteri filii Alani" is appended to a charter under which "Walter son of Alan the Stuart" confirmed the donation of land at Edmonstone to Melrose by "Walter the son of Alan his grandfather"[1068]. Alexander II King of Scotland confirmed the donation of land "in Tibermur" made by "Walterus filius Alani", in confirmation of a donation by "Suanus filius Thori avus eiusdem Walteri", by undated charter[1069]. "Walterus filius Alani" confirmed the donation of "Tubermure" made to Scone abbey by "Swan filius Thory auus meus" by undated charter, dated to before 1221, witnessed by "Gilbto comite de Stathern dño Robto filio ei, Rogero de Mortimer, Galfrido de Inutunglas vic de Pth, Dunecano fil Moregrund, Reginaldo de Warenn, Walto filio Swani, Henr fil Alani fil Wani…"[1070]. He adopted the name Stewart. The Melrose Chronicle records the death in 1241 of "Walterus filius Alani junioris"[1071].

m ---. The name of Walter´s wife is not known.

Walter Stewart & his wife had [seven] children

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-------------------- Walter, Steward of Dundonald (died 1246) was 3rd hereditary High Steward of Scotland and Justiciar of Scotia.

He was the eldest son of Alan fitz Walter, 2nd High Steward of Scotland by his second wife Alesta, daughter of Morggán, Earl of Mar. He was the first to use Steward as a surname, and was designated "of Dundonald".

He witnessed a charter by King Alexander II, under the designation of "Walterus filius Alani, Senescallus, Justiciar Scotiae" and it may be that seal which Nisbet described pertaining to Walter Hereditary High Steward of Scotland. Around the seal it states "Sigill. Walteri filii Allani".

Walter married Bethóc, daughter of Gille Críst, Earl of Angus and his wife Marjorie, said to be a daughter of Henry of Scotland, 3rd Earl of Huntingdon. They were parents of:

Alexander Stewart, 4th High Steward of Scotland, sometime Regent of Scotland.

Sir Robert, of Tarbolten and Crookston, and Lord of Darnley.[6]

John, killed at Damietta in 1249, Egypt during the Seventh Crusade.

Walter Balloch ("the Freckled"), who married Mary de Menteith and became Earl of Menteith.

William

Beatrix, married Maol Domhnaich, Earl of Lennox.

Christian

Eupheme, married Patrick, 6th Earl of Dunbar, who also fell at Damietta.

Margaret, married her cousin Niall, Earl of Carrick.

Sybella, married Colin Fitzgerald, 1st Lord of Kintail. -------------------- http://www.vandeleurcreagh.org/b464.htm#P21681

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Walter Stewart, Earl of Menteith also went by the nick-name of Walter 'Ballach' (or in English, Walter 'the Freckled').

http://thepeerage.com/p511.htm#i5109

ALTER STEWART, a son of the High Steward of Scotland, who obtained the title. The new Earl of Menteith, surnamed Bailloch, or ‘the Freckled,’ was a famous warrior. He joined the disastrous expedition under St. Louis of France, called the Third Crusade, for the recovery of the Holy Sepulchre, and fought with great distinction at the battle of Largs in 1263, at which his elder brother defeated the Norwegians under King Haco. He took a prominent part in the proceedings connected with the contest for the Scottish crown after the death of the ‘Maiden of Norway,’ and was one of the commissioners nominated by Robert Bruce in his competition with John Baliol. The Earl left two sons, who dropped their paternal surname of Stewart, and assumed that of Menteith.

http://www.electricscotland.com/WEBCLANS/families/menteith.htm

Walter Bailloch or Walter Bailloch Stewart (1225 x 1230 – 1293 x 1294), was third son of Walter Stewart, 3rd High Steward of Scotland, and Earl of Menteith jure uxoris. His wife was Mary I, Countess of Menteith. Characteristically of the Stewart family by the thirteenth century, he was distinguished by the sobriquet Bailloch or Balloch, a Gaelic nickname roughly translated as "the freckled".

He is said to have gone to Egypt under Louis IX of France, but there is no certain evidence of this. After the death of King Alexander II of Scotland he favoured the Durward faction, and by a stratagem in 1255 secured the persons of the young King and Queen, but he was not at this time admitted to a share in the government. It was about 1260, when the Countess Isabella and her husband were forced to renounce the earldom, that the King and barons of Scotland declared the lands and title to belong to the wife of William Stewart, and he was invested therein. He was certainly using the title "comes" (earl or mormaer) before 17 April 1261, when he was witness to a grant to the Paisley Abbey.

In the following year Dughall MacSuibhne granted to the Earl the lands of Skipnish, Killislate, and others, being that part of Kintyre called South Knapdale and the parish of Kilcalmonell. Following on this, the Earl granted the church of Kilcalmonell to the monks of Paisley. He also made grants to Kilwinning Abbey of churches in Knapdale, which show that he had possession of North Knapdale also. About 1263 the Earl was Sheriff of Ayr, and aided in making preparations to repel the expected invasion of King Haakon IV of Norway. He is said to have taken part in the battle of Largs. The Earl was Sheriff of Dumbarton in 1271. On 25 July 1281 he was one of the witnesses to and guarantors of the marriage contract of the Princess Margaret with Eirik II of Norway. In 1285 he and his Countess were again attacked by the rival claimants William Comyn and his wife, their claim having been in 1282 pressed upon King Alexander III of Scotland by the English King, and in a Parliament at Scone it was decided that the earldom should be divided into two portions.

One half was retained by Walter Stewart, with the title of Earl, he having the principal residence on the territory, and the other half was erected into a barony in favour of William Comyn and his wife. The component parts of the earldom which remained to Walter Stewart are not known. The death of King Alexander in 1286 threw the kingdom again into confusion, and during the rivalry which ensued between the parties of Bruce and Balliol, the Earl of Menteith supported the cause of Bruce. In 1289 he was present at Birgham, and approved of the marriage proposed between Prince Edward of England and the young Margaret, Maid of Norway as she was called, the heiress of the Scottish Crown.

Her unhappy death renewed the contest between Bruce and Balliol, and when it was proposed that the King of England should arbitrate, Menteith was one of those named by Bruce as his commissioners. He was present at Norham on 20 November 1292 when the new king John Balliol swore fealty to Edward I of England. This is the last certain record of him, as although letters were addressed by the English King to Walter, Earl of Menteith, on 29 June 1294, it is not clear that he was then alive. He may even have been dead by 10 February 1293, when Balliol's Parliament directed the lands of Knapdale belonging to the Earl to be incorporated in the sheriffdom of Lorn under Alexander of Argyll.

The Countess Mary predeceased her husband, but at what date is not certain. Their tombstone is preserved in the Priory of Inchmahome, bearing the effigies of husband and wife, the former bearing on his shield the Stewart fess chequy with a label of five points, a device which also appears on his seal of arms in the Public Record Office, London. They had issue two sons named together by their father in a charter :

   * Alexander, Earl of Menteith, who succeeded to the earldom.
   * Sir John de Menteith, who has achieved an unenviable notoriety as the taker or betrayer of Sir William Wallace.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Bailloch -------------------- Walter, Steward of Dundonald (died 1246) was 3rd hereditary High Steward of Scotland and Justiciar of Scotia.

He was the eldest son of Alan fitz Walter, 2nd High Steward of Scotland by his second wife Alesta, daughter of Morggán, Earl of Mar. He was the first to use Steward as a surname, and was designated "of Dundonald".

He witnessed a charter by King Alexander II, under the designation of "Walterus filius Alani, Senescallus, Justiciar Scotiae" and it may be that seal which Nisbet described pertaining to Walter Hereditary High Steward of Scotland. Around the seal it states "Sigill. Walteri filii Allani".

Walter married Bethóc, daughter of Gille Críst, Earl of Angus and his wife Marjorie, said to be a daughter of Henry of Scotland, 3rd Earl of Huntingdon. They were parents of:

Alexander Stewart, 4th High Steward of Scotland, sometime Regent of Scotland.

Sir Robert, of Tarbolten and Crookston, and Lord of Darnley.[6]

John, killed at Damietta in 1249, Egypt during the Seventh Crusade.

Walter Balloch ("the Freckled"), who married Mary de Menteith and became Earl of Menteith.

William

Beatrix, married Maol Domhnaich, Earl of Lennox.

Christian

Eupheme, married Patrick, 6th Earl of Dunbar, who also fell at Damietta.

Margaret, married her cousin Niall, Earl of Carrick.

Sybella, married Colin Fitzgerald, 1st Lord of Kintail. -------------------- Acceded August 24 1230 -------------------- First to use Stewart name.

1230 Created Lord High Steward.

Led the Scottish division in the 6th crusade. -------------------- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Stewart,_3rd_High_Steward_of_Scotland -------------------- Walter Stewart, 3rd High Steward of Scotland was the son of Alan fitz Walter, 2nd Great Steward of Scotland and Eva.1 He married Beatrix of Angus, daughter of Gilchrist, 4th Earl of Angus.1 He died in 1241.1

    

He succeeded to the title of 3rd High Steward of Scotland in 1204.1 Circa 1219 he raised Paisley Priory to the rank of an abbacy.2 He held the office of Justiciar of Scotland in 1230, by King Alexander II.1

Children of Walter Stewart, 3rd High Steward of Scotland and Beatrix of Angus

  • Euphemia Stewart+1 d. c 1267
  • unknown daughter Stewart+3
  • Sir Robert Stewart of Tarbolton and Cruxton1
  • Margaret Stewart+4 b. c 1206
  • Elizabeth Stewart+1 b. c 1210
  • Alexander Stewart, 4th High Steward of Scotland+5 b. 1214, d. 1283
  • John Stewart1 b. c 1216, d. c 1249
  • Walter Stewart, Earl of Menteith+1 b. c 1218, d. bt 1 Sep 1294 - 28 Apr 1296

Citations

  1. [S323] Sir James Balfour Paul, The Scots Peerage: founded on Wood's edition of Sir Robert Douglas's The Peerage of Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland: David Douglas, 1904), volume I, page 12. Hereinafter cited as The Scots Peerage.
  2. [S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 2, page 2763. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
  3. [S37] Charles Mosley, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition, volume 1, page 449.
  4. [S11] Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Families: The Complete Genealogy (London, U.K.: The Bodley Head, 1999), page 206. Hereinafter cited as Britain's Royal Families.
  5. [S323] Sir James Balfour Paul, The Scots Peerage, volume I, page 13.

-------------------- Walter Bailloch or Walter Bailloch Stewart (1225 x 1230 – 1293 x 1294), was third son of Walter Stewart, 3rd High Steward of Scotland, and Earl of Menteith jure uxoris. His wife was Mary I, Countess of Menteith. Characteristically of the Stewart family by the thirteenth century, he was distinguished by the sobriquet Bailloch or Balloch, a Gaelic nickname roughly translated as "the freckled".

He is said to have gone to Egypt under Louis IX of France, but there is no certain evidence of this. After the death of King Alexander II of Scotland he favoured the Durward faction, and by a stratagem in 1255 secured the persons of the young King and Queen, but he was not at this time admitted to a share in the government. It was about 1260, when the Countess Isabella and her husband were forced to renounce the earldom, that the King and barons of Scotland declared the lands and title to belong to the wife of William Stewart, and he was invested therein. He was certainly using the title "comes" (earl or mormaer) before 17 April 1261, when he was witness to a grant to the Paisley Abbey.

In the following year Dughall MacSuibhne granted to the Earl the lands of Skipnish, Killislate, and others, being that part of Kintyre called South Knapdale and the parish of Kilcalmonell. Following on this, the Earl granted the church of Kilcalmonell to the monks of Paisley. He also made grants to Kilwinning Abbey of churches in Knapdale, which show that he had possession of North Knapdale also. About 1263 the Earl was Sheriff of Ayr, and aided in making preparations to repel the expected invasion of King Haakon IV of Norway. He is said to have taken part in the battle of Largs. The Earl was Sheriff of Dumbarton in 1271. On 25 July 1281 he was one of the witnesses to and guarantors of the marriage contract of the Princess Margaret with Eirik II of Norway. In 1285 he and his Countess were again attacked by the rival claimants William Comyn and his wife, their claim having been in 1282 pressed upon King Alexander III of Scotland by the English King, and in a Parliament at Scone it was decided that the earldom should be divided into two portions.

One half was retained by Walter Stewart, with the title of Earl, he having the principal residence on the territory, and the other half was erected into a barony in favour of William Comyn and his wife. The component parts of the earldom which remained to Walter Stewart are not known. The death of King Alexander in 1286 threw the kingdom again into confusion, and during the rivalry which ensued between the parties of Bruce and Balliol, the Earl of Menteith supported the cause of Bruce. In 1289 he was present at Birgham, and approved of the marriage proposed between Prince Edward of England and the young Margaret, Maid of Norway as she was called, the heiress of the Scottish Crown.

Her unhappy death renewed the contest between Bruce and Balliol, and when it was proposed that the King of England should arbitrate, Menteith was one of those named by Bruce as his commissioners. He was present at Norham on 20 November 1292 when the new king John Balliol swore fealty to Edward I of England. This is the last certain record of him, as although letters were addressed by the English King to Walter, Earl of Menteith, on 29 June 1294, it is not clear that he was then alive. He may even have been dead by 10 February 1293, when Balliol's Parliament directed the lands of Knapdale belonging to the Earl to be incorporated in the sheriffdom of Lorn under Alexander of Argyll.

The Countess Mary predeceased her husband, but at what date is not certain. Their tombstone is preserved in the Priory of Inchmahome, bearing the effigies of husband and wife, the former bearing on his shield the Stewart fess chequy with a label of five points, a device which also appears on his seal of arms in the Public Record Office, London. They had issue two sons named together by their father in a charter :

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Notes ◦the younger son, succeeded as THIRD HIGH STEWARD, and adopted the name of his office as his surname.He was granted, together with his wife and their 2nd son John, all the lands held in Scotland by David de Strathbogie, 11th Earl of Atholl.

Became Justiciar of Scotland Aug 24 1230. He witnessed charters of William I and Alexander II ; he died in 1246. His line became the Dukes of Albany.

 

Sources 1.[S250] http://www.clanstirling.org

2.[S265] Colquoun_Cunningham.ged, Jamie Vans

3.[S239] http://www.stewartsociety.org/lines.htm

4.[S599] http://www.baronage.co.uk/bphtm-03/campbe01.html

5.[S264] House of Lennox, Chevalier Terrance Gach MacFarlane, p4 (Reliability: 3)

6.[S301] History of the Lands and their Owners in Galloway, Vols III, IV and V, P. H. McKerlie, (James Bell, Kirkcudbright)


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Notes ◦the younger son, succeeded as THIRD HIGH STEWARD, and adopted the name of his office as his surname.He was granted, together with his wife and their 2nd son John, all the lands held in Scotland by David de Strathbogie, 11th Earl of Atholl.

Became Justiciar of Scotland Aug 24 1230. He witnessed charters of William I and Alexander II ; he died in 1246. His line became the Dukes of Albany.

 

Sources 1.[S250] http://www.clanstirling.org

2.[S265] Colquoun_Cunningham.ged, Jamie Vans

3.[S239] http://www.stewartsociety.org/lines.htm

4.[S599] http://www.baronage.co.uk/bphtm-03/campbe01.html

5.[S264] House of Lennox, Chevalier Terrance Gach MacFarlane, p4 (Reliability: 3)

6.[S301] History of the Lands and their Owners in Galloway, Vols III, IV and V, P. H. McKerlie, (James Bell, Kirkcudbright)


-------------------- He witnessed a charter by King Alexander II, under the designation of "Walterus filius Alani, Senescallus, Justiciar Scotiae"[4] and it may be that seal which Nisbet described pertaining to Walter Hereditary High Steward of Scotland. Around the seal it states "Sigill. Walteri filii Allani".[5]

Walter married Bethóc, daughter of Gille Críst, Earl of Angus and his wife Marjorie, said to be a daughter of Henry of Scotland, 3rd Earl of Huntingdon

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Walter Stewart, 3rd High Steward of Scotland's Timeline

1170
1170
Paisley Abbey, Renfrewshire, Scotland
1193
1193
Age 23
Dunbar, Haddington, Lincolnshire, Scotland
1205
1205
Age 35
Scotland
1205
Age 35
Crawford, Lanarkshire, , Scotland
1206
1206
Age 36
Dundonald Castle,Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland
1214
1214
Age 44
Dundonald Castle, Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland
1216
1216
Age 46
Scotland
1218
1218
Age 48
Scotland, (Present UK)
1223
1223
Age 53
Of,Tarbolton,Ayrshire,Scotland
1227
1227
Age 57
Isleworth, Middlesex, England