Adam Stewart, Prior of Charterhouse

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About Adam Stewart, Prior of Charterhouse

ADAM STEWART

Monk: Pensioner of Charterhouse and Sometime Factor of Charterhouse

Adam Stewart is the bastard son of James V, King of Scots, and Helenor Stewart (aka Elizabeth Stewart), who was the daughter of John, third earl of Lennox. His date of his birth is not known. [Peter D. Andersen, Robert Stewart, Earl of Stewart, Lord of Shetland, 1533-1593 (John Donald, Edinburgh, 1982), p. 157]

Death

Adam Stewart died in Orkney on 20 June 1575 .[Peter D. Andersen, Robert Stewart, Earl of Stewart, Lord of Shetland, 1533-1593 (John Donald, Edinburgh, 1982), p. 157] He was buried in St. Magnus Cathedral in Kirkwall, where his daughter Barbara Stewart raised a tombstone. Proceedings of the Society Of Antiquaries of Scotland 12 May 1919: Some further early Orkney Armorials by J. Storer Clouston

Marriage

Adam Stewart married Janet Ruthven [Peter D. Andersen, Robert Stewart, Earl of Stewart, Lord of Shetland, 1533-1593 (John Donald, Edinburgh, 1982), pp. 71, 80, 104, biographical details, 156-8]

Evidence from the National Records of Scotland

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4 July 1556: Tack by Dean Adam Forman, prior of Charterhouse called the Vale of Virtue beside burgh of Perth, with consent of convent thereof, to Colin Campbell of Glenurquhay and Katherine Ruthven, his spouse, and Duncan Campbell, their son and apparent heir, of lands of Artollonyth with miln thereof, fishings on Lochtay, and lands of Ballacrag, in lordship of Glendochard, sheriffdom of Perth, for 6 years. Witnesses: Patrick, lord Ruthven, Mr Alexander Levingstoun of Doanypace, William Moncreif of that ilk, Sir Robert Forman of Luthry, kt., Lyon king of arms, George Johneson, burgess of Perth, Robert Rollok and Henry Eldar, chaplains and notaries. Applied papered common seal of Charterhouse, damaged. Signed by granter and members of convent sir John Burnat, sir Walter Touris, ?treasurer, sir John Syme, procurator, sir Andrew Blythman, sir James Meak, vicar, sir William Clapene, sir Alexander Calland and sir Adam Stewart

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6 February 1572-73: An additional copy of the charter which follows with an extra signature (Adam Stewart) and granter's personal seal also attached. Charter by George Balfour, prior of carthusian house called Vallis virtutis formerly situated near burgh of Perth, and convent thereof, to Colin Campbell of Glenurquhard and Katherine Ruthven, his spouse, in liferent, and to Duncan Campbell, their son and apparent heir, in fee, of 3 merkland of Kirktoun of Killin, 20s land of Badnacarrie, 20s land of Craignevin, 6 merkland of Kinyaldy with island called Ilanrane, 2 merkland of Qucharne, 2 merkland of Artnagald Eister, 1 merkland of Artnagald Wester, 20s land of Soy, 3 merkland of Incheschewin, lands of Artollony with fishing on Lochtay, lands of Ballacraig, with office of bailie, in lordship of Glendochard, sheriffdom of Perth, 6 February 1572/3.Seal of convent, poor impression, on tag.Signed by granter, James Sym and Andrew Blythtman.Witnesses: Mr George Boswall, chirurgian, Alexander Anderson, Andrew Brydy, burgesses of Perth, William Dundas and Mr George Quhyt. National Records of Scotland, Charterhouse of Perth, reference GD112/2/45/1

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2 December 1573: Feu charter by James, bishop of Dunkeld, to Colin Campbell of Glenurquhay and Katherine Ruthven, his spouse, of lodging belonging to cathedral church of Dunkeld in burgh of Perth, on north part of South St., between lands of John Campbell of Laweris, William Wilsone and William Andersone on east, lands of James Robertsone to the west, graveyard of said burgh on north and the common way called the Southgait on south. Signed by James, bishop of Dunkeld, Mr William Edmonstoun, chancellor of Dunkeld, Mr Thomas McGibboun, prebend of Monyde, Jo. Bartoun, dean of Dunkeld, David Spens, archdean, Mr James Lauder, prebend of Fardischaw, [Logiebride], Mr David McGill, prebendar of Fongart, Duncan McNair, treasurer, Thomas Crukschank of Lundeiff, and William Drummond of Creif. Seals of granter and of chapter of cathedral kirk of Dunkeld, both almost entire on tags.National Records of Scotland, Papers of the Campbell Family, Earls of Breadalbane (Breadalbane Muniments), reference GD112/1/100

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10 December 1573: Instrument of sasine following on no. 1. Notary: Henry Elder, St Andrews diocese. Witnesses: Patrick Eviot of Balhoussy, Andrew Marsar, bailie, Adam Stewart, pensioner of Chartarhouss, David Murray, Gavin Hammiltoun, Dougal Campbell, servants of said Colin, Alexander Quhite, George Bow, burgesses, and William Ross, sergeant of said burgh. Seal on tag. National Records of Scotland, Papers of the Campbell Family, Earls of Breadalbane (Breadalbane Muniments), Titles to Particular Lands, reference GD112/2/130

Biographival Account

" Adam Stewart died in 1575 in Orkney; his widow is said to have been ‘gritlie burdynnit with mony bairnis’ (Registrum secreti sigilli, 1575–80, no. 1003), though there is knowledge only of Barbara, who married into the Orcadian Halcro family and was responsible for her father's tombstone, carved with the royal arms, which may still be seen in St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Genealogical Accounts

Genealogics

Source References

  1. Wikipedia: Perth Charterhouse
  2. Wikipedia: Prior of Perth
  3. Genealogics: William Sinclair of Seba and Brobster
  4. Wikipedia: James V, King of Scots
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Adam Stewart, Prior of Charterhouse's Timeline

1536
1536
1561
January 18, 1561
Age 25
Perth
1575
June 20, 1575
Age 39
probably at Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland
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Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland