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Adam Stewart

Birthdate:
Death: Died in probably at Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland
Place of Burial: Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of James V, King of Scots and Helen Stewart
Husband of Janet Ruthven
Father of Barbara Stewart and Mary Stewart
Half brother of James Stewart, tertius; Sir William Stewart; John Stewart, 1st Lord Darnley; James Stewart,1st Earl of Moray; Dorothea Stewart and 9 others

Occupation: Prior of Charterhouse, Perth
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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. His mother was Helenor Stewart (aka Elizabeth Stewart), daughter of John, 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, May 12th 1919: Some further Orkney Armorials, page 186

Monumental Inscription in St. Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall

Adamus . steuardus . filius . illustrisimi . principis . Jacobi . quinti . scotorum . regis . qui . obit . vicesimo ‘ die . junii . anno . domini . m . v . lxxv . [words along the edge follow] domina – de - halcro – filia – ejusdem – fieri – hac – sepulchrum – et – at least two words missing Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries, May 12th 1919: Some further Orkney Armorials, page 186

Marriage

Adam Stewart married Janet Ruthven, daughter of William Ruthven of Ballendean. [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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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 Note

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

Source References

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

1561
January 18, 1561
Perth
1575
June 20, 1575
probably at Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland
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Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland