Andrew Stewart, 1st of Gartnafuaran

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Andrew Stewart

Birthplace: Baldorran, Stirlingshire, Scotland
Death: Died in Branxton, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of James Beag Stewart 1st of Baldorran and Annabella Stewart
Husband of Margaret Jane Kennedy
Father of John Stewart, Ancestor of Blairgarry and Alexander Stewart, 2nd of Gartnafuaran
Brother of John Stewart; Matilda Stewart; William Stewart of Balquidder and Baldoran; Alexander Stewart, 1st Laird of Garroquhill and Patrick Stewart of Ardkinknockane

Occupation: 1st Laird of Gartnafuaran
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About Andrew Stewart, 1st of Gartnafuaran

Andrew STEWART , 1st of Gartnafuaran, was born ABT 1458 in Baldorran, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland as the son of James Beag Stewart, 1st of Baldorran and Annabel Buchanan of that ilk. See above for the issues regarding his birth. Andrew Stewart acquired the lands of Gartnafuaran about 1503. Andrew's spouse is unknown. He had the following children:

   "James" STEWART, b. ABT 1488.  There is no evidence of his existence.  He is suggested by onomastics only.  If he existed at all then it is suggested that he died young.
   Has Children Alexander STEWART , 2nd of Gartnafuaran b: ABT 1490 in Gartnafuaran, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  Alexander married an unknown woman whose surname was GRAY.  Their children are presented below.
   Has Children John STEWART , Ancestor of Blairgarry b: ABT 1500 in Gartnafuaran, Perthshire, Scotland.  According to Duncan Stewart's 1739 Genealogy, John Stewart, son of Andrew Stewart in Gartnafuaran, was the ancestor of the Stewarts who later lived in Blairgarry.  MacGregor's research has shown that the lands of Blairgarry were held at this time by John's paternal first cousin, Robert Stewart of Blairgarry, who was the son of Patrick Stewart of Ardkinknockane, who is believed to be a brother of Andrew Stewart, 1st of Gartnafuaran.  According to Duncan Stewart's 1739 History, this John was the ancestor of a branch who came into possession of Blairgarry at a later time.  A full description of this controversy and the known descendants of this branch can be found on the Stewarts of Blairgarry a.k.a. Stiubhartich a' Bhaid Page.  Three of many possible explanations present themselves as worth discussing: 1) Duncan Stewart was mistaken (which is not unheard of) and Andrew Stewart, "1st of Blairgarry" below is not the son of this John Stewart, but is instead the grandson of Robert Stewart, previously in Blairgarry; 2) Robert Stewart in Blairgarry had no sons and his daughter became heiress to Blairgarry and married this John or his son Andrew; or 3) that the earlier Blairgarry line became extinct and the lands of Blairgarry reverted to the Earl of Moray, as senior landlord, and were reassigned to this branch.


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Andrew Stewart, 1st of Gartnafuaran's Timeline

Baldorran, Stirlingshire, Scotland
Age 42
Gartnafuaran, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland
Age 42
Gartnafuaran, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland
September 9, 1513
Age 55
Branxton, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom