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About Grizel Stewart

GRIZEL STEWART (aka GRISSELL STEWART)

Grizel Stewart (aka Grissell Stewart) is the daughter of Robert Stewart, feuar of Orkney, afterwards Robert Stewart, Earl of Orkney and Lord of Shetland. Records of the Earldom of Orkney She was the illlegitimate daughter of Earl Robert Stewart.The County Families of the Island of Shetland

Death

Grizel Stewart (aka Grissell Stewart) died before 21 February 1591, the date upon which her widowed second husband, Hugh Sinclair of Brugh, had a charter from her father, Robert Stewart, Earl of Orkney and Lord of Shetland, "to the airis lawfully gotten betwixt him and unquhill Grissell Stewart, our dochter naturall, ilk ane eftir utheris successivlie without any divisioune of landis" of the lands of Howsbie and the Isle of Auskerry in Orkney. The County Families of the Island of Shetland

First Marriage

Grizel Stewart (aka Grissell Stewart) married Adam Mudie of Breckness They were married before 20 January 1563-64. Records of the Earldom of Orkney According to the Marquis of Ruvigny and Raineval, Adam Mudie of Breckness married Christian Stewart but this is wrong. His statement is certainly contradicted by the evidence cited here. The Moodie Book

Children of the First Marriage

  1. Francis Mudie of Breckness
  2. Robert Mudie
  3. Charles Mudie

Second Marriage

Grizel Stewart (aka Grissell Stewart) married Hugh Sinclair of Strome, afterwards Hugh Sinclair of Brough in Shetland. According to Sir James Balfour Paul they were married before 27 December 1591 The Scots Peerage, although, more recently, it has been suggested that they may have married in about 1577. [Peter D. Anderson, Robert Stewart Earl of Orkney Lord of Shetland 1533-1593 (John Donald, Edinburgh, 1982), page 166, where Anderson cites a tack dated 10 July 1577, which was made in favour of Grizel Stewart and Hugh Sinclair of Strome, her prospective spouse.]

Children of the Second Marriage

  1. Robert Sinclair of Brugh
  2. Laurence Sinclair of Brugh
  3. Alexander Sinclair
  4. Henry Sinclair
  5. Margaret Sinclair

Charter Published in Records of the Earldom of Orkney

Charter of feu-farm by Robert Stewart, feuar of the crown lands of Orkney and Shetland, to Mr. William Mudy of Breckness and his heirs, of the kings lands in Outer Stromness, and others.

Kirkwall, 20 January 1563-64: Robert Stewart, feuar, etc., grants to Mr. William Mudy of Breknes for his life and to Adam Mudye his eldest lawful son and Grizel Stewart, daughter of the said Robert Stewart, apparent spouse to the said Adam and the survivor of them in conjunct fee and their lawful heirs male, ' but so that one heir male only successively after the other shall enjoy and possess, according to the custom of Scotland, these lands following, notwithstanding the municipal laws or custom of the country of Orkney being to the contrary,' all and sundry the 7 penny, 3 farthing King's lands of Uttir Stromnes, 1 penny land called Stannagarth, and the quoy called Smethyquoy. Pertinents enumerated in usual feudal form. Payments : — 21 meils, 5 settings ' of meal commonly called cost,' at 5/ per meil, extending to £5 9s. 2d. in money: 12 meils, 5| sett flesh, at 3/ per meil, extending to 38/9d. in money : 2 stones or lispounds and 14 marks of oil, at 4/ per stone, extending to 10/4d in money ; and 6/4d. in money scat, all being the old duties. Also in augmentation of rental 25d., coming altogether to £8 16/, to be paid at Whitsunday and Martinmas in equal portions. Likewise three suits of court to be rendered at the three head courts to be held yearly at the town of Kirkwall or elsewhere, and the feu duty to be doubled in the first year of the heirs' entry. Clause of warrandice in the usual feudal form. Precept of sasine directed to Edward Bettoun. At Kirkwall, January 20th, 1563. Witnesses : William Henderson, N.P., Cuthbert Henderson,Walter Bruse, and several others. Sealed by the granter and signed Robertus Stewart. Records of the Earldom of Orkney

Published Sources

  1. Records of the Earldom of Orkney
  2. The County Families of the Island of Shetland
  3. The Scots Peerage
  4. Peter D. Anderson, Robert Stewart Earl of Orkney Lord of Shetland 1533-1593 (John Donald, Edinburgh, 1982)
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Grizel Stewart's Timeline

1585
1585
Scotland
1590
1590
Orkney, Scotland, UK
1591
February 21, 1591
probably at Brugh, Shetland, Scotland
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