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Hercules Stewart

Immediate Family:

Husband of Marion Quhytlaw
Father of Margaret Stewart
Brother of Francis Stewart, Earl of Bothwell

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About Hercules Stewart


Evidence Published by the National Records of Scotland


1588-95: Copy privy seal letters, (i) 5 September 1588, confirming tack, 27 July 1587, by Francis, earl Bothwell, with consent of abbey of Coldinghame, to Hercules Stewart, his brother, and Marion Quhytlaw, his spouse, of teindsheaves of parish of Swintoun, for their lifetimes and 19 years more; (ii) 3 March 1591/2, granting escheat of Hercules Stewart of Quhitlaw to Sir John Carmichaell of that ilk, kt., and William Home, younger, son of deceased Alexander Home of Manderstoun; and (iii) 3 February 1594/5, granting escheat of said Hercules Stewart, sometime of Quhitlaw, to said William Home, one of H M stables National Records of Scotland, Hepburne Papers, reference RH15/29/132


24 August 1590: Contract of Sale of the lands of the Dene [Deans] between Mary Whytlaw [Whitelaw] and Hercules Stewart, brother natural to Francis, Earl of Bothwell, her spouse and John Murray of Blackbarony. Castle of Creichton [Crichton, East Lothian]. National Records of Scotland, Papers of the Viscounts and Barons of Elibank, reference GD32/5/14


24 August 1590: Charter by said Maria Quhytlaw [Whitelaw] and Hercules Stewart, her spouse, to John Murray, at the Castle of Creichton [Crichton, East Lothian]. Sasine taken on this charter by Arthur Ray (Rae) NP. Endorsed: to be held of the King. National Records of Scotland, Papers of the Viscounts and Barons of Elibank, reference GD32/5/13


1 May 1591: Extract bond and letter of excambion by Mary Quhytlaw and Hercules Stewart, her spouse, to Alexander Hammiltoun of Innerwik, Margaret Quhytlaw, sometime his spouse, Andrew Ker of Rolmannogrange and Isobel Quhytlaw, his spouse, whereby they accept the lands of Quhytlaw and the lands of Eister Dene with the pendicles now called Scottistoun and Prattishill (sheriffdom of Peebles), in satisfaction of their third of the lands of Fentoun Tour called Over Sydserf, Skreling, Midfentoun, Mediltoun in Strabrok and Kirkland of Cowbrandspeth, formerly pertaining to the deceased Sir Patrick Quhytlaw of that ilk. [B of C & S, 11 February 1607]. National Records of Scotland, Papers of the Brooke Family of Biel, reference GD6/197

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