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James Steuart, 2nd of Ballechin

Death: 1627
Immediate Family:

Son of Patrick Stewart, 4th of Stix & 1st of Ballechin and Elizabeth Butter
Husband of Mary Crichton and Elizabeth Rollo
Father of Robert Steuart, of Ballechin; Elizabeth Steuart; John Steuart and George Steuart
Brother of Anne Leslie; George Steuart, of Drumnacarff and John Steuart

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About James Steuart, 2nd of Ballechin

This is not the original.......... Ballechin House was a Georgian estate home near Grandtully, Perthshire, Scotland. It was built in 1806, on the site of an old manor house which had been owned by the Steuart family since the 15th century

In 1834 Major Robert Steuart (1806-1876)[3] inherited the house and rented it to tenants whilst he served in the Indian Army. During his time in India, Steuart came to believe in reincarnation and transmigration.] He returned to the house in 1850 and lived there with numerous dogs: he is reported to have stated that he would return in the form of a dog. Major Steuart was unmarried, but local gossip linked his name with that of his much younger housekeeper who died there in 1873. After the Major's death, the house was inherited by his nephew John Skinner who assumed the name Steuart. Fearing that his uncle would reincarnate in the form of one of his dogs, the new owner reportedly shot them all. From this story came the legend that Robert Steuart was forced to haunt the house as a disembodied spirit. The first reported haunting at the house took place in 1876; the witness was a maid in the house......

Ballechin House was uninhabited by 1932, and most of the house was demolished in 1963, after a fire, leaving only the former servants quarters and outbuildings. Also lost was art work and furniture which had been collected by generations of the Steuart family, including many pieces from the far east, reflecting successive lairds' involvement in the British East India Company

Source: Wikipedia

Added to Geni by Janet Milburn 4/29/18