Sir John Stewart, of Blackhall & Ardgowan

How are you related to Sir John Stewart, of Blackhall & Ardgowan?

Connect to the World Family Tree to find out

Sir John Stewart, of Blackhall & Ardgowan's Geni Profile

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!

Related Projects

John Stewart

Also Known As: "Sir John Stewart of Blackhall"
Birthplace: Ardgowan, Inverkip, Renfrewshire, Scotland (United Kingdom)
Death: 1412 (43-53)
Scotland (United Kingdom)
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert III, King of Scots and Name Not Known
Husband of unknown wife of John Stewart of Ardgowan & Blackhall
Father of John Stewart of Auchingoun, Blackhall and Ardgowan  and Margaret Stewart, of Blackhall & Ardgowan
Brother of James Stewart of Killbride
Half brother of Margaret Stewart, Lady of Galloway; David Stewart, Duke of Rothesay; Elizabeth Stewart, Princess of Scotland; Mary of Scotland, Countess of Angus; Robert Stewart, Prince of Scotland and 2 others

Managed by: Private User
Last Updated:

About Sir John Stewart, of Blackhall & Ardgowan

Sir John Stewart of Blackhall & Ardgowan, knight [1, 2, 3, 4]

  • Born about 1364
  • Died about 1412
  • Father Robert III (John) Stewart, of Carrick, King of Scotland, b. 1337
  • Mother unknown Mistress

John Stewart, son of King Robert III, born about 1365, received from his father various charters, dated in 1390, 1395 and 1403 (still preserved in the family archives), of the lands of Auchingoun, Blackhall and Ardgowan, in Renfrewshire, Scotland. John was knighted by his father, who died in 1405.

He was an elder half-brother and contemporary of King James I. He married and had at least one son, perhaps several.


He was a natural son of King Robert III.

John Stewart of Ardgowan and Blackhall was an ancestor to the Shaw-Stewart baronets


  1. John’s wife is not known


  1. John Stewart, of Auchingoun, Blackhall and Ardgowan
  2. daughter Stewart
  3. Margaret Stewart, b. 7 Apr 1397, Lochow, Argyllshire, Scotland. Married Duncan Campbell of Lochow


Sir JOHN STEWART of Ardgowan and of Blackhall; had charters from his father of the lands of Auchingoun 1390, Blackhall 1395 and Ardgowan 1403, all in Renfrewshire. Sir John died c.1412.

Sir John Stewart was the natural (illegitimate) son of Robert III who was given the lands of Auchingowan in 1390 and the Lands of Blackhall in 1395 and Ardgowan c. 1403 ...

Sir John Stewart of Auchingoun, Blackhall, and Ardgowan, born perhaps as early as 1355, died circa 1412. In a grant of 1402, Sir John is described as “brother-in-law” of Sir Colin Campbell of Lochow. However, tradition states that Sir John was the son of Sir Colin’s sister. It is possible that tradition turned Sir John’s wife into his own mother, perhaps because of a confusion between the father Robert III, whose original name was John, and the son, Sir John.

Three children of Sir John are known — two daughters and a son. The son, John, succeeded in the lands of Auchingoun, Blackhall, and Ardgowan.



King Robert III had one illegitimate child by Mistress (2):  

9.          JOHN Stewart of Ardgowan and Blackhall .  His father gave him charters for land at Auchingoun in 1390, Blackhall in 1395 and Ardgowan in 1403, all in Renfrewshire.  He was ancestor of the SHAW-STEWART family, Baronetcy created 27 Mar 1667[1262]. 

m ---.  The name of John’s wife is not known. 

John & his wife had --- children: 

  • a)         MARGARET Stewart (-after Aug 1442).  Her marriage is confirmed by the charter dated 12 Mar 1440 under which her grandson "Sir Duncan le Cambel knight Lord of Lochawe" donated alms from "his lands of Ardenaslate" to the church of Dunovyng [Dunoon], for the souls of "his grandfather Celestin Cambel and Isabella Lamont [Laigmani] his lawful wife…Colin Cambel his father and Mariote filie M’Cwill Cambel matris quondam nostre…his late wife Marcellina Stewart and Margaret Stewart his present wife"[1263].  m (before 12 Mar 1440) as his second wife, DUNCAN Campbell of Lochow, son of COLIN Campbell of Lochow, Argyllshire & his wife Mariot Campbell (-1453, bur Kilmun).  He was created Lord Campbell in 1445.


  • [S599]
  • [S265] Colquoun_Cunningham.ged, Jamie Vans
  • [S260] Burke's Landed Gentry of Great Britain 2001, Peter Beauclerk Dewar,, (2001.)
  • [S280] Stirnet Genealogy, Peter Barns-Graham, Stewart16: Burkes Peerage 1934 (Shaw-Stewart) with input o n the early generations from dgowan.html (Reliability: 3)


view all

Sir John Stewart, of Blackhall & Ardgowan's Timeline

Ardgowan, Inverkip, Renfrewshire, Scotland (United Kingdom)
April 7, 1397
Ardgowan, Inverclyde, Scotland
Age 48
Scotland (United Kingdom)