Sir John Stewart of Minto

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Sir John Stewart of Minto

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Birthplace: date and place of birth not known
Death: before October 01, 1512
possibly at Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland (United Kingdom)
Place of Burial: Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Thomas Stewart of Minto and Isabelle Stewart
Husband of Janet Fleming
Father of Cristine Stewart and Robert Stewart of Minto, provost of Glasgow
Brother of Agnes Stewart; Right Reverend William Stewart, Bishop of Aberdeen; Malcolm Stewart and Margaret Stewart

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About Sir John Stewart of Minto

SIR JOHN STEWART OF MINTO

Sir John Stewart of Minto is the son of Thomas Stewart of Minto, and his wife, Isabel Stewart.Darryl Lundy's Peerage

False Reports of his Death at Flodden

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Sir John, the eldest son, styled of Minto, married Janet Fleming, of Lord Fleming’s family, by whom he had a son, named Robert. Sir John had a charter to himself and Janet his wife, of the barony of Minto and lands of Busby, which had belonged to his father, 23d February, 1502-3. He was killed at the battle of Flodden, 9th September, 1513 Electric Scotland

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In that disastrous year when King James the Fourth was mustering his Forces for the march to Flodden, Sir John Stewart, Magistrate of Glasgow and he was one among the many Scotsmen of rank who assembled at the call of their Sovereign to sacrifice their lives in his defence upon that bloody Field. This was a period of dread anxiety to the Inhabitants whose minds were kept in a state of painful agitation between the moment when crowding rumours of evil began to be circulated and that in which their worst fears were confirmed. As occurred in Edinburgh at the time Glasgow was then deserted we may believe by almost all of the Laity who were capable of bearing Arms and among such of the Civic Authorities as remained it was no doubt a matter of great difficulty to restore the quiet of the City where all was in a state of confusion and when amongst other symptoms of calamity the women might as elsewhere be seen lamenting in the Streets for the loss of the husbands and fathers who were rumoured to have fallen with their Provost in the Fight. His body appears to have been recovered and brought to Glasgow his name being on the list as one of the race of Minto who have their place of Burial within the Nave of our Cathedral. The History of Glasgow etc.

Death

A date and place of death has not been identified for Sir John Stewart of Minto. He is reported to have been killed in action at the Battle of Flodden on 9 September 1513 but this is wrong. Electric Scotland He was alive on 14 April 1511 Liber Protocollorum M. Cuthberti Simonis, Notarii Publici et Scribae Capituli Glasguensis, A.D. 1499-1513, etc., Vol. II., protocol number 516 on pp. 398-99 but he died before 1 October 1512. NRS: GD148/93 See also Liber Protocollorum, protocol number 595 on pp. 457-58 and [Ibidem, Vol. II, note on p. 534] He was buried in the Cathedral Church of Glasgow and it is possible that he died in the city. A View of the City of Glasgow, p. 298

Monumental Inscription in Glasgow Cathedral

HEIR AR BVRIET Sr WALTIR Sr THOMAS Sr JOHNE Sr ROBERT Sr JOHNE AND Sr MATHIEV BY LINEAL DESCENT TO VTHERIS BARONS AND KNICHTS OF THE HOYS OF MYNTO Wt THAIR VYFFIS BAIRNIS AND BRETHEREIN A View of the City of Glasgow, p. 298

Evidence from the National Records of Scotland

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7 June 1505: Instrument narrating that John Stewart of Minto and William Cunynghame of Craganis for himself and on behalf of William Cunynghame, his son and apparent heir, portioners of the lands of Arthurlie and Perthuic, compeared before Andrew, Lord Gray, Justiciar, on 4th June in a justice ayre held at the burgh of Renfrew and explained that they had been fined for not presenting a suitor, but they were not liable so to do because they held of the Steward of Scotland, and thereupon they exhibited a charter by the late King dated in [ ] ; whereupon the Justiciar examined the charter and exonerated them from suit at the said court. Done within the burgh of Dunbertan in presence of William Bishop of Aberdeen, Matthew Earl of Lennox and others. National Records of Scotland, Papers of the Cuninghame Family of Craigends, Renfrewshire, reference GD148/67

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1 October 1512: Instrument of Sasine of Robert Stewart as heir to deceased John Stewart of Minto, his father, in the fourth part of the lands of Arthurlee and half lands of Wester Pertik, upon Precept from Chancery dated 4 November, and letter of Attorney granted by the King dated 1 October [1512]. National Records of Scotland, Papers of the Cuninghame Family of Craigends, Renfrewshire, reference GD148/93

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14 mAY 1537: Instrument of Sasine of John Stewart, son of deceased Robert S. of Minto, as heir to his father in half of the lands of Wester Perthwik and fourth part of Arthurlie, in terms of Crown Precept, dated 12th May 1537. National Records of Scotland, Papers of the Cuninghame Family of Craigends, Renfrewshire, reference GD148/146

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Sir John Stewart of Minto's Timeline

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October 1, 1512
possibly at Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland (United Kingdom)
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date and place of birth not known
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Cathedral, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland (United Kingdom)