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Sir James STEWART of Schillinglaw, 6th of Traquhair (c. 1534-1607)

1. Sir James STEWART of Schillinglaw, 6th of Traquhair, son of Sir William STEWART 2nd of Traquhair ( - ) and Christian HAY ( - ), was born circa 1534. He had the title '6th Baron of Traquhair'. He appeared in the census. He died on 9 March 1607. He married Catherine KERR.

 

Was the youngest son. He inherited his title after his three elder brothers had in turn held it and then died, by which time he was a very old man. This James Stewart of Traquair was also variously styled James Stewart of Kirkland, of Innerleithen, and of Schillinglaw, the last being the most commonly used. He was a lieutenant in the King's Guard under his brother, Sir John.

 

Mention in Tweedie Family History 1604:

In 1604, Tweedie of Drava had some grievance against Lord Maxwell "for exhibiting Armstrong before the Council". Who this Armstrong was is not very clear, but it is interesting to note that the estates of the famous Johnnie Armstrong of Gilnockie, after his seizure and summary execution by James V in 1530 had been made over to Lord Maxwell and that Christie Armstrong, Johnnie's son, in 1557 got back the lands and further in 1562 was intrusted with the office of collector of the revenues of the Maxwell lands in Eskdale.

Trouble was going on in many quarters at the same time; John and James Tweedie, the sons of Tweedie of Dreva are bound over not to harm William Linlythgow; and James Tweedie of Drummelzier not to harm William Hay of Linplum; George Tweedie of Calder in company with James Bailye is in trouble for attacking and wounding John Lowrie, and they are apprehended by the King's Guard and lodged in the Tolbooth of Edinburgh; Oliver Kay and James Tweedie burgess of Peebles have a difference with James Lowrie about "a complete stand of footmen's arms"; the feud between Lady Skirling relict of Sir James Cockburn and James Tweedie of Drummelzier still flourishes and Tweedie is again bound over not to harm her; Adam Tweedie, son of Adam Tweedie of Dreva and William Veitch of Kingsyde give a bond by John Tweedie of Winkistoun not to harm James Brown in Wester Hoprew, the bond being written by and subscribed before John Tweedie, notary in Peebles; James Tweedie, apparent of Dreva becomes security for John Tweedie of Innerleithen and for his son Adam not to harm James Stewart of Schillinglaw, the bond being witnessed by William and Walter Tweedie the sons of James Tweedie of Dreva; while Burke tells us that William Tweedie of Oliver, the son of a former William Tweedie of Oliver, had his cows oxen and horses stolen by John Batesoun, alias Jock of the Scoir, and was killed by him, Batesoun being afterwards hanged at Edinburgh for the crime.

 

Catherine KERR and James STEWART had the following children:

 

John STEWART (bef1594- ). John was born before 1594.

Robert STEWART ( - )

Margaret STEWART ( - )

Second Generation

2. Sir William STEWART 2nd of Traquhair, son of Sir James STEWART 1st of Traquhair and Catherine RUTHERFORD, had the title '2nd Baron of Traquhair'. He married Christian HAY.

 

William's four sons were all successively barons of Traquair.

 

3. Christian HAY was the daughter of John HAY 2nd Lord Hay of Yester and Elizabeth CUNNIGHAM. She and William STEWART had the following children:

 

Robert STEWART ( -1548). Robert had the title '3rd Baron of Traquair'. He/she died in 1548.

John STEWART ( -1580). John had the title '4th Baron of Traquair'. He/she died in 1580.

William STEWART ( -1604). William had the title '5th Baron of Traquair'. He/she died in 1604.

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James STEWART (c. 1534-1607)

Third Generation

4. Sir James STEWART 1st of Traquhair, son of Sir James STEWART 1st Earl of Buchan and Margaret MURRAY, was born in 1480. He had the title '1st Baron (Laird) of Traquhair'. He married Catherine RUTHERFORD on 9 November 1505. He died on 9 September 1513 in Battle of Flodden.

 

James III gave Traquair and all its lands to his favourite; Robert Lord Boyd, then a few years later to his Master of Music who in turn sold it on to the King's uncle the Earl of Buchan for the equivalent today of a few pounds. Buchan's second (illegitimate?) son, James Stuart, became the first Laird of Traquair in 1491, and it is from him that the present family is decended.

Described at this time as the "turris et fortalicis de Trakware", it stood with walls averaging nearly 6 foot thick, and can still be seen at the North West corner of the house. James Stuart had plans to extend the tower, but he fell with his King at the Battle of Flodden Field in 1513.

"This James, being a man of great spirit and fortitude, accompanied King James IV to the fatal field of Flowdon, where he lost his life with his royal master, anno 1513".

 

5. Catherine RUTHERFORD was the daughter of Philip RUTHERFORD and Elizabeth KERR. She and James STEWART had the following children:

 

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William STEWART ( - )

 

6. John HAY 2nd Lord Hay of Yester, son of John HAY, had the title '2nd Lord Hay of Yester'. He married Elizabeth CUNNIGHAM.

 

7. Elizabeth CUNNIGHAM has few details recorded about her. She and John HAY had the following children:

 

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Christian HAY ( - )