Tuesday, 3 November 2009


Ruthvens, but this is founded on a mistaken reading
of the Scone charter referred to above.

ALEXANDER, fourth High Stewart, designated of
Dundonald,was born in 1214, and in early life
joined the Crusaders. In 1255 he appears as one
of the Regents of Scotland during the minority of
Alexander III. In 1263 he commanded the right
 wing of the Scots army at Largs, when the Norsemen
 under Haco were completely routed.

He played a prominent part in other matters during the
reign of Alexander III., and died in 1283, leaving two sons
and a daughter. His wife is said to have been Jean,
daughter of James, Lord of Bute.

1. JAMES, his successor.
2. Sir John, who married Margaret, daughter and heiress
of Sir Alexander de Bonkyl in Berwickshire ; fell at
the battle of Falkirk, leaving a numerous family of
sons and one daughter :
(1) Sir Alexander, ancestor of the Stewarts, Earls of Angus.
(2) Sir Alan, ancestor of the Stewarts of Darnley, Earls of
(3) Sir Walter, ancestor of the Stewarts of Garlies, Earls of
Galloway, and the Lords Blantyre.
(4) Sir James, ancestor of the Stewarts Lords of Lorn, the Earls
of Atholl, Buchan, and Traquair, and the Stewarts of Appin
and Grandtully.
(5) Sir John of Daldar, died s. p.
(6) Sir Hugh, and
(7) Sir Robert are also said to have been sons, but of their
descendants nothing is certainly known.
(8) Isabel, married to Thomas Randolph, Earl of Moray.

3. Elizabeth, married to Sir William Douglas of that Ilk,
called ' Le Hardi,' and was the mother of the
' Good Sir James ' Douglas.

JAMES, fifth High Stewart, was born about 1243. He
was one of the six guardians appointed in 1286 on the
death of Alexander III., and in 1292 was one of the auditors
appointed by Bruce to represent him in his claim for the
Crown of Scotland. He was in 1292 one of the leading men
who opposed the attempts of Edward I. to destroy the
 independence of Scotland, and was present with Wallace
 at the ............

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