Tuesday, 3 November 2009


battle of Stirling in 1297. He died in 1309, a few years
after the younger Robert Bruce had definitely asserted his
claim and had been crowned King of Scotland. He married
Egidia, sister of Richard de Burgh, Earl of Ulster, and had
issue four sons and one daughter :

1. Andrew, a hostage for, but who predeceased his
2. WALTER, his successor.
3. Sir John, killed at the battle of Dundalk with Edward
Bruce in 1318.
4. Sir James of Durisdeer, died s. p.
5. Egidia or Giles, married to Alexander de Meyners or
Menzies, ancestor of the family of Menzies.

WALTER, sixth High Stewart of Scotland, was born in
1292. In conjunction with Sir James Douglas he commanded
one of the divisions of the Scottish army at Bannockburn
in 1314, and in the following year received from
King Robert I. the hand of his daughter the Lady Marjorie,
in marriage. He took part in all the principal episodes
in the War of Independence against Edward II, notably
in the defence of Berwick against a great English army,
and acted as Regent of Scotland during King Robert's
absence in Ireland. He died on 9 April 1326 at the early
age of thirty-three. According to Douglas he married, as
his first wife, Alice, daughter of Sir John Erskine, by whom
he had a daughter Jean, married to Hugh, Earl of Ross,
but there is no proof of this, and Hugh, Earl of Ross,
married a sister of King Robert Bruce.
The Stewart's first wife, so far as recorded, was the
Lady Marjorie Bruce, by whom he had an only child
1. ROBERT, afterwards King Robert II.
He married, secondly, Isabel, sister of Sir John Graham of
Abercorn, by whom he had two sons and a daughter :
2. Sir John of Railston or Cunningham, who died at a
great age, leaving :
(1) Sir Walter, who succeeded him.
(2) Sir John. Both sons seem to have died without issue.
(3) Marjory, married, first, to Sir Alexander Lindsay of Glenesk;
and second, to Sir William Douglas of Lugton, by whom
she had at least one son.........

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