Footnotes on Christian, daughter of Donald and Janet Stewart of Balcastle

Genealogical Record of a branch of the Stewart Clan commencing with Donald and Janet Stewart of Balhastle, Loch Tummel, Parish of Blair Athol, Scotland, to the year 1912, being a period of about two hundred years.

(Generation 2) THEIR CHILDREN

Alexander, born about 1758; married and settled in Perth; had a family. He died 1826.
Robert, born about 1760; father of Deacon Rob. and Donald Rob. Stewart of Lochaber, N.S.
John, born July 7th, 1764; died August 1st, 1824. Family came to Westchester, N.S., in 1832.
Christina, born 1768; married Alex Scott; went to P.E.I. about 1806.
Helen, born Sept. 3rd, 1770; married John Stewart (teacher) brother of Girzel, John's wife.

John Stewart, son of Donald and Janet Stewart of Balhastle, and Girzel Stewart of Balnald, were married 27th February, 1798. He died in Blair Athol, 1st August 1824. She died in Westchester, June 29th, 1861; aged 83 years.

The entries in the Old Parish Records for Blair Atholl are as follows:

Donald Stewart in Uchdnanetaig and Janet Stewart in Balintepaill of Fincastle, Parish of Dull were married July 17th 1754

1757 Donald Stewart in Uchdnanetaig and Janet Stewart his wife had a child born November 1st, baptised 6th called Christian

Christian (Christina) was about 10 years older than recorded in Alexander Ross's genealogy, but she certainly could not have been born in 1768, as a son Patrick was born that year. The genealogical record does not mention Patrick, so it must be assumed that he died in infancy.

It is thought that Christian married Alexander Scott of Tullypowrie at Blair Atholl in 1784, but the Blair Atholl OPR was poorly kept at this time. The evidence for the marriage comes from the Logierait OPR where the banns were recorded on 22nd January 1784. This entry is difficult to read as it is crammed into a gap between two previously written entries, but in the margin there is a note that the marriage took place at Blair Atholl.

It is worth noting that her older brother, Alexander Stewart, married Isobel Scott of Tullypowrie in Logierait parish on 11th December 1783, suggesting that both Stewarts had married into the same Scott family. It is known that Alexander Scott's parents were John Scot and Elspet Ferguson (married 21st February 1747, Logierait), and that he was born 28th August 1760.

Logierait, 28th August 1760,
John Scot and Elspet Ferguson in Balgowan (?) had a child baptised, called Alexander

Alexander Scott and Christian Stewart seems to have had only one child, John, who was born 13th July 1788, Logierait.

Logierait OPR, 1788
19th July baptised John, lawful son to Alexander Scott and Christian Stewart in Brae of Tulipourie (Tullypowrie) born 13th July.

No trace has been found of the family after they emigrated to Prince Edward Island (around 1806).

Family Tree of Christian Stewart of Balcastle

Family Tree of Christian Stewart of Balcastle

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