Alexander Stewart of Blairbuie

Memorial to Alexander Stewart of Blairbuie 1866
On the right of this stone
lies the body of
Alexr Stewart
Blairbuie, Strathtummel
who died 20. July 1861, aged 96y years
In this grave lies the body
of his beloved wife
Marjory Stewart
who died 30. August 1863 aged 76 years
And on the left
lies the body of their son
who died at Blairbuie
14. March 1859 aged 28 years
This stone we erected
to their memory by
their affectionate daughter
Elizabeth Stewart

This memorial stone is leaning against the wall at the eastern entrance to Old Blair Parish church. In "Monumental Inscription (Pre-1855) in North Perthshire" by John Fowler Mitchell and Sheila Mitchell (1975), this stone is number 75 and was recorded as "Fallen Stone".

Alexander was the son of Malcolm Stewart of Pitaldonich and Christian McGlashan of Tomnacruag who married 8th November 1759. He was born 27th October 1765, and had an elder brother, Donald (born 1761), and two sisters, Ann (born 1763) and Janet (born 1767).

Alexander was farming in Grennich when he married Marjory Stewart on the 3rd December 1826. She was the daughter of Alexander Stewart in Tressait and Elspeth McDonald of Croftdouglas who married 21st July 1780. Marjory's brother, John Stewart, was also in Grennich when his sister married Alexander Stewart, and Marjory gave her address as Grennich when she married.

The only children seem to have been Alexander and Elizabeth, but there may have been others. The Old Parish records do not seem to record any baptisms for this family.

In the census returns, Alexander is described as a wright, and later as a spinning-wheel wright. He died, a pauper, 20th July 1861, and the death certificate was witnessed by Alexander Stewart of Grennich, his nephew.

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