William  Stewart

William Stewart (1356 - 1402)

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Sir William Stewart
Born in Darnley Castle, Renfrewshire, Scotlandmap
Husband of — married in Scotlandmap
Died in Homildon Hill, Northumberland, Englandmap
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Categories: Battle of Otterburn | Battle of Homildon Hill.



Sir William Stewart, of Jedworth and Teviotdale[1]
d. 1402. Captured at Battle of Homildon Hill. Executed by Hotspur.

Disputed Parents and Siblings

According to Medieval Lands, there were two Williams with the same mother ... this William being the first. Other sources dispute this position. For instance, Foster (1847) believes that William I (d.1402) belongs to another family entirely. In addition, their mothers are also disputed. Medieval Lands states that both were Turnbull's kids, while others state that William II (d.1429) belonged to Janet Keith.
Did Alexander have 2 sons named William?

Sir William (d.1402). Issue: 2 known sons.
  • 2. ___ name not given.

William, Esq. (d.1429) Single. No issue.[2]

Wives and children of Alexander of Darnley:

m.1 ____, sister of Sir John Turnbull, Lord of Minto[3]
  • William, ancestor of the Earls of Galloway

m.2 Janet Keith[4]
  • William (b. after 1381 - ante 1405. d. 1428/9.[5]

Possible Spouse

Isabel Oliver (Father: Richard Oliver)[6]


  • Sherrif of Teviotdale


Elliot, G.F.S. (1897). The Border Elliots and the Family of Minto. David Douglas. Google Books.
Foster, T. (1847). The London Quarterly Review, (pp.242). Google eBook.
Stewart of Darnly. Medieval Lands v. 4. fmg.ac.
Paul, J.P. (1907). The Scots Peerage founded on Wood's edition of Sir Robert Douglas's peerage of Scotland; containing an historical and genealogical account of the nobility of that kingdom, (Vol 4.).archive.org


  1. The Scots Peerage, p. 145-159
  2. Paul, 1907, p. 159.
  3. Elliot, pp. 525/6
  4. Father: Sir William Keith of Galston; widow of Sir David Hamilton of Cadzow
  5. Paul, 1907, p.145-149
  6. Isabel Oliver. thepeerage.com; Father: Richard Oliver. thepeerage.com; Burke, 2003; Ancestry Family Trees: Princess Isabel /(Widow Sir Richard) Oliver née Stewart

Jul 27, 2011 by Peg Merten.

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Stewarts of Galloway Pedigree Image 1
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Disputed Brothers: Two Williams or One?
Disputed Brothers: Two Williams or One?


On June 16, 2015 at 21:07GMT Gay Brown wrote:

If William, B--1356; Died in 1402 (in battle). His father could have had another son & named #2 William. Different mothers could give the same name to their sons, especially if the older son was dead.

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