Alexander Stewart b. 1809, d.1881 in Kingston PEI, Canada [closed]

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On 24 Jan 2021 Eric Stewart wrote on Stewart Name Study:

Hello, my name is Eric Stewart and my research has ground to a halt on PEI circa 1809. 

I'm interested in the parents of: Alexander Stewart b. 1809, d. 12 Oct 1886 in Kingston PEI. Married to Isabella MacDonald on 13 July 1837. 

Children: James b. 1841, (d. 1921, m. Eliza Ann Craig)  Jessie b. 1845, John b. 1849, Daniel b. 1852, and Margret. 

I am a descendant of James b. 1841.  James died in Inkerman, PEI.

I suspect Alexander's father is also Alexander, possibly arriving with the Selkirk settlers on the vessel Poly, but I cannot prove this. 

Deepest Thanks

Eric Stewart Chicago, IL

closed with the note: I have what I was looking for
in Genealogy Help by Eric Stewart G2G Crew (370 points)
closed by Eric Stewart
Alexander Stewart's death is given as 1881 and also as 12 Oct 1886.
I was initially given "abt. 1881" by a family resource, and then was given Oct 12th 1886 taken from the Public Archives, Ch'town, PEI dated 19 Aug 1999.

What the Archives gives me is: "Alexander Stewart was born in 1809 and died Oct. 12 1865 in Kingston, PEI, Canada.  He was married Isabella MacDonald (Page 275 Marriage Book)". has 13 Jul 1837 at PEI, Canada for the marriage to Isabella MacDonald.

Looked for but did not find Alexander Stewart's parents.

1 Answer

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Hi Eric,

I added some Maintenance categories for Alexander. I will also see if I can find someone to assist you with PEI.

In future, you can also add location tags (like Canada, or PEI) to better target the WikiTree'rs who can help you.
by Christine Daniels G2G6 Pilot (101k points)
Thank you Christine!  

Eric, could this be the same family?

Its secondary information, but one of the best sources of pre-confederation information online. The challenge is that there was a serious shortage of clergy in PEI, some of my PEI relatives travelled to Boston or Montreal to be married - others simply were handfasted.  Everyone knew everyone, so ...

The Census is available after confederation (1881 being the first one).

You can also find a digital index of vital records in the archives in Charlottetown at this link:  - I believe the Charlottetown archives are open do doing lookups during COVID, so if you find something interesting that you want to look more closely at, you could contact them via email or phone.
Many thanks Laurie.  I solved my issue.  

Alexr James Stewart b. PEI 1809, d. PEI 12 Oct 1886 m. Isabella MacDonald 13 July 1837.  His father was:

Alexr Stewart  b. Blair Atholl, Perthshire, Scotland 17 Nov 1774, d. PEI 1871, m. Isabel Maclearn 21 Apr 1804 in Dull, Perthshire Scotland.  

From there, I'm off and running.  


Super news!  

MacLearn is the spelling of that surname in my family .... seems we could be far cousins.

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