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Clan Stewart of Appin

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Contents

Welcome to Clan Stewart of Appin

Clan Stewart of Appin Team
Team Leader Allan Stuart
Team Members Lori Drew
Clan Chief: Andrew Francis Stewart of Lorn, Appin and Ardsheal, 17th of Appin & 12th of Ardsheal, Chief of Clan Stewart of Appin.
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Motto: Quhidder Will Zie
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Clan Team

Team Goals

The focus of this team's work is to identify, improve and maintain profiles associated with the Lairds and Chiefs of Clan Stewart of Appin together with members bearing the name Stewart of Appin, the related families and those recognised as septs of Clan Stewart of Appin.

Team To Do List

This list will be developed by the Team. If you are working on a specific task, please list it here:

  • promoting the entries of those bearing the name Stewart of Appin on Wikitree.
  • ensuring entries appearing on Wikitree are as accurate as possible, correcting mistakes once spotted.
  • encouraging interest in and study of Clan Stewart of Appin

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Septs

Clan History

Clan Branches

Other Names Associated with the Clan

Allied Clans

Rival Clans

Clan Research and Free Space Pages

Source Material

Image Credits and Acknowledgements

  • A special thank you to Allan Stuart for his dedication and contributions to the Clan Stewart research included here.

Information below this line should be summarized and incorporated into this Team page. Detailed information should be moved to additional Clan pages.


Clan Membership

Modern: You can apply for membership at The Stewart Society if you are interested in being a recognized member of the House of Stewart. For WikiTree purposes, this is not required. For the Scottish Clans Team purposes, you are considered a member of the Clan if your surname is Stewart or any of its known variants, as set out by the Court of Lord Lyon. As such, you may request to have a sticker for Clan Affiliation to place on your profile. Contact the Scottish Clans Team Leader to request your sticker.

Historic: Your ancestors may be included as a member of Clan Stewart if they have the surname Stuart, or any of its known variants. On occasion, an ancestor may have decided to pledge their allegiance to another Clan. If you have source documentation to show this and it is included in the profile's biography, a non-Stewart clan member may be added.

For information about the Clan system and how it works, see:


Clan Stewart of Appin

Recognised by the office of the Lord Lyon as an independent Clan, The Stewarts of Appin are a West Highland branch of the family Stewart, descended from Sir James Stewart of Perston, 4th son of Sir John Stewart of Bonkill (Bonkyl), second son of Alexander, the 4th High Steward of Scotland.

Sir John's younger son, James Stewart, was killed in 1333 at the Battle of Halidon Hill. His grandson married the heiress of the Lord of Lorne (chief of Clan MacDougall). On his marriage he became the first Stewart Lord of Lorne. The Stewarts of Appin supported the royalist cause during the Civil War of the 17th century and also supported the deposed Stuart monarchs during the Jacobite rising of 1715 and Jacobite rising of 1745.

Sir James was the grandfather of John Stewart of Innermeath, who, through marriage of his brother Robert Stewart of Durisdeer to Isabel MacDougall, daughter of John Gallda MacDougall, Lord of Lorne, aquired the Lordship of Lorne. The Lordship of Lorne passed down for 2 more generations to Sir John Stewart, the 2nd Stewart Lord of Lorne and then to his brother Walter, who, on becoming the 1st Stewart Lord of Innermeath resigned the Lordship of Lorn.

Walters nephew Dugald (Johns son) became the First Laird[1] of Appin and founded the Clan Stewart of Appin[2]. of which he was also the Clan Chief.[3] Most of the Stewarts of Appin did not use the surname “Stewart”. The leadership of the Clan was held by the Chief and his many cousins, who were tacksmen who held minor estates in Appin as cadets of the chief. Many of the clansmen were descended from families which had lived in Appin long before the Stewarts arrived, including McColls, Clan MacLea, McQuorquodales and the Clan Carmichael.

Clan Conflicts

The Stewarts of Appin were traditional allies of the Clan MacLaren of Balquhidder, the Clan Cameron of Lochiel and the Clan MacDonald of Glencoe (or MacIans) of Glencoe. They were inveterate enemies of the Clan Campbell of Argyll and Breadalbane.

Effigy of the Wolf of Badenoch Alexander Stewart.

In 1403 a band of Highlanders, said to have been the Clan Stewart of Appin led by Alexander Stewart, the son of the Wolf of Badenoch[4] murdered Sir Malcolm Drummond, chief of the Clan Drummond.

In 1497 some of the Clan MacLaren stole cattle from the Braes of Lochaber from the Clan MacDonald of Keppoch. The MacDonalds followed them and overtook them at a place called Glenorchy where a battle took place. The MacDonalds won and recovered their cattle. However the MacLarens then looked for assistance from Dugel Stuart of Appin. Another battle then took place where the MacLarens were now joined by the Stuarts against the MacDonalds. During the battle Dugel, the chief of the Clan Stewart of Appin and the Clan MacDonald of Keppoch chief were both killed.

Later during the Civil war the Clan Stewart of Appin supported the royalist, James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose at the Battle of Inverlochy (1645), the Battle of Auldearn and the Battle of Kilsyth. After James VII was deposed in 1688, the Stewarts of Appin supported the deposed House of Stuart.

Later still during the Jacobite rebellions the Stewarts of Appin naturally supported the Jacobite risings and sent men to fight in both the Jacobite rising of 1715 and Jacobite rising of 1745.

At the Battle of Culloden in 1746, the Appin Regiment suffered 92 killed and 65 wounded out of a fighting force of approximately 300. Charles Stewart of Ardsheal led the men of the regiment (which included men of ~19 other clans) most notably Clan MacLaren during the rising of 1745. Ardsheal later escaped Scotland to meet his family in Europe where he spent the rest of his days.

The Daoine Uaisle

The daoine uaisle (Gaelic: noble people), as they were known into the 18th Century are synonymous with the term "Tacksmen" and the modern designation of "Cadet." These were/are the gentry of the clan (all clans incorporated these positions). Normally related in one form or another by birth to the Chief, these men controlled areas, or "tacks", within the greater clan lands. Rents were collected in various forms and rents from the daoine uaisle were in turn paid to the Chief within some clans, and not in others.

The primary "Cadets" of Appin are Ardsheal, Achnacone, Fasnacloich, Invernahyle, and Strathgarry. The major branches of Appin stem from the sons of Alan Stewart, 3rd of Appin. Originally they comprised John, 1st of Strathgarry, Dugald, 1st of Achnacone, James, 1st of Fasnacloich and Alexander, 1st of Invernahyle. Ardshiel, the branch the Chief hails from, was given to John, 1st of Ardshiel by his father, John Stewart, 5th of Appin.

Andrew Francis Stewart of Lorn, Appin and Ardsheal, 17th of Appin & 12th of Ardsheal, the current Chief of Appin is descended from Charles Stewart, 7th of Ardsheal who ascended as Chief upon the death of Dugald Stewart, the 10th Chief, who died without sons in 1769. Today Andrew Francis Stewart holds the title of both "Appin" (denoting the Chief) and Ardsheal.

Adherents and clansmen

The Adherents or "septs" (a modern term) of Appin stem from families that lived in Lorn prior to the Stewarts gaining the Lordship and the clan coalescing. These were/are the MacColls, who descended from Black Solomon, son of Coll, son of the Lord of the Isles, The MacLeays or Livingstones (anglicized from MacLeay), who were reported to be on Lismore in 1130, but who's heritage is so old that know one really knows their beginnings, The MacGillemichaels, or their anglicized form "Carmichael", are also so old that we can only guess. It is known that they were present in Appin prior to the 13th century. The Combichs descended from a family nickname from north Appin and the MacRobbs were/are actually Stewarts, descending from Robert, son of Dugald, 1st of Appin. The MacInnes, originally from the area of Morvern, settled in the area in the early 15th century. Adherents included/include the MacLaurins, Carmichaels, MacCombichs, MacColls, MacGillemichaels, McIlmichaels, MacInness, MacLeays, MacMichaels and MacRobbs (related by blood to the Stewarts).


Crest Badge Stewarts of Appin

Arms of the Chief of the Clan

Stewarts of Appin Lands

Appin, Lismore & Ardsheal

Tartan Tartan

Hunting Ancient

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ARMS. Quarterly : 1st and 4th, or (gold), a fess chequy azure (blue) and argent (silver), 2nd and 3rd, a galley, sails trussed up, oars in action, black, Flagged Red.

CREST. A silver Unicorns head, horned, bearded,and maned gold.

SUPPORTERS. Two Roe Deer, Proper.

Motto: Quihidder Will Zie (Whither will ye? i.e., what/which will you choose?)
Region: Western Isles of Scotland; Isle of Bute
Gaelic name: Stiùbhard)

Profiles of People in Clan Stewart of Appin

Prior to the Clan Formation

John Stewart of Bonkill John Stewart

Robert Stewart of Durisdeer Robert Stewart

James Stewart of Perston James Stewart

John Stewart of Lorne John Stewart

Walter Stewart of Innermeath Walter Stewart

Founder of the Stewarts of Appin

Dugald Stewart - Laird & 1st Clan Chief

1st Chief of Clan Stewart of Appin Dugald Stewart

2nd Chief of Clan Stewart of Appin Duncan Stewart

3rd Chief of Clan Stewart of Appin Alan Stewart

4th Chief of Clan Stewart of Appin Duncan Stewart

5th Chief of Clan Stewart of Appin John Stewart

6th Chief of Clan Stewart of Appin Duncan Stewart

7th Chief of Clan Stewart of Appin Duncan Stewart

8th Chief of Clan Stewart of Appin Duncan Mor Stewart

9th Chief of Clan Stewart of Appin Robert Stewart

10th Chief of Clan Stewart of Appin Dugald Stewart

Cadets or Sub Branches of Clan Stewart of Appin

The chief cadets are the families of Invernahyle, Ardshiel, Auchnacrone, Fasnacleich, and Balachulish.

Stewarts of Ardshiel Appin & Lorn

7th Laird of Ardshiel - 11th Chief of Clan Stewart of Appin Charles Stewart

8th Laird of Ardshiel - 12th Chief of Clan Stewart of Appin Charles Stewart

9th Laird of Ardshiel - 13th Chief of Clan Stewart of Appin Duncan Stewart

10th Laird of Ardshiel - 14th Chief of Clan Stewart of Appin John Stewart

11th Laird of Ardshiel -15th Chief of Clan Stewart of Appin Allan Winslow Stewart

12th Laird of Ardshiel -16th Chief of Clan Stewart of Appin Sir Dugald Lesley Lorn Stewart

13th Laird of Ardshiel -17th Chief of Clan Stewart of Appin Andrew Francis Stewart

Stewarts of Ardshiel

John Stewart - Laird of Ardshiel, 2nd son of John Stewart, 5th Chief of Clan Stewart of Appin.

1st Laird of Ardshiel - John Stewart

2nd Laird of Ardshiel - Duncan Stewart

3rd Laird of Ardshiel - John Stewart

4th Laird of Ardshiel - John Stewart

5th Laird of Ardshiel - Charles Stewart

6th Laird of Ardshiel - Duncan Stewart

Other Cadets of Clan Stewart of Appin

Stewart of Ardshiel

John Stewart was the first Laird of Ardshiel.

Stewart of Achnacone

Dugald Stewart was the first Laird of Achnacone.

http://www.myjacobfamily.com/pedigrees/stewartpedigree1.pdf

http://www.s781.org/navigator.html

Stewart of Fasnacloich

James Stewart was the first Laird of Fasnacloich

Stewart of Invernahyle

Sir Alexander Stewart was the first Laird of Invernahyle.

Stewart of Ballachulish

Allan Stewart was the 1st Laird of Ballachullish

Stewart of Lettershuna

John Stewart was the 1st Laird of Lettershuna.

Stewart of Innischaoraich

Dugald Stewart. was the 1st Laird of Innischaoraich.

Stewart of Achalader

Alasdair Mor Stewart was the 1st Laird of Achalader

Stewart of Strathgarry

Rev. Duncan Stewart was the first Laird of Strathgarry.

Stewart of Innerhadden

Duncan Stewart was also the first Laird of Innerhadden.

Orphaned Stewarts of Appin

Stewart of Shuna

The first recorded Stewart of Shuna was Allan Stewart also known as Allan Stewart McRob.

Clan Stewart of Appin outside the UK.

Clan Stewart of Appin in the USA

Clan Stewart of Appin in Missouri

Clan Stewart of Appin in St. Louis

See :- Category: St. Louis, Missouri

References

[1] [|Laird]

[2] [|Clan Stewart of Appin]

[3] [|Clan Chief and Chieftan]

[4][|Wolf of Badenoch]

Sources

  • Stewarts of Appin by John H.J.Stewart

Published 1880 in Edinburgh by Maclachlan Stewart. https://archive.org/details/stewartsofappin00stew

  • Wikipedia - Various




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