William  Stewart

William Stewart (1356 - 1402)

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Sir William Stewart aka of Jedworth & Teviotdale
Born in Darnley Castle, Renfrewshire, Scotlandmap
Husband of — married in Scotlandmap
Husband of — married in Scotlandmap
Died in Battle of Homildon Hill Northumberland, Englandmap
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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]
John of Darnley, Constable of the Scots Army in France 1420-1429.
William, ancestor of the Earls of Galloway
Janet (mother could be Janet Keith)

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
  • Killed in Battle, age 46.


  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
  • 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
  • Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland--Parish Records. ancestry.com.
  • U.K. Probate Records Sir Roberts Peerage Woods Edition.

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Disputed Brothers: Two Williams or One?
Disputed Brothers: Two Williams or One?

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On 5 Dec 2016 at 19:17 GMT Gay (Leonard) Brown wrote:

Isabel Oliver, 1360 to 1420 was the widow of Sir Richard Oliver & the daughter of Robert II KOS & Euphemia Leslie 1320 to 1387. She married Sir William Stewart in 1390.

On 26 Jun 2016 at 12:36 GMT Allan Stuart wrote:

Because of the indecision on whose version of history we believe, these ancestors of the Earls of Galloway have caused duplication in family trees.

In trying to sort out the Category: Clan Stewart I have come up against the need to merge these duplications. However, first it will be neccessary to decide who are the parents of William Stewart of Jedworth.

On 16 Jun 2015 at 21:07 GMT Gay (Leonard) 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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