Categories: Clan Stewart.
James Stewart (Stuart) was born on 13 April 1716 in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.
It is not known when or why the LNAB was changed from Stewart to Stuart.
James was Lord Provost of Edinburgh twice, from 1764 to 1765 and from 1768 to 1769.
He was Lord Provost of Edinburgh when Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790), one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America spent six weeks in Scotland in the spring of 1769. Provost Stuart and the Corporation of Edinburgh bestowed the Freedom of the City upon him and there were great celebrations in the city that were attended by Hume, Robertson and Lord Kaimes. 
James was married to Elizabeth Drummond the daughter of Adam Drummond of Binnend on 17 April 1737 in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.
James & Elizabeth had one child;
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On 26 Sep 2017 at 06:58 GMT Allan Stuart wrote:
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