History of the Stewarts | Family Lines
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Not all Stewarts are from this line since, as with many surnames, those who were stewards in later centuries also took up the name, as also did a number of traveller families, most famously the family of traditional musician Belle Stewart.
The Stewarts became a very broad section of the nobility of Scotland due to the patronage of the Stewart Kings, who came after David II. Hence the story of prominent Stewarts involves the history of the nation, a large body of heraldry and a basis for those with the Stewart name to link their own family history to.
For over a century, The Stewart Society has provided a forum for preserving Stewart information through financial, material and intellectual contributions. In this section, we are collecting the basic trunk and branches of the descendants of Walter, first High Steward, their heraldry and titles, where relevant, as well as links to help you do your own research and items of genealogicial research extending the tree in specific directions.
The Society is not staffed to do Genealogical Research - however we are happy to answer queries on the information that we hold and would like to help connect people through these pages, where appropriate. Send your queries to the Secretary at email@example.com or write to: The Stewart Society, 53 George St, Edinburgh EH2 2HT
The Index of the Stewarts - from 1899 when the magazine was first published until the present day will be online very soon. Pdfs or photocopies of any article from the Stewarts are available free of charge to members. A small charge will be made to cover postage in the case of photocopying.