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Descendants of Fleance or Flaald (Line 12)


Last updated  14 April 2005

Fleance or Flaald. Apparently, after the death of his elder brother, Alan, he inherited the lands and office of Senescal of Dol (B)


Alan FitzFlaad m. Avelina de Hedsing; Granted the castle of Oswestry by William I (A). Sheriff in Shropshire in times of Henry I (from 1101 onwards) (A, B). He founded Sporle Priory in Norfolk before 1122 (B)


Walter FitzAlan, 1st High Steward; died 1177, buried in Paisley (A); m. Eschyna de Molle (daughter of Thomas de Lundins); Appears in the English "Liber Niger Scaccarii" about 1154 as a vassal of "William the son of Alan of Salopscire". Appears in a charter of 1185 as a benefactor of the Knights Templar. He supported David I of Scotland who defended the rights of the Empress Matilda to the throne of England. He was named High Steward of Scotland by David I and this office was confirmed by Malcolm IV in 1157. Founded the Monastery of Paisley in 1160


Alan FitzWalter, 2nd High Steward; died 1204. He is believed to have accompanied Richard the Lionheart on the Third Crusade (1191-1192). According to Crawfurd, he married Eve, a daughter of “Suanus filius Thori”. Buried in the Monastery of Paisley (A)


Walter Stewart, 3rd High Steward; died 1241 or 1246 (A); m. Beatrix [daughter of Gilchrist, 4th Earl of Angus]. The first to adopt the name of his office as surname, he was appointed Justiciar of Scotland by Alexander II in 1230 and negotiated the king's second marriage. No mention is made of his marriage to Beatriz in any source I have consulted except in The Scots Peerage which says that no  proof has been found marriage


Alexander Stewart, 4th High Steward b. 1214 d. 1283; m. Jean Macrory [daughter of James Macrory of Bute and Arran, Lord of Bute]; According to The Scots Peerage, he joined the Crusaders in early life. In 1255 he appeared as one of the Regents of Scotland during the minority of Alexander III. In 1263 he commanded the right wing of the Scots army at Largs, where the Norseman under Haco were completely routed. According to Crawfurd, he died at the Battle of Largs but Robertson gives 1283 (A). Crawfurd says he married Jane, d. of Roderick, Lord of Bute 


Sir John Stewart of Bonkyl; died 1298 at Battle of Falkirk (A, B); married Mayout Bonkyl [daughter of Sir Alexander Bonkyl of that Ilk (A, B)]


Sir Alan Stewart of Dreghorn died 1333 Battle of Halidon Hill (B)

Sir Walter Stewart of Garlies and Dalswinton (C)


Sir Alexander Stewart of Darnley, alive in 1345 and 1374 (B) 

Sir John Stewart of Garlies and Dalswinton, known to be alive in 1346 (C)


Sir Alexander Stewart of Darnley, whose first wife may have been a Turnbull (B). In any event she was the mother of:

Sir Walter Stewart of Garlies and Dalswinton (C)


Sir William Stewart of Jedworth; married Isabel Oliver (B)

Marion Stewart (C) married 1st Sir John Stewart, 1st of Garlies and 2nd c. 1422 Sir John Forrester (B). TSP confirms that she was descended from Sir John Stewart of Bonkyl


Sir John Stewart, 1st of Garlies died before 1420 (B); m. Marion Stewart (marriage contract 17 Oct 1396 (B)), buried in Costorphine Kirk (B)


Sir William Stewart, 2nd of Garlies died c 1479 (B); married Elizabeth (alive 13 Jan 1459 (B))


Sir Thomas Stewart of Minto died 1500 (B); married Isabel Stewart (d. of Walter Stewart of Arthurley (B))


Margaret Stewart married Charles Pollok (B) d. 1508


The marriage between Marion Stewart (generation 10) and her cousin Sir John Stewart (generation 11) is just one example of the constant inter-marrying of Scottish families.


A.           The Shire of Renfrew by George Crawfurd in 1710 and George Robertson in 1818

B.           The Scots Peerage by Sir James Balfour Paul; published by David Douglas in Edinburgh in1904