High Steward James Stewart SCOTLAND
- Born: 1243, , , Scotland
- Died: 1309
Another name for James was SCOTLAND High Stewart.
Ancestral File Number: H129-9K.
High Stewart of SCOTLAND, Feudal Lord of William Wallace.
Robert the Bruce King of Scots, Ronald McNair Scott, Carroll & Graf Publishers Inc, New York, 1982.
p7: "The fourth great officer was the steward responsible for the managaement of the royal household. David I had granted this office to Walter FitzAlan in 1136. William I, David's grandson, made it hereditary in the family. Thereafter, the FitzAlans were known as Stewarts, the ancestors of the royal house of that name...
p38: "...in that heraldic age, the adherence of this great nobleman immediately conferred on Wallace's band of outlaws the cachet of respectability. Sir William Douglas' kinship to the family of Moray and the fact that his first wife was the sister of James Stewart, Wallace's feudal lord, linked the two areas of insurrection. Behind his move it is reasonable to discern the fine hand of Robert Wishart, Bishop of Glasgow...
p40: "...As news of the spreading revolt reached him on the ecclesiastical grapevine, [Robert Wishert Bishop of Glasgow] turned his attention to his fellow guardian in the days of the interregnum, James Stewart.
"This cautious man with his vast possession in Bute, Kyle Stewart and Renfrew, Teviotdale, Lauderdale and Lothian, his hereditary position as royal steward, his freedom from any distracting landholdings in England, his overlordship of William Wallace, had for weeks been hovering on the edge of a decision. The example of his neighbour and relative, Sir William Douglas...proved decisive. Early in June 1297,...he summoned his knights to take the field against the English and join him at the town of Irvine in the west."
World Ancestral Chart No. 10002 Patricia (Downey) Adams Ancestors of Warren Cash 1760, World Ancestral Chart No. 31759 Ancestors of Warren Cash 1760.
Ancestral File Ver 4.13 H129-9K.
James married Egidia Giles De BURGH. (Egidia Giles De BURGH was born in 1263 in Ulster, Aileach, Ireland.)