The Earls of Galloway


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Descendants of the Third Earl of Galloway

Descendants of the Fifth Earl of Galloway

Descendants of the Sixth Earl of Galloway

Descendants of the Seventh Earl of Galloway

Descendants of the Eighth Earl of Galloway



        I. Alexander Stewart, 3rd Earl of Galloway

        i. Alexander Stewart, 4th Earl of Galloway


Son of the third earl, he was born in January of 1660 and died, unmarried in 1694.

        ii. James Stewart, 5th Earl of Galloway


He was born in 1673 and died on February 2, 1746. He married Catherine Montgomerie in 1694. She died on December of 1757 and was the daughter of Alexander Seton Montgomerie, 9th Earl of Eglinton.


They had eight children whom they named in order of birth James, George, Margaret, Catherine, Anne, Euphemia, Alexander and William. Alexander, the Fifth Earl of Galloway’s third son became the Sixth Earl of Galloway, because his two older brothers, James and George, did not survive their father. It is noteworthy that our Alexander named three of his daughters Margaret, Anne and Euphemia - the same names as his possible sisters. In addition, he named his youngest son, William, his possible father.

                 a. Alexander Stewart, 6th Earl of Galloway


He died on September 24, 1773. He married Anne Keith in 1719. She died in 1728 and was the daughter of William Keith, 9th Earl Marischal.

                         (1) Mary Stewart married Kenneth Mackenzie, Lord Fortrose on September 11, 1741. He was born around 1718 died October 18, 1761. She died on April 10, 1751.


After Anne Keith death in 1728, the 6th Earl married (05.01.1729) Catherine Cochrane on January 5, 1729. She was the daughter of John Cochrane, 4th Earl of Dundonald. She died on March 15, 1786 in Bath. They had the following children, (2) through (10):

                         (2) John Stewart, 7th Earl of Galloway was born on March 13, 1736, and died on November 13, 1806. First, he married Charlotte Mary Greville On June 18, 1762. She died on May 13, 1763 and was the daughter of Francis Greville, 1st Earl of Warwick.


                                  (A) They had one son who died as an infant.

After the dath of Charlotte Mary Greville, he married Anne Dashwood on June 13, 1764. She died on January 8, 1830 and was the daughter of Sir James Dashwood, Bart). They had the following children, (B) through (Q):

                                  (B) Alexander Stewart died young.

                                  (C) George Stewart, 8th Earl of Galloway was born on March 24, 1768 and died on March 27, 1834. He married Jane Paget on April 18, 1797. She died on June 30, 1842. She was the daughter of Henry Bayly later Paget, 1st Earl of Uxbridge.

                                          (i) Randolph Stewart, 9th Earl of Galloway was born on September 16, 1800 and died on January 2, 1873. He married Harriet Blanche Somerset on August 9, 1833. She was born around 1811 and died on May 25, 1885 and was the daughter of Henry Charles Somerset, 6th Duke of Beaufort.

                                          (ii) Keith Stewart was born on January 1, 1814 and died on September 15, 1879. He married Mary Caroline FitzRoy August 8, 1841. She died on November 22, 1895, and was the daughter of Sir Charles FitzRoy.


                                          (iii) Jane Stewart was born on March 27, 1798 and died on October 12, 1844. She married George Spencer-Churchill, 6th Duke of Marlborough on January 13, 1819. He was born on December 27, 1793 and died on July 1, 1857.


Lady Jane Stewart
March 27, 1798 - 12 October 12, 1844 at Blenheim Palace

Father: George Stewart , 8th Earl of Galloway
Mother: Lady Jane Bayley Paget

Family 1 : George Spencer Churchill
MARRIAGE: January 13, 1819, London



Lady Louisa Spencer Churchill
John Winston Spencer Churchill, Seventh Duke of Marlborough, Sir Winton Churchill' grandfather
Lord Alfred Spencer Churchill
Lord Alan Spencer Churchill

                                          (iv) Caroline Stewart died unmarried on July 30, 1857.

                                          (v) Louisa Stewart married William Duncombe, 2nd Lord Feversham on December 18, 1823. He was born on January 14, 1798 and died on February 2, 1867. She was born on March 18, 1804 and died on March 5, 1889 at Rievaulx, Tunbridge Wells. Helmsley is on the edge of the moors in Ryedale. This limestone town is dominated by the 12th century castle ruins with a Tudor Hall and fortified gate. In the town square is a memorial to the 2nd Lord Feversham. Duncombe Park has been the Feversham family home for nearly 300 years and has some fine landscaped gardens.                              


                                  (D) Leveson Stewart died young.

                                  (E) Sir William Stewart, a Lieutenant General, The Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own), was born on January 10, 1774, and died January 6, 1826. He married Frances Douglas on April 21, 1804. She died on August 6, 1833 and was the daughter of Hon. James Douglas.

                                  (F) Charles James Stewart, Bishop of Quebec was born on March 15, 1775. He died unmarried on July 13, 1837.

                                  (G) Montgomery Granville John Stewart of Castramont was born on April 15, 1780 and died on January 1, 1860. He married Catherine Honyman on October 10, 1801. She died on January 1, 1833 and was the daughter of Patrick Honyman.

                                  (H) Edward Richard Stewart was born on May 5, 1782. He died on August 27, 1851. He married Katharine Wemyss-Charteris on November 19, 1805. She was the daughter of Francis Wemyss-Charteris, Lord Elcho. She died on October 8, 1863. His daughter, Jane Francis Clinton Stewart (1817-1897), was the third wife of the Sixth Duke of Marlborough.

                                  (I) James Henry Keith Stewart was born on October 10, 1783 and died on July 18, 1836. He married Henrietta Anne Madan on August 10, 1819. She died in 1829 and was the daughter of Rev. Spencer Madan.

                                  (J) Catherine Stewart married Sir James Graham, 1st Baronet of Netherby on September 18, 1782. She died on September 20, 1836. He was born in April of 1761 and died on April 13, 1824. The Graham family owned the Netherby Estate, including Longtown and much of the surrounding parishes of Arthuret and Kirkandrews on Esk, as well as part of Bewcastle. They were not only the owners of the estate, but various members of the family were local magistrates, MPs and Clergy so they had a great influence over the lives of everyone in Longtown. The most prominent member of the family was Sir James Robert George Graham, son of Sir James Graham Bart. of Netherby. He was first elected to parliament as Whig member for Hull in 1818, and went on to have a long political career, before dying at Netherby in 1861. His brother, the Rev William Graham, was the rector of Arthuret for many years. Another brother, Major George Graham, was registrar general of England and Wales.

                                  (K) Susan Stewart married married George SpencerChurchill, 5th Duke of Marlborough on September 15, 1791. He was born on March 6, 1766 and died on March 5, 1840. She died on April 2, 1841.


Lady Susan Stewart
BIRTH: April 10, 1767 in London
DEATH: April 2, 1841 in London
Father: John Stewart , 7th Earl of Galloway
Mother: Anne Dashwood

Family 1 : George Spencer Churchill
Marriage: September 15, 1791



Lady Caroline Susan Spencer
George Spencer Churchill
Lord Charles Spencer Churchill
Rev. Lord George Henry Spencer Churchill
Lord John Henry Spencer Churchill

                                  (L) Anne Harriet Stewart married Lord Spencer Chichester on August 8, 1795. She died on January 1, 1850.

                                  (M) Elizabeth Euphemia Stewart married William Philips Inge of Thorpe Constantineon January 3, 1798. She died on November 11, 1855.

                                  (N) Georgiana Stewart died young.

                                  (O) Charlotte Stewart married Sir Edward Crofton, 3rd Baronet Crofton, on September 12, 1801. She was born in 1777 and died in May of 1842. He was born on October 23, 1778 and died on January 8, 1816 from suicide. He gained the title of 3rd Baronet Crofton. Mote Park House, the home of the Crofton family in Roscommon, Ireland, was built in the 1770s or 1780s by John Crofton (1740-1813). It was the built on the site of a castle built in 1627. The house was owned by Sir Edward Crofton, the nephew of John Crofton, (1778-1816) and the architect Richard Morrisson designed the extension for him which more than doubled its size adding six bays and an extra story. Mote Park was destroyed by fire in May 1865 and was rebuilt with several modifications. It was completely destroyed by the 1960s and only the ruins remain today.

                                  (P) Caroline Stewart married the Rev. and Hon. George Rushout in 1803. She died in 1818.

                                  (Q) Sophia Stewart married the Colonel Honorable William Bligh on July 21, 1806. She died in 1809. Her husband, who was born on September 25, 1775, died on August 6, 1845 at the age of 69. He was the son of John Bligh, 3rd Earl of Darnley and Mary Stoyte.


                         (3) George Stewart died at Ticonderogo in 1758.

                         (4) Keith Stewart of Glasserton, born in 1739, died in 1795 was an Admiral. He had issue married Georgiana Isabella D'Aguilar (daughter of Simba d'Aguilar) on May 13, 1782.

                         (5) Catherine Stewart married James Murray of Broughton on April 12, 1752. She died on on April 30, 1799.

                         (6) Susannah Stewart married Granville Leveson-Gower, 1st Marquess of Stafford on May 23, 1768. He was born on August 4, 1721 and died on August 15, 1805. She died on October 26, 1803.

                         (7) Margaret Stewart married Charles Gordon, 4th Earl of Aboyne on April 22, 1759. She died on August 12, 1762 at Aboyne Castle. He died on December 12, 1794. By her, he had a son and two daughters.

                         (8) Euphemia Stewart died unmarried on November 9, 1818.

                         (9) Harriet Stewart married Archibald Hamilton, 9th Duke of Hamilton, 6th Duke of Brandon on May 25, 1765. She died on November 26, 1788. He was born on July 15, 1740 and died on February 16, 1819. She died before Archibald succeeded to the ducal titles on the death of his nephew Douglas, 8th Duke, in 1799. He was MP for Lancaster from 1768 to 1772. Harriet died at Bath, Somerset, England. She was buried on December 3,1788 at St. Mary's Church, Lancaster, Lancashire, England.

                         (10) Charlotte Stewart married John Murray, 4th Earl of Dunmore on February 21, 1759. After extended service in the colonies, he returned to England and died on February 25, 1809 in Ramsgate and Lady Charlotte died on November 11, 1818, at Southwood House near Ramsgate. Both were buried at St. Lawrence in the Isle of Thanet, Kent. John Murray, 4th earl of Dunmore, 1732–1809, British colonial governor of Virginia, a Scottish peer. Appointed governor of New York in 1770, he remained there for about 11 months before being transferred to Virginia. In 1774 he led the Virginians in a campaign against Native Americans usually known as Lord Dunmore's War. Sending one expedition under Andrew Lewis west by the Kanawha valley, he personally headed the northern column, which set out from Fort Dunmore at Pittsburgh. Lewis defeated the Native Americans at Point Pleasant, and Dunmore negotiated a final treaty with them in the Scioto valley. When the news of Lexington and Concord reached Virginia, Dunmore, who twice before had dissolved the house of burgesses for its pro colonist stand, removed the colony's gunpowder stores to a man-of-war. The aroused Virginians made him pay for the powder. Threats against his life forced him to take refuge (June, 1775) on shipboard where he declared martial law and sent out loyal troops, who were defeated at Great Bridge on Dec. 9, 1775. In Jan., 1776, he attacked Norfolk from the sea, but in July he was forced to return to England. From 1787 to 1796 he was governor of the Bahamas. See R. G. Thwaites


                 b. James Stewart, died young

                 c. William Stewart


                         (1) Alexander Stewart (1755-1835)

                 d. George Stewart died young.

                 e. Margaret Stewart married James Carnegie, 5th Earl of Southesk in 1713. He was born on April 4, 1692 and died on February 10, 1730. After his death, she married John, Master of Sinclair.

                 f. Euphemia Stewart married Alexander Murray of Broughton.

                 g. Catherine - Anne Stewart died unmarried on March 12, 1755.


         (Note: Persons listed below, iv. to ix. are the siblings of James Stewart, Fifth Earl of Galloway)


        iv. . John Stewart of Sorbie, a brigadier-general, died unmarried in 1748. However, TSP (Galloway) reports the undermentioned marriage through which he had a daughter and a son who was the ancestor of the Steuarts of Steuart Lodge.

        v. Andrew Stewart died in 1699 in the Darien expedition. The Darien scheme began in 1695 when the Scottish Parliament passed an Act for the establishment of a 'Company of Scotland Trading to Africa and the Indies'. It was founded so that Scottish merchants could find an outlet for their goods and became known as the 'African' or 'Indian Company' before becoming the 'Darien Company'. Although this was a Scottish enterprise much of the money, people and effort was London based and it was always known as the 'Scottish East India Company' in England. A huge fundraising effort was initiated and capital of £400,000, half the total capital available in Scotland, was raised. There were no facilities available in Scotland for building the ships needed for the expedition and so three 500 ton India men were ordered from Amsterdam and Hamburg to go with two they already had. Although the destination of the scheme was kept secret supplies were made ready at the Company's warehouses in Leith and advertisements for 1200 settlers were circulated. The small fleet sailed on the 12 July 1698 and it was not until they reached Madeira that their orders to sail to Panama were announced. The particular destination of Darien seems to have been the idea of William Paterson, founder of the Bank of England, and he actually sailed with the expedition. He had got the idea from William Dampier who had crossed the Panama isthmus in 1679. Paterson had made some mistakes, however, he underestimated both the size of the Pacific and the difficulty of crossing the isthmus in the absence of a canal. His biggest mistake was underestimating the Spanish who were already in the area at Cartagena in Columbia. They finally landed on 3rd November at Acla, which was renamed Caledonia. A site for a fort was chosen and named St Andrews and a town, named New Edinburgh. The settlers made treaties with the indigenous people but found the Spanish mobilizing against them and a royal proclamation had disallowed the English, from Jamaica, from trading with them. The first fighting took place in February 1699 and then one of the Scottish ships was taken. Although a report was sent to Edinburgh asking for supplies and appearing enthusiastic the situation was already critical - desertions and death from disease were weakening the colony seriously. By June there was a proposal to abandon the settlement and only Paterson objected, but he was to ill himself to do anything.

        vi. William Stewart


        vii. Robert Stewart

        viii. Margaret Stewart married Sir John Clerk, Bart of Penicuik.

        ix. Henrietta Stewart married William Cunningham, 12th Earl of Glencairn in 1704. She was born circa 1683 and died on September 21, 1763.