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Death of former Archivist and Secretary, Muriel Walker

The Society is very sorry to announce  that Muriel Walker, long time Secretary and afterwards Archivist of the Stewart Society died on November 19. Muriel contributed an enormous amount to the Stewart Society during the many years that she was involved in it. 

Much loved mother to Graeme and Nicola and a dear grandma of Kirsty, Iain, Lindsay, Ruaridh and Joanna, and great-grandma of Kaleb, Sadie, Isla and Ottilie. 

Her funeral service  will be at Warriston Crematorium, Cloister Chapel, on Thursday, December 15, at 11.30 am, all welcome.

The Stewarts - the Stewart Society magazine and newsletter

The Magazine has gone out in the post and is available on the members' downloads.

Please let  Jenn  know if you have not received your copy.




We are looking for members who can attend events, welcome new people to the Society and recruit new members. 

Do you live in : - 

Oklahoma Arkansas Louisiana, Mississippi?

USA North West and Central?

Ohio-Pennsylvania & West Virginia?

British Columbia Yukon & NW Territories?

We are looking for a Commissioner to represent the Society in those places - if you are interested please contact the Commissioner's secretary - email Sandy Stewart of Ardvorlich here Sandy Stewart of Ardvorlich' s email

As events open back up in Scotland, we would also welcome members  to attend Higland Games and other events to represent the Society and  recruit new members.

Contact Jenn to discuss - email Jenn here


Please renew your membership now. Annual membership is from January to December each year. The easiest way to do it is here on the website. Contact the Secretary if you are not sure if you need to do so.
If you are not a member and you are just browsing our website please join us - we welcome members from all over the world.

St Andrews Bursars 2022-23

St Andrews undergraduate students who are eligible for this bursary in 2022-3, the university  has written to you, please answer by December 2. Please answer them as quickly as possible so you can receive your bursary.
We look forward to meeting you  next term - we will be in touch with a time and a place. Don't forget your robe for the the photo!

If you are a Stewart/Stuart student elsewhere and you wish to apply for a busary please email to discuss your application. Please note that, although bursaries are rarely granted on the grounds of hardship alone, hardship will be considered as a factor in any application.


Members' Downloads

Available for download

The 2021 Online Burns Supper

- Index of the Magazine volumes  
The library catalogue and a list of the family trees and other family information that we hold are also available

Bannockburn Genetic Genealogy Project

The University of Strathclyde have provided some very interesting results relating to individuals who share the same common ancestor - including Walter, the High Steward. Read more about the Bannockburn Genetic Genealogy Project and how to go about your own DNA test.

Marker for male line descendants of King Robert III (1337-1406):
The results of the Big Y test for a documented male line descendant of Sir John Stewart of Blackhall & Ardgowan, d. c.1412, an illegitimate son of King Robert III, have now been received and analysed. Alex Williamson, author of The Big Tree has identified a new SNP carried by this individual, which has been given the name ZZ52. Our two other Big Y test results, that is one for Earl Castle Stewart, a descendant of Robert Stewart, Duke of Albany, and the other for a documented descendant of Sir John Stewart, Sheriff of Bute, do not carry this SNP. Robert Stewart, Duke of Albany, and Sir John Stewart, Sheriff of Bute are both brothers of King Robert III. This means that ZZ52 must have occurred in Robert III or one of his male line descendants. In other words, ZZ52 is a distinct marker identifying descendants of Robert III.


The Trustees of the Benevolent Fund are:- Lord Stewart (2020) - chair
Earl of Moray (2021), Annie Stewart (2021),
Catherine Maxwell-Stuart (2021, Earl of Galloway (2020)

The Trustees of the Heritage Trust are:-

Earl of Moray - (2020) chair  Lachlan Stewart (2021)
Catherine Maxwell-Stuart (2021), Guthrie Stewart (2020)


The 2021 Accounts are available on the members' downloads.



Library Visits

We are pleased to say that  we welcome visits to the Stewart Society again  by members, researchers and Stewarts/Stuarts on Wednesday and Thursdays.  Please email Jenn to check she is available.

You can also get in touch  with Jenn and ask her advice on your research or see if she can find a particular article or book via email. Please be patient as Jenn is not in the office all the time so it may take a few days to answer a query or find something you are looking for.
 Researchers if you have an urgent query do get in touch and Jenn will try to help you 

Council of the Stewart Society

The next meeting of the  Council of the Stewart Society  will be in Spring 2023 date to be confirmed at 53 George St, Edinburgh.
The meetings of Benevolent Fund and Heritage Trust will also take place that day.
Papers will be sent to all members and trustees.

Useful Links

Want help looking for your Stewart ancestors?

Try these links first. All helpfully gathered together in one place.  Updated regularly so keep checking

Family Lines - useful links

Want to know more about the real history of tartan? Who wore what and when? How the Stuarts used tartan to help them with the Jacobite cause?

The history of tartan