Stewart Family Heraldry

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The Stewarts of Athens County, Ohio, are nominally of Scotch-Irish descent. A very thorough article detailing the migration of the Scotch-Irish from Scotland to Ireland and ultimately to the United States can be found at the web site for The Gathering of the Clans. The name of the article is The Plantation of Ireland: Who are the Scotch-Irish (Ulster-Scots)? by Brian Orr. According to Mr. Orr, Scotch-Irish is an American title; they are known elsewhere as the Ulster Scots who emigrated to America in the 18th and 19th centuries seeking freedom from religious intolerance. The Ulster Scots played a large part in settling the mid-America wilderness, and many fought in the American Revolution1.

Stewart Badge

The Stewart badge is a pelican feeding its young.
The motto Virescit Vulnere Virtus means "Courage gains strength from a wound"

The Clan Stewart in Scotland has a long and involved history, and I do not know for a certainty the connection between my ancestor, Alexander Stewart of County Antrim, Ireland, and the main "threads" of Stewart history. It is likely that Alexander was descended in some fashion from James Stewart, called "James the Gross", the fourth son of Murdoch, Duke of Albany, Regent of Scotland. When Murdoch was beheaded in 1425, James fled to Ireland and had a family of seven sons and one daughter. Some of the descendants are well known, others not.

For a detailed (though somewhat confusing) history of the many Stewart and Stuart family lines, see the Electric Scotland pages at:

http://www.electricscotland.com/webclans/stoz/stewart.html

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Royal Stewart Tartan

Stewart Tartan

 
Clan Map of Western Highlands District

Clans Map

 
1 Daniel Bertine Stewart, 1762-1858, of Litchfield, CT is considered to be the youngest full-time soldier of the American Revolution.  He enlisted at the age of 15 and served for five full years in several different commands.

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