Person:John Stewart (126)

Sheriff John Stewart , of Bute
b.1360
d.1449
Facts and Events
Name[1] Sheriff John Stewart , of Bute
Alt Name[1] Sheriff John Steuart, of Bute
Gender Male
Birth? 1360
Marriage to Janet Semple
Death[1] 1449

John Steuart, founder of this family, was a son of King Robert II. There is a tradition that his mother's name was Leitch.

About the year 1385, the king erected the islands of Bute, Arane, and Cumbrae, with their pertinents, into a county, and conferred the office of heriditary sheriff thereof on John Steuart, his son, with a considerable grant of land. This grant was subsequently confirmed by King Robert III, by charter, dated 11 Nov. 1400. He married Jean, daughter of Sir John Semple of Eliotstoun, and had issue: James, his heir; William, ancestor of the Stewarts of Fennock; Robert; John; and Andrew, ancestor of the Stewarts of Rosland.

References
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Sir Bernard Burke. Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerage and Baronetage: Together with the Memoirs of the Privy Councillors and Knights. . (London: Harrison, 1880), p. 186.
  2.   Sir John Stewart, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.