Facts and Events
||13 Oct 1733
||Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotlandto Elizabeth Menzies (add)
||31 Oct 1733
||Dull, Perthshire, Scotlandto Elizabeth Menzies (add)
||North Carolina, British AmericaPatrick arrived in North Carolina from Scotland. On 26 February 1739/40 a petition to the general assembly of the House of Burgesses, held at Newburn, North Carolina, was read on behalf of about 350 people from Scotland who arrived in September 1739. The House resolved to provide them freedom “from payment of any Publick or County tax for Ten years next ensueing their arrival.”
||Cheraws district, South Carolina, British America
||8 May 1772
||Craven co., South Carolina, British AmericaPatrick Stewart, a planter from St. David's Parish, named his daughter Catherine Little and friend Alexander Gordon, Esq., as the executors of his estate in the presence of Charles Bedingfield, William Godfrey, and William Pegues. He made bequeaths to his wife Elizabeth, son James, daughters Catherine Little, Margaret Carraway, and Elizabeth Stewart, and grandson Charles Stewart Carraway.
||6 Jan 1774
||Charleston, South Carolina, United StatesIn the Court of Ordinary, a dedimus was issued to Claudius Pegues, Esq., to prove the last will and testament of Patrick Stewart, deceased, and qualify the executors therein named.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 “Some Stories of Colonial Families: Stuart of South Carolina”, in Browning, Charles H. (ed.). The American Historical Register and Monthly Gazette of the Patriotic-Hereditary Societies of the United States of America. (Philadelphia: The Historical Register Publishing Company), 1 (Jan. 1895): 441-445.
From the pedigree purportedly written by Patrick Stuart himself, Patrick “came in company with six Argylshire gentlemen and above three hundred common people from Scotland, to Cape Fear, in North Carolina, in the year 1739.”
- ↑ Saunders, William L; Walter Clark; and Stephen Beauregard Weeks. The Colonial records of North Carolina published ... by order of the General Assembly. (Raleigh, North Carolina: Nash Brothers, 1886-1914 (Goldsboro, N.C. : P.M. Hale, Printer to the State)), 4: 489–490, 1886 edition.
The record begins:
“The Petition of Dugald McNeal and Col: McAlister in behalf of themselves and several other Scotch Gentlemen and several poor people brought into this Province.
“Setting forth that they arrived into this Province in the month of September, with about three hundred and fifty people from Scotland to settle in this Province.
“And if proper encouragement be given them, that they'l invite the rest of their friends & acquaintances over.
“And prays for such encouragement as they think proper.”
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Will of Patrick Stewart, in Charleston County, South Carolina. Probate Judge. Wills and Miscellaneous Probate Records. (Charleston, South Carolina), FHL # 23476, Charleston County Will Transcripts (South Carolina CWA), 16: 78–81. (Original recorded in Will Book 1774–1779, p 48).
Dated 8 May 1772. The will of Patrick Stewart, a planter of Saint David's Parish in Craven co., Province of South Carolina, bequeaths to wife Elizabeth Stewart, son James Stewart (if he shall return to this parish “and shall settle himself live and reside therein and shall marry with the consent and approbation of me or my Exors hereafter”), daughter Catherine Little, daughter Margaret Carraway (wife of John Carraway), daughter Elizabeth Stewart (wife of James Stewart), and grandson Charles Stewart Carraway. Exors. daughter Catherine Little and friend Alexander Gordon, Esq. Witnessed by Charles Bedingfield, William Godfrey, and William Pegues.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Charleston County, South Carolina. Probate Judge. Wills and Miscellaneous Probate Records. (Charleston, South Carolina), FHL # 194663 (JR # 4401), Charleston County Inventories (Transcribed by WPA), 95: 138. (From page 154 of original record.).
“Dedimus issued to Claudius Pegues Esqr to prove the last Will & testament of Patrick Stewart decd & qualify the Exors therein named Jany 6. 1774”