Person:Jean Stuart (5)

Jane 'Jean' Stuart
m. Abt. 1750
  1. Jane 'Jean' Stuartabt 1750 - 1816
  2. William StewartAbt 1752 -
  3. Elizabeth StewartAft 1753 -
  4. John StewartAbt 1754 - Bef 1792
  5. James Stewartaft 1756 -
  6. Mary 'Polly' Stuartabt 1760 -
m. 18 AUG 1772
  1. Elizabeth Craig1773-1794 -
  2. Jane Craig1773-1794 -
  3. George Craig1773-1794 -
  4. Betsy Craig1773-1794 -
  5. John CraigBEF 1778 - 1840
  6. Robert Samuel Craig1780 - 1842
  7. Samuel Craig1780 - 1842
  8. Mary CraigBEF 1781 -
  9. Sarah Craig1785 - 1854
  10. Elijah Craig1789 - 1862
  11. William CraigBEF 1789 - BEF 1828
  12. Agnes Nancy Craig1791 -
  13. James Craig, IIIBEF 1796 -
  14. Robert Craig1806 -
Facts and Events
Name[1][2][3][4] Jane 'Jean' Stuart
Alt Name Jane Stewart
Gender Female
Birth? abt. 1750 Staunton, Augusta County, Virginia
Alt Marriage WFT Est 1763-1796 to James Craig, Jr.
Marriage 18 AUG 1772 Augusta County, Virginiato James Craig, Jr.
Death[3] 19 NOV 1816 Augusta County, Virginia
Alt Death[1][2] DEC 1816 Augusta Co., VA.

Parentage of Jean Stuart

Some sources claim that Jane Stuart (sometimes referred to as "Jean Boyd Stuart", (unsubstantiated)) was the daughter of Archibald Stuart and Janet Brown, but this appears to be in error for the following reasons:

1. Archibald Stuart named a daughter Eleanor in his will, but did not name a daughter Jane or Jean.

2. Archibald Stuart also did not name Jane Stuart's brother, John in his will:

Jane Stuart, wife of James Craig is listed in the following Augusta County record in Chalkley's as being the sister of John Craig that married Frances Burnside:

  • Vol. 2 - Baxter vs. Stuart's executors--O. S. 53; N. S. 18--Bill, 18th June, 1805. Orators are, viz: John Baxter and Margaret, his wife, who was daughter of John Stuart, whose will is recorded in Augusta. The widow Frances married Joseph Moore. Margaret was also entitled under the will of John Burnsides and of Martha Burnsides (father and mother of Frances). The wife of James Craig was sister of John Stuart. Frances and John had a daughter Polly, who married Peachy Harrison. Answer sworn to by Frances Moore in Shenandoah County 14th November, 1805. Margaret had a brother Samuel (born after his father's death).

3. John Stewart, brother of Jane has been tentatively identified as a son of John Stewart of Middle River and the Borden Tract, who named a son John AND a daughter Jean in his will, both of their approximate birthdates seem to fit with the birthdate ranges listed in James Stewart's will. This appears to be a good fit.

Will of Jean (Stuart) Craig in Augusta County, VA

  • Page 229.--19th November, 1816. Jean Craig's will--To daughter, Mary Magill; daughters, Elizabeth and Jane; to daughter, Nancy Hamilton; son, Robert Craig; to daughter, Sarah Hamilton; son, Elijah Craig. Executors, son Elijah Craig and James Craig. Teste: James Stewart, James Craig, Sr.; Wm. Craig. Proved, 27th January, 1817. Executors qualify.

Jane Stewart was named in her father's will as being "under 25 and unmarried" in 1771, which would have made her birthdate as bet. 1746-1750.

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