Alexander Stewart (1746–1831)
Alexander Stewart (26 March 1746 – August 1831) was an Irish landowner and Member of Parliament.
On 1 July 1814 his nephew Sir Charles Stewart, the MP for County Londonderry, was raised to the peerage as Baron Stewart, and Alexander Stewart was elected to replace him on 19 July, as "a family stopgap" who "supported [the Earl of Liverpool's Tory] government silently". He sat for the constituency until the 1818 general election, when his son was elected, having come of age.
On 2 October 1791 Stewart married Mary Moore, daughter of Charles Moore, 1st Marquess of Drogheda and granddaughter of Francis Seymour-Conway, 1st Marquess of Hertford. Mary's aunt Sarah Frances Seymour-Conway was the first wife of Alexander's brother Lord Londonderry. Their children included the son and heir Alexander Robert Stewart.
- Johnston 1906, p. 80: "ALEXANDER STEWART of Ballylawn and Mount Stewart, great-great-grandson of John Stewart of Ballylawn castle said to be a cadet of Garlies, was born 1699, and died 1781, leaving two sons:- (a) Robert (number 242) (b) Alexander, ancestor of the Stewart of Ards, Lourencetown and Rockhill. Arms of Stewarts of Ards: 1 and 4. Gold, a bend counter compony silver and blue between two red lions rampant. 2 and 3. Red, a silver saltire. CREST: a golden dragon standing. MOTTO: 'metuenda corolla draconis' (Burke)."
- "STEWART, Alexander II (1746–1831), of Ards, Letterkenny, co. Donegal". History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 19 November 2017.
- Johnston, G. Harvey (1906). The Heraldry of the Stewarts. Edinburgh: W. & A. K. Johnston.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Alexander Robert Stewart
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
Hon. William Ponsonby
Hon. Charles William Stewart
| Member of Parliament for Londonderry
1814 – 1818
With: Hon. William Ponsonby to 1815
George Robert Dawson from 1815
George Robert Dawson
Alexander Robert Stewart
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