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Walter Stewart, 3rd High Steward of Scotland

Walter Steward of Dundonald (died 1246)[1] was 3rd hereditary High Steward of Scotland and Justiciar of Scotia.[2]

Walter Stewart
Bornunknown
Died1246
Title3rd High Steward of Scotland
Tenure1204–1246
Other namesWalter Steward of Dundonald
NationalityScottish
OfficesJusticiar of Scotia
PredecessorAlan fitz Walter
SuccessorAlexander Stewart
Spouse(s)Béthoc (Beatrix) Mac Gille Críst
ParentsAlan fitz Walter

He was the eldest son of Alan fitz Walter, 2nd High Steward of Scotland but which wife of Alan's was his mother is not clear. He was the first to use Stewart as a surname, and was designated "of Dundonald".[3]

He witnessed a charter by King Alexander II, under the designation of "Walterus filius Alani, Senescallus, Justiciar Scotiae"[4] and it may be that seal which Nisbet described pertaining to Walter Hereditary High Steward of Scotland. Around the seal it states "Sigill. Walteri filii Allani".[5]

FamilyEdit

Walter married Bethóc, daughter of Gille Críst, Earl of Angus by his wife, Marjorie, youngest daughter of Henry of Scotland, 3rd Earl of Huntingdon and his wife, Ada de Warenne.

They were parents of:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ G. W. S. Barrow, ‘Stewart family (per. c.1110–c.1350)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004.
  2. ^ Anderson (1867) vol.ix, p.512
  3. ^ Simpson, David, The Genealogical and Chronological History of the Stuarts, 1713, p.38
  4. ^ Burke, Messrs., John and John Bernard, The Royal Families of England, Scotland, and Wales &c., volume 2, London, 1851, pps: xl and xli
  5. ^ Nisbet, Alexander, A System of Heraldry volume 1, Edinburgh 1722, facsimile 1984, part 1, p.43,
  6. ^ Clay, John W., FSA., editor, The Visitation of Cambridge, 1575 and 1619 by Henery St.George, Richmond Herald, Harleian Society, London, 1897, pps: 7 - 11.

BibliographyEdit

  • Miller, James, The History of Dunbar, Dunbar, 1830, p. 18.
  • Burke, Sir Bernard, Ulster King of Arms, Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct Peerages, London, 1883, p. 606.
  • Clay, John W., FSA., editor, The Visitation of Cambridge, 1575 and 1619 by Henery St.George, Richmond Herald, Harleian Society, London, 1897, pps: 7 - 11.
  • Mackenzie, A. M., MA., D.Litt., The Rise of the Stewarts, London, 1935, pps.10-11.
Court offices
Preceded by
Alan Fitzwalter
High Steward of Scotland
1204–1246
Succeeded by
Alexander Stewart
Legal offices
Preceded by
William Comyn
Justiciar of Scotia
1233–1241
Succeeded by
Philip de Melville and
Robert de Monte Alto