Scottish

stewart_tartanThanks to Ryk Brown of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and others who have researched the Stewart clan we are able to trace our Scottish heritage back to Robert Brus (born 1036). His best known early descendant was Robert Bruce (aka Robert The Bruce) (1274-1329). Robert The Bruce was known as ”liberator”, as Robert I, King of Scotland (1306-1329).  He was originally named Robert de Bruce, and to distinguish him from his father and grandfather, who had the same name, he is often referred to as Robert de Bruce VIII.  As earl of Carrick he paid homage to King Edward I of England, who, in 1296, defeated King John de Baliol and thereafter refused to acknowledge another king of Scotland.  Bruce later abandoned Edward’s cause and joined other Scottish leaders in taking up arms for the independence of his country.  In 1299, the year after the Scottish patriot Sir William Wallace was defeated by Edward at Falkirk, Bruce, then still in favor with Edward, was made one of the four regents who ruled the kingdom in the name of Baliol.  In 1305 he was one of those consulted in the decision to make Scotland a province of England.  In 1306 he met an old enemy, the Scottish patriot John Comyn, who was the nephew of Baliol; a quarrel occurred, and Bruce stabbed Comyn. Bruce proclaimed his right to the throne, and on March 27, 1306, he was crowned king at Scone.

Bruce was deposed, however, in 1307 by Edward’s army and forced to flee to the Highlands and then to the little island of Rathlin on the coast of Antrim (now in Northern Ireland).  In his absence all his estates were confiscated, and he and his followers were excommunicated.  He continued to recruit followers, however, and in less than two years he wrested nearly all of Scotland from the English.  Bruce again defeated the English in 1314 in the Battle of Bannockburn, twice invaded England, and in 1323 concluded with King Edward II of England a truce for 13 years.  After the accession of King Edward III in 1327, war again broke out, and the Scots won again.  In 1328 they secured a treaty recognizing the independence of Scotland and the right of Bruce to the throne.

In his later years Bruce was stricken with leprosy and lived in seclusion at Cardross Castle, on the northern shore of the Firth of Clyde, where he died. H e was succeeded by his son, David II. Bruce’s grandson, Robert II, who succeeded David, was the first king of the Stuart (Stewart) house of English and Scottish royalty.

Following are the direct descendants of Robert Bruce referred to in historical documents as “Robert The Bruce”. The following document, for purposes of clarity, is in Ancestor Report format.  This means that it starts with the latest descendants, in this case my father, Culbert Charles Arnold,  and goes back in time generation by generation for twenty plus generations to Robert The Bruce.

Abbreviated Ancestor Report for Arnold, Culbert Charles

(the connecting links to Robert The Bruce.)

Generation 1

Arnold, Culbert Charles. Culbert Charles was born on 1906-10-23 in East St. Louis, St. Clair, IL. He died on 1953-03-18 in Berrien Center, Berrien, MI. He was buried in Mt. Olivet Cemetary in Saginaw, MI.

Generation 2

Curtis, Bertha Almira. Bertha Almira was born on 1875-12-11 in Fergus, Wellington, Ontario. She died on 1959-06-25 in Saginaw, Saginaw, MI. She was buried in Roselawn Memorial Gardens.

Generation 3

Dunn, Margaret Allen. Margaret Allen was born in 1849 in Puslinch Township, Wellington, Ontario. She died about 1905 in East Aurora, Erie, NY.

Generation 4

Stewart, Mary. Mary was born on 1827-12-17 in Doune, Kilmadock, Perthshire, Scotland. She was christened on 1827-12-23 in in Kilmadock, Perthshire, Scotland. She died about 1863 in Wellington County, Ontario.

Generation 5

Stewart, Duncan. Duncan was born on 1787-11-24 in Callander Village, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland. He died in 1848 in Puslinch Township, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada.

Generation 6

Stewart, Robert. Robert was born about 1759-05-06 in Blaircroich, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland. He died after 1851 in Summerline Flanders Moss, Blair Drummond, Kincardine, Perthshire, Scotland.

Generation 7

Stewart, Duncan of Blaircroich. Duncan was born about 1728 in Lianach of Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland. He died before 1815.

Generation 8

Stewart, James in Lianach. James was born about 1690 in Lianach of Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland. He died UNKNOWN.

Generation 9

Stewart, Robert mac Pharic mac Iain Dubh Beag in Lianach. Robert mac Pharic mac Iain Dubh Beag was born about 1650 in Lianach of Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland. He died UNKNOWN.

Generation 10

Stewart, Patrick mac Iain Dubh in Lianach. Patrick mac Iain Dubh was born about 1615 in Muirlaggan, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland. He died UNKNOWN.

Generation 11

Stewart, John Dubh Beag in Muirlaggan and Lecreich. John Dubh Beag was born about 1585 in Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland. He died UNKNOWN.

Generation 12

Stewart, Duncan 5th of Glenbuckie. Duncan was born before 1552 in Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland. He died after 1586.

Generation 13

Stewart, Duncan 3rd of Glenbuckie. Duncan was born about 1502 in Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland. He died UNKNOWN.

Generation 14

Stewart, John 1st of Glenbuckie. John was born about 1481 in Baldorran, Campsie, Stirling, Scotland. He died UNKNOWN.

Generation 15

Stewart, William 2nd of Baldorran. William was born about 1452 in Baldorran, Campsie, Stirling, Scotland. He died about 1528.

Generation 16

Stewart, James Beag 1st of Baldorran. James Beag was born about 1426 in Antrim, Ireland. He died before 1484 in Scotland.

Generation 17

Stewart, James Mhor. James Mhor was born about 1400 in Duke Murdoch’s Castle, Loch Ard, Aberfoyle, Perthshire, Scotland. He died on 1451-05-18 in Ireland (in exile).

Generation 18

Stewart, Murdoch 2nd Duke of Albany. Murdoch was born about 1362 in Dunreath, Strathblane, Argyllshire, Scotland. He died on 1425-05-25 in Beheaded at Castle Hill, Stirlingshire, Scotland. He was buried in Church of the Black Friars, Stirlingshire, Scotland.

Generation 19

Stewart, Robert 1st Duke of Albany. Robert was born about 1341 in Dundonald, Ayrshire, Scotland. He died on 1420-09-03 in Stirling Castle, Stirlingshire, Scotland. He was buried in Dunfermline Abbey, Fife, Scotland.

Generation 20

Stewart, Robert King Robert II of Scots. Robert was born on 1316-03-02 in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland. The grandson of Robert The Bruce- his mother was Marjorie Bruce, Princess of the Scots. the first Stewart to be king of scots. He died on 1390-08-14 in Castle Dundonald, Ayrshire, Scotland. He was buried in Scone Abbey, Perth, Perthshire, Scotland.

Generation 21

Bruce, Marjorie Princess of Scots. Marjorie was born about 1297 in Scotland. She died on 1316-03-02 on horseback, Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland.

Generation 22

The Bruce, Robert King of Scots. Robert was born on 1274-07-11 in Turnberry, Ayrshire, Scotland. He died on 1329-06-07 in Cardross Castle, on the Clyde, Scotland.

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