Elisabeth Stewart

Brief Life History of Elisabeth

Elisabeth Stewart was born in 1818, in Houston, Renfrewshire, Scotland. She married Alexander B. Barr on 25 March 1836, in Houston, Renfrewshire, Scotland. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Bridge of Weir, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1841 and Laurieston, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1851.

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Family Time Line

Alexander B. Barr
1818–1898
Elisabeth Stewart
1818–
Marriage: 25 March 1836
Robert Burns Barr
1837–1882
Grace Barr
1840–
Jessie Stuart Barr
1844–1916

Sources (10)

  • Elezebeth Barr in household of Obadiah Denie, "Scotland Census, 1841"
  • Elisabeth Stewart, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"
  • Elizabeth Sta... in entry for Jessie S. Buys, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"

World Events (8)

1820 · """The """"Radical War""""."""

The Scottish Insurrection was a week of strikes and unrest with demands for reform in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The economic downturn after the Napoleonic war ended, brought increasing unrest with the Artisan workers in Scotland, seeking action to reform the government. But the insurrection was largely forgotten about, as attention was focused on the better publicized Radical events in England.

1823

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

1854 · Great North of Scotland Railway

Being one of the two smallest railways in 1923, the Great North of Scotland Railway carried its first passengers from Kittybrewster to Huntly in 1854. In the 1880s the railways were refurbished to give express services to the suburban parts in Aberdeen. There were junctions with the Highland Railway established to help connect Aberdeenshire, Banffshire and Moray counties. The railway started to deliver goods from the North Sean and from the whisky distilleries in Speyside. With the implementation of bus services and the purchase of the British Railway the Great North of Scotland Railway was discontinued.

Name Meaning

Scottish (Lanarkshire) and English: originally an occupational name for an administrative official of an estate, from Middle English stiward, Old English stigweard, stīweard, a compound of stig ‘house(hold)’ + weard ‘guardian’. In the Anglo-Saxon period this title was used of an officer controlling the domestic affairs of a household, especially of the royal household; after the Norman Conquest it was also used more widely as the native equivalent of Seneschal, for the steward of a manor or manager of an estate. In Scotland the term was also used of a magistrate originally appointed by the king to administer crown lands, forming a stewartry.

History: Stuart or Stewart is the surname of one of the great families of Scotland, the royal family of Scotland from the 14th century, and of England from 1603, when James VI of Scotland acceded to the English throne as James I. There were many minor branches of the family left in Britain after the flight of James II in 1688, but not every bearer of the surname can claim relationship with the royal house, even in Scotland. Every great house in medieval England and Scotland had its steward, and in many cases the office gave rise to a hereditary surname. The fall of the house of Stuart in Britain, conversely, led to the establishment of several highly placed branches bearing this surname in continental Europe, which are in most cases related to the old Scottish royal family.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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