Murdo Stewart

20 April 1863–31 May 1899 (Age 36)
Stornoway, Ross-shire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Murdo

When Murdo Stewart was born on 20 April 1863, in Stornoway, Ross-shire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Murdo Stewart, was 48 and his mother, Mary Finlayson, was 45. He married Betsey Slaughter on 13 September 1897, in Victoria Docks, Essex, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 31 May 1899, in Govan, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 36, and was buried in Govan, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom.

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Murdo Stewart
Betsey Slaughter
Marriage: 13 September 1897
Rosina Newey Stewart
Murdo Neil Stewart
Vivian Wilde
Lloyd Benjamin Wilde
James Davis Wilde
Louise Wilde
Agnes Wilde
Freda Wilde

Spouse and Children

13 September 1897
Victoria Docks, Essex, England, United Kingdom


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    Catherine Stewart


    Neil Stewart


    George Stewart


    Annie Stewart



+3 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1868 · The Representation of the people (Scotland) Act 1868

Age 5

The Representation of the People (Scotland) Act 1868 was passed by Parliament and allowed for the creation of seven additional Scottish seats in the House of Commons. Along with the seats, Two University constituencies were created. These each returned one member to Parliament.
1874 · Patronage abolished in the Church of Scotland.

Age 11

The Church Patronage Act 1874 was passed by Parliament and amended and altered the laws relating to the Appointment of Ministers to Parishes in Scotland. Paragraphs spelled out definitions to prevent the Act being subverted by processes used by Patrons and clarified that the Church of Scotland would decide on the qualifications required for Ministers.

Name Meaning

Scottish: 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 Old English times this title was used of an officer controlling the domestic affairs of a household, especially of the royal household; after the Conquest it was also used more widely as the native equivalent of Seneschal for the steward of a manor or manager of an estate.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Murdo Stewart in entry for Murdo Neil Stewart, "Idaho, Death Certificates, 1911-1937"
  • Murdo Stuart in household of Murdo Stuart, "Scotland Census, 1871"
  • Murdo Stewart, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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