Murdo Stewart

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

The Life Summary 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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Family Time Line

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

  • Marriage
    13 September 1897Victoria Docks, Essex, England, United Kingdom
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    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 (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.

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    Sources (4)

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

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