Walter Stewart Lord of Brechin, Earl of Atholl, Earl of Caithness

about 1360–26 March 1437 (Age 77)
Kyle, Ayrshire, Scotland

The Life Summary of Walter

When Walter Stewart Lord of Brechin, Earl of Atholl, Earl of Caithness was born about 1360, in Kyle, Ayrshire, Scotland, his father, Robert II King of Scotland, was 44 and his mother, Euphemia de Ross, was 40. He died on 26 March 1437, in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 77, and was buried in Scotland.

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Walter Stewart Lord of Brechin, Earl of Atholl, Earl of Caithness
Margaret Barclay Lady of Brechin
Alan Alexander Stewart 4th Earl of Caithness
Sir David Stewart Master of Atholl
Margaret Stewart of Kincardine

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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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  • Legacy NFS Source: Walter Stewart Earl of Fife - birth: about 1338;
  • Legacy NFS Source: Walter Stewart Earl of Athol - death: 26 March 1436 / 26 March 1437; Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
  • The Scots peerage

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