This 200-year-old work about the venerable Scottish Stewart family is a genealogical treasure! It contains “A particular account of the origin and successive generations of the Stuarts of Darnley, Lennox, and Aubigny, and of the Stuarts of Castelmilk; with proofs and references; an appendix of relative papers; and a supplement, containing copies of various dispensations found in the Vatican at Rome, in the course of a search made by the author in the year 1789; particularly copies of two very interesting dispensations which had long been sought for in vain, relating to Robert the Stewart of Scotland (King Robert II), his much contested marriages with Elizabeth More and Euphemia Ross, to which is prefixed a genealogical table relative to the history.” Divided into seven parts, the work carries through twenty-two generations. Highlights include the seventh generation, which contains the genealogy of Robert the Stewart, afterwards King of Scotland, with a historical sketch of the situation of Scotland in his time. The ninth generation covers Sir John and Sir William Stewart, brothers who arrived in France in 1420 and lost their lives in the Siege of Orleans. A wealth of historical and genealogical information concerning marriages, children, heirs, deaths without issue, deaths in battles and more can be found within the pages of this rare and important volume.
(1798, 1999), 2012, 5½x8½, paper, 492 pp.