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  • ID: I58361
  • Name: William Stewart
  • Suffix: 10th of Grandtully
  • Prefix: Sir 1
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1567
  • Note: age 46 in 1613 according to portrait inscription
  • Death: 1646 1
  • Burial: Grandtully, chapel of Saint Mary
  • Occupation: Gentleman of the bed-chamber to James VI
  • Note: 2 1 3

    Designed Of Banchory until he succeeded his brother Thomas.
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    Sir William Stewart, 10th of Grantully, had a charter for the lands of Banchrie, in the barony of Tulliebody and Sheriffdom of Clackmannan, from his brother Sir Thomas Stewart on 22 October, 1595, in which he is styled as one of the gentlemen of the King's chamber and had a charter for the lands and barony of Grantully from this brother on 4 July, 1609. He m. to Agnes, eldest daughter of Sir John Moncrieff, of Kinimond, (c/m at Perth on 30 August, 1605,18) and d. in 1646. He was father of:
    1. Thomas Stewart, 11th of Grantully.
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    Sir William Stewart 11th Laird of Grandtully Castle held the offices of Gentleman of the Bedchamber to King James VI and Sheriff of Perth. According to tradition to he ?whipping boy? to the young King, whereby he would be punished for his royal master?s transgressions. Sir William held the latter office in 1626, and would appear not have followed the King southwards in 1603, which would suggest that de Colone painted this portrait in Scotland before coming to London after his continued education in the Netherlands. Sir William is known in family tradition as ?William the Ruthless?, and it is to his cupidity and lack of scruple that the Steuart-Fothringham family owed their prosperity. To his seat of Grandtully Castle ? until recently in the ownership of Henry Steuart-Fothringham- he added the nearby Murthly Castle by devious means. It is said that he threatened to reveal ? or, in family tradition, simply to pretend- that the owner Abercrombie of Murthly was sheltering Jesuits unless he agreed to sell Murthly Castle for an absurdly low price. Murthly Castle where this portrait hung until the nineteenth century is [2008] in the ownership of his descendant Thomas Steuart-Fothringham.
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  • Change Date: 2 APR 2013



    Father: William Stewart b: ABT 1515
    Mother: Elizabeth Stewart

    Marriage 1 Agnes Moncrief
    • Married: 30 AUG 1605
    • Note: Contract date 1
    Children
    1. Has Children Henry or Harry Stewart

    Sources:
    1. Text: The Red Book of Perthshire
      by Gordon A. MacGregor
      on http://www.perthshireheritage.co.uk/Aberuchill.html
    2. Title: Collins' Peerage of England
      Author: Brydges
      Date: 1812
    3. Text: Historical Portraits
      http://www.historicalportraits.com
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