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  • ID: I32368
  • Name: Alexander STEWART of Bonkyl 1 2
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1278 in of Bonkill, Berwickshire, Scotland
  • Title: Sir
  • Reference Number: 32368
  • Death: 1318



    Father: John STEWART Lord of Bonkyl b: ABT 1245 in Dundonald Castle, Argyllshire, Scotland
    Mother: Margaret de BONKYL b: ABT 1262 in of Bonkill, Berwickshire, Scotland

    Marriage 1 Unknown RANDOLPH b: ABT 1282 in of Nithsdale, Dumfriesshire, Scotland
      Children
      1. Has Children Isabel STEWART b: ABT 1302 in of Bonkill, Berwickshire, Scotland

      Sources:
      1. Title: Leo de van Pas--soc.genealogy.medieval, at groups - google.com
        Repository:
          Name: soc.genealogy.medieval, at groups - google.com

        Note:
        Leo de van Pas--soc.genealogy.medieval, at groups - google.com, Source Medium: Internet
        .
      2. Title: John P. Ravilious -soc.genealogy.medieval, at groups - google.com
        Repository:
          Name: soc.genealogy.medieval, at groups - google.com

        Note:
        John P. Ravilious -soc.genealogy.medieval, at groups - google.com, Source Medium: Internet
        .
        Page: 2/18/2007
        Text:

        1 Sir Alexander Stewart
        ----------------------------------------
        Birth: aft Sep 1283[1]
        Death: ca 1318[2]
        Occ: laird of Bonkil
        Father: Sir John Stewart (-1298)
        Mother: Margaret de Bonkil (-ca1304)

        of Bonkil, co. Berwicks. and Uldale, Cumberland

        heir of his mother, 'still a minor' in Sept. 1304 [SP I:221[1]]

        he evidently held Uldale, Cumbs., or was recognized as heir while
        Uldale was held by Sir David de Brechin, in the English camp.

        record of a petition, dated after 4 Mar 1315:
        C 47/22/10/15
        ' Petition of Anthony de Lucy for a release of the manor of Uldale,
        Cumberland, in the King's hand by the rebellion of Alexander
        [Steward] of Bonkill '[2]

        he d. ca. 1318, or shortly before: record of a petition dated 1318/9:
        SC 8/319/E406
        ' Petitioners: Christiana [de Boukile], widow of Alexander de
        Boukile.
        Addressees: King and council.
        Places mentioned: Northumberland; Uldale, [Cumberland].
        Other people mentioned: Alexander de Boukile, late husband of the
        petitioner; Alexander Stiward (Steward).
        Nature of request: Boukile requests the grant of the manor of
        Uldale which belonged to her late husband as all her lands and
        tenements, goods and chattels are destroyed by the Scottish
        enemy, which was taken into the king's hand after the death
        of Steward. If this cannot be granted, she requests the grant
        of two thirds of the manor.
        Endorsement: With regard to her dower, it is to be done. '
        [ "The petition is dated to 1318-1319 in accordance with the
        dating given on the dorse, a date which tallies with the dating
        given by Bain (Bain, vol. III, no.685). " National Archives[2]]

        Note: his wife was a sister (name unknown) of Thomas Randolph,
        the noted Earl of Moray. Their marriage was a paired
        brother-sister marriage (Sir Alexander's sister Isabel
        having married Thomas Randolph).

        This identification courtesy of Andrew B. W. MacEwen [

        Spouse: NN Randolph
        Father: Sir Thomas Randolph (->1289)
        Mother: Isabella de Kilconquhar

        Children: Sir John
        NN (?1315-)
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