Thursday, December 25, 2014

Dawn Research on William Stewart and Elizabeth Erskine and Margaret Livingstone Family

                                                      A CHRONOLOGICAL HISTORY
                                     OF THE WILLIAM STEWART/ELIZABETH ERSKINE
                                               and MARGARET LIVINGSTONE FAMILY

                                                      Compiled by Dawn Gardiner James


In 1982 my genealogy teacher, Gloria Zerr, assigned class members to begin a chronological history of one of our ancestors.  Because we had so little information of the Stewart family, I chose my great-grandmother, Elizabeth S. Stewart, [Betty on the 1851 Census], mother of Margaret Stewart Gardiner.  In his "Gardiner Family History," Uncle Clarence spoke truly when he said, " Little is known of the ancestry of Margaret Stewart, wife of Robert Gardiner." 

I began with the sparse family group sheet, plus two census reports, and a few birth and marriage records my mother had received from a paid researcher.  As I compared the information on the Robert and Elizabeth [Betty] Stewart family group sheet with the census records, I noticed the birth year on the group sheet for Betty's daughter, Elizabeth [Eliza], was 1842, but the 1851 census said she was 11 years old indicating an 1840 birth year.  Thinking the 1841 census would supply the answer, I made a list of parishes where I thought the Stewarts might be in 1841, including St. Martins, Eliza's birthplace.  With determination to follow my carefully thought out plan (Gloria Zerr had instructed us to not be distracted and get off course) I began my search.

As I went to get the first film on my list, that still, small voice said, "Take 101,904," a number not on my list.  Determined to follow my plan, I took my listed film and spent a lot of time searching in vain for the Stewarts.  As I returned the film to the drawer, the voice again said, "Take 101,904."  I obeyed, and as I neared the end of the film, was beginning to doubt the inspiration, then Cargill Parish appeared.  My interest increased, and I soon found at Burnside, Cargill, Robert and Elizabeth Stewart with their two sons, John and William, but no daughter, Elizabeth.

My  first thought was that Betty did not remember her children's ages, but she was so consistent, showing an exact ten year increase in each succeeding census, I had to reconsider.  Thinking that a 1 year old might have been left with relatives when the family moved about in their farm labors, I looked for Grandfather William Stewart, shoemaker, but he was no longer in Logierait Parish.   After checking a few other parishes in the 1841 census I gave up.  Later I learned that William's  daughter, Jean Stewart Crichton, had married at Scone Parish in 1836, and came back to Scone from Kinclaven for the birth of her first child, evidence that she had family in Scone.  The 1841 Census of New Mill, Scone shows a 1 year old Elizabeth Stewart, with 60 year old William Stewart, shoemaker, and 20 year old Margaret Stewart, his daughter (adult ages are rounded down).
The 1866 death record of John, oldest son of Robert and Betty S. Stewart, identified Jean Stewart Crichton's family.  The informant of John's death was "James Crichton, cousin," with a Glasgow address.  The 1871 census at that address showed, not James, who was visiting his family in Kinclaven, but his sister, Margaret, born at Scone, and his brothers, William and John, born at Kinclaven.  Their mother's death record says she is the daughter of William Stewart, shoemaker, but her mother's name was unknown.

Fortunately, Logierait Parish records often include place names which help us identify the family. The marriage record of "Robert Stewart in Edradynate and Elizabeth Stewart in Clochfoldich, both in this parish," direct us to the Robert born in Edradynate, the son of Robert Stewart and Amelia Robertson.  William Stewart, shoemaker, married in Clochfoldich in 1808.  The paid researcher who sent the marriage information to my mother had failed to recognize these perfect clues, being intent on looking for a William Stewart married to an Amelia Robertson, an error in the "Gardiner Family History."  Another bit of confusion had been added by the information on the death record of Elizabeth [Betty] Stewart.  The informant, her husband, Robert Stewart, did not know Betty's mother's name, and reported it as ______ Stewart MS [maiden surname] Robertson.

We are indebted to Clarence, Eva, and Beatrice for sharing their memories of the important names of

Grandmother Amelia Robertson; Grandfather William Stewart, shoemaker; and the Crighton cousins.  Margaret S. Gardiner supplied additional information in her temple work which identifies her grandparents.  She was baptized for her grandmother, Amelia Robertson, her other grandmother, Mrs. William Stewart, who died "about 1814," and her step-grandmother, Mrs. William Stewart.  So the William Stewart, shoemaker, in Clochfoldich, who married Elizabeth Erskine in 1808, and married Margaret Livingstone in Clochfoldich, in 1814, fits perfectly the clues Margaret left us to identify her family.  William Stewart, shoemaker, and Margaret Livingstone were living at Little Clochfoldich when their 3 children were born (1814-1822).  John Stewart, son of William's daughter Elizabeth [Betty] S. Stewart, was born at Little Clochfoldich in Logierait Parish in 1834.  This is our family.

I have felt that departed relatives, especially the Stewarts, are interested and trying to help us find correct information.  Often when looking for others I have found one of the Stewarts.  Once at the BYU library, I had looked up everything on my list, and had a half hour left.  I "just happened to notice" a film of monument inscriptions from an old Dundee cemetery.  Thinking I might find some of the Gardiners, I began to search it.  I found the monument at #1312, the family plot of John Stewart, son of Robert and Amelia.  The clue to their identity was in the temple work  Margaret S. Gardiner, "niece-in-law," did for "Mrs. John Stewart," who "died at Dundee about 1850."  The monument named John's wife, Helen Scott, who died 17 Nov 1847; their 9 month old daughter, Agnes, who is not listed in the Dundee Birth Register; John's sister, Isabel Stewart Fairley and her infant son, James.  John's sister, Margaret Stewart Small, was buried at #1312, but not named on the monument (see Robert Stewart/Amelia Robertson History).

I am convinced that family history is important work, that the clues are there, and if we will put forth the effort with a humble attitude, we will receive help.  It can be discouraging and frustrating at times, then those bits of inspiration come and it becomes exciting and rewarding.  I have often been blind to the obvious, needing a little more inspiration, but how thankful I am for the guidance given. 

Words in brackets [ ] are my additions and not in the source cited.  FHL is Family History Library.  ED is Enumeration District; Sch is Schedule, showing households on the census record.
Spelling in old records has not been corrected.  Spelling of names varies: Crighton/Crichton; Jane/Jean; Maderty/Madderty.  "Lugierate, Pearthshire" on Betty Stewart's 1861 census report indicates pronunciation and explains Margaret S. Gardiner's spelling Logierait as Luggyrate. 


Abt 1780           William Stewart was born in Perthshire, Scotland (age 60 on 1841 census of New Mill, Scone, Perth; adult ages were rounded down, FHL101911).

13 Feb 1808      Will'm Stewart, Logierait, and Isabel Erskine in this parish gave up their names to be proclaimed, in order to marriage.  (Dull Parish Register, FHL102713).

13 Feb 1808      William Stewart, shoemaker, in Little Clochfoldich, and Elizabeth Erskine in Derculich, Dull Parish gave up their names for proclamation of Banns in order to
28 Feb 1808     marriage.  Granted marriage lines the 28th current (Logierait Parish Register,                                  FHL102757).

(My mother's paid researcher tried to fit Elizabeth [Betty] Stewart into the Robert Stewart/Amelia Robertson family as their daughter, Isabel saying that the two name were sometimes used interchangeably. I found that hard to believe, until I found Isabel/Elizabeth Erskine.)

    1808              Jean Stewart was born, daughter of William Stewart [and Elizabeth Erskine] at [Clochfoldich], Logierait Parish (1851 census; and death record.  Margaret S. Gardiner said Jean was born about 1809; Salt Lake Temple record, FHL183462, p458, #15133).

3 Jan 1811         Elizabeth [Betty] Stewart was born at [Clochfoldich], Logierait Parish, daughter of William Stewart, shoemaker, [and Elizabeth Erskine] (1851 census of Kirkton, Kinclaven, Perth, and family record.  Margaret S. Gardiner said Elizabeth was born "abt 1812,"  Salt Lake Temple record, p177, #6247, FHL184090).

     1813             Mary Stewart was born "abt 1814."  (Margaret S. Gardiner, Salt Lake Temple record, p458, #15134, FHL183462).

Margaret S. Gardiner [at age 66] did the temple work for her aunts, Jane and Mary. She was proxy for their baptisms 15 Jun 1915 (p458, #15133, FHL183462 Jane; and #15534, Mary), for Jane's endowment 12 Nov 1915 (FHL184114, #20155) and for Mary's endowment 19 Nov 1815 (FHL184114, p735, #20854).

     1813             "Mrs. William Stewart", grandmother of Margaret S. Gardiner, died "abt 1814" (Margaret S. Gardiner, Salt Lake Temple Record, FHL183416, p265, #9515).

(The following marriage entry convinced me that the "Abt" dates given by Margaret needed to be rolled back one year.  William's first wife, Elizabeth Erskine, obviously died before 1814.  Mary was born the same year her mother died and Jean and Betty gave their own census ages that indicate 1808 and 1811 birth years.)

   Dec 1813        William Stewart, shoemaker, Clochfoldich, and Margaret Livingstone, Stanley, Redgorton Parish, gave up their names for proclamation of marriage.
 2 Jan 1814        Granted marriage lines 2 January 1814 (Logierait Parish Register, FHL102757).

23 Dec 1814      Janet, Lawful Daughter to William Stewart, shoemaker, & Margaret Livingstone in Little Clochfoldich, was born Dec'r 23rd & bap 26th 1814 (Logierait Parish Register, p105, FHL102756).

 8 Feb 1819       Margaret, Lawful Daughter to William Stewart, shoemaker, & Margaret Livingstone in Little Clochfoldich, was born February 8th & baptized 9th 1819 (Logierait Parish Register, p153, FHL102756).

 1 Feb 1822       John, Lawful Son to William Stewart, Shoemaker, & Margaret Livingstone in Little Clochfoldich, was born February 1st and baptized 6th 1822 (Logierait Parish Register, p181, FHL102757).

11 Jan 1834       Elizabeth Stewart, daughter of William Stewart, shoemaker, and Elizabeth Erskine, married Robert Stewart, son of Robert and Amelia R. Stewart. (see page 8).

11 Nov 1836     Jean Stewart, daughter of William Stewart, shoemaker, married James Crichton in Scone Parish (see page 5).

 7 Jun 1841       Census of New Mill, Scone, Perth (FHL101911, adult ages are rounded down).
                          William Stewart            60        Shoemaker                                           born in county                     Margaret Stewart        20                                              born in county
                          Elizabeth Stewart         1                                                                     born in county

  Abt 1851         William Stewart, shoemaker, died at Kinclaven (Margaret S. Gardiner).

                                          JAMES CRICHTON/JEAN STEWART FAMILY
11 Nov 1836
 Eodem Die       James Crighton and Jean Stewart, both in this parish, having been regularly and publickly proclaimed were married this day (Scone Parish Register, FHL102805).

 4 Jan 1839        James Crichton, Forester, Innernytie, Parish of Kinclaven, but late of this parish, and Jean Stewart, his wife, had a daughter born 4 Jan 1839 and baptized 13 Jan named Margaret (Scone Parish Register, FHL102805).

 2 Nov 1840      James, son to James Crichton & Jean Stewart, his spouse, Lochside, was born on the second & baptized on the fourteenth day of November Eighteen hundred & forty  (Kinclaven Parish Register, FHL102742).

 7 Jun 1841       Census of Inernytie Cottage, Kinclaven Perth (ED2, p10, FHL101907)
                          James Crichton             45        Wood Forester                                    born in county
                          Jean Crichton               30                                                                    born in county
                          Margaret Crichton        2                                                                     born in county
                          James Crichton             7 mos.                   born in county

28 Dec 1842      Jane, daughter to James Crichton & Jean Stewart, Lochside, was born on the twenty eighth day of Dec'r eighteen hundred & forty two & baptized the twelfth of January following (Kinclaven Parish Register, FHL102742).

31 Mar 1845     Elizabeth, daughter to James Crichton & Jean Stewart, Lochside, was born on the thirty first of March & baptised on the fourth day of April, Eighteen hundred & forty five (Kinclaven Parish Register, FHL102742).

27 May 1847    William, son to James Crichton & Jean stewart, his spouse, Lochside, was born on the twenty seventh day of May & baptized the ninth day of June Eighteen hundred and forty seven (Kinclaven Parish Register, FHL102742).

24 Jan 1850       Christina, daughter to James Crichton & Jean Stewart, his spouse, Lochside, was born on the twenty fourth day of January and baptized on the nineteenth day of February Eighteen hundred and fifty (Kinclaven Parish Register, FHL102742).

30 Mar 1851     Census of Lochside, Kinclaven, Perth (FHL103743)
                          James Crichton             Head    Mar  58     Wood Forester                  Perth, Dunbarney
                          Jean Crichton               Wife     Mar  43     Wood Forester's Wife       Perth, Logierait                    Margaret Crichton      Dau                 12            Wood Forester's Dau'r               Perth, Scone
                          James Crichton             Son                10     Wood Forester's Son        Perth, Kinclaven
                          Jean Crichton               Dau               8      Wood Forester's Dau'r      Perth, Kinclaven                  Elizabeth Crichton      Dau                 6            Wood Forester's Dau'r               Perth, Kinclaven
                          William Crichton          Son                3      Wood Forester's Son        Perth, Kinclaven
                          Christina Crichton        Dau               1      Wood Forester's Dau'r      Perth, Kinclaven

 9 Jul 1852        John, son to James Crichton & Jean Stewart, his spouse, Lochside, was born on the ninth day of July and baptized on the twenty ninth day of the same month Eighteen hundred & fifty two (Kinclaven Parish Register, FHL102742).

 3 Apr 1861      Census of Lochside, Kinclaven, Perth (FHL103893)

                          James Crichton             Head    Mar  68     Wood Forester                  Perth, Dunbarney
                          Jean Crichton               Wife     Mar  53     Forester's Wife                 Perth, Logierait
                          Elizabeth Crichton       Dau      Unm 16     Forester's Dau'r                Perth, Kinclaven
                          William Crichton          Son                13     Scholar                              Perth, Kinclaven
                          John Crichton               Son                8      Scholar                              Perth, Kinclaven

(The Crichtons are the only family listed at Lochside.  It probably one of the estates where Margaret visited her cousins, as mentioned by Beatrice Gardiner Low.)

 3 Apr 1871      Census of Lochside, Kinclaven, Perth (ED2, p5, FHL104075)
                          James Crighton             Head    Mar  78     Forester                            Perth, Dunbarney   
                          Jane       "                      Wife     Mar  63                                               Perth, Logierait
                          Elizabeth  "                   Daur    Unm 26                                               Perth, Kinclaven
                          James      "  Son, Visitor           Unm 30     Wholesale Tea Merchant    "       "
                          Elsie MacIntosh           Serv.    Unm 13     General Servant                  "   Auchterhouse    
  3 Apr 1871     Census of 382 St Vincent Street, Anderston, Glasgow, Ed 12, (FHL104029)
                          William Crichton          Head    Unm 23     Tea Dealer,                       Perth, Kinclaven                                                                              Employing 1 man                      
                          Margaret Crichton        Sis        Unm 32                                               Perth, Scone
                          John Crichton               Bro      Unm 18     Hat Salesman                    Perth, Kinclaven     

(The address above was that of James Crichton in 1866 when he was the informant of the death of his cousin, John Stewart, who died at Glasgow.)
15 Jan 1873       At Kings Muir Cottage, Kinclaven, Perth.  After banns according to the Church of Scotland, Robert Carmichael, farmer, bachelor, 39, Drumphuim, Fowlis Wester, Son of Robert Carmichael, farmer, and Margaret Stirling (dec),  Married Elizabeth Crichton, spinster, 27, Lochside, Kinclaven, Daughter of James Crichton, forester, and Jean Stewart.  Witnesses: William Carmichael, Margaret Crichton (#365, Kinclaven, FHL300265).

 4 Apr 1881      Census of Lochside, Kinclaven (FHL203507)
                          James Crichton             Head    Mar  89     Forester                            Perth, Dunbarney
                          Jean Crichton               Wife     Mar  74                                               Perth, Logierait
                          Jane Crichton               Dau      Unm 38                                               Perth, Kinclaven

 4 Apr 1881      Census of St Johns Road, Govan, Lanark, (644-14, ED40, p19, FHL0203682)

                          James Crichton             Head    Mar  40     Wholesale Tea Dealer       Perth, Kinclaven
                          Eliza Milne                   Wife     Mar  27                                               Lanark, Govan        
                          James    Crichton          Son                5                                                Renfrew, Eastwood
                          Marguerita M    "         Dau               3                                                RFW, Pollockshire
                          Jeanette Stuart "           Dau               2                                                RFW, Pollockshire
                          Mabel Elizabeth "        Dau      Under 3 mos                                      RFW, Pollockshire 

 4 Apr 1881      Census of 125 St Georges, Barony, Lanark (644-9, ED56, p2, FHL0203662)

                          Margaret Crichton        Head    Unm 41     Formerly Housekeeper     Perth, Scone                                    William Crichton         Bro      Unm            33          Tea Merchant               Perth, Kinclaven

 1 Dec 1890       James Crichton, Forester, died, age 98 years, at Cowdens Cottage, Maderty, Perth.  Married to Jane Stewart.  Son of James Crichton,* profession unknown (dec) and Christen Crichton MS Peddie (dec).  Informant: Robert Carmichael, son-in-law, Drumphin (#378/Maderty, Perth, Research by James Thompson, Edinburgh).

*His father is probably William Crichton. "1792, William Crighton in Horsemiln had a son baptized 2 Apr named James."  (Dunbarney Parish Register, FHL1040065, item 1).

 3 Apr 1891      Census of Cowden's Cottage, Madderty Perth (ED3, p1, FHL208738)

                          Jane Crichton   Head of Family    Widow       86                                   Perth, Logierait
                          Margaret Crichton  Daughter        unmarried   52 Mother's help           Perth, Scone
                          Jane Crichton          Daughter        unmarried   48 Mother's help           Perth, Kinclaven
                          William Crichton    Son                unmarried  44 Retired Tea Merchant  "    Kinclaven     

23 Nov 1891     Jane Stewart or Crichton, widow of James Crichton, died 23 Nov 1891 at 6 p.m. at Cowden's Cottage, Maderty, Perth.  Age 86 years.  Father: William Stewart, Shoemaker, (dec).  Mother's name unknown (dec). Cause of death: Old age, Bronchitis, 4 days as certified by James Gairdner, M.D., Crieff.  Informant: Robert Carmichael, son-in-law (#8, Madderty, Perth, FHL265356)


11 Jan 1834       Robert Stewart in Edradynate and Elizabeth Stewart in Clochfoldich, both in this Parish, gave up their names for proclamation of the Banns of Marriage (Logierait Parish Register, FHL102757, near end of film, after baptism records). 

27 Aug 1834     John, lawful son to Robert Stewart and Elizabeth Stewart in Little Clochfoldich, was born 27 of August, bap'd Sept'r 3, 1834 (Logierait Parish Register, FHL102757).

3 Sep 1836        William Stewart was born at Logierait Parish (place from 1851 census, date from the following Perth christening record).

16 Oct 1836      Stormont Street East Church, Parish Perth, the Third of September, One thousand eight hundred and Thirty six, was Born William Stewart, lawful son to Robert Stewart, Labourer in the said Parish, and Elizabeth Stewart, his spouse and Baptized the Sixteenth day of October said year by the Reverend John Ferguson, Min'r of St Stephens Church, Parish of Perth (P. Parish Register, p537, FHL1040162, item 2).

12 Feb 1840      Elizabeth [Eliza] Stewart, daughter of Robert Stewart, and Elizabeth [Betty] Stewart, was born at St. Martins, Perth (Place from census; year calculated from census ages, day and month from family records).

7 Jun 1841        Census: Burnside, Cargill, Perth (ED1, p9, FHL101904, Adult ages rounded down).
                          Robert Stewart 30                         Ag labourer                           born in county
                          Elizabeth Stewart   25                                                                born in county
                          John Stewart           6                                                                 born in county
                          William Stewart      4                                                                born in county

 7 Jun 1841       Census of New Mill, Scone, Perth (FHL101911, adult ages are rounded down).
                          William Stewart      60                  Shoemaker                            born in county                   Margaret Stewart        20                                            born in county
                          Elizabeth Stewart   1                                                                 born in county

12 Aug 1842     Amelia Stewart, daughter of Robert and Elizabeth Stewart, was born at New Mill, Scone, Perth (Birth year from her mother's census reports, 1844 on Utah Death Record, #9905, p248, FHL026553; and emigration age 24, Jul 1869: European Emigration card Index, FHL298438 and Passenger Lists FHL025692).

Betty S. Stewart is the most reliable source for the ages of her children.  She said Elizabeth was 11 in 1851, 21 in 1861. She gave Amelia's census ages as 8 and 18 on those same years (Amelia  would be 9 and 19 on her August birthdays).  Elizabeth was born in 1840, Amelia in 1842.  Jean's age was correct on census records.
5 Feb 1846        Jane, daughter of Robert and Elizabeth Stewart, in Hatton, Cargill, was born 25 Feb 1846 and Bap 19 Apr (Cargill Parish Register, FHL1040074, or 102700).

27 Jul 1849       Margaret, daughter to Robert Stewart and Elizabeth Stewart, his spouse, Kirkton of Kinclaven, was born on the twenty seventh day of July and baptized the ...of Aug Eighteen hundred & forty nine (Kinclaven Parish Register, FHL102742).

30 Mar 1851     Census, Kirkton, Kinclaven, Perth (ED 1, p3, Sch 8, FHL103743)

                          Robert Stewart         Head  Mar   44    Farm Servant                  Perthshire, Logierait
                          Betty Stewart           Wife  Mar   40    Farm Servant's Wife       Perthshire, Logierait
                          Elizabeth Stewart     Dau              11    Scholar                            Perthshire, St Martins                             Amelia Stewart           Dau                 8           Scholar                                          Perthshire, Scone
                          Jean Stewart             Dau              5     Farm Servants Dau'r       Perthshire, Cargill
                          Margaret Stewart      Dau              1     Farm Servants Dau'r       Perthshire, Kinclaven     

1851/1857         Between 1851 and 1857 Robert and Betty Stewart moved their family to Dundee.

19 Nov 1857     Robert Stewart was born 19 Nov 1857, at 2:00 p.m., son of Robert Stewart, labourer, and Elizabeth [Betty] Stewart, at Princes Street, Dundee. Home at 11 Crescent Street.  Informant: Robert Stewart, father, not present. (#1592 1st Dist, Dundee, FHL280428).

                          (Robert Stewart's brother, John, lived on Princes Street).

 8 Apr 1861      Census, 11 Crescent Street, 1st Dist, Dundee (ED27, p29, FHL103789

                          Elizabeth Stewart     Head  Marr  50                                     Perthshire, Logierait
                          William Stewart        Son    Unm  24    Sawmiller                 Perthshire, Logierait                                       Elizabeth Stewart        Dau     Unm            21          Jute Weaver                        Perthshire, St Martins
                          Amelia Stewart         Dau   Unm  18    Jute Weaver             Perthshire, Scone
                          Jean Stewart             Dau            15                                     Perthshire, Cargill
                          Margaret Stewart      Dau              11    Scholar                     Perthshire, Kinclaven                         Robert Stewart            Son                  3                                                            Forfarshire, Dundee

30 Sep 1861      Elizabeth Stewart, age 48*, wife of Robert Stewart, sawmill labourer, died  September thirtieth, at 11 Crescent Street, Dundee, at 4:05 p.m.  Wife of Robert Stewart, sawmill labourer.  Daughter of William Stewart, shoemaker, (dec) and _____ Stewart MS Robertson* (dec).  Informant: Robert Stewart, widower, not present.  Cause of death: Laryngitis 7 days (#905, 1st Dist, Dundee, FHL224409).
(*See age given by Betty on 1861 census above.  Robert obviously did not know Betty's mother's name.  His guess strengthened the false belief that Amelia Robertson was her mother.)

3 Mar 1863       Elizabeth [Eliza] Stewart was baptized, Dundee Branch, LDS Church (Margaret S. Gardiner, sister, Salt Lake Temple Record, FHL184101).

13 Apr 1863     Jane Stewart, daughter of Robert and Betty, was baptized, Dundee Branch, LDS Church (Date from Janet S. U. Griggs, a friend, proxy for endowment, Salt Lake Temple Record, p447, FHL184085.  Margaret S. Gardiner, her sister, also acted later as proxy for Jane, but she did not give a baptism date, just "In Church."

(Janet Griggs must have been very close to Jean Stewart.  She remembered Jean's baptism and confirmation dates, the birth date she had been told, and the correct date of Jean's death.  The two may have been baptized on the same date)

25 Jan 1865       Margaret Stewart (later Gardiner), daughter of Robert and Betty, was baptized, Dundee Branch, LDS Church (TIB, Book G, p105, #3152).

                          1866 brought five deaths to the Stewart family:

1 Feb 1866        John Stewart, [Margaret S. Gardiner's paternal uncle], age 57, died at 2:00 p.m. at the Poorhouse at Dundee.  Baker, Pauper, Married to Ann Wilson [formerly to Helen Scott].  Son of Robert Stewart, farmer, (dec) and Amelia Robertson (dec).  Cause of death: Bronchitis. Informant: W. Dempster, assistant in poorhouse (#118, 1st Dist, Dundee, FHL350894; See Robert Stewart/Amelia Robertson History).

 6 Jun 1866       Jean Stewart, age 20 years, died at 12:30 a.m. at 11 Crescent Street, Dundee.  Power loom weaver, single, daughter of Robert Stewart, farm labourer, and Elizabeth [Betty] Stewart (dec).  Cause of death: Phthisis pulmonalis about 8 months.  Informant: Robert Stewart, father, present  (#597, 1st Dist, Dundee, FHL350894).

 9 Dec 1866       John Stewart, tailor, journeyman, single, died at 5:30 a.m. at the Royal Infirmary, Glasgow.  Usual residence: 53 Cowcaddens Street.  Age 32 years.  Son of Robert Stewart, farm servant, and Elizabeth Stewart (dec).  Cause of death: Phthisis,
4 years.  Informant: James Crichton, cousin, 382 St. Vincent Street  (#2075,
                                                                                                High Church, Glasgow, FHL350918).           

30 Dec 1866      Mary Fairley Laing, daughter of Isabel Stewart Fairley, and cousin to Margaret S. Gardiner, died at Dundee (See Robert Stewart/Amelia Robertson History).

 8 Mar 1867      Amelia Stewart, daughter of Robert and Elizabeth, was baptized, Dundee Branch, LDS Church, (Living Endowment Record, Book G, p235, FHL183406).

27 Dec 1867      Eliza Stewart married William Rae (see page 14).

20 Jun 1868      Margaret Stewart married Robert Gardiner at Liverpool Harbor (See "A Chronological History of the James Gardiner/Mary Butchart Family" p22).

Aft Jun 1868     A Robert Stewart age 10 appears on the list of members of the Dundee Branch on a Bef Oct 1869        page with comments about their intentions to "Gather." (FHL104150)
                          (After sister, Margaret left, before nephew, George Cochrane Rae, was born.)

28 Jul 1869       Amelia Stewart, age 24, sailed on the Ship "Colorado."  (European Emigration Card Index, 1849 - 1925, FHL298438; Passenger Lists, p61, FHL025692).

At the beginning of the Passenger Lists book is a page which shows:
"The Rates for Passage & extra luggage."   Among other sites of departure are
the following:  "New York to Omaha, $14.00, to terminus, $35.00."  "Extra luggage, New York to terminus, $8.00."

"Rate of fare and extra luggage from terminus to S. Lake, for adults, $14.00,
for freight, $8.00.  They furnish themselves.  For adults, $29.00, for freight, $8.00.
                          They to be furnished with provisions & cooking utensils."               

After Amelia's name in the column, "Advanced to P.E.F. Emigrants" was listed: 5 pounds, 9 shillings 7 pence."

30 Jan 1871       Amelia Stewart was endowed at the Endowment House in Salt Lake City.  She gave the following information:  Amelia Stewart, born 12 Aug 1844, Newmill, Perth, Scotland.  Baptized 8 Mar 1867. Parents: Robert Stewart and Elizabeth Stewart (Endowment Record for Living, Book G, p235, FHL183406).

3 Apr 1871       Census at 47 Union Street, Dundee (FHL103943)

William Rae         Head          Mar   31   Railway Engine Driver         [Perth], CulrossElizabeth Rae         Wife    Mar     31                                                Perthshire  George Rae                               Son             1                        Forfar, Dundee
                          Robert Stewart  Fa-in-law  Wid   64   Labourer                              Perthshire, Logie
                          Robert Stewart  Bro-in-law          13   Millworker                          Forfar, Dundee     

 6 Dec 1874       A Robert Stewart, deacon, appears in minutes of a council meeting of the Dundee Branch as a Deacon (our Robert would be 17 years old).  The Reports in the meeting were positive and it was decided to have a Soiree on New Years Night. "President Matheson moved that David Brown, John Birrill, Thomas Leslie be appointed a committee for the Soirree.  Seconded by Robert Stewart, carried unanimous."

 6 Mar 1876      Robert Stewart [father of Margaret S. Gardiner], pauper, formerly labourer, widower of Elizabeth Stewart, died at 3:00 a.m., at the Poorhouse, Dundee, age 67 years.  Son of Robert Stewart, Tanner* (dec), and Emily Robertson, (dec).  Informant: W. Dempster, Inmate, present (#175, 4th Dist, Dundee. Have copy.)

*(With a line through the T on Tanner it would say Farmer.  Mr Dempster, who signed the death certificate, probably gave the information to the registrar. Mr.  Dempster's r m would look like nn.  In his signature, the first hump of the m is not connected to the last two humps.  Emily was a common nickname for Amelia.  Margaret S. Gardiner said her father died "Abt 1877.") 

   Dec 1876        William Stewart, died on this date according to information given on the record of his temple work done by William F. Gardiner, son of Margaret S. Gardiner. The last record we have of William Stewart is on the 1861 census of Dundee, where he is  single, age 24, a sawmiller, at home with his mother and siblings.

 1 Apr 1878      At St Pauls Church, Dundee.  After Banns according to the forms of the Scottish Episcopal Church, Robert Stewart, Valet, Bachelor, 20, 186 Blackness Road, Son of Robert Stewart, Wood Carter (deceased), and Margaret Stewart MS Stewart, married Jane Scott, Power Loom Weaver, Spinster, 20, 186 Blackness Road.  Daughter of Charles Scott, Cloth Inspector, and Margaret Scott MS Rattray.  Witnesses: E. Skinner, Euphemia Sutherland (#73, 3rd Dist, Dundee).

Jane Scott was born 20 May 1857 at 12:15 p.m. at No. 5 Hawkhill, Dundee, Daughter of Charles Scott, lapper, and Margaret Scott MS Rattray, Informant: Charles Scott, father, not present (#655 , 2nd Dist, Dundee, FHL280429).

I sent for the above certificate, sure that the groom was my grandmother's brother, Robert Stewart. Then I saw the mother's name and decided it could not be.  But after seeing some of the errors on death certificates where sons gave the wrong name for a mother they had known all their lives, I realized that Robert, who was three when his mother died, may not have known her first name.  The above Jane Scott Stewart has the same birth date as the the Jean Scott Stewart who was baptized in the Dundee Branch just two weeks after the baptism of Robert Stewart, son of Robert and Betty.  He is the only Robert Stewart born in Dundee 1857 whose father was Robert Stewart and mother's maiden name was Stewart.  Robert's father may have carted wood at one time.  His occupation apparently varied when he was not employed in farm work.  This Robert may be the son of Robert and Elizabeth.    

 25 Jul 1879      Robert Stewart, born 17 Nov 1857, Dundee, was baptized at Dundee Branch, LDS Church, by A. Watson, confirmed 6 Jul 1879 by Elder A. Watson (Dundee Branch Record, FHL104150.  This would be a re-baptism if he is the Robert Stewart, deacon, in the earlier council minutes.) 

 7 Sep 1879       Robert Stewart was ordained a deacon by Andrew Watson (FHL104150).

22 Sep 1879      Jean Scott Stewart, born 20 May 1857, Dundee, was baptized, Dundee Branch, LDS Church, by Elder A. Watson, confirmed the same day by Elder A. Laird (FHL104150).

12 Nov 1879     Robert Stewart was ordained a teacher, at Dundee, by Elder D. Matheson.

 7 Nov 1880      In minutes of a Council Meeting, Nov 7, 1880, Teacher, Robert Stewart is present. 
 5 Dec 1880       In the meeting of Dec 5th, 1880 "Bro Robt Stewart felt to corrobate (sic) Bro R Matheson statement."  After a discussion about one John Leslie, a motion was made to cut him off from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for" aposticy."  Seconded by Robt Stewart (FHL104150). 

28 Dec 1880      Amelia Stewart, born 12 Aug 1844 [1842], Perthshire, Scotland, died 28 Dec 1880 at Salt Lake City.  Daughter of Robert Stewart and ______ Stewart.  Cause of Death: Pneumonia (FHL026553, p248, #9905).  Amelia lived in the 20th Ward, Salt Lake City.  Clarence said she lived with a Clark family.  If a family member had reported the death, the given name of her mother would not have been left blank.  Amelia was buried in the Robert and Margaret S. Gardiner family plot in the Salt Lake City Cemetery, Plot H Block 5, Lot 4, No 1/2.

 4 Apr 1881      Census of Annfield House, Dundee, Scotland, E.D. 26, (FHL103480)

                          Robert Stewart    Head          Md    23   Calender Worker     Forfar, Dundee
                          Jane Stewart        Wife           Md    23   Jute Weaver             Forfar, Dundee

On one page of the Dundee Branch record Robert's name is crossed out and in the "Remarks" column it says "Emigrated."  Jean Scott Stewart's name is not crossed out and there is nothing in the "Remarks" column after her name.  If Robert came to Utah it is strange that it was not noted in Clarence's "Gardiner Family History." Some have interpreted the "Robert Stewart, youngest brother of William" to be Margaret's brother.  If so, that was a strange way to identify him.

1 Nov 1894       Janet S. U. Griggs, a friend of Jane Stewart (sister of Margaret S. Gardiner), acting as proxy for her, was endowed at the Salt Lake Temple.  Janet gave the following information: Jane Stewart was born 25 Feb 1847 [1846], at Hatton, Perth, Scotland.  Died 6 Jun 1866, Baptized 13 Apr 1863, Confirmed 13 Apr 1863 (p447, FHL184085).

29 Jun 1898      Margaret S. Gardiner acted as proxy for endowment of her sister Jane, born Feb 1847, died Jun 1866, Baptized: "In Church." (#6396, p181, FHL184090)

(Because both Janet Griggs and Margaret S. Gardiner gave the wrong birth date for Jane, her temple work was done the third time when the Cargill Parish records were extracted.)

                                          WILLIAM RAE/ELIZABETH STEWART FAMILY

13 Dec 1839      Alexander Rae and his wife, Jean Cumming, had a son born the 13th of Dec 1839, baptized and named William Wright (Culross Parish Register, FHL102706).

27 Dec 1867      After banns according to the form of the Latter Day Saints,
William Rae, age 26, bachelor, engine driver, son of Alexander Rae, oat miller, (dec), and Jane Common [Cumming], residence, Union Street, married
Eliza Stewart, age 26, spinster, power loom weaver, daughter of Robert Stewart, farm servant, and Elizabeth Stewart (dec). Usual residence: Crescent Street.  Married at 1 Union Street, Maxwelltown, Dundee.  Witnesses: Amelia Stewart, George Cockerell.  Minister: A. N. MacFarlane (#522, pg 261, FHL348998).

            1868      Members of LDS Dundee Branch, showing intentions to "gather" and Means:
William Rae                  29        Engine Driver           Scotland             12          2
                          Elizabeth Rae               28                                          Scotland
                          Jane [Cumming] Rae    64        Widow                      Scotland                   11
                          Elspeth Rae                  40                                          Scotland
                          William Fraser              12                                          Scotland             2     3    7
                          Jane Fraser                   12                                          Scotland

(William and Jane Fraser are children of Elspeth Rae.)

 7 Oct 1869       George Cochrane Rae was born at 10:40 a.m., at Matthews Cottage, Union Street, Maxwelltown, Dundee. Son of William Rae, locomotive driver, and Elizabeth Rae MS Stewart, (#1160, 4th Dist, Dundee, FHL340318).

 3 Apr 1871      Census at 47 Union Street, Dundee (FHL103943)

William Rae                  Head    Mar  31     Railway Engine Driver     [Perth], CulrossElizabeth Rae         Wife    Mar     31                                                         PerthshireGeorge Rae           Son                            1                                              Forfar, Dundee
                          Robert Stewart, Fa-in-law        Wid   64     Labourer Perthshire, Logie
                          Robert Stewart, Bro-in-law               13     Millworker                       Forfar, Dundee

4 Sep 1872        Elizabeth Jane Rae was born at Dundee, daughter of William Rae and Elizabeth Rae MS Stewart (FHL

 4 Jun 1873       Ship "Nevada," left Liverpool. (Passenger List: Emigration, p267, FHL025692)

                          William Rae                  32        from Dundee
                          Elizabeth Rae               32                  "
                          George Rae                   3                   "
                          Elizabeth Rae               inf't               "

 4 Apr 1876      William Rae was born at American Fork, son of William and Elizabeth S. Rae.

 5 Sep 1877       Alexander Rae was born at American Fork, son of William and Elizabeth S. Rae.

16 Jun 1880      Edward Albert Rae was born at Salt Lake City, son of William and Elizabeth Rae.

12 May 1881    Elizabeth Stewart Rae, age 41, died at Salt Lake City.  "Born Feb 1842, Perth, Scotland, Wife of William Rae, Died 13 May 1881. Cause of death: Heart disease." (FHL026553) Daughter of Robert Stewart and Elizabeth [Betty] S. Stewart.  Buried Salt Lake City Cemetery: Plat K Block 6 Lot 10 So 1/2.