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Andrew Stewart

Also Known As: "Lord Ochiltree", "2nd Lord Avondale"
Birthplace: Avondale, Ayrshire, Scotland
Death: 1548
Ochiltree Castle, Ochiltree, Ayrshire, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of Andrew Stewart, 1st Lord Avondale and Margaret Kennedy
Husband of Margaret Hamilton
Father of Andrew Stewart, 2nd Lord Ochiltree; Walter Stewart; Isabel Stewart; Henry Stewart; Margaret Stewart and 2 others
Brother of Henry Stewart, 1st Lord of Methven; Sir James Stewart, Kt.; Anne Stewart; William Stewart, 1st Laird of Dunduff; Agnes Stewart and 1 other
Half brother of Sir Alexander Vans

Occupation: 3rd Lord Avandale, 1st Lord Ochiltree, riddare, 3rd Lord Avondale, Lord Ochiltree, Riddare
Managed by: Gerald Allen Brasington
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About Andrew Stewart, 1st Lord Stewart of Ochiltree


Andrew Stewart: "third Lord Avandale, and first Lord Ochiltree, is the son of the last [Andrew Stewart, Lord Avondale]. He took the side, during the minority of King James V, of the Queen-mother, who married his brother, Henry, Lord Methven, and in 1525 he received a pardon for taking the field against the Regent, John, Duke of Albany. His affairs becoming involved, he exchanged his lands of Avandale with Sir James Hamilton of Pynnart for the lands and barony of Ochiltree, and this transfer was confirmed by a charter under the Great Seal on 2 September 1534. On 15 March 1542-43 an Act of Parliament ordained him 'to be callit, he and his successiouris in tyme to cum, LORD STEWART OF OYOHELTREE, and to haif vote and place in the parliament as utheris lordis of the realme aught and sould haif in ye samin, haifand all honouris and dignities efferand thereto.' He and his successors thenceforth bore the title of Lord Ochiltree, and he himself sometimes Lord Ochiltree and Failford. He died about1548, as next year his son appears as Lord Ochiltree. He married, before 22 August 1515, Margaret Hamilton. She is styled 'fllia notha' of James, Earl of Arran, and was unquestionably one of his many illegitimate children. She had with her husband at that date confirmation of the lands of Glengevil." The Scots Peerage VI: pp. 511-12

Evidence from the National Records of Scotland

25 July 1531: Charter by which James V, King of Scots, confirms that he has given, with certain exceptions, the land and barony of Avandale in the sheriffdom of Lanark, to Andrew Stewart, son and apparent heir of Andrew, Lord Avandale. The barony had previously been resigned by Lord Avandale, who reserved his own liferent and the terce of his wife [ not named ]. RMS 1513-46: charter number 1043

Printed Evidence

Registrum Magni Sigilli Regum Scotorum. The Register of the Great Seal of Scotland, A.D. 1513-1546. Edited by James Balfour Paul, FSA. Scot., and John Maitland Thomson, MA., Advocates. (H. M. General Register House, Edinburgh, 1883), 1067 pp. including indices and errata


The Scots Peerage VI: pp. 511-12

Biographical Summary from Darryl Lundy's Peerage

Andrew Stewart, 1st Lord Stewart of Ochiltree was the son of Andrew Stewart, 1st Lord Avandale and Margaret Kennedy.[2]

He married Margaret Hamilton, daughter of James Hamilton, 1st Earl of Arran and Beatrix Drummond, circa 22 August 1515.[2]

He died in 1548.[2]


  • He succeeded to the title of 2nd Lord Avandale [S., 1500] on 9 September 1513.[2]
  • He held the office of Master Usher of the Kings Chamber in 1524.[2]
  • He held the office of Sheriff of of Dunbartonshire in 1527.[2]
  • He was created 1st Lord Stewart of Ochiltree [Scotland] on 15 March 1542/43, after exchanging his feudal barony of Avandale with Sir James Hamilton of Finnart for that of Ochiltree.[1],[2]

Children of Andrew Stewart, 1st Lord Stewart of Ochiltree and Margaret Hamilton

  • 1. Isabel Stewart [2]
  • 2. Andrew Stewart, 2nd Lord Stewart of Ochiltree+[3] b. a 1521, d. 21 Mar 1601/2
  • 3. Walter Stewart [2] b. a 1522

Biographical Summary from Wikipedia

Andrew Stewart, 2nd Lord Avondale or Andrew Stuart, 1st Lord Ochiltree, (died 1549), Scottish peer.


Andrew's father was the 1st Lord Avondale of a new creation, Andrew surrendered his title for a new investment as Lord Ochiltree. His seat became Ochiltree Castle in Ayrshire. The original Avondale lands were purchased or exchanged with James Hamilton of Finnart. He exchanged his lands at East Wemyss (which came from his wife or father) with Ochiltree, which belonged to the Comptroller, James Colville. In August 1534, Finnart made the exchange with Lord Avondale for the barony of Avandale.[1] Andrew was confirmed as Lord Avondale by Regent Arran, Finnart's half-brother, on 12 March 1543.[2]


Andrew attended Parliaments in 1524 and 1525. When James V first assumed power by escaping from the Douglas family and joining his mother at Stirling Castle, Avondale was one of eight lords and earls who came to advise them. Margaret Tudor noted they had not kept court since the murder of the Earl of Lennox in 1526. Avondale also accompanied James to Edinburgh in July 1528, and attended the September parliament.[3]

'Lord Ochiltree,' probably Andrew, sat on the trial that condemned Janet Douglas, Lady Glamis for treason on 8 July 1537.[4]


Andrew married Margaret Hamilton, a daughter of James Hamilton, 1st Earl of Arran,[5] Their children included Andrew Stewart, 2nd Lord Ochiltree father of Margaret who married John Knox, and the soldier and politician James, who became Earl of Arran and dominated Scottish politics after the Ruthven regime until his fall in 1585. When Margaret married Knox in 1563, the marriage angered Mary, Queen of Scots, because she was of "the blood and name".[6]


Andrew's brother was created Henry Stewart, 1st Lord Methven on his marriage to the King's mother Margaret Tudor. Another brother James was made Captain of Doune Castle and Forester of Glenfinglas and Menteith on 14 July 1528.[7] James's son became James Stewart, 2nd Earl of Moray


  • 1. ^ Cameron, Jamie, James V, Tuckwell (1998), 198.
  • 2. ^ Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland: RPS Project; title confirmed 15 March 1543.
  • 3. ^ Cameron, Jamie, James V, Tuckwell (1998), 21, 25.
  • 4. ^ Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland: RPS Project; trial narrated 10 December 1540
  • 5. ^ Register of the Great Seal, 1513-1546, HM General Register House, (1883), nos. 37, 245.
  • 6. ^ Bain, Joseph, ed., Calendar of State Papers Scotland, vol.2 (1900), 54.
  • 7. ^ Register of the Great Seal, 1513-1546, HM General Register House (1883), no.612.

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Ochiltree Castle, Ochiltree, Ayrshire, Scotland
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