Sir James Stewart, of Pierston

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Sir James Stewart, of Pierston

Also Known As: ""1st Baron Pearston""
Birthplace: Dundonald, South Ayrshire, Scotland (United Kingdom)
Death: July 19, 1333 (56-57)
Battle of Halidon Hill, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, England (United Kingdom) (Injuries received in the Battle of Halidon Hill)
Immediate Family:

Son of John Stewart of Bonkyl and Garlies and Margaret Bonkyl
Husband of Isabel Stewart and Isabel Graham
Father of Sir Robert Stewart, of Shambothy & Innermeath; Gilles Stewart; Alan Stewart of Ochiltree and 1st Son Stewart
Brother of Egidia Stewart; Sir Alexander Stewart of Bonkyll; Sir Alan Stewart of Dreghorn, Kt.; Sir Walter Stewart of Garlies and Dalswinton; Sir John Stewart of Bonkyl, of Daldon and 3 others
Half brother of Margaret Barclay

Occupation: Laird of Perston and Warwickhill, Ayrshire, granted by Robert de Bruce
Managed by: Gerald Allen Brasington
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About Sir James Stewart, of Pierston

Sir James was the fourth son of Sir John Stewart and Margaret Bonkyll, and the ancestor of the Earls of Atholl, Earls of Buchan and Earls of Traquair.

He died on 19 July 1333 during the battle of Halidon Hill.


Egidia Stewart, who married Sir Alexander the Menzies, and had 3rd son, SIr Alexander of Durrisdeer, who married his cousin, Giles Stewart, the daughter of Sir James Stewart, of Preston retrieved April 2017


JAMES Stewart of Pearston, son of JOHN Stewart of Bonkyl & his wife Margaret Bonkyl (-killed in battle Halidon Hill 19 Jul 1333). The Liber Pluscardensis names "Jacobus, Johannes et Alanus Stewart, filii nobilis Valteri Stewart et fratres Roberti postea regis" among those killed in battle at Halidon Hill in 1333[1320]. It is not chronologically possible for these three brothers to have been younger half-brothers of the future King Robert II if they were old enough to have fought in 1333.

m ---. The name of James's wife is not known.

James & his wife had one child:

1. ROBERT Stewart (-[1388]). of Innermeath. m ---.

Sir James Stewart of Pierston or Pearston, fourth son of Sir John Stewart of Bonkill, was the founder and original ancestor of the Lords of Lorn, Innermeath, and Athol. This Sir James received a charter from King Robert I. (Bruce) of the lands of Pierston and Warrickhill, in Baronia de Cuningham. In the deed he is designated " Jacobus Senescalli Filius Quondam Domini Johannis Senescalli, Militis." He was slain at Halidon Hill, 1333. He left issue three sons.

The Stewart Society "James Stewart"

Sir James of Pierston, Ancestor of the Stewart Lords of Lorne, Earls of Atholl, Earls of Buchan, Earls of Traquair and Clan Stewart of Appin.

Father, died: 1333

SIR JAMES STEWART OF PIERSTON AND WARWICKHILL, son of JOHN, Sir John of Bonkyl , was killed at Halidon Hill 1333.

He married Isabel Graham and left three sons:-
1) Sir Robert Stewart of Innermeath, Sir Robert ROBERT, Sir Robert of Innermeath ...
2) Sir John of Pierston, who left a daughter.
3) Sir Alan of Ochiltree.

Arms: on his Seal, 1377.-A fess chequy surmounted by a bend charged with three buckles. CREST: A horse´s head. SUPPORTERS: Two lions sejant guardant (Macdonald). His son John had same Arms on his Seal, but with label of three points in chief (Macdonald).

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Sir James Stewart, of Pierston's Timeline

Dundonald, South Ayrshire, Scotland (United Kingdom)
Scottish Borders, Scotland
Innermeath, Perthshire, Scotland (United Kingdom)
July 19, 1333
Age 57
Battle of Halidon Hill, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, England (United Kingdom)