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Donald Stewart. Archibald & Flora (Macrae) Stewart

To the memory of/DONALD STEWART/who died at Cuidrich 6th January 1837/aged 93 years/and/ARCHIBALD STEWART/who died at Portree 6th May 1865/aged 86 years/FLORA MACRAE/wife of the above ARCHIBALD STEWART/who died at Oban 25th July 1875.

Picture Added on 16 January 2014.


I am a descendant of Donald Stewart and have information on this branch of our family. This stone I learnt was erected by some of our family here in Canada circa 1900. If you are related to these Stewarts or other Stewarts from Skye, I would love to hear from you. Perhaps we can exchange notes.
Added by Randall Stewart on 10 January 2017.
It is possibly a long shot ! Donald Stewart died after 1881 at Portree, Skye when he was 88yrs old on the census, he had a daughter Flora Stewart B1803 D1838 at Harlosh, married in 1829 to Norman Macphee. Donald Stewarts wife appears to be Mary MacMillan...............
Added by Flora Macdonald on 11 April 2017.
I also am a descendant of Donald Stewart and his son Archibald B1779 D1865. My father did some work on the family tree before he passed away. I think it goes Laughlin B?, Kenneth B1806, Kenneth B1837, Gordon B1871, Eric B1895, Eric B1927 and me Eric B1960.
Added by Eric Stewart on 18 August 2018.
I am from The MacPhee Tree that Flora B1803~1838 married 1829 Dec 29th they had four children~ ***Margaret, Effie, Flora, John Norman MacPhee 1801~1880 his parents were John Macphee & Mary MacDonald of Struan, Skye. Their Daughter *** Margaret married MY John Macdonald in 1854 Oct 5th ~they had nine children, 1872 Margaret sadly died age 40 of TB at Struan~ i have info on this line of Flora Stewart Macdonald.
Added by Flora Macdonald on 18 August 2018.
It appears that Flora Stewart B1803 died after the birth of her son John in 1838 at Harlosh, Isle of Skye died age abt 35. her husband Norman remarried in 1939 ! Flora & Normans children : Margaret B1832, Effie B1836, Donald B1837, John B1838 . Children named after Stewart & MacPhee grandparents....
Added by Flora Macdonald on 19 August 2018.
Hello Eric, I knew your father and we corresponded over the years. We thought we were related as our families lived in the same area very close together. I am a descendant of Donald Stewart born 1744. Our family had this grave stone placed on the chapel wall in the late 1800s. Archibald had no surviving sons, though i know he had one illegitimate son, I don't believe it was Laughlin. I have much information on the family including pictures. I will be on Skye for a visit shortly. Please feel free to contact me.
Added by Randall Stewart on 17 October 2018.
Hi Randall, I was on Skye visiting from NZ mid September 2018. I was there to do further research on my Stewart/Matheson/MacKinnon family all from Braes, Skye. I have traced my Stewart's back to 1700's and possibly 1708. So far as far as I can prove I start with John Stewart and Flora Nicholson who had 2 children John and Marion Stewart. Marion married James Stewart ( double Stewart) and they were my grt, grt grandparents.They lived at Peinchorran, crofters. John married an Isabella and their son Angus was spokes person at the Napier commission on behalf fo the Braes crofters during the Battle of the Braes fame.James and Marion had a son Donald who married Christy Matheson. They had 7 children and my grandfather, John Stewart was born in 1877, they lived at Gedinatilor and the Matheson's had moved from Tormichaig to Balmeanach.James died young so Donald was the only recorded child. Marion had another child, Flora MacMillan and some question if she married the father, Angus macMillan but Flora was recognised as a macMillan but Marion kept the name Stewart? Another possible connection Christy Matheson's father Ronald had a sister I think Jane who married a Norman Stewart??? Cheers Michelle
Added by Michelle Jackson on 20 October 2018.
Wow Michelle, you have incredible research on your family tree and so generous of you to share ! MY only link was the one about Flora Stewart that I added in August, there is a wonderful book called HARLOSH A Rock and a Flame by Angus MacPhee ~ Angus himself told me how all the Harlosh folk were connected, sadly he died in 2011 before his book was published, all about the families of Harlosh that includes Flora Stewarts husband etc, it is full of photos and history of those times, a time when families survived hard times and poverty, MY great grandfather John Macdonald of Roskhill also spoke at the Napier Commission and it is wonderful to read his own words ! John was a Tailor married to Effie MacPhie his family were all from Harlosh, and areas nearby. I have been to Skye many times, last year with my children, the old crofts still standing, the scenery unrivaled ! Genealogy has been my passion for MANY years always finding new information is so rewarding ! so well done you !.................Flora Macdonald .
Added by on 20 October 2018.
Donald Stewart, my grt grandfather was a MasterTailor from Braes and my grandfather John Stewart was also trained as a Tailor but became a seaman and met my grandmother in Tasmania. Donald’s daughter, Anne married a MacIntosh also a Tailor. I still have to tie up ends and add extended family to my Stewart’s from Skye. I have another friend from Australia who has a Hames Stewart from Skye who immigrated to Victoria Australia. There didn’t seem to be many Stewart families on Skye and I rather think most might be related. If I find any connection I will let you know. Cheers Michelle
Added by Michelle on 21 October 2018.
Hi Michelle, There are still many Nicolson's living on Isle of Skye, and Stewarts ! 300 Skye folk immigrated to NSW from port of UIG in skye on board The Midlotian in 1837 on the 8th of August, a voyage of four winter months on board there was a Finlay Nicolson age 36, Janet his wife / 35 & baby R Archibald Nicolson age 6 months born March 1837 of Duirinish, Skye`~ other passengers John Stewart 24/Tailor B about 1817, Marion Stewart also other Stewarts on the ship also John McIntosh age 30 B1807 wife Ann 32, son Donald age 10, John 5, Mary 3. So many of my gang went to Victoria, luckily I have lots of info on them ! happy Ancestor hunting Michelle ...
Added by on 22 October 2018.
Hi again, We lived in Bendigo, Victoria for 10 years and I knew a number of Stewart's and MacKinnon's there, one MacKinnon being a relation going back several generations.I met up with Dorothy Louden who had been an email penpal for many years and we shared same names form Skye but she passed away before we could make the connection. She had come to visit another ration of hers in Adelaide and we all met at Portland south Victoria where they have the memorial wall for many of those who had immigrated from Skye. Cheers Michelle
Added by Michelle Jackson on 18 January 2019.
Hi All, My part of the Stewart family come from Hungladder, Skye. Angus and his family of seven children came to Melbourne Australia in 1852 the Priscilla, leaving his Mother (Flora (MacDonald)) in Hungladder. She died in 1858. Angus's dad was James Stewart, not sure of his family, parents or siblings. Flora's Dad was Angus MacDonald and mother Anne (Gillies). Any info on this part of the family would be appreciated.
Added by Bruce Stewart on 08 March 2019.
I love this thread. I am a descendant of Donald, born 1744, Charles, Alexander, John Alexander, Donald, Malcolm, me, Sandy (Stewart) Novack. Somewhere before my grandfather, his branch of the family immigrated to Canada, then US. I have 2 old xerox copies of the descendants of Stewart of Appin from 1660 to the 1930’s or so. I would be happy to send them along if anyone wants them and I can figure out how to copy them. My computer and I are not friends, at the moment.
Added by Sandy Novack on 24 January 2020.
Hi Sandy I would love to see what you have... I am descended from Charles and Alexander we stayed in Canada. I have a lot of information on the family as well... your cousin, Randy
Added by on 25 January 2020.
I would love a copy of the Stewart’s of Appin as I do believe that that is where my Skye Stewart’s originated. I have found an entry that had Malcolm Stewart from Peinchoran as my 4 x grt grandfather possibly 5x grt . But this persons post has wrong dates unfortunately so either they have posted incorrect dates but right person or wrong person but this Malcolm did emigrate to Canada. It is possible that my 3x grt grandfather John Stewart of Peinchorran was his son. Need to do more research there. I am happy to email some records going back to 1718 in Peinchorran showing Stewart’s, Nicolson’s, etc. My email address is
Regards Michelle

Added by Michelle Jackson on 25 January 2020.
How wonderful all this information is for the Stewart Family far and wide, HUGE thanks to Roddie Macpherson at Skye Gravestones for their incredible site and for following up with new additional notes X
Added by Flora Macdonald on 25 January 2020.
Has anyone else here done their DNA or another member of their family that we/I can compare to? It would be interesting to see if we have some matches.
Added by Randall H. Stewart on 10 January 2021.
Hi Randall, My kit number is A292322 and my brother Gordon Stewart's is LF8957218. I have recently purchased a Y kit and have sent to my brother so will be posted to be tested in the next week. I am hoping this will help me find where my Stewart's originated before Skye.
Cheers Michelle Jackson ( Stewart) NZ

Added by Michelle Jackson on 11 January 2021.
Hi Randall, have sent you a link to Ancestry.
Added by Bruce Stewart on 12 January 2021.
I have just found this site. I am related to the Marion Stewart (dairy maid b. abt 1817) who came out on the Midlothian in 1837 to Sydney. All I know is that she is from the Parish of Kilmuir and that she may have been the sister in law of a Donald McLeod (Tailor) also on the same ship. I have reached a dead end in researching her family but think she may be related to the Stewarts from Hungladder. Any help would be much appreciated.
Added by Sarah on 03 June 2021.
I am wondering if anyone has information regarding whether Catherine Stewart, my great great grandmother, daughter of Charles Stewart and Effy Morrison, is of the same family. Apparently they were married in 1802.
Added by Anna Stewart on 19 November 2021.
Hi Anna, Catherine Stewart emigrated from Scotland to North Carolina.Catherine was born in 1812 in Carbost. I am a descendant of her eldest brother Alexander Stewart. Charles Stewart was the eldest son of Donald Stewart and Katherine Campbell. I much information on the family. I would be happy to share with you and learn more about what happened to Catherine and the family. Catherine in our notes says she left to join her grand uncle's family in North Carolina.
Added by Randall Stewart on 22 November 2021.
I am pleased to hear from you. I am wondering if we have different Catherine Stewarts as I I don’t think she would have returned from America in those days. My Catherine is recorded in the census throughout the 1800’s. However, her eldest brother is Alexander and the dates you give tie in with what we know so far! Can you please email me directly with what you know about Catherine and I can then check it against what we know at this side of the pond?
Added by Anna Stewart on 22 November 2021.
I am a descendant of Donald Stewart born c1790 living in the parish of Snizort in the 1851 census. He was married to Catherine and they had five children Ann c1821, John c1826 Catherine Jan 1828, Neil c1832 and Peggy c1834. I am particular interested in Catherine born Jan 1828 living in Carbost in 1861 census she married John McDonald but I cannot trace a marriage record she then married Wm Gordon in 1857 and died in Falkirk in 1915
Added by Linda Scott on 02 July 2022.

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