John Stewart - Castle Stewart

Biography

Sometime MP and Clerk of the Pipe in the Court of Exchequer in Scotland.

Son of William Stewart and Isabel Maxwell. Married (ca. 1735) to Jean Craik. He had at least two sons, Alexander (c. 1739-1794) and William (1737-1797), both of whom were elected for parliament.1

  • 1. Namier, L. & Brooke, J. (1964). The House of Commons 1754-1790.
Life with Boswell

Stewart visited Patrick Heron's Kirroughtrie estate during Boswell's stay at that place on October 1, 1762. Boswell described Stewart as "a man of sense and business". Stewart seems to have been a relation of Heron's, his father's second wife being a Heron herself.