Walter Stewart, 1st Lord Blantyre

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Walter Stewart, 1st Lord Blantyre (died 1617) was a Scottish politician and judge.

The son of Sir John Stewart of Minto and Margaret Stewart of Cardonald[1]

Educated with James VI under George Buchanan, he was Knight of Cardonald, Prior of Blantyre, Keeper of the Privy Seal of Scotland from 1582 to 1596, an Extraordinary Lord of Session from 1593, an Octavian from 1596, Lord High Treasurer of Scotland from 1596 to 1599.

He was imprisoned and compelled to resign by James VI in 1599. He was a commissioner for union with England in 1604. He was created Lord Blantyre, in the Peerage of Scotland in 1606, and succeeded by William Stewart.

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  1. ^ Balfour Paul, vol.I, p.81

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Political offices
Preceded by
John Maitland
Keeper of the Privy Seal of Scotland
1583–1595
Succeeded by
Sir Richard Cockburn
Preceded by
Sir Thomas Lyon
Treasurer of Scotland
1596–1599
Succeeded by
Alexander Elphinstone
Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
created
Lord Blantyre
1606–1617
Succeeded by
William Stewart