Alexander Stewart, 1st Earl of Galloway

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Alexander Stewart, 1st Earl of Galloway (c. 1580-9 October 1649) was the son of Sir Alexander Stewart, 6th Laird of Garlies, and his 1st wife Christian Douglas, daughter of Sir James Douglas, 7th Baron Drumlanrig. He was created 1st Lord of Garlies in 1607, and 1st Earl of Galloway in 1623, with a special remainder to his heirs male bearing the name Stewart.[1]

Sir Alexander Stewart, 'a man of great talent, loyalty and integrity' was in the service of King James VI, who knighted him in 1590 at the coronation of his consort, Queen Anne of Denmark.[2] He was created 1st Lord of Garlies (Scotland) on 19 July 1607, and 1st Earl of Galloway (Scotland) on 19 September 1623, with a special remainder to his heirs male bearing the name Stewart.[3] Sir Alexander Stewart married Grisel, daughter of Sir John Gordon, of Lochinvar. He died on 9 October 1649, leaving two sons and a daughter.

He was succeeded by his son James Stewart, who in his father's lifetime had been created a Baronet of Nova Scotia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Charles Mosley, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition, volume 2, page 1512
  2. ^ A history of the Hanna family. Being a genealogy of the descendants of Thomas Hanna and Elizabeth (Henderson) Hanna, who emigrated to America in 1763
  3. ^ Charles Mosley, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition, volume 2, page 1512