Talk:James Stewart, 5th High Steward of Scotland

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Clear up marriage issue?[edit]

From the Foundation for Medieval Genealogy shown that James Stewart was married to Egidia de Burgh and had children:

Can anyone clear up or follow up this marriage issue? I don't have any access to the original sources that placed Cecilia being married to the 5th High Steward, not Egidia.

Interestingly: Egidia was also known as Gille de Burgh:

Thanks! Sundehul 17:48, 13 January 2008 (UTC)

Update: Just happened to notice the existence of Cecilia de Dunbar being married to James:

However, FMG have no citation of her being married to James. I have no way of getting FMG editors to check out or update the information. I tried it with them last year on other issues but no follow-up from them. :( Sundehul 18:05, 13 January 2008 (UTC)
I am a member of the FMG. I will check. Many of these women lived short lives. He may have married twice. Regards, David Lauder (talk) 18:19, 13 January 2008 (UTC)
Thank you. I appreciate that! :) Sundehel 17:50, 27 January 2008 (UTC)

Is the American actor the primary use of the name, "James Stewart"?[edit]

There is a discussion going on about moving the James Stewart dab page to James Stewart (disambiguation) to make room for moving James Stewart (actor) to James Stewart on the basis that the American actor is the primary meaning of "James Stewart".

That would mean anyone looking for the topic of this article (or any other "James Stewart") by searching for "James Stewart" would get sent to the article about the American actor rather than to the dab page.

The discussion is here. --Born2cycle (talk) 20:04, 25 June 2009 (UTC)

Birth & Mother Issue[edit]

Suggestion of Birth c1260 and Mother as Jean McRory would mean birth of Jean Mcrory shown as c1208 would be off as the difference is 52 Years, — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:23, 10 March 2013 (UTC)

This may help clarify the birth of James. There is a Charter, under the Great Seal, which you can find at Vol 1 of the Register of the Great Seal on page 114, Charter No. 6. The Charter is a confirmation Charter by Robert II of one by Alexander III regarding the transfer of authority by Niall, Earl of Carrick to his nephew Roland of Carrick. The original Charter seems to be dated at Stirling in the 27th year of the reign of Alexander III which would make it 1276 which is broadly consistent with the Wikipedia discussion on Niall,_Earl_of_Carrick. On page 115 of the source you will note three witnesses to the original Charter by Alexander III: Alexander, Stewart of Scotland; James, stated as his son; and a Richard of Stratoun (a Midlothian family, later of Lauriston). If this Charter is dated 1276 and James was a witness to it he must have been born earlier than 1252 as age was not reached until 24 at that time. Family locator (talk) 05:43, 14 August 2013 (UTC)