Ref NoMS56
TitleStewart-Meiklejohn of Edradynate
HistoryJohn Stewart of Fothergill acquired the lands of Edradynate in Moulin parish, Perthshire from John, Earl of Atholl in 1465. His descendant, James Stewart of Derculich (1730-1806) married Margaret Robertson, daughter of Duncan Robertson of Edradynate in 1778. Their son, James (born 1783) was the first who styled himself Stewart-Robertson of Edradynate. He married in 1817 his cousin, Dorothea Stewart, daughter of Adam Stewart of Blackhill and Cluny. Their son, James Stewart-Robertson (1823-1896) married Mary Jane Cunninghame, the daughter of Robert Cunninghame of Balanorris in 1852. Captain Robert Campbell Cunninghame (1829-1855), the brother of Mary Jane Stewart-Robertson served with the 42nd Royal Highlanders in the Crimea, dying on his way home at Malta in 1855. James Stewart-Robertson, the son of Mary and James Stewart-Robertson, was born in 1856 and married Janet Beatrice Allan, daughter of Thomas William Murray Allan of Glenfeochan in 1880. On the death of Major James Stewart-Robertson in 1940 his daughter, Dorothy Campbell born in 1891, and her husband, Walter Lloyd Sinclair Meiklejohn, assumed the additional surname of Stewart by deed of declaration. Their son, Neill James Stewart-Meiklejohn, born in 1922, inherited the estate in 1948 when it was made over to him by his mother. Dr John G. S. Meiklejohn was a graduate of Edinburgh University and surgeon at Greenwich Hospital and in the Royal Navy HMS Harrier, Asia, Columbine, Forte, Valiant and Defence.
DescriptionPapers relating to the family and property of Stewart-Meiklejohn and its predecessors, 1484-1892; Diary of Dr John GS Meiklejohn, 1852-1875; Personal correspondence between MJ Stewart Robertson, his wife, Captain Robert Campbell Cunninghame, and others, 1843-1855; Orderly book of the 1st Strathearn (Light Infantry) Regiment of the Royal Perthshire Volunteer Brigade, 1803-1805; Military and militia commissions and burgess tickets relating to various family members, 1755-1878; Titles and copy legal documents relating to lands on the Edradynate estate in Perthshire, including Fothergill, Bonskeid, Bonvannich, Strathardle, Killibrochan, Moness, Edradynate, 1460-1787; Titles and other papers relating to the ownership of lands in North Queensferry and Dunfermline, 1484-1838; Valuation rolls and estate papers concerning the estates of Edinample and Achline in the parish of Balquhidder, 1768-1770; Papers relating to the administration of Daniel Stewart’s Free School, 1819-1889; Papers relating to the Allan family, later Murray Allan of Glenfeochan, including legal papers and letters, 1727-1892; Papers relating to members of the Green family of Dublin including William Green, John Green and Anthony Green, 1727-1789; Papers concerning genealogy of the Stewart-Robertson family, 18th-19th century. (See Historic Memorials of the Stewarts of Fothergill, Perthshire and their male descendants ed by Charles Poyntz Stewart (Edinburgh and London, 1879)
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