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George Stewart
Male 1782 - 1852

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  • Birth  1782 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  1852 
    Person ID  I1150  Stewart
    Last Modified  01 Jul 2008 
    Father  William Stewart,   b. 1748,   d. 10 Aug 1810 
    Mother  Mary McConnell,   b. 1752,   d. 1829 
    Relationship  birth 
    Family ID  F358  Group Sheet
    Family  Margaret Christie 
    Married  25 Dec 1826 
    • While serving in Scotland he was said to have met Margaret Christie while watering his horse at a stream and that they eventually eloped; she with fifty spade guineas sewn into her corsets. On Christmas Day, 1826, they were married. [1]
     1. George Stewart
     2. William Stewart,   b. 1829,   d. 1847, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Mary Stewart,   b. 1829,   d. 1908
    Last Modified  28 Mar 2007 
    Family ID  F759  Group Sheet
  • Histories
    Stewarts of Bright
    Stewarts of Bright
    A Brief Record of the Stewarts of Bright in the County of Down in the Province of Ulster
  • Notes 
    • George, the next eldest, enlisted in the British Army in 1801 and spent twenty—five years soldiering, mostly in the garrison towns of England, Scotland and Ireland. It is unlikely that he saw any active service. [2]
    • George Stewart was born in 1782, the second son of William and Mary. On the 5th July, 1801, he enlisted in the 6th Regiment of Dragoon Guards, probably in Downpatrick where they were garrisoned, and served without a break until 5th October, 1826, when he was discharged, at the age of 44, and became an “Out-Pensioner of His Majesty’s, (George IV), Royal Hospital Chelsea”. His pension was one shilling and a halfpenny per day, paid quarterly in arrears.
    • Bought a farm in Ireland which he later sold to his brother-in-law, Arthur Cotter.
  • Sources 
    1. [S25] The Stewarts of Bright in the County of Down in the Province of Ulster.

    2. [S25] The Stewarts of Bright in the County of Down in the Province of Ulster.
      Stewarts of Bright


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