'Stewart29'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Steward of Ely, Steward of Gesthwait, Steward of Norwich, Steward of Swardeston, Steward of Well

BP1934 spells the name of this family as Stuart throughout but it is believed that, whilst spelling was not a major issue until recent times, that particular spelling was not seen much (except possibly in France) until around 1500 and then it was used mainly by the family of the Earls of Lennox. It did not become popular in Scotland & England until the time of King James VI & I. Visitation mainly uses the spelling Styward or Stywart or Steward. We use 'Steward' from the time the family moved into England except for the Hartley Mauduit branch (on page Stewart30) for which we use 'Stuart' from the generation when King James took the crown of England.
Andrew Stewart
m. _ Bethe (dau of James Bethe)
1. Alexander Stewart
  A. Walter Stewart
  B. John Stewart or Styward or Steward (to England)
  m. Mary Talmache
  i. Sir John Steward
  m. _ Keyriell (dau of Sir Thomas Keyriell)
  a. Thomas Steward of Soffam
  m. ?? (dau of John Humerston or Hamerton)
  (1) Richard Steward
  m. _ Boreley (dau of John Boreley)
  (A) Nicholas Steward of Well, Norfolk
  m. Cecilia Baskerville (dau of John Baskerville)
  (i) Richard Steward of Well
  m. Elizabeth Cossyn of Well
  (a) Geoffry Steward of Gesthwait
  m. Rose Brown (dau of Robert Brown or Browne of Schelton)
  ((1)) Arthur Steward of Gesthwait (Gestwayte)
  m. Alice Worsley (dau of William Worsley of Norwich)
  ((A))+ issue - Richard, Anne
  ((2)) Frances Steward
m. William Sanderson
  ((3)) Thomasin Steward
  m. John Williams of Stratby
  ((4))+ other issue - Simon, Robert, John, Mary
  (b) Thomas Steward of Ely
  m. Anne Fincham (dau of Thomas Fincham of Owtwell)
  ((1))+ issue - Zachary, Jonas, William
  (c) Richard Steward
  ((1)) William Steward
  (d) William Steward
  ((1)) William Steward
  (e) Cecilia Steward
  m. John Lawrence of St. Albans
  (f) Margaret Steward
  m. _ Well of Well
  (g) Elianor Steward
  m. William Douche of the Isle of Ely
  (ii) Robert Steward (d 2.09.1557, Prior then Dean of Ely)
  (iii) Nicholas Steward (bur 10.09.1558)
  m. Elizabeth Lucas of Well
  (a) Sir William Steward of the Isle of Ely
  m1. Mary Fulneby or Fulnetby of Lincolnshire
((1)) Anne Steward
  m. Thomas Marsh of Ely
  ((2))+ other issue - Mildred, Barbara
  m2. Catherine Payne (dau of Thomas Payne of Castle Acre)
  ((4)) Sir Thomas Steward, Sheriff of Cambridgeshire & Huntingdonshire (a 1608)
  m. Bridget Poole (dau of John Poole)
  ((5)) Elizabeth Steward (bpt 28.10.1565, d 18.11.1654)
  m1. (10.02.1588-9) William Lynne (b 1561-2, dvp 22.07.1589)
m2. Robert Cromwell of Huntingdon (b 1560, d 1617)
  One of their sons was Oliver Cromwell, the Lord Protector.
  ((6)) Hellen Steward
  m1. _ Pooley
  m2. Edmund Steward of Lakenheath
  ((7))+ other issue - Catherine, Jane, Winifred
  (b) Anne Steward
  m. Thomas Allen of Fernham or Nice
  (c) Cicely Steward
  m. Edward (probably not Robert) Fyncham or Fincham of Otwell
  (iv) Simon or Simeon Steward of Lakenheath (b 1507-8, d 23.06.1583)
  m. Johanna Bestney (dau of Edward Bestney of Sone or Soham)
  (v) Agnes Steward
  m. John Pratt
(vi) Margaret Steward
  m. _ Middleton
  (vii)+ other issue - William, Thomas, John
  (B) Geffrey Steward of Norwich
  m. Scisley Boys = Cycelle Boyce (dau of Augustin Boys or Boyce)
(i) Augustin Steward of Norwich
  m1. Elizabeth Read (dau of William Read of Beckles)
  (a) William Steward of Goldthorpe in Swardeston (d before 10.01.1611)
  m1. Elizabeth Jenny (dau of Christopher Jenny of Cressingham)
  ((1))+ issue - Augustyn, Elizabeth
  m2. Grissell Eden (d before 19.04.1623, dau of Thomas Eden of Sudbury)
  ((3)) Thomas Steward of Swardeston
  m. Mary Grey (dau of Henry Grey, Lord of Groby)
  Apart from the other issue, the following comes from Visitation (Norfolk, 1664, Steward) as edited by The Harleian Society.
  ((A)) Henry Steward of Norwich (d before 10.08.1670, Captain)
  m. Mary Goodwin (d before 26.11.1673, dau of Roger Goodwin of Suffolk)
((i)) Hanna Maria Steward
  m. Henry Keus of Utrecht
  ((B)) Frances Steward
  m. John Plunkett
  ((C))+ other issue - Mary, Anne, Elizabeth
  ((4)) Edward Steward (youngest son)
  m. Anne Havers (dau of Gilbert Havers of Norfolk)
  ((A))+ issue - William, Thomas, Edward, Francis, Charles, Gilbert, George (dsp), Augustin
  ((5)) Anne Steward
  m. John Buxston of Dickleborough
  ((6))+ other issue - Henry (dsp), Mary
  (b) Elizabeth Steward
  m. Thomas Sotherton of Norwich (son of Nicholas)
  ((1)) Augustyn Sotherton of Heslden or Hellesdon
  m. Anne Peck (dau of Thomas Peck of Norwich)
  ((A)) Samwell Sotherton of Heslden or Hellesdon
  m. Mary Gilbert (dau of Thomas Gilbert of Burlingham)
  ((i))+ issue - Thomas (dsp), Gilbert, Anne
  ((2)) Judith Sotherton
  m. Thomas Ferreby of Norfolk
((3)) Mary Sotherton
  m. Henry Barker of Norwich
  ((4))+ other issue - Nicholas, Thomas, Mathew, Susan, Elizabeth (d unm?)
  (c) Mary Steward
  m. John Sotherton of Norwich
  ((1))+ issue - John, Thomas, Mary, Anne
  (d) Barbara Steward
  m. Christopher Layer of Norwich
  ((1))+ issue - Augustyn, Elizabeth
  (e) Cycelle Steward (bur 13.03.1612)
  m1. John Pickerell 'of Cringleford'
  ((1))+ issue - John, Susan
  m2. Ralph Shelton of Broome (d c11.1592)
  (f) Anne Steward
  m. Robert Wood of Norwich
  ((1))+ issue - Edmond, Robert, Elizabeth
  (g)+ other issue - Thomas, Katherine
  m2. Alice Repps (dau of Henry Repps or Rypes of Marshland)
  (i)+ other issue - Faythe, Elizabeth
  (ii) Elizabeth Steward
  m. William Bloumfilde of Norwich
  (iii) Ann Steward
  m. Thomas Nekton of Norwich
  (iv)+ other issue - George (priest), Katherine (d young), Jane
  b. Robert Steward
  ii.+ other issue - John, Candora

Main source(s): BP1934 (Stuart (of Hartley Mauduit)), Visitation (Cambridgeshire, 1575+1619, Stuart), Visitation (Norfolk, 1563+1589+1613, Steward), Visitation (Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, 1686, Steward of Hartley Maudit)
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