'Stodart1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Stodart in Lanarkshire, Stodart in/of Walston

BLG1847 ('Stodart of Kailzie and Ormiston'), which reports on a branch of this family which we do not report as we have not found a connection to it, starts its article with the following: "Concerning the origin of the name of Stodart there is the following tradition:- The first of the family came over with William the Conqueror, as standard-bearer to the Vicomte de l'ulesdon, a noble Norman, who bore for arms, three silver stars on a sable ground. The name is derived from the office of standard-bearer, and was anciently written De La Standarde. This office conferred a high rank on its occupant, and was generally given to a near relation, in whose family it frequently became hereditary. When the family emigrated to Scotland is not known, but they have possessed estates in Selkirkshire and elsewhere for above three hundred years." BLG1952 starts its article on the following family with the following: "The earliest mention of this name in Scotland occures in the Registrum Honoris de Morton of 1376".
John Stodart in Liberton, Midlothian (b c1565, a 1643)
1. ?? Stodart
  A. James Stodart of Walston, Lanarkshire (b 1703)
  m. (1728) Marion Haig (dau of Adam Haig in Loanhead)
i. Adam Stodart of Hillhead in Covington, Lanarkshire (b 1729)
  m. (1752) Agnes Wilkie of Echlin
  a.+ issue including William, Matthew
  ii. George Stodart in Walston (b 1731)
  m. (1769) Jean Tweedie (dau of Thomas Tweedie of Quarter)
  a. Thomas Stodart of Cardrona Mains (d 25.05.1820)
  The following is supported by BLG1894 ('Tweedie of Drumelzier, Oliver, Quarter, Rachan, &c.').
  m1. Christian Tweedie (bpt 29.05.1774, d 14.06.1806, dau of Thomas Tweedie of Oliver & Holmshaw)
  (1) George Stodart, later Tweedie-Stodart of Oliver & Holmshaw (b 1799, d 1869) had issue
  m. Mary Wilson Paul (d 1844)
  (2) Thomas Stodart (b 1801, dsp 1879)
  m. (1828) Robina Ker Aitchison
  (3) James Stodart of Walston Place (d 1869) had issue
  m. (1831) Janet Liddell Steele (d 1840, dau/coheir of Andrew Steele of Crosswood Hill)
  (4) Lawrence Stodart (to Australia) had issue
  m. Mary Ann Middleton
  (5) Jane Stodart (d 1891)
  m. (1836) Thomas Aitchison of Edinburgh
  m2. (1809) Anne Lawson Brown (dau of Lawrence Brown of Edmonstone by Anne, dau of John Lawson of Cairnmuir)
  (6) Anne Lawson Stodart
  m. Rev. William Campbell
  iii. James Stodart (b 1733)
  m. Janet Stodart
a. James Stodart
  iv. John Stodart of The Bank, Carnwath, Lanarkshire (b 1735)
  m1. (1755) Marion Lind
  a.+ 6 daughters
  m2. (18.12.1770) Mary Smith
  g. John Cartland Stodart in Lanarkshire (b 04.12.1773, d 13.11.1854) had issue
  m. (1810) Grace Henderson (dau of James Henderson of Drumelzier Place)
  h. Mary Stodart probably of this generation, possibly of this marriage
  m. (01.09.1791) William Watson of Liberton
  i.+ other issue - 1 son + 3 daughters
  v. William Stodart of Hamilton (b 1740)
m. Christian Naismith of Drumloch
  a. Helen Stodart
  m. Alexander Blackie of Aberdeen
  b.+ 2 daughters
  vi. David Stodart of Easton in Dunsyre, Lanarkshire (b 1745) had issue
  m1. (1771) Jean Tweedie (dau of Thomas Tweedie of Quarter)
  m2. Elizabeth Bradfute
  vii. Robert Stodart of London (b 1748, piano maker) had issue
  m. Alison Turnbull (dau/coheir of James Turnbull of Roxburgh)
  viii. Agnes Stodart (b 1737)
  m. William White
  ix. Elizabeth Stodart (b 1743)
  m. _ Black

Main source(s): BLG1952 ('Tweedie-Stodart of Oliver')
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