STEWART, Thomas in Tombreakachie 1 2
- Born: About 1594
- Marriage (1): NICOLCHEIR, Christian on 15 September 1636 in Inveravon Parish, Banffshire, Scotland 1
Other names for Thomas were MILWART, Thomas 3 and STUART, Thomas in Letoch.2
This Thomas Stuart is most likely the "Thomas Stewart in Tombreakachie" referred to here:
"'There was recorded at Elgin on June 16, 1653, a contract matrimonial "at Tombreakachie, 7 May 1652, between Robert Stewart of Nevie and Arthur Stewart, his eldest lawfull sone, for Margaret Stewart, the said Robert Stewart, his lawfull dochter, on one part, and William Gordon of Minmore and Alexander Gordon, his eldest lawfull sone, for Harrie Gordon, sone lawfull to the said William Gordon, on the other part [for Harry and Margaret] : before thir witnesses-Thomas Stewart of Drumine, John Grant of Blairfindie, Patrick Gordone, sone lawfull to said William Gordon of Minmore, Thomas Stewart in Tombreakachie, and Robert Stewart, sone lawfull to Robert Stewart of Nevie." On June 14, 1652, "Harie Gordone in Auchorachan," gives a bond for £100 to his "father-in-law, Robert Stewart of Nevie, and on December 8,1655, Robert Stewart of Nevie grants receipt of said £100 from "Harrie Gordon in Nevie." '
from The Gordons and Smiths at Minmore
Note: It is reasonable to consider Thomas as a relative because the witnesses mentioned in The Gordons of Minmore, apart from the nuclear families, were all related in some way to William Gordon of Minimore or Robert Stuart of Nevie. For example, John Grant of Blairfindie, one of the witnesses, as well as being a neighbour, was certainly related through his wife Katherin Gordon.
William Gordon of Minimore and Katherin had a common ancestor in Katharin Gordon, born c1494, who was the grandmother of Alexander Gordon, Burgess of Elgin, William's father. The earlier Katharin Gordon had married more than once, and was related to William through one marriage - to Thomas Baylie, laird of Ardmylies. Katherin Gordon, John Grant's wife was descended from the earlier Katharin Gordon through that Katharin's later marriage to George Gordon 2nd of Cairnborrow. 2
Thomas married Christian NICOLCHEIR on 15 September 1636 in Inveravon Parish, Banffshire, Scotland.1 (Christian NICOLCHEIR was born about 1610.)
Old Parish Registers
Inveravon parish Bannshire
"Mariage 15 Septembris. 1636
Thomas Stewart with Christian Nicolcheir in Glenlivet wt in this parochin maryed on this Sabbath daye" 1