Dr. John Stewart

Male 1667 - Abt 1705  (37 years)


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  • Name John Stewart 
    Prefix Dr. 
    Born 24 Nov 1667  Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    _UID CC96688E3C09D511A5C1205002C100001C98 
    Died Abt 1 Jan 1705  Sussex county, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2215  Scudder
    Last Modified 3 Dec 2016 

    Family Elizabeth Alberti,   b. 1669, Hempstead, Queens, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1706, Charleston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years) 
    Married 1689  Chatham, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    _UID 6D8E688E3C09D511A5C1205002C10000B530 
    Children 
     1. Samuel Stewart,   b. 1688, New York, New York, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1768, Rowan, Yadkin, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     2. David Stewart,   b. Abt 1692, New York, New York, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1718, Lowe, Sussex, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 26 years)
     3. John Stewart,   b. 1694, Jamaica, Queens, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1756, , Sussex, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     4. Elizabeth Stewart,   b. Est 1698, New York, New York, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. William Stewart,   b. Est 1698, New York, New York, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Hannah Stewart,   b. Est 1700, New York, New York, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Mary Jane Stewart,   b. 3 Oct 1699, Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1752, Lancaster county, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
    Last Modified 7 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F1143  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • The first record found of John after he became an adult was in Hempstead Township, Long Island, New York. On 11 July 1691, he petitioned the freeholders of Hempstead, Nassau county, New York, for a right of 18 or 20 acres of land a little east of "The Pine Point," near the "Plain Edge," stating that he was a cooper and also a surgeon. A cooper is a person who makes bowls, barrels and water tanks from wooden boards. He needed to be highly skilled in woodworking for this trade.

      By 29 March1694, John and Elizabeth had moved to Jamaica, Queens county, New York, and they are recorded as selling a piece of property to John Pollehemus. The parcel of land was at a place called Oldfields Island. By 1697, he and his wife moved to Monmouth county, New Jersey. On May 24, he bought several tracts of land from Isaac Ong in Shrewsbury and on 21 October1697, he bought 150 acres of land adjoining the original tracts. These last 150 acres were purchased from Mary and Susanna Barnes of New York City who were the daughters of Thomas Barnes, late of Shrewsbury.

      In 1700, John became the High Sheriff of Monmouth county and held the position until sometime in 1702 when he was succeeded by Jonathan Bailey. It is not known whether he lost the election to Bailey or he chose not to run for the office again. However, later Bailey was killed and John became the High Sheriff again, and held the office for 18 years.

      Sometime after 1702, he moved to Sussex county, Delaware, where he bought 200 acres of land in Wolf Pit Neck of Angola Neck from Owen Yorke. By the standards of the day, John was quite a prominent citizen and a large landowner during his residence in New Jersey and Deleware. He practiced as a surgeon.

      John made his will 2 September 1704 with James Simpson, Samuel Knowles and Roger Corbett as witnesses. In his will, he identified his profession as chirurgeon (surgeon). John died shortly thereafter, probably just after the 1st of January, 1705. His Will was proved in court, in Sussex county, Delaware on 13 January 1705. In his will, he named his children: Samuel, David, John, Elizabeth, William, Hannah and Mary. He made his wife executrix and authorized her to sell any part of his land in Sussex or New Castle county, or Monmouth county in East New Jersey or Nassau county. on Long Island, "provided she bear the name of Stewart and bring up my children in fear of the Lord and as convenient to learning as to be had in these American parts"

  • Sources 
    1. [S117] New York's First Italian, Scudder, Richard, comp., (Scudder Association Newsletter), No. 117, p. 8.