Administrative unit

Stewarton Burgh

Scottish Burgh/District

Preferred Name:
STEWARTON
Unit Type:
Scottish Burgh/District
Status:
Burgh of Barony (after 1623)
Date created:
1623
Date abolished:
 
Unit ID:
10362090
Authorities:
Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland, Canmore

Notes:

"The barony of Corsewall passed to Alexander, Lord Stewart of Garlies, in 1622, and it was confirmed to him by a charter of 1623, two months before he became Earl of Galloway. By the same charter, the king erected a burgh of barony, to be called Stewartoun. This charter was ratified by parliament in 1633. A charter of 14 July 1662, confirmed the possessions of James, earl of Galloway, including the barony of Corswall, with the burgh of barony of Stuartoun. Although there does seem to have been a village of Stewarton in Kirkcolm parish (Groome notes that the parish is sometimes called Stewarton), its site is now unknown. There is testimony, from two independent sources, that Corswall house was wholly ruinous in 1684, and that there was no such place as Stewarton in the parish at that time. The burgh must be written off as never having existed other than on paper." (http://canmore.rcahms.gov.uk/en/site/60723/details/stewarton)

Alternative names

The following alternative names exist:

Name Status Language Start End Authority
STEWARTON Preferred English 1623   Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland, Canmore
BARONY OF CORSEWALL Alternate English     Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland, Canmore
KIRKCOLM Alternate English     Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland, Canmore
STUARTON Alternate English     Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland, Canmore
60723 RCAHMS Canmore ID English     Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland, Canmore

Unit associations

We know of no associations with other units.

Unit history

This unit was part of the following units:

Name Type Start End Authority
WIGTOWNSHIRE Scottish County     Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland, Canmore

Boundary changes

We know of no boundary changes affecting this unit.

Lower level units

This unit contained the following units:

Name Type Start End Authority
KIRKCOLM Scottish Parish   1975 Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland, Canmore
How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Stewarton Burgh through time | Census tables with data for the Scottish Burgh/District, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10362090

Date accessed: 21st July 2019