STEUART, JAMES [SSNE 5038]
- STEUART, STUART
- First name
- Social status
Text sourceSir James Steuart (1635-1715) was the 4th son of Sir James Steuart of Kirkfield and Ann Hope. He was called to the Bar on 20 November 1661 and later travelled abroad to Rouen. In 1678 he was in London and between 1679-81 he returned home to Scotland. He got in trouble for his religous beliefs and took refuge in The Dutch Republic. He was present during the planning of the Argyll Expedition against Scotland and was sentenced to death for drawing up Argyll's declaration. Steuart was later pardoned by Wiliam of Orange whom he accompanied to Britain. Between 1692 and 1792 he served as Lord Advocate in Scotland.
Dictionary of National Biography.