Captain Stewart obtained from his father-in-law the greater part of the manor of Castle Stewart; but he afterwards built, and resided on, another seat called Gortigal, near Stewartstown, County Tyrone, immediately adjoining the residence of the Castle Stewart family.
He served with Colonel Robert Stewart, of Fry, in defence of the forts of Dungannon and Mountjoy, in 1641; and at the rising of the rebels at Artree, County Tyrone, for the purpose of destroying the Protestant families of that county, his house was attacked; but with a few Scots' followers he defended it for two days, when assistance was sent to him from Mountjoy Fort.
Captain Stewart, having long been an object devoted to vengeance for the zeal and loyalty he evinced in the royal cause, was, at length, put to death by rebels about the year 1650.
JOHN, his successor;Andrew, an officer in the East India Company;Henry (Rev), Rector of Loughgilly, Co Armagh;Ann; Sarah; Amelia.
HUGH, his successor;Mervyn;Mary.
- Sir Hugh, 2nd Baronet (1792–1854);Sir John Marcus, 3rd Baronet (1830–1905);Sir Hugh Houghton, 4th Baronet (1858–1942);Sir George Powell, 5th Baronet (1861–1945);Sir Hugh Charlie Godfray, 6th Baronet (1897–1994);Sir David John Christopher, 7th Baronet (b 1935).
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