Walter Stewart

Biography of Walter Stewart

Walter Stewart was Chancellor of the University from 1587 to 1589.

Stewart was the son of the Laird of Minto and was made Commendator of Blantyre by King James VI. In 1587, the king conveyed nearly all the temporalities of the archbishopric of Glasgow to him in a temporal lordship, called the Lordship of Glasgow. Stewart paid a feu duty to the Crown for the lands, and carried out the royal instructions "to feu the haill lands of the Lordship and Regalitie of Glasgow without demunition of the Old Rentall, to the effect that the Tenents, being thereby become heretable possessors of their several possessions, might be incouradged by virtue and politie to improve that countrie."

In 1593 Stewart, as Lord of Glasgow, appointed his elder brother Sir Matthew Stewart to the office of Lord Provost of Glasgow.


Walter Stewart
Lord of Glasgow

University Link: Chancellor
Occupation categories: clergy
Record last updated: 18th Jul 2008

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