Husband: William Stewart
Born: in of Somerset County, New Jersey
Married: 11 Apr 1748 in Somerset NJ (16)
Died: 1760 (1)
Father:
Mother:
Spouses:
Wife: Priscilla Lafferty
Born: about 1729 (2)
Died: 10 Jun 1785 in Somerset Co., NJ (3)
Father: Bryan Lefferty, Esq
Mother: Mary
Spouses:
Children
01 (M): Bryan Lafferty Stewart (4 5 6 7 8 9)
Born: about 1763 in Pluckemin, Somerset, New Jersey (10)
Died:
Spouses: Ruth Leonard
02 (M): William Stewart, Capt (11 12)
Born: about 1750 in Pluckemin, Somerset, New Jersey
Died: in Canada
Spouses:
03 (M): Alexander Stewart, Lt (13 14 15)
Born: about 1760 in Pluckemin, Somerset, New Jersey
Died: in Canada
Spouses:
Footnotes
  1. Olsen, Wayne, PAF file: Boslow_Anc_Stevens.paf (rec'd via EMail 0n 14 APR 2002).
  2. Ancestry.com, Macdonalds of Baleshare family tree.
  3. New Jersey Archives, VOL. XXXV; Abstracts of Wills Vol. VI.
  4. Contact: Ron Cox<roncox@cam.org>, Ronald Cox's Ancestors, Cousins, and Allied Families.

    It is uncertain as to whether Ruth was married previous to her marriage to Thomas Condon. The facts that three of her sons had Lafferty as their middle name, and that her first son continued to use the surname Stewart after her marriage to Thomas Condon, suggest that Lafferty was her maiden name and that surname of Stewart came from a previous marriage.

  5. Ancestry.com, Message Board 9 Mar 2007.

    Ruth was Married to Bryan Lafferty Stewart Son of William & Percilla Stewart Percilla's Maiden Name was Lafferty I beleive she named her youngest son Bryan Lafferty Stewart to carry the name on her other two sons were Named William & Alexander Stewart also I beleive that Ruth leonard was possibly a cousin to the Stewarts or a close freind of percilla's and carried the name on Bryan & Ruth had one son John Fitz Stewart before Bryan Died after she Married Thomas Condon in New Brunswick they Had three sons she Named them all Lafferty Condon Ruth and Thomas are both buried in Tapleytown Cemetary.I am looking for William Stewart Parents and Grand parents. William F Stewart

    [Post by W.F.Stewart]

  6. Ibid., MessageBoard 12 Mar 2007.

    Re: Thomas Condon m. Ruth Leonard Stewart, lived in Canada 1776
    Posted: 12 Mar 2007 3:16AM
    Classification: Query Surnames:
    That's great news - a number of us have been looking for the connection you mentioned for a number of years. As info like this turns up, that always leads to more questions! For instance: 1. What documentation do you have that Bryan Lafferty Stewart was Ruth's first husband? When and where were they married? 2. What was Ruth's maiden name? Leonard? (I couldn't tell for sure from your posting.) When and where was she born and who were her parents? 3. When and where did Bryan Lafferty Stewart die? I was under the impression that he had returned to New Jersey, while his brother William remained in New Brunswick. (if so, why did Ruth stay in New Brunswick?) Just an observation: Ruth must have been a pretty strong woman,.. naming her second husband's children after her first husband. Wonder how Thomas handled that! Sorry I can't come up with William Stewart Sr.'s parents... had searched thru the New Jersey archives with no success. Thanks, Wayne Olsen

    [Posted in reply by Wayne Olsen]

  7. Ibid., MessageBoards 12 Mar 2007.

    Re: Thomas Condon m. Ruth Leonard Stewart, lived in Canada 1776
    Classification: Query Surnames:
    Thomas Condon served in Stewarts Dragoons under Lord Corwallis Capt William Stewart Commanded them Alexander his brother was second in command Bryan Lafferty Stewart was also in this troop they were brothers (look under stewart troops muster role) It was noted by family members that Ruth was a widow who Thomas married and he served with her husband. William & Alexander came to Canada as Loyalist so it was always believed that Bryan was her husband because of the Lafferty connection and he never came to Canada.I have no marrage documentation of this marrage yet. Look up (I have a story to tell)google it if you cant find it I will forward it to you it is believed Ruth was a leonard I dont know much about her yet. This area is a bit grey I was to beleive Ruth was a widow before she came to Canada and Bryan possible died or was killed in the States You beleive Alexander was here husband my info tells me William & Alexander came to Canada and Stayed I would like to Know for sure if Bryan was her Husband I cant Prove it.You ask how Thomas Handled the naming of the Children good question I beleive he was close to Her husband (Bryan Lafferty Stewart) and didnt have a problem with.I think Thomas was a very easy going Man. I would like to know if my info is correct and would welcome corrections if possible.

    [posted by wfstewart170]

  8. Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, RS686::Index to New Brunswick Land Grants, 1784-1997.

    Name CONDON, Thomas
    Volume B
    Page 1
    Grant number 43
    Place Dumfries
    County York
    Date 1786-10-10
    Accompanying plan No
    Acres 69
    Microfilm F16302
    Comment Grant Of Prince William/Land Being Pt Of 262 Lots

    Other names on this grant (54):

    ALLOWAY, John 194 acres
    BURCHIL, John 65 acres
    CAMP, Heil 52 acres
    CHRISTIE, William 72 acres
    CLAYTON, Samuel 68 acres
    CLIFF, John 56 acres
    CLIFF, William 56 acres
    COLE, Alben 68 acres
    CURRY, Patrick 0 acres
    CUTLER, Abigail (widow) 62 acres
    CUTLER, Elizabeth 62 acres
    CUTLER, Hannah 62 acres
    DAVIDSON, John 100 acres
    EATON, Francis 55 acres
    ENO, David 0 acres
    FORD, John 54 acres
    FULTON, James 232 acres
    GALE, Thomas 55 acres
    GANTER, Peter 68 acres
    GRAY, Lyman 43 acres
    HARPER, William 51 acres
    HORSMAN, Francis * 71 acres
    HUNTER, Joseph 63 acres
    JENSON, Robert 62 acres
    JOHNSON, ----- (widow) 52 acres
    JONES, Nahum 171 acres
    JONES, Simeon 161 acres
    JOSLINE, David 0 acres
    JOSLINE, Moses 72 acres
    KAIN, Dennis 56 acres
    KENNEDY, John 63 acres
    MURRAY, Daniel 220 acres
    MURRAY, Robert 177 acres
    NICHOLSON, Arthur 158 acres
    ODELL, Jonathan 326 acres
    ORSAR, William 52 acres
    PARKER, Josiah 156 acres
    SCOTT, Edward 0 acres
    SEAMAN, Richard 182 acres
    SMITH, Peter 56 acres
    STEWART, Alexander 219 acres
    STEWART, Brian Lafferty 81 acres
    STEWART, William 237 acres
    STONE, John 62 acres
    STONE, William 58 acres
    TERRY, Daniel 52 acres
    THORNTON, John 0 acres
    TUCKER, Thomas 86 acres
    VEALE, Wilmot 0 acres
    WATERBURY, Peter Cook 500 acres
    WAYHOP, William 48 acres
    WHEATON, James 45 acres
    WOSTER, Henry 56 acres
    YOUNGS, Joseph 0 acres

  9. Nancy Jordan, Email to Dianne Stevens dated 8 OCT 2015.

    When I searched for her (Ruth's) son Bryan Lefferty Stewart on Ancestry.com, I came across some disturbing information. He was convicted of passing counterfeit currency and given a life sentence at Newport Prison in New York, New York. He began serving in 1797 and he is on several subsequent prison lists up until 1806, then nothing. Perhaps those were the only records that survived or perhaps he died or was released.

    [see Ancestry.com "New York, Prisoners Received at Newgate State Prison, 1797-1810]

  10. Ancestry.com, Macdonalds of Baleshare family tree.
  11. Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, RS686 :: Index to New Brunswick Land Grants, 1784 - 1997.

    Name CONDON, Thomas
    Volume B
    Page 1
    Grant number 43
    Place Dumfries
    County York
    Date 1786-10-10
    Accompanying plan No
    Acres 69
    Microfilm F16302
    Comment Grant Of Prince William/Land Being Pt Of 262 Lots

    Other names on this grant (54):

    ALLOWAY, John 194 acres
    BURCHIL, John 65 acres
    CAMP, Heil 52 acres
    CHRISTIE, William 72 acres
    CLAYTON, Samuel 68 acres
    CLIFF, John 56 acres
    CLIFF, William 56 acres
    COLE, Alben 68 acres
    CURRY, Patrick 0 acres
    CUTLER, Abigail (widow) 62 acres
    CUTLER, Elizabeth 62 acres
    CUTLER, Hannah 62 acres
    DAVIDSON, John 100 acres
    EATON, Francis 55 acres
    ENO, David 0 acres
    FORD, John 54 acres
    FULTON, James 232 acres
    GALE, Thomas 55 acres
    GANTER, Peter 68 acres
    GRAY, Lyman 43 acres
    HARPER, William 51 acres
    HORSMAN, Francis * 71 acres
    HUNTER, Joseph 63 acres
    JENSON, Robert 62 acres
    JOHNSON, ----- (widow) 52 acres
    JONES, Nahum 171 acres
    JONES, Simeon 161 acres
    JOSLINE, David 0 acres
    JOSLINE, Moses 72 acres
    KAIN, Dennis 56 acres
    KENNEDY, John 63 acres
    MURRAY, Daniel 220 acres
    MURRAY, Robert 177 acres
    NICHOLSON, Arthur 158 acres
    ODELL, Jonathan 326 acres
    ORSAR, William 52 acres
    PARKER, Josiah 156 acres
    SCOTT, Edward 0 acres
    SEAMAN, Richard 182 acres
    SMITH, Peter 56 acres
    STEWART, Alexander 219 acres
    STEWART, Brian Lafferty 81 acres
    STEWART, William 237 acres
    STONE, John 62 acres
    STONE, William 58 acres
    TERRY, Daniel 52 acres
    THORNTON, John 0 acres
    TUCKER, Thomas 86 acres
    VEALE, Wilmot 0 acres
    WATERBURY, Peter Cook 500 acres
    WAYHOP, William 48 acres
    WHEATON, James 45 acres
    WOSTER, Henry 56 acres
    YOUNGS, Joseph 0 acres

  12. Ancestry.com, Macdonalds of Baleshare family tree.
  13. Olsen, Wayne, PAF file: Boslow_Anc_Stevens.paf (rec'd via EMail 0n 14 APR 2002).
  14. Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, RS686 :: Index to New Brunswick Land Grants, 1784 - 1997.

    Name CONDON, Thomas
    Volume B
    Page 1
    Grant number 43
    Place Dumfries
    County York
    Date 1786-10-10
    Accompanying plan No
    Acres 69
    Microfilm F16302
    Comment Grant Of Prince William/Land Being Pt Of 262 Lots

    Other names on this grant (54):

    ALLOWAY, John 194 acres
    BURCHIL, John 65 acres
    CAMP, Heil 52 acres
    CHRISTIE, William 72 acres
    CLAYTON, Samuel 68 acres
    CLIFF, John 56 acres
    CLIFF, William 56 acres
    COLE, Alben 68 acres
    CURRY, Patrick 0 acres
    CUTLER, Abigail (widow) 62 acres
    CUTLER, Elizabeth 62 acres
    CUTLER, Hannah 62 acres
    DAVIDSON, John 100 acres
    EATON, Francis 55 acres
    ENO, David 0 acres
    FORD, John 54 acres
    FULTON, James 232 acres
    GALE, Thomas 55 acres
    GANTER, Peter 68 acres
    GRAY, Lyman 43 acres
    HARPER, William 51 acres
    HORSMAN, Francis * 71 acres
    HUNTER, Joseph 63 acres
    JENSON, Robert 62 acres
    JOHNSON, ----- (widow) 52 acres
    JONES, Nahum 171 acres
    JONES, Simeon 161 acres
    JOSLINE, David 0 acres
    JOSLINE, Moses 72 acres
    KAIN, Dennis 56 acres
    KENNEDY, John 63 acres
    MURRAY, Daniel 220 acres
    MURRAY, Robert 177 acres
    NICHOLSON, Arthur 158 acres
    ODELL, Jonathan 326 acres
    ORSAR, William 52 acres
    PARKER, Josiah 156 acres
    SCOTT, Edward 0 acres
    SEAMAN, Richard 182 acres
    SMITH, Peter 56 acres
    STEWART, Alexander 219 acres
    STEWART, Brian Lafferty 81 acres
    STEWART, William 237 acres
    STONE, John 62 acres
    STONE, William 58 acres
    TERRY, Daniel 52 acres
    THORNTON, John 0 acres
    TUCKER, Thomas 86 acres
    VEALE, Wilmot 0 acres
    WATERBURY, Peter Cook 500 acres
    WAYHOP, William 48 acres
    WHEATON, James 45 acres
    WOSTER, Henry 56 acres
    YOUNGS, Joseph 0 acres

  15. Ancestry.com, Macdonalds of Baleshare family tree.
  16. Olsen, Wayne, PAF file: Boslow_Anc_Stevens.paf (rec'd via EMail 0n 14 APR 2002).

    [cites N.J. Archives, Vol 22, page 359]

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