Patrick Maxwell Stewart

1795 - 1846

Claimant or beneficiary

Biography

London merchant (under his own name) and MP, son of Sir Michael Shaw Stewart the 5th bart., and brother of the 6th. Agent for Tobago in the 1830s ; prominent member of the West India Committee. Maxwell Stewart one of the directors of the Marine Insurance Co., which appeared briefly in the mid-1840s, Palladium Life established in the 1820s and of The British American Land Company (1834- ). The 4th Bt. succeeded to the Greenock estates on the death of his great-uncle Sir John Shaw of Greenock, 3rd and last Bt., in 1752 and assumed the additional surname of Shaw. Later MP for Renfrewshire from 1780-1783 and 1786-1796. The 5th Bt. Lord Lieutenant of Renfrewshire 1822-1825. The 6th Bt., Michael Shaw-Stewart, MP for Lanarkshire 1827-1830 and Renfrewshire 1830-1837. The 7th Bt., Colonel Sir Michael Robert Shaw-Stewart (26 November 1826–10 December 1903),  MP for Renfrewshire from 1855-1865 and Lord-Lieutenant of Renfrewshire between 1869-1903. He was also Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Scotland from 1873 to 1882.

  1. The History of Parliament shows him dying at Carnock, Stirlingshire; the Patrick Maxwell Shaw Stewart whose death was registered at Croydon Q3 1846 was the twelve year old son of Capt. Houston Stewart, killed at Beddington Park in a shooting accident.

  2. Patrick Stewart Esq., MP 11 Upper Brook Street; P. M. Stewart merchant 6 Great Winchester Street.

  3. Will of Patrick Maxwell Stewart merchant of Finsbury Circus proved 16/11/1846. Under the will, he left his entire estate except for Charlotteville in Tobago to trustees to liquidate, and with the money to withhold £8000, and divide the remainder equally between his brother Houston Stewart RN and the children of his late brother John Shaw Stewart, who also received the £8000. Charlotteville he left to Houston Stewart for his lifetime and then to 'his son Patrick Maxwell Stewart my name son [sic].'

  4. Patrick Maxwell Stewart, MP, of 6 Great Winchester Street, had four votes as a proprietor of the British American Land Company in 1835 so had purchased at least 50 shares at £50 each.

Sources

  1. FreeUKGen, England and Wales Free BMD Database, Deaths, 1837-1983 [database online]; D. R. Fisher, ed. The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1820-1832. There is a memorial to the younger Patrick Maxwell Shaw Stewart in St Mary the Virgin, Beddington, Surrey http://memorials.rmg.co.uk/Memorial8282.html?Photos=No&MemorialPage=121&MemorialID=M1281 accessed 11/04/2014.

  2. Boyles Directory 1835; Robsons Directory 1835.

  3. PROB 11/2045/265.

  4. List of the proprietors of the British American Land Company: incorporated and established by Charter and Act of Parliament, 1834 (London, n.d.) p. 13 (via Archive.org).


Further Information

Absentee?
British/Irish

Associated Claims (2)

£1,706 10S 0D
Awardee
£2,880 6S 7D
Awardee

Legacies Summary

Commercial (24)

Railway Investment
Manchester and Southampton [1846342]  
£2000 
Railway Investment
Glasgow, Barrhead and Neilston Direct (Branches to Paisley) [1846175]  
£8550 
Railway Investment
Glasgow, Barrhead and Neilston Direct (Branches to Paisley) [1846175]  
£8550 
Railway Investment
Cambridge and Oxford Cambridge and Oxford [184668]  
£6250 
Railway Investment
Glasgow, Paisley and Greenock (Harbour Branch) [1846189]  
£5130 
Railway Investment
Glasgow, Kilmanrock and Ardrossan [1846181]  
£5000 
Railway Investment
Lanarkshire and Lothians [1846251]  
£3750 
Railway Investment
Glasgow, Barrhead and Neilston Direct (Branches to Thornliebank, Househill and Hurlet) [1846176]  
£3500 
Railway Investment
Glasgow, Paisley and Greenock (Bridge of Weir Branch) [1846188]  
£11550 
Railway Investment
Glasgow, Strathaven and Lesmabagow Direct [1846192]  
£5000 
Railway Investment
Glasgow, Barrhead and Neilston Direct (Branches to Paisley) [1846175]  
£3500 
Railway Investment
Cambridge and Oxford Cambridge and Oxford [184668]  
£6250 
Railway Investment
East and West India Docks and Birmingham Junction [1846122]  
£100000 
Railway Investment
Glasgow, Paisley and Greenock (Polloc and Govan Branch) [1846190]  
£3000 
Railway Investment
Glasgow, Paisley and Greenock (Polloc and Govan Branch) [1846190]  
£3000 
Railway Investment
Manchester and Southampton [1846342]  
£2000 
Firm Investment
Patrick Maxwell Stewart
West India merchant  
 
Railway Investment
Glasgow, Paisley and Greenock (Bridge of Weir Branch) [1846188]  
£11550 
Railway Investment
Glasgow, Kilmanrock and Ardrossan [1846181]  
£5000 
Railway Investment
Lanarkshire and Lothians [1846251]  
£3750 
Railway Investment
Glasgow, Paisley and Greenock (Harbour Branch) [1846189]  
£5130 
Railway Investment
East and West India Docks and Birmingham Junction [1846122]  
£100000 
Founding member, director
 
Firm Investment
 
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Political (1)

MP
Liberal / West India interest 
election →
Lancaster Lancashire
1831 - 1837
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Renfrewshire Renfrewshire
1841 - 1846
parliamentary notes →


Relationships (3)

Son → Father
Brothers
Brothers

Addresses (5)

11 Chapel Street, Belgravia, London, Middlesex, London, England
11 Upper Brook Street, London, Middlesex, London, England
17 Finsbury Circus, City of London, Middlesex, London, England
6 Great Winchester Street, City of London, Middlesex, London, England
Grosvenor Square, London, Middlesex, London, England