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Stevenson Hamilton
of Fairholm



Origins


The Founding Ancestor of this family is [Missing XREF c-stevenson133]. His younger brother
James 
Stevenson
(
Niven
,
Cochran
) ante 1739 - 1806 is Founding Ancestor of the FAMILY
Stevenson
  formerly of Paisley
(in Burke's Landed Gentry referred to as "of Bolton Old Hall, formerly of Westoe") treated elsewhere. Both were sons of , in 1753 Burgess of Paisley.

Through his wife, born

(
Stevenson
) 1741 - 1821, the grandaughter of
Robert 
Stevenson
(
Fulton
) 1720 - 1764, Nathaniel's descendents are able to claim a relationship also to the family of the author
Robert Lewis (Louis) Balfour 
Stevenson
(
Van de Grift
) 1850 - 1894 (R.L.S.), i.e. the FAMILY
Stevenson
  formerly of Neilston
. Both families, as indeed all "Stevensons", may well descend from a "Son of my Love", the heir of a - as the author
Robert Lewis (Louis) Balfour 
Stevenson
(
Van de Grift
) 1850 - 1894 (R.L.S.) certainly hoped - hence are part of the Royal Family, Tribe of "the Children of the Mist". However no firm evidence exists for such a claim, nor for a relationship between these two Stevenson families which must therefore be treated separately.


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