- a member of the royal family that ruled in Scotland from 1371 to 1714 and in England from 1603 to 1714.
- Charles Edwardthe Young PretenderorBonnie Prince Charlie, 1720–80, grandson of James II.
- Also Stewart. Darnley, Lord Henry.
- Gilbert,1755–1828, U.S. painter.
- Henry, Darnley, Lord Henry Stewart or Stuart.
- James Ewell BrownJeb, 1833–64, Confederate general in the Civil War.
- James Francis Edward.Also called James III.the Old Pretender, 1688–1766, English prince.
- Jesse Hilton,1907–84, U.S. writer.
- John, 3rd Earl of Bute,1713–92, British statesman: prime minister 1762–63.
- Mary. Mary, Queen of Scots.
- former name of Alice Springs.
- a male given name: from an Old English word meaning “steward.”
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Examples from the Web for stuarts
But did not America acquiesce in the dethronement of the Stuarts?Homeward Bound
James Fenimore Cooper
Does Scotland go on vapouring about an extinct nationality or the right of the Stuarts?Lord Kilgobbin
Yet, even then he was engaged in a plot to restore the Stuarts.
The house of Dalzell had been sufferers in the service of the Stuarts.
James, perhaps least of all the Stuarts, illustrated the principle of noblesse oblige.Andrew Melville
- the royal house that ruled in Scotland from 1371 to 1714 and in England from 1603 to 1714See also Stewart
- Charles Edward, called the Young Pretender or Bonnie Prince Charlie. 1720–88, pretender to the British throne. He led the Jacobite Rebellion (1745–46) in an attempt to re-establish the Stuart succession
- his father, James Francis Edward, called the Old Pretender. 1688–1766, pretender to the British throne; son of James II (James VII of Scotland) and his second wife, Mary of Modena. He made two unsuccessful attempts to realize his claim to the throne (1708; 1715)
- Mary. See Mary, Queen of Scots
Word Origin and History for stuarts
name of the British royal family from 1603-1668 (see steward); attested from 1873 as an attribution for styles from that period.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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