STEWART STUART, Maria Antonia de la Ascension "Little Peggy, Charlotte"

Female Abt. 1790 -


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  • Name STEWART STUART, Maria Antonia de la Ascension "Little Peggy, Charlotte" 
    • NAME VARIATIONS:
      - Little Peggy, Charlotte STEWART; father George Stewart (GS) (1766-1791) - Midshipman on HMAV Bounty http://pandorawreckancestors.net/family-histories/george-stewart/
      - Peggy STEWART, Maria Antonia STUART; From Mission to Majesty: A Genealogy and History of Early California and Royal European Ancestors, Gateway Press, Inc., Baltimore, Maryland, 1983, Chapter: Peggy Stewart (Maria Antonia Stuart), pages 46-47
      - Maria Carlotta de la Ascencion STEWART; father George Stewart (GS) (1766-1791) - Midshipman on HMAV Bounty http://pandorawreckancestors.net/family-histories/george-stewart/
      - Maria Antonia de la Ascension PEQUE (PECK); Bap. Record (T.W. Temple, who questioned whether her mother was Margarita Peck-JSR)
      - Margarita PEQUE; dau. Maria de los Remedios Josefa Antonia's Bap. Record (huntington.org)
      - Margarita PEQUE (PECK); dau. Maria de los Remedios Josefa Antonia's Bap. Record (T.W. Temple)
      - Maria Antonia STUARD; Marr. Record
      - Maria Antonia ASTUAR; son Josef Antonio Francisco Solano's Bap. Record
      - Maria STUART; son Jose del Espiritu Santo's Marr. Record
      - Antonia ASTERAS; dau. Maria Guadalupe Catarina's Conf. Record.
      - Maria Antonia ACTUAR (STUART); 1834 Santa Barbara Census
    Nickname Little Peggy, Charlotte 
    Born Abt. 1790  Matavai Bay, Tahiti, French Polynesia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Christened 04 May 1815  San Diego Presidio, Alta California Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Female 
    Census 1 Jun 1834  Santa Barbara, Alta California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1834 SANTA BARBARA PADRON/CENSUS
    1834 S.B. PADRON (Census): Ma. Anta. Astuar (Stuart) - Age 36
    Widowed w/children and granddaughter
    Census 15 Sep 1870  Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Widowed, living with daughter and her family 
    Person ID I14141  1. Schwald - WA-NY-OR-TX
    Last Modified 29 Jun 2016 

    Father STEWART STUART, George,   b. 1766, South Ronaldsay, Orkney Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1791, Great Barrier Reef, Moulter Cay, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years) 
    Mother INDIA PEQUE, Peggy,   b. Bef. 1774, Matavai Bay, Tahiti, French Polynesia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft. Dec 29, 1791, Matavai Bay, Tahiti, French Polynesia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 17 years) 
    Family ID F6448  Group Sheet

    Family 1 EAYRS, George Washington,   b. Bef. 1793, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Type: not married 
    Children 
    +1. EAYRS, Maria de los Remedios Josefa Antonia,   b. Abt. Jun 1813, Bodega Bay, Sonoma County, California Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 28 Jun 2016 
    Family ID F6447  Group Sheet

    Family 2 OLIVERA, Joseph Antonio "Secundino",   b. 01 Jul 1793, Los Angeles, Alta California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt. 10 Dec 1828, Santa Barbara, Alta California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years) 
    Married 19 Oct 1817  Mission Santa Barbara, Alta California Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6, 7
    Children 
    +1. OLIVERA, Maria "Luisa",   b. 24 Aug 1818, Santa Barbara, Alta California Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. OLIVERA, Jose del Espiritu Santo,   b. May 1820, Santa Barbara, Alta California Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. OLIVERA, Maria "Josefa",   b. Mar 1822, Santa Barbara, Alta California Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. OLIVERA, Josef Antonio Francisco Solano,   b. 14 Feb 1824, Alta California Find all individuals with events at this location
    +5. OLIVERA, Maria de los Angeles "Francisca",   b. Oct 1826, Santa Barbara, Alta California Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. OLIVERA, Maria "Guadalupe" Catarina,   b. 10 Mar 1829, Santa Barbara, Alta California Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 22 Apr 2017 
    Family ID F4665  Group Sheet

    Family 3 FOXEN, Benjamin "Guillermo Domingo Julian",   b. Bet. 1796-1798, Norwich, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1874, Rancho Tinaquaic, Foxen Canyon, Santa Barbara County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Married Type: not married 
    Children 
     1. FOXEN, Jose de la Luz Reyes,   b. 4 Jan 1832, Santa Barbara, Alta California Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 3 Mar 2015 
    Family ID F6453  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt. 1790 - Matavai Bay, Tahiti, French Polynesia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 04 May 1815 - San Diego Presidio, Alta California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 19 Oct 1817 - Mission Santa Barbara, Alta California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1 Jun 1834 - Santa Barbara, Alta California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Widowed, living with daughter and her family - 15 Sep 1870 - Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S350] BK-From Msn. to Majesty: A Genlgy. & History of Early Cal & Royal European Ancestors, Barbara Juarez Wilson, (Gateway Press, Inc., Baltimore, Maryland, 1983), pages 46-47.
      BIRTH & PARENTS - Chapter: Peggy Stewart (Maria Antonia Stuart)
      "George and Peggy's [Peque] daughter, little Peggy Stewart, now orphaned, was left in the care of relatives who raised her as one their own. The missionaries from the London Missionary Society saw to her education.
      According to Sir Basil Thompson, 'little Peggy was the first half-caste born in Tahiti. This little daughter became a pet in Tahiti.' When her father was taken away in chains and her mother died shortly after of a broken heart, 'the child was taken care of by her grandfather, a chief, and when the missionaries later arrived, they took charge of her.'

      In the year of 1808 or 1809, George Washington Eayrs, an enterprising young American sea captain from Boston, brought his frigate, the MERCURY, into Tahitian waters. He was at that time engaged in sea otter trade, but soon after he formed a partnership with the Russian Aleksandr Baranov of the Pacific North in the more lucrative business of contraband trading.

      In 1808-1809, Peggy Stewart was a young lady in her teens and was the object of the captain's admiring eye.

      Tahiti in those years was beset with many internal problems. Bloody battles were constantly waged as various factions fought for supremacy. When the young captain invited Peggy to go away with him to faraway places, she saw her opportunity to escape the constant turmoil, where she would not have to witness so much shedding of blood. Accepting, with all the excitement and curiosity of a young girl, Peggy sailed away from the land of her birth with Captain Eayrs who, although he never formally married her, loved and cherished this child-woman as his wife.

      For four years Peggy and George traveled the length and breadth of the globe seeing such places as Canton, Hawaii, Santo Tomas, all of the Pacific coast from Alaska to the tip of Baja, California, Mexico, South America, and the eastern seaboard of the United States.

      On 07 May 1813, as their ship, the MERCURY, lay anchored at Bodega Bay, Peggy presented George with a baby daughter, Maria.

      On 02 June 1813, the Spanish flagship FLORA, Don Nicolas Noe captain, while making a trade voyage from Lima, Peru seeking tallow, came upon the MERCURY just above Santa Barbara at Refugio Bay. Noe seized the ship and her crew claiming it was dealing in contraband.

      Although the Californians, including the mission padres, were sorely in need of merchandise for sewing, cooking, and furnishings, Mexico had declared such trade with anyone other than Mexico was forbidden and illegal. Although the captain probably was dealing illegally, he claimed the method in which his ship was confiscated was also illegal, and he sought compensation for his great loss for years.

      Captain George and his little family were placed under house arrest in Santa Barbara until 03 September and then they were sent to San Diego (still under house arrest) where both baby Maria Eayrs and Peggy Stewart were baptized (See excerpts, pages 79-82). Eayrs pleaded with their godfather, Jose Antonio de la Guerra y Noriega to take his 'girl' and baby into his home for their protection and safekeeping while he, George, traveled to Mexico to speak to the authorities about his losses. George never returned...."


    2. [S010] Alta Cal Msn Bk #00_1770-1855_Bap, Early California Population Project, (huntington.org), http://missions.huntington.org/BaptismalData.aspx?ID=33602.
      BAPTISM
      San Diego Presidio Church
      #1498) 4 May 1815- MARIA ANTONIA DE LA ASCENSION [India], de Ysla de San Duich.
      *More info on web site.

    3. [S023] Alta Cal Msn Bk #10_1776-1822_Sn Dgo Bap, Mission San Diego de Alcala or Presidio Church, (Thomas Workman Temple III), 4 May 1815.
      BAPTISM
      #4198) RPC 4 May 1815, MARIA ANTONIA DE LA ASENCION PEQUE (PECK), 16 (born 1798 re mats Sta b), came in company of George, natural de la Isla de Sandwich (George Eayres, native of Boston?) whose wife was Margaret Peck?),
      with Jose de la Guerra, Theniente de Caballeria del Presidio de Santa Barbara, y su muger, as padrinos before Martin

      #4198) En 4 dias del mes de Mayo de 1815, en la Igla. del Rl. Presidio de S. Diego Bautizo solemte. una adulta como de edad de 16 anos, natl. de la Ysla de San Duich, la cual vino en compania, de Jorje de Nacion Anglo Americano, de Religion Protestante. Para enterarse de esta recien bautizada, me remito la partida 4068. (4069-MB) Pusele por nombre MARIA ANTONIA DE LA ASENCION.
      Fueron sus padrinos Don Jose Antonio de la Guerra y Noriega Teniente de Caballeria del Real Presidio de Santa Barbara y su legitima muger Dna. Maria Antonia Carrillo, natl. del Pueblo de los angeles en esta California alta, quienes adverti el parentesco (espiritual) y demas obligaciones y para que conste lo firme ut supra Fr. Fernando Mtin (Martin MB) (r)

    4. [S012] Alta Cal Msn Bk #00_1772-1855 _Marr, Early California Population Project, (huntington.org), http://missions.huntington.org/MarriageData.aspx?ID=110, 19 Oct 1817.
      MARRIAGE
      Msn. Santa Barbara or Santa Barbara Presidio
      #101) 19 Oct 1817- SECUNDINO OLIBERA, soltero, soldado de esta compania, S.G. Bap. #2358, de Jose Manuel Olibera (difunto), y de Maria Guadalupe Briones,
      con MARIA ANTONIA STUARD, soltera, S.D. Bap. #4198, Origin: Yslas de [Sandwich] San Duik, de padre y madre [unstated]. Ripoll.
      *More info on web site.

    5. [S094] Alta Cal Msn Bk #51_1786-1852_Snta Barb_Marr, Mission Santa Barbara or Real Presidio of Santa Barbara, (Thomas Workman Temple III), 19 Oct 1817.
      MARRIAGE
      #93) Oct 19 [1817]- SECUNDINO OLIVERA, natl. del inmediato Presdo., h.l. del dfto. Juan Maria Olivera, y Maria Guadalupe Briones,
      with MARIA ANTONIA STUARD, natl. delas Islas de San Wuik (Sandwich Islands) y bautizada en la Misn. de San Diego.
      Jose Antonio Romero, Carlos Ruis y otros muchos qe. se congregaron pa. la Misa Mayor as witnesses before Fr. Antonio Ripoli.

    6. [S229] CENSUS JUN 1834 - Alta California Santa Barbara, Bancroft - May 1859, (Sta. Pap. Missions Vol.5-p.506), page 15/20 [Vol.5-p.506], 1 Jun 1834.

    7. [S170] CENSUS 1870 - U.S. Federal, (ancestry.com), page 82/107, 15 Sep 1870.
      1870 CENSUS - Township 2, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California
      NAME - AGE - SEX - PROFESSION - VALUE OF REAL ESTATE/PERSONAL ESTATE - PLACE OF BIRTH
      Juan P Ayala - 55 - m - Farmer - _/150
      Francisca Ayala - 44 - f - Keeps House
      Solidad Ayala - 22 - f - No Occupation
      Jose De L Ayala - 18 - m - At Home
      Juan Ayala - 14 - m - At Home
      Pedro Ayala - 12 - m - At Home
      Josefa Ayala - 10 - f - At Home
      Francisca Ayala - 8 - f - At Home
      Juan P Ayala - 6 - m - At Home
      Isaac Ayala - 3 - m - At Home
      Maria A Ayala - 1 - f - At Home
      Maria A Stuard - 67 - f - No Occupation (W)