Annotation:Miss Clementina Stewart's Strathspey

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MISS CLEMENTINA STEWART'S STRATHSPEY. Scottish, Strathspey. E Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Composed by Biography:William Shepherd (c. 1760-1812). Shepherd also composed a melody called "Miss Stewart of Ballechen’s Favourite," on the same first page of his collection as "Miss Clementina Stewart's Strathspey." The estate of Ballenchin was held by Hope Steuart (1761-1834) at the time of Shepherd's 1793 publication, although he married some ten years after Shepherd's publication (so Clementina was not his daughter). However, Steuart's sister (the daughter of Robert Steuart {1727-1783} and Isabella Hope, who married in 1759), was named Clementina. She died, unmarried, in 1855. However, there are other 'Clementina Steuarts' to consider--a Clementina Steuart was the name of both the wife and daughter of Sir John Steuart "4th Lord Balcaskie, 18th Laird of Grandtully" in Perthshire. Clementina, the daughter, married Alexander Moray, Esq., of Abercairny in 1782 at Murthly.

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Printed sources : - Shepherd (A Collection of Strathspey Reels), 1793; p. 1.

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