Clan Belshes Places & People

Clan Belshes People

Sir John Stuart, 4th Baronet (1752–1821)

His original surname was Wish-art-Belches, MP for Kincardineshire between 1797–1806 and 1802-06.

The only son of William Belches, Esq he became Baronet on the death of his great-uncle, Sir William Stuart, 2nd Baronet in 1777 and assumed the surname of stuart instead of Wishart Belches.

in 1775 he married Lady Jane Leslie, eldest daughter of David Melville, 6th Earl of Leven and was made baron of the Exchequer in Scotland in 1807

On his death the Wishart baronetcy of Clifton Hall, Edinburgh became dormant.

Clan Belshes Places


Invermay Old House in Perth & Kinross was possibly built in the 17th century, though potentially earlier. There is a stone with the date 1633 carved on it above a window (which has since been bricked up), however, this date could refer to a year restoration work was completed. The house, now ruinous, was once a Belshes stronghold, and was abandoned sometime between 1770 and 1780.