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Families covered: Beaton of Melgund, Bethune of Balfour, Bethune of Pitlochrie

Alexander de Bethune (d 12.08.1332)
1. Robert de Bethune
  m. Janet Balfour (dau of Sir Michael de Balfour)
  A. John Bethune, 1st of Balfour
  m. Katherine Stewart (dau of Sir Robert Stewart of Innermeath and Lorn)
  i. John Bethune, 2nd of Balfour
  m. ?? Stewart (dau of Sir David Stewart of Rosyth)
  a. Archibald Bethune, 3rd of Balfour
  (1) John Bethune, 4th of Balfour
  m. Katharine Stirling (dau of Sir William Stirling, 1st of Keir)
(A) John Bethune, 5th of Balfour
  m1. (1458) Mary Boswell (dau of David Boswell, 4th of Balgregie, 1st of Balmuto)
  (i) John Bethune, 6th of Balfour (b 1465, d 1524)
  m. Elizabeth Monypenny (dau of David Monypenny of Pitmilly and Kinkell)
  (a) John Bethune, 7th of Balfour (b c1490)
  m. (c1521) Christian Stewart (dau of David Stewart of Rosyth)
((1)) John Bethune, 8th of Balfour (b c1535, d 1564)
  m. Agnes Anstruther (dau of laird of Anstruther)
  ((A)) John Bethune, 9th of Balfour (b 1546, dsp before 1591)
  m. Isabella Pitcairn (dau of David Pitcairn of Forthar, 12th of Pitcairn)
  ((B)) Robert Bethune, 10th of Balfour
  m. (c1564) Agnes Trail (b 1536, dau of John Trail of Blebo)
  ((C))+ other issue - George, James, daughters
  ((2)) Andrew Bethune (parson)
  ((3)) Katherine Bethune
  m. John/Robert Borthwick of Balhousie
  ((4)) Janet Bethune
  m. James Cairns of Leyes
(b) James Bethune of Balfarge (b 1492)
  m. Helen Melville of Drummond
  ((1)) James Bethune, Archbishop of Glasgow (b 1517, d 1603)
  (c) David Beaton of Melgund, Archbishop of St. Andrews, Cardinal of Scotland (b 1494, d 1546)
  p. Mariota Ogilvy (b c1495, d 1575, dau of Sir James Ogilvy, 1st Lord of Airlie)
  ((1)) David Beaton of Melgund (b c1522)
  m. Lucretia Beaton (dau of Robert Beaton, 3rd of Creich)
((A)) David Beaton
  m. Esther Saltyne
  ((i)) Theodore Beaton
  ((B)) Elizabeth Beaton probably of this generation
  m. (mcrt 06.11.1574) John Ogilvy
  ((2)) Alexander Beaton, Archdeacon of Lothian (b c1524)
  ((3)) James Beaton of Melgund (b c1526, a 10.1584)
  m. (1553, div 1567) Margaret Lindsay (b 1528, dau of John Lindsay, 5th Lord of the Byres)
  ((A)) James Beaton of Melgund
m. Helen Menzies (dau of Menzies of Weem)
  ((B)) Elizabeth Beaton
  m. (mcrt 06.11.1574) John Ogilvy, 1st of Inverkeiler (d before 1603)
  ((4)) John Beaton (b c1528)
  ((5)) Margaret Beaton (b c1530, d after 1579)
  m. (10.04.1546) David Lindsay, 10th Earl of Crawford (b 1527, d 02.1572-3)
  ((6)) Mary Beaton (b c1532)
  m. Alexander Lindsay of Auchmoutie, 1st Lord Spynie (d 06.1607)
  ((7)) Agnes Beaton (b c1540)
  m1. George Gordon of Gight
  m2. (before 01.1582-3) Sir Patrick Gordon of Auchindoun (b 1538, d Glenlivet 03.10.1594)
  ((8)) George Beaton
  ((9)) Elizabeth Beaton of Skryne (a 1541)
  (d) Walter Bethune (b 1496, d c1551, Archdeacon of Lothian)
  (e) Thomas Bethune (b c1498, d 1519)
(f) George Bethune (parson of Govan)
  (g) Beatrix Bethune
  m. _ Moncur of Balumbie
  (h) Elizabeth Bethune (b c1504)
  m. John Wardlaw of Torrie (a 1513)
  (i) Katherine Bethune (b c1506)
m. Sir William Graham, 4th of Fintry
  (j) Janet Bethune
  m. _ Hay of Mountain
  (k) Margaret Bethune (b c1508)
  m1. John Graham of Ballargus, 1st of Claverhouse (d 1547)
  m2. _ Strachan
  (ii) David Betoun, 1st of Creich (b 1466, d 1505, Treasurer)
  m. Jean Duddingston (d after 1541, dau of Stephen Duddingston, 1st of Sandfurd)
  (iii) James Bethune, Archbishop of St. Andrews, Chancellor of Scotland (b 1473, d 1539)
  (iv) Robert Bethune, Abbot of Melrose and Cupar (b c1479)
  (v) Archibald Bethune of Pitlochrie (b 1481)
  (a) Archibald Bethune of Pitlochrie
  m. Janet Duddingston (dau of Stephen Duddingston, 2nd of Sandford)
  (vi) Andrew Bethune, prior of St. Andrews (b 1483)
  (vii) Elizabeth Bethune (b 1467)
  m. Alexander Reid (Provost of Inverness)
  (viii) Janet Bethune (b 1469)
  m. John Durie of that ilk (d 1538)
  (ix) Margaret Bethune (b 1471)
  m. John Sibbald of Letham
  (x) Grissel Bethune (b 1472)
  m. James Hay of Fordie
  (xi) Isobel Bethune (b 1475)
  m. John Forret of that ilk
  m2. (after 1470) Elizabeth Melville

Main sources: BLG1886 (Bethune of Balfour), significantly supplemented by cross-references from TSP (various).
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