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Families covered: Beaton of Creich, Beaton (Beton) of Nether Rires
[A look at this page on 07.07.17 showed that the sole Main Source then reported below, 'Fife (P&H)', does not support much of what is actually shown below. This suggested that somehow the main 'Main Source' was deleted from below. A review of the page on 30.07.17 found that Wood's 'East Neuk of Fife' does support this page (apart from some dates and a few other details) but it is clear that it was not the original main source. We hope to find that other source and report it below (again) in due course!]

Sir David Betoun, 1st of Creich and of Nether Rires (b 1466, d 1505, Lord High Treasurer, Captaoin of Falkland Castle)
m. Jean (or Janet or Isabel) Duddingston (d after 1541, dau of Stephen Duddingston, 1st of Sandfurd)
1. Sir John Beaton, 2nd of Creich and of Nether Rires (b 1495, a 1525)
  m. (c1517?) Janet (sb Margaret?) Hay (b 1499, dau of John Hay, Provost of Dundee)
  A. David Beaton of Creich & Nether Rires (b 1519, d unm 1539, 2nd son)
Wood shows that David succeeded his father. Our earlier main source must have shown that he did not as it numbered David's brother Robert as the 3rd laird, his son David as the 4th, etc.. Consequent to this contradiction, we have removed those numberings. There may be inconsistencies in cross-references with the numberings of later lairds.
  B. Robert Beaton of Creich & Nether Rires (b 1520, d by 1567)
  Wood identifies Robert's wife as Joanna Renwall or Gryssoner. 'Fife (P&H)' reports that "She is variously named Gryssoner, Grismore, and Renwall." It appears that the original source named her ...
  m. (by 1540) Johanne de Lareyneville
  i. David Beaton of Creich & Nether Rires (d by 1579)
  m. (mcrt 14.03.1560-1, div) Beatrix/Beatrice (probably not Eupheme) Leslie (b 1540, d 1609?, dau of George Leslie, 4th Earl of Rothes, m2. George Auchmutie of that ilk)
  a. Anne/Agnes Beaton (d 1610)
  m1. (div) Sir James Chisholm of Cromlix
It appears that the original source shows the 2nd husband as either John Auchmoutie of that ilk or Sir John Moncreiff of Auchmoutie. Wood names him ...
  m2. Sir David Herring of Lethinty
  ii. James Beaton of Creich (d c1613, parson of Roxburgh)
  m1. Helen Leslie (heiress of Kinnaird)
  a.+ 2 daughters (d unm)
  m2. Isabel Gilnay not mentioned by Wood or 'Fife (P&H)'
  m3. (mcrt 05.04.1578) Margaret Wemyss (d 09.1636, dau of Sir David Wemyss of that ilk)
  c. David Beaton of 'Nether Rires' & Creich (d 1628)
  m. (1598) Eupheme Forbes (dau of Arthur Forbes of Rires)
(1) David Beaton of Creich (d 1661, 2nd son)
  m1. Euphame Graham (dau of _ Graham of Morphie)
  (A)+ 4 children (d young)
  m2. (31.12.1639, sp) Margaret Cunningham (d 1678, dau of William Cunningham, 8th Earl of Glencairn, m2. _ Chisholm of Cromlix)
  (2) William Beaton 'of Balmeidilidy' (d 1670)
m. (before 17.11.1646) Jean Allardice (d after 21.11.1687, dau of John Allardice of Allardice)
  (A) Margaret Beaton (d after 10.03.1682)
  m. (1665) James (or William) Lindsay of Kilspindie (son of ?? of Evelick)
  (3) Catherine Beaton --
  m. James Forbes (son of Robert of Rires) --
  (4) Anna Beaton (d before 1635)
  m. Sir John Moncrieff of that ilk (d c1651)
(5)+ other issue - Robert (d young), Margaret, Helen, Eupham
  Wood, which provides most of this generation, reports that either Helen or Eupham or another daughter m1. laird of Fullerton, m2. Erskine of Dun. The Erskine records show an Ann Beaton "probably of the Creich family" who married Sir Alexander Erskine after 03.1635 but before 1640. Noting that this lady had a sister called Anna who died before 1635, we presume that it was in fact probably either Helen or Eupham who married ...
  m1. laird of Fullerton
  m2. (after 03.1635) (Sir Alexander) Erskine of Dun (d 1662)
  d. Katherine Beaton
  m. James Forbes of Kilmany (brother of Robert of Rires)
  e. Elizabeth Beaton (dsp 21.01.1658)
  m. (mcrt 02.1604) Sir David Murray of Gospertie, 1st Viscount of Stormont (d 27.08.1631)
f. Margaret Beaton
  m. _ Ferney of that ilk
  g.+ other issue - John, Robert, Archibald, Helen
  iii. Lucretia Beaton
  m. David Beaton of Melgund (b 1522, son of the Cardinal)
  iv. Mary Beaton (b c1540, d before 1599)
  m. (1566) Sir Alexander Ogilvy, 4th of Boyne (b c1530, d before 1606)
v. Elizabeth Beaton --
  m. (mcrt 21.05.1561) James Sandilands, younger of Cruvie and St. Monance (dvp 29.03.1580) --
  vi. (Margaret) Beaton mentioned by Wood but not by original source
  m. Claud Hamilton of Cockney (Cochnock) (d c1613)
  vii. daughter mentioned by Wood but not by original source
  m. _ Erskine of Dun
vii. (Christian) Beaton (Bethune) mentioned by Wood but not by original source
  m. Henry Kinnear (abbot of Balmerinoch)
  vii. daughter mentioned by Wood but not by original source
  m. ?? ("a burgess of Dundee)
  C. Isabella Beaton (b c1515)
  m. Sir Gilbert Ogilvy 'of that ilk' of Powrie (d c1600)
  D. Christian (Christina) Beaton (b c1517)
  Wood shows Christian m1. (before 1580) Patrick Kininmont of Craighall m2. (befpre 1587) Sir Michael Balfour of Burleigh. We keep to the original view that the marriages were the other way around.
  m1. (before 1545) Michael Balfour, 4th of Burleigh (d 29.11.1577)
  m2. Patrick Kinninmonth of Craighall
  E. Janet Beaton (b 1519, d 01.1568-9) --
  m1. (c1538) Sir James Crichton of Cranston Riddell (b 1515)
  m2. (1540, div 1543) Simon Preston of Craigmillar (b 1514)
m3. (before 06.1544) Sir Walter Scott of Branxholme & Buccleuch (b 1495, d 04.10.1552) --
  F. Grisel Beaton (b c1521, d 18.08.1579)
  m1. (1548) Sir William (not Walter) Scott of Kirkurd, younger of Buccleuch (b 1517, dvp before 19.05.1552)
  m2. (mcrt 08.02.1551-2) Sir Andrew Murray of Blackbarony (d 01.09.1572)
  G. Margaret Beaton (b 1526) --
  m. Arthur Forbes, 4th of Rires (d 1586) --
  H. Elizabeth Beaton (b c1529)
  m1. (c1536?) John Stewart, 4th Lord Innermeath (d 01.1569-70)
  m2. (div 1581) James Gray (d 1585-6, son of Patrick, 4th Lord) not mentioned by Wood
  Also, according to BLG1952 (Mackintosh of Mackintosh), ...
  p. Archibald Campbell, 5th Earl of Argyll (b c1530, d 12.09.1573)
  I. Agnes Beaton mentioned by Wood but not by our original main source
  m. _ Chisholm of Cromlix
  J.+ other issue - John (dvp 1572), David (b 1519, d 1539), Archibald (Dean of Aberdeen), Andrew (d c1575), Gavin (parson of Govan)
2. James Beaton of Cairntoun (a 1506)
3. Jean (Janet) Beaton (d 1522) --
  m1. Sir Robert Livingston of Easter Wemyss and Drumry (d Flodden 09.09.1513) --
  m2. (1516) James Hamilton, 2nd Lord, 1st Earl of Arran (b c1475, d 03.1529) --
4. Grizel (or Mary) Beaton (b c1500, a 1541) --
  m. (after 09.05.1513) John Lyle, 4th Lord (b c1499, d after 20.07.1551) --
5. Elizabeth Beaton (b c1518)
  p. James Stewart, King James V of Scots (b 10.04.1512, d 14.12.1542)

Main source(s): 'East Neuk of Fife' (Walter Wood, 1887, p123+) with some support from 'Fife (P&H, vol 2, p328+)'
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