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Families covered: Fletcher of Saltoun (Salton), Flesher of Otley, Flesher of Tiffield, Flesher of Towcester

Sir Andrew Fletcher of Innerpeffer, 1st of Saltoun or Salton (a 1641, Senator of Court of Justice)
m. ?? Hay (dau of Peter Hay of Kirkland)
1. Sir Robert Fletcher, 2nd of Saltoun (a 1672)
  A. Andrew Fletcher, 3rd of Saltoun (b 1653, d 1717, political writer)
  B. Henry Fletcher, 4th of Saltoun (d 1733)
m. (04.1688) Margaret Carnegie (d 27.05.1745, dau of Sir David Carnegie, 2nd of Pittarrow)
  i. Andrew Fletcher, 5th of Saltoun (b 1691, d 15.12.1766, Lord of Session as Lord Melton)
  m. Elizabeth Kinloch (dau of Sir Francis Kinloch, 2nd Bart of Gilmerton)
  a. Andrew Fletcher, 6th of Saltoun (d 27.05.1799)
b. John Fletcher, later Fletcher-Campbell of Boqhan, 7th of Saltoun (General)
  m. (1795) Ann Thriepland
  (1) Andrew Fletcher, 8th of Saltoun Hall (b 20.08.1796, d 09.04.1879) had issue
  m. (07.09.1825) Charlotte Charteris (d 03.03.1886, dau of Francis Charteris, later Charteris-Wemyss-Douglas, 8th Earl of Wemyss and March)
  (2) Henry Fletcher, later Fletcher-Campbell of Boqhan (d 1877) had issue
  m. Ann Hathorn (d 08.04.1869, dau of John Hathorn of Castle Wigg)
  c. Elizabeth Fletcher
  m. (1758) Sir John Wedderburn of Gosford, later Halkett, 4th Bart of Pitfirrane (d 1793)
  ii. Mary Fletcher
  m. (1718) George Hepburn of Monkrig
2. Sir Andrew Fletcher of Aberladie
  Kindly identified by a site visitor (PK, 15.10.07) as uncle of Andrew, brother of Sir Robert & husband of ...
  m. Helen Murray (dau of Sir Alexander Murray, 2nd Bart of Blackbarony)



BCG reports that the family's name was "derived from the French, Flechier, an arrow maker" and so is a variation of Fletcher. BCG also reports that the family had been resident in Otley "since the Conquest".
Thomas Flesher of Otley, Yorkshire
1. Thomas Flesher of London (bpt 1648)
  m. (1679) Frances Rewse (dau of Sir Francis Rewse of Hedgstone, Harrow-on-the-Hill (d 1654?, Scout-Master-General) by Anne (d 1693), dau of Thomas Hutchinson of Pinner (b 1572, d 1656) by Margaret (b 1583, d 1656), dau of Roger Alanson of London)
  A. Thomas Flesher of Duncot, Greens Norton, near Towcester (b 1684, d 1762)
  m1. (1719) Hephzibah Hawkins (b 1696, d 1725, dau of Thomas Hawkins of Greens Norton by Elizabeth)
  i. Sophia Flesher (b 1722, d 1775)
  m. Thomas Bedford of Potterspury
  a. Sophia Frances Bedford (b 1762, d 1836)
  m. John Pinckard of Handley (b 1760, d 1834)
  m2. (1726) Hannah Gilbert (d 1774, dau of Charles Gilbert of London (b 1677, d 1701, m 1702 Anne, dau of William Boulting of Wedmore) son of William of Reresby)
  ii. Gilbert Flesher of Towcester, Northamptonshire (b 1730, d 1799)
  m. (1758) Sarah Bagshaw (b 1732, d 1806, dau of Edward Bagshaw of Frowlesworth by Sarah, dau of John Vere of Cester Over House, Monks Kirby)
  a. John Thomas Flesher (b 1771, d 1832, rector of Tiffield)
m. (1799) Rhoda Biker (d 1817, dau of Rev. Thomas Biker of Culworth)
  (1) John Thomas Flesher (b 1800, d 1852, rector of Tiffield) had issue
  m. (1831) Eliza Spencer (b 1804, d 1885)
  b. Gilbert Flesher of Towcester (b 1772, d unm 1845)
  c. Catherine Flesher (b 1761)
  m1. (1787) William Elliott of Greens Norton (b 1760, d 1800)
  m2. (1806) John Malsbury Kirby of Towcester (b 1761, d 1824)
  d. daughter
  e. Frances Flesher (b 22.09.1764, d 18.03.1836)
  m. (17.04.1794) Thomas Smith of Houghton House then Manor House (b 1767, d 1833)
  iii. Frances Flesher
  m. Rev. Edward Montgomery of Milton House

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section (uploaded 12.06.05) : BLG1952 (Fletcher of Saltoun)
(2) For lower section (uploaded 10.07.13) : BCG (vol 1 (1891), Smith of Gordon Brook, pp7-8)
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