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Families covered: Leslie of Lindores, Leslie of Newark, Leslie of Rothes

William Leslie, 3rd Earl of Rothes (d Flodden 09.09.1513)
m. Margaret Balfour (dau of Sir Michael Balfour of Monquhanny)
1. George Leslie, 4th Earl of Rothes (d 28.11.1558)
  m1(&4). (1517, div 27.12.1520, remarried 1541) Margaret Crichton (dau of William Crichton, 3rd Lord, by Margaret, dau of King James II)
  The legality of at least the first of their 'marriages' has been doubted which is why the claim to the Earldom of the second son, William Leslie, was disputed by some. Queen Mary is reported to have stepped in to resolve the dispute and to have supported the claim of Andrew (eldest son by Agnes Somerville) but this was possibly because he was a Catholic whilst William was a Protestant rather than because of the strict legality of the position. Margaret appears to have continued to be George's mistress throughout much of his marriage to Agnes Somerville and he had children by both of them during that time. We show all George and Margaret's reported children together but note that (1) at least the first two sons were probably born before George's marriage to Elizabeth Gray, (2) Elizabeth, Agnes, Beatrix and Euphemia were probably born whilst George was married to Agnes Somerville and some say that one or more of them were daughters of Agnes Somerville, (3) Janet and Helen, shown here as being by Agnes Somerville, may have been daughters of Margaret Crichton.
  A. Norman Leslie, Master of Rothes (dvpspl 1554/15.09.1574)
  m. (mcrt 13.12.1546) Isobel Lindsay (dau of John Lindsay, 5th Lord of the Byres)
partner unknown
  i.+ issue - Robert, John
  B. William Leslie, 'Earl of Rothes' (a 1571)
  i. Elizabeth Leslie
  m. Patrick Scheves of Kemback (a 1592)
Elizabeth's identity is not clear although she was identified as "third daughter of William, Earl of Rothes".
  C. Robert Leslie of Ardersier & Rosmarkie, 1st of Findrassie (b after 1541, d 22.09.1588)
  Robert was born after the second time that his parents married. He was therefore younger than his half-brother Andrew who succeeded to the earldom.
  m. Janet Elphinstone (b 16.03.1534, d before 26.08.1599, dau of Alexander Elphinstone, 2nd Lord)
  D. Elizabeth Leslie TSP shows Elizabeth as daughter by 3rd marriage
  m. (by 1557) Patrick Crichton, younger of Lugton
  E. Agnes Leslie TSP shows Agnes as daughter by 3rd marriage
  m. (mcrt 26.11.1554) Sir William Douglas of Lochleven, 5th Earl of Morton (d 27.09.1606)
  F. Beatrix Leslie TSP shows Beatrix as daughter by 3rd marriage
  m1. (mcrt 14.03.1561, div) David Beaton, 4th of Creich (d by 1579)
  m2. George Auchmutie of that ilk
  G. Euphemia Leslie (d 04.1588) TSP shows Euphemia as daughter by 3rd marriage
  m1. (before 18.08.1548) George Learmonth of Balcomie (d 06.1585)
  m2. John Cunningham of West Barns
  H. Margaret Leslie
BP1934 (Rothes) & 'LeslieRecords' show Margaret as daughter of George, 4th Earl but she is shown by TSP (Rothes) as daughter of Andrew, 5th Earl, whilst BP1934 (Hamilton) identifies her as daughter of Andrew, 4th Earl.
  m. (25.12.1575, div 1587) Archibald Douglas, 8th Earl of Angus, Earl of Morton (b c1553, d 04.08.1588)
  m2. (05.06.1525, sp) Elizabeth Gray (dau of Andrew Gray, 2nd Lord, relict of John, 4th Lord Glammis, & Alexander, 3rd Earl of Huntly)
  m3. (by 29.01.1529-30) Agnes Somerville (dau of Sir John Somerville of Quothquan, 1st of Cambusnethan, widow of John Fleming, 2nd Lord)
  I. Andrew Leslie, 5th Earl of Rothes (b after 1525, d 1611)
  m1. (12.1547) Grisel Hamilton (d before 1573, dau of Sir James Hamilton of Finnart)
  i. James Leslie, Master of Rothes (dvp c02.1607)
  m1. (c11.01.1574-5) Margaret Lindsay (d before 1594, dau of Patrick Lindsay, 6th Lord of the Byres)
  a. Margaret Leslie (d 12.06.1620)
  m. John Moray (minister in Dunfermline, son of Robert of Abercairney)
  b. Isabel Leslie (a 1625)
  m1. (mcrt 06.02.1596-7) Robert Lundie of Newhall (dsps 10.1602)
  m2. (before 1609) Sir George Hamilton of Greenlaw
c. Agnes Leslie (dsp before 24.02.1609)
  m. (mcrt 02.04.1605) Andrew Wardlaw, younger of Torry
  d. Grizel Leslie (d 06.09.1606)
  m. (mcrt 27.10.1601) Alexander Seton, 1st Earl of Dunfermline, Chancellor (b 1555, d 16.06.1622)
  e.+ other issue - James (dvp unm 1604), George (dvp unm), Euphemia (d unm before 06.1613)
  m2. (1594) Catherine Drummond (dau of Patrick Drummond, 3rd Lord)
  h. John Leslie, 6th Earl of Rothes (b c1597, d 23.08.1641)
  m. (mcrt 12.1614) Anna Erskine (d 02.05.1640, dau of John Erskine, 2nd/23rd Earl of Mar)
  (1) John Leslie, 7th Earl of Rothes, Duke of Rothes (b c1630, d 27.07.1681)
  m. (mcrt 04.02.1648) Anne Lindsay (dau of John Lindsay, Earl of Crawford & Lindsay)
  (A) Margaret Leslie, (8th) Countess of Rothes
  m. (08.10.1674) Charles Hamilton, 5th Earl of Haddington (b c1650, d 05.1685)
  Their eldest son John took the name Leslie and became 9th Earl of Rothes whilst their second son Thomas remained a Hamilton and became 6th Earl of Haddington.
(B) Christian Leslie (bpt 13.12.161, d 21.04.1710)
  m1. (mcrt 09.06.1681) James Graham, 3rd Marquess of Montrose (b 20.10.1657, d 25.04.1684)
  m2. (05.1687) Sir John Bruce, Bart of Kinross (dsp)
  (2) Mary Leslie
  m. (mcrt 12.1635) Hugh Seton Montgomerie, 7th Earl of Eglinton (b 30.03.1613, d 02.1669)
  (3) Margaret Leslie (d 02.1688)
  m1. (1636) Alexander Leslie, Lord Balgonie (dvp 1644)
  m2. (25.07.1646) Francis Scott, 2nd Earl of Buccleuch (b 21.12.1626, d 22.11.1651)
  m3. (13.01.1653) David Wemyss, 2nd Earl of Wemyss (b 06.09.1610, d 07.1679)
i. Jean Leslie
  m. (mcrt 06.1622) Duncan (not Alexander) Menzies of Weem (b 1600, d 1656)
  ii. Patrick Leslie of Pitcairlie, 1st Lord Lindores (d c1608, Commendator of Lindores)
  The following is supported by TSP (Lindores) & 'LeslieRecords' (vol 2, p181+).
  m. Jean Stewart (dau of Robert Stewart, 1st Earl of Orkney)
  a. Patrick Leslie, 2nd Lord Lindores (d unm 12.08.1649)
  b. James Leslie, 3rd Lord Lindores (d before 20.07.1667)
  m1. (sp) _ Ormiston (dau of Ormiston of Ormiston)
  m2. Mary Gray (dau of Patrick Gray, 6th (not 7th) Lord)
(1) John Leslie, 4th Lord Lindores (bur 17.01.1706)
  m1. (31.07.1669) Marion Ogilvy (dau of James Ogilvy, 2nd Earl of Airlie)
  (A) David Leslie, 5th Lord Lindores (dsp 07.1719)
  His title passed to his kinsman, Alexander Leslie of Quarter, who became 6th Lord Lindores.
  m. Margaret Stewart (dau of Sir Archibald Stewart of Dunearn)
  m2. (06.09.1695, sp) Jean Gibson (d 1712, widow of Sir Hugh MacCulloch of Piltoun)
  m3. ?? Clepburn
  (2) Jean Leslie (a 08.06.1736)
m1. John Stewart of Innernytie
  m2. (before 1684) John Bruce of Blairhall
  c. Robert Leslie
  m1. ??
  (1) Susan Leslie
  m. (George) Arnot of Grange (Major General)
(2)+ other issue - George, Sir James (Colonel)
  m2. Catherine Basset
  (4) Catherine Leslie
  d. Ludovick Leslie of Mugdrum (a 1644, dsp unm, Colonel)
  e. David Leslie, 1st Lord Newark (b 1601, d 02.1682, General)
  The following is supported by TSP (Newark), 'LeslieRecords' (vol 2, p198+) & 'East Neuk of Fife' (Walter Wood, 1887, p243+).
  m. Anna (Jean) Yorke (bur 28.02.1713, dau of Sir John Yorke of Gouthwaite)
  (1) David Leslie, 2nd Lord Newark (d 15.05.1694)
  m. (26.05.1670) Elizabeth Stewart (bur 17.01.1714, dau of Sir Thomas Stewart of Grandtully)
  (A) Jean Leslie, Baroness Newark (d 21.01.1740)
  m. (mcrt 08.03.1694) Sir Alexander Anstruther (d 1743)
  Their heirs became Lord Newark.
(B) Grizel Leslie
  m. (mcrt 07.08.1722) Thomas Drummond of Logiealmond
  (C) Christian Leslie (d 21.08.1752)
  m. Thomas Graham of Balgowan
  (D)+ other issue - David (b 1679, d young), Mary (d unm), Elizabeth (b 05.10.1675, d unm 08.04.1760)
  (2) Elizabeth Leslie
  m. (before 22.04.1686) Sir Archibald Kennedy, 1st Bart of Culzean (d 1710)
  (3) Mary Leslie (b 1656, d 24.03.1748)
  m1. (c1676) Sir Francis Kinloch, Bart of Gilmerton (d 1699)
  m2. (18.01.1702, sp) Sir Alexander Ogilvie, Bart of Forglen
(4) Margaret Leslie (d 19.04.1755)
  m. (1696) James Campbell of Burnbank & Boquhan
  (5)+ other issue - Charles (d young), James (Colonel), Helen (d young), Anna (d young), Joanna (d young)
  f. Margaret Leslie
  m. (mcrt 30.04.1622) John Drummond, 2nd Lord Maderty (a 1647)
  g. Elizabeth Leslie
  m. (mcrt 26.07.1628) Sir James Sinclair, 1st Bart of Mey (dvp 02.06.1631)
h. Jean Leslie
  m. John Forbes of Leslie
  i. Janet Leslie
  m. Sir John Cunningham of Broomhill ## see here ##
  j. Euphemia (or Isabel) Leslie
m. (1618) Sir David Barclay of Collairnie (d 1656)
  iii. Sir Andrew Leslie of Lumbanny (dsp 03.1603)
  iv. Eupheme Leslie (b 1540, d after 1609)
  m. (mcrt 09.05.1573) James Lindsay, 7th Lord of the Byres (b 1554, d 01.11.1601)
  v. Elizabeth Leslie TSP shows Elizabeth as daughter by 3rd marriage
  m1. (c03.1608) David Wemyss, younger of Wemyss (dvpsp 08.1608)
m2. (mcrt 17.02.1610) James Ogilvy, 1st Earl of Findlater (d 1652)
  m2. (after 03.10.1573) Jean Ruthven (d 09.1591, dau of Patrick Ruthven, 3rd Lord)
  vi. Margaret Leslie
  m. Sir William Cunningham of Caprington
  vii. Mary Leslie (dsp c03.1605)
  m. (before 1593) Sir Robert Melville of Murdocairnie (Murdocarney), 1st Lord of Monimail (b c1527, d 12.1621)
m3. (after 06.07.1592) Janet Durie (dau of David Durie of that ilk)
  viii. George Leslie of Newton (d unm 01.1614)
  ix. Sir John Leslie of Newton (d 01.09.1651, Lord of Session, apparently as 'Lord Newton')
  m. (mcrt 09.1603) Elizabeth Gray (dau of Patrick Gray, 6th (not 7th) Lord)
  x. Robert Leslie (dsp)
  xi. Isabel Leslie
m. James, Master of Sinclair (b c1557, dvp 09.05.1593)
  J Peter Leslie
  K. James Leslie (b 1530)
  m1. Jane Hamilton (dau of Sir James Hamilton of Evandale)
  m2. (sp) Catherine Hamilton (dau of William Hamilton of Tullimore & New Castle)
  L. John Leslie (a 1543)
  M. Janet/Jean Leslie (d 17.12.1591) TSP shows Janet as daughter by Margaret Crichton
  m1. (before 11.03.1540-1) David Crichton of Naughton (d c1553)
  m2. (by 08.03.1557) John Grant 'the gentle' of Mulben, 4th of Freuchie (d 03.06.1585)
m3. (before 06.08.1587) James Elphinstone of Elieston (b 12.07.1538)
  N. Helen Leslie (d 26.10.1594) TSP shows Helen as daughter by Margaret Crichton
  m1. Gilbert Seton, younger of Parbroath (dvp Pinkie 1547)
  m2. (before 30.04.1567) Mark Kerr, Commendator of Newbottle (d 29.08.1584)
  m4/5. (by 10.04.1543, sp) Isobel Lundy (dau of Sir Robert Lundie of Balgonie, Treasurer, widow of David, 7th Earl of Crawford)
  p. Helen Forsyth ("a woman of low birth")
  O. Katherine Leslie
  m. (div 25.09.1550) Sir Alexander Oliphant of Kellie
  p. Christian Wood, Lady Balcaskie
  P. Christian or Christina Leslie
  m. (mcrt 26.01.1570-1) James Kincaid, younger of that illk (d 1606)
  partner(s) unknown
  Q. Walter Leslie of Cowcairnie had issue
  m. (before 06.1542) Elizabeth Wardlaw (d before 29.01.1548-9, co-heiress of Otterston)
R. Robert Leslie (a 10.1557)
  S. daughter mentioned by 'LeslieRecords'
  m. Lord Kelley
2. John Leslie of Parkhill (d 1576, rector of Kinmore)
  'LeslieRecords' (vol 2, p150+) suggests that John was married in 1526 and that his 2 daughters probably died young. TSP (Rothes) suggests as follows.
  m. (before 07.1542) Euphemia Moncrieff (dau of William Moncreiffe of that ilk, 10th of Moncreiffe)
  A. Joan Leslie (d c08.1579)
  m1. (c1560) Sir Alexander Dunbar of Cumnock
  m2. Sir Patrick Gordon of Auchindown (d c08.1579)
B. Euphemia Leslie
  m. (1572) Alexander Bruce, 3rd of Earlshall (d by 1588)
  partner unknown
  C. James Leslie
3. James Leslie (d 13.10.1576, minister of Rothes)
4. Grisel Leslie
  m1. Walter Heriot of Burnturk (d 1528)
  m2. (mcrt 08.06.1529) Henry Wardlaw, younger of Torry
5. daughter apparently of this generation
  m. David Monypenny, 15th of Pitmilly (b 1512, d 1578/9)

Main source(s) (see here): TSP (Rothes), BP1934 (Rothes), BP1999 (Rothes), 'LeslieRecords' (vol 2, p41+) with input/support as reported above
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