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REID, Andrew of Pitfodels
(About 1415-)
REID, Alexander of Pitfodels. Provost of Aberdeen
(About 1440-1506)


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1. CULLEN, Mariote

2. CRAWFORD, Margaret

REID, Alexander of Pitfodels. Provost of Aberdeen 1 2

  • Born: About 1440 2
  • Marriage (1): CULLEN, Mariote by November 1487 1
  • Marriage (2): CRAWFORD, Margaret before 4 November 1504 1
  • Died: 1506 1 2

   Another name for Alexander was REID, Alexander of Pitfoddels.3

   User ID: X353.

  General Notes:

"Alexander Reid was the eldest son of Andrew Reid, laird of Pitfoddels, and was admitted a burgess of guild on the 12th
October, 1472."

from Aldermen and Provosts 1

  Noted events in his life were:

Provost, 1492-1493, of Aberdeen. 1

Alexander married Mariote CULLEN, daughter of Andrew CULLEN Bailie of Aberdeen and Unknown, by November 1487.1 (Mariote CULLEN was born about 1460 and died before 3 November 1505 3.)

  Marriage Notes:

"In 1488 Alexander Reid, who was then the owner of the greater portion of Pitfodels, got confirmation from
James III of a charter granted by him in favour of Mariot Cullane, his wife, in liferent, of the lands of 'Wester
Pitfodellis.' "

from Banchory-Devenick

"In November, 1487, Reid, with consent of his brother Robert, who was then his heir, executed a charter in favour of his spouse, Mariote Cullen, granting her the lands of Wester Pitfoddels for the whole term of her life. This charter was confirmed under the Great Seal on 16th January, 1487-8.
By a charter, dated 10th December, 1494, the Provost and his spouse were jointly and severally infeft in Easter Pitfoddels, besides which they held the town and lands of Rubislaw on tack from the burgh."

from Aldermen and Provosts 1 2

Alexander next married Margaret CRAWFORD before 4 November 1504.1 (Margaret CRAWFORD was born about 1460.)

  Marriage Notes:

"James IV. confirmed to Reid and his second wife, Margaret Crawford, the lands of Eastertown and
Westertown of Pitfodels, with the fishings in the water of Dee."

from Banchory-Devenick

"His spouse, Mariote Cullen, having died, he married for his second wife Margaret Crawford, and on 4th November, 1504, he had a charter under the Great Seal confirming him and Margaret Crawford, his spouse, in the lands of Easterton and Westerton of Pitfoddels, with the salmon fishing on the Dee."

from Aldermen and Provosts 1 2


1 e-books, Memorials of the Aldermen, Provosts and Lord Provosts of Aberdeen 1272-1895 by A. M. Munro (1897).

2 e-books, History of the Parish of Banchory-Devenick by John A. Henderson (1890).

3 e-books, The Late Medieval Burgh Kirk of St Nicholas Aberdeen by Iain Fraser (PhD Edinburgh 1989) citing numerous sources.

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