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OGILVY, James Master of Ogilvy
(About 1523-1547)
CAMPBELL, Katherine
(About 1516-1574)
FORBES, William 7th Lord Forbes
(About 1513-1593)
KEITH, Elizabeth co-heiress of Inverugie
(About 1519-)
OGILVY, James 5th Lord Ogilvy of Airlie
(About 1541-1606)
OGILVY, Margaret Dowager Countess Marischal
(About 1575-)


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1. KEITH, George 4th Earl Marischal

2. STRACHAN, Alexander 1st Baronet of Thornton, 13th Laird, Sir

OGILVY, Margaret Dowager Countess Marischal 1

  • Born: About 1575, Scotland
  • Marriage (1): KEITH, George 4th Earl Marischal
  • Marriage (2): STRACHAN, Alexander 1st Baronet of Thornton, 13th Laird, Sir before 20 January 1624 in Scotland

  General Notes:

Margaret Ogilvy was married to George Keith before her marriage to Alexander Strachan.

Margaret married George KEITH 4th Earl Marischal, son of William KEITH Master of Marischal and Elizabeth HAY. (George KEITH 4th Earl Marischal was born about 1555 2 and died on 2 April 1623 3.)

  Marriage Notes:

"He married, secondly, Lady Margaret, daughter of James, Lord Ogilvy of Airlie; and their family consisted of two sons: James, who got the lands of Benholm, and John. The earl's later days were sadly embittered by the unfeeling conduct of his wife, who, not content with neglecting him and carrying on a scandalous intrigue with Sir Alexander Strachan of Thornton (she married him within the time then prescribed for mourning for the death of her husband), robbed Benholm, belonging to the earl, of jewels, silver plate, household stuff, gold, silver, and title deeds. Pitcairn, in enumerating the articles, mentions:

'Portugal ducats and other species of foreign gold to the avail of 2600 pounds or thereby; thirty-six dozen gold buttons; the Queen of Denmark's picture set in gold, set about with rich diamonds, estimated at 5000 merks; a chain of "equall
perle," wherein were four hundred pearls, great and small; two chains of gold, worth 3000 merks; a great pair of bracelets, all set with diamonds, price thereof 600 crowns, etc., etc., etc.; also 16,000 merks of silver and gold ready coined, etc.'

Dunnottar was also stripped of

'the whole tapestry, silver work, bedding, goods, gear, and plenishing ; and what was a distinct aggravation of the crime was that it took place a little before the earl's death, which occurred at Dunnottar in 1623, in his 70th year.' "

from Epitaphs and Inscriptions 1

Margaret next married Sir Alexander STRACHAN 1st Baronet of Thornton, 13th Laird, son of Robert STRACHAN of Thornton and Sarah DOUGLAS, before 20 January 1624 in Scotland. (Sir Alexander STRACHAN 1st Baronet of Thornton, 13th Laird was born about 1589 in Scotland and died in 1648.)


1 e-books, Aberdeenshire Epitaphs and Inscriptions by John A. Henderson (1907).

2 Internet Site,

3 Internet Site,

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