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FORBES, William 3rd Lord Forbes
(About 1441-1468)
GORDON, Christian
(About 1441-)
FORBES, John 6th Lord Forbes
(About 1472-1547)
BARLOW, Elizabeth Barclay
(About 1490-1518)
FORBES, Janet Countess of Atholl
(About 1522-)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. STEWART, John 3rd Earl of Atholl
2. HAY, Alexander 5th Laird of Delgaty
3. LESLIE, William 9th Baron of Balquhain

FORBES, Janet Countess of Atholl 1 2

  • Born: About 1522
  • Marriage (1): STEWART, John 3rd Earl of Atholl in May 1542 1
  • Marriage (2): HAY, Alexander 5th Laird of Delgaty in November 1545 1
  • Marriage (3): LESLIE, William 9th Baron of Balquhain on 9 January 1547 1

   Other names for Janet were FORBES, Jean and FORBES, Joanna.3


Janet married John STEWART 3rd Earl of Atholl, son of John STEWART 2nd Earl of Atholl and Janet CAMPBELL, in May 1542.1 (John STEWART 3rd Earl of Atholl was born on 6 October 1507 and died about November 1542.)


  Marriage Notes:

"On 7 November 1545, he (Alexander Hay 5th Laird of Delgaty) granted a Charter of Auchinschogill to Janet Forbes Countess of Atholl (Great Seal, No. 3193). Janet was the daughter of John 6th Lord Forbes (Scots Peerage, IV. 55) and had married in 1542, John 3rd Earl of Atholl, who died within six months, and after the death of Alexander Hay, her second husband, she married as his first wife, John Leslie of Balquhain, 9 January 1547/8 (Great Seal, 20 Feb. 1547/8; Records of the Family of Leslie, III. 46)."

from Transactions 1

Janet next married Alexander HAY 5th Laird of Delgaty, son of Alexander HAY 4th Laird of Delgaty and Ardendraught and Elizabeth ABERNETHY, in November 1545.1 (Alexander HAY 5th Laird of Delgaty was born about 1511 4 and died in 1546.)


  Marriage Notes:

"On 7 November 1545, he granted a Charter of Auchinschogill to Janet Forbes Countess of Atholl (Great Seal, No. 3193). Janet was the daughter of John 6th Lord Forbes (Scots Peerage, IV. 55) and had married in 1542, John 3rd Earl of
Atholl, who died within six months, and after the death of Alexander Hay, her second husband, she married as his first wife, John Leslie of Balquhain, 9 January 1547/8 (Great Seal, 20 Feb. 1547/8; Records of the Family of Leslie, III. 46)."

from Transactions 1

Janet next married William LESLIE 9th Baron of Balquhain, son of John LESLIE 8th Baron of Balquhain and Elizabeth LESLIE, on 9 January 1547.1 (William LESLIE 9th Baron of Balquhain was born about 1522 and died in 1571.)


  Marriage Notes:

"On 7 November 1545, he (Alexander Hay 5th Laird of Delgaty) granted a Charter of Auchinschogill to Janet Forbes Countess of Atholl (Great Seal, No. 3193). Janet was the daughter of John 6th Lord Forbes (Scots Peerage, IV. 55) and had married in 1542, John 3rd Earl of Atholl, who died within six months, and after the death of Alexander Hay, her second husband, she married as his first wife, John Leslie of Balquhain, 9 January 1547/8 (Great Seal, 20 Feb. 1547/8; Records of the Family of Leslie, III. 46)."

from Transactions 1

Sources


1 e-books, Transactions of the Banffshire Field Club 1936 - www.banffshirefieldclub.org.uk 'The Hays of Delgaty' a paper by Mr Innes of Learney.

2 Internet Site, http://www.kittybrewster.com/n.htm.

3 e-books, Memories of the Arbuthnots of Kincardineshire and Aberdeenshire by P. S-M. Arbuthnot (1920).

4 Internet Site, http://www.ourfamilyhistories.org/getperson.php?personID=I43347&tree=00.


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