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MOWAT, Magnus in Cowie, in Glithno, of Balquholly Family
(About 1550-)
HAY, Isobel
(About 1550-)
MOWAT, James of Ardoe, in Banchory-Devenick, Advocate, Burgess
(About 1575-1636)


Family Links

1. STRANG, Isobel
2. HAY, Jonet
3. FORBES, Katherine

MOWAT, James of Ardoe, in Banchory-Devenick, Advocate, Burgess

  • Born: About 1575
  • Marriage (1): STRANG, Isobel
  • Marriage (2): HAY, Jonet
  • Marriage (3): FORBES, Katherine
  • Died: 1636 1

   Another name for James was MOWATT, James.2

  General Notes:

"Mowat James. 1605.
Son of Magnus Mowat of Balquholly, and Isobel Hay, his wife.
As Sheriff of Kincardineshire, he had a commission from the Supreme Court in 1608 to enquire into the marches of certain of the county estates. Proprietor of Ardoe, Banchory-Devenick, and of the place and monastery of the Trinity Friars in Aberdeen, from 1619. Married Katherine, dau. of John Forbes of the Bridge, with issue:
1. Thomas, married Janet Ogilvie, and succeeded to the estate of Ardoe, but sold it in 1639.
2. Alexander.
3. Robert.
4. James, merchant in Gottenburg.

Died 1636."

from History of the Society of Advocates in Aberdeen

"James Mowat, of Ardo. Died 1636.His tombstone is in St Nicholas church. Writer in Edinburgh. Later advocate in Aberdeen. Burgess of Aberdeen. Chaplain of the chapel of Holyrood. Solicitor for the ministers of the kirk. He married (i) Isobel Strang, daughter of Andrew Strang, and (ii) before April 1594 Jonet Hay, daughter of Mr George Hay, minister of Eddleston, and Marion Henrysoune, and (iii) Katherine Forbes, daughter of James Forbes of Bridge. Isobel Strang died before 1593. Jonet Hay died 21 August 1599. Katherine Forbes was still alive in 1639.
ntbl Children:ntbl 1. Bethia Mowat. Married 25 October 1614 Mr David Wedderburn, master of the Grammar School in Aberdeen. David Wedderburn died 13 February 1646. They had issue.ntbl Children by Katherine Forbes:ntbl 2. Thomas, see III.ntbl 3. Alexander and Agnes Mowat (twins). Baptised 17 October 1602. Agnes was buried 16 April 1606. Alexander was as infant a burgess of Aberdeen.ntbl 4. Robert Mowat. Baptised 24 March 1607. Infant burgess of Aberdeen. He died before 1640.ntbl 5. Unnamed child. Baptised 25 April 1609. Buried 7 November 1610.ntbl 6. Isobel Mowat. Baptised 10 January 1614.ntbl 7. Margaret Mowat. Baptised 19 January 1614. Married (i) 8 October 1632 Mr Andrew Strachan, Doctor of Divinity, and had issue. Married (ii) 19 February 1637 Alexander Hay of Bilbo, second son of John Hay of Crimonmogate.ntbl 8. James Mowat. Baptised 9 February 1616. Died after 1680. Infant burgess of Aberdeen.He married a French woman who predeceased him.ntbl Children:ntbl a. John Francis Mowat.Burgess of Aberdeen 23 July 1667.ntbl b. Gawdon Mowat (daughter). Married.ntbl c. Susane Mowat. 3

James married Isobel STRANG, daughter of Andro STRAYQUHEN and Jenis LESK. (Isobel STRANG was born about 1575 and died before 1593 1.)

James next married Jonet HAY, daughter of Reverend Mr George HAY Minister of Eddlestone and Unknown. (Jonet HAY was born about 1578 and died on 21 August 1599 1.)

James next married Katherine FORBES, daughter of John FORBES of the Bridge and Unknown. (Katherine FORBES was born about 1580.)


1 Internet Site,

2 LDS Family Search, IGI.

3 e-books, History of the Society of Advocates in Aberdeen ed. John A. Henderson (1912).

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