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LESLIE, William 4th of Balquhain, Sir
(About 1398-1467)
LINDSAY, Euphemia
(About 1422-)
LESLIE, David of Pitcaple
(About 1457-About 1472)
LESLIE, Bessie
(About 1473-)


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1. MENZIES, Gilbert of Findon, 'Banison Gib', Provost of Aberdeen

LESLIE, Bessie 1

  • Born: About 1473
  • Marriage (1): MENZIES, Gilbert of Findon, 'Banison Gib', Provost of Aberdeen 1

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Bessie married Gilbert MENZIES of Findon, 'Banison Gib', Provost of Aberdeen, son of David MENZIES and Margaret FOTHERINGHAM of Powrie family.1 The marriage ended in separation. (Gilbert MENZIES of Findon, 'Banison Gib', Provost of Aberdeen was born about 1475 and died on 27 September 1543 2 3.)

  Marriage Notes:

"David Leslie, first Baron of Pitcaple, granted a charter to Robert Culan, burgess of Aberdeen, of an annual rent of four merks Scots, from the half of the lands of Crechmond, with the mill, in the regality of the Garioch, 16th April 1472. He left no lawful issue, but he had an illegitimate daughter, Bessie, married, first, to Gilbert Menzies of Findon, from whom she was separated, and, secondly, to the Laird of Landro, in the Mearns."

from Family of Leslie

Note: This 'failed' alliance is not referred to in Aldermen and Provosts, but the date and name suggest it was this Gilbert Menzies.
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1 e-books, Historical Records of the Family of Leslie 1067-1869 by Col. Leslie of Balquhain (1869).

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

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

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