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HAY, James 5th of Rannes
(About 1646-)
GORDON, Margaret
(About 1654-)
FRASER, Andrew Physician, Inverness, Doctor
(About 1660-)
DUFF, Mary
(About 1666-)
HAY, Charles 6th of Rannes, Jacobite 1715
(About 1688-1751)
HAY, Mary
(About 1711-)


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1. LEITH, John 2nd of Leithhall

2. GORDON, James 4th of Glastirum, 7th of Leitcheston (Letterfourie),Jacobite 1745

HAY, Mary 1 2 3

  • Born: About 1711
  • Marriage (1): LEITH, John 2nd of Leithhall on 12 March 1730 in Rathven parish, Banffshire, Scotland 1
  • Marriage (2): GORDON, James 4th of Glastirum, 7th of Leitcheston (Letterfourie),Jacobite 1745 before 1 April 1739 2

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Mary married John LEITH 2nd of Leithhall, son of John LEITH 1st of Leithhall, Jacobite 1715 and Janet OGILVY, on 12 March 1730 in Rathven parish, Banffshire, Scotland.1 (John LEITH 2nd of Leithhall was born about 1698 and died in 1736.)

  Marriage Notes:

164/ 20 25

from Index of Marriages 1

Mary next married James GORDON 4th of Glastirum, 7th of Leitcheston (Letterfourie),Jacobite 1745, son of George GORDON 3rd of Glastirum, 6th of Leitcheston (Letterfourie), Jacobite 1715 and Violet STRACHAN, before 1 April 1739.2 (James GORDON 4th of Glastirum, 7th of Leitcheston (Letterfourie),Jacobite 1745 was born in 1698,4 died on 22 February 1783 2 4 and was buried in 1783 in Rathven parish, Banffshire, Scotland.)

  Marriage Notes:

"The dislike of the Gordons may have been inherited with the appearance of a Strachan bride among the Leith-hall Leiths, for the family of Glenkindie, as staunch Covenanters, had suffered severely at the hands of the Gordons, and even at the end of the 17th century the old feud was carried on by the lawless conduct of the laird of Glenbucket against his neighbour at Glenkindie.

Another form of the vendetta occurred in 1738-40, when John Leith of Leith-hall (the father of Alexander Leith-Hay) and his uncle, Patrick Leith, brought a lawsuit over money alleged to have been lent to the impecunious Arthur Gordon of Law, who was said to have borrowed largely from John Leith, IV. of Leith-hall. Leith's widow had taken James Gordon, the laird of Clashtirum, for a second husband, and she and her brother-in-law, Gordon of Drumwhindle, father of Colonel Charles Gordon of the Atholl Highlanders, supported Gordon of Law, the defender in the action."

from Territorial Soldiering 5


1 GRO Scotland, OPR Index of Marriages.

2 e-books, The House of Gordon III: Gordons Under Arms by C. O .Skelton and J. M. Bulloch (1912).

3 GRO Scotland, OPR Index of Births and Baptisms.

4 e-books, A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland by John Burke.

5 e-books, Territorial Soldiering in the North-East of Scotland during 1759-1814 by J. M. Bulloch (1914).

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