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MORTIMER, William of Craigievar
(About 1475-)
(About 1475-)
MORTIMER, Alexander of Craigievar
(About 1502-)
MORTIMER, John of Craigievar


Family Links

1. GRAY, Katherine

MORTIMER, John of Craigievar 1 2

  • Born: 1528
  • Marriage (1): GRAY, Katherine

   Another name for John was MORTIMER, Rodger of Craigievar.3

  General Notes:

'Roger Mortimer, the last laird, began to build Craigievar, with the result that in 1610 he was obliged to sell the estate to William Forbes of Menie, the ancestor of the present proprietor. Roger had a large family. A daughter, Janet, is said to have married James Forbes of Corsindae, while a son, Roger, "acquired land near Kincardine O'Neil". The latter was probably father of William Mortimer of Glencat "a squire of low degree" in the estimation of the 1696 poll clerk for Birse who somewhat tartly records that the said William "will classe himself no otherwayes but as ane gentleman".'

from Scottish Notes and Queries

Note: Inverurie and the Earldom of the Garioch by the Reverend John Davidson has John Mortimer as the seller of the estate, and the two together suggest that John's father was the last laird who presided as such over the estate.
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  Research Notes:


This family appears only to be known in bits and pieces as far as the order of descent goes. More research is needed here.

John married Katherine GRAY. (Katherine GRAY was born about 1536.)


1 Internet Site, Scottish Notes and Queries October 1905.

2 Internet Site,

3 e-books, The Miscellany of the Spalding Club.

4 e-books, Inverurie and the Earldom of the Garioch by John Davidson (1878).

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