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CHALMERS, Thomas of Murthill, Provost of Aberdeen
(About 1360-)
BLINSHILL, Elizabeth
(About 1375-)
CHALMERS, Alexander of Murthill, Provost of Aberdeen
(About 1395-1463)
CHALMERS, Alexander of Murthill and Cutls, Provost of Aberdeen
(About 1420-1497)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. LESLIE, Janet

2. CULLEN, Elizabeth

CHALMERS, Alexander of Murthill and Cutls, Provost of Aberdeen 2 3

  • Born: About 1420
  • Marriage (1): LESLIE, Janet 1
  • Marriage (2): CULLEN, Elizabeth 1
  • Died: 1497

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  General Notes:

"Alexander Chalmers was the eldest son of Alderman Alexander de Camera, and succeeded to the estate of Murthill on his father's death in 1463. During the period of his office the community resolved to enlarge their parish church by adding a choir, and in this work they were greatly aided by the Provost's assistance and counsel. Indeed his interest was so great that on the 18th September, 1477, he was appointed principal master of work 'of the biging of Sanct Nicholace queyr for twa yeris to cum.' It was in the prosecution of this work, and doubtless in recognition of his services, that his arms occupy the position of honour on one of the bosses in the roof of S. Mary's Chapel."

from Aldermen and Provosts 2

  Noted events in his life were:

Provost, 1467-1469, of Aberdenn. 2

Provost, 1474, of Aberdeen. 2

Provost, 1477, of Aberdeen. 2

Provost, 1479, of Aberdeen. 2

Provost, 1484, of Aberdeen. 2

Provost, 1495, of Aberdeen. 2


Alexander married Janet LESLIE.1 (Janet LESLIE was born about 1420.)


  Marriage Notes:

"Alexander Chalmers appears to have been twice married, first to Janet Leslie, and secondly to Elizabeth Cullen, and by these marriages he had at least two sons, Alexander, who succeeded him, and Thomas, who is identified as the first laird of Strichen."

from Aldermen and Provosts

Note: Since it is not clear which son(s) belong to which wife, the elder son has been placed here as the son of the first wife, and the younger son as the child of the second wife.
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Alexander next married Elizabeth CULLEN, daughter of Robert CULLEN Bailie in Aberdeen and Unknown.1 (Elizabeth CULLEN was born about 1440.)


  Marriage Notes:

"Alexander Chalmers appears to have been twice married, first to Janet Leslie, and secondly to Elizabeth Cullen, and by these marriages he had at least two sons, Alexander, who succeeded him, and Thomas, who is identified as the first laird of Strichen."

from Aldermen and Provosts

Note: Since it is not clear which son(s) belong to which wife, the elder son has been placed here as the son of the first wife, and the younger son as the child of the second wife.
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Sources


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

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

3 e-books, The Thanage of Fermartyn by William Temple (1894).


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