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DE KEITH, William Great Marischal of Scotland, Sir
(About 1246-Before 1293)
DE SETON, Barbara
(About 1250-)
DE KEITH, Edward of Sinton, Marischal of Scotland, Sir
(About 1280-1351)
SINTON, Isabella heiress of Sinton
(About 1292-)
DE KEITH, William Great Marischal of Scotland, Sir
(About 1312-1410)


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1. FRASER, Margaret heiress of Touchfraser

DE KEITH, William Great Marischal of Scotland, Sir 1

  • Born: About 1312
  • Marriage (1): FRASER, Margaret heiress of Touchfraser 1 2
  • Died: by 1410 3

   Another name for William was KEITH, William, Sir.3

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William married Margaret FRASER heiress of Touchfraser, daughter of Sir John FRASER of Touch-Fraser and Daughter BISSET heiress of the lands of Aboyne.1 2 (Margaret FRASER heiress of Touchfraser was born about 1337.)

  Marriage Notes:

"He (Sir William de Keith) died not long after, or before 1410, having married Margaret, only child and heiress of John Fraser (and granddaughter of Sir Alexander Fraser, High Chamberlain of Scotland), and Mary, sister of King Robert I. With this
lady he obtained large estates, including the forest of Cowie, which was in the Marischal's possession in 1359, Strachan and Fetteresso, and the lands of Aboyne 6 and Strathekin. By her he left issue..."

from Scots Peerage

"The eldest daughter of John Fraser the Lady Margaret Fraser, married Sir William Keith, the great Marischal of Scotland, who received with her the 'arrearage and annuels of Aboyne, with other large estates, particularly the Forest of Cowie, the thanedoin of Durris, the baronies of Strauchan, Culperso, Johnstone, and many others in the counties of Aberdeen and Kincardine' - a princely 'tocher' .....

It thus appears that the lordship, or barony, of Aboyne was in the family of the Bissets for at least three generations, probably four, that is about 100 years; that in the fourth or fifth generation it passed into the family of the Frasers, in which it remained for one generation, or about 30 years, passing in the second into the family of Keith, Earls Marischal, in which it remained two generations, or about 70 years, passing in the third into the family of Gordon ...."

from Electric Scotland 1 2


1 e-books, The Scots Peerage ed. Sir James Balfour Paul vol. 6 (1909).

2 Internet Site, History of Loch Kinnord Chapter VI. Historic Period, to 1400 A.D.

3 e-books, Politics and protestant Lordship in North East Scotland during the reign of James VI: The life of George Keith, fourth Earl Marischal, 1554-1623 by Miles Kerr-Peterson (2016) PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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