2. MENZIES, Christian
1. LESLIE, Elizabeth
LESLIE, John 8th Baron of Balquhain 2 3
- Born: About 1500 3
- Marriage (1): LESLIE, Elizabeth about 1520 1
- Marriage (2): MENZIES, Christian 1 2
- Died: 1561, France 3
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"John Leslie died before his father and grandfather, in consequence of a fall from the battlements of the Tolbooth of Aberdeen. He had been infefted in the estates of Balquhain by his grandfather, William, seventh baron. At his deathhis grandfather redeemed the estates by the payment of a rose noble, according to the agreement, and John Leslie, his father, received from Queen Mary, 6th June 1544, the gift of ward and non-entry of all and haile the lands and barony of Balquhain, the mill, multures, fishings, advowson, donation of kirk, chaplainry, benefices, etc., which were in the queen's hands, by reason of ward and non-entry, through the decease of umquhile John Leslie younger; and the said John Leslie of Syde, apparent heir of Balquhain, was appointed and served as tutor to his granddaughters Marjory and Janet Leslie, 23d January 1545."
"Alexander Seton of Meldrum, an ally of the Leslies, had been basely murdered by the Master of Forbes and his followers, one of whom was Alexander Forbes, commonly called Spangare. John Leslie, son and apparent-heir of William Leslie of Balquhain, Alexander Leslie of Kincraigie, and an adherent called John Keith, appear to have attacked and slain this Alexander Forbes, or Spangare, on a Sunday, for which they obtained a remission under the Privy Seal, from King James V., 9th February 1527.
There seems to have been a feud between William, Lord Forbes, and John Leslie, Baron of Balquhain, on the one part, and Thomas Menzies of Pitfoddles on the other, for the 'slauchteris happenit betwixt Maister Thomas Dauedson, Maister Walter Leslie, and others, ther complices and pairttakkeris.' William, Lord Forbes, and John Leslie of Balquhain, on the one part, and James Gordon of Methlic, in the name and behalf of Thomas Menzies of Pitfoddles, on the other part, appeared before George, Earl of Huntly, Lieutenant of the North, at Grantullie, 27th February 1551, and entered into a contract for the settlement of their feuds."
from Historical Records of the Family of Leslie
John Leslie was Deputysheriff of Aberdeen in 1548. Soon after, John Leslie was raised to the office of Sheriff-principal of Aberdeen. He was a staunch adherent of George, Earl of Huntly.
John married Elizabeth LESLIE, daughter of Patrick LESLIE Merchant in Aberdeen and Unknown, about 1520.1 (Elizabeth LESLIE was born about 1500.)
"John Leslie married, first, Elizabeth Leslie, daughter of Patrick Leslie of Ardoyne, Provost of Aberdeen, and by her had issue..."
from Family of Leslie
Note: This Patrick Leslie was not a provost of Aberdeen. He may be confused here with John Leslie who was Provost of Aberdeen in 1504 and died in 1546. A later Sir Patrick Leslie was Provost in 1634. 1 2
John next married Christian MENZIES, daughter of Sir Thomas MENZIES of Pitfodels, Provost of Aberdeen and Marion REID heiress of Pitfoddels.1 2 (Christian MENZIES was born about 1525.)
" ... Christian, married, as his second wife to John Leslie, eighth baron of Balquhain..."
from Aldermen and Provosts
"John Leslie married, secondly, Christian Menzies, but does not seem to have had any children by her."
from Family of Leslie 1 2