LESLIE, John younger, of Balquhain 1
- Born: About 1520
- Marriage (1): WOOD, Margaret (or Agnes) of Bonnington in February 1539
- Died: Before 15 January 1544
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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 death his 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."
from Historical Records of the Family of Leslie
John married Margaret (or Agnes) WOOD of Bonnington, daughter of William WOOD of Bonnytoun and Margaret (or Elizabeth) OGILVY, in February 1539. (Margaret (or Agnes) WOOD of Bonnington was born about 1523.)
"William Leslie, seventh Baron of Balquhain, Marjory Keith, his spouse, John Leslie, his son and apparent heir, and John Leslie, younger, son to the said John, are parties to a contract of marriage between the said John Leslie, younger of Balquhain, and Agnes Wood of Bonnington, dated February 1539.
William Leslie, Baron of Balquhain, resigned the barony of Balquhain in favour of his grandson, John Leslie, younger of Balquhain, styled 'Domino feudo Baronie de Balquhain,' and Agnes Wood his wife, and they received a royal charter of the same from King James V., dated 19th July 1540." (pages 22 and 23)
"John Leslie married, first, Elizabeth Leslie, daughter of Patrick Leslie of Ardoyne, Provost of Aberdeen, and by her had issue
I. JOHN, who married Margaret Wood of Bonnington in 1539, and by her had issue ...." (page 31)
from Family of Leslie 1