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DE LESLIE, Norman, Sir
(About 1255-Before 1320)
DE LESLIE, Andrew 6th of that Ilk, Sir
(About 1285-)


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1. ABERNETHY, Mary co-heiress

DE LESLIE, Andrew 6th of that Ilk, Sir 3

  • Born: About 1285
  • Marriage (1): ABERNETHY, Mary co-heiress after 1312 1 2

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Andrew married Mary ABERNETHY co-heiress, daughter of Sir Alexander ABERNETHY and Margaret de Menteith, after 1312.1 2 (Mary ABERNETHY co-heiress was born about 1297 and died before 19 November 1355 1.)

  Marriage Notes:

"He (Sir David De Lindsay) .... married Maria Abernethy, widow of Andrew de Leschelyn (Leslie) and daughter (co-heiress with her sister Margaret, Countess of Angus) of Sir Alexander de Abernethy...."

from Scots Peerage (vol 3)

"Mary, married, first, before 1317, Sir Andrew de Leslie, son of Sir Norman de Leslie; secondly, in 1324, Sir David de Lindsay, Lord of Crawford ; on 28 November of that year a dispensation for the marriage was issued, the parties being related in the fourth degree. Lord Saltoun thinks that these ladies were different persons, but though the recurrence of the same Christian name amongst brothers and sisters is by no means uncommon, it is unlikely that two out of three daughters should have had the same name."

from Scots Peerage (vol 7)

"Sir Andrew de Leslie married Mary Abernethy, one of the daughters and co-heiresses of Sir Alexander Abernethy, Lord of Abernethy, who died about 1312. With his wife, Mary Abernethy, Sir Andrew de Leslie got the baronies of Ballinbreich in Fifeshire, Cairney in Forfar, and various other lands, and, it is said, Rothes in Elgin, but of this no record has been found. He got charters of Ballinbreich and Cairney from King Robert I., and quartered the arms of Abernethy with his own. This marriage between Sir Andrew de Leslie and Mary Abernethy is documented by an indenture between Andrew de Leslie, son and heir of Norman de Leslie, Chevalier, with the consent of Mary, his wife, as heiress of the deceased Sir Alexander Abernethy, on the one part, and Sir William Lindsay, Rector of Ayr, and Chamberlain of Scotland from 1312 to 1322, on the other part, whereby the said Sir Andrew obliges himself to infeft Sir William Lindsay in twenty-four merks laud in the tenement of Cairney, to be held of the granter, dated 25th December 1316."

from Family of Leslie 1 2 3


1 e-books, The Scots Peerage ed. Sir James Balfour Paul vol. 3 (1906).

2 e-books, Historical Records of the Family of Leslie 1067-1869 vol.1 by Col. Leslie of Balquhain (1869).

3 e-books, The Scots Peerage ed. Sir James Balfour Paul vol. 7 (1910).

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