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SOMERVILLE, John 2nd Lord Somerville (3rd)
(About 1411-1491)
(About 1420-1505)
CARMICHAEL, John of Balmedie
(About 1425-Before 1489)
SIBBALD, Isabella
(About 1432-1502)
SOMERVILLE, John of Quothquan, Baron of Cambusnethan, Sir
(About 1457-1513)
(About 1475-)
(About 1598-About 1541)


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1. FLEMING, John 2nd Lord Fleming, Chamberlain of Scotland
2. LESLIE, George 4th Earl of Rothes, Sheriff of Fife


  • Born: About 1598
  • Marriage (1): FLEMING, John 2nd Lord Fleming, Chamberlain of Scotland 1
  • Marriage (2): LESLIE, George 4th Earl of Rothes, Sheriff of Fife by 29 January 1529 (1530) 1 2
  • Died: About 1541 2

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Agnes married John FLEMING 2nd Lord Fleming, Chamberlain of Scotland, son of Malcolm FLEMING and Euphemia LIVINGSTON, before 5 May 1496.1 (John FLEMING 2nd Lord Fleming, Chamberlain of Scotland was born about 1470 and died on 1 November 1524 1.). The cause of his death was assassination by John Tweedie of Drumelzier while hawking.

  Marriage Notes:

"He (John Fleming) married, first, before 5 May 1496, Euphame, fifth daughter of David, Lord Drummond. She was poisoned with her two sisters after April 1502."

from Scots Peerage (vol 8) 1

Agnes next married George LESLIE 4th Earl of Rothes, Sheriff of Fife, son of William LESLIE 3rd Earl of Rothes and Unknown, before 1 April 1517.1 2 The marriage ended in annulment. (George LESLIE 4th Earl of Rothes, Sheriff of Fife was born about 1492 and died on 28 November 1558 in Dieppe, France 2.)

  Marriage Notes:

"George, Earl of Rothes, married, first, the honourable Margaret Crichton, daughter of William, third Lord Crichton of Frendraught, by Lady Margaret Stewart, second daughter of King James III."

"Whether an actual marriage took place between George, Earl of Rothes, and Margaret Crichton, in order to legitimate their previous union, is not stated. It is probable that there were some legal objections to their marriage, as in the charter already quoted one of the conditions required was, that they should get a dispensation if it were necessary. Whatever may have been the cause, the Earl of Rothes entered a process to have his marriage declared null on the ground that he was within the forbidden degree of affinity with the countess, he having had illicit intercourse, before his marriage, with Matilda Striveling, who was related to Margaret Crichton in the second and third degree of consanguinity, thus making him and Margaret related to each other in the same degrees of affinity, and rendering their marriage incestuous and illegal according to existing law. Whatever the facts may have been, the marriage was declared to have been null from the beginning by the ordinary, the rector of Flisk, 27th December 1520. The effect of this judgment was to leave the parties free to marry whom they would, while the issue of their previous union would be considered legitimate, on account of the good faith or ignorance of at least one of the parties. Hence the legitimacy of Norman, Master of Rothes, and of William Leslie of Cairny, was never doubted."

from Family of Leslie 2


1 e-books, The Scots Peerage ed. Sir James Balfour Paul vol. 8 (1911).

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

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