1. MENZIES, Thomas of Pitfodels, Provost of Aberdeen, Sir
- MENZIES, Marjory+
- MENZIES, Gilbert of Cowlie and Pitfodels, younger, Burgess of Guild and Provost of+
- MENZIES, Agnes+
- MENZIES, Christian
- MENZIES, Thomas of Kirkhill and Durn, Provost of Aberdeen+
- MENZIES, Violet+
- MENZIES, Robert Burgess in Aberdeen
- MENZIES, Alexander
- MENZIES, William
- MENZIES, Jean+
REID, Marion heiress of Pitfoddels 1 2
- Born: About 1499
- Marriage (1): MENZIES, Thomas of Pitfodels, Provost of Aberdeen, Sir on 12 January 1520 1 2
- Died: 20 September 1551 1 2
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Marion married Sir Thomas MENZIES of Pitfodels, Provost of Aberdeen, son of Gilbert MENZIES of Findon, 'Banison Gib', Provost of Aberdeen and Marjory CHALMERS, on 12 January 1520.1 2 (Sir Thomas MENZIES of Pitfodels, Provost of Aberdeen was born about 1502 and died in December 1576 2.)
"It was not until the families became united by marriage that the two portions were joined. This happened on 12th January, 1520-1, when Thomas, the eldest son of Provost Gilbert, married Marion, the only daughter of the deceased Alexander Reid of Eastertown and Westertown. Thus the whole of Pitfodels passed into the Menzies family, and gave them their designation for the next three centuries."
"Provost Reid died on the 27th February, 1506-7, and was survived by his widow, Margaret Crawford, and a daughter, Mariote, the only issue of his first marriage, who thus became heiress of Pitfoddels, and, by her marriage with Thomas Menzies, brought the estate into that family."
"By his first wife, Marion Reid, Provost Thomas Menzies appears to have had a large family, of whom the following have been identified:
Gilbert, born 10th June, 1522, and admitted a burgess of Guild, 11th October, 1537; Mr. Thomas, admitted a burgess 26th June, 1548 ; Robert, admitted 19th August, 1552 ; Alexander, witnesses a charter in favour of Alexander Fraser of Philorth, 14th January, 1552-3 ; William, the fifth son, born 7th February, 1532-3; Katherine, married first to Alexander Forbes of Pitsligo, by whom she had issue, and second to Mr. George Johnston, Dean of Guild, by whom she had also issue, understood to have been progenitors of the Johnstons of Middle Disblair, she died in May, 1599 ; Agnes, married to Thomas Nicolson, baillie ; Christian, married, as his second wife to John Leslie, eighth baron of Balquhain ; and Violet, married to Andrew Leslie, first Goodman of Bucharn."
from Aldermen and Provosts 1 3