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KEITH, Gilbert 3rd of Inverugie, then of Ludquharn, Sir
(About 1420-1495)
(About 1437-)
DUNBAR, Alexander of Westfield, Sir
(About 1424-1498)
(About 1434-)
KEITH, William of Hythie, 4th of Inverugie, Sir
(About 1456-1521)
(About 1457-)
KEITH, William younger, of Inverugie, Sir
(About 1479-Between 1518/1521)


Family Links

1. GRAY, Janet

2. Unknown

KEITH, William younger, of Inverugie, Sir 1 2 3

  • Born: About 1479
  • Marriage (1): GRAY, Janet 1 2 3
  • Marriage (2): Unknown
  • Died: Between 1518 and 24 May 1521 2 3

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  General Notes:

"William, who in 1517-18 is described as son and heir of Sir William Keith. He also predeceased his father ...."

from Scots Peerage

William and his father6.1 were both alive in 1518 [55]. Since, with the exception of [71], all sources put his daughters Margaret 8.1 & Elizabeth 8.2 as the heirs of their grandfather, Sir William Keith of Inverugie, it is assumed that this William died before his father, and definitely before 1521, when his brother Andrew 7.3 was his father's heir [76]. "

"55 Accounts of the Lord High Treasurer of Scotland, Vol 5 (1515-1531), p144
Accounts entry
Sir William Keith of Inverrugy.
William Keith (son and heir of Sir William Keith of Inverrugy)."

"71 Antiquities of Aberdeen & Banff, Vol 4, p623
24 May 1549
Contract - Inverugie to the Keiths, Fechill & Monk's Hill to Forbes.
Sir William Keith of Inuerugy (deceased).
Margaret Keith (eldest daughter of Sir William Keith, wife of William Earl Marischal).
Elizabeth Keith (daughter of Sir William Keith, wife of William Lord Forbes).
William Earl Marischal (husband of Margaret Keith).
William Lord Forbes (husband of Elizabeth Keith)."

"76 Assignation, penes Messrs. Dalgleish & Bell, W.S.
Is this anything to do with National Records of Scotland GD150/2164 (which is late 19th Century)?
From TSP V6 p34 it is assumed that this source shows that, on 24th May 1521, Andrew Keith was then the eldest lawful living son of Sir William Keith of Inverugie."

from Keiths of Inverugie 2 3

William married Janet GRAY, daughter of Andrew GRAY 2nd Lord Gray and Elizabeth(1) STEWART.1 2 3 (Janet GRAY was born about 1485 and died in October 1539 3 4.)

  Marriage Notes:

"William (younger of Inverugie), who in 1517-18 is described as son and heir of Sir William Keith. He also predeceased his father, having married Janet, fourth daughter of Andrew, second Lord Gray, widow respectively of John Charteris of Cuthilgurdy, and after 1508 of Sir David Wemyss of that Ilk, who fell at Flodden. William had issue two daughters, his co-heiresses, who are always mentioned as heirs of their grandfather Sir William ..."

from Scots Peerage (vol 6)

William next married.


1 e-books, Politics and protestant Lordship in North East Scotland during the reign of James VI: The life of George Keith, fourth Earl Marischal, 1554-1623 by Miles Kerr-Peterson (2016) PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

2 e-books, The Scots Peerage ed. Sir James Balfour Paul vol. 6 (1909).

3 e-books, The Keiths of Inverugie by Mike Wade (2021

4 e-books, Memorials of the Family of Wemyss of Wemyss vol.1 by William Fraser (1888).

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