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(About 1455-1508)
FOTHERINGHAM, Margaret of Powrie family
(About 1455-)
CHALMERS, Alexander of Murthill and Cutls, Provost of Aberdeen
(About 1420-1497)
CULLEN, Elizabeth
(About 1440-)
MENZIES, Gilbert of Findon, 'Banison Gib', Provost of Aberdeen
(About 1475-1543)
(About 1478-)
MENZIES, Gilbert elder, Burgess in Aberdeen
(About 1518-1571)


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1. MAITLAND, Janet

MENZIES, Gilbert elder, Burgess in Aberdeen 1 2 3

  • Born: About 1518
  • Marriage (1): MAITLAND, Janet 1
  • Died: 1571 2

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  General Notes:

"V. The aftermath: 12th January 1559/60
The Guild Court duly met on Friday 12th January to receive the silver work belonging to St. Nicholas and the chapels. The men in whose care this was, however \endash Gilbert Menzies elder (the Provost's brother), Gilbert
Collison, Mr. George Middleton, and Gilbert Malison \endash stated that they had received it from the Council rather than from the Guild Court and that it was to the Council that they would return it." (page 37)

from "Alteration of Religion"

" 'Extract acquittance by David Mar, Burgess, fermorer and tacksman of the Black and the White Friars properties, to Gilbert Menzies Elder Burgess, of eleven years maills of certain crofts formerly belonging to the White Friars'. Second date on document: 17 April 1575"

from Aberdeen Special Collections 3 4

Gilbert married Janet MAITLAND.1 (Janet MAITLAND was born about 1530.)

  Marriage Notes:

"From the following genealogy we learn that Gilbert Menzies, fifth in descent from
Sir Robert Menzies of Weymss (called Banison Gibb), had two sons, Thomas and
Gilbert. Gilbert married Janet Maitland, lawful daughter of Achmordiw, and had issue
by her, Thomas, of Balgonie, who married Janet Gordon, lawful daughter of the laird of Abergeldie."

from Thanage of Fermartyn 1


1 e-books, The Thanage of Fermartyn by William Temple (1894).

2 e-books, Memorials of the Aldermen, Provosts, Lord Provosts of Aberdeen 1272-1895 by A. M. Munro (1897).

3 Internet Site, GB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections MARISCHAL/1/1/1/4/24.

4 Scottish Reformation Society Historical Journal vol.4 (2014), The “Alteration of Religion” in Aberdeen in 1559: an ancient and persistent historical error by Douglas W.B.Somerset.

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