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GORDON, George 2nd of Lesmoir
(About 1509-)
FORBES, Katharine
(About 1520-)
UDNY, William of that Ilk
(About 1543-)
GORDON, John of Newton
(About 1550-)
UDNY, Margaret
(About 1565-)
GORDON, Margaret
(About 1585-)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. LEITH, John 4th of Harthill, 'the violent laird'

GORDON, Margaret 1 2

  • Born: About 1585
  • Marriage (1): LEITH, John 4th of Harthill, 'the violent laird' 1

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Margaret married John LEITH 4th of Harthill, 'the violent laird', son of John LEITH 3rd of Harthill and Beatrix FRASER.1 (John LEITH 4th of Harthill, 'the violent laird' was born about 1580.)


  Marriage Notes:

"Margaret (Newton MS.). She appears as one of the four sisters (Elspeth, Isobel and Helen being the others) who figure in the Privy Council Register of September 5, 1594, when a bond was registered, by which William Leslie of Wardes and his son, William, were cautioners for John Leith of Lusk (Harthill) not to harm James Gordon, II. of Newton, and his four sisters as mentioned. The 1600 MS. says a daughter married 'John Leith, son and heir to Patrik Leith of Harthill, a man of great merit '. On October 4, 1620, there was an action by John Leith of Rayne against John Gordon of Newtoun for payment to him of 4500 merks of tocher with Margaret Gordon, Newton's daughter, with 500 merks worth of plenishing, lyk as be the contract of marriage John Gordon is obleist to infeft John Leith in the lands of New Rayne and in eight oxengait of Meikle Leddinghame. The contract is registered in the Commissary Book of Aberdeen, November 24, 1620 (Book of Council and Session for
Inhibitions)."

from House of Gordon 1

Sources


1 e-books, The House of Gordon vol. 2 ed. John Malcolm Bulloch (1907) Cadets of Lesmoir: Newton by J.M. Bulloch assisted by D. Wimberley.

2 e-books, The Leiths of Harthill : the story of some turbulent lairds and a royalist martyr by F.L. Bickley (1937).


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