URQUHART, Thomas of Fischerie, Sheriff of Cromarty 1
- Born: About 1475
- Marriage (1): ABERNETHY, Helen 1
- Died: 1557
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Thomas married Helen ABERNETHY, daughter of James ABERNETHY 3rd Lord Saltoun of Abernethy and Unknown.1 (Helen ABERNETHY was born about 1490.)
"Helen, married to Thomas Urquhart of Fischerie, Sheriff of Oromarty. There were two effigies in the old castle of Cromarty, probably put there by Sir Thomas Urquhart, the translator of Rabelais and the writer of a wonderful genealogy of the family. At all events, on 25 August 1646 he caused an inscription to be carved below the figures stating that they represented Thomas Urquhart, Baron and Hereditary Sheriff of Cromarty, and 'the most faithful Lady Helen Abernethy, Lord Salton's beloved daughter, who, after she had borne to her foresaid most beloved husband thirty-six most comely children, lived with him till twenty-five sons respectively came to man's estate . . . and her eleven daughters were splendidly matched to their principal neighbours and those of best estates.' Nisbet relates how this prosperous life was not unalloyed with sorrow, for no less than seven of the twenty-five sons met their death on the field of Pinkie."
from Scots Peerage (vol 7)