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MERCER, Robert of Ballief, Provost of Perth
(About 1425-)
MERCER, Christian
(About 1455-)


Family Links

1. SKENE, Gilbert 8th of that Ilk

2. FORBES, Duncan of Corsindae

MERCER, Christian 1 2

  • Born: About 1455, Scotland
  • Marriage (1): SKENE, Gilbert 8th of that Ilk in 1481 1
  • Marriage (2): FORBES, Duncan of Corsindae 2

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Christian married Gilbert SKENE 8th of that Ilk, son of Alexander SKENE 7th of that Ilk and Mariota KINNAIRD, in 1481.1 (Gilbert SKENE 8th of that Ilk was born about 1449 and died by 19 March 1485 1.)

  Marriage Notes:

"In May, 1470, Gilbert Skene is infeft as heir, served and retoured, to Alexander Skene, his father, in the lands and barony of Skene.

In 1481 he married Cristina Mercer, and settled two farms in Wester Skene as her jointure lands, as appears from a Crown charter granted in 23rd May, 1481

'Gilberto Skene de eodem et Cristine Mersare sponse sue in conjuncta infeodatione et post eorum decessum legitimis et propinquioribus heredibus dicti Gilberti quibuscunque de terris de Adloche et Tulivale cum pertinentiis Jacentibus infra vicecomitatum de Aberdene super resignationem dicti Gilberti. Tenendas de Rege. Reddendo jura et servitia debita et consueta.' "

from Family of Skene 1

Christian next married Duncan FORBES of Corsindae, son of James FORBES 2nd Lord Forbes and Egidia KEITH.2 (Duncan FORBES of Corsindae was born about 1443.)

  Marriage Notes:

"Duncan (Forbes), mentioned in the Acta Auditorum, 13 February 1491, as brother of the deceased William, Lord Forbes. He married Christian Mercer, daughter of the Laird of Ballief, Provost of Perth, widow of Gilbert Skene of that Ilk. He became ancestor of the Forbeses of Corsindae, and other families of the name."

from Scots Peerage (vol 4) 2


1 e-books, Memorials of the Family of Skene of Skene ed. William Forbes Skene (1887).

2 e-books, The Scots Peerage ed. Sir James Balfour Paul vol. 4 (1907).

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