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STRACHAN, Alexander of Lesmurdie
(About 1590-Before 1664)
STEWART, James of Auchorachan, then of Lesmurdie
(About 1610-After 1676)
STRACHAN, Elizabeth
(About 1629-After 1676)
STEWART, James of Auchorachan, 3rd of Lesmurdie
(About 1654-After 1697)


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1. DUFF, Margaret

STEWART, James of Auchorachan, 3rd of Lesmurdie 1

  • Born: About 1654
  • Marriage (1): DUFF, Margaret 1
  • Died: After 29 June 1697 2

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  General Notes:

"On June 15, 1686, the Duke was empowered by Parliament to build a bridge across the Bogie. At this time, James Stewart of Auchorachan, as chamberlain of the lands of Strathdon and Glenlivet, Achmore and Achnastank, got a discharge (April 13, 1686) from the Duke 'in respect of the whole money rent of the said rent, payable at Martinmas 1684, conform to a rental subscribed be us' ('Elgin Commissary Records')."

from The 1st Duke of Gordon

"29 Junii, 1697. Saising James Stewart of Achorachan of the lands of Eastertoune of Lesmurdie, comprehending the third pairt lands of Inverchirach, Achnastank and Bellchirie, and Mylne of Lesmurdie, and the lands of Drywells, Boigehead, Coldstrype, Mylnetoune, Aldluy, Sococh, Forteiths tack and pertinents yrof, within the parochin of Mortlich, upon a charter under the great seall to Alexr Stewart of Lesmurdie, and by him assigned and disponed to the said James Stewart."

from Records of the County of Banff 2 3

James married Margaret DUFF, daughter of Alexander DUFF of Keithmore and Helen GRANT.1 (Margaret DUFF was born about 1654.)

  Marriage Notes:

"James Stewart, of Auchorachan, thereafter of Lesmurdie, appears to have m. Margaret, eldest dau. of Alexander Duff, of Keithmore, and by her had, Alexander Stewart, his son, and others, and a dau., m. to Mr. Syme. minister at Mortlach."

from Landed Gentry 4


1 e-books, The Book of the Duffs vol. 1 compiled by A and H Tayler (1914).

2 e-books, Records of the County of Banff 1660-1760 compiled by James Grant (1922).

3 e-books, The 1st Duke of Gordon by John Malcolm Bulloch (1908).

4 e-books, A genealogical and heraldic history of the landed gentry of Great Britain & Ireland vol.2 by Sir Bernard Burke (1847).

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