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STRACHAN, Alexander 3rd of Glenkindie
(About 1410-1488)
(About 1435-After 1504)
STRACHAN, Duncan 4th of Glenkindie
(About 1450-After 1511)
LUNDY, Margaret
(About 1462-)
STRACHAN, William 5th of Glenkindie
(About 1480-1566)


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1. GORDON, Elizabeth of Fulziemont

STRACHAN, William 5th of Glenkindie

  • Born: About 1480
  • Marriage (1): GORDON, Elizabeth of Fulziemont 1
  • Died: by 1566 1

   Another name for William was STRACHIN, William.1

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  General Notes:

"On the 20th July 1510, William Strachan, son and apparent heir of Duncan Strachan of Glenkindv, received a precept for a charter of the lands of Glenkindy, reserving the liferent thereof to the said Duncan and a reasonable terce to Margaret Lundy, his spouse (Reg. Sec. Sig., vol. iv.). On the 7th February 1528, William Strachan of Glenkindy received a remission for his absence from the army at the battle of Solway (Privy Seal Gifts, vol. ix.)

from Memorials of the Families of Strachan and Wise (1877) 1 2

  Noted events in his life were:

1. lawsuit with Lord Elphinstone, 1535. 1

2. Dispute with Gilbert Gray, Master of Erskine, 1540. 1

3. Contract with Alexander Forbes of Towie, 2 June 1552. 1 Forbes was to license Strachan to build miln . This was supposedly where an old lint or flax mill had been lately removed. The present (1899) Mill of Glendindie was Mill of Morlich.

William married Elizabeth GORDON of Fulziemont, daughter of Patrick GORDON in Fulziemont and Johnsleys, Laird of Craig and Rachel BARCLAY.1 (Elizabeth GORDON of Fulziemont was born about 1487.)

  Marriage Notes:

".... in 1511, he (Duncan the 4th laird) granted a charter, confirmed by King James, 20th July, 1511, to William Strachan, his son and heir, reserving a life interest to the said Duncan, and to Margaret Lundy, his wife, her widow's tierce .... (This grant to William was no doubt made on the marriage of the latter to Elizabeth Gordon, daughter of Patrick Gordon of Fulzemont and Johnisleys...)

William Strachan of Glenkindie, son of Duncan, married Elizabeth Gordon, daughter of Patrick Gordon of Fulzemont and Johnisleys - see Records of Aboyne, p.210 - where it is stated that they had issue Patrick, who marrried Bessie, sister of Robert Stuart of Laithers, with issue, William, who married Margaret Forbes of Brux, and Agnes, wife of John Lumsden of Cushny."

from The Strachans of Glenkindie

"Elizabeth, who was wife of Patrick Strachan of Glenkindie, and had Patrick, who married Bessie, sister of Robert Stuart of Laithers, with issue : William, married to Margaret Forbes of Brux; and Agnes, wife of John Lumsden of Cushny, by whom she had : John, Arthur and Bessie (MS. Pedigree)."

from Records of Aboyne Note:

Referring to the naming of the laird of Glenkindie, above, as 'Patrick', Allardyce comments:

"This is evidently a mistake. From a Retour amongst Glenkindie papers, as well as other references, it is clear there were not two Patricks in succession." 1 3


1 James Allardyce, The Strachans of Glenkindie 1357-1726 (1899).

2 e-books, Memorials of the Scottish Families of Strachan and Wise by Charles Rogers (1877).

3 e-books, The Records of Aboyne edited by Charles XI Marquis of Huntly (1894) page 210 citing "Pedigree of the Gordons of Tilphoudie and Auchmenzie".

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