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, Unknown 'Fair Maid of Strathdon'
(About 1373-)


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1. LESLIE, Andrew 3rd of Balquhain, Sir

, Unknown 'Fair Maid of Strathdon' 1

  • Born: About 1373
  • Partnership (1): LESLIE, Andrew 3rd of Balquhain, Sir

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Unknown had a relationship with Sir Andrew LESLIE 3rd of Balquhain, son of Sir Hamelin LESLIE 2nd of Balquhain and Ann MAXWELL of Caerlaverock. (Sir Andrew LESLIE 3rd of Balquhain was born about 1373 and died on 22 January 1420 in Braco, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.)

  Marriage Notes:

"It was probably in consequence of this feud with Sir John Forbes (of Drumminor), and because he had also given offence to the Earl of Mar, that Sir Andrew Leslie withdrew from Balquhain, and occupied an old fortress on the almost inaccessible pinnacle of Bennachie, nearly 2000 feet high, and not far from the castle of Balquhain. Having repaired this strong post, he remained there till he made his peace with the Earl of Mar, when he returned to Balquhain; but he still retained the fort on Bennachie as a place of security.

It is said that, during his abode on Bennachie, he made an incursion, accompanied by a large body of retainers, up to Strathdon, and devastated the lands, and carried off the daughter and heiress of the Baron of Cray, chief of the Clan Allan, and who was called the Fair Maid of Strathdon ; others say that the lady he carried off was a daughter of Sir James Stewart of Inveravon, also called the Fair Maid of Strathdon."

from Family of Leslie 1


1 e-books, Historical Records of the Family of Leslie 1067-1869 vol. 3 by Col. Leslie of Balquhain (1869).

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