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CHISHOLM, Janet
(About 1490-)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. NAPIER, Alexander 5th of Merchiston, Sir

2. SETON, Ninian 3rd of Touch, Sir
3. TOWERS, James of Inverleith, Sir

CHISHOLM, Janet 1

  • Born: About 1490
  • Marriage (1): NAPIER, Alexander 5th of Merchiston, Sir by 2 January 1509(1510)(charter) 1
  • Marriage (2): SETON, Ninian 3rd of Touch, Sir by 1519 1 2
  • Marriage (3): TOWERS, James of Inverleith, Sir by 1542 1

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Janet married Sir Alexander NAPIER 5th of Merchiston by 2 January 1509(1510)(charter).1 (Sir Alexander NAPIER 5th of Merchiston was born about 1483 and died on 9 September 1513 in Battle of Flodden Field, Northumberland, England 1.)


  Marriage Notes:

"Sir Alexander Napier, the eldest son, was knighted before 3 September 1507, and obtained from his father a charter of Edinbellie-Napier, to him and Janet Chisholm, his wife, 2 January 1509-10, confirmed under the Great Seal 4 March following. He had another charter under the Great Seal, proceeding upon his father's resignation, of the lands comprised in the baronies of Edinbellie and Merchiston to him and Janet Chisholm his wife, and the longest liver of them and their heirs, failing which, to John and William his brothers and their heirs respectively and successively." (page 411)

"Sir Alexander was slain during his father's lifetime at the battle of Flodden 9 September 1513. He married Janet, daughter of Edmund Chisholm of Cromlix, who married, secondly, Sir Ninian Seton of Tullibody and Touch, charter 14 January 1534-35 ; thirdly, Sir James Towers of Inverleith, whose wife she was in 1542. By her Napier had : 1. Alexander, who succeeded his grandfather." (page 412)

from Scots Peerage (vol 6) 1

Janet next married Sir Ninian SETON 3rd of Touch, son of Sir Alexander SETON 2nd of Touch and Elizabeth HOME, by 1519.1 2 (Sir Ninian SETON 3rd of Touch was born about 1485 and died in May 1546 2.)


  Marriage Notes:

"Sir Alexander (Napier) .... married Janet, daughter of Edmund Chisholm of Cromlix, who married, secondly, Sir Ninian Seton of Tullibody and Touch, charter 14 January 1534-35 (see quotation below)" (page 412)

from Scots Peerage (vol 6)




"He (Ninian Seton) married, secondly, Janet, daughter of Sir Edward Chisholm of Cromlix, and widow of Sir Alexander Napier of Merchiston, and by her had five children. But again he appealed to St. Andrews, and, on 13th May 1535 the marriage was annulled on precisely the same grounds as the first one, owing to her having had relations, before her marriage, with one John Buchanan, who was related to Ninian within the prohibited degrees ....

Sir Walter Seton, Kt, 4th of Touch, Sheriff of Stirling (b.1519, d.10.1568). His father Sir Ninian, on the 14th January 1534/35 had handed over to him the lands and baronies of Touch and of Tullibody."

from thesetonfamily.com website 1 2

Janet next married Sir James TOWERS of Inverleith by 1542.1 (Sir James TOWERS of Inverleith was born about 1490.)


  Marriage Notes:

".... Janet, daughter of Edmund Chisholm of Cromlix .... married .... thirdly, Sir James Towers of Inverleith, whose wife she was in 1542." (page 412)

from Scots Peerage (vol 6) 1

Sources


1 e-books, The Scots Peerage ed. Sir James Balfour Paul vol. 6 (1909).

2 Internet Site, http://www2.thesetonfamily.com:8080/directory/Descents/touch_descent.htm The Setons of Touch Descent.

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