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LESLIE, Andrew 3rd of Balquhain, Sir
(About 1373-1420)
(About 1386-)
LINDSAY, William of Cairney
(About 1380-)
LESLIE, William 4th of Balquhain, Sir
(About 1401-1467)
LINDSAY, Euphemia
(About 1424-)
LESLIE, Elizabeth
(About 1461-)


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1. MENZIES, Alexander of Pitfodels, Provost of Aberdeen

LESLIE, Elizabeth 1 2

  • Born: About 1461
  • Marriage (1): MENZIES, Alexander of Pitfodels, Provost of Aberdeen 1 2

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Elizabeth married Alexander MENZIES of Pitfodels, Provost of Aberdeen, son of Andrew MENZIES portioner of Pitfodels, Provost of Aberdeen and Margaret ARBUTHNOTT.1 2 (Alexander MENZIES of Pitfodels, Provost of Aberdeen was born about 1448 and died by 1506.)

  Marriage Notes:

"III. A Daughter, married to Alexander Menzies, provost of Aberdeen 1475-1486."

from Family of Leslie

"On 14th November, 1503, while at Edinburgh, he made a grant of 3 out of his lands of Balmady in the barony of Grandholm, with consent of the superior, Alexander, Earl of Buchan, for the purpose of supplying and maintaining a lamp to burn continually before the Sacrament at the high altar in S. Nicholas Church. The gift was made specially for the salvation and repose of the souls of James III. and IV., with their queens, and for those of his father and mother, and for Elizabeth Leslie, his spouse. This Elizabeth Leslie was a daughter of Sir William Leslie, fourth baron of Balquhain, by his wife, Euphemia Lindsay, and by her the Provost had a family, of whom the eldest, Gilbert, was elected Town-Clerk in 1502."

from Aldermen and Provosts

"In 1457 Andrew Reid .... granted a precept to infeft Andrew Menzies in the half of 'Middle Badfothalis,' given in exchange for the lands of 'Wester Badfothalis.' Thirteen years later, James III. confirmed to Alexander Menzies the lands of Middleton of Pitfodels, together with the lands of Potartown and Orchardfelde."

"Alexander Menzies died without issue, and his brother, David, was served heir to him in 1506, while his widow, Elizabeth Leslie, had her terce adjudged to her out of the same lands."

from History of Banchory Devenick


On the question of children of this marriage, there appears to be a contradiction in the above quoted references, unless we accept that
'without issue' usually means 'no surviving male heir'. 2 3 4


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

2 e-books, Memorials of the Aldermen, Provosts, Lord Provosts of Aberdeen 1272-1895 by A. M. Munro (1897).

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

4 e-books, History of the Parish of Banchory Devenick by John A. Henderson (1890).

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