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LESLIE, Hamelin 2nd of Balquhain, Sir
(About 1344-1378)
MAXWELL, Ann of Caerlaverock
(About 1350-)
MORTIMER, Bernard of Craigievar
(About 1363-)
LESLIE, Andrew 3rd of Balquhain, Sir
(About 1373-1420)
(About 1386-)
LESLIE, William 4th of Balquhain, Sir
(About 1401-1467)


Family Links

1. FRASER, Elizabeth

2. MELDRUM, Marjory or Mary
3. IRVINE, Agnes
4. LINDSAY, Euphemia

LESLIE, William 4th of Balquhain, Sir 2 4

  • Born: About 1401
  • Marriage (1): FRASER, Elizabeth about 1418 1
  • Partnership (2): MELDRUM, Marjory or Mary
  • Marriage (3): IRVINE, Agnes 2 3
  • Marriage (4): LINDSAY, Euphemia on 5 March 1457 1
  • Died: 18 April 1467

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  General Notes:

"Sir William Leslie was esteemed a man of great prudence and valour, and he received the honour of knighthood at the coronation of King James I., 1st April 1424."

from Historical Records of the Leslie Family

William married Elizabeth FRASER, daughter of Hugh FRASER 6th of Lovat, Sheriff of Inverness and Unknown, about 1418.1 (Elizabeth FRASER was born about 1402.)

  Marriage Notes:

"Sir William Leslie married, first, the Honourable Elizabeth Fraser, daughter of Hugh, first Lord Lovat"

from Family of Leslie 1

William had a relationship with Marjory or Mary MELDRUM, daughter of Thomas MELDRUM of Eden (Iden) and Unknown. (Marjory or Mary MELDRUM was born about 1443.)

  Marriage Notes:

"Sir William had also a natural son, Patrick, by Marjory, or Mary, daughter of Sir Thomas Meldrum of Fyvie. From this Patrick are descended the Leslies of Iden, the Leslies of Baccarn, and the Leslies of Crichie."

from Family of Leslie 3

William next married Agnes IRVINE, daughter of Sir Alexander IRWYNE 4th of Drum and Elizabeth KEITH.2 3 (Agnes IRVINE was born about 1420.)

  Marriage Notes:

"Sir Alexander had another son, Robert. He got from his father the lands of Whytriggs and Redmyres, and having distinguished himself at the battle of Brechin, under the Earl of Huntly, against the Earl of Crawford, received from Huntly, in 1453, a charter conveying to him the lands of Beltie. From this Irvine of Beltie are descended the Irvines of Germany and the Irvines of Lenturk. It appears that he had a daughter Agnes married to William Leslie of Balquhain, who succeeded to that estate in 1420."

from Irvines of Drum

"Sir William married, secondly, Agnes Irvine of Drum, by whom he had

I. Alexander, first Baron of Wardis, of whom hereafter.

II. George, first Laird of New Leslie, of whom hereafter.

III. Thomas, in holy orders, parson of Kingussie.

IV. Elizabeth, married to Norman Leith of Barnes.

V. A Daughter, married, first, to Stewart of Laithers, and, secondly, to the Laird of Balquhollie.

VI. A Daughter, married to Cullen in Aberdeen.

VII. A Daughter, married to Cheyne of Straloch.

VIII. A Daughter, married to the Laird of Auchteralter."

from Family of Leslie 2 3

William next married Euphemia LINDSAY, daughter of William LINDSAY of Cairney and Unknown, on 5 March 1457.1 (Euphemia LINDSAY was born about 1424.)

  Marriage Notes:

"Sir William Leslie married, thirdly, Euphemia Lindsay, only child and heiress of William Lindsay of Cairney, second son of David, first Earl of Crawford, by Janet, daughter of King Robert II. With Euphemia Lindsay, Sir William Leslie got the lands of Cairney, and by her had issue"

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).

2 e-books, The Irvines of Drum and Collateral Branches by Jonathan Forbes-Leslie (1909).

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

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

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