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KEITH, William 3rd Earl Marischal
KEITH, Margaret co-heiress of Inverugie
(About 1517-)
HAY, George 7th Earl of Erroll
(About 1508-1573)
(About 1510-)
KEITH, William Master of Marischal
(About 1538-1580)
HAY, Elizabeth
(About 1537-)
KEITH, George 4th Earl Marischal
(About 1559-1623)


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1. HOME, Margaret

2. OGILVY, Margaret

KEITH, George 4th Earl Marischal 2 3

  • Born: About 1559 4
  • Marriage (1): HOME, Margaret About 1580(1581)(contract) 1
  • Marriage (2): OGILVY, Margaret
  • Died: 2 April 1623 1

   Another name for George was George Earl Marischall.5

   User ID: Z220.

  General Notes:

On 2 April 1593 George Keith founded Marischal College in Aberdeen. He endowed it with the former possessions of the Black and White Friars of Aberdeen, and with the lands which had belonged to the chaplainries of Bervie and Cowie. The foundation was ratified by an Act of Parliament 21 July 1593. 6

George married Margaret HOME, daughter of Alexander HOME 5th Lord Home and Margaret KER, About 1580(1581)(contract).1 (Margaret HOME was born before 5 December 1565 1 and died before 4 December 1600 5.)

George next married Margaret OGILVY, daughter of James OGILVY 5th Lord Ogilvy of Airlie and Jean FORBES, About 1580(1581)(contract). (Margaret OGILVY was born about 1585.)


1 Internet Site,

2 Internet Site,

3 The register of the Great Seal of Scotland, AD 1306-1668, AD 1582 16 Jac. VI. 495 Holyroodhouse 25 Dec. Charter at Arbuthnot 27 Jul. 1582.

4 Internet Site,

5 National Records of Scotland, Legal records - Wills and testaments.

6 e-books.

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