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DE KEITH, William Great Marischal of Scotland, Sir
(About 1246-Before 1293)
DE SETON, Barbara
(About 1250-)
DE KEITH, Edward of Sinton, Marischal of Scotland, Sir
(About 1280-1351)
SINTON, Isabella heiress of Sinton
(About 1292-)
KEITH, John of Inverugie
(About 1326-After 1398)


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1. Margaret
2. LE CHEN, Mariot younger daughter and co-heiress (Inverugie)

KEITH, John of Inverugie 2

  • Born: About 1326
  • Marriage (1): Margaret by 1354 1
  • Marriage (2): LE CHEN, Mariot younger daughter and co-heiress (Inverugie) in 1369 1 2 3
  • Died: After 1398 1

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John married Margaret by 1354.1 (Margaret was born about 1327.)

  Marriage Notes:

"John de Keith married a lady called Margaret before 1354 [2]."

"[2] Registrum de Aberbrothoc, 1329-1536, p26 1354
Quitclaim of John de Keith
Sir Edward de Keith (deceased)
John de Keith (son of Sir Edward Keith).
Margaret (wife of John de Keith).
William de Keith, Marischal (brother of John de Keith)"

from Keiths of Inverugie 1

John next married Mariot LE CHEN younger daughter and co-heiress (Inverugie), daughter of Sir Reginald III LE CHEN 4th of Inverugie, and of Duffus and Helen, in 1369.1 2 3 (Mariot LE CHEN younger daughter and co-heiress (Inverugie) was born about 1342.)

  Marriage Notes:

"In the far north east of Scotland stands the much altered tower of Ackergill, close to the sea shore one mile west of the infamous Sinclair stronghold of Girnigoe castle. The earliest part of Ackergill dates back to the 1400's when an oblong tower house was raised by the Keith family. Anciently the lands of Ackergill were held by the Cheyne family who also held the lands of Inverugie to the south in Aberdeenshire.

Around 1350 Reginald Cheyne, the Clan head, died ending the male line leaving two daughters to inherit the Cheyne estates. One of his daughters Mary married John, second son of Edward Keith the Marischal. In 1354 John Keith took possession of Ackergill and Inverugie."

from The Douglas Archives

2. John who married (dispensation dated 12 March 1368-69) Mariota (or Mary) de Cheyne, daughter, and co-heiress with her sister Jean, wife of Nicholas de Sutherland of Duffus, of Reginald de Cheyne of Inverugie, by his wife Mary, eldest daughter and co-heiress of Freskin de Moravia of Duffus, and widow of John de Douglas of Strabrock in Linlithgow, with whom he acquired the estates of Inverugie
and Strabrock, and the third part of the barony of Duffus."

from Scots Peerage

"5 Papal Regesta 259
12 Mar 1369 (4 Id. Mar) (for which see below)
Papal dispensation for the marriage of John de Keith (of Aberdeen Diocese) & Mary Cheyne (of Moray Diocese).

John de Keet (fiancé of Mary de Cheyne).
Mary de Cheyne (fiancé of John de Keith)."

from Keiths of Inverugie

"4 Id. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 53d.) To the bishop of Aberdeen. Mandate, on petition of king David, if the facts stated be found true, to dispense John de Keet, donsel, of his diocese, and Mary de Chen, damsel, of that of Moray, to intermarry, they being related in the third degree of affinity."

from British History Online

Note: For the Mary/Mariot confusion, see Research Notes.
1 3 4 5


1 e-books, The Keiths of Inverugie by Mike Wade (2021 https://www.patrickspeople.scot/).

2 e-books, Politics and protestant Lordship in North East Scotland during the reign of James VI: The life of George Keith, fourth Earl Marischal, 1554-1623 by Miles Kerr-Peterson (2016) PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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

4 Internet Site, http://www.douglashistory.co.uk/history/Places/akergill.htm The Douglas Archives.

5 Internet Site, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/cal-papal-registers/brit-ie/vol4/pp76-82 1369.

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