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STEWART, Robert of Newton
(About 1590-)
(About 1600-)
LAW, Thomas Minister of Boharm, then of Elgin parish, Reverend Mr
(About 1605-1657)
(About 1619-)
LAW, William of Newton, Minister of Forres parish, Reverend Mr
(About 1655-1697)


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1. LESLIE, Isobel 'in Mortlach'

LAW, William of Newton, Minister of Forres parish, Reverend Mr 1 2 3

  • Born: About 1655 1
  • Marriage (1): LESLIE, Isobel 'in Mortlach' on 17 July 1683 in Forres parish, Moray, Scotland 1 2
  • Died: 8 June 1697, River Spey, Scotland 1

   Cause of his death was drowning while crossing the River Spey.1

   User ID: H579.

William married Isobel LESLIE 'in Mortlach' on 17 July 1683 in Forres parish, Moray, Scotland.1 2 (Isobel LESLIE 'in Mortlach' was born about 1660.)

  Marriage Notes:

137 30 / 6

from Index of Marriages

(at Forres in 1680)

"William Law of Newton, born about 1655, second son of Thomas L., min. of Elgin; educated at King's College, Aberdeen; M.A. (1671); became chaplain to Alexander, Earl of Moray; passed trials before the Presb. and was recommended for licence, 1st Aug. 1677;pres. by Lord Moray before 23rd June, and after secondary trials, was ord. by Bishop Falconar 16th Sept. 1680; deprived by the Privy Council, 10th Oct. 1689, for not reading the Proclamation of the Estates, and not praying for King William and Queen Mary. He retired to Newton in Boharm, to which he succeeded on the death of his brother Thomas, 16th May 1692, and was drowned in crossing the Spey 8th June 1697. He marr. 17th July 1683, Isobel Leslie, Mortlach, and had issue Thomas, died 1703; Margaret (marr. Alexander Anderson); Jean (marr. James Chalmers, factor to the Duke of Gordon, and was mother of Alexander Chalmers, min. of Cairney); Isobel (marr. Robert Stewart of Towiemore). [Peterkin's Constitution, 86.]"

from Fasti Ecclesiae

"Of the Laws of Newton, co. Banff, said in the Lyon Register to be of the same family as Archbishop Law, was William of Newton, who had issue, Thomas of Newton, d.s.p. ; Mr William of Newton, d.s.p. ; Margaret, married William (see Note) Anderson of Newton ; Jean, died unmarried (see Note); Isobel, married Robert Stewart of Towiemore."

from Scottish Arms


Jean Law did not die unmarried and Margaret married Alexander, not William, Anderson.
1 2 4


1 e-books, Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae vol. 6 Aberdeen & Moray by Hew Scott.

2 GRO Scotland, OPR Index of Marriages.

3 GRO Scotland, OPR Index of Births and Baptisms.

4 e-books, Scottish arms being a collection of armorial bearings 1370-1678 by R. R. Riddle (1881).

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