Ancestors of a 21st century British family

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  • ID: I1471
  • Name: George Keith
  • Suffix: 4th Earl Marischal
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1553
  • Death: 2 APR 1623 in Dunnottar
  • Occupation: Founder of Marischal College, Aberdeen
  • Education: Aberdeen Univ. Geneva
  • Note:

    Studied in Geneva, and was very well travelled. In Germany he was received and treated as a kinsman by the Landgrave of Hesse, Prince of the Chatti. George was named ambassador to Denmark in which office he accomplished the King's marriage with Queen Ann (1589) and brought her to Scotland.
    In 1593, he established Marischal College at Aberdeen, and in 1609 became High Commissioner or Viceroy to the Parliament of Scotland.
    George married 1st to Margaret, daughter of Alexander Lord Home, and had William and Ann (married William Earl of Morton).
    He married 2nd to Margaret, daughter of James Lord Ogilvie, and had Sir Robert Keith of Benholm. He died at Dunnotter, in 1623
    Had his portrait painted by George Jamesone - is that the one I have on file?
    A portrait of George Keith, Earl Marischal of Scotland, painted by him in Rome in 1752, is in the National Portrait Gallery. [of Scotland?]
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  • Change Date: 31 OCT 2012

    Father: William Keith
    Mother: Elizabeth Hay b: ABT 1535

    Marriage 1 Margaret Home
    • Married: 5 FEB 1581
    1. Has Children William Keith b: 1585
    2. Has Children Margaret Keith

    Marriage 2 Margaret Ogilvy
    • Married: AFT 1598
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