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  • ID: I1868
  • Name: John Leslie
  • Suffix: of Newton
  • Prefix: Sir
  • Sex: M
  • Death: 1 SEP 1651 in Dundee
  • Note: Killed in storming of Dundee 1
  • Occupation: Lord of Sesssion
  • Cause: Killed at storming of Dundee, with his son John
  • Note: 2 3 4

    2nd son of his father?s 3rd marriage.
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    His eldest son John Leslie (dvp 1651) m. (25 Apr 1650) ___ Hay (dau of George Hay of Naughton) and had John Leslie (dsp).
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    Jean daughter of Sir John Leslie of Newton, one of the Senators of the College of Justice, a younger son of Andrew, fifth Earl of Rothes, married Sir Andrew Dick of Craighouse, as his 2nd wife, and had by him at least eight children.
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    Or married 28 Apr 1616?
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    The title of LORD LINDORES had been created for Patrick Leslie, the son of the 5th Earl of Rothes, in 1600 following his grant by James VI of the estates of Lindores Abbey, most of which were squandered by his son Patrick 2nd lord. Following his death in 1649 at the siege of Dundee, the title passed to his brother James, 3rd lord who died in 1667, whence it passed to his son John 4th lord who died in 1706 and thence to his son David, 5th Lord, who died without sons in 1718. The title was then improbably claimed by a distant cousin, Alexander, whose great grandfather, Sir John Leslie of Newton, was another son of the 5th Earl of Rothes; and younger brother of the 1st Lord Lindores. Sir John had left a son, Alexander Leslie of Quarter in Fife,- whose son John was the father of Alexander.
    ... However that was not the end of the self - styled Lords Lindores. The title was assumed by yet another cousin: John Leslie of Lumquhat, whose great grandfather James of Lumquhat, in Fife, was yet another son of Sir John Leslie of Newton, who had died in 1705 leaving a son John, who had died in 1728, leaving a son, John who died in 1771, whose son John, an officer in the 26th regiment, assumed the title on the death of his distant cousin Francis, the 7th Lord in
    1775.
    (?Lordship of Lindores?, by Sir Peter Leslie, 2006, in Down Under, THE NEWSLETTER OF CLAN LESLIE SOCIETY OF AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND. (CLANZ), Vol. 4, No 1, Jan, Feb, March 2007.)
  • _UID: 39C69C78759C459680135048929E376AFBB9
  • Change Date: 16 APR 2011



    Father: Andrew Leslie b: ABT 1534
    Mother: Margaret or Janet Dury or Durie b: ABT 1566

    Marriage 1 Elizabeth Gray
    • Married: ABT SEP 1603
    • Note: contract Sept 1603 3
    Children
    1. Has Children Margaret Leslie

    Sources:
    1. Type: Web Site
      Title: Stirnet Genealogy
      Author: Patrick Barns-Graham
      URL: www.stirnet.com
      Page: Date
    2. Type: Book
      Periodical: Burke?s Landed Gentry Scotland
      Date: 2001
      Title: Burke?s Landed Gentry Scotland Online
      URL: www.burkes-peerage.net
    3. Type: Web Site
      Title: Stirnet Genealogy
      Author: Patrick Barns-Graham
      URL: www.stirnet.com
    4. Type: Book
      Periodical: Baronage of Scotland
      Author: Sir Robert Douglas of Glenbervie
      Date: 1798
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