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  • ID: I4518
  • Name: Alexander Brodie
  • Suffix: 15th of Brodie, ?Lord Brodie?
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 25 JUL 1617
  • Death: 17 APR 1680 1
  • Occupation: Destroyer of Elgin Cathedral
  • Education: King?s College, Aberdeen 1
  • Note:

    Alexander Brodie of Brodie was a staunch Presbyterian who during the Civil Wars of the 17th century was among those responsible for destroying the carvings and paintings of Elgin Cathedral in 1640 because he considered them idolatrous. 10 years later was one of the Commissioners sent to persuade Charles II to sign the National Covenant and resume the Scottish Crown. He later (during the Protectorate but after Cromwell?s death) was styled ?Lord Brodie? (Lord of Session in Ediburgh 1657-61) as a senator of the College of Justice.
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    Brodie Castle was damaged in an attack in 1645 during the Civil War by the army of the Marquis of Montrose.
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    See The Diary of Alexander Brodie, 1652-1680 and of his son James Brodie of Brodie 1680-1685 (Edinburgh: Spalding Club). {I have this Alexander?s son James dying in 1708?]
    The religious diary of a zealous Covenanter; spiritual life, sins and repentance; regards even his delight in nature as sinful; personal and household affairs; some political and local matters; with visits to London; witchcraft; his son, who continues the diary.
  • _UID: B84A8F7C66454500B29F16C57D049BB2F793
  • Change Date: 1 MAR 2010



    Father: David Brodie b: 1586
    Mother: Catherine Dunbar

    Marriage 1 Elizabeth Innes
    • Married: 28 OCT 1635 2
    Children
    1. Has Children Grizel Brodie b: 28 OCT 1636
    2. Has Children James Brodie b: 15 SEP 1637

    Sources:
    1. Type: Book
      Periodical: The Diary of Alexander Brodie of Brodie, MDCLII-MDCLXXX., and of His Son
    2. Title: Burke's Peerage & Baronetage 92nd Edition
      Date: 1935
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