Name: Margaret Crichton
Death: AFT 21 OCT 1542
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Change Date: 7 JUL 2006
Was 1st wife of 4th Earl of Rothes, was divorced, then became his 4th wife?
Married firstly George Halkerston, Burgess of Edinburgh. Married secondly William Todrig, Burgess of Edinburgh.
Complete Peerage points to the lack of proof of her parentage, and says she was the mistress of Patrick Panter before her marriages, and bore a child David Panter, Bishop of Ross.
Margaret Crichton, was a niece of James IV., who inherited the passions and misfortunes of her lineage. During her husband?s absence as ambassador at the Court of Denmark, she had an intrigue with Patrick Panter, Abbot of Cambuskenneth, Secretary of State, one of the most learned men of his age, and bore to him a son, who ultimately became Bishop of Ross. On the 27th of December, 1580, the Earl obtained a divorce in the Consistory Court, not, however, on the ground of his wife?s unfaithfulness to him, but the marriage was declared null and void from the first, on the plea that the Earl confessed to having illicit intercourse before his marriage with Matilda Striveling, who was related to Margaret Crichton in the second and third degree of consanguinity, thus making the Earl and Margaret related to each other in the same degrees of affinity, and rendering their marriage incestuous and illegal according to existing law.Page: Leslie of Rothes
Father: William Crichton
Mother: Margaret or Cecilia Stuart
27 DEC 1520
- Janet Leslie
- Margaret or Helen Leslie b: ABT 1517
- Text: Medieval Lands
- Type: Web Site
- Type: Book
Periodical: The Great Historic Families of Scotland
Author: James Taylor, M.A., D.D., F.S.A