Name: George Keith
Suffix: of Aden, 7th/8th Earl Marischal
Birth: 1616 in Dunnotar, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Death: MAR 1694 in Inverugie, Scotland
Change Date: 1 NOV 2012
George Keith, who had been a Colonel in France, followed his brother as 7th Earl Marischal. He married Mary Hay, daughter of the Earl of Kinoul, and had only one son, William. Earl George died at Inverugie in 1694.
This [what?] is the first appearance in the Valuation of the "immediate younger brother of the Earl Marischal" of the period, Colonel George Keith of Aden. ...
Capt George Keith of Aden, Capt of the Earl Marischal?s Regiment. He commanded a regt raised in Aberdeen by his elder brother, William K, 7th E Marischal.
8TH (7th) EARL MARISCHAL: George Keith (d. 1694) Colonel George Keith of Aden?Brother to the previous Earl, George Keith supported his brother and Charles II during the Restoration. His involvement with the protection of the Scottish Regalia is noted above. At the time of his brother's death, much of the families wealth had diminished. Dunnottar Castle, once the pride of the Keiths', had been badly damaged by Cromwell's forces: the Keep was vulnerable to the elements and the stately halls had been rifled of their contents. The Earl Marischal did not have the means to repair the damage, so Dunnottar served as a military depot. In the summer of 1685 it served as a prison to 122 men and 45 women Covenanters (resulting from Charles II's rejection of religious freedom in favour of the Episcopacy). The 8th Earl served as a Colonel in France, and he married Mary Hay, daughter of the Earl of Kinoul. They had only 1 son, who became the 9th Earl upon George's death in 1694.
Presumably this is him?:
29 July 1670
Act for fairs in favour of Colonel George Keith
Anent the supplication presented to the king's majesty and estates of parliament by Colonel George Keith, brother to [William Keith], earl Marischal, showing that for the increase of commerce and trading, and the benefit of the lieges living in and about the kirkton of New Deer, alias Auchreddie, belonging to the supplicant, it would be very expedient that a weekly market were held in the said kirkton of New Deer each Wednesday, and a fair yearly to begin the second Tuesday of June, and to continue three days space on the lands of the said town of Auchreddie; humble therefore, craving allowance might be granted to the supplicant for keeping of the said weekly market and yearly fair to be kept on the said place, with all profits, customs, liberties and privileges due and usual, as the said supplication at length bears. Which being read and considered, the king's majesty, with advice and consent of his estates in parliament, grants to the supplicant the liberty and privilege of keeping the said weekly market each Wednesday in the said town of New Deer, and also the privilege of keeping of the said yearly fair upon any part of his said lands of New Deer, to begin upon the second Tuesday of June, and to continue for three days, for buying and selling of horse, nolt, sheep, meal, malt, fish, butcher-meat and all other merchant ware in the said weekly market and yearly fair necessary and useful in the country, with power to the supplicant by himself, or such as he shall appoint, to collect, uplift and receive the tolls, customs and other duties due on the said fair days, and to enjoy all other liberties, privileges and immunities, likewise and as freely in all respects as any other in the like case has done or may do.
22 August 1670
Petition of Colonel George Keith
Wnto the comissioner, his grace, and right honorable lords of the articles, the humble petitioun of Collonell George Keith, brother to the earle of Marshell.
That for the incres of comerce and trading and the benefite of the leidges leiving in and about the Kirktoune of Newdear, alias Auchrydie, belonging to your petitioner, it would be verie expedient that ane weeklie mercat wer holdine in the said Kirktoune of Newdear ilk Wednesday, and ane fair yeirlie to begine the second Tueysday of June, and to continew for thrie dayes space on the lands of the said toune of Auchrydie.
May it thairfor pleas your grace and lords to grant and allow your petitioner the libertie and privilege of keeping of the said weeklie mercat and yeirlie fair, to be keeped on the place and tyme foirsaid, with all proffeits, customes, liberties and priveleidges dew and usuall in other weeklie mercats and yeirlie faires in any other mercats and faires of that place of the countrey in all tyme comeing.
Edinburgh, 19 Augusti 1670
It is the opinion of the lords of articles to grant the desire of the above bill.
Edinburgh, 22 August 1670
The parliament grants the weeklie mercat and yeerlie fair above desyred.
Father: William Keith b: 1585
Mother: Mary Erskine b: 1598
Mary Hay b: 1621
- William Keith b: 1664 in Dunnotar, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
- Type: Book
Periodical: Scots Armies of the English Civil Wars
Author: Stuart Reid
Publication: Osprey Publishing