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  • ID: I10875
  • Name: Andrew Leslie
  • Given Name: Andrew
  • Surname: Leslie
  • Suffix: (5th Earl of Rothes)
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: Abt 1534 in Rothesay, Bute Island, Bute, Scotland
  • Death: 1611 in Ballinbreich, Flisk, Fifeshire, Scotland
  • _UID: FE571A173C0F47E79DBED171DA15E1097591
  • Change Date: 17 Apr 2015 at 17:10
  • Note:
    Andrew was a Scottish nobleman. He was the son of George Leslie, 4th Earl of Rothes, and his third wife Agnes Somerville, daughter of Sir John Somerville. He succeeded his father as 5th Earl in 1558. His elder half-brothers Norman Leslie and William Leslie forfeited their rights by having been implicated in the murder of Cardinal Beaton in 1546.
    Andrew Leslie married Grizel Hamilton, daughter of Sir James Hamilton of Finnart, and had issue. However, his eldest son James died before him. On Andrew Leslie's death in 1611 he was succeeded by his grandson John, James' only surviving son.

    Andrew succeeded, and is first referred to as Andrew Leslie of Kilmany in a charter
    of 31 January 1539-40, and he bore that designation until after June 1548, when he is styled Master of Rothes, though his brother Norman was then alive. The latter was infeft in the barony of Ballenbreich, but was forfeited for the murder of Cardinal Beaton, and the Earl, his father, ran a risk of losing his lands. On 6 September 1547, however, the Governor, notwithstanding the forfeiture, granted the barony to the Earl, who, on 30 May 1548, alienated the same to Andrew Leslie, his lawful son, and his heirs-male, and also the lands and barony of Leslie. The reason given for thus passing over Norman and his brothers is not the forfeiture or any incapacity on their part, but that Andrew Leslie and his kinsmen on his mother's side had advanced money to the Earl in his urgent need, in name of and with a view of defending the kingdom against England, and specially the bounds of Fife where the Earl was Sheriff. The transaction therefore took the aspect-of a sale of the lands, which was confirmed by the Crown on 7 June 1548.

    Father: George Leslie b: Abt 1476 in Rothes, Elginshire, , Scotland
    Mother: Agnes Somerville b: Abt 1500 in Cambusnethan, , Lanarkshire, Scotland

    Marriage 1 Grissel Hamilton b: Abt 1531 in Byres, Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland
    • Married: 28 Jun 1548 in Bryes, Haddington, , Scotland
    • Change Date: 15 Jul 2008
    1. Has Children Patrick Leslie b: Abt 1550 in Pitcairlie, Newburgh, Fife, Scotland
    2. Has No Children James Leslie
    3. Has No Children Isabella Leslie
    4. Has No Children Andrew Leslie
    5. Has No Children Margaret Leslie
    6. Has No Children Euphemia Leslie
    7. Has No Children James Leslie
    8. Has No Children Elizabeth Leslie
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