Monday, December 15, 2014

William Leslie (d. 1513)-Margaret Balfour

 Complete peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and ..., Volume 6  By George Edward Cokayne says he was never formally invested with the earldom.

 says he was never formally invested with the earldom.

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William Leslie, 3rd Earl of Rothes, was the son of Andrew Leslie, Master of Rothes, and Marjory (also known as Elizabeth) Sinclair, daughter of William Sinclair, 1st Earl of Caithness. He succeeded his elder brother George as Earl in 1513.
As George had tried to sell the family lands without royal permission William was trying to recover his rights, especially over the Barony centred on Ballinbreich Castle. However, he was killed at the battle of Flodden.
William married Margaret Balfour, his heir was George Leslie, 4th Earl of Rothes. Their other children included John Leslie of Parkhill who was captured at the battle of Solway Moss, and James Leslie, Parson of Rothes.[1]

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  Leslie, Charles Joseph, Historical records of the family of Leslie from 1067 to 1868-9, vol.2, Edinburgh (1869), pp.41-46

There is a tree in:
Americans of Royal Descent: A Collection of Genealogies of American Families Whose Lineage is Traced to the Legimate Issue of Kings
Charles Henry Browning
Porter & Costes, 1891
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