Source: Davidson, John, Rev., Inverurie and The Earldom of the Garioch: A
Topographical and Historical Account of the Garioch from Earliest times to the
Revolution Settlement; A. Brown & Co., Aberdeen 1878. Page 440-42.
The last of the Constables, Norino, was succeeded in his family estates before
1282, by Norman de Leslie, the first who adopted the name Leslie, one of the
unfortunate magnates who had to succumb to Edward's pretensions to be Overlord
of Scotland. He is said by Sir Robert Douglas to have married Elizabeth Leith of
Edingerack, the first name that appears of that long-descended Garioch family.
In 1282, Alexander III. gave Norman de Leslie a gift of the lands of Fythkill,
now called Leslie, in Fife.
In 1296…At Aberdeen, he swore fealty to the English monarch, along with Sir
Norman de Lesselyn…on which sad occasion Sir Norman appears jointly with other
magnates agreeing to renounce the old Scottish league with France.