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.
Colonel Leslie, K. H. of Balquhain, printed in 1896,"Historical Records of
the Family of Leslie," in which he authenticates the later pedigree of the
Leslies from numerous documents in his possession. The earlier portion is taken
partly from Laurus Leslaeana, written 1692, by a Jesuit priest of the
Balquhain family, but is compared with all available authorities.
The Original Family-
I. Bartolf or Bartholomew, flor,. 1067-1121 ; married Beatrix, sister of
Malcolm Canmore (p. 16). It is uncertain whether he was a Hungarian or a
II. Malcolm, son of Bartolf, Constable of Enrowrie, who died circa, 1176,
had two sons, Norman and Malcolm (p. 31).
III. Norman, son of Malcolm, Constable of Enrowrie (charter 1199), had three
sons, Norino, Leonard, and Bartholomew (p. 33).
IV. Norino the Constable, son of Norman (charter 1248) (p. 34).
V. Sir Norman de Leslie (1282), first bearer of the surname, married Elizabeth
Leith, heiress of Edingarroch ; or a daughter of Watson of Rothes, as by another
account (p. 37).
VI. Sir Andrew de Leslie (1320). By his wife, Mary, daughter of Alexander
Abernathy, dominus ejusdem [of that Ilk], he had five sons.1. Andrew ; 2.
Norman ; 3. The ancestor of the Earls of Rothes ; 4. Walter, Earl of Ross ; 5.
George, first of Balquhain (p. 73).
VII. Sir Andrew de Leslie (1325-1353), had a son Andrew, and a daughter
Margaret, married to David de Ambercromby, laird, in 1391, of Aquhorties,
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Leslie of Balquhain P. 66-
I. Sir George Leslie of Balquhain, (1340-51) fifth son of Sir Andrew Leslie,
sixth dominus ejusdem [of that Ilk], married Elizabeth Keith of Inverugie
II. Sir Hamelin Leslie of Balquhain succeeded his father in 1351, and died in
1378. By his wife Anna, daughter of Lord Maxwell of Caerlaverock, he had
III. Sir Andrew Leslie of Balquhain (p. 107), who married Isabel Mortimer,
daughter of Bernard Mortimer of Craigievar, succeeded his father in 1378, and
was killed in 1420. Of three daughters one married Glaster of Glack, another
Munro of Foulis, and another Cheyne of Straloch. The second son, Alexander,
marrying Margaret, only child of David de Leslie, became the first Leslie of
Leslie. Sir Andrew's eldest son,
IV. Sir William Leslie of Balquhain (p. 100), succeeded in 1420. He was the
common ancestor of the Leslies of Kincraigie, by his first wife, Elizabeth
Fraser, daughter of Hugh, first Lord Lovat ; and of the Leslies of Wardes and
the Leslies of New Leslie, by his second wife, Agnes Irvine of Drum ; and of the
Leslies of Pitcaple by his third wife, Euphemia Lindsay, granddaughter of David,
first Earl of Ceawford, and Janet, daughter of King Robert II.
V. Alexander Leslie of Balquhain succeeded his father in 1467. By his first
wife, Janet Gordon of Cainbarrow…
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