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Notes on George 1st Baron of Balquhain Leslie

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.

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The Balquhain family itself dates from the 14th century. Norman de Leslie's youngest brother, Sir George Leslie, first Baron of Balquhain, got a grant of BALQUHAIN from his father; and king David II. confirmed it by charter in 1340, for his services during the reigns of Robert I. and David II. rendered against Edward II. and Edward Baliol; the grant consisting of the lands of BALQUHAIN, SYDE, and BRACO. Descendants of Norman have held Balquhain ever since - subject to many mutations as to extent during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.