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Notes on William de 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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William, the second son of Sir William, by Elizabeth Fraser, his first wife, daughter of Lord Lovat, bought Kincraigie in 1470 from his brother Alexander, the next Baron. Alexander and George were sons by Balquhain's second wife, Agnes Irvine of Drum. Alexander got WARDES, DRIMMIES, and Middleton from his father about 1460. David Leslie got PITCAPLE in 1457, off the Balquhain lands. He was Sir William's son by his third wife, Euphemia Lindsay, a grand-daughter of the Earl of Crawford.

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The Lordship of the Garioch was, in 1453, in the hands of James the Second's Queen, with Sir William Leslie of Balquhain, her Baillie as before.

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Sir William Leslie of Balquhain, was baillie of the Garioch to the future king's mother, the Queen of James II.