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Rothes, Duke of (S, 1680 - 1681)


Creation: let. pat. 29 May 1680


Extinct: 27 Jul 1681


Family name: Leslie




See Earl of Rothes



John [Leslie], 7th Earl of Rothes later 1st Duke of Rothes, PC

only son and heir of John [Leslie], 6th Earl of Rothes, by his wife Lady Anne Erskine, 2nd dau. by his second wife of John [Erskine], 19th and de jure 2nd Earl of Mar




1 Jan 1647/8 Lady Anne Lindsay (d. aft. 1 Jul 1689), 1st dau. of John [Lindsay], 17th Earl of Crawford, by his wife Lady Margaret Hamilton, 2nd dau. of James [Hamilton], 2nd Marquess of Hamilton


1. Lady Margaret Leslie, suo jure Countess of Rothes

2. Lady Christian Leslie (bapt. 13 Dec 1661; d. 21 Apr 1710), mar. (1) after 9 Jun 1681 James [Graham], 3rd Marquess of Montrose, and (2) May 1687 Sir John Bruce of Balcaskie and Kinross, 2nd Bt., and had issue by her first husband


s.p.m. 26 Jul 1681


29 May 1680 Lord Auchmoutie and Caskieberrie, Viscount of Lugtoun, Earl of Leslie, Marquess of Ballinbreich and Duke of Rothes, with remainders to the heirs male of his body

suc. by

(in the Earldom of Rothes only) daughter


suc. his father as 7th Earl of Rothes 23 Aug 1641; President of the Scottish Council 1660;  an Extraordinary Lord of Session 1660/1;  Lord High Treasurer of Scotland 1663;  Lord High Commissioner to the Scottish Parliament 1663, 1665 and 1666;  on 4 Jul 1663 he obtained a regrant of the Earldom of Rothes and Lordship of Leslie and Ballinbreich, together with his estates, with remainder to the heirs of his body without division (the husband of each female to take the name of Leslie), whom failing to the issue of his two sisters, and thereafter to other remainders;  Privy Councillor [E] 1663;  Captain General of the Scottish Forces 1664;  Keeper of the Privy Seal of Scotland 1664;  Lord High Commissioner to the National Synod of the Church of Scotland 1664;  Lord High Chancellor of Scotland 1667-81


On the death of the 1st Duke of Rothes the Dukedom of Rothes and the other peerages created in 1680 became extinct and the Earldom of Rothes and other peerages inherited from his father passed to his elder daughter, Lady Margaret Leslie


 Last updated 23 Apr 2009



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