Agnes Leslie (1539 - 1594)

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Birthplace: Rothes, Earldom of Moray, Scotland
Death: Died in Kinross, Kinross-shire, Scotland
Managed by: Angela Renecker
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About Agnes Leslie

Wikipedia Biographical Summary

"Agnes Leslie, Countess of Morton (born after 1541- died c.1606) was a Scottish noblewoman, being the daughter of George Leslie, 4th Earl of Rothes as well as a direct descendant of King James II in her maternal line. She was the wife of William Douglas, 6th Earl of Morton, who as Laird of Lochleven Castle was the custodian of Mary, Queen of Scots during her captivity from June 1567 until her escape on 2 May 1568. Agnes was Queen Mary's chief female companion throughout her imprisonment; thus it was while Lady Agnes was recovering from childbirth that the queen successfully escaped from Lochleven...

...On 26 November 1554 she married Sir William Douglas, Laird of Lochleven. The contract for their marriage was signed on 19 August 1554. Sir William was the son of Sir Robert Douglas and Margaret Erskine, a former mistress of King James V of Scotland. Sir William's half-brother from his mother's liaison with the king was James Stewart, Earl of Moray, Regent of Scotland from 1567 until his assassination in January 1570. Sir William's cousin was another Regent of Scotland James Douglas, 4th Earl of Morton. The couple made their home at Lochleven Castle, which was a fortress situated on an island in the middle of the loch, and where his widowed mother also resided."

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'Agnes Leslie, Countess of Morton', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 6 June 2011, 11:31 UTC, <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Agnes_Leslie,_Countess_of_Morton&oldid=432834393> [accessed 29 August 2012]

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Lady Agnes Leslie, Counties of Morton's Timeline

1539
1539
Rothes, Earldom of Moray, Scotland
1554
August 19, 1554
Age 15
Dumfries-shire, Scotland
1560
1560
Age 21
Scotland
1560
Age 21
Scotland
1561
1561
Age 22
Banff, Banffshire, , Scotland
1562
1562
Age 23
Scotland
1570
1570
Age 31
Scotland
1574
1574
Age 35
Morton, Dumfriesshire, Scotland
1594
February, 1594
Age 55
Kinross, Kinross-shire, Scotland
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Scotland