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Alexander Sutherland

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Birthplace: Duffus Castle, Morayshire, Scotland
Death: Died in Duffus Castle,,Morayshire,Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of Henry Sutherland of Torboll and Margaret de Campbell / Sutherland
Husband of Murial 'Morella' Chisholm
Father of Dorothy Suderland, of Dufus; Isabel Sutherland; William Sutherland of Berrydal and Angus Sutherland of Torball
Half brother of Sir John Campbell

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About Alexander Sutherland, 3rd of Duffus

Alexander Sutherland, 3rd of Duffus

Alexander Sutherland, 3rd of Duffus (son of Henry Sutherland, of Torboll)

Alexander Sutherland, succeeded his father Henry in Torboll, and his uncle, apparently, in Duffus, before 13 March 1433-34, when he granted twenty-one oxgangs of the lands of Strabrock or Broxburn in West Lothian, to Robert Crichton of Sanquhar.[1] He held also from David Lindsay, Earl of Crawford, the lands of Ledbothy in Forfarshire, which he sold in or about 1445 to Richard Lovell of Ballumby.[2] In 1444 he seems to have paid a visit to England to Pontefract Castle, where his chief, John, Earl of Sutherland was then residing as one of the hostages for the ransom money of King James I., and obtained from him a confirmation of the lands of Torboll in succession to his father and grandfather, the destination being to Alexander himself and to the lawful heirs-male of his body.[3] In a Crown writ of 21 July 1541, cited later, he is referred to as Sir Alexander Sutherland of Duffus, but no other evidence of his knighthood has been found. He was alive in 1469 and 1478, and was apparently deceased about or before 1484,[4] though the evidence on the last point is not conclusive. He married, before 19 March 1433-34, Muriel, dauhter of John Chisholm of Chisholm, with whom he obtained the lands of Quarrelwood, Greschip, and others near Elgin. At the date named she, with her husband's consent, resigned in the hands of the Prior of Coldingham the lands of Paxton and Aldencraw, in Berwickshire.[5] Alexander and Muriel had issue at least two sons and two daughters:-

  • 1. William Sutherland, of Berydall.
  • 2. Angus Sutherland, of Torboll.
  • 3. Isabella Sutherland, who married Alexander Dunbar of Westfield.
  • 4. Dorothea Sutherland, said to be the daughter of Alexander Sutherland of Duffus, married to Alexander Ross of Balnagown, who was killed at the battle of Allt Charrais on 11 June 1486, leaving issue. She was blamed as one of the causes of the conflict.[6].
  • [1] Reg. Mag. Sig., 10 March 1439/40.
  • [2] Ibid., 29 October 1463.
  • [3] Sutherland Book, iii. 25, 26.
  • [4] Laing Charters, No. 160; Acta Dom. Conc., 5, 101*.
  • [5] North Durham, App. No. 361.
  • [6] Scot. Antiquary, iv. 9, 10.

Sources: Balfour Paul, J. (1906) The Scots Peerage, vol. 3. Edinburgh: David Douglas.

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Alexander Sutherland, 3rd of Duffus's Timeline

1400
1400
Duffus Castle, Morayshire, Scotland
1430
1430
Age 30
Scotland
1433
March 1433
Age 33
Scotland
1434
1434
Age 34
Duffus, Morayshire, Scotland
1435
1435
Age 35
Berriedale Castle, Caithness-Shire, Scotland
1484
1484
Age 84
Duffus Castle,,Morayshire,Scotland
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