Janet Scott (Bethune) (c.1510 - 1569) MP

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Nicknames: "Janet Beaton", "Janet Beatoun"
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Birthplace: Creich, Fifeshire, Scotland
Death: Died in Branxholm, Roxburghshire, Scotland
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About Janet Scott (Bethune)

From Darryl Lundy's Peerage page on Janet Bethune:

http://www.thepeerage.com/p2069.htm#i20690

Janet Bethune [1]

  • F, #20690,
  • b. circa 1510,
  • d. January 1569
  • Last Edited=30 Mar 2007

Janet Bethune was born circa 1510.[1] She was the daughter of Sir John Bethune, 2nd of Creich and Janet Hay.[2],[1]

She married, firstly, Sir James Crichton circa 1538.[2],[1]

She married, secondly, Simon Preston of Craigmillar in 1540.[1] She and Simon Preston of Craigmillar were divorced before 1544.[1]

She married, thirdly, Sir Walter Scott, 3rd of Buccleuch, son of Sir Walter Scott, 2nd of Buccleuch and Elizabeth Kerr, circa 1544.[2]

She died in January 1569.[2],[1]

She was also known as Janet Betoun.2 From circa 1538, her married name became Crichton.[2]

From 1540, her married name became Preston.[1]

Her married name became Scott.

Child of Janet Bethune and Sir Walter Scott, 3rd of Buccleuch

  • 1. Grissel Scott+[3] b. b 1552

Citations

  • 1. [S2226] Lawless Bethune, "re: Bethune Family," e-mail message to www.thepeerage.com, 27 March 2007. Hereinafter cited as "re: Bethune Family."
  • 2. [S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 1, page 560. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
  • 3. [S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume II, page 222. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.

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From her husband Walter Scott's English Wikipedia page:

Sometime before June 1544, he married his third wife, Janet Beaton or Betoun (1519–1569), daughter of John Beaton of Creich, widow of Sir James Crichton of Cranston Riddelm and divorced wife of Simon Preston of Craigmillar. Their children were:

  • 1. Walter
  • 2. David
  • 3. Janet
  • 4. Grisel
  • 5. Margaret

Later, Dame Janet favoured the alliance of James Hepburn, Earl of Bothwell and Queen Mary, and was said to have infiuenced them by witchcraft.

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Janet Scott's Timeline

1510
1510
Creich, Fifeshire, Scotland
1526
1526
Age 16
1538
1538
Age 28
1540
1540
Age 30
1544
1544
Age 34
Creich, Sutherland, Scotland
1550
1550
Age 40
Branxholm, Roxburgh, Scotland
1552
1552
Age 42
1569
January, 1569
Age 59
Branxholm, Roxburghshire, Scotland
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