John Leslie, 1st Duke of Rothes (c.1630 - 1681)

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Birthplace: Leslie, Fife, Scotland
Death: Died in Holyrood House, Canongate, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
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About John Leslie, 1st Duke of Rothes

Wikipedia Biographical Summary

"John Leslie (c. 1630 – July 27, 1681), son of John Leslie, 6th Earl of Rothes, was the 7th Earl of Rothes and 1st Duke of Rothes. He was a descendant of Princess Beatrix, sister of King Malcolm III of Scotland. His family had intermarried with both the Stuarts and the Bruces...

...He married Anne Crawford-Lindsay, the daughter of John Lindsay, 17th Earl of Crawford. He built the Palace of Leslie (also known as Leslie House), which nearly burnt completely in a fire on Christmas Day 1763...

...John died at Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh on July 27, 1681. He was awarded a state funeral. The funeral procession was more elaborate and impressive than either Wellington's or Churchill's. It stretched over seventeen miles (27 km) long. The cost of whole regiments of ceremonial guards, soldiers, banners, trumpets, heralds and coaches effectively ruined the family finances forever, and he left behind a huge debt to his daughter, Margaret Leslie. He had two daughters: Margaret, married to Charles, fifth earl of Haddington, and Christian. As he had no male issue, the Dukedom of Rothes became extinct, the Earldom only being passed to his daughter."

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'John Leslie, 1st Duke of Rothes', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 17 November 2012, 02:38 UTC, <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=John_Leslie,_1st_Duke_of_Rothes&oldid=523429152> [accessed 17 November 2012]

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John Leslie, 1st Duke of Rothes's Timeline

1630
1630
Leslie, Fife, Scotland
1631
January 7, 1631
Age 1
1653
1653
Age 23
Rothes, Moray, Scotland
1661
December 13, 1661
Age 31
Canongate, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
1681
July 27, 1681
Age 51
Holyrood House, Canongate, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
August 25, 1681
Age 51
Leslie, Fifeshire, Scotland
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