Robert Bethune, Laird of Creich 

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Robert Beaton (Bethune), 4th of Creich

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Creich, Sutherland , Scotland
Death: (Date and location unknown)
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir John Bethune, Kt., 2nd of Creich and Janet Bethune
Husband of Joanna Renwall
Father of Mary Beaton; David Bethune of Creich, 4th of Creich and James Bethune, Parson of Roxburgh
Brother of Janet Scott; Grizel Murray; Christina Balfour and Elizabeth Gray

Occupation: Master of the Household, accompanied Mary Queen of Scots to France
Managed by: Oliver Marcus Stedall
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About Robert Beaton (Bethune), 4th of Creich

Biography

He went to France as Page of Honour to Queen Mary when she went there to be married to Francis, the Dauphin of France after King of France, who died shortly after the marriage.  The Queen having no children to him returned home to Scotland in the year 1561 and with her this Robert Bethune of Creich and was made the Queen's Master Household, heretable Stewart of Fife and Keeper of Falkland.

Citations

  1. [S966] Bethune-Balfour: Account of the Family Balfour-Bethune, ((Edinburgh : Printed for private circulation [by] Harley Bros., 1899.); LC CALL NO.: Microfilm86/5216(C); FORMAT: Book [Microform]; photocopies furnished by John Rosser Jr.), LCCN: 86-127641., 1:9 (Reliability: 3).
  2. [S966] Bethune-Balfour: Account of the Family Balfour-Bethune, ((Edinburgh : Printed for private circulation [by] Harley Bros., 1899.); LC CALL NO.: Microfilm86/5216(C); FORMAT: Book [Microform]; photocopies furnished by John Rosser Jr.), LCCN: 86-127641., 1:29 (Reliability: 3).
  3. [S1402] Genealogical Research of Kirk Larson (Reliability: 2).
  4. [S966] Bethune-Balfour: Account of the Family Balfour-Bethune, ((Edinburgh : Printed for private circulation [by] Harley Bros., 1899.); LC CALL NO.: Microfilm86/5216(C); FORMAT: Book [Microform]; photocopies furnished by John Rosser Jr.), LCCN: 86-127641., 1:31 (Reliability: 3).
  5. [S122] Bethune: History of the Bethune Family (Jane Lee Hunt Weisse), Weisse, Jane Lee Hunt, ((New York:NY, Trow's Printing and Bookbinding Co., 201-213 East Twelfth St., 1884), Microfilm 84/7987 (C) Copy in the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., LOC #85-114039 (Feb. 12, 1985)), #85-114039., p. 21-22 (Reliability: 3).

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biography

From The Scottish Nation: Or the Surnames, Families, Literature, Honours, and Biographical History of the People of Scotland, Volume 1 (Google eBook) William Anderson Fullarton, 1867. Page 288. "Bethune of Creich."

David Bethune, the eldest son of Robert, succeeded him as fifth proprietor of Creich. He married Euphan P. B. Leslie, daughter of the earl of Rothes, by whom he had an only daughter, but being desirous that the estate of Creich should continue to be possessed only by those of the nsme of Bethune, he diaponed it to his brother, James, parson of Roxburgh, who married, first, Helen Leslie, heiress of Kinnnird, and after her death, Margaret Wemyss, eldest daughter of David Wemyss of that ilk, from whom it is said the earls of Wemyss are descended. Their eldest son and grandson succeeded to the estate as the seventh and eighth proprietors.

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Robert Bethune, Laird of Creich 's Timeline

1518
1518
Creich, Sutherland , Scotland
1543
1543
Age 25
Creich, Fife, Scotland
1558
1558
Age 40
1579
1579
Age 61
Creich, Sutherland , Scotland
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