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Archibald, seventh Laird of Merchiston, eldest son of the sixth Laird. Archibald was only 14 when his father died. He obtained permission to feudalise his rights to his paternal barony, although still a minor, in contemplation of his marriage to Janet Bothwell, which took place in 1549 when he was only 16. They had three children: John (of Logarithms) who was born in 1550 when his father was only 17; Francis; and Janet. During the civil troubles in the 1560s and 1570s, Archibald, who had been knighted by this time, was in trouble, was imprisoned and Merchiston Castle (or Tower as it was usually called in those days) was under siege. However he was back in favour by 1587 when he was appointed Master of the Mint with sole charge of all mines and minerals within the realm. He married his second wife, Elizabeth Mowbray, in 1571 and they had ten children, (Sir) Alexander (of Lauriston); Archibald (of Wowmet); Walter; William; Susanna; Abellina; Agnes; Helen; Marion; and Elizabeth. It is a curiosity that Agnes married, as her third husband, John Ogilvy, son of James, sixth Lord Ogilvy of Airlie, and Elizabeth married James, sixth Lord Ogilvy of Airlie, as his second wife. This made Elizabeth step-mother-in-law to her own sister! Archibald died in 1608.

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