Sir John Leslie, First Laird of Newton

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About Sir John Leslie, First Laird of Newton

Fifth son of Andrew, fourth Earl of Rothes, by his third wife, succeeded to the estate of Newton on the death of an elder brother in 1614. He appears as Lord of Articles in the Parliament of 1633; was appointed an Ordinary Lord by the King, with the consent of the Estates, on the 13th November 1641, and two days afterwards received the honour of knighthood from King Charles I. then at Holyrood-house. Sir John was appointed one of the Commissioners of Exchequer in February 1645, but was deprived of his offices by the well known Act of Classes, on the 12th March 1649. He was killed at the storming of Dundee by General Monk in September 1651.

Source: An Historical Account of the Senators of the College of Justice: From Its Institution in MDXXXII; by George Brunton, David Haig; 1832; Page 305