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Agnes Somerville

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Birthplace: Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Death: April 10, 1543 (38-47)
Rothesay Castle, Buteshire, Scotland (United Kingdom)
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Daughter of Sir John Somerville of Cambusnethan, 1st Laird of Cambusnethan and Elizabeth Summerville, of Balmedie
Wife of John Fleming, 2nd Lord Fleming and George Leslie, 4th Earl of Rothes
Mother of Margaret Fleming; Janet Leslie; Andrew Leslie, 5th Earl of Rothes; James Leslie; George Leslie and 2 others
Sister of Helen Somerville of Cambusnethan; John 'Red Bag' Somerville, 2nd of Cambusnethan; Elizabeth Somerville and Janet Somerville

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About Agnes Somerville, Countess of Rothes

Date of birth might be 1498 or 1500.

Date of death has also been (erroneously?) reported to be August 18, 1541.


John [Fleming], 2nd Lord Fleming married 3rd to Agnes, dau. of Sir John Somerville of Cambusnethan

children by 1st husband

  • 1.Margaret Fleming, mar. after 12 dec 1540 John Cunningham of Glengarnock
  • 2. ...... Fleming
  • 3. ...... Fleming (d. after 24 Nov 1529)

Agnes Fleming (widow of John [Fleming], 2nd Lord Fleming; d. betw. 18 Aug 1541 and 10 Apr 1543), dau. of Sir John Somerville of Cambusnethan, (mar. (2) betw. Dec 1526 and Jan 1528/9, as his 3rd wife, George [Leslie], 4th Earl of Rothes; d. betw. 18 Aug 1541 and 10 Apr 1543)

children by 2nd husband

  • 4. Hon Andrew Leslie of Kilmany, later 5th Earl of Rothes
  • 5. Hon Peter Leslie, Parson of Rothes (d. after 17 Jan 1558/9)
  • 6. Hon James Leslie (d. after 1574), mar., and had issue
  • 3. Lady Euphemia Leslie (d. Apr 1588), mar. (1) bef. 18 Aug 1548 George Learmouth of Balconie (d. Jun 1585), and (2) John Cunningham of West Barns
  • 4. Lady Agnes Leslie (d. after Feb 1593/4), mar. 19 Aug 1554 William [Douglas], 6th Earl of Morton, and had issue
  • 5. Lady Beatrix Leslie, mar. (1) after 14 Mar 1560/1 (div.) David Beaton of Creich, and (2) John Auchmoutie of that Ilk, and had issue by her first husband
  • 6. Lady Elizabeth Leslie, mar. after 1557 Patrick Crichton of Lugton

references

  1. Scots Peerage. James Balfour Paul.  Publication: 1904 - 1914 Vol. 7, page 291
  2. Historical records of the family of Leslie from 1067 to 1868-69. Collected from public records and authentic private sources. by Colonel Leslie, K. H., of Balquhain. Published 1869 by Edmonston and Douglas in Edinburgh . Vol 2, pp 317-368
  3. Cracroft's Peerage Rothes, Earl of (S, 1457/8)

Agnes Leslie formerly Somerville aka Fleming Born 1498 in Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire, Scotlandmap ANCESTORS ancestors Daughter of John Somerville and Elizabeth (Carmichael) Somerville Sister of Helen (Somerville) Boyd, John Somerville and John Stewart I [half] Wife of John Fleming — married about 1518 [location unknown] Wife of George Leslie — married before 29 Jan 1530 (to before 10 Apr 1543) [location unknown] DESCENDANTS descendants Mother of Margaret (Fleming) Cunningham, Helen (Leslie) Kerr, Peter Leslie, James Leslie, Janet Leslie and Andrew (Leslie) Leslie Earl of Rothes 5th Died about 1543 in Rothesay, Elgin, Bute Island, Scotland

British Aristocracy Agnes (Somerville) Leslie was a member of aristocracy in the British Isles. Join: British Royals and Aristocrats Project Discuss: BRITISH_ARISTO Biography Agnes Somerville was a daughter of Sir John Somerville of Cambusnethan.[1]

She married, likely c. 1518, as his third wife, John Fleming, 3rd lord Fleming.

He died in 1524 and she had a charter under the Great Seal on 18 December 1526.

She married, secondly, before 29 January 1530, George, fourth Earl of Rothes.

Balfour Paul notices that she gave birth to Margaret, the eldest daughter, and it could therefore be supposed she gave him the three girls.[2]

Sources Cracroft's Peerage : The Complete Guide to the British Peerage & Baronetage http://www.cracroftspeerage.co.uk/online/content/rothes1457.htm For information about George [Leslie], 4th Earl of Rothes, PC and his third wife Agnes Fleming (nee Somerville)

Source S-1 Balfour Paul. The Scots peerage : founded on Wood's ed. of Sir Robert Douglas's Peerage of Scotland; containing an historical and genealogical account of the nobility of that kingdom. Edinburgh: Douglas, 1904. archive.org

Cracroft's Peerage : The Complete Guide to the British Peerage & Baronetage George [Leslie], 4th Earl of Rothes, PC and his third wife Agnes Fleming (nee Somerville)

↑ #S-1 Balfour Paul; Vol 8, page 537 ↑ #S-1 Balfour Paul; Vol 8, page 537

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Agnes Somerville, Countess of Rothes's Timeline

1500
1500
Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire, Scotland
1516
1516
Age 16
Rothes, Elginshire, Scotland
1534
1534
Age 34
Ruthesay, Bute Island, Bute, Scotland
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1538
Age 38
Rothes, Scotland
1543
April 10, 1543
Age 43
Rothesay Castle, Buteshire, Scotland
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1545
Age 43
Rothesay, Argyll and Bute, Scotland, United Kingdom
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