Agnes Somerville, Countess of Rothes

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Agnes Somerville

Birthdate: (43)
Birthplace: Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Death: April 10, 1543 (39-47)
Rothesay Castle, Buteshire, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Sir John Somerville of Cambusnethan, 1st Laird of Cambusnethan and Elizabeth Carmichael, of Balmedie
Wife of John Fleming, 2nd Lord Fleming and George Leslie, 4th Earl of Rothes
Mother of Margaret Fleming; Janet Leslie; Andrew Leslie, Fifth Laird of New Leslie; 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


  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)


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Agnes Somerville, Countess of Rothes's Timeline

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