Alexander Burnet, 4th Baron & 9th Laird of Leys

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Alexander Burnet, 4th Baron & 9th Laird of Leys

Birthdate: (74)
Birthplace: Leys, Kincardineshire, Scotland
Death: September 2, 1574 (74)
Leys, Kincardineshire, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of Alexander Burnet, 8th of Leys and Agnes Burnet
Husband of Marjory / Marjorie Burnet and Janet Hamilton
Father of Janet Burnet; Agnes Burnet; Archibald Burnet; James Burnet; William Burnet of Slowie and 6 others
Brother of Robert Burnet and Symon Burnet

Occupation: 4th Baron & 9th Laird of Leys
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About Alexander Burnet, 4th Baron & 9th Laird of Leys

He and his wife Janet began the construction of Crathes Castle in 1553.

In 1553, Alexander Burnet of Leys, the ninth lord of Leys began construction on Crathes Castle, which was finished by his great-grandson, another Alexander, the twelfth lord, in 1596.[23] 

Crathes remained in the ownership of the Burnett family descendants for over 350 years, until 1952 when it was given to the National Trust for Scotland as part of Scotland's heritage

In 1563 he fought for Mary, Queen of Scots, at the Battle of Corrichie.

The earliest arms for Burnett of Leys was found on a carved panel dated to some thirteen years later showing the impaled arms of Burnett and Hamilton commemorating the marriage between Alexander Burnett (1529 [very possibly born in 1500] –1574) and Janet Hamilton.[26] The arms of Burnett of Leys in 1553 used a shield, charged with three holly leaves and a hunting horn, blazoned: Argent, three holly leaves in chief vert and a hunting horn in base sable stringed Gules. The crest, a hand holding a knife shown pruning a vine had the motto: Alterius non sit qui potest esse suus (same meaning as above) or a variant: Alterius non sit qui suis esse potest (who can be his would not be another's).[27]

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Alexander Burnet, 4th Baron & 9th Laird of Leys's Timeline

1500
July 27, 1500
Leys, Kincardineshire, Scotland
1520
1520
Age 19
Leys, Kincardineshire, Scotland
1521
1521
Age 20
St. Nicholas Parish, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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1523
Age 22
Leys, Kincardine, Scotland
1524
1524
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Leys, Kincardine, Scotland
1527
1527
Age 26
Leys, Kincardineshire, Scotland
1531
1531
Age 30
Leys, Kincardine, Scotland
1533
1533
Age 32
Leys, Kincardine, Scotland
1535
1535
Age 34
Leys, Kincardine, Scotland