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Elizabeth Livingston

Also Known As: "Elizabeth Buchanan"
Birthdate: (54)
Birthplace: Blairlusk, Dumbarton, Scotland
Death: October 4, 1599 (50-58)
Place of Burial: UK
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Alexander Livingston, 5th Lord Livingston of Callendar and Agnes Douglas of Morton
Wife of John Buchanan, Master of Buchanan
Mother of Sir George Buchanan of Buchanan, 16th Chief of Buchanan; Helen Buchanan; Susanna Buchanan; Agnes Buchanan and Andrew Buchanan
Sister of Thomas Livingston of Haining; Janet Livingston; Hon. Mary Livingston; Hon John Livingston, Master of Livingston; Honorable Helen Livingston and 3 others

Occupation: daughter of Alexander, 5th Lord Livingstoun
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Chiefs of Clan Buchanan

  • 15th – George Buchanan,[76][77] (Guthrie Smith identifies him as 10th Chief and Buchanan of Auchmar identifies him as 17th Chief) succeed his grandfather, Walter 14th of Buchanan, in 1526 and died 1560. He first married Margaret Edmonstone and by her a son (John [Guthrie Smith identifies him as 11th Chief but then goes on to advise that the Chiefship passed from John’s father to John’s son[78] and Buchanan of Auchmar identifies him as 18th Chief[79 who married Elizabeth Livingston and by her had George[79] who succeeded his grandfather) and two daughters (Helen and Susanna). Second he married Janet Cunningham and by her had a son (William first ancestor of the cadets of Auchmar) and a daughter (Margaret).
  • 16th – Sir George Buchanan,[78][79] (Guthrie Smith identifies him as 12th Chief and Buchanan of Auchmar identifies him as 19th Chief) succeed his grandfather, George 15th of Buchanan, in 1561, married Lady Mary Graham and by her one son (John his successor) and two daughters (Helen and Susanna).
  • From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clan_Buchanan


  • The Buchanan book. The life of Alexander Buchanan, Q.C., of Montreal, followed by an account of the family of Buchanan
  • http://www.archive.org/details/buchananbooklife00buchuoft
  • https://archive.org/stream/buchananbooklife00buchuoft#page/x/mode/1up
  • .... etc.
  • "To return to the direct line. Sir Walter was succeeded by his eldest son, Patrick, who in turn
  • https://archive.org/stream/buchananbooklife00buchuoft#page/xi/mode/1up
  • resigned the lordship to his son Walter, the fourth of the name, in 1474. The next in the succession was Patrick, the second of the name, whose wife was daughter of the Earl of Argyle. After George, the seventeenth laird, came John, who married a daughter of Lord Livingstone. The succession was continued regularly to the twenty-second laird, who was John, the third of the name, and who married for first wife Mary, daughter of Lord Henry Cardross, and died in 1682, leaving two daughters. With him the lairdship, after continuing in the name six hundred and sixty-five years without interruption, expired, the estates having been put out of entail by his immediate predecessors, and now became entirely alienated, and the title, "Buchanan of that Ilk," extinct. The estates passed into the hands of the Duke of Montrose.
  • https://archive.org/stream/buchananbooklife00buchuoft#page/182/mode/1up
  • .... etc.
  • XV. George Buchanan, who succeeded his grandfather, Walter Buchanan of that Ilk, married, first, Margaret Edmondstone, daughter of the Laird of Duntreath, by whom he had (1) John,2 who died before his father, married, first, Elizabeth Levingstoun, daughter of Lord Levingstoun, and had George, his successor; secondly, Helen Chisholme, daughter of William, Bishop of Dunblane, by whom he had a daughter, Elizabeth, married to Mr. Thomas Buchanan of Ibert, Lord Privy Seal ; second, Janet Cunninghame, daughter
  • https://archive.org/stream/buchananbooklife00buchuoft#page/183/mode/1up
  • of Cunninghame of Craigens, and widow of the Laird of Houston. He had by this marriage, (2) William, ancestor of Buchanan of Auchmar, and a daughter Margaret, first married to Cunninghame of Robertland, secondly to Stirling of Glorat, and thirdly to Douglas of Mains. George, Laird of Buchanan, was Sheriff-Principal of Dumbartonshire, and died 15th February, 1560-61.
  • XVII. Sir George Buchanan, succeeded his grandfather, George, Laird of Buchanan, in 1561. He married Lady Mary Graham, daughter of John, Earl of Menteith, and had John and two daughters, (1) Helen, who married Alexander Colquhoun of Luss, and (2) Susanna, who married John Macfarlane of that Ilk.
  • .... etc.


  • Strathendrick and its inhabitants from early times; an account of the parishes of Fintry, Balfron, Killearn, Drymen, Buchanan, and Kilmaronock (1896)
  • http://archive.org/details/cu31924028090698
  • https://archive.org/stream/cu31924028090698#page/n336/mode/1up
  • Pg.287
  • .... etc.
  • X. GEORGE BUCHANAN of that Ilk succeeded his grandfather in 1526. On the 8th February 1515-16 there is a remission to George Buchanan, grandson and apparent heir of Walter Buchanan of that Ilk;6 and in 1526 George Buchanan of that Ilk was infeft in certain lands as heir to his grandfather, Walter Buchanan of that Ilk, then deceased. George Buchanan of that Ilk married, first, Margaret Edmonstone ; second, Janet Cunynghame. There is a charter to George Buchanan, grandson and heir apparent of Walter Buchanan of that Ilk, and Margaret Edmonstone, wife of the said George, 2nd January 1508-9;' also on 7th April 1530, confirmation by King James V. to George Buchanan of that Ilk and Jonet Cunynghame, his spouse, of certain lands resigned by the same George.8 He had issue: (1) John; (2) William, first of Auchmar;9 and (1) a daughter, Margaret, wife successively of George Stirling of Glorat and Mathew Douglas of Mains. 10 Auchmar says that John Buchanan, the eldest son, was by George's first wife, William and
  • https://archive.org/stream/cu31924028090698#page/n337/mode/1up
  • Pg.288
  • Margaret by the second; also that Margaret Buchanan was the widow of Cuninghame of Robertland before she married Glorat. George Buchanan of that Ilk died 15th February 1560-61.1
  • XI. JOHN BUCHANAN, son and heir-apparent of George Buchanan of that Ilk, married, first, Elizabeth Levingstoun ; second, Helen Chisholme. John Buchanan, son and apparent heir of George Buchanan of that Ilk, and Elizabeth Levingstoun, his wife, had a charter of certain lands, 8th February 1544-45.2 In August 1552 George Buchanan of that Ilk gave Strathyre in conjunct fee to his eldest son, John Buchanan, and to Helen Chisholme, natural daughter of William, Bishop of Dunblane.3 John Buchanan died before his father, but left issue: (1) George, who succeeded his grandfather: and (1) Janet, wife of Mr. Thomas Buchanan of Ibert;4 and (2) Elizabeth.5
  • XII. GEORGE BUCHANAN of Buchanan succeeded his grandfather in 1561. On 27th March 1561 George Buchanan was retoured heir of George Buchanan his grandfather in the lands of Buchanan, Auchmar, and Sallochy, with the islands of Clairinch and Kepinch, and also the bell and alms of St. Kessog.6 He married Lady Mary Graham, daughter of John, Earl of Menteith;7 and had issue: (1) John; and two daughters: (1) Helen, who married Alexander Colquhoun of Luss (marriage contract dated 18th August 1595);8 and (2) Susanna, who was the first wife of John Macfarlane of that Ilk, by whom she had no children.9
  • .... etc.


  • Livingston, Lord (S, 1458 - forfeited 1716)
  • Alexander [Livingston], 5th Lord Livingston, PC
  • born
  • mar. (1) Lady Janet Stewart (dsp. after 14 Jan 1512/3), 2nd dau. of Alexander [Stewart], 2nd Earl of Buchan
  • mar. (2) Lady Agnes Douglas, dau. of John [Douglas], 2nd Earl of Morton, by his wife Janet Crichton, dau. of Patrick Crichton of Cranston Riddell
  • children by second wife
    • 1. Hon John Livingston, Master of Livingston (dvp. at the Battle of Pinkie 10 Sep 1547), mar. Hon Johanna Fleming (mar. (2) after 24 May 1560 John Sandilands of Calder (d. May 1567), and (3) before Nov 1567 David Craufurd of Kerse), 1st dau. of Malcolm [Fleming], 3rd Lord Fleming, by his wife Lady Janet Stewart, illegitimate dau. of James IV, King of Scotland
    • 2. Hon William Livingston, later 6th Lord Livingston
    • 3. Hon Thomas Livingston of Haining (d. after 1606), mar. (1) Agnes Crawfurd, 1st dau. and cohrss. of William Crawfurd of Haining, and (2) before 1582 Elizabeth Forrester, and had issue by his first wife
    • 1. Hon Elizabeth Livingston, mar. 3 Feb 1543/4 John Buchanan of Buchanan
    • 2. Hon Janet Livingston (d. 4 Oct 1599), mar. bef. 1 Jul 1547 Sir Alexander Bruce of Airth
    • 3. Hon Mary Livingston, a Maid of Honour to Queen Mary I of Scots (d. after Apr 1579), mar. 6 Mar 1564/5 John Sempill of Beltries (d. 25 Aug 1579), legitimated son of Robert [Sempill], 3rd Lord Sempill, by his mistress Elizabeth Carlile, and had issue
    • 4. Hon Magdalen Livingston, a Maud of Honour to Queen Mary I of Scots, mar. (1) 7 Jan 1561/2 Hon Arthur Erskine of Blackgrange (dsp. bef. 14 Jan 1570/1), 5th son of John [Erskine], 5th Lord Erskine and de jure 16th Earl of Mar, and (2) 1577 Sir James Scrymgeour of Dudhope
    • 5. Hon Helen Livingston, mar. after 13 Mar 1552/3 James Wetherspune of Brighouse
    • 6. Hon Marion Livingston, mar. after 30 Oct 1558 James Ogilvy of Findlater
  • mar. (3) Jeanne de Piedefer, a Maid of Honour to Queen Mary (mar. (2) bef. 17 Jul 1560 Pierre de Joisel, Seigneur de Saint Rémy-en-Bouzemont et de Betoncourt, Master of the Household to Queen Mary
  • died betw. 25 Jul 1549 and 4 Jan 1550/1
  • suc. by son by second wife
  • note a commander of the Scottish forces against England 1522; an Extraordinary Lord of Session 1541/2; one of the eight Lord Keepers of the infant Queen Mary I of Scots 1542/3; Joint Custodian of the Queen 1545; Privy Councillor [S] 1545
  • From: http://www.cracroftspeerage.co.uk/online/


  • Buchanan02
  • A. Patrick Buchanan, younger of Buchanan (dvp before 09.03.1502-3)
  • m. _ Campbell (dau of Earl of Argyll) suggested by BLG1952
    • i. George Buchanan of that ilk, 15 Buchanan (d 1561)
    • m1. Margaret Edmonstone (dau of Sir Archibald Edmonstone, 3rd of Duntreath)
      • a. John Buchanan, younger of Buchanan (dvp)
      • m1. (03.02.1543-4) Elizabeth Livingston (dau of Alexander Livingston, 5th Lord of Callendar)
        • (1) John Buchanan of that ilk, 16th of Buchanan (d by 03.1599)
        • m. (01.1560-1) Mary Graham (dau. of John Graham, 4th Earl of Menteith)
      • m2. Helen Chisholme
        • (2) Janet Buchanan
        • m. Thomas Buchanan, 2nd of Ibert (d before 20.02.1582-3)
        • (3) Elizabeth Buchanan
    • m2. Janet Cunynghame
      • b. William Buchanan, 1st of Auchmar (d before 20.11.1588)
      • m. (mcrt 20.02.1559-60) Elizabeth Hamilton (dau of Robert Hamilton of Eglismachan)
      • c. Margaret Buchanan
      • (?)m1. _ Cuninghame of Robertland
      • m1/2. (before 06.08.1544) George Stirling of Glorat (d Pinke 10.09.1547)
      • m2/3. Matthew Douglas, 7th of Mains (a 1549)
  • Main sources:
  • (1) "Strathendrick and its Inhabitants from Early Times" by John Guthrie Smith, published in Glasgow in 1896
  • (2) BLG1952 (Murray-Buchanan of Leny).
  • From: Stirnet
  • http://www.stirnet.com/genie/data/british/bb4fz/buchanan02.php


XV. ALEXANDER, fifth lord Livingston, married, 2dly, lady Agnes Douglas, daughter of John second earl of Morton, by whom he had three sons and four daughters -

1st daughter, Elizabeth, married to John Buchanan of that ilk.

source: page 413 "The peerage of Scotland: containing an historical and genealogical account of the nobility of that kingdom,"... collected from the public records, and ancient chartularies of this nation, ... Illustrated with copper-plates. By Robert Douglas, Esq;. Douglas, Robert, Sir, 1694-1770.

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Blairlusk, Dumbarton, Scotland
October 4, 1599
Age 54
Age 54
Lanarkshire Old Monkland, Scotland
Lanarkshire Old Monkland, Scotland