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Grizel Bethune

Also Known As: "Beaton", "Betoun"
Birthplace: Creich Castle, Creich, Fife, Scotland
Death: Died in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Hopton Beaton and Janet Hay
Wife of Sir William Scott, Kt., of Kirkurd and Buccleuch the Younger and Sir Andrew Murray of Blackbarony, Kt.
Mother of Janet Kerr; Walter Scott, 4th Lord of Buccleuch; Margaret Scott; Margaret Johnstone; Scott Scott and 5 others
Half sister of Robert Bethune, Laird of Creich ; Janet Scott; Christina Balfour and Elizabeth Gray

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About Grizel Bethune

From Darryl Lundy's Peerage page on Grizel Bethune:

Grizel Bethune [1]

  • F, #137571,
  • b. circa 1520,
  • d. 18 August 1579
  • Last Edited=17 Jan 2010

Grizel Bethune was born circa 1520.[1] She was the daughter of Sir John Bethune, 2nd of Creich and Janet Hay.[2],[1]

She married, firstly, Sir William Scott of Kirkurd and Buccleuch, younger, son of Sir Walter Scott, 3rd of Buccleuch and Elizabeth Carmichael, circa 1548.[2],[1]

She married, secondly, Sir Andrew Murray of Blackbarony on 8 February 1552.[2],[1]

She died on 18 August 1579 at Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.[1]

She was also known as Grizel Betoun.[2]

From circa 1548, her married name became Scott.[2]

From 8 February 1552, her married name became Murray.[2]

Child of Grizel Bethune and Sir Andrew Murray of Blackbarony

  • 1. Sir Gideon Murray, Lord Elibank+3 d. 28 Jun 1621

Children of Grizel Bethune and Sir William Scott of Kirkurd and Buccleuch, younger

  • 1. Margaret Scott+2
  • 2. Sir Walter Scott, 4th of Buccleuch+2 b. c 1549, d. 17 Apr 1574


  • 1. [S2226] Lawless Bethune, "re: Bethune Family," e-mail message to, 27 March 2007. Hereinafter cited as "re: Bethune Family."
  • 2. [S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 1, page 560. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
  • 3. [S37] Charles Mosley, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition, volume 2, page 2834.

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Grizel Bethune's Timeline

Creich, Fife, Scotland
Age 20
Age 22
Blackbarony, Scotland
Age 26
Buccleuch, Selkirkshire, Scotland
Age 29
Ettrick, Selkirkshire, , Scotland
Age 29
Roxburghshire, Scotland
Age 29
Selkirkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
Age 32