Hugh Arbuthnott, 9th Laird of Arbuthnott

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Hugh Arbuthnott, 9th of Arbuthnott

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Birthplace: Arbuthnot, Kincardineshire, Scotland
Death: Died in Kincardineshire, Scotland UK
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Son of Philip Arbuthnott of that Ilk and Margaret Arbuthnot (Douglas)
Husband of Margaret (Keith) Arbuthnott, Lady
Father of Robert Arbuthnot, 10th of Arbuthnott and Margaret Menzies
Brother of Margaret (Arbuthnott) Monypenny

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About Hugh Arbuthnott, 9th Laird of Arbuthnott

Murder of John Melville of Glenbervie

Around 1420 Philip’s son, Hugh, was implicated in the murder of John Melville of Glenbervie, sheriff of Kincardineshire (The Mearns). Melville was said to have been extremely unpopular with the local lairds due to his strict interpretation and adherence to the law. Albany, regent at the time of James I of Scotland’s captivity became tired with complaints against the sheriff and is supposed to have said, “sorrow gin that sheriff were sodden and supped in broo”. The Lairds of Mathers, Arbuthnott, Pitarrow and Halkerton took this as a request to kill the sheriff. They invited the unsuspecting sheriff on a hunt in the Forest of Garvock where he was ambushed. They reputedly killed him by throwing him into a cauldron of boiling water, each drinking of the broth once he was dead. Arbuthnott was pardoned for his part in the murder and died in 1446.

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Hugh Arbuthnott, 9th Laird of Arbuthnott's Timeline

1363
1363
Kincardineshire, Scotland
1414
1414
Age 51
Arbuthnot, Kincardineshire, Scotland
1425
1425
Age 62
1446
March 13, 1446
Age 83
Kincardineshire, Scotland UK