Malcolm de Leckie, 1st Laird of Leckie

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Malcolm de Leckie

Birthplace: Leckie, Stirling, Scotland, United Kingdom
Death: after circa 1376
Scotland, UK
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Son of Duncan Mac Muredach and nn
Husband of Averilla Whyte and nn Flemyng
Father of James de Lekky; Thomas le Leke; Elizabeth le Leckie and Murdoch de Leckie, 2nd Laird of Leckie,Rehane & Altermony

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About Malcolm de Leckie, 1st Laird of Leckie

The presence of occupation in Leckie Stirling, goes back to the Iron-Age, (1200 BC and 600 BC, depending on the region).

Gargunnock is a small village in the Stirling council area approximately seven miles west of Stirling in Scotland. The 2001 census population was 944. It is situated on the south edge of the Carse of Stirling, at the foot of the Gargunnock Hills, part of the Campsie Fells. The village of Gargunnock is about 1.5 miles from Leckie.

It is believed that William Wallace brought his army through Gargunnock (called Gargowans at the time), setting up fort on the Kier Hill, to take control of this part of the river in advance of the Battle of Stirling Bridge. Bonnie Prince Charlie is also said to have passed through the village on his travels.

Malcolm de Leckie was succeeded by his son Murdoch, to whom Robert II granted a charter in 1376 of Malcolm’s half of Leky, reserving his life rent.

The area beside the leckie area of Stirling contains the remains of an Iron Age dwelling called a "Broch"

The first phase appears to be a hut under the later broch. A group of sheep bones in a post hole gave a C-14 date of AD 80 ± 70. Construction: The broch was built next and Roman Samian pottery, with stamps, puts the construction after AD 79 or 80.

Inhabitation of the tower is estimated to be roughly 60 years.

Destruction of Broch: There was evidence of a fire and sudden collapse of the broch.

Re-occupation of the broch occurs after the fire and some repairs are undertaken and a roundhouse created. The site is fortified but then abandoned.

A medieval coin was found but it is not thought that anything significant occurred after the site was abandoned in the 2nd century AD.

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Leckie, Stirling, Scotland, United Kingdom
Age 30
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