Margaret Leslie (Howard), Countess of Leven

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Margaret Leslie (Howard)

Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Sir William Howard, of Naworth Castle and Mary Howard
Wife of Alexander Leslie, 2nd Earl of Leven
Mother of Lady Catherine Leslie, Fourth Countess of Leven and Lady Margaret Leslie, Third Countess of Leven
Sister of Charles Howard, 1st Earl of Carlisle; Frances Downing (Howard); Catherine Lawson; Thomas Howard; Philip Howard and 3 others

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About Margaret Leslie (Howard), Countess of Leven

From Darryl Lundy's Peerage page on Margaret Howard:

Margaret Howard [1]

  • F, #261675,
  • d. 30 September 1664
  • Last Edited=14 May 2009

Margaret Howard was the daughter of Sir William Howard and Mary Eure.[1]

She married Alexander Leslie, 2nd Earl of Leven, son of Alexander Leslie, Lord Balgonie and Lady Margaret Leslie, on 30 December 1656.[1]

She died on 30 September 1664.[1]

From 30 December 1656, her married name became Leslie.[1] As a result of her marriage, Margaret Howard was styled as Countess of Leven on 4 April 1661.

Children of Margaret Howard and Alexander Leslie, 2nd Earl of Leven

  • 1. Margaret Leslie, Countess of Leven [1] d. 6 Nov 1674
  • 2. Catherine Leslie, Countess of Leven [1] b. 1663, d. 21 Jan 1676


  • 1. [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 2, page 2312. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.