Mary Keith of Marischal

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About Mary Keith of Marischal

Mary “of Marischal” Keith was born in Dunnottar Castle, Kincardineshire, Perth, Scotland.

Parents are; William Keith 3rd, 4th Earl Marischal and Margaret Keith.

She was married to John Campbell and had two children:

  • Archibald Campbell (1577–1606) Ardchattan, Argyll, Scotland
  • Alexander Campbell (1577–1638)



  • Sir John Campbell (d 01.05.1546) m. (1510) Muriel Calder (d c1575, dau of Sir John Calder of Calder)
    • 1. Archibald Campbell of Cawdor (d 12.1551) m. (before 1543) Isabel Grant (dau of James Grant of
      • A. John Campbell of Cawdor (d 02.1590/1)
      • m1. (1575) Mary Keith (dau of William Keith, 4th Earl Marischal)
        • i. Sir John Campbell of Cawdor (d 1642) m1. Jean Campbell (d by 08.1622, dau of Sir Duncan Campbell, 1st Bart of Glenorchy)
      • m2. Jean (Janet) Lauder (dau of ?? Lauder of Bass) Possibly of this generation, but by which marriage is unknown (probably the 1st as the 2nd marriage must have been shortlived), was ...
        • ii. Marion (Marjorie) Campbell m. George Ross of Balnagowan (d before 08.09.1615) partner unknown
        • iii. Sir Donald Campbell, Bart of Ardnamurchan and Airds (d 1651) m1. Jane Campbell (dau of Colin Campbell, 6th Earl of Argyll) m2. Anne Campbell (natural dau of Colin Campbell, 6th Earl of Argyll) a. John Campbell (dvpsp) b. Katherine Campbell (dsp) m1. John McDougal of Rayray m2. James Campbell of Kilbrandan c. Beatrix Campbell m. (29.04.1614) Archibald Campbell, 8th Captain of Dunstaffnage (d 1652) d. Mary Campbell probably of this generation m. Duncan Campbell of Sanaig (d before 1695) Possibly fitting here, being described in BLG1937 (Campbell, formerly of Skipness) as a natural son of the 3rd laird of Calder, is ...
        • iv. Duncan Mor a. John Campbell (Captain) (1) John Campbell (WS) (2) Jean Campbell m. (c1660) Walter Campbell of Skipness (d c1702)


Notes for Mary (Spouse 2)

William Keith was married to Margaret Keith, eldest daughter of William Keith younger, of Inverugie, with whom he obtained large estates.

He and Margaret had twelve children:

  • William Keith, Master of Marischal (died 1580).
  • Hon. Robert Keith, 1st Lord Altrie (died 1596).
  • John Keith, probable Rector of Duffas.
  • Agnes Keith, Countess of Moray (or Annas), m. 1st to the Regent Moray, 2nd. to Colin Campbell, 6th Earl of Argyll. She died 16 July 1588 at Edinburgh.
  • Alexander Keith
  • Alison, m. to Alexander Abernethy, 6th Lord Saltoun (died 1587).
  • Mary, m. to Sir John Campbell of Calder (dispensation for consanguinity).
  • Beatrice, m. to Sir John Allardice of Allardice. She died 19 May 1596.
  • Joneta, m. to James Crichton of Frendraught.
  • Margaret, m. to John Kennedy of Blairquhan.
  • Elizabeth, m. to Sir Alexander Irvine of Drum.
  • Isobel, m. Alexander Strachan of Thornton. She died August 1595.
  • Barbara, promised in m., failing her sister Isobel, to Alexander Strachan; m. Alexander Forbes of Pitsligo.

Keith's chief residence was Dunnottar Castle in Aberdeenshire.

When he died on 7 October 1581, he was succeeded by his grandson, George Keith, son of William, Master of Marischal; George became the 5th Earl Marischal.

Source: Wikipedia:,_4th_Earl_Marischal


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Mary Keith of Marischal's Timeline

Probably, Garvock, Kincardineshire, Scotland (United Kingdom)
Ardchattan, Oban, Argyll and Bute, Scotland (United Kingdom)
Nairn, Nairnshire, Scotland
April 16, 1621
Age 71
Arbuthnot, Kincardineshire, Scotland (United Kingdom)