Sir Alexander Abercromby, 12th of Pitmeddan, Royal 'Grand Falconer'

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Sir Alexander Abercromby, 12th of Pitmeddan, Royal 'Grand Falconer'

Also Known As: "Abercrombie"
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Birthplace: Birkenbog, Scotland (United Kingdom)
Death: circa 1666 (78-96)
Birkenbog,,,Scotland
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Son of James Abercrombie, of Pitmedden, Ley & Birkenbog and Marjory Ogilvie
Husband of Elizabeth Bethune, of Balfour
Father of Sir Alexander Abercrombie, MP, 1st Baronet of Birkenbog; John Abercrombie, of Glassaugh; Walter Abercrombie, of Brakenhills; Lucretia Abercrombie, of Birkenbog; Elizabeth Abercrombie and 6 others

Managed by: Jeffery David Abercrombie
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About Sir Alexander Abercromby, 12th of Pitmeddan, Royal 'Grand Falconer'

Was the Grand Falconer of Charles I and James VI .

https://www.electricscotland.com/webclans/atoc/abercro2.html:

William of Abercromby in Fife did homage to King Edward I of England in 1626. His line became extinct in the middle of the seventeenth century, it's [sic] place being taken by that of Abercromby of Birkenbog, Banffshire.

Alexander Abercromby was grand falconer in Scotland to King Charles I. His eldest son Alexander, was created 1st Baronet of Birkenbog by Charles I in 1636, but he was so active a Covenanter that, after the Battle of Auldearn in 1645, the Marquis of Montrose retaliated by billeting himself and some of his troops at Birkenbog. ...

The Pitmeddan line's fortunes rose while their kinsmen's declined, for in addition to the establishment of numerous Houses at Fetternear, Glassaugh and elsewhere, Alexander, 12th of Pitmeddan was created 'Grand Falconer' by James VI, and his son became 1st Baronet of Birkenbog (1636).

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