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William Keith

Also Known As: "2nd Earl Marischal"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Dunnottar Castle, Stonehaven, Kincardineshire, Scotland
Death: Died in Stonehaven, Kincardineshire, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir William Keith, Kt. and Mary Hamilton
Husband of Mariota Muriella Keith
Father of William Keith, 2nd Earl Marischal; Lady Mary de Keith; Janet Keith, Lady Balmain; Robert Keith; Alexander Keith and 2 others
Brother of Thomas Keith; John Keith; Margaret Keith; Agnes Keith; David Keith and 4 others
Half brother of Janet Keith; Sir Robert Keith, Marischal of Scotland; John Keith; Alexander Keith; Mary Keith and 1 other

Occupation: Great Marishal of Scotland, 1st Lord Keith, 1st Earl Marischal
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About William Keith, 1st Earl Marischal

ThePeerage list William as 1st Earl Marischal (an Error???)

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A genealogical history of the dormant, abeyant, forfeited, and extinct ... By Sir Bernard Burke Pg.303

  • This great and illustrious family has held from the earliest ages the dignified post of Great Marischals of Scotland. With out attempting to trace the line of hereditary Great Marischals of Scotland from the year 1010, when Robert, the direct ancestor of this family was invested with that dignity by King MALCOM II., we will commence with Sir WILLIAM KEITH, Great Marischal of Scotland, the 11th in direct descent from the founder of the family, and who d. prior to 1476. he was created Earl Marischal of Scotland prior to 1458. By Mary, dau. of Sir James Hamilton, of Cadzow, he had, with other issue, a son,
  • WILLIAM KEITH, 2nd Earl Marischal. He m. Muriella, dau. of Thomas, 1st Lord Erskine, by whom he had issue,
    • I. WILLIAM 3rd earl.
    • II. Robert.
    • III. Alexander, of Auquhorsk, ancestor of the late Rev. Dr. George Skene Keith.
    • IV. John, of Craig, ancestor of the late Sir Robert Murray Keith, K.B., a distinguished ambassador.
  • The eldest son,
  • WILLIAM KEITH, 3rd Earl Marischal, d. 1530. He m. 1482, Lady Elizabeth Gordon, dau. of George, 2nd Earl of Huntley, and grand-dau. of JAMES, 1st King of Scotland and Queen Jane Beaufort, by whom he had issue,
    • I. .... etc.

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  • William de Keith, 1st Earl Marischal1
  • M, #16936,
  • d. from 10 December 1482 to 1483
  • Last Edited=27 Apr 2011
  • Consanguinity Index=0.02%
  • William de Keith, 1st Earl Marischal was the son of Sir William Keith and Mary Hamilton.2 He married Margaret Erskine, daughter of Thomas Erskine, 2nd Lord Erskine and Janet Douglas.3 He died from 10 December 1482 to 1483.4
  • He held the office of Great Marishal of Scotland.5 He was created 1st Lord Keith [Scotland] before July 1451.6 He was created 1st Earl Marischal [Scotland] between 5 November 1457 and 4 July 1458.4
  • Child of William de Keith, 1st Earl Marischal and Marjorie Fraser
    • Lady Janet Keith+6 d. b 1504
  • Child of William de Keith, 1st Earl Marischal
    • Egidia Keith+
  • Children of William de Keith, 1st Earl Marischal and Margaret Erskine
    • William Keith, 2nd Earl Marischal+5 d. fr 24 Nov 1526 - 2 May 1527
    • Lady Mary Keith+7
  • Citations
  • 1.[S22] Sir Bernard Burke, C.B. LL.D., A Genealogical History of the Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct Peerages of the British Empire, new edition (1883; reprint, Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1978), page 303. Hereinafter cited as Burkes Extinct Peerage.
  • 2.[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 3, page 3426. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
  • 3.[S1916] Tim Boyle, "re: Boyle Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger Lundy, 16 September 2006. Hereinafter cited as "re: Boyle Family."
  • 4.[S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume VIII, page 476. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  • 5.[S37] Charles Mosley, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition, volume 2, page 2195.
  • 6.[S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume VIII, page 139.
  • 7.[S8] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 106th edition, 2 volumes (Crans, Switzerland: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 1999), volume 1, page 133. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 106th edition.
  • From: http://www.thepeerage.com/p1694.htm#i16936

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  • William Keith, 2nd Earl Marischal1
  • M, #2930, b. before 1442, d. before 1483
  • Father Sir William Keith, 1st Great Marischal d. b 1463
  • Mother Mary Hamilton d. b Aug 1442
  • William Keith, 2nd Earl Marischal married Muriella Erskine, daughter of Thomas Erskine, 2nd Lord Erskine, 14th Earl Mar, 7th Lord Garioch and Janet Douglas. William Keith, 2nd Earl Marischal was born before 1442. He died before 1483.
  • Family Muriella Erskine
  • Children
    • William Keith, 3rd Earl Marischal+ d. b 2 May 1527
    • Mary Keith+
    • Robert Keith, Lord Keith, Master of Marischal+ d. 22 Sep 1446
    • Janet Keith+2 d. b 1504
    • Alexander Keith
    • John Keith
  • Citations
  • [S190] Unknown author, Lineage and Ancestry of HRH Prince Charles by Paget, Vol. II, p. 395; Burke's Peerage, 1938, p. 1459.
  • [S11568] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom, by George Edward Cokayne, Vol. VIII, p. 139.
  • From: http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p98.htm#i2930

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William Keith, 1st Earl Marischal's Timeline

1425
1425
Stonehaven, Kincardineshire, Scotland
1449
1449
Age 24
Stonehaven, Kincardineshire, Scotland, U.K.
1450
1450
Age 25
Dunottar, Kincardineshire, Scotland
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1459
Age 34
Dunnottar Castle, Stonehaven, Kincardineshire, Scotland
1460
1460
Age 35
Scotland
1482
December 10, 1482
Age 57
Stonehaven, Kincardineshire, Scotland
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