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James Skene, of Wester Corse

Wester Corse, Aberdeenshire.
[Skene, 1887] says this is in the parish of Coull, which is just to the SW of here.
So it is NOT the Corse near Huntly, further to the N in Aberdeenshire.

James Skene, born est c.1505,
purchased estate of Wester Corse, Aberdeenshire,
this is near Oldmill, W of Corse Castle, NW of Lumphanan, W of Aberdeen,
he mar Janet Lumsden [descendant of Robert II, King of Scotland and of Henry I],
had issue:

  1. Robert Skene,
    born est c.1535,
    of Belhelvie, N of Aberdeen,
    an estate which included Potterton,
    mar 1stly to --- Ædie,
    he was burgess of Aberdeen 1571,
    his wife died pre-1574,
    mar 2ndly, 6th July 1574, at Forbes, to Margrett Forbes,
    had issue by 1st wife:

    1. David Skene, of the Mill of Potterton, born est c.1560.

  2. Gilbert Skene, M.D., physician to James VI, no issue,
    [Burkes Extinct Baronetage] is WRONG to have him as father of David of Potterton.

  3. Sir John Skene, of Curriehill, celebrated lawyer in reign of James VI, had issue:

    1. Sir James Skene, 1st Baronet, of Curriehill,
      cr by Charles I between 1625 and 1630,
      had issue:

      1. Sir John Skene, 2nd Baronet, title extinct.

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