Humphrys genealogy

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My wife's ancestors - Leslie - Contents

Leslie of Aberdeen, Scotland

Family of George Leslie, Provost of Aberdeen


The family of George Leslie, Provost of Aberdeen, is apparently our line.

William Leslie,
mar --- Duncan,
had issue:

  1. John Leslie, eldest son,
    merchant in Aberdeen,
    died Danzig, Poland.

  2. George Leslie, 2nd son.
    He mar pre-1648 to Christian Walker [sister of Alexander Walker, Provost of Aberdeen 1697-1698].
    George was Provost of Aberdeen 1685-1687 (immediately after Sir George Skene).
    He died Jan 1692.
    Christian fl 1694.
    George and Christian had issue:

    1. Sarah Leslie, bapt 20 Mar 1651.
      She mar pre-1673 to Robert Cruickshank [born 1623 according to age given at death].
      Robert was Provost of Aberdeen 1693-1696.
      Sarah died 1 Jan 1716, age 64 yrs.
      Robert died 3 May 1717, age said to be 94 yrs.
      They were both bur St.Nicholas' churchyard, Aberdeen.

    2. John Leslie,
      bapt 2 Apr 1654, Aberdeen.
      He was a magistrate, member of Aberdeen Council.
      [Munro, 1897] says he is probably the John Leslie who married Barbara Ædie below.

Signature of George Leslie, Provost of Aberdeen 1685-1687.
From p.184 of [Munro, 1897].

Baptism of John Leslie, 2 Apr 1654.
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Page 184 of [Munro, 1897] lists the issue of George Leslie, Provost of Aberdeen.
This says that John Leslie (bapt 1654) is probably our John Leslie who married Barbara Ædie below.
If so, he would then be fathering children from age 43 to 69.
Not impossible, but this link perhaps needs more evidence.


Our line

As explained above, John Leslie (bapt 1654) above is probably our John Leslie:

Marriage of John Leslie and "Jean" Ædie, 1697.
There are two entries. Think 11 Jan 1697 might be the banns and 1 Mar 1697 the marriage.
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Baptism of Norman Leslie, 21 Nov 1697.
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Baptism of Elizabeth Leslie, 10 Mar 1723.
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Portrait of John Leslie

There is a lost portrait of John Leslie, Baillie of Aberdeen, who mar Barbara Ædie.
This was in Gibbon family home in Aberdeen as at 1871.

Section of Barbara Yates Gibbon notes, 1872 about lost portrait of John Leslie, and other lost portraits.


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