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James Skene, of Wester Corse



Wester Corse, in the parish of Coull, Aberdeenshire.
See also Corse House and Corse Castle.
From 1869 map.
See modern satellite view.
See modern street view of the road into it at Oldmill.


  
James Skene,
born est c.1505.
He purchased the estate of Wester Corse, in the parish of Coull, Aberdeenshire.
Wester Corse is to the W of Corse Castle (a Forbes castle), NW of Lumphanan, W of Aberdeen.
James mar Janet Lumsden [descendant of Robert II, King of Scotland and of Henry I].
They had issue:


  1. Robert Skene,
    born est c.1535,
    of Belhelvie, N of Aberdeen (an estate which included Potterton).
    See his ancestors by Leo van de Pas.
    He mar 1stly to --- Ædie [unnamed dau of David Ædie].
    He was burgess of Aberdeen 1571.
    His wife died pre-1574.
    He mar 2ndly, 6 July 1574, at Forbes, to Margrett Forbes.
    Robert 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, Lord Curriehill, born 1549,
    prosecutor, ambassador, and judge,
    died 1617,
    had issue:

    1. Sir James Skene, 1st Baronet,
      of Curriehill,
      cr Baronet 1628,
      died 1633,
      had issue:

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


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