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John Bethune, Laird of Creich and Janet Hay Family

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  • John Bethune, Laird of CreichHusband | Male
    John Bethune, Laird of Creich

    Born  Abt 1498  Creich, , Sutherland, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died    Creich, , Sutherland, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Married  Abt 1511  [1, 2, 3]  Creich, , Sutherland, Scotland  [1, 2, 3] Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  David Bethune, Laird of Creich | F19787 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Janet Duddingstoun | F19787 Group Sheet 

    Janet HayWife | Female
    Janet Hay

    Born  Abt 1498  , Dundee, Angus, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died    Creich, , Sutherland, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Father  Lord John Hay, Provost of Dundee | F27525 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Elizabeth Crichton | F27525 Group Sheet 

    Janet BethuneChild 1 | Female
    + Janet Bethune

    Born  1510  Creich, , Sutherland, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Jan 1568-1569   
    Buried     
    Spouse  Walter Scott, Laird of Buccleuch | F27706 
    Married  Abt 1524  of Buccleuch, Ettrick, Selkirk, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Mr. Laird of Cranston | F27704 
    Married  Abt 1532  of, Cranstoun-Riddel, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Simon Preston, Laird of Craigmiller | F27705 
    Married  Abt 1538  of, Craig, Angus, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location

    Elizabeth BethuneChild 2 | Female
    + Elizabeth Bethune

    Born  Abt 1513  Creich, , Sutherland, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died    , , , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  William Graham, Earl of Menteith | F26703 
    Married  Abt 1526  of, Menteith, Perth, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location

    Robert Bethune, Laird of CreichChild 3 | Male
    + Robert Bethune, Laird of Creich

    Born  Abt 1518  Creich, , Sutherland, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died    , , , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Dame Joanna Renwall | F26699 
    Married  Abt 1558  of, Creich, Fife, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location

    Grissell BethuneChild 4 | Female
    + Grissell Bethune

    Born  Abt 1521  Creich, , Sutherland, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Jan 1569  , Dundee, Angus, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Andrew Murray, Laird of Blackbarony | F20260 
    Married  8 Feb 1541  , Falahill, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Sir. Walter Scott, Knight | F27530 
    Married  2 Dec 1544  Creich, , Sutherland, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location

    Christian BeatounChild 5 | Female
    + Christian Beatoun

    Born  1521  Creich, , Sutherland, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died    of, Creich, Fife, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Michael Balfour | F18582 
    Married  Abt 1537  , , Fife, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location

    John BethuneChild 6 | Male
    John Bethune

    Born  Abt 1525  Creich, , Sutherland, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died    Creich, , Sutherland, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     

    Archibald Bethune, Dean of GlascowChild 7 | Male
    Archibald Bethune, Dean of Glascow

    Born  Abt 1530  Creich, , Sutherland, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died    Glasgow, , Lanark, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     

    Gavin Bethune, Rev.Child 8 | Male
    Gavin Bethune, Rev.

    Born  Abt 1536  Creich, , Sutherland, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died    of, Gaven, Fife, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     

    David Bethune, Laird of CreichChild 9 | Male
    + David Bethune, Laird of Creich

    Born  1539  Creich, , Sutherland, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died    Creich, , Sutherland, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Engenia Ranvile | F27533 
    Married  Abt 1563  Creich, , Sutherland, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location

  • Notes  Married:
    • It is said this Janet was exceedingly beautiful, and that young Creich having fallen in love with her, under promise of marriage conveyed her away privately to St. Andrew's.  He lodged her in a house if that city, and went himself immediately to the Castle to the Archbishop, who was his uncle, told him what he had done, and desired that he might be married to the lady.  The Bishop at first refused to marry them, because neither of them had their parents' consent; but being told thaat she desired to be married, he sent for her to the Castle, and seeing her exceedingly handsome, and they both being very urgent with him, he made no further scruple to marry them.
          The Bishop then wrote letters both to his father and to her father, acquainting them with what he had done, and his motives for doing it.  This lady's portion was six thousand marks, at that time a prodigious sum. [1]

  • Sources 
    1. [S122] Weisse, Jane Lee Hunt, "A History of the Bethune Family, translated from the French of André du Chesne, with additions from family records and other available sources: together with a sketch of the Faneuil Family, with whom the Bethunes have become connected in America"  ((New York:NY, Trow's Printing and Bookbinding Co., 201-213 East Twelfth St., 1884), Microfilm 84/7987 (C) Copy in the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., LOC #85-114039 (Feb. 12, 1985)), p. 21-22.

    2. [S44] The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "International Genealogical Index™ - Version 5.00"  (Common Index of International Genealogical Information (Salt Lake City:UT, Family History Center, July 1996 © data as of 2 January 1996), (Created by FamilySearch Internet Genealogy Service, 50 East North Temple Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84150, Oct 12, 2001 , http://www.familysearch.org), Film #: 184210, Page #: 534, Ordinance #: 12301.

    3. [S966] "Account of the Family of Balfour Bethune"  ((Edinburgh : Printed for private circulation [by] Harley Bros., 1899.); LC CALL NO.: Microfilm86/5216(C); FORMAT: Book [Microform]; photocopies furnished by John Rosser Jr.), 1:28-29.