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John Bethune, Laird of Creich

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  • Name John Bethune 
    Suffix Laird of Creich 
    Born Abt 1498  Creich, , Sutherland, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Biography
    • He was ordered by his father to stay home to attend the [family] fortune while his father as Treasurer of Scotland waited on the King, the session and his other offices at Edinburgh. 

      This young Laird of Creich had often occasion to be at Dundee selling Victual etc. where he contracted intimacy and friendship with the young Constable of Dundee who both resorted much to and haunted the house of John Hay, Provost of Dundee and brother to the Laird of Nauchton who kept a change.  He was of good birth, rich and had a fair daughter called Janet Hay whom both these youths courted.  But the young Laird of Creich by the Taverner's means insinuate with the young gentlewoman who had the credit of her father's house and kept her father's money and jewels amongst which was a cabinet with 6000 Merks of Gold in it (a good sum in those days).  At length Crech under promise of marriage got her with child, and on a morning before day with her own consent and the assistance of the young Constable (who seeing the matter of so condescended hereto) with some other associates carried her away with "the Cabinet" by Broughtie to St. Andrews where placing her with the Constable and his friends in the best Inn, he himself went quietly to the Casle where the Archbishop James Bethune his Uncle resided to whom he declared the whole business and purpose.  The Archbishop hearing the relation would needs se the Gentlewoman and the Gold and finding all right as the young Laird of Creich his nephew told him he sent for a Priest and married them, and then wrote an account of all to the old Laird of Creich the Treasurer his brother, and gave a good Tesimony of the Gentlewoman's birth, breeding, desert and means etc. who was well pleased with the marriage.  Nota. That it is observed and reported for a truth that the race and people of Balfour and their descendents were always black and not beautiful and fair, but that ever after tis Laird of Creich married this Janet Hay, the Bethunes of Creich have ever been yellow haired for the most part and of beautiful continuances.
    Name John Beaton 
    Name John Bethun  [3
    Died Creich, , Sutherland, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I59398  Full Tree
    Last Modified 27 Sep 2013 

    Father David Bethune, Laird of Creich
              b. 1460, , Raith, Fife, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1510, of, Balfour, Fife, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Janet Duddingstoun
              b. Abt 1465, of, St. Ford, Fife, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Abt 1485  Creich, , Sutherland, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8, 9, 10
    Family ID F19787  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Wife Janet Hay
              b. Abt 1498, , Dundee, Angus, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Creich, , Sutherland, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1511  Creich, , Sutherland, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 6, 11
    • 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. [11]
    Children 
    +1. Janet Bethune
              b. 1510, Creich, , Sutherland, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Jan 1568-1569
    +2. Elizabeth Bethune
              b. Abt 1513, Creich, , Sutherland, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. , , , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    +3. Robert Bethune, Laird of Creich
              b. Abt 1518, Creich, , Sutherland, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. , , , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    +4. Grissell Bethune
              b. Abt 1521, Creich, , Sutherland, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Jan 1569, , Dundee, Angus, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    +5. Christian Beatoun
              b. 1521, Creich, , Sutherland, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. of, Creich, Fife, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. John Bethune
              b. Abt 1525, Creich, , Sutherland, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Creich, , Sutherland, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Archibald Bethune, Dean of Glascow
              b. Abt 1530, Creich, , Sutherland, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Glasgow, , Lanark, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Gavin Bethune, Rev.
              b. Abt 1536, Creich, , Sutherland, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. of, Gaven, Fife, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    +9. David Bethune, Laird of Creich
              b. 1539, Creich, , Sutherland, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Creich, , Sutherland, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2010 
    Family ID F26698  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1498 - Creich, , Sutherland, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - - Creich, , Sutherland, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1511 - Creich, , Sutherland, Scotland Link to Google Earth
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  • Heraldry and Misc.

  • Sources 
    1. [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.

    2. [S999] Richards, Daphne Bethune, "Bethune-Balfour Genealogical Research"  (Family History Research (Perth, WA, Australia, Daphne Bethune Richards, 9 Jul 1999) , Internet Distribution of Family Research (http://www.q-net.net.au/~parich/Bethune.html, Daphne Richards (parich@q-net.net.au), 1999)).

    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.), 1:26.

    4. [S1402] Personal knowledge of Kirk Larson, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE]\..

    5. [S1410] The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, database, \i FamilySearch\i0    ((http://www.familysearch.org)), )..

    6. [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.

    7. [S968] Bethune-Tarry, Beverly Rose, "Bethune Family Research of Beverly Rose Bethune-Tarry"  (Family Group Sheets & photocopies of Documentation, September 13, 1999, John F. Rosser, Jr.).

    8. [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. 13, 18.

    9. [S969] Rosser, John F. Jr., "Bethune Family Research of John F. Rosser"  (GEDCOM; Charts and Documentation, November 3, 1999, John F. Rosser, Jr.).

    10. [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.), 1:25.

    11. [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.


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