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David Bethune, Laird of Creich

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  • Name David Bethune 
    Suffix Laird of Creich 
    Born 1539  Creich, , Sutherland, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Creich, , Sutherland, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I59509  Full Tree
    Last Modified 27 Sep 2013 

    Father John Bethune, Laird of Creich
              b. Abt 1498, Creich, , Sutherland, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Creich, , Sutherland, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother 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  [4, 5, 6
    • 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. [4]
    Family ID F26698  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Wife Engenia Ranvile
              b. Abt 1543, , , , France Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Creich, , Sutherland, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1563  Creich, , Sutherland, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Children 
     1. Mary Bethune
              b. Abt 1564, Creich, , Sutherland, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2010 
    Family ID F27533  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1539 - Creich, , Sutherland, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - - Creich, , Sutherland, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1563 - Creich, , Sutherland, Scotland Link to Google Earth
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  • Heraldry and Misc.
    Baron of Balfour

  • Sources 
    1. [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)).

    2. [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.), 1:29.

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

    4. [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.

    5. [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.

    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. [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. 23.


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