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  • ID: I3758
  • Name: William Meldrum
  • Suffix: of Montcoffer
  • Sex: M
  • Death: ABT 1599 in Chapel of Egismalay
  • Residence: Montcoffer, Banff, Scotland
  • LVG: 1592
  • Occupation: Killed Walter Barclay of Towie.
  • Cause: Killed by Sir Robert Crichton
  • Note:

    In 1587 he killed Walter Barclay of Towie.
    James Achannachie was servitor to William Meldrum of Moncoffer in 1592 (
    In 1599, we find that Sir Robert Crichton of Cluny, charged with the slaughter of William Meldrum of Montcoffer, gets his kinsman, John Crichton of Invernytie, in Aberdeenshire, to be his security; and his trial is postponed, ...
    (Narratives from criminal trials in Scotland, Volume 1.  By John Hill Burton. 1852.)
    Brother of George of Fyvie.
    Sir George Meldrum.?The Meldrums possessed Fyvie for about a century and a-half. Sir George, who lived about the middle of the sixteenth century, seems to have been the only one among them known in a public capacity. He is termed by Lesly "ane vailyeant and wyse gentleman," while he relates that, in 1544, Sir George was sent by the Governor of Scotland on an embassy to the King of England, then personally engaged in the siege of Boulogne in France. His instructions were "to commoune upon certane abstuouce, to the effect that Commissioners should meit, quhilk was aggreit qntill his returning in Ingland in the moneth of August thairaftir." [History, English ed. 1830, p. 187.]
    A further contract, dated November 6th, 1591, speaks of William Meldrum as " being undoubted possessor of the lands of Fyvie, alias Fermartyn, and others which pertained to the deceased Sir George Meldrum of Fyvie," but asserts that ...
    (Fyvie castle: its lairds and their times Anna Maria Wilhelmina Stirling.1928.)
    (3) Precept of Clare Constat by George, Earl of Huntly in favor of George Meldrum of Fyvie as son and heir of Wm. Meldrum of Fyvie, dated at Huntly 1 June 1593 before witnesses Andrew Meldrum of Fyvie,...
    (Records of the Sheriff court of Aberdeenshire: Issue 31. David Littlejohn, Jean E. Kennedy - 1906)
    Publications: Aberdennshire, Scot. Courts: Sheriff court. Records ...: Issue 31 Spalding Club (Aberdeen, Scotland) - 1906 - Snippet view
    (i) Charter granted by George, Lord Gordone, heritable feuar of the Barony of Tarves, in favor of Wm. Meldrum of Fyvie, son and heir of Sir George Meldrum of Fyvie and his heirs male, lairds of Fyvie, dated at Aberdeen 27 May 1559 ...
  • _UID: 6D1AFE01B32A46118957DD2C5FBA91EE3B3B
  • Change Date: 16 AUG 2011

    Marriage 1 Elizabeth Innes
    • Married: 11 MAY 1585 1

    1. Title: Burke's Peerage & Baronetage 92nd Edition
      Date: 1935
      Page: Roxburghe
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