Name: Alexander Reid
Suffix: of Pitfodels
Death: 27 MAY 1506 1
Education: Provost of Aberdeen 1492/3
Change Date: 26 OCT 2010
Arms of Provost Reid of Pitfodels. Reid died on 27th May, 1506, and was succeeded by his wife and only daughter, Marion, the latter of whom he had made his ...
(History of the Parish of Banchory-Devenick by John Alexander Henderson - 1890. Page 168)
Alexander Reid of Pitfoddels ? This was an ancient family, whose estate and castle were situated on the west precincts of the town. Alexander Reid, who filled the office of chief magistrate of Aberdeen for the years 1492 and 1493, having died in the year 1506, without male issue, his estate devolved on an only daughter, who married Menzies of Maryculter. The ancestor of Menzies had come from Perthshire in the beginning of the fifteenth century ; and, after the accession of the estate of Pitfoddels to the family, it was afterwards distinguished by that title.
Mariote Reid, daughter of the laird of Pitfodels and tacksman of Rubislaw, Alexander Reid, who is noteworthy as being the first provost of Aberdeen to have his portrait painted.
(A Thousand Years of Aberdeen, by Alexander Keith.1972. Page 68)
While this very important work of art was probably an importation of this kind, there is mention made of a local artist practising in the not very far-off city of Aberdeen in 1493, in which year Alexander Reid, the provost, had his portrait painted by an unknown artist, and which hung in the Kirk -Session House of Aberdeen till the year 1640.?
(Art in Scotland: Its Origin and Progress, by Robert Brydall. 1889. Page 43)
About the same time (1640) the Kirk Sessions passed an order to remove the portrait of Mr. Alexander Reid of Pitfoddels from above the session door, because some godly officers in the army, then lying here, looked on the picture "as smelling someqt. of poprie."
In 1488 Alexander Reid, who was then the owner of the greater portion of Pitfodels, got confirmation from James 111, of a charter granted by him in favour of Mariot Cullane, his wife, in liferent, of the lands of "Wester Pitfodellis?. James IV confirmed to Reid and his second wife, Margaret Crawford, the lands of Eastertown and Westertown of Pitfodels, with the fishings in the water of Dee.
(History of the Parish of Banchory-Devenick - Page 167. John Alexander Henderson - 2009.)
- Marjorie or Mariote or Marion Reid
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Periodical: History of the Parish of Banchory-Devenick
Author: John Alexander Henderson
- Type: Book
Periodical: Annals of Aberdeen: From the Reign of King William the Lion, to the End of...