B2: Historical Records of the Family of Leslie

By Col. Charles Leslie, K.H., 26th Baron of Balquhain. Published in 3 volumes, privately, in Edinburgh 1869. The Colonel married twice, his second wife succeeding her brother as the Countess of Newburgh in her own right. After a distinguished army career he retired as a colonel in the Grenadier Guards and devoted his time to […]

B3. The National Covenant, 1638.

The Scottish Covenant of 1638: The Confession of Faith.(Duns Castle copy). Written on vellum, approx 25 x 30ins, with over 100 signatures beginning with Rothes, Montrose, Cassillis, Wemyss, Home, Lindesay, Lothian, Meluill etc. also signed by Arthur Erskin and other lairds. “written be Johne Trotter nottar publict” Subscribers to this and a subsequent document, The […]

B8. Pair of Gloves.

A presentation pair of kid-leather gloves in a velvet covered case, made for George lV’s visit to Edinburgh 1822, to fulfill the obligation under an earlier Charter of 1398. “Charter under the Great Seal by King Robert the Third to his cousin George of Leslie and Elizabeth his spouse, the King’s niece heritably, the Barony […]

B6. Royal License 1862.

1862 Royal Licence for the Hon. George Waldegrave, husband of Henrietta Anderson Morshead, now Countess of Rothes in her own right, granting him the right to assume the name and Arms of Leslie under the Charter of 1660. He became George Waldegrave-Leslie and again ‘differenced’ the Leslie Arms by the addition of a ‘Canton Ermine’ […]

B7. Royal License 1886.

1886 Royal Licence for Martin Edward Haworth, husband of Mary Elizabeth, now Countess of Rothes in her own right, granting him the right to assume the name and Arms of Leslie under the Charter of 1660. He became Martin Edward Haworth Leslie and again ‘differenced’ the Leslie Arms with a ‘Canton Ermine’ and in addition […]

B9. Arms of Lisley Earle of Rothois

Watercolour on paper. 13 x 8 1/2ins. Coat of Arms probably copied from an ancient document. Meticulously painted but very inaccurate. Inscription on the reverse refers to Norman, son of George 4th Earl of Rothes, who was implicated in the murder of Cardinal Beaton and later died in France 1554. This original could not be […]

B5. Royal License 1817.

1817 Royal Licence for George Gwyther, husband of Henrietta Anne, now Countess of Rothes in her own right, granting him the right to assume the name and Arms of Leslie under the terms of the Charter of 1660. He became George Leslie and ‘differenced’ the Leslie Arms by adding a ‘Canton Ermine’ to the Arms […]

B1: Laurus Leslaeana

B1: Laurus Leslaeana

The first published genealogy of the Leslies, compiled by William Aloysius Leslie, 3rd son of Alexander, 14th Baron of Balquhain, born in Scotland 1641. Ordained in France and subsequently joined the Jesuits in Rome. In 1675 he wrote ‘A life of St Margaret, Queen of Scotland’ and later devoted his time to research and writing. […]

B4. The Duke’s Charter 1680.

A Royal Charter of 1680 granted by Charles ll to John, 7th Earl of Rothes creating him Duke of Rothes, Marquis of Ballinbreich, Earl of Leslie, Viscount Lugtoun, Lord Auchmuchtie and Caskieberrie. These titles were conferred on him and his heirs male only. The Duke had no sons so when he died the dukedom died […]

B1: Laurus Leslaeana

B1: Laurus Leslaeana

The first published genealogy of the Leslies, compiled by William Aloysius Leslie, 3rd son of Alexander, 14th Baron of Balquhain, born in Scotland 1614, Ordained in France and subsequently joined the Jesuits in Rome, In 1675 he wrote ‘A life of St Margaret, Queen of Scotland’ and later devoted his time to research and writing. […]