Lord William KEITH, 2nd Earl Marischal

Male Abt 1451 - 1527  (~ 76 years)


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  • Name William KEITH 
    Prefix Lord 
    Suffix 2nd Earl Marischal 
    Born Abt 1451  Stonehaven, Kincardineshire, Scotland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    TitleOfNobility 2rd Earl of Marischal  [1
    TitleOfNobility 3rd Earl of Marischal  [1
    TitleOfNobility Baron  [1
    _FSFTID 9ZH8-Z3Y 
    Died 2 May 1527  Perth, Perthshire, Scotland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I3552  YOUNG, Richard Perry
    Last Modified 7 May 2017 

    Family Elizabeth GORDON,   b. Abt 1462, Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1525, of , , Scotland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years) 
    Married 11 Jan 1482  Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Robert KEITH,   b. Abt 1483, Dunnottar, Kincardineshire, Scotland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1528  (Age ~ 45 years)
     2. Jean KEITH,   b. Abt 1484, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1530, of , , Scotland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 46 years)
     3. William KEITH,   b. Abt 1485, of , , Scotland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Sep 1513, Branxton, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 28 years)
     4. Gilbert KEITH,   b. Abt 1489, Dunnottar, Kincardineshire, Scotland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1537  (Age ~ 48 years)
     5. Elizabeth KEITH, Baroness of Sinclair,   b. Abt 1490, of , Caithness, Scotland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1549, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years)
    +6. Janet KEITH,   b. Abt 1494, Dunottar, Kincardineshire, Scotland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1547, Montrose, Angus-shire, Scotland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years)
     7. David KEITH,   b. Abt 1496, Dunottar, Kincardineshire, Scotland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Y, Somme, Picardie, France Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. George KEITH, Marischal,   b. Abt 1498, of , Angus, Scotland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Agnes Anne KEITH,   b. 14 Jul 1503, Dunnotar Castle, Stonehaven, Kincardineshire, Scotland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jul 1588, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     10. Anges KEITH,   b. 14 Jul 1503, Dunnotar Castle, Stonehaven, Kincardineshire, Scotland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jul 1588, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     11. Christian KEITH,   b. Abt 1505, Dunnottar, Kincardineshire, Scotland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1553, West Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 48 years)
    Last Modified 7 May 2017 07:05:00 
    Family ID F1793  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • «u»«b»Life Sketch«/u»«/b»

      «b»Biography«/b»

      William Keith, 2nd or 3rd (numbering varies with the source) Earl Marischal was the son of William de Keith, 1st Earl Marischal and Margaret Erskine. He married Lady Elizabeth Gordon, daughter of George Gordon, 2nd Earl of Huntly and Annabella Stewart, circa 11 January 1481/82. He died between 24 November 1526 and 2 May 1527

      Name

      Name: William Keith 2nd Earl /Marischal/[1]

      Name: William Keith Earl /Marischal/[2]

      Birth
      Date: 1452
      Place: Dunnottar Castle, Kincardineshire, , Scotland[3]
      Date: 1451
      Place: Dunnottar Castle, Kincardineshire, Scotland,[4]
      Date: 1451
      Place: Dunnottar Castle, Kincardineshire, Scotland,[5]
      Found multiple copies of BIRT DATE. Using 1452

      Death
      Date: 02 MAY 1527
      Place: Perth, Perthshire, , Scotland[6][7]

      «b»Children«/b»
      of William Keith and Elizabeth Gordon
      Lady Janet Keith d. c 25 Aug 1547
      Robert Keith, Master of Marischal d. bt 24 Aug 1524 - 22 Apr 1525
      Lady Elizabeth Keith d. a 24 Nov 1549
      Robert Keith
      Alexander Keith of Aquhorsk
      John Keith of Craig

      «b»History«/b»

      III. WILLIAM, third Earl Marischal, sat in Parliament as Master of Keith 18 March 1481-82 ; as Earl Marischal 1483 onwards. Forespeaker for his father 10 December 1482 ; succeeded and had sasine of the estates 1483.

      In 1488 he aided King James in raising an army to suppress the insurgent barons, who were keeping the heir-apparent to the throne, James, Duke of Rothesay, a prisoner, and after the indecisive skirmish at Blackness, he was one of the King's representatives to treat with the insurgents.

      On the death of the King in the same year, 11 June 1488, and the accession of King James iv., he remained faithful to the late King's party, and on 8 April 1489 he, with the Master of Huntly and Lord Forbes, concerted measures with the disaffected in the south of Scotland against the Govern- ment, and in October of that year was on the side of the vanquished at the battle of Talla Moss. He was, however, taken into the young King's favour, and pardoned, for in 1501 he was made Commander of the Scottish forces along with the Earls of Argyll, Huntly, Crawford, and Lord Lovat, and he took part in the campaigns in the Highlands which ended in the capture of the notorious Donald Dhu. 3

      He acquired the lands and barony of Uras from Patrick Crichton on 14 October 1495. 4 On 15 October 1504 he entertained King James iv. at Dunottar. 5

      He attended the Parliament in Edinburgh called by King James iv. in 1510.

      He made a mortification of some lands to the Black Friars of Aberdeen, to pray for the souls of himself, his wife, his father and his mother. From his frequent use of the phrase, he was commonly given the nickname of ' Hearken and take heed.'

      He is said by Pitscottie 6 to have had a command at the battle of Flodden. This has, however, been denied. The banner carried by the Keiths at this battle is still in existence, having been saved by the standard-bearer, John Skirving of Plewlandhill, and it is now in the Advocates' Library, Edinburgh.

      During the years 1517-20, when John, Duke of Albany, was Governor of Scotland, and for the time absent in France, the Earl Marischal, along with Lords Borthwick and Ruthven, was given the custody of the young King in the Castle of Edinburgh. In recompense for large sums advanced to the Treasury, the Regent granted him the ward of the heiress of Inverugie, which was confirmed to his grandson by the King, when of age, on 24 July 1527.

      He was lying very ill on 24 November 1526, and was dead before 2 May 1527. 2 He married (contract dated 11 January 1481-82) Elizabeth Gordon, third daughter of George, second Earl of Huntly.

           ---  on FamilySearch  4 May 2017

  • Sources 
    1. [S22] FamilySearch (http://new.familysearch.org), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, ((http://new.familysearch.org)), accessed 4 May 2017), entry for William Keith, person ID 9ZH8-Z3Y. (Reliability: 3).