Heiress

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Elizabeth Forbes

Title: 
Lady
Other names: 
Her married surname was Hay.
Dates: 
-September 1861

Elizabeth Forbes was youngest of three children of James Forbes of Seaton and Margaret Gordon. She married Lord James Hay in 1813. Two years later her husband was present at the Battle of Waterloo. The couple had four children, of whom three survived to adulthood; Margueritte, Georgiana and James.

Her father died in 1829, by which time her two older brothers had died childless. She inherited the estate of Seaton.

Lord and Lady Hay travelled extensively throughout Europe between 1830 and 1861. Their correspondence is in the University of Aberdeen's archives.

Lady Hay died in 1861.

Sources
University of Aberdeen archives
Ref MS 2253 Forbes and Hay families of Seaton, Aberdeenshire: family and estate papers

Jemima Charlotte Graham

Title: 
Lady

She was the third daughter of Lieut. Col. Colin Dundas Graham of the Scots Brigade.

Jemima Graham married twice, firstly to Francis Graham in 1813 and secondly to Sir George Gun Munro 4th Laird of Poyntzfeld in 1822.

The money which she brought into the marriage financed the building of Jemimaville.

She died in 1857.

Sources
"Resolis: Slope of Light. Guide to a Black Isle Parish, by Dr Jim Mackay.

Isabella of Mar

Dates: 
1277- 12 Dec 1296

Isabella of Mar married Robert the Bruce at the age of 18. She died soon after giving birth to a daughter, Marjorie Bruce in 1296. She is buried at Paisley Abbey, Renfrewshire.

Lamond Leslie

Dates: 
1799- 16 Feb 1892

Lamond Leslie was the seventh of fourteen children of Hugh Leslie and Agnes Anne Lamond. To house his large family, Hugh Leslie built Powis House in 1802, from the profits of the family's Jamaican plantations. Of the fourteen children, only one married, and he died childless. In 1873, the Powis estate was divided between the last surviving children, Esther, Christian, Lamond, Isabella Jane and Helen. These five sisters were known for their generosity to local causes. For example they donated the land on which Powis church was built.

Sources
The Leslies of Powis House
article by Douglas Kynoch, Leopard magazine, October 2015.
1881 census
Old Machar; ED: 50; Page: 21; Line: 14; Roll: cssct1881_54

Mary Elizabeth Frederick MacKenzie

Title: 
Lady
Other names: 
Her first married surname was Hood. Her second married surname was Stewart-MacKenzie
Dates: 
27 March 1783-28 Nov 1862

The daughter of Francis MacKenzie, Lord Seaforth, and Mary Proby. She married Sir Samuel Hood in 1804. She was widowed in 1814. She succeeded to her father's estate on his death in 1815. She married the Rt Hon James Alexander Stewart-MacKenzie in 1817, by whom she had three daughters and two sons.

She died on 28 Nov 1862.

Lady Mary was the subject of a prophecy by the Brahan seer. The entry on this website to her sister, Lady Caroline MacKenzie, describes the prophecy.

Scott wrote these lines to her:
"And thou, gentle dame, who must bear to thy grief,

Sources

Dervorgilla of Galloway

Title: 
Lady
Other names: 
Dervorgilla Balliol
Dates: 
Born c. 1213, died 28 January 1290

Dervorgilla was the daughter of Margaret of Huntingdon, and Alan, Lord of Galloway. She was the younger daughter of Alan of Galloway’s second marriage and his third surviving legitimate child. The death of their legitimate brother made Dervorgilla and her two sisters heiresses to a landed inheritance centred on Galloway. In 1233, Dervorgilla married John Balliol, lord of Barnard Castle in Teesdale.

Sources
The Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women
Entry by Richard Oram

Ethel Forbes-Leith

Title: 
Lady
Other names: 
Married surname: Burn
Dates: 
1872-1930

Ethel Forbes'-Leith was the daughter of Alexander John Forbes-Leith, 1st and last Baron Leith of Fyvie, and American heiress Marie Louise January. She was Commandant and Matron at Stoodley Knowle Auxiliary Hospital, Torquay, during the First World War. Her son Arthur was killed in action in 1914. She was awarded the Order of St John of Jerusalem and the OBE. Her husband, whose surname was Burn, took her surname when she inherited the Fyvie estates.

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