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Alexander Elphinstone

Male - 1513


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  • Name Alexander Elphinstone  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 9 Sep 1513  Flodden Field, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Person ID I21872  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 29 Dec 2021 

    Father John Elphinstone,   b. of Pittendreich, Stirlingshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 19 Oct 1508 
    Mother Euphemia 
    Family ID F12969  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Barlow,   d. Bef 13 Feb 1523 
    Married Bef 8 Aug 1507  [3, 4
    Children 
    +1. Euphemia Elphinstone,   b. 11 May 1509,   d. Aft 1564  (Age > 56 years)
    Last Modified 29 Dec 2021 
    Family ID F12968  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Created Lord Elphinstone at the baptism of Prince Arthur, about November 1509. Died at the battle of Flodden Field.

      "Alexander Elphinstone received a grant from his father in 1497 of the lands of Stirkfield and Stirckshaws. He married, prior to 8 August 1507, Elizabeth Barlow, one of the Maids-of-honour who had come from England in the train of the Princess Margaret, Queen of James IV. He had ample opportunity of meeting her, as he held an appointment in the Royal Household so early as 1502; at least a person of his name is found frequently mentioned in the accounts of the period. Elizabeth Barlow or Barlee, as she is styled in the Treasurer's Accounts, was a favourite attendant of the Queen and it was in a great measure to this marriage that Alexander Elphinstone owed his future advancement in life and the many favours which were conferred on him by the King. On 8 August 1507 James granted to the pair, who were probably then newly wedded, the lands of Invernochty and others in Aberdeenshire, and erected them into a barony. There appears to have been some difficulty about the arrangement or consolidation of the diiferent lands, and on 10 December 1507 another charter was granted, and a re-arrangement made by which all the lands in the said barony were comprised in the lordship of Strathdon. On 19 July 1508 Elphinstone and his wife received a charter of the lands of Kildrummy and others, with the custody of the castle of that name. They are said, in a charter of 12 August 1513, to have been given as a dowry with his wife, and were then erected into a barony, with which his previous holding of Invernochty was incorporated. He also acquired other lands; he had, on 19 June 1510, a grant of Gargunnock, Oarnock, and Plean in Stirlingshire, Fordel in Fife, and Dunlugas in Banff. He also had, on 24 August 1512, a charter of the lands of Quarrell, co. Stirling, which were united to the barony of Elphinstone. On the occasion of the death of Prince Arthur, the King, by charter dated 14 January 1509-10, created Alexander Elphinstone a Lord of Parliament under the title of Lord Elphinstone. He did not enjoy his newly acquired honours long, as he fell with the King at Flodden 9 September 1513." {The Scots Peerage, citation details below]

  • Sources 
    1. [S50] Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families by Douglas Richardson. Second edition, 2011.

    2. [S376] Janet and Robert Wolfe Genealogy.

    3. [S2676] The Elphinstone Family Book of the Lords Elphinstone, Balmerino, and Coupar by William Fraser. Edinburgh, 1897.

    4. [S800] The Scots Peerage, Founded on Wood's Edition of Sir Robert Douglas's Peerage of Scotland, Containing an Historical and Genealogical Account of the Nobility of That Kingdom. Ed. James Balfour Paul. Edinburgh: David Douglas, 1904-1914.