Fleming, Earl of Wigtown

This page was posted on March 27, 2003 to show the descent of Beatrice Fleming (married Sir James Livingston circa 1472) from the Flemings of Wigtown.  This has been copied from:
Florence Van Rensselaer:  The Livingston Family in America and Its Scottish Origins, New York, 1949 pages 10 & 11


I.    Robert Fleming of Cumberland died before 1314.
        The town of Wigton in Cumberland is found as “Wygton” in the 11th century and the same in the 12th century; connected with a barony and has a Norse origin.

II.    Sir Patrick Fleming, second son, married ____ Fraser, daughter of Sir Simon Fraser of Olivercastle in Peebleshire; executed by Edward I.

III.    Sir Malcolm Fleming, living 1374; married Christian.
    In 1345, the earldom of Wigton was granted to Malcolm Fleming.

IV.    Sir David Fleming married Isabel, heiress of Monyabroch in Aberdeenshire. “She may have been the daughter of that Donald Strathechin and Annabel, his wife, who received a charter from King David II of the barony of Monyabroch and others 16 April 1343”.
    Sir David distinguished himself in the battle of Otterburn, 1388.

V.    Sir Malcolm Fleming beheaded 24 November 1440 in the castle of Edinburgh; married before 28 June 1413, Elizabeth Stewart, daughter of Robert Stewart, Duke of Albany, Governor of Scotland and niece of King Robert III.

VI.    Sir Robert Fleming created a Peer of Parliament, 1451, of Biggar and Cumbernauld. Master of the King’s Household, 1454; died 1491; married first, Janet Douglas, living 1451, third daughter of James, seventh Earl of Douglas.

VII.    Elizabeth Fleming married 1472, James Livingston, third Lord Livingston of Callendar “who on 1 November 1472 declared that he would marry her”. She died in 1505.
    In some records, Elizabeth is given as Beatrice, but the Fleming records give Elizabeth.

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