Alexander Burnett, 12th of Leys was born circa 1574 to Alexander Burnet of Leys (-) and Katherine Arbuthnot (-) and died 5 July 1619 of unspecified causes. He married Katherine Gordon of Lesmoir (-) .



Offspring of Alexander Burnett and Katherine Gordon of Lesmoir (-)  ¢
Name Birth Death Joined with
Thomas Burnett, 1st Bt of Leys (c1590-1653) 1590 27 June 1653 Margaret Douglas of Glenbervie (c1580-c1620)
Jane Moncreiffe (c1590-)

James Burnett
Robert Burnet, Lord Crimond
Helen Burnet
Barbara Burnet
Janet Burnet1

Alexander Burnett, 12th Laird of Leys (died 5 July 1619) was the Laird of Crathes Castle in the late 16th and early 17th century, being credited for the completion of Crathes in 1596. He acquired Muchalls Castle about 1600 and commenced its early 17th-century reconstruction. He having died in 1619, the completion of the Muchalls Castle work was carried out by Alexander Burnett's son, Sir Thomas Burnett, 1st Baronet. Alexander Burnett's daughter Helen was married to John, Laird of Allardice on 3 September 1617.[1][2]

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¢ Children
  • (Tidy those soon) - thePeerage shows children for all except Janet. Genealogics is similar.


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