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date: 03 March 2021

Leslie, Alexander, first earl of Levenlocked

(c. 1580–1661)
  • David Stevenson

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Leslie, Alexander, first earl of Leven (c. 1580–1661), army officer, was the illegitimate son of George Leslie, captain of Blair Castle in Atholl. By one account he was born in Balvenie, by another in the Abbot's House at Coupar Angus. The only mention of his mother in his own lifetime states that she was '...

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