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Lumsden of Cushnie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland




The family takes its name from Lumsden, nr Coldingham, Berwickshire (now Lumsdaine, nr St. Abb's Head, Borders, SE coast of Scotland, nr English border, see map).

Possibly of the line of West Lumsden, who forfeited their lands 1329, is:


Thomas de Lumsden,
of Drum, Perth and Kinross (just above border of modern Fife, see map and map),
and of Conland, Glenfarg, Fife (just NE of Drum, see map), NOT of Conland, Aberdeenshire,
and of Easter and Wester Medlar, Aberdeenshire,
Vicecomes of the county of Fife,
died 1353.


ancestor of:


John Lumsden,
Vicecomes of the county of Fife as at 1423,
died between 1452 and 1459,
had issue:

Thomas Lumsden,
mar Egidia Ogilvie (or Ogilvy),
died c.1470,
had issue:


Robert Lumsden,
of Medlar, Aberdeenshire,
and later of Balnakelly, Cushnie, W of Aberdeen (see map), which estate was purchased 1471, Medlar was exchanged for it, prior to 1471 it had belonged to both the Gordons and the Leslies,
mar Janet Mortimer [dau of Edward Mortimer of Craigievar, and widow of George Gordon of Hallhead],
died 1480,
had issue:


Robert Lumsden,
Laird of Cushnie, Chief of Lumsden,
mar 1stly to Isobel Forbes [born est c.1490, descendant of Robert II, King of Scotland and of Henry I],
died 1548,
had issue:


  1. Thomas Lumsden [ancestor of main Lumsden line],
    killed at Battle of Flodden 1513 (in which Sir William Sidney fought on the other side).

  2. Mathew Lumsden (or Matthew), of Tillycairn (or Tullicarn),
    Tillycairn Castle built 1540,
    mar Anapel Forbes [natural dau of Lord Forbes],
    wrote history of his wife's and/or mother's family,
    died 27th June 1580.

  3. Janet Lumsden (or Jean),
    mar James Skene and had issue.




Miscellaneous Lumsden of Aberdeenshire

Lumsden graves near Skene graves, W side of St. Nicholas' church, Aberdeen:





Grave of Jean Lumsden, St. Nicholas', Aberdeen.
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Other miscellaneous Lumsdens buried at St.Nicholas', Aberdeen:






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