Descendants of James ESSLEMONT & Barbara BARRON


Esslemont Castle, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
The first mention of Esslemont is as the 'manor of Eislemont' in the 14th century. The lands of Esslemont were passed by marriage from the family of Mareschal to the Cheynes of Straloch in the 14th century. After the castle was burnt in 1493, Henry Cheyne undertook re-building via a king's licence dated 1500. In 1564 Patrick Cheyne was created Baron of Esslemont by Queen Mary, who stayed here during her campaign against the Earl of Huntly.
Ultimately the castle was destroyed as the result of a feud between the Cheynes and the Hays.

John 'Ross' ESSLEMONT married to Elizabeth Jane JACK, was born and raised in Aberdeenshire, Scotland and is a direct descendant of the captioned couple, see his Pedigree Chart.
Other Ancestral Families connected to Ross are; ESSLEMONT; WATT; PATERSON; SANGSTER & LAWRIE

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