The History of Leith

August 27, 2012

Ended the line of the family

In the Scots Magazine for 1774 we have a
notice of the death of Eleonora Bothwell, daughter
of the deceased Henry, Lord Holyroodhouse.
Alexander, his son, Master of Holyroodhouse,
who died about the middle of the last century (18th century),
ended the line of the family, of whom no relic now
remains save the tomb of Bishop Adam, which
still exists in Holyrood chapel. On the front ot
the third pillar from the east is a tablet with his
arms—a chevron, between three trefoils slipped,
with a crescent, and a very long inscription, the
first six lines of which run thus :—
” Hie reconlitus jicet nobilissimus vir
Dominus Adamus Bothuelius, Episcopus
Orcadum et Zethlandije : Commendatorius Monasterii
Sancti Crucis ; Senator et Consiliarius
Regius : qui obiit anno setatis suae 67,
23 die Mensis August!, Anno Domini 1593.”

source-Old and New Edinburgh

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