The History of Leith

October 12, 2012

Adam Bothwell

Bothwell was the eldest son of Francis Bothwell, Lord of Session. His mother, according to some sources was Francis’ second wife Katherine Bellenden, daughter of Sir Thomas Bellenden. He was born about 1527; his epitaph states that he died “anno ætatis suæ (at the age of ) 67.” If this date and age are correct he was not the son of Katherine: her first husband Adam Hoppar died in 1529. Francis Bothwell’s first wife, alternatively suggested in sources as Adam’s mother, was Janet Richardson. for more click here

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