Alexander Leslie, Earl of Ross - Earl of Ross

Earl of Ross

Alexander succeeded his mother to the Earldom of Ross perhaps in the later part of 1394. The key point perhaps is the date of his mother's death. The date is not known, but fell somewhere between late 1394 and 1398. In the November of the latter year, he had granted some lands to his relative (either cousin or uncle) George Leslie of Rothes in exchange for the 200 merks he apparently needed to take the control of the earldom out of the crown's hands. He controlled the barony of Fitkill in Fife until in 1399, when he resigned this too (via King Robert III) to Rothes. Very little is otherwise known about his activities as earl.

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