Allen Geiner

Castles of Balfour

There are many castles associated with the Balfours and The Bethunes/ Beatons Here is a list of the castles and houses and sites of former castles Balfour House in Markinch Fife Mountqujanie Cast;es Balfour Castle in Angus Burleigh Castle LochOre Castle Kindrogan Denmylne Castle Creich Castle Bandon Tower Whittinghame Tower Whittinghame House Balbirnie House Pittendreich …

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An Inside Look Of Denmylne Castle

Many thanks to these Castle Hunters for a inside look to Denmylne castle one of the many castles associated with the Balfour’s and their associated families. They number in the hundreds and we will probably never catalogue them all , Balfour of Denmyline was one of the major branches of Clan Balfour!

The Updated List of Associated Families

From time to time more families that are part of Clan Balfour’s ancestry are discovered Here is the updated list Bethune,Beaton sibblad ,Blyth, Ewing, Gaw, Griffiths, Gordon, Graden, Kelly Henderson Kendrick ,Logan, Lundie Lutterell, MacBeath, McVie MacDuff, MacLean, MacLachlan arnott MacEachen weymss  Denniston, Bothwell, Hepburn Adamson Abercrombie  crichton Creech CARSTAIRS Otterburn Cotter Carew KILGOUR  Arbuthnot …

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Castle Denmyle

Located in Newburgh Fife it was the home of the Balfour’s The Balfours owned the property from 1452 to 1710. The castle dates from the late 16th century.[ In 1460 James Balfour of Denmylne died at the siege of Roxburgh Castle, while John his son was killed in the battle of Flodden in 1513. In 1617 Sir Michael Balfour of Denmylne’s …

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The Beginnings..

THE BALFOURS OF STRATHOR AND MUNQUHANNY Siward or Siwarth came north from northumbria in the reign of Duncan I, An t-Ilgarach, “the Diseased” (Donnchadh mac Crìonain), Duncan was son of Crínán, hereditary lay abbot of Dunkeld, and Bethóc, daughter of king Malcolm II of Scotland (Máel Coluim mac Cináeda). He became king after his grandfather’s death on 25 November 1034. Fordun claimed, that Duncan married the …

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