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Leslie, John, sixth earl of Rothes (c. 1600–1641), politician

Vaughan T. Wells

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:

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Leslie, John, sixth earl of Rothes (c. 1600–1641), politician, was the only son of James Leslie, master of Rothes (d. 1607), Fife, and his second wife, Catherine, daughter of Patrick Drummond, Lord Drummond. His father died in March 1607 and his education began under the direction of his mother; following her resignation in December 1608, it was continued by ...

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Subjects: UK Politics

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