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Leslie, Alexander, first earl of Leven (c. 1580–1661), army officer

David Stevenson

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/16482

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Leslie, Alexander, first earl of Leven (c. 1580–1661), army officer, was the illegitimate son of George Leslie, captain of Blair Castle in Atholl. By one account he was born in Balvenie, by another in the Abbot's House at Coupar Angus. The only mention of his mother in his own lifetime states that she was '...

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