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Aquhorthies House, Aberdeenshire.
Aquhorthies House, former residence of John Seton, Chamberlain to the Earl of Dunfermline © 2005

The lands of Aquhorthies were leased by John Seton (later of Menie), son of William of Blair, in the early 17th century.

John Seton of Aquhorthies was descended from Alexander Seton, 4th of Meldrum, and acquired the lands and farm of Aquhorthies through his father's assistance.  He leased the house of Aquhorthies from the Leslie's of Balquain and which was his private residence when he was not stationed as Chamberlain to the Earl of Dunfermline at Fyvie Castle.  He married Helen Leith, daughter of John Leith 2nd of Harthill (d. 1625) and Helen Auchinleck, and had several children.  He is remembered in the family papers of the Skene's of Rubislaw: "Letter from John Seton to Laird of Tibertis (Tipperty) sending wood to aid cure for the gravel for his cousin John Skene's wife, dated at Auchquhorty, 17 June 1638".  From John Seton descend many Seaton's in Ulster, Ireland, and the America's.

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