Henry Kemp Durie

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Henry Kemp Durie of Thomastoun

Husband of Jonet Durie (Bef. 1532-Apr 1575), daughter of Robert Durie of that Ilk.

Henry Kemp of Thomastoun (ca. 1521-Bet. 1562-1566) was a drinking pal of King James V and Master of the Bedchamber, who took the name Durie on marriage in order to preserve the Entail.

Jonet was the one with the title, lands, money and pedigree, so her surname was preserved by marrying someone prepared to change his.

It is unclear how willingly Jonet was "persuaded" to marry Kemp.

See Robert Durie of Durie for more details.

 

 
 

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