When Lady Agnes Keith was born on 14 July 1530, in Dunnottar, Kincardineshire, Scotland, her father, William Keith 4th Earl of Marischal, was 23 and her mother, Lady Margaret Keith of Inverugie, was 19. She married James Stewart 1st Earl of Moray on 8 February 1562, in Holyrood, Midlothian, Scotland. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died on 16 July 1588, in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, at the age of 58, and was buried in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom.
Scottish: habitational name from the lands of Keith in East Lothian. The placename is derived from British Celtic cait- ‘wood’. In the 17th century numerous bearers of this name settled in Ulster.
German: nickname from Middle High German kīt ‘sprout, offspring’.
History: George Keith (c. 1638–1716), born at Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, came to NJ in or before 1685. In 1689 he settled in Philadelphia, where he became headmaster of the school now called the William Penn Charter School. He came into sharp collision with the Quaker leaders in PA and formed a separatist party known as the Christian Quakers, popularly known as ‘Keithians’.
She has a complex story. Her first husband James Stewart 1st Earl of Moray was an illegitimate half brother of Mary Queen of Scots. Somehow Agnes ended up the Queens jewels when she was married to h …