Robert Keith, Master of Marischal was born circa 1483 in Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom to William Keith, 3rd Earl Marischal (c1450-c1527) and Elizabeth Gordon (c1473-) and died circa 1525 in Northumberland, England, United Kingdom of unspecified causes. He married Elizabeth Douglas of Morton (-c1527) circa 1506 JL . Ancestors are from the United Kingdom.

Lord Robert Keith, Master of Marischal was the son of William Keith, 2nd Earl Marischal, and Lady Elizabeth Gordon.

Lord Robert Keith, Master of Marischal, was born in Scotland. He married Lady Elizabeth Douglas some time before January 8 1505.

Lord Keith was involved in the Battle at Flodden field on 9 September 1513. This battle was when King Henry VIII of England's northern army under Thomas Howard, Earl of Surrey, annihilated the invading Scots army near Branxton, Northumberland. Among the more than 10,000 dead was James IV King of Scotland. His infant son would succeed him as James V King of Scotland and the queen, Margaret Tudor, would assume the regency.

He is stated to have died in 1513, though notes that he died some time between 24 August 1525 and 22 April 1525.

It is unclear whether Lord Keith died in the battle at Flodden Field, despite the amazing coincidence of death date and the battle at Flodden Field. It is noted that Lord Keith died before his father. Lord Keith was said to have been killed at the Battle of Flodden, 1513, but still alive on 5 April 1514 per Sir James Balfour Paul's "Scots Peerage". He was definitely alive on 10/10/1518, when he gave consent to a charter by his father Earl William to his younger brother Gilbert, of the lands of Troupe. See NRS GD57/1/133.

Robert Keith was styled as Lord Keith, Master of Marischal.


Offspring of William Keith and Elizabeth Gordon (c1473-)
Name Birth Death Joined with
William Keith of Troup (-1513)
Gilbert Keith of Troup (-)
Alexander Keith of Pittendrum (-)
David Keith (-)
George Keith (-)
Janet Keith (-c1547)
Elizabeth Keith (-c1549)
Agnes Keith (-c1548)
Christian Keith (-)
Robert Keith, Master of Marischal (c1483-c1525) 1483 Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom 1525 Northumberland, England, United Kingdom Elizabeth Douglas of Morton (-c1527)


Offspring of Robert Keith and Elizabeth Douglas of Morton (-c1527)  ¢
Name Birth Death Joined with
William Keith, 4th Earl Marischal (1506-1581) 24 July 1506 Stonehaven, Scotland, United Kingdom 7 October 1581 Scotland, United Kingdom Margaret Keith of Inverugie (-)

Robert Keith (-1551)
Christian Keith (1512-1553) 1512 Keith, East Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom Robert Arbuthnott (1508-1579)

Elizabeth Keith (c1515-c1562)
Alexander Keith (-)
Alice Keith (c1515-)
Beatrix Keith (1518-)
Janet Keith (1525-1559)

Research has him listed as "born before 1493", though there isn't anything that disputes his being born in 1483. also notes that there were 2 families, and that Christian Kieth is of the second family... but there is no indication of a second marriage.

Guy Davis-compiled information and converted it into article format.

Guy and Gia Davis Family Research Project


Ahnentafel of Robert Keith, Master of Marischal (c1483-c1525)
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Generation 1

1. Robert Keith, Master of Marischal (c1483-c1525)
Birth: 1483. Death: 1525.

Generation 2

2. William Keith, 3rd Earl Marischal (c1450-c1527)
(politician) Birth: 1450. Death: 1527.
3. Elizabeth Gordon (c1473-)

Generation 3

4. William de Keith, 2nd Earl Marischal (c1425-c1483)
Birth: 1425. Death: 1483.
5. Margaret or Mariota Muriella Erskine (1430-1482)

Footnotes (including sources)

‡ General
Ω Birth
₪ Wedding
  • In, it is "before 8 January 1505/6"; Genealogics says "8 Jan 1505" - presumably the same month (O.S.)
¢ Children
  • All except Alexander (the one not listed on Genealogics) gave him grandchildren. Alice is mentioned only on "Lady Alice Reid, Countess of Huntly" "Wife of James Stewart, 3rd of Cardonald and George Gordon, 4th Earl of Huntly"
¶ Death
  • He had NOT migrated to England.


  Robin Patterson