Alexander  Brodie of Brodie XII

Alexander Brodie of Brodie XII (abt. 1524 - abt. 1583)

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Alexander Brodie of Brodie XII
Born about in Brodie, Morayshire, Scotlandmap
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Categories: Clan Brodie.

Preceded by
Thomas Brodie
Brodie of Brodie XII
The Rebel

Succeeded by
David Brodie
Clan Brodie tartan.
Alexander Brodie of Brodie XII is a member of Clan Brodie.
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The Rebel

Alexander was born about 1524. Alexander Brodie ... He passed away about 1583. [1]

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Alexander was the XII Chief of Clan Brodie. He married Marjory Dunbar and produced David XIII. He married Margaret Hay and had the following children: John Brodie (b 1580, d 1660) m. Helen Mackenzie. Also Alexander and Margaret had: George, Henry, Margaret, Thomas, Andrew, Marjory, Elspeth, Janet and Catherine

From Wikipedia:

In 1550, Alexander "the rebel" Brodie of that Ilk, the 12th chief, with his clansmen, and the assistance of the Dunbars and Hays, attacked Clan Cumming at Altyre, seeking to slay their chief, Alexander Cumming of Altyre. As a result he was put to the horn as a rebel for not appearing to a charge of waylaying, but was pardoned the year following.

In 1562 the said Alexander "the rebel", joined Clan Gordon and George Gordon, 4th Earl of Huntly in his rebellion against Mary, Queen of Scots. They were defeated at the Battle of Corrichie. Huntley died, Brodie escaped but was denounced a rebel, and his estates declared forfeited. For four years the sentence of outlawry hung over his head, but in 1566, the Queen having forgiven Clan Gordon for their disloyalty, included Alexander Brodie in the royal warrant remitting the sentence against them, and restoring them their possessions


  1. Entered by Charles Walter, Apr 22, 2013
  2. Entered August 2, 2014 by Robert C. Brodie

See also:

Wikipedia, Brodie Chief Tree and The Thanes of Brodie
Robert C. Brodie

Charles Walter Charles plans to add sources here later.


  1. Entered by Charles Walter, Apr 22, 2013
  2. Entered August 2, 2014 by Robert C. Brodie


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On 5 Aug 2014 at 19:40 GMT Bob Brodie wrote:

Brodie-214 and Brodie of Brodie-3 appear to represent the same person because: They are the same person. They were filed by different last names.

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