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Elizabeth was the oldest daughter of Robert Fleming, 1st Lord Fleming, and his first wife, Janet Douglas, third daughter of James Douglas, 7th Earl of Douglas.
She married James Livingstone, afterwards 3rd Lord Livingstone, son to Alexander, Lord Livingstone, who, on 1 November 1472, declared on oath he would marry her. This tends to suggest she was born about 1453/55. Balfour Paul, in discussion on the family of Lord Livingston of Callendar suggests that he married Agnes Houston, daughter of John Houston of that Ilk, and appears married to her from c. 1480 until his death in 1503. If both are true then the marriage occurred prior to 1480, shortly after the declaration, which may have occurred when she was young, and Elizabeth died early.
There were no children from this marriage and Lord Livingston remarried prior to 1480 and had children.
Some sources, inaccurately provide Elizabeth as Beatrix.
In regards to her parents family Balfour Paul notes four children; Malcolm, Robert, Elizabeth and Mariot. William Hunter, a family historian, suggests he had two sons and two daughters but instead of Mariot mentions Beatrix. Unfortunately Hunter makes no mention of the daughter's marriages and it is not possible to determine whether there were two or three daughters. The Peerage of Scotland provides that he had one son and two daughters; Malcolm, Elizabeth and Beatrix, the older, Elizabeth, marrying John Livingston, Lord Livingston, and the younger, Beatriz, marrying Sir William Stirling of Keir. Hence we can presume that: a) Robert was illegitimate; and b) Mariot and Beatrix are the same.
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