|Charles, second Earl of Aboyne, succeeded his father
1681, and on 27 July 1698 was admitted to sit in Parliament
after some opposition, on the ground that he had been bred
a Papist. He made a declaration, however, to the effect
that he had become a Protestant, whereupon he was allowed
to take the oath and his seat.
He married his first cousin Elizabeth Lyon, daughter of
Patrick, Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorn. She was
married, secondly, to Patrick, third Lord Kinnaird, and
thirdly, to Captain Alexander Grant of Grantsfield. She died
January 1739. The Earl died April 1702, leaving issue:-
1. John, third earl.
- 2. Helen, married to George Kinnaird, and was mother to
Charles, sixth Lord Kinnaird. (See that title.).
- 3. Elizabeth, died unmarried at Aberdeen 14 April 1770.
- 4. Grizel, married, at Aberdeen, 14 July 1735, to James
Grant of Knockando, and died at Knockando 18