Alexander Burnett of Leys

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Alexander Burnett, 12th Laird of Leys (died 5 July 1619) was the Laird of Crathes Castle in the late 16th and early 17th century, being credited for the completion of Crathes in 1596. He acquired Muchalls Castle about 1600 and commenced its early 17th-century reconstruction. Having died in 1619, the completion of the Muchalls Castle work was carried out by Alexander Burnett's son, Sir Thomas Burnett, 1st Baronet. Alexander Burnett's daughter Helen was married to John, Laird of Allardice on 3 September 1617.[1]

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