Spens, Isobel (d. March 1653)

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ens [Spence], Isobel [Isabella, Issobell(d. March 1653) was born in St Andrews in Fife as the oldest or second oldest of five daughters of Sir James Spens (d. 1632) and Agnes Durie.

In 1619 a marriage contract was closed between Isobel and Sir James Ramsay (1589?–1638/9), a Scottish officer in Swedish service who later achieved the rank of Major-General. In order to facilitate her marriage Spens had provided Isobel with a dowry and his will stipulated that she should also receive his gold bracelets worth 100 Imperial dollars......
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputOxford Dictionary of National Biography
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2019


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