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Clan Lundin / Lundie
Chapter Fifteen – Lundie of Newhall


Newhall Tower is in the Parish of Kingsbarns in Fife. It is associated with the family, Lundie of that ilk. In fact, as with the estate of Pratis, only one Lundie has really been designed ‘of Newhall’

Robert Lundie, younger of that ilk, styled of Newhall was the son of William Lundie of that ilk and Christian Ruthven. On 6th February 1596, according to Scot’s Peerage, he married Margaret Lindsay, daughter of Patrick Lindsay 6th Lord of the Byres. 8th February, 1598, according to G.T. Welsh, he married Isabel, daughter of James, master of Rothes. In 1601 he was appointed with James Lowrey and Michael Balfour, Lord Balfour of Burleigh, by King James VI to proceed to France on a mission "in certain effairis concerning his magesty and then common wele of his realme". He made his will in Bordeaux (23rd June 1602) and died in October of that year. His estates were passed to his brother, David Lundie of Auchtermairnie, whos family continued to hold the lands.

Newhall in Fife is listed in the RCAHMS. They describe it thus:-

"Newhall Tower is now completely gone, so that only some old persons con point to the spot where once it stood."

NSA 1845 (A Merson)

A charter in the register of the Colligiate church of Crail recording an obligation by Thomas Meldrum, "laird of Newhall" is dated "at the Newhall, 16th March, 1578."

C Rogers 1877

The site of the tower was not located. East Newhall and West Newhall form part of the Cambo estate but enquiries proved negative.

Visited by OS (EGC) 4 September 1968


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