Pitcairn, third daughter of David Pitcairn of that Ilk and
Forthar, married in 1546 John Bethune, son of John, ninth laird of
Balfour, and Agnes Anstruther his wife.
They were married at St Andrews, Fife.
Edinburgh, on 22nd May, a charter was drawn up by John
Betoun of Balfour to his son and heir-apparent, and Isobelle
Pitcairn his wife, of the lands of Cathill, alias Hoilcathill, in
the barony of Balfour in Fife, held by the said John junior, and
Isabella his wife between them, and their legitimate heirs whoever
they be. Witness,
David Pitcairn of Forthar etc. 18 May 1546.
Bethune succeeded his father in 1579 as tenth laird, and had an
only son who died young. He
died himself in 1591, and was succeeded in the estate of Balfour
by his brother, Robert Bethune.
Johnís daughter Margaret married John Bar the historian
in 1560. Her mother
was Isobelle Pitcairn and therefore Margaret Bethune was a niece
of Robert Pitcairn, Commendator of Dunfermline.