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Origins and History


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"LEYS. Of local origin. Thomas de Leys, bailie of Sawlton, c. 1300 (Dryburgh, 251). John de Leys appears as perpetual vicar of Abemethy in the diocese of Dunblane, 1327, and in 1332 he had provision of a canonry of Glasgow (Pap. Lett., n, p. 271, 356). Robert Leis, chaplain, witnessed a charter by the earl of Huntlie, 1367 (Aboyne, p. 13). John de Leyis held a tenement in Edinburgh, 1381 (Egidii, p. 21). John Leis was sergeand in Edinburgh, 1423 (ibid., p. 46), Thomas de Leis held a tenement in Dundee, 1443 (REB., i, 92), and John Leis was admitted burgess of Aberdeen, 1451 (NSCM., i, p. 13). Robert Leis, notary Eublic in Aberdeen, 1463, may be the Robert eis, witness there in 1489 (REA., i, p. 286; n, p. 303). Thomas Leis was vicar of Ellon, 1484 (lllus., m, p. 328). Thomas Leis was subdean of Dunblane and perpetual vicar of Dreghom (RUG., p. 49). "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)


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