Abernethy, Christian N/A
Christian Abernethy was the eldest daughter of Alexander Abernethy, of Auchnacloich and Mayen, and Isobel, daughter and coheir of Walter Hacket, of Mayen. She married Sir Alexander Hay, of Arnbath. Of the heraldry, Alexander Nisbet, in his System of heraldry. Edinburgh, 1722, says “Alexander Abernethy of Auchnacloich stands recorded in the Lyon Register, descended of Abernethy Lord Saltoun carrying the arms of Lord Saltoun as above [Or a lion rampant gules surmounted of a ribbon sable quartering Wishart], with a bordure for difference. His son John Abernethy, now of Mayen, as male representative of Abernethy disuses the border”. Christian Abernethy's father was the Alexander Abernethy, in whose favour his elder brother resigned the wadset of Auchincloich, and who, in 1655, got a heritable disposition of that estate from the superior, Gordon of Rothiemay. He acquired the property of Mayen by marriage with Isobel, daughter and coheir of Walter Hacket and by buying up the share of her sister Elizabeth. He died in March 1683, leaving John as his heir [the John Abernethy of Mayen who Nisbet mentions as discarding the bordure.]; William and George, of whom nothing is known; Christian; Janet; Elizabeth, who married Hugh Innes; and Isobel, who married Alexander Shand. John Abernethy of Mayen had two sons, James, his heir, who shot John Leith in a quarrel in Aberdeen and fled the country, and John Abernethy of Mayen, who died in 1779 age 21.