As part of an alliance between the Chisholm and MacKenzie clans, Letitia was married to the heir apparent of Jacob MacKenzie, Colum MacKenzie. Around age eighteen, however, Colum took two bad falls; the broken bones of his legs never healed properly, and it became clear that it was permanent damage.
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At dinner the night Claire Beauchamp arrived as Castle Leoch, Letita and her son Hamish MacKenzie are introduced to her by Colum. Claire notes that Hamish seems to be a miniature version of Colum's brother Dougal who was sitting next to his daughters Margaret and Eleanor.
Described as plump, pretty and red-haired.
As the daughter of the Chisholm chieftain Andrew Chisholm of Erchless, Letitia was married to the heir apparent of Jacob MacKenize, Colum MacKenzie. Due to a series of falls Colum sustained - and what Claire privately diagnoses as Toulouse-Lautrec syndrome, a degenerative disease of bone and connective tissue.Despite his physical disability the clan still named him chief after the death of his father and Leitita stood beside him as Lady of Leoch. She eventually bore an heir, Hamish MacKenzie.
- Letitia is from the Late Latin name Laetitia which meant "joy, happiness".
- Chisholm is derived from a habitational name from Chisholme, near Hawick, in the south of Scotland. The name itself is derived from the Old English elements cese, meaning "cheese"; and holm, meaning "piece of dry land in a fen".
- MacKenzie is the anglicized form of MacCoinnich, a Gaelic patronymic name meaning "son of Coinneach". The personal name Coinneach means "handsome" or "comely".