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Alexander Lindsay

Male - 1453


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  • Name Alexander Lindsay  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died Sep 1453  Finhaven Castle, Angus, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    Buried Greyfriars, Dundee, Angus, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 7, 8
    Person ID I27275  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 20 Jun 2020 

    Father David Lindsay,   d. 17 Jan 1446, Finavon Castle, Angus, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Marjory Ogilvy,   d. Aft 17 Nov 1478 
    Married Aft 26 Feb 1423  [4
    Family ID F16283  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret Dunbar,   b. Abt 1420,   d. Between Jul 1498 and Jan 1500  (Age ~ 78 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Elizabeth Lindsay
    Last Modified 21 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F16280  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 4th Earl of Crawford. Called "the Tiger" for his character, and "Beardie" for his facial appearance.

      "Sheriff of Aberdeen, Guardian of the Marches, in league with the Douglas against James II, but submitted with great ceremony and was restored." [The Ancestry of Charles II, citation details below]

      "He had been appointed sheriff of Aberdeenshire by 1450 and as an envoy to England and commissioner of the truce the following year. From 1453 he was also a guardian of the march. Despite his border interests he was also active in the north-east, and probably in the early 1450s entered into a bond with the eighth earl of Douglas and John Macdonald, lord of the Isles. Its terms do not survive, but it was most likely intended to resolve tensions in the region while securing the interests of the subscribers. This alliance of three of the most powerful magnates in the kingdom aroused the suspicion of James II, however, and was the immediate cause of his slaying of Douglas on 22 February 1452. Shortly afterwards, on 18 May, Crawford was defeated by the earl of Huntly at Brechin and fled to Finavon. Although Huntly is said to have 'displayit the kingis banere', the battle may have been as much an extension of a private feud (Huntly had been involved in the hostilities at Arbroath in which Crawford's father was fatally wounded) as a consequence of James's hostility to Crawford. Crawford was forfeited in the parliament which assembled at Edinburgh on 12 June, but he subsequently reconciled his differences with Huntly and his father's foe Bishop Kennedy and, helped by their intercession on his behalf, had been restored to the king's favour by 23 May 1453, when he was made a conservator of a truce with England." [Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, citation details below]

  • Sources 
    1. [S154] The Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1915.

    2. [S2273] The History of Dunbar from the Earliest Records to the Present Period by James Miller. Dunbar, Scotland: William Miller, 1830.

    3. [S128] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant ed. Vicary Gibbs, H. A. Doubleday, Duncan Warrand, Howard de Walden, Geoffrey H. White and R. S. Lea. 2nd edition. 14 volumes (1-13, but volume 12 spanned two books), London, The St. Catherine Press, 1910-1959. Volume 14, "Addenda & Corrigenda," ed. Peter W. Hammond, Gloucestershire, Sutton Publishing, 1998.

    4. [S1480] The Ancestry of Charles II, King of England: A Medieval Heritage by Charles M. Hansen and Neil D. Thompson. Saline, Michigan: McNaughton and Gunn, 2012.

    5. [S76] The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press, 2004-ongoing., date only.

    6. [S800] The Scots Peerage, Founded on Wood's Edition of Sir Robert Douglas's Peerage of Scotland, Containing an Historical and Genealogical Account of the Nobility of That Kingdom. Ed. James Balfour Paul. Edinburgh: David Douglas, 1904-1914., year only.

    7. [S76] The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press, 2004-ongoing.

    8. [S800] The Scots Peerage, Founded on Wood's Edition of Sir Robert Douglas's Peerage of Scotland, Containing an Historical and Genealogical Account of the Nobility of That Kingdom. Ed. James Balfour Paul. Edinburgh: David Douglas, 1904-1914.