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David Lindsay

Male - Bef 1357


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  • Name David Lindsay 
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 13 Oct 1357  [1, 2
    Siblings 1 sibling 
    Person ID I27288  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of GFS, Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 18 Jun 2020 

    Father Alexander de Lindsay,   b. Aft 18 Nov 1258, of Crawford, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1309 and 10 Dec 1314  (Age < 50 years) 
    Family ID F16291  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Abernethy,   b. Abt 1295,   d. Bef 19 Nov 1355  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Married 28 Nov 1324  [2, 3
    Notes 
    • Date of papal dispensation, "on the narrative that she and her previous husband [Andrew Leslie] were both related in the fourth degree to David de Lindsay of the diocese of Glasgow." [The Scots Peerage, citation details below]
    Children 
    +1. Alexander Lindsay,   b. of Glenesk, Angus, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Mar 1382, Crete Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 12 May 2021 
    Family ID F16289  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • From the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography:

      Sir David Lindsay, normally styled 'of Crawford', Sir Alexander's eldest son, had earlier been captured by the English with his brothers Alexander and Reginald, and he remained in prison until late in 1314, when he was probably exchanged for an Englishman taken at Bannockburn. Already a knight by that date, he was a witness to several important documents, notably the declaration of Arbroath in 1320, the truce with England of 1323, and the treaty of Edinburgh of 17 March 1328. Lindsay obtained various grants of land in Annandale from Robert I, and is recorded as keeper of Berwick in 1329. After the renewal of Anglo-Scottish hostilities, he was forfeited by Edward III in 1337 of his lands of Byres and of tenements at Chamberlain-Newton in Roxburghshire. He was never close to David II, but rather was an associate of Robert the Steward, his likely kinsman, who as guardian of Scotland appointed him constable of Edinburgh Castle in 1346, after the king's capture at Nevilles Cross. Lindsay was, however, granted several safe conducts to visit England to negotiate for David's release.

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

    2. [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.

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