NameLord Alexander de LINDSAY Of Glenesk, Knight Banneret , M
Birth Dateabt 1327
Birth PlaceCrawford, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Death Dateabt 1384
Death PlaceCandia, Crete
Spouses
Birth Dateabt 1335
Birth PlaceEdzell, Forfarshire, Scotland
Death Datebef 1378
Death PlaceGlenesk, Angus, Scotland
Marr Dateabt 1358
ChildrenDavid , M (1359-1407)
 Alexander , M (~1363-~1397)
 UNNAMED , F (~1365-)
Birth Dateabt 1360
Birth PlaceRalston, Renfrewshire, Scotland
Death Date1442
Death PlaceLochleven Castle, Kinross, Perthshire, Scotland
FatherSir John STEWART Of Ralston , M (~1324-1416)
MotherLady Alicia MURE Of Abercorn , F (~1320-1366)
Marr Datebef 19 Oct 1378
ChildrenWilliam , M (~1379-~1437)
 Walter , M (~1381-1424)
 Euphemia , F (~1383-)
3UNNAMED , F
ChildrenJohn , M
 James , M
Notes for Lord Alexander de LINDSAY Of Glenesk, Knight Banneret
Sir Alexander de Lindsay, Lord of Glenesk, Knight Banneret, second surviving son of David, Lord of Crawford, began life as squire to Thomas Stewart, Earl of Angus, his cousin.

He inherited his mother’s lands in Angus, and also acquired some of the baronies allotted to his aunt Margaret Abernethy, Countess of Angus, he further acquired Glenesk by marriage with the daughter of Sir John Stirling of Edzell. The union of these three great estates constituted the bulk of what was afterwards styled the earldom of Crawford, and extending, as they did, over about two-thirds of the whole county of Forfar, caused the district to be styled by a recent writer the land of the Lindsays.

Sir Alexander was party to a truce with England as “chevalier et baron,’ 1369. He sealed with his nephew the settlements of the Crown, 1371-73, and was Justiciar 1378. He had many safe-conducts from Kings Edward III and Richard II, and on 4 December 1381 he obtained a passport entitling him to pass through England to the Holy Land on which pilgrimage he died.

Sir Alexander had hereditary pensions or annuities granted to him from the customs or burgh rents of Aberdeen, Crail, and Forfar. Having been granted the barony of the Byres by his elder brother, he transferred it to his youngest brother, Sir William. He witnessed many royal charters, and was conspicuous in the political life of his day.

He married first, Katherine, daughter and co-heir of Sir John Stirling of Glenesk, Knight, the marriage contract being confirmed by King David in 1358.

She died before 1378, having had issue:

1. David, Earl of Crawford
2. Sir Alexander, of Baltrody, who fought in a tournament with Ralph de Nevill 1391, a warrant to this effect being granted by King Richard II 20 June. he had a pension from Crail, the entried in the Exchequer Rolls proving that he died between June 1397 and May 1398. He was a substitute in the entails of Sir James and Sir David, but no mention of his issue subsequently occurs, so he presumably died without male issue.
3. _____, a daughter, married to David Stewart, Earl Palatine of Strathern, eldest son of the second marriage of King Robert II, and mother of Eufemia, Countess Palatine of Strathern. This marriage is inferred from a charter at Blair granted on 5 March 1389-90 by Countess Eufemia, with consent of her uncles and tutots-at-law, the Earl of Atholl and David Lindsay of Glenesk.

Sir Alexander married, secondly, before 19 October 1378, Marjory, daughter of Sir John Stewart of Ralstoun, niece of King Robert II. She afterwards married Sir Henry de Douglas of Langnewtoun before 19 May 1384, by whom she had issue, and was again a widow in 1393. She assigned her terce of the Crail annuity to the Friars Minors of Dundee.

By her, who was dead in 1442, Sir Alexander had issue:

4. Sir William of Rossie, known as one of those responsible for the death of David, Duke of Rothesay. He was tutor to David, younger son of the Earl of Crawford 1407, executor to the Earl, had charter of lands in Ballenbreich from Earl Alexander 1423, and died between 1435 and 1438. His wife, Matilda Stewart, is mentioned in the Exchequer Rolls 1438, and lived apparently to 1485. The Lindsays of Dowhill claim descent from this marriage.
5. Sir Walter, of Kynneff, who was killed at the battle of Verneuill, 1424. His wife, was named Katherine, and whe was afterwards married to Walter Dempster. Sir Walter had a son, Walter, witness to a charter of Alexander, Earl of Crawford, in 1438, bu afterwards Kynneff reverted to the Earl for want of heirs-male, and was by him granted to David Ogilvie of Balmowto.
6. Euphemia, who had charters from her brother, Sir William, her nephew Earl Alexander, and her cousin Eufemia, wife of Patrick Graham, Earl and Countess of Menteith. She was affianced to David, Due of rothesay, but the marriage did not take place.

Sir Alexander died at Candia in Crete, October 1381 [?], and was succeeded by his eldest son.

Sir Alexander Lindsay of Glenesk had a natural son, John, who was a remainder man in the charter of Rossie, and living 19 October 1378. He also had a son James, Rector of St. Brioc, Canon and Treasurer of Aberdeen. He had dispensation for illegitimacy on taking Holy Orders, but as Sir Alexander and his second wife must have been cousins, James may have been their son.

Source: THE SCOTS PEERAGE, ed. by Sir James Balfour Paul, Vol III, Edinburgh, 1906, p. 12-15
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Lindsay first appears as an esquire to his cousin Thomas Stewart, 2nd Earl of Angus.

Upon his marriage to Catherine Stirling around 1358, he consolidated his already large maternal inheritance, with that of his wife, which would add to the extensive landholdings of the Earldom of Crawford in northeast Scotland and elsewhere.

Lindsay was knighted before 1368, and was a Justiciary in the North.

In 1380 Lindsay obtained safe conducts to venture on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, but died en route at Candia in 1381.

Lindsay married Catherine Stirling, widow of Andrew Leslie of that Ilk and daughter to Sir John de Stryvelin of Edzell and had issue:
David Lindsay, 1st Earl of Crawford
• Sir Alexander Lindsay of Baltrody
unnamed daughter, who married David Stewart, Earl of Strathearn

Lindsay married secondly to Marjorie Stewart, daughter to Sir John Stewart of Ralston, and niece to Robert II of Scotland and had issue:
• Sir William Lindsay of Rossie
• Sir Walter Lindsay of Kinneff
Euphemia Lindsay

Source: Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Lindsay_of_Glenesk
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Sir David left three surviving sons, who alliances and possessions I must here briefly enumerate ...

The third of Sir David’s son, Sir Alexander, married Catherine, daughter of Sir John de Striviling, or Stirling, and the heiress of Glenesk and Edzell, in Angus, and of other lands in Inverness-shire, by whom he had issue sir David of Glenesk, the first Earl of Crawford, and sir Alexander.

He married secondly, Marjory Stuart, niece of Robert II, who bore him two sons, Sir William of Rossie, ancester of the Lindsays of Dowhill, still numerous in Scotland and Sir Walter, besides a daughter, Euphemia.

Source: LIVES OF THE LINDSAYS, by Lord Alexander William Crawford Lindsay, Vol. I, London, 1858, pp. 50-53.
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Notes for Katherine (Spouse 1)
He married first, Katherine, daughter and co-heir of Sir John Stirling of Glenesk, Knight, the marriage contract being confirmed by King David in 1358.

She died before 1378, having had issue:

1. David, Earl of Crawford

2. Sir Alexander, of Baltrody, who fought in a tournament with Ralph de Nevill 1391, a warrant to this effect being granted by King Richard II 20 June. he had a pension from Crail, the entried in the Exchequer Rolls proving that he died between June 1397 and May 1398. He was a substitute in the entails of Sir James and Sir David, but no mention of his issue subsequently occurs, so he presumably died without male issue.

3. _____, a daughter, married to David Stewart, Earl Palatine of Strathern, eldest son of the second marriage of King Robert II, and mother of Eufemia, Countess Palatine of Strathern. This marriage is inferred from a charter at Blair granted on 5 March 1389-90 by Countess Eufemia, with consent of her uncles and tutots-at-law, the Earl of Atholl and David Lindsay of Glenesk.

Source: THE SCOTS PEERAGE, ed. by Sir James Balfour Paul, Vol III, Edinburgh, 1906, p. 12-15
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Upon his marriage to Catherine Stirling around 1358, he consolidated his already large maternal inheritance, with that of his wife, which would add to the extensive landholdings of the Earldom of Crawford in northeast Scotland and elsewhere.

Lindsay was knighted before 1368, and was a Justiciary in the North.

In 1380 Lindsay obtained safe conducts to venture on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, but died en route at Candia in 1381.

Lindsay married Catherine Stirling, widow of Andrew Leslie of that Ilk and daughter to Sir John de Stryvelin of Edzell and had issue:
David Lindsay, 1st Earl of Crawford
• Sir Alexander Lindsay of Baltrody
unnamed daughter, who married David Stewart, Earl of Strathearn

Source: Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Lindsay_of_Glenesk
Notes for Marjory (Spouse 2)
Sir John of Railston or Cunningham, who died at a great age leaving:

(1) Sir Walter, who succeeded him
(2) Sir John. Both sons seem to have died without issue

(3) Marjory, married first, to Sir Alexander Lindsay of Glenesk; and second, to Sir William Douglas of Lugton, by whom she had at least one son

(4) Egidia, married to Sir Patrick Graham of Kincardine and Dundaff, and became ancestress of the Grahams, Earls of Strathearn
(5) Margaret, married to Sir John Hay of Boyne and Enzie, Touch and Tullibody. Her daughter, Egidia, was married before 1426 to Alexander Seton, afterwards Earl of Huntly, and became the ancestress of the Setons of Touch..

Source: THE SCOTS PEERAGE, ed. by Sir James Balfour Paul, Vol I, Edinburgh, 1906, pp. 14-15.
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Sir Alexander [Lindsay] married, secondly, before 19 October 1378, Marjory, daughter of Sir John Stewart of Ralstoun, niece of King Robert II.
She afterwards married Sir Henry de Douglas of Langnewtoun before 19 May 1384, by whom she had issue, and was again a widow in 1393. She assigned her terce of the Crail annuity to the Friars Minors of Dundee.

By her, who was dead in 1442, Sir Alexander had issue:

4. Sir William of Rossie, known as one of those responsible for the death of David, Duke of Rothesay. He was tutor to David, younger son of the Earl of Crawford 1407, executor to the Earl, had charter of lands in Ballenbreich from Earl Alexander 1423, and died between 1435 and 1438. His wife, Matilda Stewart, is mentioned in the Exchequer Rolls 1438, and lived apparently to 1485. The Lindsays of Dowhill claim descent from this marriage.
5. Sir Walter, of Kynneff, who was killed at the battle of Verneuill, 1424. His wife, was named Katherine, and whe was afterwards married to Walter Dempster. Sir Walter had a son, Walter, witness to a charter of Alexander, Earl of Crawford, in 1438, bu afterwards Kynneff reverted to the Earl for want of heirs-male, and was by him granted to David Ogilvie of Balmowto.
6. Euphemia, who had charters from her brother, Sir William, her nephew Earl Alexander, and her cousin Eufemia, wife of Patrick Graham, Earl and Countess of Menteith. She was affianced to David, Due of rothesay, but the marriage did not take place.

Sir Alexander died at Candia in Crete, October 1381 [sic - see marriage date above], and was succeeded by his eldest son.

Sir Alexander Lindsay of Glenesk had a natural son, John, who was a remainder man in the charter of Rossie, and living 19 October 1378. He also had a son James, Rector of St. Brioc, Canon and Treasurer of Aberdeen. He had dispensation for illegitimacy on taking Holy Orders, but as Sir Alexander and his second wife must have been cousins, James may have been their son.

Source: THE SCOTS PEERAGE, ed. by Sir James Balfour Paul, Vol III, Edinburgh, 1906, p. 12-15
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[Alexander] Lindsay married secondly to Marjorie Stewart
, daughter to Sir John Stewart of Ralston, and niece to Robert II of Scotland and had issue:
• Sir William Lindsay of Rossie
• Sir Walter Lindsay of Kinneff
Euphemia Lindsay

Source: Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Lindsay_of_Glenesk
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She afterwards married Sir Henry de Douglas of Langnewtoun before 19 May 1384, by whom she had issue, and was again a widow in 1393. She assigned her terce of the Crail annuity to the Friars Minors of Dundee.
Notes for UNNAMED (Spouse 3)
Sir Alexander Lindsay of Glenesk had a natural son,

John,
who was a remainder man in the charter of Rossie, and living 19 October 1378.

He also had a son James, Rector of St. Brioc, Canon and Treasurer of Aberdeen. He had dispensation for illegitimacy on taking Holy Orders, but as Sir Alexander and his second wife must have been cousins, James may have been their son.

Source: THE SCOTS PEERAGE, ed. by Sir James Balfour Paul, Vol III, Edinburgh, 1906, p. 12-15
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