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Crichton, Lord (S, c. 1443 - forfeited 1484)
Creation: let.pat. c. 1443
Forfeited: 24 Feb 1483/4
Family name: Crichton
See Viscount of Frendraught
William [Crichton], 1st Lord Crichton
son and heir of Sir John Crichton of Crichton, by his wife Christian .....
1. James Crichton, later 2nd Lord Crichton
1. Elizabeth Crichton (d. 9 Jun 1479), mar. bef. 18 Mar 1439/40 as his second wife Alexander [Seton later Gordon], 1st Earl of Huntly, and had issue
2. Agnes Crichton (d. after Nov 1493), mar. (1) bef. 17 Feb 1449/50 Alexander [Lyon], 2nd Lord Glamis, and (2) after 1487 as his second wife Walter Ker of Cessford (d. 25 Nov 1501), and had issue by her second husband
bef. Jul 1454
c. 1443 Lord Crichton
knighted 1424; Gentleman of the Bedchamber ; Keeper of Edinburgh Castle 1426; Master of the Household 1435; Sheriff of Edinburgh 1435; supported a nine year's peace with England from 1438; Chancellor of Scotland 1439-43 and 1448-54; one of the leaders in the murder of the Earl of Douglas 1440; dismissed from the Chancellorship and attainted 1443; pardoned in full and restored to his former offices 1448
James [Crichton], 2nd Lord Crichton
betw. 1442 and 1446 Lady Janet Dunbar, Lady of Frendraught (mar. (2) bef. 17 Jan 1458/9 John Sutherland; d. betw. 1494 and 1505/6), 1st dau. and cohrss. of James [Dunbar], 4th Earl of Moray, by his wife ..... Seton, dau. of Sir Alexander Seton of Gordon
1. William Crichton, later 3rd Lord Crichton
knighted 1430; Great Chamberlain of Scotland 1440-53 (sic?); designated Earl of Moray in Parliament of 1452 but never appears to have taken possession of the Earldom
William [Crichton], 3rd Lord Crichton
bef. 1478 Marion Livingstone, dau. of James [Livingston], 1st Lord Livingston, by his wife Marion Oliphant
bef. 23 Oct 1493
joined in the rebellion of the Duke of Albany against James III, King of Scotland, and was attainted by Parliament 24 Feb 1483/4
On the attainder of the 3rd Lord Crichton the Lordship of Crichton became forfeited and reverted to the Crown. His great-great-great-grandson, James Crichton, was created Lord Crichton and Viscount of Frendraught on 29 Aug 1642.
First written 13 Apr 2004
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