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Seton, Lord (S, c. 1451 - forfeited 1716)

 

Creation: let.pat. c. 22 Mar 1450/1

 

Forfeited: 19 Mar 1715/6

 

Family name: Seton

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Arms:

See Earl of Winton 

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George [Seton], 1st Lord Seton, PC

only son and heir of Sir William Seton (by his wife Lady Janet Dunbar, dau. of George [Dunbar], 10th Earl of Dunbar), only son and heir ap. of Sir John Seton of Seton, by his wife Catherine St Clair, dau. of Sir William St Clair of Herdmanston

born

mar. (1)

bef. 8 Jan 1436/7 Lady Margaret Stewart, only child and hrss. of John [Stewart], 3rd Earl of Buchan, by his wife and first cousin once removed Lady Elizabeth Douglas, only dau. of Archibald [Douglas], 4th Earl of Douglas

only child by first wife

1. John Seton, Master of Seton (dvp. bef. 19 Jul 1476), mar. after 20 Jan 1458/9 Christian Lindsay (mar. (2)  bef. 19 Jul 1476 Robert [Cunningham], 2nd Earl of Glencairn later known as 2nd Lord Kilmaurs; d. betw. 1491/2 and 11 Mar 1495/6), 1st dau. of John [Lindsay], 1st Lord Lindsay of the Byres, by his wife ..... Stewart, 1st dau. of Robert [Stewart], 1st Lord Lorne, by his wife and third cousin Lady Joan Stewart, 3rd dau. by his first wife of Robert [Stewart], 1st Duke of Albany, and had issue:

1a. George Seton, later 2nd Lord Seton

2a. John Seton (d. after 7 Apr 1491)

3a. Alexander Seton (d. after 20 Nov 1501)

1a. Margaret Seton (dsps.), mar. as his first wife Robert [Lyle], 2nd Lord Lyle, and had issue

mar. (2)

bef. 8 Jan 1460/1 Christian Murray of Tullibardine

only child by second wife

1. Christian Seton, mar. bef. 15 Jul 1478 Hugh Douglas of Borg

died

betw. 15 Jul 1478 and 1480

created

after 22 Mar 1450/1 Lord Seton

suc. by

grandson

note

knighted bef. 1439; on an Embassy to Flanders 1448 ; Privy Councillor [S] 1458; a Lord Auditor 1469 ; Ambassador to England 1471/2 and 1473

 

George [Seton], 2nd Lord Seton

born

mar.

bef. 23 Apr 1475 Lady Margaret Campbell, 1st dau. of Colin [Campbell], 1st Earl of Argyll, by his wife Isabel Stewart, 2nd dau. and cohrss. of John [Stewart], 2nd Lord Lorne

children

1. George Seton, later 3rd Lord Seton

2. Robert Seton, mar., and had issue

3. John Seton (dsp.)

1. Margaret Seton, mar. William Maitland of Lethington, and had issue

2. Katherine Seton, a nun

died

betw. 11 Jun 1507 and 6 Apr 1508

suc. by

son

note

Privy Councillor [S] 1496; conservator of peace treaties with England 1494 and 1499

 

George [Seton], 3rd Lord Seton

born

mar.

bef. 25 Jan 1506/7 Lady Janet Hepburn (d. after 10 May 1558), 1st dau. of Patrick [Hepburn], 1st Earl of Bothwell, by his first wife Lady Janet Douglas, 1st dau. of James [Douglas], 1st Earl of Morton, by his wife the Princess Jean, 3rd dau. of James I, King of Scotland

children

1. Hon George Seton, Master of Seton (dvp. an infant)

2. Hon George Seton, later 4th Lord Seton

3. Hon Archibald Seton (d. an infant)

1. Hon Marion Seton (d. betw. 1558 and 30 Sep 1561), mar. (1) (annulled by the Pope Feb 1530/1) Hon Thomas Borthwick, Master of Borthwick, 1st son and heir ap. of William [Borthwick], 4th Lord Borthwick, (2) betw. 30 Jan and 8 Feb 1530/1 her third cousin Hugh [Montgomerie], 2nd Earl of Eglinton, and (3) bef. 24 Mar 1552/3 Alexander Graham of Wallastoun, and had issue by her second husband

died

9 Sep 1513

suc. by

son

note

killed at the Battle of Flodden

 

George [Seton], 4th Lord Seton, PC

born

mar. (1)

c. 15 Jun 1527 Hon Elizabeth Hay, 1st dau. of John [Hay], 3rd Lord Hay of Yester, by his first wife Lady Elizabeth Douglas, sister of Archibald [Douglas], 6th Earl of Angus, and 1st dau. of Hon George Douglas, Master of Angus (by his wife Elizabeth Fleming, widow of Sir David Fleming of Monycabo and 2nd dau. of John [Drummond], 1st Lord Drummond), 1st son and heir ap. of Archibald [Douglas], 5th Earl of Angus

children by first wife

1. Hon George Seton, later 5th Lord Seton

2. Hon John Seton of Cariston, mar. Isabel Balfour, niece and hrss. of David Balfour of Carraldstoun, and had issue

3. Hon James Seton

1. Hon Jean Seton (d. an infant)

2. Hon Marion Seton (d. 23 Jun 1567), mar. (1) after 8 Oct 1548 John [Graham], 4th Earl of Menteith, and (2) c. 1564 as his third wife John [Gordon], 11th Earl of Sutherland, and had issue by her first husband

3. Hon Margaret Seton (d. Jan 1564/5), mar. (1) after 10 Jan 1542/3 Robert Logan of Restalrig, and (2) David Hamilton of Ladyflat, son of Sir Robert Hamilton of Preston

4. Hon Beatrix Seton, mar. after 24 Feb 1556/7 George Ogilvy, 1st son and heir of Sir Walter Ogilvy of Dunlugus, and had issue

5. Hon Eleanor Seton (d. c. 1603), mar. after 11 Feb 1557 Hugh [Somerville], 6th Lord Somerville, and had issue

mar. (2)

c. Feb 1538/9 Marie Pierres, Lady-in-Waiting to Queen Mary of Lorraine (mar. (2) bef. 6 Oct 1554 Pierre de Clovis, Seigneur de Bryante; d. c. 1576), dau. of ..... Pierres. of Le Plessis Baudoin

children by second wife

4. Hon Robert Seton of Mylis (d. after 22 Feb 1562/3)

5. Hon James Seton of Milton (d. bef. 29 Jan 1562/3)

6. Hon Marie Seton (b. c. 1541; d. after 6 Apr 1615), a Maid-of-honour to Queen Mary I and later a nun at Rheims

died

17 Jul 1549

suc. by

son by first wife

note

an Extra Lord of Session 1533; with the Scottish Army before the Battle of Solway Moss 1542; Privy Councillor [S] 1542/3 ; fought at the Battle of Ancrum Moor 1544/5

 

George [Seton], 5th Lord Seton, PC

born

1531

mar.

after 2 Aug 1550 Isabel Hamilton (b. c. 1529; d. 13 Nov 1604), dau. of Sir William Hamilton of Sanquhar, High Treasurer of Scotland

children

1. Hon George Seton, Master of Seton (dvp. Mar 1562)

2. Hon Robert Seton, later 6th Lord Seton later 1st Earl of Winton

3. Hon Sir John Seton of Barnes, Master of the Household 1586/7, Comptroller of the King's estates 1587, an Extraordinary Lord of Session 1587/8 (d. May 1594), mar. 8 Sep 1588 Hon Anna Forbes, dau. of William [Forbes], 7th Lord Forbes, and had issue

4. Hon Alexander Seton, later 1st Earl of Dunfermline

5. Hon Sir William Seton of Kylesmure, Sheriff of Edinburgh 1616, Postmaster-General [S] 1620 (b. 1562 ; d. Jul 1635), mar. Agnes Stirling, and had issue

1. Hon Margaret Seton (bur. 12 Feb 1615/6), mar. 1 Aug 1574 Claud [Hamilton], 1st Lord Paisley, and had issue

died

8 Jan 1585/6

suc. by

son

note

Provost of Edinburgh 1557-59; appointed one of the Representatives of Scotland at the marriage of Mary I, Queen of Scotland, to Francis, Dauphin of France 1558; Master of the Household 1563; fought for Queen Mary I at the Battle of Carberry Hill 1567 and at the Battle of Langside 1568, where he was captured and imprisoned in Edinburgh Castle; attempted to raise an army abroad in support of Queen Mary I but later submitted to her son, King James VI, in 1573 ; Privy Councillor [S] 1573; Ambassador to France 1583-85

 

Robert [Seton], 6th Lord Seton later 1st Earl of Winton, PC

created

16 Nov 1600 Earl of Winton

 

The Lordship of Seton was held by the Earls of Winton from 16 Nov 1600 until 19 Mar 1715/6, when on the attainder for high treason of George [Seton], 5th Earl of Winton and 10th Lord Seton, both titles were forfeited to the Crown.

 

 First written 4 Jun 2004

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