The Early Lords Seton Descent

       
Sir Alan de Wyntoun (also later recorded as Sir Alan de Seton after he assumed his wife's surname)  (male-line Seton from Seton's of Winton, descended from Philip de Setoune).
m. (c1347) Margaret de Seton, Heiress of Seton
1. Sir William Seton of Seton, 1st Lord Seton (died before 03.1410).  He was the "First creatit and made Lord of Parliament in Scotland".
  m. (before 08.03.1392-93) Catherine Sinclair (a 03.1450, dau of Sir William Sinclair of Herdmanstoun - Saint Catherine)
  A. Sir John Seton of Seton, 2nd Lord Seton (d before 1434). He was chosen to accompany the Princess Margaret Stewart to France and "give her" in the stead of King James I, at her marriage to the Dauphin, Louis (the Elewint), later King Louis VI of France.
  m. 1st Janet Dunbar (probably dau of George Dunbar, 10th Earl of Dunbar and March)
  i. Sir William de Seton (dvp Veneuil 17.08.1424) Master of Seton
  m. Janet Fleming (dau of Sir David Fleming)
  a. George Seton, 3rd Lord Seton and 1st to be called of the name "George".  Succeeded his grandfather while a minor - he was created a Peer of Parliament in 1448.  He is mistakenly called 1st Lord Seton since he was the first Seton Lord in succession of the name of "George", after John, 2nd Lord Seton.  He was one of the commissioners for settling differences on the marches appointed by the treaty of Nottingham, 22 Sept. 1434, founded the Collegiate Church of Seton, endowing it for the support of a Provost, six Prebendaries, and two singing boys.
  m1. (1436) Margaret Stewart (dau and heiress of John Stewart, Earl of Buchan, Constable of France, son of the Regent Albany and grandson of Robert II)
  (1) John, Master of Seton (dvp by 1476)
  m. Christian Lindsay (dau of John Lindsay, 1st Lord of the Byres) (She married 2nd - Robert, Lord Kelmaurs, 2nd Earl of Glencairn)
  (A) George Seton, 4th Lord (d 1507-8), and 2nd to be called "George".  He succeeded his grandfather, and one of the conservators of treaties with the English, 30 Sept. 1497, and 12 July, 1499. He witnessed the assignation of the dower of Margaret, Queen of Scotland, 24 May, 1503.
 
  m. Margaret Campbell (dau of Colin Campbell, 1st Earl of Argyll)
 
  (i) George Seton, 5th Lord Seton (died at Flodden 09.09.1513), and 3rd to be called "of the name George".
 
    m. (before 12.1506) Janet Hepburn (d 10.05.1558, dau of Patrick Hepburn, 1st Earl of Bothwell)
 
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  ((1)) see the Lord's Seton and Earls of Winton line
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  (ii) Robert Seton, Man of Arms in France (Scots Guards), d. at the Castle of Milan.
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    (a) William Seton, Man of Arms in France (Scots Guards), dsp.
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    (b) Alexander Seton of Northrig. He was noted in the Calendar of the Laing Charters as: 28th June 1561. Precept by John Hepburn, in the Nungait near the burgh of Haddington, narrating that, with consent of Mariota Sinclair, his spouse, he  had sold to Alexander Seyton of Northrig and Janet Sinclair, his spouse, their  heirs, etc., four acres and a half of arable land, lately occupied by Thomas Sinclair, in the territory of Nungait, lying and bounded as described, one and a half acres lying near the Walkmyln, between John Bald's lands on east, those of John Forrest on west, the way from Haddington to ' Quarrellpyttis ' on south, and the way between  Nungait and the monastery of Haddington on north ; two acres in the field called 'Gallosyde', the lands of William Ogill, depute-director of chancery on west, those of George Bald on east ; and one acre in the field called ' Corsflat,' the granter's lands on east and those occupied by Robert Dyksoun on west ; therefore grants precept for infeftment. At Haddington, 28th June 1561. Witnesses, Alexander Sinclar in Ballincreif, Thomas Hislope in Gosfurd, and Sir Thomas Stevin, presbyter and notary, who signs for granters. 1689, Box 43.
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      m. Jonet (Janet) Sinclair, heiress of Northrig
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  ((1)) William Seton of Northrig, Provost of Haddington
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    m. Agnes Black
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  ((A)) Thomas Seton of Northrig, was cautioner in 2000 for William Redpeth of Grenelaw, 16th of September 1580, and he was a witness to a Gift of Pension of Lorship of Kylesmure and Barmure in the Abbey of Melrose to Robert, Lord Seton and his brothers, from King James VI, dated at NewMylne on the 27th and at Edinburgh on the 29th of December, 1591.
  m. (1579) Griselda Preston, daughter of Archibald Preston of Valleyfield
  ((i)) Alexander Seton of Northrig, (b.1599, d.12.05.1645), Sherriff-substitute (1607) and Schoolmaster of Haddington
  m. Marion (Mareon) Gray
  ((a)) William Seton of Northrig, (b.1625, d.1682) Provost of Haddington, Commissioner for Parliament and Master of the Posts.
  m. Agnes Black
  (((1))) Alexander Seton of Northrig
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  (((2))) William Seton of Northrig
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  (((3))) Marion Seton
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  ((ii)) George Seton, of Northrig.  He gave a Charter to the tenement of 'Blakhall' in the parish of Dirleton, dated 2nd July, 1602, to Patrick Forrest, Advocate.
  m. Margaret Forrest
  ((iii)) Robert Seton, brother "german" of Northrig, Servant to Countess of Winton. Had a Precept of Sasine of the lands of Winton (31 January, 1603), witness to an Assignation by Alexander, 6th Earl of Eglinton c1613. He was also noted in the will of the Countess Lady Margaret Montgomerie upon her death in April 1624 as: "Upon the nynt of Apryle 1624, ye right honorable and most worthie ladie of good memorie, Dame Margaret Montgomerie, Countes of Wintoun, Ladie Setoun, depairtit this life." In her ' Latter Will,' dated at Seton the previous day, she nominates Dame Issobell, Countess of Perth, her only daughter, to be her executrix ; and leaves, ..."to Robert Seton, brother-german of George Seton of Northrig, and Jonet Montgomerie, his spouse ; and to Marioun Montgomerie..."
  m. Jonet (Janet) Montgomerie
  ((iv)) James Seton, 'of Northrig'
  m. unknown
  ((v)) dau's Seton, 'of Northrig'
  ((B)) Henry Seton of Haddington, noted in the Register of Testaments of Edinburgh, Mar 4th, 1578-9.
  m. Helen Sydserf (she m. 1st Andrew Congilton, and 2nd Henry Seton of Haddington)
  ((i)) issue unknown.
  ((2)) Henry Seton, Provost of Dirleton Church (1565), and Vicar of Aberfule (d.1567). He had a Charter of the Grain Mill of Monkmylne and lands of Easter Monkmylne and Monkhauche with the multure of the grain on the lands of Easter and Wester Monkriggs and Coitwalls, dated, December, 1564.
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  ((3)) John Seton, 'younger of Northrig', Burgess of the burgh of Haddington.
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  ((A)) Alexander Seton, 1st of Nungate, Burgess of the burgh of Haddington.  He was noted in the Calendar of the Laing Charters, dated the 3rd July 1600, to a Charter by Patrick Hepburn in Stevinstoun, in fulfilment of a contract between him and Alexander Seton, burgess of the burgh of Haddington, son and heir of the late John Seton, burgess of said burgh, granting to the said Alexander, in feu-farm, four acres and a half of land in the territory of Nungate, near the burgh of Haddington, as particularly bounded and described of date 28th June 1561, No. 726 supra, in the sheriffdom of Edinburgh and constabulary of Haddington; which lands formerly belonged in feu to John Hepburn in Nungate, and were disponed by him in feu to the late Alexander Seton of Northrig, grandfather of the grantee, and by him to the said late John Seton, his son : To be held of the granter and his heirs for a yearly feu-duty of 19s. 6d., with other dues. Dated at Haddington, 3rd July 1600. Witnesses, Thomas Seton of Northrig, George Hepburn, portioner of Ethelstanefurde, Mr. George Wauchope, advocate, George Hamiltoun, portioner of Blacknes, and Eobert Pringill, servitor of the notary, James Gray, common clerk of the burgh, who, with John Wilkie, co-notary, signs for granter. [2557, Box 66.
  m. unknown
  ((i)) Alexander Seton, 2nd of Nungate, Burgess in Haddington.  Heir-male of Henry Seton (his grandfather's brother), he granter a Charter to the lands of Monkmylne to Robert Seton 'now of Monkmylne', dated at Haddington, 29th April, 1629. He was noted in the Calendar of the Laing Chartes as stated in entry number 1759 dated: 25th November 1616. Precept of Clare Constat by George Hepurne of Newmyllis, superior, for infefting Alexander Setoun, as nearest and lawful heir of Alexander Setoun, burgess of Haddington, in four and a half acres in the territory of the town or vilhigo (village) of Nungait, near the said burgh,. one and a half acres lying near the walkmyln or the ' Newmylles,' on the east side of the field ' Crocefiat,' and otherwise as described in charter of 28th June 1561, No. 726 supra, the later owners of the lands being the granter, John Johnstoun alias Mylles, William Merser's heirs, now William Arnot, the heirs of Archibald Bald, David Forrest, Henry Cockburne's heirs, and Adam Nicolson : To be held in feu of the granter, as in the charter by his father, the late Patrick Hepburne of Newmylles, to the late Alexander Setoun. Dated at Haddington, 25th November 1616. Witnesses, Sir William Setoun of Kylesmur, knight, Patrick Broun, John Sydserf, burgesses, Haddington, and James Gray, notary public. (Seal attached on a chevron two lions counter-combatant, pulling at a rose; a martlet (?) in base. Legend imperfect. [682, Box 20. )
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  ((a)) Alexander Seton, 3rd of Nungate in Haddington. He was noted in the Calendar of the Laing Chartes as stated in entry number 2909 dated: 6th May 1693. Instrument of Sasine narrating that James Robertson, merchant, burgess of Haddington, as bailie, gave sasine to Margaret Millar, wife of Alexander Millar, merchant, burgess of Haddington [cf. No. 2838 supra], of a liferent annuity of thirteen bolls of wheat and ten bolls of barley from the lands called Gourlabank, in the town and territory of Linton, on the south side of the water of Tyne, in the barony of Hailes, constabulary of Haddington, in terms of a disposition to her by her husband of this date. Sasine given to John Veitch, dyer in Lintoun, attorney for said Margaret, on 6th, and recorded 24th, May 1693, in the particular register. Witnesses, Richard Millar, dean of guild of Haddington, John Midlemes, writer there, Archibald Richardson, dyer there, and Alexander Setoun in Nungait. John Smith, clerk of Edinburgh diocese, notary public. 1342, Box 35.
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  (((1))) son Seton's of Nungate and Haddingtonshire
  ((4)) George Seton,
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  ((5)) Thomas Seton,
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  ((6)) dau's Seton,
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  (iii) John Seton (dspv)
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  (iv) Margaret (or Martha) Seton
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    m. William Maitland of Thirlestane and Lethington (d Flodden 09.09.1513)
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    (a) Maitland's of Lethington
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  (v) Eleanor Seton (b.15??, d.1603)  
    m. (contract 11 January 1557-58) John Somerville of Cambusnethan.  He separated from her for no reasonable cause in 1587. She sued him for adherence and aliment and obtained decree in the latter action on 11 June 1588. She afterwards lived at Tranent and dying about 1603, was buried in the Chapel of Seton.  
  (vi) Katherine Seton, a nun of the Order of St. Catherine of Sciennes in Edinburgh.
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  mistress (s) unknown
 
  illg. son William Seton, (dsp)
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  illg. son James Seton, Legitimised in 1500, (dsp)
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  illg. son Master Christell (Christopher) Seton, Priest.
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  illg. son Thomas Seton, 'familiar' servant to King James IV, and was mentioned in connection with the issue of pay to the navy, and was "Gunner Thome Setoun" who served in George 4th Lord Seton's great ship, the "Great Michael", renamed "The Eagle".
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    (a) George Seton (dspm)
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    (b) John Seton (dspm)
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    (c) Alexander Seton, Chaplain in the College.
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  illg. dau. Beatrix Seton
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    m. John Livingston of Salt Cottis
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  illg. dau. Margaret Seton
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    m 1st. Henry Cant of Over Libberton
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    m 2nd. Master David Hamilton, younger of Preston, son of Sir Robert Hamilton of Preston, Knight.
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  illg. dau. Elizabeth Seton, died unmarried.
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  illg. dau. Janet (Jonet) Seton, died unmarried.
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  (B) John Seton (a 1491)
  (C) Alexander Seton of St. Germains (called also 'Archibald Seton').  He was the first 'Seton of St. Germains', and was circa 1501, killed by robbers in Annandale at the Raid of Solway, with the Duke of Albany. He became ancestor of the 1st Setons of Monkmylne and left several sons, all of whom, according to Maitland, "deit without successione" except the eldest John Seton, Baillie of Tranent.
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  (i) John Seton, later '2nd Seton of Monkmylne', younger of St. Germains, Baillie of Tranent, noted in the Register of Testaments in the Commissariot Records of Edinburgh, May 6th,1585. He succeeded his brother in the lands of Monkmylne as 'heir of conquest' in 1586, and succeeded his younger brother to the Estate of Monkmyle, but died soon after.
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    m. Elizabeth Aitcheson
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    (a) George Seton, 3rd of Monkmylne, succeeded his father to the Estate of Monkmylne. (dsp)
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    (b) John Seton (dsp)
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    (c) Robert Seton of Tranent, Baillie of Tranent (dsp)
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  (ii) Henry Seton, 1st of Monkmylne. He acquired the Estate of Monkmylne, but as he died without heirs, it passed to his elder brother John. (dsp)
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  (iii) George Seton of St. Germains, and later of Lasswade and 'of Longniddry'. He is noted in a Transcript of an Instrument of Renunciation, "by George Seton, baker and burgess of Edinburgh, in presence of Lord Seton, of lands of St Germains lying beside the lands of Seton within the constabulary of Haddington, to Mr Henry Lauder king's advocate, and Agnes Stewart (of the Rosyth family) his spouse, because of great injury and wrong done to them in hurting of her at her own place of St Germains, dated 1 April 1544." On the 28th May 1546, he was noted in an Instrument of Sasine, in terms of a charter of feu-farm, and precept directed to Alexander Auldinstoun of that Ilk, and Mr. David Hamyltoun in  Prestoun, dated Edinburgh, 27th May 1546, by George, Lord Seton, in favour of his cousin or kinsman, George Seton, son of the late Archibald Seton in St. Germains, of the kirklands of Lasswade (which the late Thomas Giffert occupied), lying at the west end of the town of Dalkeith, in the regality of St. Andrews, barony of Kirkliston, and shire of Edinburgh. (dsp)
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  (iv) James Seton (dsp)
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  (v) 5th son Seton (dsp)
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  (vi) Christian Seton
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    m. Thomas Preston of Whitehill
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  (D) Margaret Seton (dsps)
  m. Robert Lyle, 2nd Lord (a 1495, Ambasador)
  (2) Dougall Seton (dsp)
  m. unknown
  (3) Christian Seton
  m. Hugh Douglas of Borg (or Corheid)
  m2. Christian Murray (dau of Sir William Murray of Tullibardine)
  (4) illeg  James Seton of Windygowl (d. at Flodden, leaving two sons, both called John Seton)
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  (A) John Seton, eldest son, of Prestonpans (or the Salt pans/Salt pannis).
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  (i) Alexander Seton (dspm)
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  (ii) Thomas Seton, priest
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  (iii) William Seton of Windygowl
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    (a) Seton's of Windygoul, Tranent and Cockenzie region
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  (iv) Nicholas Seton (Nicholl)
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    (a) Seton's of Prestonpans
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  (B) John Seton, younger son (dspv).
  b. Catherine Seton (d before 1478) - (mother of the 1st Earl of Lennox, and ancestor of Henry Stewart, Lord Darnley, husband of Queen Mary Stuart, parents of King James VI and I)
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  m1. (c1429) Sir Alan Stewart of Derneley
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  sons ancestors of the Stewarts of Darnley and of Henry Stuart of Darnley, 2nd husband of Queen Mary Stuart.
  m2. Herbert Maxwell, 1st Lord of Carlaverock (d before 14.02.1453-4)
  c. Janet Seton (a 1492)
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  m1. John Halyburton, 1st/2nd Lord (d before 05.07.1454)
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  m2. Edward Congletoun/Congalton of that ilk
  ii. Christian de Seton
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  m. (c02.09.1416) Sir Norman Leslie of Rothes and Fythkill (b c1380, d before 02.1439-40)
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  iii. Janet de Seton
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  m. Robert, Master of Keith (dvp 1446)
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  m. 2nd Catherine (surname unknown) (v. 1449)
  d. John de Seton, Baillie of Tranent, also called Master of Seton and who predeceased his father.
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  m. known
  (1) George Seton, dsp.
  (2) Henry Seton, dsp.
  (3) Alexander Seton, Baillie of Tranent
  m. known
  (A) John Seton of Monkmylne
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  (i) John Seton of Monkmylne
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  (a) John Seton of Monkmylne, temp 1586
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  ((1)) John Seton of Monkmylne
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  ((A)) Robert Seton of Monkmylne, Tranent Parish (b.1618) - noted as temp 1628
  m.(c.1643)  Agnes Cockburne (b.1623)
  ((i)) Robert Seton of Monkmylne, Tranent Parish (b.1644) - noted as temp 1641 (?)
  m. (1665) Agnes Fiddes (b.1645)
  ((a)) George Seton of Monkmylne (b.1669, d?)
  m. unknown
  ((b)) Christopher Seton of Monkmylne (b.1676, d?)
  m. unknown
  ((c)) Francis Seton of Monkmylne (b.1678, d?)
  m. unknown
  ((d)) Robert Seton of Monkmylne (b.1707, d?)
  m. unknown
  (((1))) Heiress Margaret Seton of Monkmylne
  m. William Robertson (d.1720), had issue
  ((e)) Isobel Seton of Monkmylne (b.1671, d?)
  m. unknown
  (b) George Seton
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  (c) Jean Seton
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  m. John Forrest, Goodman of Monkmyle (noted a relic of, on Dec.23, 1586)
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  B. Sir Alexander de Seton, 1st Lord Lord Gordon (d 1440) - THE SETON-GORDON'S
  m. (1408) Elizabeth Gordon, Heiress of Gordon (d 16.03.1438-9, dau of Sir Adam Gordon of that ilk)
  i. Alexander Seton, 2nd Lord Gordon and 1st Earl of Huntly (d 15.07.1470)
  m1. Lady Jean Keith, dau and heiress of Robert de Keith, grandson and heir of Sir William de Keith, Great Marischal of Scotland; no issue
  m2. (c08.01.1426-7, div) Egidia Hay (dau of Sir John Hay of Touch and Tullibody)
  a. Sir Alexander Seton, 1st of Touch (a 1488)
  m. Elizabeth Erskine (dau of Thomas Erskine, 2nd Lord)
  (1) The Seton's of Touch, Gargunnock and Abercorn
  m3. (by 18.03.1439-40) Elizabeth Crichton (d 09.07.1479, dau of William Crichton, 1st Lord, Chancellor)
  b. George Seton (later changed name to Gordon), Lord Gordon and 2nd Earl of Huntly (d c08.06.1501, High Chancellor of Scotland)
  m1. (mcrt 20.05.1455, div) Elizabeth Dunbar (d before 17.02.1485-6, dau of James Dunbar, 4th Earl of Moray)
  m2. (10.03.1459, div 24.07.1471) Annabella Stewart (b c1432, d 1509, dau of James Stewart, King James I of Scots)
  (1) Alexander Seton-Gordon, 3rd Earl of Huntly (d 16.01.1524)
  (2) Adam Seton-Gordon, Lord of Aboyne, Earl of Sutherland (d 17.03.1537-8)
  (3) Sir William Seton-Gordon of Schivas and Gight (d Flodden 09.09.1513)
  (4) Sir James Seton-Gordon, 1st of Letterfourie (a 1513, Admiral)
  5 daughters
  m3. (12.05.1476) Elizabeth Hay (a 06.1509, dau of William Hay, 1st Earl of Erroll)
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  c. Sir Alexander Seton of Midmar, and later as Gordon, ancestor of the Gordons of Abergeldie.
  d. Adam Seton (later changed name to Gordon), Dean of Caithness and Rector of Pettie
  e. dau
  f. dau
  g. dau
  m4. Cumming ('Fair Maid of Moray') (dau of Sir Thomas Cumming of Altyr)
  h. dau
  i. dau
  ii. William Seton, 1st of Meldrum (d Brechin 18.05.1452)
  m. Elisabeth de Meldrum (dau of William de Meldrum of Meldrum)
  a. The Seton's of Meldrum
  iii. Henry Seton (dsp Brechin 14.05.1482)
  iv. Elizabeth Seton
  m. Alexander, Lords of the Isles and Earl of Ross
  v. Katherine (Janet) Seton
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  m. James Dunbar, 4th Earl of Moray (d 10.08.1429)
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  C. Janet de Seton (or Isabel Seton)
  m. 1st (before 03.03.1413-4) George Dunbar, younger of March
  D. Margaret de Seton
  m. John Kennedy, Lord Kennedy.
  E. Marion de Seton
  m. Sir John Ogilvy of Lentrathon.
  F. Jean de Seton
  m. John, Lord Lyle (or Carlisle).
  G. Catherine de Seton
  m. Bernard Haldane of Gleneagles.
  H. dau de Seton
  m. Hamilton of Preston
  I. dau de Seton
  m. Lauder of Poppill
2. Christiana (or Margaret) de Seton
  m. George, 10th Earl of Dunbar, 3rd Earl of March (b c1340, d c1420)
3. Joan de Seton
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  m. Sir Robert Ogle, 3rd Earl of March (b c1351, d c1409)