The origins of the Scottish Seton Family began in
Carolingian France and the comte of Flanders.
Their earliest motto,
‘Hazard Yet Forward,’ is descriptive of their military ardour and
dauntless courage. Zealous of honour, loyal unto death; they were conspicuous throughout their whole
history for their loyalty and firm attachment to the Scottish
Royal Houses of Canmore, Bruce and Stuart.
The histories which have been
suggested, that the family came from Normandy are, as Author and
Heraldrist Beryl Platts put it, "careless nonsense". The
princely House of Seton along with many of Scotland's principle
families and clans are Flemish in their origin and are seniors of
the Charlemagnic lineage. The Head of the family was one of
three who were hereditary Knights Templar, and of that governances
for the body.
These pages contain
the history of the princely House of Seton from it's earliest beginnings
up until the present. The history contains an outline of the
family's descent along the chiefly line, with the
branches, or cadets, also listed. Presented here are the
achievements, armorial bearings and former Scottish Estate
descriptions, with various samples of Scottish emblems of the
Seton family, with treatises of their meanings.
entire Website will be replaced with the new version, beginning
sometime after Dec 30th 2005. Although the "old" website will
continue to exist via links created in various Internet databases,
the overall links to the 5 year-old site will cease to exist.
Web-book publishing project - The
History of the House of Seytoune to the Year 1559, by Sir Richard
Maitland of Lethington, with Continuation to the Year 1687, by
Alexander Seton, Viscount Kingston.
SETON CASTLE AGAIN FOR SALE:
Owner Mary McMillan has made the Castle available via Coldwell
Banker. Interested family party members wishing to again
discuss possible acquisition may contact the author, or visit
We are presently seeking to obtain
photographs and portraits of Seton family members, and family
descendants, as well as any related
information to assist in the re-working on the Family website.
Anyone willing to participate, please send your submissions care of
We are continually looking to contact members of
the Scottish House of Seton / Seaton / Seeton. To submit
your family's branch history, please contact the author.
We are also seeking to
have the Head and Chief of the House of Seton
Lyon Court, to assist please contact the author.