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Updated:  Wednesday 26 January 2005



Historical Alliances of the Seton's

The Alliances of Seton Family are important not only for their historical value in illustrating Scottish society, but for their political importance as well... to understand the loyalty's which existed between the various families is to understand the complicated political structure within Scotland and that which bound them to the Monarchy.

The Seton family initially maintained a system of residences which provided not only assistance for the protection of the Scottish Monarch's, but also for providing the means for producing and ensuring the protection of foods for the Royal line, as well as places of refuge, relaxation or refinement.  In East Lothian, the lands of Seton are still known for the first and best fruits of the year, and Wynchburgh near the Royal Palace of Linlithgow, was an important Royal farming region.

Seton Castles at one time were part of the system which defended Royal interests on two sides of Edinburgh, as well as in Stirling, Fife and Aberdeen districts, and in Dunfermline and Elgin.  The Parbroath line, for example, assisted in the guarding of interests in Fife, and were Hereditary Keepers of the Royal Falkland Palace. The Touch branch similarly maintained assistance in Stirling, and were Hereditary Armour Bearers to the King, and the Seton's of Meldrum kept this monarchial influence in the north-east... in Aberdeen, with it's beautiful lands and countryside very much embroiled in turmoil over control of this still desirable area.

The historical alliances were forged out of this climate, in supporting the Monarchy of Scotland, and many still exist today.

Lesser Alliances of the Seton's

Historical Family Feuds of the Setons

Historical lines which devolved on the Setons


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The Royal Alliances

The Alpin/Canmore Family

The Bruce Family

The Stewart/Stuart/Family


Lowland Alliances

The Douglas Family

The Hamilton Family

The Hay Family

The Hepburn Family

The Hope Family

The Montgomerie Family


Highland Alliances

The Gordon Family

The Fraser Family

The Leslie Family


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Septs of the Setons