Alexander Lindsay, 2nd Earl of Crawford

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Alexander Lindsay

Birthplace: Crawford, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Death: Died in Arbroath, Angusshire, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of David Lindsay, of Glenesk, 1st Earl of Crawford; David Lindsay; Elizabeth Stewart, Countess of Crawford and Elizabeth Stewart
Husband of Lady Marjory Dunbar
Father of Mariotta of Spalding; David Lindsay, 3rd Earl of Crawford; Elisabeth Lindsay and Christian Lindsay
Brother of Marjory (Lyndsay) Lindsay; Elizabeth Lindsay of Crawford; Margery (Marjorie) Lindsay, Lady Douglas; David Lindsay, Lord of Newdosk; Isabella Lindsay and 3 others

Occupation: Earl of Crawford, Hereditary Sheriff of Aberdeenshire, 2nd Earl of Crawford
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About Alexander Lindsay

Alexander Lindsay, second Earl of Crawford, was conspicuous as a statesman and soldier. He married Mariota, daughter and heiress of Sir David Dunbar, of Cockburn, sixth son of George, tenth Earl of Dunbar and March. Sir David Dunbar was the grandson of Lady Agnes, the heroic daughter of Thomas Randolph, Earl of Moray. Of Lady Agnes, history tells us that her husband, the Earl of Dunbar, leaving his castle in her charge during the winter of 1338, the Earl of Salisbury laid siege to it. The Countess performed all the duties of an able commander; animated the garrison by her exhortation, and braved every danger. The English, after a siege of nineteen weeks, retired. Alexander Lindsay, Lord Crawford, fell in the battle of Aberbrothwick January 13, 1446. His third son, by his wife Lady Mariota Dunbar, was

       V. Sir Walter Lindsay, of Beufort and Panbride, who married secondly Isabel, daughter of William, Lord Livingston, and by her had a son, David.

Source:The Descent Of General Robert Edward Lee From Robert The Bruce, Of Scotland. By Professor Wm. Winston Fontaine, of Louisville. (From the Southern Historical Society Papers)

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Alexander Lindsay, 2nd Earl of Crawford's Timeline

1393
1393
Crawford, Lanarkshire, Scotland
1405
1405
Age 12
1410
1410
Age 17
1410
Age 17
1425
1425
Age 32
1446
January 27, 1446
Age 53
Arbroath, Angusshire, Scotland
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