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Alexander Lindsay

Also Known As: "2nd Earl of Crawford", "The Tiger Earl and Earl Beardie"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Glenesk, Angus, Scotland
Death: Died in Finhaven Castle, Angus, Scotland
Place of Burial: Greyfriars, Dundee, Angus, Scotland, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of David Lindsay, 3rd Earl of Crawford and Marjory Ogilvy
Husband of Margaret de Dunbar, Countess of Crawford
Father of Marjory Lindsay of Crawford; David Lindsay, 5th Earl of Crawford, 1st Duke of Montrose; Alexander Lindsay of Auchtermonzie, 7th Earl of Crawford; Elizabeth Lindsay, of Crawford and Elizabeth Lindsay
Brother of Sir Walter Laird of Arde, Lindsay - Edzell; William Lindsay; Janet Lindsay; John Lindsay; James Lindsay and 1 other

Occupation: 4th Earl of Crawford, Earl of Crawford, Knight
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About Alexander Lindsay, 4th Earl of Crawford

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Alexander Lindsay, 4th Earl of Crawford

Alexander Lindsay, 4th Earl of Crawford acceded 1446, died September 1453.

Father: David Lindsay, 3rd Earl of Crawford Mother: Marjory Ogilvie

Married Margaret Dunbar and had 3 children, Elizabeth, David 5th Earl born 1440 and Alexander the 7th Earl.

Known as "the Tiger Earl", Alexander was one of the most powerful of the Scottish nobles. For some time he was in arms against King James II as part of the Douglas rebellion. In February of 1452, William Douglas, 8th Earl of Douglas was personally killed at Stirling Castle by James II for refusing to dissolve his league with Alexander. The Tiger Earl was defeated at the Battle of Brechin on May 18, and he submitted to James II in 1452.

Legend has it that he is the imfamous "Earl Beardie" featured in one of the myths of Glamis Castle.

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From thePeerage.com:

    Alexander Lindsay, 4th Earl of Crawford was the son of David Lindsay, 3rd Earl of Crawford and Marjory Ogilvy. He married Margaret Dunbar, daughter of Sir David Dunbar of Cockburn. He died in September 1453 at Finhaven Castle, Angus, Scotland. He was buried at Grey Friars Church, Dundee, Angus, Scotland.
    Alexander Lindsay, 4th Earl of Crawford also went by the nick-name of 'Earl Beardie'. Alexander Lindsay, 4th Earl of Crawford also went by the nick-name of 'the Tiger'. He held the office of Hereditary Sheriff of Aberdeen between 1446 and 1452. On 13 January 1445/46 at Arbroath, Angus, Scotland, he was the victor of the bloody fray in which his father was fatally wounded. He succeeded to the title of 4th Earl of Crawford [S., 1398] on 17 January 1445/46. He held the office of Scottish Ambassador to England in 1451. In 1452 he rebelled against the King, after the murder of Douglas by the King. He fought in the Battle of Brechin on 18 May 1452, where he was defeated by the Earl of Huntly, and was declared forfeit. He held the office of Guardian of the Marches in 1453. In April 1453 he was restored.

Children of Alexander Lindsay, 4th Earl of Crawford and Margaret Dunbar

   * Lady Elizabeth Lindsay+ d. a 22 Nov 1509
   * David Lindsay, 1st Duke of Montrose+ b. 1440, d. 25 Dec 1495
   * Alexander Lindsay of Auchtermonzie, 7th Earl of Crawford+ b. c 1443, d. May 1517

-------------------- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Lindsay,_2nd_Earl_of_Crawford

Alexander Lindsay, 2nd Earl of Crawford

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Alexander Lindsay, 2nd Earl of Crawford (c. 1387 - 1438), was a Scottish magnate. He was the son of David Lindsay, 1st Earl of Crawford and Elizabeth Stewart, daughter of King Robert II and Euphemia de Ross.

He was succeeded in the Earldom of Crawford by David Lindsay, 3rd Earl of Crawford.

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Information on his connection to Robert II here:

http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/u?/FH29,21169

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He was knighted at the coronation of King James in 1424, and was a hostage for the King, being detained at the Tower of London, York, and Pontefract 1424-27. He was ambassador to England 1430-31.

-------------------- Alexander was one of the most powerful of the Scottish nobles; for some time he was in arms against King James II as part of the Douglas rebellion, but he submitted in 1452, after the Battle of Brechin.

-------------------- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Lindsay,_4th_Earl_of_Crawford

Alexander Lindsay, 4th Earl of Crawford

Alexander Lindsay, 4th Earl of Crawford acceded 1446, died September 1453.

Father: David Lindsay, 3rd Earl of Crawford Mother: Marjory Ogilvie

Married Margaret Dunbar and had 3 children, Elizabeth, David 5th Earl born 1440 and Alexander the 7th Earl.

Known as "the Tiger Earl", Alexander was one of the most powerful of the Scottish nobles. For some time he was in arms against King James II as part of the Douglas rebellion. In February of 1452, William Douglas, 8th Earl of Douglas was personally killed at Stirling Castle by James II for refusing to dissolve his league with Alexander. The Tiger Earl was defeated at the Battle of Brechin on May 18, and he submitted to James II in 1452.

Legend has it that he is the imfamous "Earl Beardie" featured in one of the myths of Glamis Castle.

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From thePeerage.com:

Alexander Lindsay, 4th Earl of Crawford was the son of David Lindsay, 3rd Earl of Crawford and Marjory Ogilvy. He married Margaret Dunbar, daughter of Sir David Dunbar of Cockburn. He died in September 1453 at Finhaven Castle, Angus, Scotland. He was buried at Grey Friars Church, Dundee, Angus, Scotland. Alexander Lindsay, 4th Earl of Crawford also went by the nick-name of 'Earl Beardie'. Alexander Lindsay, 4th Earl of Crawford also went by the nick-name of 'the Tiger'. He held the office of Hereditary Sheriff of Aberdeen between 1446 and 1452. On 13 January 1445/46 at Arbroath, Angus, Scotland, he was the victor of the bloody fray in which his father was fatally wounded. He succeeded to the title of 4th Earl of Crawford [S., 1398] on 17 January 1445/46. He held the office of Scottish Ambassador to England in 1451. In 1452 he rebelled against the King, after the murder of Douglas by the King. He fought in the Battle of Brechin on 18 May 1452, where he was defeated by the Earl of Huntly, and was declared forfeit. He held the office of Guardian of the Marches in 1453. In April 1453 he was restored. Children of Alexander Lindsay, 4th Earl of Crawford and Margaret Dunbar

  • Lady Elizabeth Lindsay+ d. a 22 Nov 1509
  • David Lindsay, 1st Duke of Montrose+ b. 1440, d. 25 Dec 1495
  • Alexander Lindsay of Auchtermonzie, 7th Earl of Crawford+ b. c 1443, d. May 1517

-------------------- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Lindsay,_2nd_Earl_of_Crawford

Alexander Lindsay, 2nd Earl of Crawford

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Jump to: navigation, search

Alexander Lindsay, 2nd Earl of Crawford (c. 1387 - 1438), was a Scottish magnate. He was the son of David Lindsay, 1st Earl of Crawford and Elizabeth Stewart, daughter of King Robert II and Euphemia de Ross.

He was succeeded in the Earldom of Crawford by David Lindsay, 3rd Earl of Crawford.

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Information on his connection to Robert II here:

http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/u?/FH29,21169

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He was knighted at the coronation of King James in 1424, and was a hostage for the King, being detained at the Tower of London, York, and Pontefract 1424-27. He was ambassador to England 1430-31.

-------------------- Alexander was one of the most powerful of the Scottish nobles; for some time he was in arms against King James II as part of the Douglas rebellion, but he submitted in 1452, after the Battle of Brechin.

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Alexander Lindsay, 4th Earl of Crawford's Timeline

1404
1404
Crawford, Lanarkshire, Scotland
1423
1423
Glenesk, Angus, Scotland
1440
1440
Age 17
Crawford, Lanarkshire, Scotland
1440
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1440
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Crawford, Lanarkshire, Scotland
1441
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Crawford, Lanarkshire, Scotland
1443
1443
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Crawford, Lanarkshire, Scotland
1445
1445
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Crawford, Lanarkshire, Scotland
1447
1447
Age 24
Strathaven, Ayr, Scotland
1450
1450
- present
Age 27
Aberdeen, Scotland