Alexander Seton, 1st Earl of Dunfermline

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Alexander Seton

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Birthplace: Seton, East Lothian, Scotland
Death: Died in Pinkie, Edinburgh, Mid-Lothian, Scotland
Place of Burial: Dunfermline., Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of George Seton, 7th Lord Seton and Isabel Seton
Husband of Lilias Drummond; Margaret Hay and Grizel Seton
Father of Lady Sophia Lindsay (Seton); Lady Isabel Maitland; Anne Erskine; Lady Margaret Mackenzie; Mary Seton and 3 others
Brother of Robert Seton, 1st Earl of Winton; George Seton, Master of Seton; Margaret Hamilton (Seton); Sir John Seton, 1st Baron of Barnes and William Seton
Half brother of Grizel Hamilton; Robert Semple, Master of Sempill and Margaret Sempill

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About Alexander Seton

Alexander Seton, 1st Earl of Dunfermline (1555 – 1622) was a Scottish lawyer, judge and politician. He was Lord President of the Court of Session from 1598 to 1604 and Lord Chancellor of Scotland from 1604 to 1622.

Born in Seton East Lothian, Alexander Seton became a Privy Councillor in 1585 and was appointed a Lord of Session as Lord Urquhart in 1586. The Setons were Roman Catholics who had been supporters of Mary, Queen of Scots. He rose to be Lord President of the Court of Session and was created Lord Fyvie on 4 March 1598. He was regarded as the finest legal mind of the time, becoming an advisor to James VI and guardian and tutor to Charles I. In 1604 he was appointed Lord Chancellor of Scotland and was created Earl of Dunfermline in 1605. He died at Pinkie and was buried in the family vault in Dalgety Church, near Dunfermline.

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Alexander Seton, 1st Earl of Dunfermline's Timeline

1555
1555
Seton, East Lothian, Scotland
1590
1590
Age 35
Dumfermline, Fifeshire, Scotland, (Present UK)
1594
August 1, 1594
Age 39
Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland
1599
August 8, 1599
Age 44
Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland
August 8, 1599
Age 44
Dumferline, Fifeshire, Clackmannanshire, Scotland
1607
1607
Age 52
1609
1609
Age 54
1611
1611
Age 56
1615
November 1615
Age 60
Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland
1622
June 16, 1622
Age 67
Pinkie, Edinburgh, Mid-Lothian, Scotland