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Alexander Seton, Lord Gordon

Nicknames: "Alexander Seton of Winton", "Lord Gordon"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Berwickshire, Aberdeenshire,Scotland
Death: Died in Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir William de Seton, 1st Lord Seton and Janet Fleming, of Seton
Husband of Elizabeth Gordon, Heiress of Gordon
Father of Elizabeth Seton; Alexander Gordon (Seton), 1st Earl of Huntly; Mister Seton, Baron of Meldrum; Katherine Janet Dunbar and Henry Seton
Brother of Sir John Seton, 2nd Lord Seton; Janet Dunbar and Anna Hamilton

Occupation: Lord 1 of Gordon, Lord of Gordon
Managed by: Peter James Herbert
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About Alexander Seton, Lord Gordon

http://www.thegordondnaproject.com/Gordon_History.html Now, in order for her to inherit, she had to agree to marry a male of Gordon blood who would agree to carry the Gordon name for himself as well as his heirs. She wasted no time in marrying ******************Alexander Seton of Winton, **********their line becoming the Seton-Gordons. We are fortunate to have a proven descendant of this line in our test group to validate our own testing. This family, while not as large in numbers as the family of Jock and Tam is just as prominent in our research of the ancestral Gordon lines. http://www.clan-macpherson.org/museum/documents/The_Lordship_of_Badenoch.pdf The direct male Gordon line ended with Sir Adam's great‐grandson and name sake, who  fell at the battle of Homildon Hill in 1402, leaving a daughter Elizabeth, who married  Alexander Seton, second son of *****Sir W. Seton of Winton.****** Her son Alexander assumed the  name of Gordon,  and was  created  Earl of Huntly  in 1449. http://www2.thesetonfamily.com:8080/directory/case.htm Sir Alexander Setoun, second son to William first Lord Setoun, was married to Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Adam Gordon, and heiress of that ancient family; and the noble families of Gordon and Huntly trace their descent from that marriage. The immediate issue of this marriage still kept the sirname of Setoun, even when created Lords Gordon and Earls of Huntly, and gave the preference also to the Setoun arms; and it was only eventually that they exclusively adopted the sirname of Gordon, although retaining the former bearing as their descendants continue to do. George Setoun, second Earl of Huntly, Lord Gordon, &c, married the Princess Annabella, daughter of James I, by whom he had several children, of whom numerous descendants among the Scottish nobility exist at this day.

From thePeerage.com:

    Sir Alexander Seton was the son of Sir William de Seton and Janet Fleming. He married Elizabeth Gordon, daughter of Sir Adam Gordon of that Ilk and Elizabeth Keith, from 27 March 1408 to 20 July 1408.2 He died between 31 August 1440 and 3 April 1441 at Strathbogie, Scotland.
    Sir Alexander Seton gained the title of Lord of Huntly. He gained the title of Lord of Gordon. On 20 July 1408 he was confirmed in the lands of Gordon and Huntly, which he acquired through his wife.2 Circa 1437 Burkes states he was doubtfully created a Lord of Parliament as Lord Gordon.

Children of Sir Alexander Seton and Elizabeth Gordon

   * Alexander Gordon, 1st Earl of Huntly+ d. 15 Jul 1470
   * Elizabeth Seton+
   * William Seton

-------------------- Sir Alexander Seton married Elizabeth Gordon, daughter of Sir Adam Gordon of that Ilk and Elizabeth Keith, from 27 March 1408 to 20 July 1408.2 He died between 31 August 1440 and 3 April 1441 at Strathbogie, Scotland.2

    He was the second son of Sir William de Seton and Janet Fleming.2 He gained the title of Lord of Huntly.3 He gained the title of Lord of Gordon.3    On 20 July 1408 he was confirmed in the lands of Gordon and Huntly, which he acquired through his wife.2    

He fought at the Battle of Harlow, 1411; was knighted by 1419. Circa 1437 Burkes states he was doubtfully created a Lord of Parliament as Lord Gordon.2 Children of Sir Alexander Seton and Elizabeth Gordon

   Alexander Gordon, 1st Earl of Huntly+4 d. 15 Jul 1470
   Elizabeth Seton+3
   William Seton4

Citations

   [S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 1, page 11. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
   [S37] Charles Mosley, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition, volume 1, page 1285.
   [S37] Charles Mosley, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition, volume 1, page 450.
   [S37] Charles Mosley, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition, volume 2, page 2011.

-------------------- SOURCE= http://etree10.archive.org/stream/inverurieearldog00davi/inverurieearldog00davi_djvu.txt SETON. Sir William Seton of that Ilk, of Winton, and Tranent in East Lothian, and of Winchburgh, West Lothian, had by his wife, Katherine, daughter of Sir William Sinclair of Herdmanstoun, two sons. The elder,1.) Sir John Seton of that Ilk, was ancestor of the Earls of Winton, attainted 2.)Alexander Seton, who became Gordon, by marrying, in 1408, Elizabeth the heiress of Adam de Gordon deceased, was himself the second son of Sir William Seton of Seton, and his own second son, William Seton, was the common ancestor of the Garioch Setons already mentioned. -------------------- http://www2.thesetonfamily.com:8080/cadets/Winton_Family.htm

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Alexander Seton, Lord Gordon's Timeline

1382
1382
Berwickshire, Aberdeenshire,Scotland
1408
July 20, 1408
Age 26
Huntly,Aberdeenshire,Scotland
1408
Age 26
Huntley Castle, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
1409
1409
Age 27
Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, (Present UK)
1411
1411
Age 29
Seton, Scotland
1412
1412
Age 30
Scotland
1441
1441
Age 59
Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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