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David Lindsay

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Birthplace: Crawford, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Death: Died in Finhaven, Forfarshire, Scotland
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Son of Alexander Lindsay, 4th Earl of Crawford and Margaret de Dunbar, Countess of Crawford
Husband of Elizabeth Lindsay; Margaret Carmichael and Elizabeth Hamilton
Father of Elizabeth Gordon; John Lindsay, 6th Earl of Crawford; Margaret Lindsay; Elizabeth Lindsey and Alexander Linday, Master of Crawford
Brother of Marjory Lindsay, of Crawford; Alexander Lindsay of Auchtermonzie, 7th Earl of Crawford and Elizabeth Lindsay, of Crawford
Half brother of Sir John Wallace, 7th of Craigie, 12th of Riccarton

Occupation: Duke of Montrose and Earl of Crawford
Managed by: Marilyn Jeanne Haslem
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David Lindsay, 1st Duke of Montrose

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David Lindsay, 1st Duke of Montrose (1440-December 25, 1495) was a Scottish nobleman.

He was the son of Alexander Lindsay, 4th Earl of Crawford, and inherited the Earldom of Crawford on his father's death in 1453. During his political career he held the posts of Lord High Admiral of Scotland, Master of the Royal Household, Great Chamberlain and Justiciar.

In 1488 he was created Duke of Montrose, the first Scotsman not of royal blood to be granted a Dukedom. Lindsay had won the favour of James III, by remaining loyal to the king during the rebellion of his son Prince James. Lindsay was deprived of his dukedom by James IV when he acceded to the throne later that year, but it was restored in 1489 for life only. On his death in 1495 the title therefore became extinct, although the Earldom continues to this day.

He married Elizabeth Hamilton, daughter of James Hamilton, 1st Lord Hamilton in 1459. They had three children before divorcing in the 1480s.

Alexander Lindsay, Master of Crawford (1485-September 16 1489)

Elizabeth Lindsay (b. 1495)

John Lindsay, 6th Earl of Crawford (c. 1495-1513)

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http://www.thepeerage.com/p11034.htm#i110335

David Lindsay, 1st Duke of Montrose was born in 1440.3 He was the son of Alexander Lindsay, 4th Earl of Crawford and Margaret Dunbar.2 He married, firstly, Elizabeth Hamilton, daughter of James Hamilton, 1st Lord Hamilton and Lady Eupheme Graham, in 1459.1 He and Elizabeth Hamilton were divorced before 1484.1 He married, secondly, Margaret Carmichael before 27 September 1484.4 He died on 25 December 1495 at Finhaven Castle, Angus, Scotland.4 He was buried at Dundee, Angus, Scotland.4

    David Lindsay, 1st Duke of Montrose succeeded to the title of 5th Earl of Crawford [S., 1398] in September 1453.2 He held the office of Sheriff of Forfarshire in October 1466.2 He held the office of Keeper of Berwick between 1473 and 1476.2 On 9 March 1472/73 he was granted the Lordships of Brechin and Navar for life.2 He held the office of High Admiral of Scotland in May 1476.2 He held the office of Master of the Household in 1480.5 He held the office of Great Lord Chamberlain [Scotland] before 1483.5 He held the office of Joint High Justiciary of the North in 1487.5 He was created 1st Duke of Montrose [Scotland] on 18 May 1488.5 He fought in the Battle of Sauchieburn on 9 June 1488, where he distinguished himself on the side of King James III.6 On 17 October 1488 his Dukedom was forfeited by the Rescissory Act.6 On 19 September 1489 he was granted a new patent for the Dukedom of Montrose. However, the Rescissory Act itself was rescinded in March 1503/4, so it has been argued that the first creation is in effect the correct one.6 He was invested as a Privy Counsellor (P.C.) [Scotland] in February 1489/90.5

Children of David Lindsay, 1st Duke of Montrose and Elizabeth Hamilton

1.Lady Elizabeth Lindsay+7

2.Alexander Lindsay, Master of Crawford4 d. 16 Sep 1489

3.John Lindsay, 6th Earl of Crawford4 d. 9 Sep 1513

4.Lady Margaret Lindsay7 b. b 1494

Citations

1.[S8] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 106th edition, 2 volumes (Crans, Switzerland: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 1999), volume 1, page 4. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 106th edition.

2.[S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume III, page 510. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.

3.[S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume IX, page 145.

4.[S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume III, page 513.

5.[S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume III, page 512.

6.[S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume III, page 511.

7.[S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume III, page 514.

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David Lindsay, 5th Earl of Crawford, 1st Duke of Montrose's Timeline

1441
1441
Crawford, Lanarkshire, Scotland
1459
1459
Age 18
1463
1463
Age 22
Motherwell, Lanarkshire, UK
1483
1483
Age 42
Scotland, (Present UK)
1484
September 27, 1484
Age 43
1488
1488
- present
Age 47
1494
1494
Age 53
1495
December 25, 1495
Age 55
Finhaven, Forfarshire, Scotland
1495
Age 54
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Scotland, (Present UK)