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John Lindsay, 5th Lord of the Byres

Birthplace: Byres, Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland
Death: Died in Scotland
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Son of John Lindsay, of Pitcruvie, Master of Lindsay and Elizabeth Lindsay
Husband of Helen Lindsay
Father of Janet Lindsay of the Byres; Patrick Lindsay, 6th Lord Lindsay; Helen Lindsay and Isabel Lindsay
Brother of Elizabeth Lindsay; David Lindsay, of Kirkforther and Janet Lindsay

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Biographical Summary

"John, fifth Lord Lindsay of the Byres, had a charter in liferent from his grandfather of the lordship and barony of Byres on 30 March 1524, was served heir to his father 8 March 1525-26, had precept from James, Archbishop of St Andrews, for inheriting him as heir of his father in the lordship of Ochterotherestruder and others 14 May 1526, had charter to him and his spouse of the lands of Newton, Duddingston, Duntarvy, Philipston, etc, on 7 February 1526-27, and a precept of sasine from James Kyncragy, Provost of St Mary's Church, St Andrews, of the third part of the lands of Balmane, which belonged to his grandfather, 14 January 1530-31. On 14 December 1538 he had a grant of sheriffship of Fife, and on 2 July 1541 was appointed an Extraordinary Lord of Session. He was present at the death of King James V at Falkland in December 1542, and was one of he four nobles to whom the charge of the infant Queen Mary was committed. He commanded the Scots army at Ancrum Moor in 1544, when the English under Sir Ralph Evers and Sir Brian Laton were defeated by the Earl of Angus. Appointed a member of the Privy Council in 1547, he was one of the Convention of Estates which, on 1 August 1560, abolished popery and sanctioned the reformed religion. He died at Struther 13 December 1563. He married Helen Stewart, daughter of John, second Earl of Atholl, who survived him and married, secondly, January 1563-64, Thomas Moncur, a dependant, and died in May 1577."

SOURCE: The Scots peerage, Vol. V, page 397

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Byres, Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland
Age 16
Age 19
Age 26
Age 48
Crawford, Lanark, Scotland
December 17, 1563
Age 61