John Lindsay (c.1553 - 1590) MP

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Birthplace: Crawford, Lanarkshire, Scotland, (Present UK)
Death: Died
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About John Lindsay

From Darryl Lundy's Peerage page for

John Lindsay of Balcarres, Lord Menmuir [1]

  • M, #20491,
  • d. 3 September 1590
  • Last Edited=29 Sep 2008
  • Consanguinity Index=0.01%

John Lindsay of Balcarres, Lord Menmuir married, firstly, Marion Guthrie, daughter of Alexander Guthrie and Janet Henryson, on 29 November 1581.[4]

He married, secondly, Jane Lauder, daughter of unknown Lauder of Hatton, on 7 February 1590.[1]

He died on 3 September 1590.[1]

He was the son of David Lindsay, 9th Earl of Crawford and Katherine Campbell.[2],[3]

  • He held the office of Lord of Session [Scotland]. He held the office of Secretary of State [Scotland].[4]
  • He held the office of Privy Seal [Scotland].[4] He was styled as Lord Menmuir [Scottish Law Lord].[4]
  • He lived at Balcarres, Fife, Scotland.[4]

Children of John Lindsay of Balcarres, Lord Menmuir and Marion Guthrie

  • 1. Catherine Lindsay+[1]
  • 2. John Lindsay [2] d. Jan 1600/1
  • 3. Sir David Lindsay, 1st Lord Lindsay of Balcarres+[4] b. 17 Mar 1587, d. Mar 1641/42


  • 1. [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 952. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th 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 I, page 376. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  • 3. [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume III, page 515.
  • 4. [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume I, page 375.
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John Lindsay of Balcarres, Lord Menmuir's Timeline

Crawford, Lanarkshire, Scotland, (Present UK)
November 29, 1581
Age 28
November 3, 1583
Age 30
March 17, 1587
Age 34
February 7, 1590
Age 37
September 3, 1590
Age 37