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James Livingston, M.A.

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Callendar, Stirling, Scotland
Death: Died in Pinkie Cleough, Musselburgh, East Lothian, Scotland
Cause of death: Killed in action, battle of Pinkie
Immediate Family:

Son of William Livingstone, 4th Lord Livingston of Callendar and Agnes Hepburn, Lady Livingston
Husband of Margaret Livingston; Anne Livingston and <private> Unkown
Father of Eight children Livingston; Rev. Alexander Livingston of Monyabroch and Rev. Alexander Livingston of Monyabrock
Brother of Alexander Livingston, 5th Lord Livingston of Callendar; Honorable Margaret Livingston and Capt. William Livingstone
Half brother of unknown Livingston

Occupation: Died in the Battle of PInkie Cleough, Reverend, Univ. of Glasgow, Scotland graduate.
Managed by: Bill Maselunas
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About James Livingston, M.A.

Master James Livingston who, as he is styled "Master", must have taken a degree in Arts at one of the Universities, probably the University of Glasgow. Unfortunately, there is a gap in the records of this university for the period between 1509 and 1536 which would have covered his student days.

James Livingston fought at the Battle of Pinkie (September 10, 1547) under the command of his relative, James Hamilton, Earl of Arran, and was there killed, as was also the Master of Livingston, his nephew.

Child of James Livingston

  1. Reverend Alexander Livingston+1 d. 1598

This James Livingston must not be confused with other contemporary Master James Livingston, of which there are at least three:

  • Master James Livingston, Rector of Culter, Lanakshire.
  • Master James Livingston of Baldoran, a descendant of the Livingstons of Kilsyth.
  • Master James Livingston, chaplain of St. John the Baptist's Aisle, Falkirk Parish Church.

Died: September 10, 1547, slain at the Battle of Pinkie, near Edinburgh.

Married circa 1544, but the name of his wife has been lost.   Sources 

  1. Stirnet Genealogy, Peter Barns-Graham, Livingston02:
  2. The Scots Peerage (Linlithgow),
  3. Burkes Extin ct Peerages 1883 (Linlithgow) (Reliability: 3)

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-------------------- James Livingston (son of William Livingston and Agnes Hepburn) was born Abt. 1500 in Callendar, Scotland, and died 10 Sep 1547 in slain at the Battle of Pinkie, near Edinburgh..

Includes NotesNotes for James Livingston:

Master James Livingston who, as he is styled "Master", must have taken a degree in Arts at one of the Universities, probably the University of Glasgow. Unfortunately, there is a gap in the records of this university for the period between 1509 and 1536 which would have covered his student days. In an instrument of procuration, dated at Glasgow, Oct. 18, 1509, a James Livingston, scholar, appears among the names of the witnesses, and this James may have been Lord Livingston's son. It may be remakred here that at this date the title of "Master of Arts' was held in far greater honour than it is today. In the 17th century it was a distinguished epthet, sometimes eclipsing that of Baronet. Owing to Master James having died in debt to some citizens of Stirling, where he had been living when in attendance on the Lord Governor, an inventory of his goods, which had been seized by his creditors in that town, was drawn up on Oct. 13, 1547, just a month after falling to battle at Pinkie, and his elder brother, Alexander, Lord Livingston, one of the infant Queen Mary's Lord Keepers, whose Court had been held at Stirling previous to this battle, and Andrew Neilson, maltman and burgess of Stirling, became joint sureties in behalf of the creditors, of whom one was Master John Sinclair, Dean of Restalrig, who some years later performed the marriage ceremony when Queen Mary wedded Darnley in the chapel royal at Holyrood. The goods comprised in this inventory show that their late owner had been a man of refinement and education as well as a soldier, for they included twenty books, a lute, quarrels or bolts for a cross-bow, a camp-bed, besides other beds, bedding and sunry articles of gentleman's wearing apparel.

James Livingston fought at the Battle of Pinkie (September 10, 1547) under the command of his relative, James Hamilton, Earl of Arran, and was there killed, as was also the Master of Livingston, his nephew. 
This James Livingston must not be confused with other contemporary Master James Livingston, of which there are at least three: 

1. Master James Livingston, Rector of Culter, Lanakshire. 2. Master James Livingston of Baldoran, a descendant of the Livingstons of Kilsyth. 3. Master James Livingston, chaplain of St. John the Baptist's Aisle, Falkirk Parish Church. Died: September 10, 1547, slain at the Battle of Pinkie, near Edinburgh. Married circa 1544, but the name of his wife has been lost. Master James Livingston had the following child:

{Reverend} Alexander Livingston, M.A.

Children of James Livingston are: i.+Alexander Livingston, b. 1546, Scotland, d. 1596, Scotland.

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Master James Livingston's Timeline

1500
1500
Callendar, Stirling, Scotland
1535
1535
Age 35
Moneyabrook, , Sterlingshire, Scotland
1535
Age 35
1544
1544
Age 44
1547
September 10, 1547
Age 47
Pinkie Cleough, Musselburgh, East Lothian, Scotland
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