James Livingston, M.A. (c.1500 - 1547) MP

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Birthplace: Callendar, Stirling, Scotland
Death: Died in Pinkie Cleough, Musselburgh, East Lothian, Scotland
Cause of death: Killed in action, battle of Pinkie
Occupation: Died in the Battle of PInkie Cleough, Reverend, Univ. of Glasgow, Scotland graduate.
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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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Master James Livingston's Timeline

Callendar, Stirling, Scotland
Age 35
September 10, 1547
Age 47
Pinkie Cleough, Musselburgh, East Lothian, Scotland