Alexander Seton, 1st Baronet of Pitmedden (c.1639 - 1719)

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Nicknames: "Lord Pitmedden"
Death: Died
Managed by: Alisdair Smyth
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About Alexander Seton, 1st Baronet of Pitmedden

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"Sir Alexander Seton of Pitmedden, 1st Baronet, Lord Pitmedden (c. 1639 - 29 May 1719) was a Scottish advocate, a Senator of the College of Justice, a Lord of Justiciary, and a Commissioner...

...Alexander was a son of John Seton of Pitmedden who commanded a detachment of Royalist troops at the battle of the Bridge of Dee and, while riding along the riverside with Lord Aboyne was shot through the heart by a cannon-ball, age 29. John Seton's two sons were both infants at the time. With their mother, Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Samuel Johnston, 1st Baronet of Elphinston, they were driven from their house which was plundered, and the whole rents of their estate seized by the Covenanters. Their mother remarried, the Earl of Harfell, and the boys were taken in by their kinsman, George Seton, 4th Earl of Winton, who later enrolled them both at the University of Aberdeen. James Seton of Pitmedden, the elder brother, became an officer in the English Navy. During the Dutch attack on the English fleet at Chatham in 1667, he was severely wounded and died soon afterwards. He was succeeded by his brother, Alexander."

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'Sir Alexander Seton, 1st Baronet', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 4 April 2012, 17:51 UTC, <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Sir_Alexander_Seton,_1st_Baronet&oldid=485563786> [accessed 27 September 2012]

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