Alexander Lindsay, The Wicked Master of Crawford

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Alexander Lindsay, The Wicked Master of Crawford

Also Known As: "the Wicked Master"
Birthdate: (41)
Birthplace: Crawford, Lanark, Scotland
Death: July 5, 1542 (41)
Dundee, Angus, , Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of David Lindsay, 8th Earl of Crawford and Mariana Elizabeth Lindsay
Husband of Jean Sinclair
Father of David Lindsay, 10th Earl of Crawford
Brother of Patrick Lindsay; Elizabeth Lindsay; Eufemia Lindsay; James Lindsay and David Lindsay, Parson of Lethnot
Half brother of Hon. William Lindsay; David Lindsay, 9th Earl of Crawford and Isobel Lindsay

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About Alexander Lindsay, The Wicked Master of Crawford

The peerage of Scotland: containing an historical and genealogical account of the nobility of that kingdom, ... collected from the public records, and ancient chartularies of this nation, ... Illustrated with copper-plates. By Robert Douglas, Esq;. Douglas, Robert, Sir, 1694-1770:

XV. ALEXANDER, master of Crawfurd, first son and apparent heir of David,* eighth (edited from 7th) earl, married Jean, daughter of William lord Sinclair, by whom he had a son, David, who succeeded to the earldom, of whom afterwards,—and two daughters. 1. Margaret, married to James lord Ogil∣vie, ancestor of the earl of Airly. 2. Elizabeth, married to John Erskine of Dun, superintendent. This Alexander, master of Crawfurd, and his brother John, were extremely cruel and unnatural to their father. They seized his person, imprisoned and fettered him, took possession of his houses and revenues; for which they were tried, and found guilty, at a justice-court, held in Dundee. The old earl, being most justly provoked, thought fit to disinherit them;* and therefore assigned and disponed his estate and honours (with the approbation of the crown) in fa∣vours of his cousin, David Lindsay of Edzel, who, sailing heirs of his own body, was the next heir-male of the family. The original disposition, which is still extant, is dated 20th December 1541; about which time Alex∣ander, the master, was killed in Dundee; and his brother died without issue.

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Alexander Lindsay, The Wicked Master of Crawford's Timeline

1500
November 1500
Crawford, Lanark, Scotland
1527
1527
Age 26
Crawford, Lanark, Scotland
1542
July 5, 1542
Age 41
Dundee, Angus, , Scotland