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David Lindsay of the Byres

Also Known As: "Sir David De Lindsay"
Birthplace: Breneville, Ayrshire, Scotland
Death: 1268 (28-37)
Holy Land (Died in the Ninth Crusade while accompanying Prince Edward)
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir David de Lindsay of Breneville and wife of Sir David de Lindsay of Breneville
Husband of Margaret Lindsay, Lady of Lamberton
Father of Sir Alexander Lindsay of Crawford; William Lindsay of Symontoun and Sir Duncan de Lindsay
Brother of Sir John de Lindsay, Chamberlain of Scotland

Occupation: High Chamberlain Scotland in 1256, Regent of Scotland, Lord of Crawford
Managed by: Shirley Marie Caulk
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About David Lindsay of the Byres


From The Scots Peerage, Vol. 3. “Lindsay, Earl of Crawford.” Page 8-9. < Archive.Org >

SIR DAVID DE LINDSAY, who acted as one of the Regents of Scotland in 1255,10 was High Chamberlain in 1256. He witnessed a confirmation charter of King Alexander in. to Balmerino as ' David de Lindesay, juniore.' n He joined the Crusade of St. Louis in 1268, and died in Egypt.12 By his wife, Margaret de Lindesay, probably daughter of Walter de Lindsay, Lord of Lamberton (see above, p. 5) he had issue : —

  • 2. Sir William, Lord of Symington, who (circa 1310) founded masses at Deer for his two wives Alicia, and M[argaret] Oomyn, Countess of Buchan, and at Newbattle for his father and mother.1 Sir James de Lindesay, Lord of Crawford, succeeded to Symington,2 and claimed to be Lord of Buchan.
  • 3. Sir Duncan, brother of Sir William, named c. 1310.


From The Scots Peerage, Vol. 3. “Lindsay, Earl of Crawford.” Page 8 < Archive.Org >

SIR DAVID DE LINDSAY, Lord of Breneville, in Ayrshire, and of the Byres, in the constabulary of Haddington … His wife is unknown. Sir David had issue :—

  • 1. SIR DAVID, his heir.
  • 2. Sir John de Lindsay, Chamberlain of Scotland,7 who by his wife Dyonisia, daughter of Alexander Bene, in Northumberland, had issue: …


From http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/SCOTTISH%20NOBILITY%20UNTITLED.htm#...

WILLIAM de Lindsay, son of WILLIAM de Lindsay & his second wife Eleanor de Limesay (-after 25 Aug 1236). Seneschal to the Steward of Scotland. "…Wilelmo de Lyndesay…" witnessed the charter dated 25 Aug 1236 under which Alexander II King of Scotland donated "tribus ecclesie de Karryc" to Paisley monastery[1260].
m ---. The name of William’s wife is not known.
William & his wife had one child:
1. DAVID Lindsay (-after 1249). "……David de Lindes patr fil Willi…" witnessed the charter dated 5 Feb 1241 under which Alexander II King of Scotland confirmed a donation of "duas acras terre in territorio de Scona" to Scone abbey[1261]. m ---. The name of David’s wife is not known.

David & his wife had two children:

a) DAVID Lindsay (-on crusade [1268/71]). Regent of Scotland 1255. High Chamberlain 1256. "…Davide de Lindesai juniore…" witnessed the undated charter under which "Alexander senescallus Scocie" confirmed the donation to Balmerino abbey of "una terra in burgo de Perth" made by "Walterus pater meus"[1262]. m MARGARET Lindsay, daughter of [WALTER de Lindsay & his wife Christiana ---]. Balfour Paul shows her parentage and marriage[1263]. "Willelmus de Lyndesay miles filius quondam dni David de Lyndeshay" donated revenue to Newbattle priory, for the souls of "dni David de Lydesay patris mei et Margarete de Lyndesay matris mee", by charter dated 1293[1264].

David & his wife had three children:

  • i) ALEXANDER Lindsay (-after 1308). The Ragman Roll names "…Phelippe de Lindeseye…Alisaundre de Lindeseye, knights" among those who swore allegiance to Edward I King of England at Berwick-upon-Tweed 28 Aug 1296[1265]. m ---. The name of Alexander’s wife is not known. Alexander & his wife had one child:
  • ii) WILLIAM Lindsay (-after [1310]). 1270]. m firstly ALICE, daughter of -. m secondly [as her second husband,] MARGARET [Comyn, widow of JOHN Ross, daughter of ALEXANDER Comyn & his wife Joanna] (-before [1310]). …
  • iii) DUNCAN Lindsay (-after [1310]). "Willelmus de Lindesay" donated property to Deer, for the souls and anniversaries of "Margarete comitisse de Bucquhan quondam sponse mee et Alisie de Lyndesay prioris sponse mee", by charter dated to [1310], witnessed by “domino Duncano Lindsay fratre meo...”[1275].


  1. https://freepages.rootsweb.com/~hwbradley/genealogy/aqwg2431.htm#54315 “ Sir David de LINDSAY Knight [Parents] 1, 2, 3 was born 1229 in Breneville, Ayrshire, Scotland. He died 1268 in Egypt. David married Margaret de LINDSAY on 1255 in Breneville, Ayrshire, Scotland.”. Cites:
    1. Paul, James Balfour, The Scots Peerage (Edinburgh: D. Douglas, 1904-14.), 3:8-9, Los Angeles Public Library, 929.72 P324.
    2. Linzee, John William, The Lindeseie and Limesi Families of Great Britain (Boston, Massachusetts: The Fort Hill Press, 1917.), pp. 280, 282, Family History Library, 929.242 L659L.
    3. Linzee, J., Lindeseie & Limesi Families, pp. 284-285.
  2. http://www.thepeerage.com/p23115.htm#i231148 “ Sir David de Lindsay was the son of Sir David de Lindsay of Brenevil.1 He married Margaret (?)1.” Cites:
    1. [S37] BP2003 volume 1, page 951. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  3. Lindsay, Alexander Crawford, Earl of Crawford. Lives of the Lindsays: Or, A Memoir of the Houses of Crawford and Balcarres, Volume 1. (J, Murray, 1858). https://books.google.com/books?id=bGZfAAAAcAAJ
  4. http://www.archive.org/stream/peerageofscotlan00craw#page/168/mode/...
  5. < Stirnet - 'Lindsay01' > c. Sir William de Lindsay of Luffness (b c1182, a 1236) m. Avice de Lancaster (dau of Gilbert FitzReindfride)
    1. (1) Sir David de Lindsay of Luffness (a 1249) m. (c1220) ?? Crawford (dau of Sir John Crawford of Crawfordjohn)
      1. (A) Sir David de Lindsay of Luffness, Regent, High Chamberlain (d 1268) m. Margaret de Lindsay (dau of Walter de Lindsay, Lord of Lamberton and Molesworth) @@ above
        1. (a) Sir David de Lindsay of Crawford (d before 13.10.1357)§D m(1). (1324) Maria Abernethy (dau of Sir Alexander de Abernethy )
        2. (b) Sir Alexander de Lindsay possibly ancestor of Lindsay of Ormiston
        3. (c) Beatrix de Lindsay (d before 1352) - m1. Sir Archibald Douglas of Liddesdale, Cavers, etc. (Regent of Scotland, b c1297, d Halidon Hill 19.07.1333) -- m2. (after 07.1335) Sir Robert Erskine of that ilk (d 1385, Chamberlain, Ambassador) --
        4. (d)+ other issue - Reginald,
        5. William (d by 01.1339, rector of Ayr, Chamberlain of Scotland)
      2. (B) Sir John de Lindsay, Lord Chamberlain m. Dyonysia Beneyt (dau of Alexander Beneyt or Bene in Northumberland)
        1. (i) Sir Philip de Lindsay
        2. (ii) Sir Simon de Lindsay ancestor of Lindsays of Wanchopdale
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Breneville, Ayrshire, Scotland
Breneville, Ayrshire, Scotland
Probably Breneville, Ayrshire, Scotland
Breneville, Ayrshire, Scotland
Age 33
Holy Land