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George Seton

Also Known As: "4th Lord Seton by the name of George"
Birthdate: (41)
Birthplace: Eglinton Castle, Ayrshire, Scotland, (Present UK)
Death: July 17, 1549 (37-45)
Culross, Fifeshire, Scotland, (Present UK)
Place of Burial: Port Seton, East Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of George Seton, 5th Lord Seton and Lady Janet Seton (Hepburn)
Husband of Elizabeth Seton; Elizabeth Seton (Hay) and Marie Pyerres
Father of Margaret Castle; George Seton, 5th Baron Seton; Marion Seton; George Seton, 7th Lord Seton; John Seton, 1st Laird of Cariston and 6 others
Brother of Marion Seton; Margaret Seton; Alexander Seton; Chritian Seton and Archibald Seton

Occupation: Extra Lord of Session (1533), Privy Counsellor of Scotland (March 1542/43), 6th Lord Seton
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About George Seton, 6th Lord Seton

From Darryl Lundy's Peerage page on George Seton, 4th Lord Seton:

George Seton, 4th Lord Seton[1]

  • M, #13066,
  • d. 17 July 1549
  • Last Edited=24 Mar 2011
  • Consanguinity Index=0.71%

George Seton, 4th Lord Seton married, firstly, Elizabeth Hay, daughter of John Hay, 3rd Lord Hay of Yester and Elizabeth Douglas, circa 15 June 1527.[1]

He married, secondly, Mary Pyerres circa February 1538/39.[1]

He died on 17 July 1549.[1]

He was the son of George Seton, 3rd Lord Seton and Lady Janet Hepburn.[1]

  • He succeeded to the title of 4th Lord Seton [S., 1451] on 9 September 1513.[1]
  • He held the office of Extra Lord of Session in 1533.[1]
  • He was invested as a Privy Counsellor (P.C.) [Scotland] in March 1542/43.[1]

Child of George Seton, 4th Lord Seton and Mary Pyerres

  • 1. Mary Seton [1]

Children of George Seton, 4th Lord Seton and Elizabeth Hay

  • 1. Marion Seton+[2] d. 23 Jun 1567
  • 2. John Seton [1]
  • 3. Margaret Seton [1]
  • 4. Eleanor Seton+[1]
  • 5. Beatrix Seton [1]
  • 6. George Seton, 5th Lord Seton+[1] b. 1531, d. 8 Jan 1585/86


  • 1. [S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 1, page 1285. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
  • 2. [S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume XII/1, page 552. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.

George Seton IV, 6th Lord Seton (died 1549),_6th_Lord_Seton

George Seton IV, 6th Lord Seton (died 1549) was a Lord of the Parliament of Scotland. He was the son of Jean Hepburn, daughter of Patrick Hepburn, 1st Earl of Bothwell. His father, the 5th Lord Seton was killed at the battle of Flodden and George's mother survived her husband by 45 years till 1558, managing the family's interests. When George came of age she joined the Convent of St Catherine at Sciennes in Edinburgh. After her son's death in 1549, she arranged the marriage of two of her granddaughters.[1] George Seton was appointed an Extraordinary Lord of Session on 5 March 1542. Like many Scottish nobles he gave his assent to the marriage proposed between Mary, Queen of Scots and Prince Edward of England in 1543. In that year, Seton was given custody of Cardinal Beaton who opposed the English marriage, but Seton allowed the Cardinal to escape. He died in 1549, and was first buried at Culross Abbey as Seton Collegiate Church was in the occupied zone during the war of the Rough Wooing. The English had burnt Seton Palace and the church in May 1548.[2] Sir Richard Maitland, who had worked for the family in their legal affairs, began his History of the House of Seytoun at the request of the 6th Lord Seton, the fourth George of that name, but finished the work in the lifetime of his son George Seton, 7th Lord Seton.[3] [edit]Elizabeth Hay

George first married Elizabeth Hay, daughter of John Hay, 3rd Lord Hay of Yester. They had seven children; George Seton, 7th Lord Seton, married Isobel Hamilton, daughter of William Hamilton of Sanquhar. John Seton, who married Isobel Balfour, heiress of Carrauldstoun in Fife.[4] Janet, died aged 2. Marion Seton, married firstly John Graham, Earl of Menteith, by whom she had five children and secondly John, Earl of Sutherland. Margaret Seton, married; firstly, Sir Robert Logan of Restalrig, without issue; secondly David Hamilton of Ladyflat. Beatrix Seton, married George Ogilvy of Banff, heir of Sir Walter Ogilvy of Dunlugus. Ancestors of Theodore Roosevelt[5]. Heleanor Seton, married Hugh, Master of Somerville. [edit]Marie Pieris

George married secondly Marie Pieris, a French lady-in-waiting of Mary of Guise after handfasting at Falkland Palace in February 1539.[6] A grant from Mary, Queen of Scots to Marie in 1565 was addressed to "Dame Marie Pier, Lady Seytoun and Brieane."[7] The couple were given a charter of the lands of Winchburgh and East Niddry on 27 June 1548. Marie's father wrote to Mary of Guise from Le Plessis Badouin in France. An undated letter survives from Marie to Mary of Guise, written from Niddry Castle, wherein she warns her that Lord Seton had heard of a plot by Regent Arran to seize the infant Queen.[8] George and Marie had children Robert, James and Mary Seton.[9] On 29 August 1570, Marie and her son Robert were arrested for giving letters for Mary, Queen of Scots, to a messenger, John Moon. They were put on trial in Tolbooth at Edinburgh, on the charge that their letters denied the authority of James VI of Scotland and his representatives. They were released on their promise they would not write to Queen Mary again.[10] [edit]References

^ Maitland, (1829), 38. ^ Maitland (1829), 42-3 ^ Maitland, (1829), prologue. ^ Protocol book of James Foulis, SRS (1926), no.206. ^ Descent of Theodore Roosevelt from Edward III through John Beaufort ^ Accounts of the Lord High Treasurer of Scotland, vol. 7 (1907), 140. ^ Register of the Privy Seal of Scotland, vol. 5 part 1 (1957), p.644 no.2245. ^ Wood, vol. 1 (1923), 245-7. ^ Maitland, (1829), 42. ^ A Diurnal of Remarkable Occurents in Scotland, Bannatyne Club (1833), pp.185-6 Wood, Marguerite, ed., Balcarres Papers: Foreign Correspondence with Marie de Lorraine, vol. 1, SHS (1923) Maitland, Richard, The History of the House of Seytoun to 1559 by Sir Richard Maitland of Lethington contiuned by Alexnder Viscount Kingston, Maitland Club (1829),_4th_Lord_Seton

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George Seton, 6th Lord Seton's Timeline

Scotland, United Kingdom
Eglinton Castle, Ayrshire, Scotland, (Present UK)
Age 20
Seton, East Lothian, Scotland
Age 23
Port Seton, East Lothian, Scotland, (Present UK)
Age 24
Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Age 25
Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland
Age 25
Maidstone, Kent, England, United Kingdom
Age 26
Age 27
Winton, East Lothian, Scotland