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John Lindsay

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Birthplace: Byres, Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland
Death: Died in Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir William Lindsay, Lord of Byres and Christiana Keith
Husband of Agnes Stewart of Lorn and Joan "Baroness of Byres" Lindsay
Father of David Lindsay; Christian Lindsay; John Lindsay of the Bryres; Elizabeth Lindsay; Margaret Lindsay, Lady Innermeath and 5 others
Brother of James Lindsay; William Lindsay and Andrew Lindsay

Occupation: Justiciar of Scotland, North of the Forth in 1457.3 He held the office of a Lord of Session in March 1457/58., Lord 1 of Byres
Managed by: Stanley Welsh Duke, Jr.
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About John Lindsay, 1st Lord of the Byres

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1st Lord Lindsay of the Byres, so created just prior to Oct 1444; Privy Council of Scotland ; a hostage for James I's ransom by the English 1424; Justiciar of Scotland north of the Fort h 1457, a Lord of Session March 1457/8. [Burke's Peerage] 1

John Lindsay, 1st Lord Lindsay of the Byres was the son of Sir William Lindsay of the Byres and Christiana Keith.2,3 He married Agnes Stewart, daughter of Sir Robert Stewart, 1st Lord Lorn and Joan Stewart.4 He died on 6 February 1482.3

John Lindsay, 1st Lord Lindsay of the Byres was invested as a Privy Counsellor (P.C.) [Scotland].3 In 1424 he was a hostage for King James I's ransom by the English.3 He was created 1st Lord Lindsay of the Byres [Scotland] circa October 1444.5 He held the office of Justiciar of Scotland, North of the Forth in 1457.3 He held the office of a Lord of Session in March 1457/58.3

Children of John Lindsay, 1st Lord Lindsay of the Byres and Agnes Stewart

  1. David Lindsay, 2nd Lord Lindsay of the Byres d. 14903
  2. Patrick Lindsay, 4th Lord Lindsay of the Byres+ d. a 8 Mar 1526
  3. Margaret Lindsay+ d. 6 Feb 1482
  4. Christian Lindsay+ d. bt 1491 - 11 Mar 1496
  5. Mariot Lindsay
  6. John Lindsay, 3rd Lord Lindsay of the Byres+ b. b 1482, d. a 26 Oct 1498

Citations

  • [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 VIII, page 139. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  • [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume III, page 511.
  • [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 2, page 2342. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
  • [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume VIII, page 7.
  • [S11] Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Family: A Complete Genealogy (London, U.K.: The Bodley Head, 1999), page 220. Hereinafter cited as Britain's Royal Family.

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Byres Castle - ruins, thought to date back to the 16th century. During the Rough Wooing the English are said to have dismantled Byres in 1548, and it was probably rebuilt in its current form following the English departure from Haddington in 1549. The existence of an earlier castle is proved by the fact that the title of John, 1st Lord Lindsay of The Byres was created in 1445.

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John Lindsay, 1st Lord of the Byres's Timeline

1402
1402
Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland
1426
1426
Age 24
Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland
1430
1430
Age 28
Seton, East Lothian, , Scotland
1435
January 21, 1435
Age 33
Byres, Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland
1435
Age 33
Byres Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland
1435
Age 33
1439
1439
Age 37
East Lothian, Scotland
1441
1441
Age 39
Byres, Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland
1454
1454
Age 52
Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland