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Marion Seton

Birthplace: Tranent, East Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom
Death: 1440 (50-60)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of William Seton
Wife of John Ogilvy, 1st of Inverquharity
Mother of Alexander Ogilvy, 2nd Baron Ogilvy of Inverquharity; Walter Ogilvy, 4th of Inverquharity and Thomas Ogilvy, 1st of Clova

Managed by: Dan Cornett
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About Marion Seton


Marion Seton born about 1385 is believed to be daughter to William Seton of that Ilk by his wife Janet Fleming.

She married about 1410 to John Ogilvy who in 1420 became first baron of Inverquharity. Sir Richard Maitland stated that one of the daughters of William Seton married to a forebear of Lord Ogilvy. This is erroneous, but John was brother to Sir Walter Ogilvy progenitor of the Lords Ogilvy.[1]

They had three sons:

  1. Alexander his heir
  2. Walter who was heir to Alexanders son.
  3. Thomas who acquired Clova through marriage.

The assumption that John’s wife was Marion Seton is supported by the following transaction. On 18 January 1429/30, a Precept of sasine by William Douglas, Earl of Angus, was granted in favour of Alexander Seaton of Gordon, of lands of Newton, Herdhill, Balbrydie, Kinnordy, Mains and Easter Lednathy. The seals of the Earl and John Ogilvy, as bailie of the barony of Kirriemuir, were appended. Subsequently, on 15 January 1434/35, Alexander Seaton of Gordon granted a Charter by in favour of Alexander Ogilvy, son and heir of John Ogilvy of Inverquharity, of above lands. [2]

As the above Alexander Seton of Gordon was brother to Marion Seton and his mother was Janet Fleming, Marion was most probably named after her mother's sister Marion Fleming who married Maule of Panmure.[3]

Furthermore this suggests that Marion's first son was named after her brother, thus the grant of 15 January 1434/35 was from uncle to nephew.


  1. The History of the House of Seytoun to the Year Mdlix, By Sir Richard Maitland, of Lethington p.28 <Archive.Org>
  2. NRS GD205/3/2 <link>
  3. Registrum de Panmure, Vol. ii 230 <Archive.Org>
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Marion Seton's Timeline

Tranent, East Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom
Auchterhouse, Angus, Scotland
Age 55