Sir John Seton, 2nd Baron of Barnes

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John Seton

Birthdate: (60)
Death: 1649 (60)
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Son of Sir John Seton, 1st Baron of Barnes and Anna Forbes
Husband of Isabel Ogilvy; Anne Fleming and Anna Hume
Father of Sir George Seton of Hailes, 3rd Baron of Barnes
Brother of George Seton and Anna Seaton
Half brother of Hannibal Seton

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About Sir John Seton, 2nd Baron of Barnes

Sir John Seton, 2nd Baron of Barnes, Kt. (b.1589, d.1649). In his elder years he placed the Estate of Barnes into the hands of his son and surviving heir, George Seton, and he retired into a private station in life.

  m1. Isabel Ogilvy (b.15??, d.11.1619, widow of Kenneth MacKenzie, Lord Kintail and dau of Gilbert Ogilvy, Baron Ogilvy of Poury). 
 (A) Alexander Seton (Seatoun) of Moneylagan (Monylagan / Monylangain), Longford, Ireland (b.12.06.1620, d.1642, dsp). While going to visit his father estate, he met and married a daughter of the noble family of O'Ferrall of Buoy of the family of the Lords of Annaly, and was later accused of assisting the Ferrells in Ireland and imprisoned in Dublin. Although initially released with his father's intervention, he was transferred and later re-imprisoned in the Edinburgh Tolbooth in Scotland.  After his return to Scotland, he was noted in court records as having been continually quarrelsome with his father, and proved somewhat of an embarrassment and charged by the Privy Council while his father was out of the country after a great disturbance, having been removed forcibly from his father's house of Barnes at the request of his sister Lillias, by the Earl of Winton. He eventually regained favour with his family after repeated bonds to secure his liberty, but died in 1642 with no succession. (He is also Noted in the book:   Scots-Irish Links 1575-1725m Part Five, by David Dobson). 
 m. Ms O'Ferrall (of the family of Buoy, Lords of Annaly in Longford, Ireland, also spelt Ophuall). 
 (B) Isabel (called Esther) Seton, Lady Bearford (or Barfoord, Bareford), listed on the Cess Book of 1667 in Morham Parish. Lady Bareford (Bearford/Barfoord).  She had a long series of disputes with her half brother George Seton, 3rd of Barnes that were combined with those of Arthur Forbes, eventually causing the loss of all the Seton of Barnes' Estates, save that of Barnes itself. 
 m. James Hepburn, the Laird of of Barfoord (Bearford). 
 (C) Margaret Seton "also called of Monylangain". 
 m. James Sutherland of Kinminitie, Banff, known as the Tutor of Duffus in Morayshire, (d.circa 1679). 
 (i) issue, Sutherland of Kinminitie 
 (D) Lilias Seton, Factor to her father's Estate of Barnes during his absence in Ireland.  She pursued her half-brother George Seton for the sum of L.900 willed to her in her father's Testament, noted in the Court of Session on June 22nd and July 1st, 1680. 
 m. Sir James Ramsay, Knt. of Benholm, Kincardineshire. 
 m2. Ann Fleming (b15??, d.07.1625, dau of John Fleming, 6th Lord Fleming).  She brought the dowry of Killsyth, but died in July 1625 leaving her husband £6440, and had no children, dsp. 
  m3. Anna Hume (eldest dau of Sir John Hume of North Berwick, Knt, later of Tully Castle Fermanagh, Ireland), contract dated 19.09.1625.

'Sir John Seaton' (2nd) had in 1642 lands in Ireland Lodge, v. 81, p. 379. Note, he and Lady Longford fled for safety against the rebels to Castle Forbes.

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