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William Seton

Birthplace: Huntly, Strathbogie, Aberdeen, Scotland
Death: May 18, 1452 (35-44)
Battle of Brechin, Angus-Shire, Scotland (Killed in action)
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Alexander Seton of Winton, Lord Gordon and Lady Elizabeth Gordon
Husband of Elizabeth Meldrum, heiress of Meldrum
Father of Elizabeth Seton and Alexander Seton of Meldrum
Brother of Alexander Gordon, 1st Earl of Huntly; Henry Seton and Elizabeth Seton

Occupation: Ancestor of the Setons of Meldum
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About William Seton

He married Elizabeth Meldrum, heiress of William Meldrum of that Ilk; (her father was William de Meldrum of Meldrum and her mother was the daughter of Earl of Sutherland); from them come the Setons of Meldrum.

The Seton's of Meldrum

I. – William Seton married Elizabeth de Meldrum, heiress of Meldrum, whose mother was a daughter of the Earl of Sutherland. He fell in the battle of Brechin, in 1452 (p. 112).

II. – Alexander Seton 2nd of Meldrum, their son, married Muriel, daughter of Sutherland, ancestor of the Lord Duffus. He was served heir to his mother in 1456.

III. – William Seton 3rd of Meldrum was put in possession of the estate in his father’s lifetime, but predeceased him. He and his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Alexander Leslie of Wardes, had a charter of Balcairn, in 1490. She married John Collison, Provost of Aberdeen, after the decease of her husband, William Seton (p. 138).

IV. – Alexander Seton 4th of Meldrum (p. 137), son of William, was, in 1512, served heir to his grandfather in the Lordship of Meldrum. He was killed at Aberdeen in 1527. He married – 1st Agnes, daughter of Patrick Gordon of Haddo, ancestor of the Earls of Aberdeen, and had by her two sons, William of Meldrum and Alexander of Mounie. By his second wife, Janet, daughter and co-heiress of George Leith of Barnes he had John Seton of Blair, who got a charter, in 1526, of the lands of Auchleven (whence he began the house later known as Licklyhead), Drumrossy, and others, inheriting also Blair from his mother.

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  • The Scots Peerage, Founded on Wood's Edition of Sir Robert Douglas's Peerage of Scotland, ed. James Balfour Paul, Vol. IV (Edinburgh: David Douglas, 1907), p. 521.<Archive.Org>
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William Seton's Timeline

Huntly, Strathbogie, Aberdeen, Scotland
Meldrum, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, not in the U.K.
May 18, 1452
Age 40
Battle of Brechin, Angus-Shire, Scotland