About Sir Christopher de Seton of that ilk
VI. Sir CHRISTOPHER SEATON, lord of that ilk, a worthy patriot, and one of the greatest heroes of his time. He joined the brave sir William Wallace, in defence of the liberties of his country, and was a firm and steady friend of king Robert Bruce, whose sister, lady Christian, he had the honour to marry.
At the unhappy battle of Methven, when king Robert was actually in the English hands, and in the greatest distress, sir Christopher was one of the brave Scotch worthies who rescued his majesty,* and got him set at liber∣ty at that time; from whence he retired to the Highlands.
Soon thereafter, sir Christopher had the misfortune to be taken prisoner himself in the castle of Lochdown, and was, with his brother John, and several other brave loyalists, most cruelly put to death by king Edward, in diffe∣rent places in Scotland and England. Both Scotch and English historians agree in this, but we shall here narrate the words of an En∣glish author,* who says,
"Post hoc captum est castrum de Lochdown, in quo inventus est Christopherus Setonus sororius Roberti de Brus. Jussit rex deduci usque Dumfries, ibi∣que tractus, suspensusque, ac ultimo decolla∣tus. Johannes vero Setonus Christopheri ger∣manus, apud Novum castrum super Tinam, tractus, suspensus, atque decollatus, horribiliter vitam terminavit, anno regni Edwardi I. 3410. 1306."
King Robert afterwards, in memory of this brave sir Christopher, erected a chapel near Dumfries, where he was put to death; the ruins whereof are still to be seen, and it re∣tains the name of Christel's chapel to this day.
By the said lady Christian Bruce, daughter of Robert earl of Carrick, and sister of king Robert, he left issue a son,
VII. Sir ALEXANDER SEATON, lord of that ilk, who succeeded him,