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SEATON, Christopher of Seaton, Sir
(About 1265-1306)
BRUCE, Christina
(About 1271-About 1356)
Duncan 10th Earl of Fife
(About 1250-)
SEATON, Alexander of Seaton, Sir
(About 1285-1332)
Isabel
(About 1283-)
SEATON, Alexander of Seaton, Governor of Berwick, Sir
(About 1300-1350)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. CHEYNE, Christian of Straloch

SEATON, Alexander of Seaton, Governor of Berwick, Sir

  • Born: About 1300
  • Marriage (1): CHEYNE, Christian of Straloch
  • Died: 1350

  General Notes:

"He was succeeded both in his estate and the government of Berwick, by his son:
VIII. Sir ALEXANDER SEATON, a man of most remarkable valour and magnanimity, who gallantly defended the town of Berwick against king Edward, and the whole English army.
King Edward having summoned the town to surrender, threatened, in case of a refusal, to put to death the governor's two sons, then in his hands as hostages; but nothing could prevail with the brave sir Alexander to give up the town, as long as it was possible to defend it. King Edward thereupon most barbarously executed those two hopeful young men, William and Thomas Seatons, even in their father's view; which shocking sight he bore with a constancy of mind scarce to be paralleled.
After the unfortunate battle of Halydonhill, when there was no further hope of re|lief, sir Alexander was at last obliged to surrender that important place to the then victorious English,anno 1333.
He married Christian, daughter of - Cheyne of Straloch, a lady endowed with a most heroic spirit, who was a great comfort to her husband, in the afflicting scene of their sons murder, which she also bore with a constancy of mind beyond her sex."

from The peerage of Scotland

Note: The Seton Family website places "Sir Alexander de Seton, also Keeper of Berwick Castle" who married Margaret Murray as the son, rather than the grandson of the Alexander who married Christian Cheyne. This same man is also therefore the brother of William and Thomas de Seton who were executed by the English king c1333. Sir John, Ancestor of Setons of Parbroath. was also their brother. This configuration works far better in terms of dating of the generations than that presented by The peerage of Scotland, which inserts an 'extra' Sir Alexander into the line. 1 2


Alexander married Christian CHEYNE of Straloch, daughter of Francis LE CHEN of Straloch and Isabel COMYN. (Christian CHEYNE of Straloch was born about 1300.)


  Marriage Notes:

"He married Christian, daughter of - Cheyne of Straloch, a lady endowed with a most heroic spirit, who was a great comfort to her husband, in the afflicting scene of their sons murder, which she also bore with a constancy of mind beyond her sex."

from The peerage of Scotland
1

Sources


1 e-books, The peerage of Scotland: containing an historical and genealogical account of the nobility of that kingdom by Robert Douglas.

2 Internet Site, http://www2.thesetonfamily.com:8080/directory/Descents/early_seton_descent.htm.


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