SETON, George of Mounie, Advocate 1 2 3
- Baptised: 13 April 1676, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland 3
- Marriage (1): Unknown
- Died: 1763 2
"The Seton's of Mounie
The 1st Seton's of Mounie - Descended from the Seton's of Meldrum directly
The second son of Alexander Seton, 4th of the Meldrum family branch of the House of Seton, also named Alexander Seton, was the first Seton of Mounie and he had acquired the lands of Mounie in Aberdeenshire in the early 1500's. The lands of Mounie were conveyed to the Seton's formally under an Episcopal Charter dated 1556, which was later united under a Great Seal Charter in 1575. Alexander Seton of Mounie was himself, Vicar of Bethelnie and Chancellor of the Diocese of Aberdeen. He passed his portion of the lands to his brother William Seton, 5th of Meldrum who was joint owner, which were in turn passed to his 2nd son, John Seton, of Lumphart and Broomhill, and who then became John Seton of Mounie. It was this John Seton, the second son of William Seton, 5th Seton Laird of Meldrum and his wife Janet Gordon of Lesmoir in Aberdeenshire, who began to fully develop the lands of Mounie. John married Marjory Panton (Patton?) of Pitmedden and had a son, William Seton of Mounie.
William Seton of Mounie was served heir to his father in 1597, and received at that time another Charter confirming the lands of Mounie to him. In 1598, he was admitted an honorary burgess of Aberdeen at the request of Alexander Seton, Lord Fyvie (later Earl of Dunfermline and Chancellor of Scotland). William married Helen Udny, heiress of Udny and became William Seton of Udny, and sold Mounie to John Urquhart of Craigfintry and his wife Elizabeth Seton (later heiress of the Seton's of Meldrum) in 1623. Elizabeth's son, Patrick Urquhart of Meldrum, sold Mounie to Robert Farquhar in 1636 and who's heirs lost the lands by bankruptcy in 1702. Mounie was briefly acquired by Alexander Hay of Arnbath, before they were re-purchased by George Seton, Advocate, 2nd son of Lord Pitmedden, in 1714.
The 2nd Seton's of Mounie - Descended from the Seton's of Pitmedden
Mounie was then re-acquired back into the Seton family by George Seton, Advocate, second son of the 1st Lord Pitmedden, Alexander Seton in 1714. George Seton, 2nd son of Alexander Seton, (1st Lord Pitmedden), inherited a considerable provision from his mother which enabled him to purchase Mounie. He was twice married, and married second, Anne Leslie around 1740. They had a son William and several daughters, including Margaret (later heiress), and Isabella who married Dr, Skene Ogilvy, minister of Old Machar. He died circa 1763 and was succeeded by his son William."
from The Seton Family 4