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CRICHTON, John of that Ilk, Sir
(About 1355-Before 1423)
(About 1370-)
CRICHTON, William of that Ilk, Lord Crichton, Chancellor of Scotland
(About 1395-1454)
(About 1398-)
CRICHTON, Elizabeth
(About 1420-After 1471)


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1. SETON, THEN GORDON, Alexander 1st Earl of Huntly, Sir

CRICHTON, Elizabeth 1 2 3

  • Born: About 1420
  • Marriage (1): SETON, THEN GORDON, Alexander 1st Earl of Huntly, Sir about March 1439(1440) 1 2 3
  • Died: After 1471 2

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Elizabeth married Sir Alexander SETON, THEN GORDON 1st Earl of Huntly, son of Sir Alexander SETON of that Ilk, Lord of Gordon and Elizabeth GORDON heiress of Gordon, about March 1439(1440).1 2 3 (Sir Alexander SETON, THEN GORDON 1st Earl of Huntly was born before 1410, died on 15 July 1470 in Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland 1 2 and was buried in 1470 in Elgin Cathedral, Moray, Scotland 1 2.)

  Marriage Notes:

"The Earl next married Elizabeth, daughter of William, Lord Crichton. On 18th March 1439, there is a charter to them and their sons and daughters, and also in the event of a divorce between them to Alexander's heirs whomsoever, of 100 merks out of the lordship of Gordon, reserving the liferent of Alexander, Lord Gordon, upon whose resignation the charter was granted. The Earl died at Huntly upon 15th July 1470, and was buried at Elgin. During his lifetime his kinsman, Richard Forbes, dean of Aberdeen, mortified some lands to the altar of the Virgin Mary for the repose of his soul and that of his Countess Elizabeth. The Countess Elizabeth survived her husband, and in 1471 she pursued Andro Mercer of Mekillour for taking 16 oxen out of the lands of Netherdale. This proves that the Earl could not have married as fourth wife (as supposed) the 'Fair Maid of Moray,' by whom he is said to have had two daughters - one married to James Innes of that Ilk, and the other to Hugh Rose, 8th of Kilravock. It may be noted, however, that in the many documents relating to these ladies they are never represented as illegitimate."

from Records of Aboyne

"Elizabeth, married, as his third wife, to Alexander, first Earl of Huntly, with issue, on whom the earldom and estates were settled by charter of tailzie, dated 2 March 1457."

from Scots Peerage (vol 3)

"Seton married, secondly, the Chancellor's daughter, Elizabeth Crichton, and on 18 March 1439-40 the spouses had a charter limiting the entail of the estates to their children only, with remainder (in case of a divorce) to Alexander's heirs whomsoever. Elizabeth Crichton survived her husband, and was alive in 1471. It
is said by Ferrerius that she died 9 July 1479." (page 524)

"On 3 April 1441 Sir Alexander Seton resigned his lands in the King's hands and received a charter to himself and Elizabeth, his spouse, of the lordships of Gordon, co. Berwick, and Strathbogie, co. Aberdeen, the lands of Aboyne, Glentanner, and Glenmuick, all in Aberdeenshire, with Panbride in co. Forfar, to be possessed by Sir Alexander in liferent, and by George of Seton their son in fee, and the lawful heirs-male of his body." (pages 521 and 522)

"During the next few years he appears as taking part in local affairs, and in January 1449-50 he had another charter of the same lands and baronies as before
to himself and his heirs by Elizabeth his Countess." (pages 523 and 524)

"In 1458, the Earl and his Countess again resigned their lands, the earldom of Huntly, comprehending Strathbogie, Aboyne, Glentanner, and Glenmuick in Aberdeenshire, the lordship of Badenoch in Inverness, Enzie in Banffshire, Gordon and Huntly in Berwickshire ; and on 15 March 1457-58, King James II. regranted the lands to the Earl for his lifetime, with remainder to George de Gordon his son and the lawful heirs-male of his body" (page 524)

from Scots Peerage (vol 4) 1 2 3


1 e-books, The Records of Aboyne 1230-1681 edited by Charles XI Marquis of Huntly (1894).

2 e-books, The Scots Peerage ed. Sir James Balfour Paul vol. 4 (1907).

3 e-books, The Scots Peerage ed. Sir James Balfour Paul vol. 3 (1906).

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