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DUNBAR, George 10th Earl of Dunbar, Lord of Man and Annandale
(About 1340-After 1422)
SETON, Christiana
(About 1348-)
DUNBAR, George 11th (and last) Earl of Dunbar
(About 1365-After 1455)
(About 1370-Before 1421)
(About 1397-)


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1. SETON, William Master of Seton, Sir

2. JOHNSTONE, Adam of that Ilk

DUNBAR, Janet 1 2

  • Born: About 1397
  • Marriage (1): SETON, William Master of Seton, Sir 1
  • Marriage (2): JOHNSTONE, Adam of that Ilk 2

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Janet married Sir William SETON Master of Seton, son of Sir John SETON 2nd of that Ilk and Catherine SINCLAIR.1 (Sir William SETON Master of Seton was born about 1390 and died on 17 August 1424 in Battle of Verneuil, France 3.)

  Marriage Notes:

"(footnote) 3 Another daughter (of George Dunbar, 11th Earl), Janet, who is not named either in the safe-conduct or in the above writ, is said to have married Sir John Seton. It was not he but his son William who married a Janet, though the evidence for her being a Dunbar is not conclusive. A discharge, 3 March 1413-14, by George Dunbar, son and heir of the Earl, to Sir John Seton, for 300 Scots, tocher of his sister Jonet, is referred to in the Family of Seton, ii. ; Exch. Rolls, iv. 602. The form of the discharge suggests that a Dunbar was marrying a Seton." (page 275)

from Scots Peerage (vol 3) 1

Janet next married Adam JOHNSTONE of that Ilk.2 (Adam JOHNSTONE of that Ilk was born about 1395 and died 1454(1455) 2.)

  Marriage Notes:

"Adam Johnstone was twice married .... his second (wife) was Janet Seton. She is usually called Janet Dunbar, and is said to have been the daughter of George, eleventh [tenth] Earl of March, and widow of John, first Lord Seton. This, however, is so far erroneous. She is distinctly referred to as Janet Seton, mother of George Seton ; she was the widow, not of Sir John Seton but, of his son William, who predeceased his father, being killed at Verneuil in 1424, and her son became George, first Lord Seton. At the same time her own name may have been Dunbar. (See that title.) But the evidence is not conclusive. She was apparently still a widow in 1433. Sir Richard Maitland tells a romantic story of the wooing of Adam Johnstone and Janet Seton, but it is contradicted in many points by dates and other facts."

from Scots Peerage (vol 1) 2


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

2 e-books, The Scots Peerage ed. Sir James Balfour Paul vol. 1 (1904).

3 Internet Site,

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