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(About 1310-After 1347)
SETON, Margaret heiress of Seton
(About 1329-)
FLEMING, David of Biggar and Cumbernauld, Sir
(About 1348-)
(About 1349-)
SETON, William Lord of that Ilk, Sir
(About 1345-1409)
(About 1364-1430)
SETON, Alexander of that Ilk, Lord of Gordon, Sir
(About 1380-1441)


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1. GORDON, Elizabeth heiress of Gordon

SETON, Alexander of that Ilk, Lord of Gordon, Sir 2

  • Born: About 1380
  • Marriage (1): GORDON, Elizabeth heiress of Gordon by 20 July 1408 1 2
  • Died: by 3 April 1441 2

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  General Notes:

"The chief line of the Gordons thus merged in the family of Seton, as Alexander Seton was the second or younger
son of Sir William Seton of Seton by Jonet Fleming, daughter of Sir David Fleming. A witness in 1437 testified
that she was the mother of Alexander Seton, whom it was proposed to marry to his cousin, Elizabeth Erskine,
who, however, married Duncan Wemyss of Reres in 1398. He is said to have been the instigator of the murder, on 14 February 1405-6, of Sir David Fleming of Biggar. After his marriage, Alexander Seton is styled Lord of Gordon, and he took an active part in the public affairs of his day. He fought at the battle of Harlaw in 1411. Later he received the rank of knighthood, before 1419, and in 1421-22 he went to France, and while there he visited
King James, who was then in that country. When that monarch was restored to his own country, Seton, who had
negotiated for his release, was one of the first hostages for him, but he was released in June 1425, after a year's
sojourn in England.7 In that year, on 6 December, he had a charter from Alexander Stewart, Earl of Mar, of half the lands of Culclarochy and part of Gerry in the barony of Drumblade. In 1431, 1437, 1438, and 1439 he was in England on embassies, and is referred to as receiving gifts."

from Scots Peerage 2

Alexander married Elizabeth GORDON heiress of Gordon, daughter of Sir Adam GORDON 12th of that Ilk, 'Lord of Gordon' and Elizabeth KEITH 'lady of Aboyne', by 20 July 1408.1 2 (Elizabeth GORDON heiress of Gordon was born about 1391, died 16 March 1438(1439) in Strathbogie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland 2 and was buried 1438(1439) in Saint Nicholas Church, Aberdeen, Scotland 2.)

  Marriage Notes:

"ELIZABETH GORDON, who succeeded to her brother, is first named in a writ of 27 March 1407-8. Her ward and marriage had been granted by Robert, Duke of Albany, to his son-in-law, Walter Haliburton of Dirleton, and these casualties were purchased from the latter by Sir William Seton of that Ilk, whose ward Elizabeth became. A few
months later she was married to Alexander Seton, Sir William's second son, as on 20 July 1408 she and her husband received from the Regent Albany a charter of the
lands of Gordon, Fogo, Strathbogie, and others, to be held to the spouses and their lawful heirs."

from Scots Peerage (vol 4) 2


1 Internet Site,

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

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