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SETON, George 6th of that Ilk, 4th Lord Seton
(About 1507-)
HAY, Elizabeth
(About 1510-)
HAMILTON, William of Sorn and Sanquhar, High Treasurer of Scotland, Sir
(About 1486-After 1533)
KENNEDY, Katherine
(About 1495-After 1533)
SETON, George 7th of that Ilk, 5th Lord Seton
(About 1530-1604)
(About 1530-)
SETON, Alexander Earl of Dunfermline, Chancellor of Scotland


Family Links

1. DRUMMOND, Lilias

2. LESLIE, Grizel
3. HAY, Margaret

SETON, Alexander Earl of Dunfermline, Chancellor of Scotland 1 2

  • Born: 1555 1
  • Marriage (1): DRUMMOND, Lilias before 1 July 1592 1
  • Marriage (2): LESLIE, Grizel on 27 October 1601 1
  • Marriage (3): HAY, Margaret in 1607 1
  • Died: 16 June 1622, Pinkie, Musselburgh, East Lothian, Scotland 1
  • Buried: 9 July 1622, Dalgety, Fife, Scotland 1

   Other names for Alexander were SETON, Alexander Lord Urquhart 1 and SETON, Alexander Lord Fyvie.1

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Alexander married Lilias DRUMMOND, daughter of Patrick DRUMMOND 3rd Lord Drummond and Elizabeth LINDSAY, before 1 July 1592.1 (Lilias DRUMMOND was born about 1573 and died on 8 May 1601 in Dalgety, Fife, Scotland 1.)

  Marriage Notes:

"The Earl of Dunfermline married, first, before 1 July 1592, Lilias, second daughter of Patrick, third Lord Drummond, and sister of James, first Earl of Perth. She died in Dalgetty 8 May 1601."

from Scots Peerage (vol 3) 1

Alexander next married Grizel LESLIE, daughter of James LESLIE Master of Rothes, Sheriff of Fife and Margaret LINDSAY, on 27 October 1601.1 (Grizel LESLIE was born about 1586 and died on 6 September 1606 1.)

  Marriage Notes:

"He (Alexander Seton) married, secondly (contract 27 October 1601), Grizel Leslie, fourth daughter of James, Master of Rothes, and sister of John, sixth Earl of Rothes. She died 6 September 1606."

from Scots Peerage (vol 3)

"Grizel (Leslie), married to Alexander, Lord Fyvie, first Earl of Dunfermline. Alexander, Lord Fyvie, President of the Council and College of Justice, made a contract of marriage with James, Master of Rothes, in behalf of Grizel Leslie, his daughter, whereby he agreed to marry the said Grizel, dated at Leslie, 27th October 1601. Grizel Leslie, Countess of Dunfermline, died before 4th November 1606, when James, Master of Rothes, her father, granted a charter to Alexander, Earl of Dunfermline, bearing that by the marriage contract of the deceased Lady Grizel Leslie, he bound himself to pay to the said earl the sum of 30,000 merks, of which sum 10,000 merks were paid ; and the Master of Rothes sold to the said earl certain annual rents out of the lands of Leslie."

from Family of Leslie< 1 2

Alexander next married Margaret HAY, daughter of James HAY 7th Lord Hay of Yester and Margaret KER, in 1607.1 (Margaret HAY was born about 1592 and died on 20 January 1659 in Dalgety, Fife, Scotland 1.)

  Marriage Notes:

"He (Alexander Seton) married, thirdly, in 1607, Margaret Hay, daughter of James, seventh Lord Hay of Yester."

from Scots Peerage (vol 3) 1


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

2 e-books, Historical Records of the Family of Leslie 1067-1869 vol. 2 by Col. Leslie of Balquhain (1869).

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