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SETON, THEN GORDON, Alexander Earl of Huntly, Sir
(Before 1410-1470)
HAY, Egidia
(About 1408-)
ERSKINE, Thomas 2nd Lord Erskine, 14th Earl of Mar, Sir
(About 1410-1493)
(About 1415-)
SETON, Alexander of Touch, Sir
(About 1430-)
ERSKINE, Elizabeth
(About 1443-)
SETON, Alexander 2nd of Touch, Sir
(About 1460-1513)


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1. HOME, Elizabeth

SETON, Alexander 2nd of Touch, Sir 1

  • Born: About 1460
  • Marriage (1): HOME, Elizabeth 1
  • Died: 9 September 1513, Battle of Flodden Field, Northumberland, England 1

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Alexander married Elizabeth HOME, daughter of Sir Alexander HOME Lord Home and Margaret MONTGOMERIE.1 (Elizabeth HOME was born about 1468.)

  Marriage Notes:

"Sir Alexander Seton, 2nd of Touch (d Flodden 09.09.1513) m. Elizabeth Home (a 'natural' (see Note below) dau of Alexander, Lord Home)"

from website


There has been some serious confusion in the past about the marriages and children of Sir Alexander Home, so this may account for Elizabeth being referred to above as a 'natural' daughter', for she was not named as a legitimate daughter in any volume of
The Scots Peerage. Volume nine of this series merely states that

According to the genealogy of 1664, there were eight daughters in all."

A recent Wikipedia article does name Elizabeth along with Thomas, Nicholas and David Home as a child of the second marriage of Sir Alexander Home.

She is noted by clanmacfarlanegenealogy (relying on Stirnet Genealogy, Peter Barns-Graham, Seton02) as the daughter of Sir Alexander's first wife, Mariota Lauder, but this is not likely. The dates suggest otherwise: Mariota Lauder, the first wife, began having children in the 1420s and Sir Alexander Seton of Touch's wife, Elizabeth Home, was probably born in the 1460s.
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1 Internet Site, The Setons of Touch Descent.

2 Internet Site,

3 Internet Site,,_1st_Lord_Home Sir Alexander Home of that Ilk, 1st Lord Home accessed 24 May 2023.

4 e-books, The Scots Peerage ed. Sir James Balfour Paul vol. 9 (1914) Addenda et Corrigenda Home page 107.

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