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DE WYNTOUN, Alan
(About 1310-After 1347)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. SETON, Margaret heiress of Seton

DE WYNTOUN, Alan 1

  • Born: About 1310
  • Marriage (1): SETON, Margaret heiress of Seton by 1347 1
  • Died: After 1347, Holy Land 1

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Alan married Margaret SETON heiress of Seton, daughter of Sir John SETON and Unknown, by 1347.1 (Margaret SETON heiress of Seton was born about 1329.)


  Marriage Notes:

"Margaret, Lady of Seton, presumably sister (or possibly first cousin) of Alexander de Seton, the husband of Margaret de Ruthven, and granddaughter of the
ex-Governor of Berwick, was married, apparently in or after 1347, to Alan de Wyntoun, who may perhaps have been a distant kinsman of her own. Andrew de Wyntoun tells of the abduction in that year of the young lady of Seton by Alan de Wyntoun (whom some have supposed his own relative), and gives a circumstantial account of what followed. He relates that 'for that maryage fell gret stryffe'; that 'Wyntoun's war,' as it was called, was such that

'in Lowthyane as men sayde
Ma than a hundyr plwys war layde';

and adds that William of Murray in Edinburgh Castle heartily supported and aided the aggressor."

from Scots Peerage (vol 8) 1

Sources


1 e-books, The Scots Peerage ed. Sir James Balfour Paul vol. 8 (1911).

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