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SETON, William 3rd of Meldrum
(About 1458-)
LESLIE, Elizabeth
(About 1464-)
GORDON, Patrick of Methlick and Haddo
(About 1454-1532)
OGILVY, Marion
(About 1459-)
SETON, Alexander 4th of Meldrum
(About 1488-About 1527)
GORDON, Daughter
(About 1490-)
SETON, William 5th of Meldrum
(About 1515-1571)


Family Links

1. GORDON, Janet

2. INNES, Margaret

SETON, William 5th of Meldrum

  • Born: About 1515
  • Marriage (1): GORDON, Janet 1
  • Marriage (2): INNES, Margaret 1
  • Died: 1571 2

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  General Notes:

" ... (8th September 1564) there is a gift to William Seytoun of Meldrum, his heirs and assignees, of the escheat of all goods, etc., which pertained to William Seytoun of Cottoun, and escheated 'through his being or when it shall happen him to be fugitive from the law, convict, or at the home for art and part of the slaughter of the late
William Gordon of Gordounsmylne, alias the New Milne, committed on 2nd Sept. instant.' (Privy Seal Register, vol. xxxiii. fol. 51.)"

from Family of Seton 3

William married Janet GORDON, daughter of James GORDON of Lesmoir and Margaret STEWART.1 (Janet GORDON was born about 1522.)

  Marriage Notes:

His (James Gordon 1st of Lesmoir) eldest daughter of the first marriage married John Gordon of Ardmather, the 2d married the Laird of Ludquharn Keith, and the third married the Laird of Meldrum."

from Balbithan MS 4

William next married Margaret INNES, daughter of James INNES of Leuchars and Unknown.1 (Margaret INNES was born about 1530.)

  Marriage Notes:

"While still the wife of William Gordon she (Margaret Innes) bore Seton two illegitimate sons, George Seton of Barra (born 1553). and James Seton, progenitor of the Setons of Pitmedden. They were legitimatised under the Great Seal on Dec. 8. 1581, which describes them as the bastards begot by 'quondam William Seyton de Meldrum et Margaret Innes, tunc conjugem William Gordon de Arrandoule' (sic.)"

from Gordons of Cairnfield 1


1 e-books, Gordons of Cairnfield by J. M. Bulloch (1910 privately printed).

2 Internet Site, The Setons of Meldrum.

3 e-books, A History of the Family of Seton vol.1 by George Seton (1896).

4 e-books, The House of Gordon vol. 1 ed. John Malcolm Bulloch (1903) Balbithan MS.

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