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Families covered: Lindsay of Balgawies, Lindsay of Canterland, Lindsay of Crawford, Lindsay of Edzell, Lindsay of Glenesk, Lindsay of Lekoquhy, Lindsay of Spynie

                               
David Lindsay of Glenesk, 1st Earl of Crawford (b c1360, d 02.1407)
m. Katherine Stewart (dau of King Robert II of Scots)
1. Alexander Lindsay, 2nd Earl of Crawford (d before 08.09.1439)
  m. (before 1410) Marjory (possibly dau of Earl of Dunbar, George, 10th?)
A. David Lindsay, 3rd Earl of Crawford (d 1446)
  m. Marjory Ogilvy (a 1476, dau of Alexander Ogilvy of Auchterhouse)
  i. Alexander Lindsay, 4th Earl of Crawford (d 1453)
  m. Margaret Dunbar (dau of Sir David Dunbar of Cockburn)
  a. David Lindsay, 5th Earl of Crawford, Duke of Montrose (b 1440, d 1495)
  m1. (1459, div) Elizabeth Hamilton (dau of Sir James Hamilton, 6th of Cadzow, 1st Lord Hamilton)
  (1) Alexander Lindsay, Master of Crawford (dvpsp 16.09.1489)
  m. Janet Gordon (dau of George Gordon, 2nd Earl of Huntly)
  (2) John Lindsay, 6th Earl of Crawford (dspl Flodden 09.09.1513)
  m. (1493) Mariota Home (dau of Alexander Home, 2nd Lord)
  partner unknown
(A) John Lindsay in Downy (d c1563)
  (3) Margaret Lindsay
  m. John Blair of Balmyle
  (4) Elizabeth Lindsay
  m. David Lyon of Braky
  m2. Margaret Carmichael (d 1534, dau of John Carmichael, 1st of Meadowflat)
  b. Alexander Lindsay of Auchtermonzie, 7th Earl of Crawford (d 07.1517)
  m. (before 18.03.1470) Isobel (probably not Margaret) Campbell (dau of ?? Campbell of Ardkinglas)
  (1) David Lindsay, 8th Earl of Crawford (b 1471, d 27/28.11.1542)
m1. (1501) Elizabeth Hay (dau of William Hay, 3rd Earl of Erroll)
  (A) Alexander Lindsay, Master of Crawford (dvp 1541)
  This Alexander was found guilty of constructive patricide which rendered him incapable of succession. The Earldom then passed to a kinsman (see below) but then came back to his son.
  m. Janet or Jean Sinclair (d by 1562, dau of Henry Sinclair, 3rd Lord)
  (i) David Lindsay, 10th Earl of Crawford (b 1527, 02.1572-3)
  m. (10.04.1546) Margaret Beaton (b c1530, d after 1579, dau of David Beaton, Cardinal)
  (a) David Lindsay, 11th Earl of Crawford (b c1552, d 22.11.1607)
  m1. (mcrt 15.02.1572) Lillias Drummond (b c1557, dau of David Drummond, 2nd Lord)
  m2. (mcrt 1581) Grizel Stewart (dau of John Stewart, 4th Earl of Atholl)
((1)) David Lindsay, 12th Earl of Crawford (d 06.1620)
  m. (before 16.04.1610, div) Jean Ker (dau of Mark Ker, 1st Earl of Lothian)
  ((A)) Jean Lindsay
  ((2)) Mary Lindsay (a 1610)
  p. Sir Donald Mackay, 1st Lord Reay (d 02.1649)
  ((3))+ other issue (dsp) James, Claud
  (b) Henry Lindsay, 13th Earl of Crawford (d before 16.01.1623) (aka 'Henry Charteris of Caraldston')
  m1. (before 26.07.1586) Helen Chisholm (dau of Sir James Chisholm of Crombie)
  ((1)) Sir John Lindsay of Kinfauns (dvp 12.1615)
  m. (mcrt 08.12.1607) Jean Abernethy (dau of George Abernethy, 7th Lord Saltoun)
  ((A)) Margaret Lindsay
  m. Thomas Murray
((B)) Jean Lindsay
  m. James Leslie (Captain)
  ((2)) George Lindsay, 14th Earl of Crawford (d 1633)
  m. (mcrt 21.05.1621) Elizabeth Sinclair (dau of George Sinclair, 5th Earl of Caithness)
  ((A)) Margaret Lindsay
((3)) Margaret Lindsay
  m. (mcrt 01.1620) Andrew Gray of Hayston
  m2. Margaret or Elizabeth Schaw (dau of Sir James Schaw of Sauchie)
  ((4)) Alexander Lindsay, 15th Earl of Crawford (d before 29.08.1639)
  ((5)) Ludovic Lindsay, 16th Earl of Crawford (d 11.1652, 3rd son of this marriage)
  m. (before 05.10.1643) Margaret Graham (dau of William Graham, Earl of Airth and Menteith)
After Ludovic's death the earldom passed to Ludovic's kinsman John Lindsay. This did not follow the normal path of inheritance, having been brought about by some 'political pressure', but the earldom was eventually recovered by the rightful head of the family, Alexander 6th Earl of Balcarres, who became 23rd Earl of Crawford.
  ((6))+ other issue - Henry (dsp before 02.10.1641), Helen (d before 02.10.1641), Catherine (d before 02.10.1641), Elizabeth (a 07.1631)
  (c) Sir John Lindsay of Ballinscho and Woodray (d 06.01.1609)
  m1. (mcrt 26.05.1599) Margaret Keith (dau of Robert Keith, Lord Altrie)
  ((1))+ issue - Margaret, son
m2. Catherine Lindsay (dau of John Lindsay of Balcarres, 'Lord Menmuir') @1@ below
  ((3))+ other issue - John of Woodray (dsp 1631, Colonel), Alexander (b c1606, dsp Bavaria, Colonel), Henry (b c1606, dsp Hamburg 1639, Colonel), Margaret
  (d) Alexander Lindsay, 1st Lord Spynie (d 06.1607, Chamberlain)
  m. (before 14.06.1589) Jean Lyon (d before 03.1610, dau of John Lyon, 8th Lord Glamis)
  ((1)) Alexander Lindsay, 2nd Lord Spynie (b c1597, d 03.1646)
  m. (1620) Margaret Hay (d before 16.08.1650, dau of George Hay, 1st Earl of Kinnoull)
  ((A)) Alexander, Master of Spynie (dvpsp)
  m. Jean Carnegie (dau of John Carnegie, 1st Earl of Ethie)
  ((B)) George Lindsay, 3rd Lord Spynie (dsp 1672)
  ((C)) Margaret Lindsay (bpt 19.08.1623)
  m. (c31.05.1648) William Fullarton of Fullarton
  A claim for the Barony of Spynie passed through this marriage but was rejected.
  ((D)) Anne Lindsay (bpt 07.06.1631, d unm 1707)
partner unknown
  ((E)) Alexander Lindsay
  ((2)) John Lindsay (d young)
  ((3)) Anna Lindsay
  m. (mcrt 27.02.1607) Robert Graham
  ((4)) Margaret Lindsay
  m. Sir Alexander Erskine, 11th of Dun (d d 1662)
  (e) Sir James Lindsay of Pittodrie (b after 1564, a 1597)
  (f) Helen Lindsay (d 12.1579)
  m. (mcrt 03.1570) Sir David Lindsay of Edzell @2@ below
(ii) Patrick Lindsay (dsp)
  (iii) daughter
  m. _ Douglas (2nd ?) of Kilspindie
  (iv) Isobel Lindsay
  m. John Crichton of Ruthven (d c1589)
  (B) Elizabeth Lindsay (d 29.07.1538)
  m. (mcrt 20.12.1522) John Erskine, 5th of Dun (b c1508, d 1589)
  (C) Eufemia Lindsay
  m. John Charteris of Kinfauns
  (D)+ other issue - James, Patrick, David (a 1531, parson)
m2. Katherine Stirling
  (G) William Lindsay (dsp)
  m3. Isobel Lundy (dau of Sir Robert Lundie of Balgonie)
  (H) John Lindsay of Earlscairnie and Rathulit (dsp)
  (I) Isabel Lindsay (d 15.11.1577)
  m1. John Borthwick, 5th Lord (d 03.1566)
  m2. George Preston of Cameron
  (2) Alexander Lindsay
  (3) Isobel Lindsay --
  m. James Ogilvy, 3rd Lord of Airlie --
  (4) daughter
  m. _ Gardyn
  c. Elizabeth Lindsay (a 1509) --
  m. John Drummond, 1st Lord (b c1438, d 1519) --
partner unknown
  d. Alexander Lindsay (d 09.1493, Canon of Aberdeen)
  ii. Walter Lindsay of the Arde and Beaufort (d 1475/6)
  m. (1470) Isabel Livingston (of Saltcoats)
  a. Sir David Lindsay of Beaufort and Edzell (d by 1529)
  m1. Katherine Fotheringham (dau of Thomas Fotheringham of Powrie)
(1) Walter Lindsay (dvp Flodden 09.09.1513)
  m. ?? Erskine (dau of Erskine of Dun)
  (A) David Lindsay, 9th Earl of Crawford (b c1503, d 20.09.1558)
  The 9th Earl re-conveyed the Earldom back to his kinsman above.
  m1. Jonet Gray (sp, dau of Andrew Gray, 3rd Lord)
  m2. (1549) Katherine Campbell (d 01.10.1578, dau of Sir John Campbell of Cawdor)
  (i) Sir David Lindsay of Edzell and Glenesk (b c1550, d 15.12.1610, Senator as Lord Edzell)
  m1. (mcrt 03.1570) Helen Lindsay (d 12.1579, dau of David Lindsay, 10th Earl of Crawford) @2@ above
  (a) David Lindsay of Edzell and Glenesk (d 12.1646)
  m. (mcrt 27.10.1595) Margaret Wishart (dau of John Wishart of Pitarrow)
  ((1)) Alexander Lindsay, younger of Edzell (dvp 07.01.1638)
m. (mcrt 30.12.1631) Anne Wemyss (d 20.09.1643, dau of Sir John Wemyss, 1st Earl of Wemyss)
  ((A)) Jean Lindsay (d before 03.1662)
  m. (05.1651) Walter Sandilands, 6th Lord Torphichen (bpt 12.05.1629, d 05.1696)
  ((2)) Margaret Lindsay probably of this generation
  m. (before 19.03.1623) James Keith of Benholm
  (b) John Lindsay (dsp)
  (c) Alexander Lindsay of Canterland (d c15.02.1631)
  m1. (mcrt 12.1609) Jean Murray (bur 18.06.1612, dau of James Murray of Pardewis)
It is possible that one/both of the children were by Alexander's second marriage.
  ((1)) John Lindsay of Canterland, Edzell and Glenesk (d 04.1671)
  m. (mcrt 09.08.1647) Jean Carnegie (d before 23.03.1659, dau of John Carnegie, 1st Earl of Northesk)
  ((A)) David Lindsay of Edzell and Glenesk (d 17.02.1698)
  m1. (mcrt 04.1664) Agnes Graham (dau of James Graham of Monorgund, of Fintry family)
  ((i)) David Lindsay of Edzell (dsp 1744)
  David was succeeded as Chief of the family by his kinsman James Lindsay, 5th Earl of Balcarres.
  ((ii)) Margaret Lindsay (d 30.12.1723)
  m. (mcrt 17.10.1692) David or Alexander Watson of Aitherny
((iii)) Anne Lindsay (d 11.1769)
  m. (12.1708) William Moncreiff (minister of Largo)
  ((iv)) Janet Lindsay (bpt 02.10.1684)
  m. (c1711) Edward Whitmore
  ((v))+ other issue (dsp) - John, James
  m2. (mcrt 24.05.1691) Jean Fullerton (widow of ? Navoy)
((B)) John Lindsay (d unm 12.1714)
  ((C)) Magdalen Lindsay
  m. (mcrt 23.07.1667) Lachlan Mackintosh of Torcastle (d 09.12.1704)
  ((2)) Helen Lindsay
  m1. (mcrt 28.10.1637) Andrew Melville of Baldovy
  m2. Andrew Arbuthnott of Fiddes
  m2. (mcrt 06.05.1613) Helen Haldane (dau of John Haldane, 9th of Gleneagles)
(d) Margaret Lindsay (d 09.07.1614)
  m. (1595) David Carnegie, 1st Earl of Southesk (b 1575, d 02.1658)
  (e) Janet Lindsay apparently of this generation, of this marriage
  m. (1603) David Gardyne, 10th of Gardyne, 1st of Lawton
  m2. (mcrt 01.12.1585) Isabel Forbes (dau of Arthur Forbes of Balfour)
partner unknown (whose mother's mother was Janet Calder)
  (f) Thomas Lindsay
  (ii) John Lindsay of Balcarres (b 1552, d 03.09.1598, parson of Menmuir, Lord of Session as Lord Menmuir, Chancellor of St. Andrews)
  m1. (29.11.1581) Marion Guthrie (dau of Alexander Guthrie of Edinburgh (by Janet Henryson), widow of David Borthwick of Lochill & Balcarres, Lord Menmuir)
  (a) John Lindsay of Balcarres (bpt 14.12.1582, d unm before 19.05.1601)
  (b) David Lindsay, 1st Lord Lindsay of Balcarres (bpt 17.03.1587, d before 31.01.1642)
  m. (16.02.1612) Sophia Seton (dau of Alexander Seton, 1st Earl of Dunfermline)
  (c) Katherine Lindsay (bpt 03.11.1583)
  m1. (mcrt 17.09.1602) Sir John Lindsay of Ballinscho (d 06.01.1609) @1@ above
m2. (mcrt 30.09.1615) John Brown of Fordel (b c1583, d 1631)
  (d) Janet Lindsay (bpt 17.08.1589)
  m. (mcrt 02/03.1615) David Auchmutie of Easter Fernie
  (e) Margaret Lindsay
  m. (mcrt 19.01.1605) Sir Alexander Strachan of Thornton
  (f)+ other issue - Alexander (bpt 09.12.1590), Robert (bpt 24.10.1591, d before 09.1639)
  m2. (07.02.1591/2) Jane Lauder (dau of Sir William Lauder of Halton)
  (iii) Sir Walter Lindsay of Balgawies (Balgavies?) (d 25.10.1605)
  m. Margaret Campbell (sister of David Campbell of Kethik)
  (a) David Lindsay of Balgawies (a 1623)
  ((1))+ issue - William, Patrick
  (b) Margaret Lindsay
  m. (before 16.07.1704) Adam Menzies of Boltoquhane
  (c) Agnes Lindsay
  (iv) James Lindsay (parson of Fettercairn)
(v) Robert Lindsay of Balhall (d before 09.10.1596)
  m1. _ Fullerton (sister of William Fullerton of Ardo)
  (a) Katherine Lindsay
  m. (mcrt 09.1599) Duncan Robertson of Destraven
  (b)+ other issue - David (d before 05.1598), John (a 05.1598)
  m2. Elizabeth Sempill (dau of Robert Sempill, 3rd Lord)
  (vi) Elizabeth Lindsay (d 05.1585) --
  m. (1574) Patrick Drummond, 3rd Lord (b c1551, a 1602) --
  (vii) Margaret Lindsay
  m. (1580) John Stewart, 1st Earl of Atholl (b 1566, d 1603)
(B) Alexander Lindsay of Haltoun
  m. ?? Barclay (dau of ?? Barclay of Mathers)
  (i) David Lindsay of Pittorlie, Bishop of Ross (a 1593)
  m1. Jonet Ramsay (dau of George Ramsay of Clattie)
  m2. Helen Harieson not sure who was mother of David's children
  (a) Sir Jerome Lindsay of Annatland (Lord Lyon King of Arms) ancestor of Lindsays in Virginia
  m1. Margaret Colvill (dau of Robert Colvill) reported in TSP (Colvill of Ochiltree)
  m2. _ Lindsay (dau of Sir David Lindsay of Rathillet, previous Lord Lyon)
  (b) David Lindsay (minister in Southwark)
  (c) Rachel Lindsay
  m. John Spottiswood, Archbishop of St. Andrews, Chancellor of Scotland (b 1565, d 27.12.1639)
  (C) John Lindsay in Clochy
  m. Catherine Strachan
  (D) Robert Lindsay of Kirkton in Ferne
  m. Matilda Luvell
(E) Katherine Lindsay
  m. John Stirling of Culliden
  (2)+ other issue - George, David, James
  m2. Elizabeth Spens (d by 1532, dau of Alexander Spens of Wormiston)
  (5) Alexander Lindsay of Vane possibly the Lindsay of Vane who, according to Fothringham records, married ...
  m. _ Bethune (dau of David Beaton, Cardinal of Scotland)
(A) daughter
  m. David Fothringham (d before 1598)
  (6) Janet Lindsay
  m. _ Ramsay of Balnabreich
  Not known by which wife was ...
  (7) Margaret Lindsay
  m. (1478) Sir Robert Menzies of Menzies and Weem (b 1433, d 1523)
  b. Thomas Lindsay (5th son)
  (1) five sons
  c.+ other issue - John (later Ruthven), Walter, Ingelgram, Agnes
iii. William Lindsay of Lekoquhy (d 1468-9) --
  iv. Sir John Lindsay (d Brechin 01.05.1450) ancestor of Lindsays of Pitcairlie
  v. James Lindsay ancestor of Lindsays in/around Augsburg, Germany
  vi. Janet Lindsay shown by BP1934 as a generation earlier but by TSP as of this generation
  m. (before 1440) William Douglas, 6th Earl of Douglas, 3rd Duke of Tourraine (b c1425, dsp 24.11.1440)
  vii. Elizabeth Lindsay
  m. Thomas Maule of Panmure (d 1498)
  B. Elizabeth Lindsay --
  m. Sir Simon (William) Glendonwyn of Glendonwyn and Parton (a 1455) --
  C. Christian Lindsay probably of this generation --
  m. Sir John Auchinleck of that ilk of Auchinleck (d after 1499) --
2. William Lindsay of Cairney possibly of this generation
  A. Euphemia Lindsay (heir)
  m. Sir William Leslie, 4th of Balquhain (d 18.04.1467)
3. Marjory/Elizabeth Lindsay --
  m. Sir William Douglas of Lochleven (d 1421) --
4. Elizabeth or Marjory Lindsay --
  m. (?) Sir Robert Erskine of that ilk, 1st Lord (d 1452) --
5.+ other issue - David of Newdosk, Gerard (d before 1421)

Main source(s): TSP (Crawford), BP1934 (Crawford)
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