Name: Robert Crichton
Suffix: of Eliock & Cluny, Lord Eliock
Prefix: Sir 1
Death: 1582 2
Occupation: Lord Advocate 1562-1582
Note: 1 2 1 2 3 3|
Change Date: 7 JAN 2009
Lord Advocate, Senator as Lord Eliock.
Robert Crichton, of the family of Crichton of Nauchton, in Fifeshire.
The castle and barony of Naughton were possessed by a branch of the Hays of Errol from the 12th to the beginning of the 16th century when Sir Peter Crichton acquired them by marriage with an heiress.
Married 2nd Agnes, dau of John Mowbray of Barnbougle, by whom he had one dau, Agnes.
Late in life maried Isobell Borthwick, and had two daughters.
His son James (b 19.08.1560, d c1585) was 'the Admirable Crichton'.
Descended from the Crichton of Sanquhar family.
Brother of George Crichton Bishop of Dunkeld 1526-44.
[But Robert died 40 years after George?]
George Crichton Bishop of Dunkeld was brother of Sir Peter Crichton of Nauchton or Naughton [Master of the Wardrobe to James III] , who was descended from Lord Crichton, Chancellor of Scotland* in the reign of James II. Before his succession to Naughton in 1517 Sir Peter was designed of Sandford, where he seems to have lived after he married [to Janet Hay].
* William Crichton, 1st Lord Crichton of Sanquhar (qv).
Robert Crichton, bishop of Dunkeld, was perhaps Sir Peter's son.
George Crichton was a brother of Crichton of Naunchton. [Nauchton, in Fifeshire]
(An Historical Catalogue of the Scottish Bishops)
His son Robert succeeded to the lands of Eliok, "a fair estate," according to Scotstarvet.
The career of Robert Crichton is a startling proof of the weakness of the criminal law, the disregard in which it was held, and the savage manners of men...
(The Lord Advocates of Scotland: From the Close of the Fifteenth Century to ...? - Page 40
by George William Thomson Omond - Lawyers - 1883)
Father: David or Patrick Crichton
- Grissel Crichton
- Type: Web Site
Title: Stirnet Genealogy
Author: Patrick Barns-Graham
- Type: Book
Periodical: Life of James Crichton of Cluny; Commonly Called the Admirable Crichton
Author: Patrick Fraser Tytler
- Type: Book
Periodical: Balmerino and its abbey, parochial history
Author: James Campbell