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  • ID: I44945
  • Name: Robert Crichton
  • Suffix: of Eliock & Cluny, Lord Eliock
  • Prefix: Sir 1
  • Sex: M
  • Death: 1582 2
  • Occupation: Lord Advocate 1562-1582
  • Note: 1 2 1 2 3 3

    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)
  • _UID: C98A959C059745749E46C86ED2F4EB8A2E6B
  • Change Date: 7 JAN 2009

    Father: David or Patrick Crichton

    Marriage 1 Elizabeth Stewart
    • Married: BEF 22 MAY 1558
    1. Has Children Grissel Crichton

    1. Type: Web Site
      Title: Stirnet Genealogy
      Author: Patrick Barns-Graham
    2. Type: Book
      Periodical: Life of James Crichton of Cluny; Commonly Called the Admirable Crichton
      Author: Patrick Fraser Tytler
      Date: 1819
    3. Type: Book
      Periodical: Balmerino and its abbey, parochial history
      Author: James Campbell
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