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  • ID: I53759
  • _UID: AE42554E698E4151849341347FAEE97432BE
  • Name: Alexander "The Tiger" LINDSAY
  • Suffix: . 4th Earl Crawford
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1421 in Glenesk, Angusshire, Scotland
  • Death: SEP 1453 in Finhaven Castle, Angusshire, Scotland
  • Burial: Grey Friars, Dundee, Scotland
  • Note:

    !Alexander de Lindsay, 4th Earl of Crawford, "Earl Beardie" or "The Tiger", hereditary Sheriff of Forfar as well as of Aberdeenshire, Ambassador to England 1451, rebelled against James II 1452 but defeated at Battle of Brechin, following which he was stripped of his title (pardoned 1453); married Margaret (later wife of William Wallace of Cragie). Charles Mosley Editor-in-Chief, Burke's Peerage & Baronetage, 106th Edition, 1999, p. 701.

    !Sir Alexander Lindsay, "The Tiger", 4th Earl of Crawford, d. Sep 1453, sheriff of Aberdeenshire 1445-1452, Ambassador to England 1451, Guardian of the Marches 1453; m. as her 1st husband Margaret Dunbar, d. bet July 1498 & Jan 1499/1500, daughter of Sir David Dunbar of Cockburn. Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Sheppard Jr, Magna Charta Sureties 1215, 5th Edition, 1999, p. 43d-11.

    CRAWFORD EARLDOM [S.] IV. 1446. 4. Alexander (Lindsay), Earl of Crawford [S.], s and h., the victor of the fray of Arbroath..., was knighted before 1 July 1445, and was known as "_the Tiger_" or _Earl Beardie_."(a) Hered. Sheriff of Aberdeen 1446 till 1452, when he was deprived. Like his father, he allied himself with the Earl of Douglas (as also with the Lord of the Isles) against the Court party. He was Ambassador to England, 1451. After the murder of Douglas by the King, he rebelled, but was defeated by the Earl of Huntly, 18 May 1452, after a desperate fight, near Brechin, when his "lands, life and goods" were declared forfeit, but were, on submission, restored in Apr. of the next year; Guardian of the Marches, 1453. He m. Margaret, da. and h. of Sir David Dunbar, of Cockburn and Auchtermonzie, br. of George, last Earl of Dunbar, or March [S.]. He d. at his Castle of Finhaven, Sep. 1453, but six months after his pardon, and was bur. "_regia prope pompa_" in the Grey Friars, at Dundee. His widow, afterwards wife of Sir William Wallace, of Craigie, about 1470, d. between July 1498 and Jan. 1499/1500. (a) "Dictus _Tigris_, qui totam Angusiam in subjectione tenuit" (_De chronicis Scotorum Brevia_, MS.); surnamed _Beardie_ or _David with the long beard_ (Sir James Balfour, MS., Adv. Lib.), but "according to a comparatively modern authority" (Lord Strathallan, in his _House of Drummond_, 1681) it was "from the little reverence in which he held the King's courtiers," that he was known "by the designations of _Earl Beardie_ or _Beard the best of them_." [Ref: CP III:510]
  • Change Date: 4 JAN 2014

    Father: David LINDSAY b: ABT 1405 in Crawford, Clydesdale, Lanarkshire, Scotland
    Mother: Marjory OGILVY b: ABT 1400 in Auchterhouse, Angusshire, Scotland

    Marriage 1 Margaret DUNBAR b: ABT 1423 in Cockburnspath, Berwickshire, Scotland
    • Married:
    1. Has Children David LINDSAY b: ABT 1440 in Crawford, Clydesdale, Lanarkshire, Scotland
    2. Has Children Alexander LINDSAY b: ABT 1443
    3. Has Children Elizabeth LINDSAY b: ABT 1448 in Crawford, Clydesdale, Lanarkshire, Scotland
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