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  • ID: I80556
  • _UID: 9BA2B6FEB21E42018BEBC38BDD5E7D23A300
  • Name: George SETON
  • Prefix: Sir
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1531 in Scotland
  • Death: 8 Jan 1585/86
  • Burial: Seton, East Lothian, Scotland
  • Note:

    !V. 5. GEORGE (SETON), LORD SETON [SCT], 1st son and heir by 1st wife, born 1531; educated in France; served heir to his father, 19 May 1550, 2 May 1552, and 5 October 1557; Provost of Edinburgh 20 October 1537 to 27 October 1559; appointed by Parliament, 14 December 1557, one of a commission to attend the marriage of Queen Mary [SCT] to Francis, the Dauphin, 24 April 1558; accompanied James Beaton, Archbishop of Glasgow, to Paris 1560; returned home, but went back to France and attended Queen Mary [SCT] to Scotland, arriving 10 August 1561; entertained the Queen at Seton, 4-5 January 1561/2; Master of the Household 1563. Queen Mary [SCT] stayed with him at Seton the night before the battle of Carberry Hill, 15 June 1567. He conducted her from Lochleven to his castle at Niddry, 2 May 1568; signed a band in her support, 8 May 1568; was with her at the battle of Langside, where he was taken prisoner, 13 May 1568; confined in Edinburgh Castle but granted a pass through England on his way to France by Queen Elizabeth, June 1569; went to Flanders to try and obtain from Alva an army to invade England in Queen Mary's support, August 1570. He submitted to James VI [SCT] early in 1573; P.C. [SCT] 13 June 1573; excommunicated 1574; Ambassador to France 1583-85, when he tried to serve Queen Mary's interests. He married (contract 2 August 1550) Isabel, daughter of Sir William HAMILTON, of Sanquhar. He died 8 January 1585/6, aged about 55, and was buried at Seton. M.I. His widow died 13 November 1604, aged about 75, and was buried at Seton. M.I. [CP 11:636]
  • Change Date: 12 MAY 2013

    Father: George SETON b: ABT 1500 in Scotland
    Mother: Elizabeth HAY b: ABT 1507

    Marriage 1 Isabel HAMILTON b: ABT 1518 in Sanquhar Castle, Dumfrieshire, Scotland
    • Married: AFT 2 AUG 1550
    1. Has Children Robert SETON b: ABT 1552 in Seton, East Lothian, Scotland
    2. Has Children Alexander SETON b: 1555
    3. Has Children Margaret SETON b: 1556 in Seton, East Lothian, Scotland
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