Alexander Lindsay, 2nd Earl of Crawford

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Alexander Lindsay

Also Known As: "2nd Earl of Crawford"
Birthplace: Crawford, Lanarkshire, Scotland (United Kingdom)
Death: January 27, 1446 (48-57)
Arbroath, Angusshire, Scotland (United Kingdom)
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Son of David Lindsay, 9th Lord of Crawford, 1st Earl of Crawford and Elizabeth Stewart, Countess of Crawford
Husband of Lady Marjory Dunbar
Father of David Lindsay, 3rd Earl of Crawford; Christian Lindsay; Elizabeth Lindsay and Mariotta Spalding
Brother of William Lindsay, of Cairney; Marjorie Douglas; David Lindsay, Jr., Lord of Newdos; Isabella Lindsay; Lady Elizabeth Lindsay, of Crawford and 2 others

Occupation: Earl of Crawford, Hereditary Sheriff of Aberdeenshire, 2nd Earl of Crawford
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About Alexander Lindsay, 2nd Earl of Crawford

Alexander Lindsay, second Earl of Crawford, was conspicuous as a statesman and soldier. He married Mariota, daughter and heiress of Sir David Dunbar, of Cockburn, sixth son of George, tenth Earl of Dunbar and March. Sir David Dunbar was the grandson of Lady Agnes, the heroic daughter of Thomas Randolph, Earl of Moray. Of Lady Agnes, history tells us that her husband, the Earl of Dunbar, leaving his castle in her charge during the winter of 1338, the Earl of Salisbury laid siege to it. The Countess performed all the duties of an able commander; animated the garrison by her exhortation, and braved every danger. The English, after a siege of nineteen weeks, retired. Alexander Lindsay, Lord Crawford, fell in the battle of Aberbrothwick January 13, 1446. His third son, by his wife Lady Mariota Dunbar, was V. Sir Walter Lindsay, of Beufort and Panbride, who married secondly Isabel, daughter of William, Lord Livingston, and by her had a son, David.

Source:The Descent Of General Robert Edward Lee From Robert The Bruce, Of Scotland. By Professor Wm. Winston Fontaine, of Louisville. (From the Southern Historical Society Papers)

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Alexander Lindsay, 2nd Earl of Crawford's Timeline

Crawford, Lanarkshire, Scotland (United Kingdom)
Biggar, South Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
Castle Crawford, Lanarkshire, Scotland
January 27, 1446
Age 53
Arbroath, Angusshire, Scotland (United Kingdom)