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Earl Crawford Alexander Lindsay
18 generations from the origin. Great x 16 grandfather.
Birth: 1423, Crawford, Lanarkshire, Scotland; Other possible birthplace: Glenesk, Angusshire
Death: Sep 1453; Finhaven Castle, Angus, Scotland;
Age: 30

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  • 4th Earl of Crawford - Dates: 1445-1453
  • Sheriff of Aberdeenshire - Dates: 1446-1452
  • Ambassador to England - Dates: 1451


Alexander Lindsay, 4th Earl of Crawford was the son of David Lindsay, 3rd Earl of Crawford and Marjory Ogilvy. He married Margaret Dunbar, daughter of Sir David Dunbar of Cockburn. He died in September 1453 at Finhaven Castle, Angus, Scotland. He was buried at Grey Friars Church, Dundee, Angus, Scotland.

Alexander Lindsay, 4th Earl of Crawford also went by the nick-name of 'Earl Beardie'. Alexander Lindsay, 4th Earl of Crawford also went by the nick-name of 'the Tiger'. He held the office of Hereditary Sheriff of Aberdeen between 1446 and 1452. On 13 January 1445/46 at Arbroath, Angus, Scotland, he was the victor of the bloody fray in which his father was fatally wounded. He succeeded to the title of 4th Earl of Crawford [S., 1398] on 17 January 1445/46. He held the office of Scottish Ambassador to England in 1451. In 1452 he rebelled against the King, after the murder of Douglas by the King. He fought in the Battle of Brechin on 18 May 1452, where he was defeated by the Earl of Huntly, and was declared forfeit. He held the office of Guardian of the Marches in 1453. In April 1453 he was restored.

Children of Alexander Lindsay, 4th Earl of Crawford and Margaret Dunbar:
Lady Elizabeth Lindsay d. a 22 Nov 1509
David Lindsay, 1st Duke of Montrose b. 1440, d. 25 Dec 1495
Alexander Lindsay of Auchtermonzie, 7th Earl of Crawford b. c 1443, d. May 1517


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Earl Crawford David Lindsay
c. 1400 - Jan 17, c. 1445
Countess Crawford Marjory Ogilvy
bef 1391 - aft 1476
Primary or Last Marriage:
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Countess Crawford Margaret Dunbar
1425 - c. Jul 1498
Baroness Drummond Elizabeth Lindsay
Great x 15 grandmother
1450 - aft Nov 22, 1509
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