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Alexander Lindsay of Glenesk

Sir Alexander Lindsay of Glenesk (died 1381) was a Scottish Knight Banneret.


Lindsay was second son to Sir David de Lindsay of Crawford and the Byres. His mother was Mary Abernethy, a daughter and co-heiress of Alexander de Abernethy. Lindsay's father had been Constable of Edinburgh Castle and Berwick and active during the Wars of Independence.

Lindsay first appears as an esquire to his cousin Thomas Stewart, 2nd Earl of Angus. Upon his marriage to Catherine Stirling around 1358,[1] he consolidated his already large maternal inheritance, with that of his wife, which would add to the extensive landholdings of the Earldom of Crawford in northeast Scotland and elsewhere. Lindsay was knighted before 1368, and was a Justiciary in the North.

In 1380 Lindsay obtained safe conducts to venture on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, but died en route at Candia in 1381.

Marriage and issue

Lindsay married Catherine Stirling, widow of Andrew Leslie of that Ilk and daughter to Sir John de Stryvelin of Edzell and had issue:

Lindsay married secondly to Marjorie Stewart, daughter to Sir John Stewart of Ralston, and niece to Robert II of Scotland and had issue:

  • Sir William Lindsay of Rossie
  • Sir Walter Lindsay of Kinneff
  • Euphemia Lindsay


  1. ^ Cameron, Sonja (2004). "Lindsay family of Barnweill, Crawford, and Glenesk (per. c.1250–c.1400)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press. Retrieved 7 February 2015. (subscription required (help)). 

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