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Sir Alexander Lindsay[1]

Male - Abt 1690


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  • Name Alexander Lindsay 
    Prefix Sir 
    Gender Male 
    Died Abt 1690  [1
    Person ID I267464  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2016 

    Family Jean Fotheringham,   d. Abt 1670 
    Married Y  [2
    • Y
    Children 
     1. Margaret Lindsay,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Elizabeth Lindsay,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Sir Alexander (2nd Baronet of Evelick) Lindsay,   c. 26 Feb 1659/60, Kilspindie, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1709  (Age ~ 49 years)
    Last Modified 6 Feb 2015 
    Family ID F134816  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Although the estate of Kinnettles was much later in falling into the hands of the Lindsays, than those of Guthrie and Inverarity, a branch of the family settled here about the year 1511, and flourished in considerable repute for nearly a century and a half. Robert, a cadet of the knightly house of Evelick, and descended from a younger brother of the third Earl of Crawford, was the first Lindsay of Kinnettles. Marjory Lindsay, the wife of the minister of Rescobie (mentioned on the tombstone at that church) [ | was, perhaps, a daughter of the last Lindsay of Kinnettles, and aunt to Dr. Thomas Lindsay of Armagh. This eminent divine, however, was born in England, whether his father went in early life and became rector of Blandford in Dorsetshire. He was the friend and contemporary of Dean Swift, and rose to the important position of Archbishop of Armagh, and Primate of all Ireland,* and, dying in 1713, was the last male descendant of the Lindsays of Kinnettles.
      Still, although on the death of the Archbishop, all trace of the male descendants of the house of Kinnettles, as well as of Evelick, passed away, collateral descendants of the latter branch not only survive in Perthshire, but also in Angus, two daughters having been united in marriage to influential barons of the latter county. These were Elizabeth and Margaret Lindsay, daughters of Sir Alexander of Evelick, and sisters to the unfortunate youth who was slaughtered in cold blood by his step-brother, James Douglas, in the year 1682.f The formerof these ladies was married to John Ochterlony, of the ancientfamily of that Ilk, author of the interesting and valuable " Account of the Shyre of Forfar," so repeatedly quoted in this volume ; and the latter was first the wife of Arbuthnott of Findowrie and afterwards that of Pierson of Balmadies, to whom she bore seven sons. From these ladies, both maternally and paternally, the present Mr. Pierson of the Guynd is the fourth generation in descent.
      It may not therefore be improper to give a brief outline of the house of Evelick, since it has given sons and daughters to other families of provincial note and importance, and is in itself still represented, though not in the direct male line. Descended from a younger brother of Sir Walter, the first of Edzell, Alexander Lindsay of Evelick (father of the ladies of Ochterlony and Balmadies), was created a baronet in 1666.

      Besides the son who came by his death in the painful manner already noticed, he had his successor, Sir Alexander, whose son, also Alexander, married Amelia, sister of the celebrated Lord Mansfield, by whom he had three sons and two daughters. All the sons rose to eminence in the service of their country, as did the family of both daughters : Sir David, the eldest, was a General ; the second, William, an officer of repute, died in the East Indies ; and the youngest, John, for his gallantry during the attack on the Havannah, &c., was created a Knight of the Bath, rose to the high rank of Rear-Admiral of the Red, and, dying in 1788, was buried in Westminster Abbey. General Sir David Lindsay left two sons and two daughters : the eldest son was ambassador to Venice, and predeceased his father\emdash the youngest, who succeeded to the title and estates in 1762, was a signal officer at the battle of St. Vincent, and commander of the Daphne, and lost his life at Demerara, by the upsetting of a boat in 1799, being the last direct male descendant, and baronet of Evelick.
      The succession now devolved on his eldest sister Charlotte Amelia (wife of the Right Honourable Thomas Steele), and the estates of Evelick passed to her son, a Colonel in the Guards, who married a daughter of the Duke of Manchester, by whom he had the present laird, Captain Thomas Steele of the Coldstream Guards, and other children. The sisters of General Sir David of Evelick, were respectively married to Allan Ramsay, the distinguished portrait painter and son of the poet, and to Alexander Murray, afterwards Lord Henderland. The eldest was mother of General John Ramsay, and several daughters, all of whom died issueless. The General's estate was inherited by his cousin, William Murray, now of Henderland ; and he and his brother, Sir John Archibald Murray, Knight, Lord of Session, are the nearest representatives, through a female, of the old houses of Evelick and Kinnettles

  • Sources 
    1. [S85] Stirnet Genealogy, Peter Barns-Graham, Lindsay10 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S85] Stirnet Genealogy, Peter Barns-Graham, Fothringham2 (Reliability: 3).