visited him every day till he recovered from the effects of his fall Lord Crawford died between the years 1407 and 1412.
The oldest son of Lord Crawford and the Princess Catherine,
, second Earl
, 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
Sir David Dunbar
was the grandson of Lady Agnes
, the heroic daughter of Thomas Randolph
Of Lady Agnes
, history tells us that her husband, the Earl
, leaving his castle in her charge during the winter of 1338, the Earl
laid siege to it. The Countess
performed all the duties of an able commander; animated the garrison by her exhortation, and braved every danger.
, after a siege of nineteen weeks, retired.
, Lord Crawford, fell in the battle of Aberbrothwick January 13, 1446.
His third son, by his wife Lady Mariota Dunbar
V.--Sir Walter Lindsay
, of Beufort and Panbride, who married secondly Isabel
, daughter of William, Lord Livingston, and by her had a son,
VI.--Sir David Lindsay
, of Edzell and Beufort, who died 1527, and had by his wife Catherine, daughter of Fotheringham, of Powrie, a son,
, who fell at the battle of Flodden
, 9th of September, 1513.
He married a daughter of the noble family of Erskine
, of Dun, a descendant of Sir Robert de Keith
, Great Marischal of Scotland
, who had command of the horse at Bannockburn.
's second son,
, married a daughter of Barclay
, of Mathers
, was Bishop
, married John Spottiswoode
, who was born 1565.
thus speaks of him: “He became one of the greatest men of the kingdom for knowledge, learning, virtue and merit.
He had few equals, and was excelled by none.
He was Archbishop
of St. Andrews
, Lord High Chancellor
, etc., and in every station in life acquitted himself with dexterity, fidelity and honor, and as the life and transactions of this truly great man are fully recorded in his ‘History of the Church of Scotland,’ and briefly by Mr. Crawford
in his ‘Lives of the Officers
of the State
,’ to these we refer the reader.”
was descended from an ancient baronial family in the parish of Gordon
, in the county of Berwick
, being the