Alexander Lindsay, 4th Earl of Crawford Noble person

Alexander Lindsay, 4th Earl of Crawford acceded 1446, died September 1453. Father: David Lindsay, 3rd Earl of Crawford Mother: Marjory Ogilvie Married Margaret Dunbar, daughter of Sir David Dunbar of Cockburn, and had 3 children, Elizabeth (d. 1509), David Lindsay, 1st Duke of Montrose (1440-1495) and Alexander the 7th Earl (d. 1517). Known as "the Tiger Earl", Alexander was one of the most powerful of the Scottish nobles. For some time he was in arms against King James II as part of the Douglas rebellion. In February 1452, William Douglas, 8th Earl of Douglas was personally killed at Stirling Castle by James II for refusing to dissolve his league with Alexander. The Tiger Earl was defeated at the Battle of Brechin on May 18, and he submitted to James II in 1452. Legend has it that he is the infamous "Earl Beardie" featured in one of the myths of Glamis Castle.

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Date of death
September, 1453

Noble titles

Noble title From To
Earl of Crawford 1445 1453


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