David Lindsay, 1st Earl of Crawford
David Lindsay, 1st Earl of Crawford (c. 1360 – 1407) was a Scottish peer who was created Earl in 1398.
Crawford was the son of Sir Alexander Lindsay of Glenesk and Katherine Stirling. Succeeding his father in 1381, he was known until his elevation to the peerage as Sir David Lindsay of Glenesk.
Many historians believe that Lindsay was also the organiser for the Battle of the Clans at Perth in 1396. Additionally, Lindsay was a noted jousting champion who fought the English champion Lord Welles in a remarkable duel on St. George's Day 1390. In the duel, Lindsay unhorsed Welles so easily that the crowd began yelling that he had nailed himself to his saddle. To prove he had not, Lindsay jumped off his horse and then back on, while still wearing his full suit of armour. After he realized Welles was wounded he rushed to his aid and helped him to a nearby hospital. He visited Welles every day while he was recovering and they became good friends.
Marriage and issue
- Alexander Lindsay, 2nd Earl of Crawford (c. 1387–1438)
- Gerard Lindsay (d. 1421)
- Ingelram Lindsay, Bishop of Aberdeen (d. 1458)
- Marjorie Lindsay, married Sir William Douglas of Lochleven. They were parents of Catherine Douglas.
- David Lindsay, Lord of Newdosk (1407–?)
- Elizabeth Lindsay (1407–?), married Robert Erskine, 1st Lord Erskine and had issue.
- Isabella Lindsay (1407–?), married Sir John Maxwell.
- Balfour Paul, Sir James-The Scots Peerage-IX Vols. Edinburgh 1904
- Grant, Neil. Scottish Clans and Tartans. New York, Octopus Publishing Group Limited: 2000. ISBN 1-58574-094-2
- http://www.clanlindsay.com/david_lindsay.htm Info on David Lindsay from Clan Lindsay
- http://www.tartans.com/modules.php.srl.op+modload,name+News,file+article,sid+225,mode+thread,order+0,thold+0.html House of Tartan page on Clan Lindsay
- http://hometown.aol.com/rfield/lindsay2.html Reference with information on the various marriages of these people
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|Earl of Crawford||Succeeded by
Robert Logan of Grugar
|Lord High Admiral of Scotland||Succeeded by
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