David de Lindsay

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David de Lindsay
Noble familyLindsay family
FatherWilliam de Lindsay
MotherAleanora de Limesay

Sir David de Lindsay (died 1214), Lord of Crawford and Ercildum (now Earlston), known as "the elder" to distinguish him from his son, was an Anglo-Scottish baron of the 12th and 13th century.


Lindsay was the eldest son of William de Lindsay and Aleanora de Limesay.[1] David held the position of Justiciar of Lothian, a post which his father had once held, with Gervase Avenel from 1208 until his death in 1214.

Marriage and issue[edit]

He married Marjorie, said to be an illegitimate daughter of Henry, Earl of Huntingdon,[2] however more chronologically likely to have been an illegitimate daughter of David, Earl of Huntingdon, they are known to have had the following issue:[3][1]

  • David de Lindsay (died 1240),[2] married Christiana de Limesi, without issue.
  • Gerard de Lindsay (died 1249),[2] succeeded his brother, without issue.
  • Alice de Lindsay, married Henry de Pinkeney,[2] heiress of her brothers, with issue.


  1. ^ a b Mosley 2003, p. 950.
  2. ^ a b c d McAndrew 2006, p. 93.
  3. ^ Weir 1999, p. 195.


  • Barrow, G.W.S., "The Justiciar", The Kingdom of the Scots, (Edinburgh, 2003), pp. 68–111.
  • McAndrew, Bruce A. (2006). Scotland's historic heraldry. Woodbridge: Boydell Press. ISBN 9781843832614.
  • Mosley, Charles, ed. (2003). Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage. Vol. 1 (107th ed.). Wilmington, Delaware: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd.
  • Weir, Alison (1999). Britain's Royal Families: The Complete Genealogy. London: Bodley Head.