John SETON: Birth: ABT 1583.
Robert SETON: Birth: ABT 1583.
Thomas SETON: Birth: ABT 1590.
Isabel SETON: Birth: 30 NOV 1593.
Note: N33483 !I. 1. ROBERT (SETON), 6th LORD SETON [SCT 1450], 2nd but 1st surviving son and heir of George (SETON), 5th LORD SETON [SCT], by Isabel, daughter of Sir William HAMILTON of Sanquhar, was born circa 1552. He was granted by the Queen Regent a pension of £60 a year from Melrose Abbey, which gift was ratified, 17 April 1561; styled MASTER OF SETON, 1562(?)-85, after the death of his elder brother George, of whose baronies of Seton and Winton he had sasine, 20 February 1582/3; was with his father in France, 1571, and Flanders, 1571-73, returning thence to Scotland shortly before 4 March 1572/3; had licence, with his father, to go abroad, 27 June 1577; and accompanied the King from Stirling to Holyroodhouse, 29-30 September 1579. He succeeded his father, 8 January 1584/5, and had sasine of the barony of Tranent, 28 January 1585/6. A supporter of the Roman Catholic party, he was made P.C. [SCT] before 18 March 1584/5, and, though omitted therefrom in 1587, was re-appointed by King James VI (on going to Denmark), 22 October 1589. He was present in Parliament [SCT] from 4 December 1585; a Commissioner for clergy life-rents, 29 July 1587, of taxation, 18 January 1593/4, and to sit on Exchequer matters, 20 January 1594/5; attended the Coronation of Queen Anne at Holyroodhouse, 17 May 1590, and carried the basin at the baptism of Prince Henry in the Chapel Royal at Stirling, 30 August 1594; was a signatory of the pact against the Earl of Bothwell, 1 May, and on the assize for his trial, 10 August 1593; appointed to guard Edinburgh from the Nether Bow to the Market Cross on the King's return from Linlithgow, 1 January 1596/7; a Lord of the Articles [SCT], 11 November 1600. He exercised great hospitality at Seton, where he frequently entertained James VI and his Queen. He was created, 16 November 1600, EARL OF WINTOUN, or WINTON [SCT], with remainder to his heirs male, and was invested therewith per cincturam gladii, apparently on 23 or 26 December following, at or after the baptism (3 December) of Prince Charles, who was then created Duke of Albany [SCT]. He married, apparently on 19 May 1583 (contract 10 April 1582), Margaret (tocher 10,000 merks), 1st daughter and (in 1612) heir of line of Hugh (MONTGOMERIE), 3rd EARL OF EGLINGTOUN [SCT], by his 2nd wife, Agnes, daughter and coheir of Sir John DRUMMOND of Innerpeffray. He died 22 March 1602/3, aged about 50, and was buried 5 April at Seton, his funeral being met by James VI on the day on which that King started for England. His widow died 9 April 1624 at Seton. [CP 12:812-4]
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