History of the Religious House of Pluscardyn, Convent of the Vale of Saint Andrew, in Morayshire; With Introduction, Containing the History and a Description of the Present State of the Mother-House of the Order of Vallis Caulium (Val Des

History of the Religious House of Pluscardyn, Convent of the Vale of Saint Andrew, in Morayshire; With Introduction, Containing the History and a Description of the Present State of the Mother-House of the Order of Vallis Caulium (Val Des

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...Charter of sale, now at Duff House, he designs himself "Alexander preses Collegii Justicie," and signs "A. Seton, Urquhart." His wife, "Lilias Drummond," also signs this Charter. Lilias was the first of three wives whom Alexander married. By her he had six daughters, of whom the fourth, Lady Margaret, born 1599, married COLIN, first Lord Seaforth.1' Any particulars which may be interesting in connection with the sale of our Priory we shall reserve for next chapter. Meantime, it only remains to add that honours continued to flow in on our Prior. In 1604 he was made Lord High Chancellor for Scotland, and in 1606 he was created FIRST EARL or DUNFERMLINE. He died at the age of sixty-seven in 1622, within his mansion of Pinkie, which he had himself built. Spotswoodi says of him that "he exercised his place with great moderation, and to the contentment of all honest men; he was ever inclining to the Roman faith, as being educated at Rome in his younger SEAL or ALEXANDER sETON As " PRIOR. or r1.Usc, umm'." years, but was observant of good order, and one that hated lying and dissimulation, and above all things studied to Duff House Charter Room. 1' Douglas'-" Peerage." I " History," p. 543. maintain peace and quietness." Calderwood's estimate of him is somewhat similar. "' Arthur Johnston thus panegyrizes our Commendator: " Sub Jove liquit h-umum, spreta Themis aurea coelo 1Vunctecum in terris, Hayc! tribunal habet."1' Attached to the Charter of 1586 there is found, though much damaged, Alexander's Seal. We are here able to give a much more perfect representation of it. The description of this Seal, given by Mr Laing in his...show more

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  • English
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  • 1236930576
  • 9781236930576