Seton, George 4th Earl of Winton

Birth Name Seton, George 4th Earl of Winton 1a 2a 1b 1c
Gender male
Age at Death 61 years, 10 months, 2 days

Narrative

He built the harbour of Port Seton at Cockenzie.

Events

Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 4 May 1642     1d
Nobility Title 17 December 1650   9th Lord Seton, 4th Earl of Winton 3a 1d
Property 12 May 1653   Served heir-male to the Haddingtonshire properties (including the barony of Hailes), and lands in other counties 4a
Legal 12 April 1654   Fined 2000 sterling under Cromwell's Act of Grace and Pardon, later reduced to 800. 5a
Property 28 September 1655   Served heir to certain lands in Banff, Elgin and Forres. 4b
Education     tutor, Alexander 1st Viscount Kingston 6a
Education   France    
Military Service 1666 Pentland Hills, Midlothian, Scotland Took charrge of county forces to assist General Daziel against rebels in the Pentland Hills.  
Military Service February 1668 Besançon, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France probably a volunteer under Condé, served with distinction in the seige. 7a
Military Service 2 December 1669   Colonel in the militia regiment appointed by parliament in Linlithgow and Peebles. 8a
Military Service 7 January 1675 East Lothian, Scotland Colonel of militia regiment of foot 1d
Occupation 7 January 1675 Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland King Charles II required the Privy Coucil to admit George as Privy Councelor, effected 12 July 1676  
Military Service 22 June 1679 Bothwell Bridge, South Lanarkshire, Scotland Fought at the Battle of Bothwell Bridge 1e
Accident 6 May 1682 Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England Shipwrecked on the Gloucester frigate under way to Louth 9a 10a
Event Note

George Seton was saved together with HRH the Duke of York, there was a great loss of life. It was on this occasion the HRH is supposed to have given the order 'save the dogs - and Colonel Churchill.'

Occupation 1 April 1683 East Lothian, Scotland Sheriff of East Lothian 11a
Military Service 1685   Served under the Earl of Dumbarton during Argyle's rebellion, supposedly took suceeded him as Great Master of the houshold in Scotland 1e
Legal 31 July 1686   Charter of novodamus 1e
Event Note

He built the harbour of Port Seton at Cockenzie.

Death 6 March 1704     1d 3a 7a
Burial 1704 Seton, East Lothian, Scotland Initially buried at Seton 1e
Burial 18 December 1708 Collegiate Church, Seton Palace, East Lothian, Scotland Buried with great pomp next to his wife, by his son's request 12a

Parents

Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Seton, George Lord Seton15 May 16134 June 1648
Mother Gordon, Henriettabetween December 1650 and June 1651
         Seton, George 4th Earl of Winton 4 May 1642 6 March 1704
 
Mother Gordon, Henriettabetween December 1650 and June 1651

Families

Family of Seton, George 4th Earl of Winton and Montgomerie, Mary

Married Wife Montgomerie, Mary ( * 1642 + 18 November 1703 )
   
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage 4 September 1662     3a 13a
  Children
Name Birth Date Death Date
Seton, Maryabout 1669

Family of Seton, George 4th Earl of Winton and Hepburn, Christian

Married Wife Hepburn, Christian ( * + 18 November 1703 )
   
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage before 6 March 1682     3a
  Children
Name Birth Date Death Date
Seton, Christopher5 January 1704
Seton, George 5th Earl of Wintonbefore 6 March 1679between 30 September 1749 and 19 December 1749

Family Map

Family Map

Ancestors

Source References

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      • Page: vol. 3 p. 452
      • Page: vol. 1 p. 504, 652
      • Page: vol. 2 p. 647
      • Date: 1911
      • Page: vol. 8 page 601
      • Date: 1911
      • Page: vol. 8 page 602
  2. Unknown
      • General:

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  3. Mosley, Charles - editor: Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage
      • Date: 2003
      • Page: volume 1, page 1280.
  4. Retours Inq. Spec.
      • Date: 12 May 1653
      • Page: Haddington 232, 233
      • Date: 28 September 1655
      • Page: Banff 103
  5. Acta Parl. Scot.
      • Date: 1654
      • Page: vi part II 820a, 826 a, b.
  6. Lauderdale papers
      • Page: supra cit., f36
  7. Nisbet's Heraldry
      • Date: 1804
      • Page: i 235
  8. Edinburgh university libray: Laing Hist. papers
      • Page: Div. i no. 30
  9. Sir John Lauder of Fountainhall: Historical Observes
      • Date: 1840
      • Page: 68
  10. W Laird Clowes: The Royal Navy
      • Date: 1898
      • Page: ii, 457
  11. Reg. Mag. Sig. lib.
      • Page: x, no. 327
  12. Lyon Office
      • Page: Fun. Esc., 13, 103
  13. Lamonts diary
      • Page: page 194