Walter (Lindsay) de Lindsay

Walter (Lindsay) de Lindsay (abt. 1231 - 1271)

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Walter "Lord of Lamberton" de Lindsay formerly Lindsay
Born about in Mordington, Berwickshire, Scotlandmap
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Died in Westmorland, Englandmap
Profile last modified | Created 21 Feb 2011 | Last significant change: 20 Jun 2019
12:58: Benjamin Molesworth edited a message from Benjamin Molesworth on the page for Walter (Lindsay) de Lindsay (abt.1231-1271). [Thank Benjamin for this]
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Walter (Lindsay) de Lindsay was a member of aristocracy in the British Isles.
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From the Scots Peerage (pp.4-5): "Walter De Lindsay, (12-4) Lord of Lamberton, Molesworth, (13-4) etc., Sheriff of Berwickshire, and Justiciar of Lothian,"inherited a vast property in Lancashire and Westmoreland (including most of what is known as the Lake District), in right of his mother, and paid a fine of two marks of gold to be respited from taking knighthood against his will, and he further delayed it to make a pilgrimage to the shrine of St. James.(15-4) He was sixteen years old, 31 Henry III. He granted a charter of liberties to the burgh of Warton in Lancashire ,(16-4) had licence to make a pilgrimage to Spain 1260, and was ambassador to England 1265.(1-5) His wife's name was Christian, who was married, secondly, in Scotland, to Walter de Percy of Kildale, (2-5) as attested by King Alexander III. 23 September 1274. (3-5)

This great baron died on All Souls Day 1271,( 4-5) leaving issue:—

  • 1. William, his heir, and perhaps two others.
  • 2. Gilbert(5-5) thought to be identical with Gilbert de Molesworth,(6-5) an d
  • 3. Walter of Parva Lamberton.(7-5) Probable ancestor of the Lindsays of Thurston.(8-5)
  • 4. Margaret, wife of Sir David de Lindsay.
  • 5. Alicia, wife of John Comyn of Badenoch and Tynedale.(9-5) "


  • (12-4) _Excerpta a Rot. Fin._, ii.7.
  • (13-4) _Cal. of Docs._, i.1968.
  • (14-4) _Chart. of Newbattle_, 151.
  • (15-4) _Cal. of Docs._, 2073-2212.
  • (16-4) Charter printed in Baine's _Lancashire_, iv. 571.
  • (1-5) _Cal. of Docs._, 2381.
  • (2-5) _Ibid._, ii. 52.
  • (3-5) _Ibid._, ii. 23, 52; _Abbrev. Rot. Orig._, 23.
  • (4-5) _Cal. Doc. Scot._, 2626.
  • (5-5) _Ibid._, iii. 151.
  • (6-5) _Rot. Hundred_, ii.618.
  • (7-5) _Acta Parl. Scot._, i. 428.
  • (8-5) _Cal. of Docs._, ii. 508.
  • (9-5) These daughters are inferred from the facts that Alicia and her husband were in possession of Ulseby, and her son John Comyn was guardian of Sir Alexander, son of David and Margaret de Lyndsay; _Cal. of Docs._, ii. p. 54. [Ref: SP III:4-5, sub LINDSAY, EARL OF CRAWFORD]


  • Page 283: #820. Walter de Lyndesay. Inq. Thursday after Epiphany, 56 Hen. III. "He died on the day of the commemoration of All Souls last: William his son, aged 21 at the Nativity of St. John the Baptist last, is his heir, and 5 years ago at Whitsunday last contracted marriage with Ada daughter of John de Balliolo, with his father's consent."

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On 20 Jun 2019 at 12:12 GMT Benjamin Molesworth wrote:

I'm taking photos of pages in the book my grandfather wrote, 'Molesworth', and uploading here the pages relevant to Walter. It appears to me to be the same person, although there are some contradicting details, which is also noted in a post below.

On 3 Oct 2018 at 16:30 GMT Andrew Lancaster wrote:

On 5 Jun 2016 at 08:26 GMT Andrew Lancaster wrote:

I guess this text is a copy/paste from a published work, the Scots Peerage. We should cite it.

On 8 Jul 2014 at 20:58 GMT Maria Maxwell wrote:

This profile is a bit of a mix up and needs urgent attention !! Some wifes shown here died before he was born. His profile seems to have been merged with his great grandfather and is now caught in a loop. Help please to sort this out. Thanks

On 22 Mar 2014 at 01:58 GMT Jeanne (Lunn) Aloia wrote:

De Linesay-1 and Lindsay-149 do not represent the same person because: Dates too far apart.

Walter is 22 degrees from Jim Angelo, 21 degrees from Willis Carrier and 11 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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