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Lindsay Tartan
©2016 Gazetteer for Scotland

Lindsay Tartan

A Norman family, first appearing in Scotland in the 12th century as owners of the lands of Crawford near the headwaters of the River Clyde. Families of the name subsequently spread throughout Scotland, but are particularly associated with Fife and Angus.

Sir David Lindsay of Crawford, who witnessed Scotland's Declaration of Independence, was the ancestor of the Earls of Crawford (the premier Earldom in Scotland), Earls of Lindsay and Earls of Balcarres.

A noted member of the family was Sir David Lindsay of the Mount (1486 - 1555).


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