of GARMILTON & THE MOUNT
William Lindsay of Garmilton, was the apparent heir male of entail to his half-brother Andrew Lindsay of Garmilton in his lands of Garmilton and had succeeded by 29 September 1439, when he had a charter from John Lindsay of the Byres, for the lands of Sayning, in the lordship of Byres. He witnessed a charter dated 4 December 1439, then was bailie to another charter of 3 June 1446, and makes his final appearance in extant record on 3 May 1464. He d. before August 1468 and had issue,
- David Lindsay of the Mount, (see below).
- William Lindsay, is styled brother to David Lindsay of the Mount when both were witnesses to letters of reversion by John Turnbull in Borthwick on 31 August 1468, by which he obliged himself to renounce the lands of Stowislee to John, Lord Lindsay of the Byres.
David Lindsay of the Mount and Garmilton, had acquired the half-part of the lands of Mount, in Fife, before 27 March 1467 when he was witness to a charter by George Balfour of Montquhanny granting the lands of Bellow to his son, James Balfour and Margaret Seton, his wife. Succeeding to those of Garmilton-Alexander, he had Sasine for them as heir to his late father, William Lindsay, on 22 November 1478 and d. before February 1503. He was father of,
David Lindsay, younger of Garmilton, who d. vita patris before February 1503 having m. firstly, to the daughter and heiress of James Ramsay, Burgess of Coupar, by whom he had issue; and secondly, to Janet Schaw, who survived him and on 3 February 1503, entered into a dispute with his son and heir, David Lindsay, regarding her occupation and manuring of the third-part of the lands of Garmilton-Alexander which she had in terce and in which she had been confirmed by Patrick, Lord Lindsay of the Byres. He was father of,
- Sir David Lindsay of the Mount, who, on 19 October 1507, had a charter from the superior, Patrick Lord Lindsay of the Byres, for the lands of Garmilton-Alexander as heir to the late David Lindsay of the Mount, his paternal grandfather, and was served heir to his maternal grandfather, James Ramsay, Burgess of Coupar, in an annualrent from the lands of Montquhannie, firstly, on 17 April 1520, and again on 7 May 1521. He was a member of the royal household on 12 October 1511, then, on 12 April 1512, he was appointed gentleman usher and servitor to the infant King James V, and following the death of James IV at the battle of Flodden in September 1513, he was appointed “Keeper of the Kingis Grace”. He was appointed Lord Lyon King of Arms in 1542 and is best known for his role in that office as well as being a poet and satarist of great skill. He m. Janet Douglas, who was also in the royal household, with whom he had conjunct charters for his half-part of the lands of Mount on 18 April 1524, and Garmilton-Alexander on 19 January 1533. They also had a conjunct charter for the lands of Over Praties, in Fife, on 30 December 1541, to themselves and the heirsmale of their bodies, which failing, to his brothers John, Alexander, Patrick and David respectively and seriatim. He dsp in 1555, and before 18 April of that year and was succeeded by his eldest surviving brother, Alexander.
- John Lindsay, was named second in the entail of his brother, David’s charters for the lands of Praties in December 1541 and Garmilton-Alexander on 5 May 1542, and was father of,
2a} Isabel Lindsay, became heir of line of her uncle, Sir David Lindsay. The gift of the marriage was made over to her uncle, David Lindsay of Rathillet, Rothesay Herald, on 20 March 1566/67, and succeeding her uncle in the lands of Kingask, she had Sasine for them on 30 March 1570.
- Alexander Lindsay of the Mount, (see below).
- Patrick Lindsay, was third in the remainder of his brother David’s charters for Praties in December 1541 and Garmilton-Alexander in May 1542 and of whom nothing further is known.
- Sir David Lindsay of Rathillett, was named last in the remainder of his brother David’s charters for the lands of Praties in December 1541 and Garmilton-Alexander on 5 May 1542. He had been appointed Dingwall Pursuivant by 1554 and created Rothesay Herald by 20 March 1566/67, when he had the gift of the ward and nonentries of the lands of Kingask along with the marriage of his niece, Isabel Linday, daughter of his late brother and heir of line of his eldest brother, Sir David. He was appointed Lord Lyon King of Arms on 13 September 1568 and is so-styled when nominated by his brother, Alexander Lindsay of the Mount, to be executor to him and guardian of his children in 1573. He continued in that office up until his death without apparent issue which occurred in 1591, and after 8 June of that year.
Alexander Lindsay of the Mount, was second substitute heir to his brother David in his charter for the lands of Praties, in 1541, and Garmilton-Alexander on 5 May 1542, and succeeding that brother in the lands of Mount, he had a gift of his own marriage on 18 April 1555. He m. Janet, daughter of Andrew Aytoun, 2nd of Dunmure, and d. in 1573, having made out his Will on 1 June of that year. He was father of,
- Sir David Lindsay of the Mount, (see below).
- John Lindsay,
- Patrick Lindsay,
- Andrew Lindsay, was a witness with his brother, Sir David, to an instrument taken by James, Lord Lindsay of the Byres, on 10 June 1593, narrating that he had set Andrew Lundie in Strathairlie in one third of the lands of Strathairlie.
- Agnes Lindsay,
- Helen Lindsay,
- Jean Lindsay, all of whom are named in their father’s Testament.
Sir David Lindsay of the Mount, succeeded his father in 1573 and on 4 June 1594, he had a confirmation under the Great Seal for share of the lands of Mount along with that further quarter-part regisned to him by Robert Lindsay, second son of James, Lord Lindsay of the Byres. He was appointed Lord Lyon King of Arms in succession to his late uncle and name-sake, Sir David Lindsay, on 25 December 1591, and inaugruated on 2 May 1592, being “crowned by King James with the ancient crown of Scotland, which was used before the Scottish kings assumed the close crown”. He m. Grisel Meldrum, who had her liferent of the lands of Mount confirmed to her on 13 July 1621, and d. in 1622 having had issue;
- Agnes Lindsay, who, with her sister, Eupham, and their nephew, George Airth, were served heirs portioners general to their father on 11 June 1623. She m. in 1605/06, to Sir Jerome Lindsay of Annatland, (he was widow of Margaret, daughter of Robert Colville of Ochiltree, by whom he had issue), with whom he had a resignation of the lands of Mount from her father on 13 July 1621, and had issue which succeeded to those lands, (see that entry).
- Eupham Lindsay,
- Katherine Lindsay, m. George Airth, son and aparent heir of George Airth of Foxton, (c/m at Mount, on 27 January 1597). She died before 11 June 1623 having had a son, George, who was served one of the heirs portioners to her father on 11 June 1623.
 Haddington charters, No. 298.
 Haddington charters, No. 305.
 Home charters, No. 185.
 Garmilton writs, penes Thomas Graham Murray.
 SHS Sheriff Court Books of Fife, pp. 168 & 214.
 C2/29/2. See also: GD237/6/1/3.
 Ex. Rolls. vol. 20, p. 406. They had been in nonentry for a period of fifteen years.
 RPC First Series, vol. 4, pp.631-632.
 Fife Sasines, 5/124.
 Laing Charters, no. 1261.
 C22/183/23 & 35.