Lindsay Clan Crest: From an antique ducal coronet, a swan.
Lindsay Clan Motto: Endure Fort (Suffer bravely).
Lindsay Clan History:
The Lindsays were prominent in both England and Scotland from the late 11th century. The name most likely derives from the region of Lindsey in England (the name of which comes from the Old English for "island of Lincoln") though it could also refer to the village of Limésy in Normandy. Sir Walter de Lindissie accompanied David of Scotland, Earl of Huntingdon, to claim his throne. Walter's great-grandson, Sir William de Lindsay, sat in the Parliament of 1164 and was later a justiciar. William Lindsay held the lands of Ercildum, Crawford and Luffness. The chief's premier title was later Earl of Crawford. Sir William Lindsay sat in Parliament as Baron of Luffness in East Lothian. He probably had two wives, and through his wife Alienora de Limesi came David de Lindsay.
Places of Interest:
Balcarres, Colinsburgh, Fife. Purchased in 1587 and Seat of the Earls of Crawford & Balcarres.
Kilconquhar, Largo, Fife. Ancestral seat of earls of Lindsay, but today developed into holiday homes.
The Byres, by Haddington, East Lothian. Site of family seat of the Lindsays of the Byres.
Edzell Castle, Brechin, Aberdeenshire. Fourteenth century Lindsay castle, rebuilt in 16th century. The Lindsays of Edzell descend from a son of the 9th Earl of Crawford.