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David Lindsay, 1st Earl of Crawford (c. 1360 – 1407) was a Scottish peer who was created Earl in 1398. Many historians believe that Lindsay was also the organiser for the Battle of the Clans at Perth in 1396. Additionally, Lindsay was a noted jousting champion who fought the English champion Lord Welles in a remarkable duel on St. George's Day. In the duel, Lindsay unhorsed Welles so easily that the crowd began yelling that he had nailed himself to his saddle. To prove he had not, Lindsay jumped off his horse and then back on, while still wearing his full suit of armor.

He married Elizabeth Stewart, daughter of King Robert II and Euphemia de Ross. They had seven children:


  • Grant, Neil. Scottish Clans and Tartans. New York, Octopus Publishing Group Limited: 2000. ISBN 1-58574-094-2

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Preceded by
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Earl of Crawford Succeeded by
Alexander Lindsay


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