Lindsay, John, Lord Menmuir (1552 -1598)
John Lindsay was born in 1552, the second son of David, 9th Earl of Crawford, and Catherine, daughter of Sir John Campbell of Lorn. He was educated at Paris and the University of Cambridge. He became Secretary of State for Scotland, and was made a Lord of Session as Lord Menmuir. He was one of the Octavians, or eight persons in charge of the royal finances. He married on 29 November 1581, Marion, daughter of Alexander Guthrie and widow of David Borthwick of Lockhill. He bought Balcarres from his stepson, and made it the family seat. After the death of his wife, he married, 7 February 1590, Jane Lauder, widow of Sir James Forrester of Corstorphine, and of John Campbell of Calder. He was the father of David Lindsay, 1st Lord Lindsay of Balcarres. He died 3 September 1598.