Seton, George, 5th Lord (1531 -1586)

George, 5th Lord Seton, was the eldest son of George, 4th Lord Seton, and Elizabeth, daughter of John, Lord Hay of Yester. Educated in France, he succeeded his father in 1549, and married, contract dated 2 August 1550, Isabel, daughter of Sir William Hamilton of Sanquhar. He was High Treasurer of Scotland. Provost of Edinburgh 1557 1559, a post he was forced to resign because of his hostility to the new religion and support of the Queen Regent against the Lords of Congregation. He was appointed by the Parliament of Scotland, 17 December 1557, one of the commissioners to be present at the marriage of Mary Queen of Scots and the Dauphin Francis of France. On Mary's return to Scotland after Francis's death, he was sworn a Privy Councillor and Master of the Household. He entertained the Queen and Bothwell at Seton Palace after their marriage, and was present at the Battle of Langside. He then fled to Flanders, and is said to have made his living by driving a waggon and four horses. He was back in Scotland in 1570, in Mary's interest, and was employed to the Duke of Alva in the same year to ask him to intervene in favour of the Queen's friends in Scotland. He submitted to James VI in 1573, and was Ambassador to France 1583 1585.

Seat / Residence(s): Seton Palace, East Lothian
Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Seton, George, 5th Lord (1531 - 1586) (Stamp 1) Motto: Hazard zit fordward
Helmet: Peer
Crest: A dragon volant spitting fire
Arms: Quarterly 1 & 4. Three crescents a double tressure flory counterflory (Seton) 2 & 3. Three garbs (Earldom of Buchan)
Quarterings: 1 & 4. Three crescents a double tressure flory counterflory (Seton) 2 & 3. Three garbs (Earldom of Buchan)
Heraldic Charges: crescents (3), Heraldic Charges: dragon, Heraldic Charges: garbs (3), Heraldic Charges: tressure, double, flory counterflory