Alexander Lindsay, 4th Earl of Balcarres (died 25 July 1736) was a Scottish peer.
Alexander Lindsay was born the son of Colin Lindsay, 3rd Earl of Balcarres and Lady Margaret Campbell. He inherited his title on the death of his father in 1722. He married in 1718 Elizabeth Scott, the daughter of David Scott of Scotstarvet.
Colin Lindsay, 3rd Earl of Balcarres (1652–1722) was a Scottish aristocrat and politician, one of the most important supporters of James II of England.
He joined the army as an ensign then lieutenant in the grenadier horse guards. He then transferred, as a captain, to Lord Orkney's regiment and saw much action in Flander, where he was wounded at the Siege of St Venant. He was in Ireland with his regiment at the time his father and brother took part in the Jacobite rising of 1715, which caused him to lose any chance of promotion in the army. He thus returned home to a commission in the foot guards.
The Jacobite rising of 1715, was the attempt by James Francis Edward Stuart to regain the thrones of England, Ireland and Scotland for the exiled House of Stuart.
At the general election in 1734, he was returned as one of the sixteen representative peers of Scotland.
He died on 25 July 1736. As he had no children, he was succeeded by his brother James Lindsay, 5th Earl of Balcarres.
James Lindsay, 5th Earl of Balcarres was a Scottish peer, the son of Colin, 3rd Earl of Balcarres and Lady Margaret Campbell, daughter of the Earl of Loudoun. He became the 5th Earl of Balcarres on 25 July 1736 on the death of his brother Alexander Lindsay, 4th Earl of Balcarres.
Earl of Crawford is one of the most ancient extant titles in Great Britain, having been created in the Peerage of Scotland for Sir David Lindsay in 1398. It is the premier earldom recorded on the Union Roll.
Earl of Balcarres is a title in the Peerage of Scotland, created in 1651 for Alexander Lindsay, 2nd Lord Balcarres. Since 1848, the title has been held jointly with the Earldom of Crawford, and the holder is also the hereditary clan chief of Clan Lindsay.
David Alexander Edward Lindsay, 27th Earl of Crawford and 10th Earl of Balcarres,, styled Lord Balcarres or Lord Balniel between 1880 and 1913, was a British Conservative politician and art connoisseur.
Andrew Douglas Alexander Thomas Bruce, 11th Earl of Elgin and 15th Earl of Kincardine, styled Lord Bruce before 1968, is a Scottish peer.
Robert Alexander Lindsay, 29th Earl of Crawford and 12th Earl of Balcarres,, styled Lord Balniel between 1940 and 1975, is a Scottish hereditary peer and Conservative politician. The elder son of the 28th Earl of Crawford and 11th Earl of Balcarres, he succeeded to the family titles in 1975. Lord Crawford and Balcarres is Premier Earl of Scotland and Chief of Clan Lindsay. He was educated at Eton College and Trinity College, Cambridge.
John Lindsay, 19th Earl of Crawford and 3rd Earl of Lindsay was a Scottish peer and politician.
Alexander Lindsay, 6th Earl of Balcarres and de jure 23rd Earl of Crawford was the son of James Lindsay, 5th Earl of Balcarres. He was a general in the British Army.
Lord Spynie is a title in the Peerage of Scotland. It was created on 4 November 1590 for Sir Alexander Lindsay, younger son of David Lindsay, 10th Earl of Crawford. The title became dormant on the death of the third Lord in 1671..
Clan Lindsay is a Lowland Scottish clan.
Alexander or Alex Lindsay may refer to:
David Alexander Robert Lindsay, 28th Earl of Crawford and 11th Earl of Balcarres,, known as Lord Balniel from 1913 to 1940, was a British Unionist politician.
James Stanley, 10th Earl of Derby, styled The Honourable until 1702, was a British peer and politician.
John St Clair, Master of Sinclair was a Scottish noble and Tory politician.
Lieutenant-General John Lindsay, 20th Earl of Crawford was a Scottish peer and the first colonel of the Black Watch on its formation in 1739.
There have been three baronetcies created for persons with the surname Lindsay, one in the Baronetage of Nova Scotia and two in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom. One creation is extant.
Kenneth Alexander Howard, 1st Earl of Effingham, was a British peer and soldier.
Alexander William Crawford Lindsay, 25th Earl of Crawford, 8th Earl of Balcarres, styled Lord Lindsay between 1825 and 1869, was a Scottish peer, art historian and collector.
James Lindsay, 24th Earl of Crawford and 7th Earl of Balcarres was an Earl in the Scottish peerage.
Lady Anna Mackenzie (1621–1707) was a Scottish courtier and memoirist, wife of the first Earl of Balcarres and the mother of the second and third. After her first husband died, she married Archibald Campbell, 9th Earl of Argyll. She was a governess to William III when he was a child. Mackenzie suffered because she was a Jacobite and her second husband was executed for invading Scotland. She worked to keep together the estates of Balcarres despite the tumultuous times in which she lived and her family's support of the Jacobite cause. Her memoirs were published more than a century after her death.
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