Jan 23, 1445 – Sir David LINDSAY, 3rd Earl of Crawford was killed trying to stop a battle Arbroath, Angus, Scotland from taking place between Clan Lindsay and the Clans of Ogilvy, Gordon, Oliphant, Seton, and Forbes.
The Battle of Arbroath Battle of Arbroath was a dispute fuelled by the dismissal of Alexander Lindsay, son of the 3rd Earl of Crawford, Chief Justiciar of the Abbey of Arbroath, and the appointment of Alexander Ogilvy of Inverquharity in his place. Lindsay was ill-pleased and with 1,000 of his men took possession of the town and abbey. A battle took place and the Ogilvys, supported by Sir Alexander Seton of Gordon, were heavily defeated.
Their enemy was the Master of Crawford and his Clan Lindsay who advanced with over one thousand men. His father, the Earl of Crawford, rode between the two armies in an attempt to call a truce. However, an ill-advised Ogilvie, thinking that this was the start of the Lindsay's attack, threw his spear at the Earl, hitting him in the mouth and killing him instantly.
He’s the Great-Grandfather of the 6th Earl of Angus, whom I highlighted on the 22nd of January and my 17th Great-Grandfather, twice.
His arms are those of Lindsay quartered with those of Abernethy.