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Hay, William, fifth Lord Hay of Yester (1537/8–1586), landowner, was the son of John Hay, fourth Lord Hay of Yester (c.1510–1555/6), and his wife, Margaret, daughter of William Livingstone, fourth Lord Livingstone. He succeeded his father between 30 September 1555 and 30 January 1556, and was served heir to him either in 1559 or 1560. In June 1559 ...

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Leslie, Norman, master of Rothes (d. 1554), landowner and soldier, was the eldest son of George Leslie, fourth earl of Rothes (d. 1558), and Margaret Crichton, natural daughter of William, third Lord Crichton and Princess Margaret, daughter of King James II. Norman, who was regarded as an accomplished young man, was for a time a yeoman of the chamber to ...

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Lindsay, Alexander, first Lord Spynie (c. 1563–1607), landowner and courtier, was the fourth son of David Lindsay, tenth earl of Crawford (1526/7–1574) [see under Lindsay, David, eleventh earl of Crawford], and Margaret, an illegitimate daughter of Cardinal David Beaton, archbishop of ...