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History of Winton House

The Setons were granted the lands of Winton c.1152 byScotland’s King David I, which grant was re-confirmed in a charter to them, to Philip de Seton, from William the Lion in 1169.  Philip bestowed Winton on his 2nd son who thus became de Winton and who’s descent Alan de Winton later married the heiress Margaret [...]

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Lady Ruthven

Unusual portrait of Lady Ruthven 1847 © National Galleries of Scotland

Mary Hamilton Campbell, Lady Ruthven, was a prominent aristocrat who resided at Winton House. The village of New Winton, between Pencaitland and Tranent, was built by her to replace houses that were falling down within the grounds of Winton House. She also built a new school in the village next. Next to the school she [...]

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