Tour guide faces po­ten­tial ri­val in bid to take on the role of Earl of Dun­fermline.

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The earl­dom of Dun­fermline ended in 1694 when the fourth earl, James Se­ton, who had for­feited the ti­tle in 1690, died with no heirs.

Like his fa­ther be­fore him, Se­ton was a Ja­co­bite and joined the up­ris­ing led by Vis­count Dundee in 1689.

He was Dundee’s cav­alry com­man­der for most of the ris­ing and led a troop of horses at the Bat­tle of Kil­liecrankie.

Af­ter Dundee’s death at the bat­tle, he re­mained a se­nior fig­ure with the Ja­co­bites un­til mid-1690 when he was out­lawed by the Bri­tish Gov­ern­ment and had to for­feit his ti­tle and his es­tates.

His in­volve­ment in the ris­ing, as an earl and a mem­ber of the Scot­tish Privy Coun­cil, helped dis­prove some claims that Dundee was the only no­ble sup­porter of the re­bel­lion.

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