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Simon Glendonwyn (abt. 1378 - abt. 1437)

Sir Simon Glendonwyn
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IV. Sir SIMON Glendoning, a man of fpirit and great parts. As there had been always a firm friendfhip betwixt the houfe of Douglas and Glendoning, this fir Simon had a fhare in the atchievements of both the third and fourth earls, and was concerned in all the tranfactions of thefe great men. He became furety to the Englifh for keeping the peace in all the earl of Douglas's lands on the borders, together with his uncle fir John, as before obferved, anno 1398. He got letters of fafe conduct from king Henry IV, to travel through England in company with feveral other eminent knights, anno 1409. In 1406, he got two other fafe conducts from the faid king to go to the court of England, together with Archibald and James the earl of Douglas's fons, John Stewart fon of the duke of Albany, Henry earl Crawford, fir William Graham anceftor of the duke of Montrose etc. In an indenture made betwixt Henry king of England and Archibald earl of Douglas, dated at London 14th March 1407, fir Simon is a witnefs. And when the earl obtained leave to go to Scotland, upon his giving fecurity to return and furrender himfelf prifoner again, his own two fons and fir Simon, fon and heir of fir Adam of Glendoning, are hoftages required, anno 1408. He got a charter from that earl of the lands of Wythyn, Glencrofs, Crownyarton, etc. in the fhire of Roxburgh, dated at London 20th Feb. 1406. And another of the hereditary office of bailiary of the regality of Eskdale, 26th April 1407. He married lady Mary Douglas, daughter of Archibald fourth earl of Douglas and firft duke of Turenne, by lady Margaret Stewart his wife, daughter of king Robert III. and by her had iffue three fons. 1. Sir Simon, his heir. 2. John de Glendoning, who got a charter under the great feal of the lands of Kingslands, 2d March 1440. He followed the fortune of James ninth earl of Douglas, fettled in England, and was progenitor of feverals of his name in that kingdom. 3. Bartholomew, took orders in the church. He was chaplain to the chapel of Wefterker, but was deprived of his charge for non-refidence, by Andrew bifhop of Glafgow, anno 1459. He died in the beginning of the reign of king James II. and was fucceeded by his eldeft fon.[1]

Marriage to Mary Douglas was confirmed by George Crawford in 1716.[2]


  1. Sir Robert Douglas. 1798. "Baronage of Scotland."
  2. GEORGE CRAWFURD, THE PEERAGE OF SCOTLAND: Containing an Hiſtorical and Genealogical ACCOUNT OF THE NOBILITY of that Kingdom. (EDINBURGH: n.p., 1716), 98.

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