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Adam Glendonwyn (bef. 1313)

Sir Adam Glendonwyn
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Sir Adam Glendonwyn, of Glendonwyn, holding also La Baly or Bailiehill, Eskdalemuir & the barony of Brecallow or Barntalloch as "consul supreme greatest vassal of the House of Douglas. Sir Adam was one of the principals "Border Barons" of Scotland. He married Alexander de Wauchope's daughter, Margaret & gained the lands of Wauchope, because of no male heirs in the Wauchope family. Sir Adam died before April 26, 1407, had six Sons by his wife Margaret.

II. Sir ADAM of Glendoning, who fucceeded him. He was in all times a firm and faithful friend of king Robert Bruce, and a conftant companion of James lord Douglas, called Good fir James. As many of his lands held of the houfe of Douglas, he obtained a difcharge from Archibald lord of Galloway, brother of good fir James, of all his bygone feu-duties, anno 1313. There is a charter from king Robert Bruce, Adæ de Glendonwyne de eodem, militi, etc. of twenty fhillings fterling yearly, payable to his majefty out of the caftleward duties of the caftle of Roxburgh, dated 12th April 1320. He got alfo another from the fame great king, confirming to him, pro fideli fervitio nobis impenfo, the lands of Falfhope in Roxburghfhire, with feveral other lands lying in the foreft of Jedburgh, anno 1325. He left iffue by a daughter of ------ Walchope of that ilk, four fons. 1. Sir Adam, his heir. 2. Sir Simon, who early fhewed the fpirit of a hero, and often fought gallantly againft the enemies of his country. He died in the field by the fide of the brave earl of Douglas at the memorable battle of Otterburn, in the year 1388. 3. Matthew, devoted himfelf to the church, and was confecrated bifhop of Glafgow, anno 1389. He was appointed commiffioner, together with the bifhop of Dunkeld, to treat with the Englifh, having full power to conclude a peace, anno 1390, and again in 1404. 4. Sir John, who was one of the confervators of the peace with the Englifh, anno 1398. Sir Adam was fucceeded by his eldeft fon.


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Sir Robert Douglas. 1798. "Baronage of Scotland."

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