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Roger Kirkpatrick (1276 - abt. 1322)

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Sir Roger Kirkpatrick aka of Closeburn
Born in Closeburn, Dumfries-shire, , Scotlandmap
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Died about in Caerlaverock Castle, Dumfries-shire, , Scotlandmap
Profile last modified | Created 29 May 2011 | Last significant change: 30 Jan 2018
13:03: Maria Maxwell edited the Biography for Roger Kirkpatrick. [Thank Maria for this]
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Roger Kirkpatrick ... He passed away about 1322. [1]

Sir Roger Kirkpatrick of Closeburn is the son of Stephen Kirkpatrick of Closeburn and Isabel Torthorwald.

He held the office of Justiciar of Galloway in 1304. In 1306 at Dumfries, Dumfries-shire, Scotland, he killed the Regent of Scotland. He was envoy to England in 1314.

Children of Sir Roger Kirkpatrick of Closeburn

  • Sir Thomas Kirkpatrick
  • Sir Roger Kirkpatrick d. 1357


Date: 1276
Place: Closeburn, Dumfries-shire, , Scotland[2]


Date: 1314 or 1322
Place: Caerlaverock Castle, Dumfries-shire, , Scotland[3]

Research Note

12 Dec 1322, Sir Roger Kirkpatrick asked King Edward II for "a safe conduct and protection within the realm of England, for himself and his wife, also for Humfrey Kirkpatrick (often overlook son) and his wife Idonia.

Six weeks later, King Edward II made order for the capture of Sir Roger Kirkpatrick dated from Yorkshire. A second order was issued seven months later dated from Berwick-on-Tweed.

So Sir Roger likely still alive at least in August 1323. Circumstances of his death is unknown but historians believe he was secretly murdered to avenge the murder of John "the Red" de Comyn.

Sir Roger Kirkpatrick's two sons, Thomas and Roger, were captured 19 Jul 1333 in Battle of Halidon.

In 1354, Sir Roger's grandson Umfrey/Humpfrey, son of Roger, was handed over to the English along with James Lindsay and 18 other youth to obtain the release of King David Bruce. Their fate unknown but likely did not survive captivity or were executed by the English.

24 Jun 1358, Sir Roger's son, Roger, was murdered in his bed after hosting a banquet at Caerlaveroc Castle by Sir James Lindsay. Ironically, both men are sons of two men who were present at the murder of John "The Red" de Comyn.


  1. Entered by Enrique Gleason-Aguiluz, Feb 20, 2013
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See Also pages 6 to 8 for his life story in aiding Robert the Bruce

  1. Entered by Enrique Gleason-Aguiluz, Feb 20, 2013
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