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Scotland - Lord of Roslyn

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Lords of Roslyn (Roslin)

Baron of Roslin was a Scottish feudal barony held by the chief of the Clan Sinclair. The barony first came ito the possession of the Sinclair family when William of Saint-Claire accompanied Saint Margaret of Scotland, daughter of Edward the Exile to Scotland in 1068. She married Malcolm III of Scotland. In return for his efforts, the king supposedly granted Sinclair the barony of Roslin "in free heritage". Roslin Castle was built beginning about 1390, under Henry I Sinclair, Earls of Orkney. Roslin castle was destroyed in 1544, rebuilt in the late 16th century, but again destroyed and abandoned in 1688.

The Roslin barony was abandoned in the 16th century with the destruction of Roslin Castle. The estates now form part of the holdings of the Earls of Rosslyn, a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.

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