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[personicon] William Sinclair (d.1299×1303)

Biography
Sir William Sinclair (de St Clare), was of Anglo-Norman origins and descended from William de St Clair, who had received the barony of Roslin from David I. He was the son of William (d.c.1270). Either he or his father was sheriff of Haddington in 1264 and of Linlithgow and Edinburgh in 1266. William Sinclair is described as guardian of Alexander, son of Alexander III of Scots in the early 1280s. He was also the custodian of Dumfries and Edinburgh castles. After 1286, he was sheriff of Dumfries and justiciar of Galloway. He was an auditor for John Balliol, later king, in 1290-92 and was probably one of the twelve men appointed to assist in the government in 1295. He married Amicia, who was described as his widow as early as 1299, by whom he had three sons, Henry, William Sinclair (d.1337), bishop of Dunkeld, and Gregory, and one daughter, Annabella. http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/25632
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William Sinclair (d.1299×1303)
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Date Short Summary Role Witnesses Source
unavailable Gift of land of Balvormie (WLO) Grantor 3/522/2 (Newb. Reg., no. 181)
unavailable Gift of land of Balvormie (WLO) Grantor 3/522/3 (Newb. Reg., no. 182)
undated Gift of Templeland in Gorton (MLO) Beneficiary Ness Ramsay, son of Ness Ramsay (mid13C); Thomas of Braid; Walter, balister (crossbowman); William Bisset, knight (late 13C); William de Lizars, son of David, lord of Gorton; William le Graunt; William Niger/Brunus/Broun, burgess of Dundee; William, clerk, constable of Edinburgh castle 3/384/11 (Newb. Reg., C.O., no. 18)
unavailable Gift of land of Balvormie (WLO) Beneficiary 3/522/2 (Newb. Reg., no. 181)
circa 1266 X 28 Jan. 1284 General correspondence Sealer 3/9/3 (Chron. Lanercost, App. no. 17)
Saturday 21 May 1278 Resignation of land of Beath Waldeve (FIF) in the presence of 3/551/4 (Dunf. Reg., no. 86)
Saturday 21 May 1278 Resignation of half of Beath Waldeve with rights and claim in the presence of 1/8/111 (RRS, iv, no. 115)
circa 29 Mar. 1279 Request to grant petition of Sir Ingram de Umfraville Sealer 3/9/2 (Chron. Lanercost, App. no. 18)
14 Sept. 1279 Gift of Roslin (MLO) and Catcune (MLO) Beneficiary Bernard Mowat (son of Michael); Gilbert de Umfraville, earl of Angus (d.1307); Patrick Graham, knight (d.1296); Robert Wishart, bishop of Glasgow (d.1316); Simon Fraser (d.1291×92); William Bisset, knight (late 13C); William Comyn of Kilbride (d.c.1283); William Fraser, bishop of St Andrews (d.1297) 1/8/123 (RRS, iv, no. 126)
8 Apr. 1280 *Concession that William Sinclair may grind corn at mill without multure Beneficiary 1/8/127 (RRS, iv, no. 130)
8 Apr. 1280 Gift of Inverleith (MLO) Beneficiary Hugh of Pearsby, sheriff of Roxburgh; Nicholas de Vieuxpont; Nicholas Hay (I), lord of Errol (son of Gilbert) (d.1305/6); Simon Fraser (d.1291×92); Thomas Randolph (d.c.1296); William Soulis, knight, justiciar of Lothian (d.1292/3) 1/8/127 (RRS, iv, no. 130)
Dec. 1281 *Confirmation of succession of Scottish throne and customs of Scotland Consentor 1/8/129 (RRS, iv, no. 133)
Dec. 1281 Confirmation of customs concerning succession of kingdom of Scotland Addressor 4/42/4 (Stones and Simpson, ii, 189-90)
5 Feb. 1284 Obligation to acknowledge Margaret, the Maid of Norway, as legitimate heir of Alexander III Addressor 4/42/5 (Foedera, i, II, 638)
3 Aug. 1284 Agreement between Dunfermline Abbey and John of Restalrig, knight Sealer 4/20/57 (Dunf. Reg., no. 230)
circa 1290 X 1303 Obligation to pay one mark for Balvormie (WLO) Addressor 3/522/2 (Newb. Reg., no. 181)
circa 1290 X 1303 Obligation to pay one mark for Balvormie (WLO) Addressor Richard Norris; William Hay (IV), lord of Borthwick (son of John) 3/522/3 (Newb. Reg., no. 182)
Tuesday 14 Mar. 1290 Confirmation of the Treaty of Salisbury Grantor 1/50/32 (Stevenson, Docs., i, no. 92)
Friday 17 Mar. 1290 Request that King Edward certify to the Guardians that a papal dispensation has been granted for marriage between Prince Edward and Lady Margaret Addressor 1/50/33 (Foedera, i, II, 730)
Monday 28 Aug. 1290 Concession of custody of castles in Scotland under certain conditions named person (transaction) 3/0/0 (Foedera, i, II, 737-8)
13 Jun. 1291 Command to deliver Edinburgh Castle to Ralph Basset Addressee 1/27/0 (Rot. Scot., i, 1a (4))
28 Jun. 1291 Command that William Douglas be commanded to hand over Hugh of Abernethy from his prison named person (transaction) Edward I, king of England (d.1307) 1/27/0 (Douglas, iv, no. 1)
12 Mar. 1292 Receipt of 17 marks Sealer John de Domo Lapidea; Thomas, clerk of Dalswinton 3/0/0 (Stevenson, Docs., i, no. 217)
Thursday 20 Nov. 1292 Statement concerning oath of fealty performed by King John Balliol in the presence of 1/51/1 (Foedera, i, II, 781)
Thursday 20 Nov. 1292 Fealty performed by King John Balliol in the presence of 1/51/2 (Foedera, i, II, 781-2)
Thursday 20 Nov. 1292 Fealty performed by King John Balliol Sealer 1/51/2 (Foedera, i, II, 781-2)


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Date Short Summary Role Source
circa 1266 X 28 Jan. 1284 Guardian (custos) of Alexander, son of King Alexander (d.1284)(Employment relationship) subject (relationship) 3/9/3 (Chron. Lanercost, App. no. 17)
circa 29 Mar. 1279 Guardian (custos) of Alexander, son of King Alexander (d.1284)(Employment relationship) subject (relationship) 3/9/2 (Chron. Lanercost, App. no. 18)
Dec. 1281 Lord (dominus) of various Scottish barons (Tenurial & lordship relationship) object (relationship) 4/42/4 (Stones and Simpson, ii, 189-90)
5 Feb. 1284 Lords (dominus) of various named barons (Tenurial & lordship relationship) object (relationship) 4/42/5 (Foedera, i, II, 638)
10 Apr. 1288 X 27 Apr. 1296 Daughter of William Sinclair (d.1299×1303) (Familial relationship) object (relationship) 3/403/9 (Wemyss, ii, no. 3)
Tuesday 14 Mar. 1290 Lady (domina) of various men of the realm (Tenurial & lordship relationship) object (relationship) 1/50/32 (Stevenson, Docs., i, no. 92)
Tuesday 14 Mar. 1290 Lord (dominus) of various men of Scotland (Tenurial & lordship relationship) object (relationship) 1/50/32 (Stevenson, Docs., i, no. 92)
Friday 17 Mar. 1290 Lady (domina) of various named men of Scotland (Tenurial & lordship relationship) object (relationship) 1/50/33 (Foedera, i, II, 730)
28 Jun. 1291 Fidelis (sworn man) of Edward I, king of England (d.1307) (Tenurial & lordship relationship) subject (relationship) 1/27/0 (Douglas, iv, no. 1)
14 Jul. 1305 Daughter of William Sinclair (d.1299×1303) (Familial relationship) object (relationship) 4/38/43 (NRS, C 39/1/3)


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Date Short Summary Source
undated constable of Dumfries 3/326/6 (Dugdale, Monasticon, 616)
undated Dominus (Lord/Sir) 3/384/11 (Newb. Reg., C.O., no. 18)
undated Dominus (Lord/Sir) 3/532/3 (Melr. Lib., no. 223)
undated sheriff of Edinburgh 3/532/3 (Melr. Lib., no. 223)
4 Sept. 1241 X circa 1293 Dominus (Lord/Sir) 3/386/19 (Newb. Reg., no. 100)
4 Sept. 1241 X circa 1293 sheriff of Edinburgh 3/386/19 (Newb. Reg., no. 100)
4 Sept. 1241 X circa 1293 knight 3/386/19 (Newb. Reg., no. 100)
1263 X Dominus (Lord/Sir) 3/590/20 (Midl. Chrs., no. 33)
1263 X sheriff of Edinburgh 3/590/20 (Midl. Chrs., no. 33)
1264 X 1292 Dominus (Lord/Sir) 3/141/2 (Newb. Reg., no. 202)
1264 X 1292 sheriff of Edinburgh 3/141/2 (Newb. Reg., no. 202)
1264 X 1292 sheriff of Linlithgow 3/141/2 (Newb. Reg., no. 202)
1264 X 1292 knight 3/141/2 (Newb. Reg., no. 202)
1264 X 1295 Dominus (Lord/Sir) 3/503/8 (Newb. Reg., no. 12)
1264 X 1295 sheriff of Edinburgh 3/503/8 (Newb. Reg., no. 12)
circa 1266 X 28 Jan. 1284 guardian 3/9/3 (Chron. Lanercost, App. no. 17)
circa 1266 X 28 Jan. 1284 Dominus (Lord/Sir) 3/9/3 (Chron. Lanercost, App. no. 17)
3 Jun. 1273 X 10 Jun. 1285 Dominus (Lord/Sir) 2/52/11 (Midl. Chrs., no. 34)
3 Jun. 1273 X 10 Jun. 1285 sheriff of Edinburgh 2/52/11 (Midl. Chrs., no. 34)
3 Jun. 1273 X 10 Jun. 1285 knight 2/52/11 (Midl. Chrs., no. 34)
15 Oct. 1273 X circa 1279 sheriff of Edinburgh 3/276/24 (Newb. Reg., no. 16)
15 Oct. 1273 X circa 1279 Dominus (Lord/Sir) 3/276/24 (Newb. Reg., no. 16)
Saturday 21 May 1278 Dominus (Lord/Sir) 3/551/4 (Dunf. Reg., no. 86)
Saturday 21 May 1278 sheriff of Edinburgh 3/551/4 (Dunf. Reg., no. 86)
2 Oct. 1278 sheriff of Edinburgh 1/8/111 (RRS, iv, no. 115)
circa 29 Mar. 1279 Dominus (Lord/Sir) 3/9/2 (Chron. Lanercost, App. no. 18)
circa 29 Mar. 1279 guardian 3/9/2 (Chron. Lanercost, App. no. 18)
14 Sept. 1279 knight 1/8/123 (RRS, iv, no. 126)
8 Apr. 1280 knight 1/8/127 (RRS, iv, no. 130)
Dec. 1281 knight 4/42/4 (Stones and Simpson, ii, 189-90)
Dec. 1281 knight 1/8/129 (RRS, iv, no. 133)
1283 X 1293 knight 3/547/81 (Lennox, no. 16)
5 Feb. 1284 baron 4/42/5 (Foedera, i, II, 638)
3 Aug. 1284 Dominus (Lord/Sir) 4/20/57 (Dunf. Reg., no. 230)
3 Aug. 1284 sheriff of Edinburgh 4/20/57 (Dunf. Reg., no. 230)
circa 25 Jan. 1285 Dominus (Lord/Sir) 3/174/2 (NRS, AD 1/7)
circa 25 Jan. 1285 knight 3/174/2 (NRS, AD 1/7)
circa 25 Jan. 1285 sheriff of Edinburgh 3/174/2 (NRS, AD 1/7)
10 Apr. 1288 X 27 Apr. 1296 Dominus (Lord/Sir) 3/403/9 (Wemyss, ii, no. 3)
10 Apr. 1288 X 27 Apr. 1296 knight 3/403/9 (Wemyss, ii, no. 3)
circa 1290 X 1303 knight 3/522/2 (Newb. Reg., no. 181)
circa 1290 X 1303 knight 3/522/3 (Newb. Reg., no. 182)
Tuesday 14 Mar. 1290 baron 1/50/32 (Stevenson, Docs., i, no. 92)
Friday 17 Mar. 1290 baron 1/50/33 (Foedera, i, II, 730)
Monday 28 Aug. 1290 Dominus (Seigneur - Lord - Sir) 3/0/0 (Foedera, i, II, 737-8)
Monday 28 Aug. 1290 guardian 3/0/0 (Foedera, i, II, 737-8)
12 Mar. 1292 subsheriff of Dumfries 3/0/0 (Stevenson, Docs., i, no. 217)
23 Jun. 1292 sheriff of Edinburgh 2/78/2 (Newb. Reg., C.O., no. 7)
23 Jun. 1292 knight 2/78/2 (Newb. Reg., C.O., no. 7)
23 Jun. 1292 Dominus (Lord/Sir) 2/78/2 (Newb. Reg., C.O., no. 7)


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Date Short Summary Role Source
circa 1290 X 1303 Land of Balvormie (WLO) Holder (possession) 3/522/3 (Newb. Reg., no. 182)


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undated Renewal of one mark annually from Mabie and 'Achencork' (KCB) and half land conferred by ancestors of Thomas of Kirkconnell 3/326/6 (Dugdale, Monasticon, 616)
undated Gift of land in Ruchlaw (ELO) 3/532/3 (Melr. Lib., no. 223)
4 September 1241 X circa 1293 Renewal of various lands in ELO and STL given by ancestors of Thomas of Morham 3/386/19 (Newb. Reg., no. 100)
29 August 1261 Confirmation of donation by Robert de Brus 1/8/33 (RRS, iv, no. 33)
1263 X Gift of Swanston (MLO) 3/590/20 (Midl. Chrs., no. 33)
14 February 1263 *Instruction to answer to Soutra Hospital for one thrave of corn yearly 1/8/41 (RRS, iv, no. 43)
1264 X 1292 Concession of free transit in 'Strabroc' (Uphall, WLO) 3/141/2 (Newb. Reg., no. 202)
1264 X 1295 Quitclaim of lands of Cranstoun Riddel, Newbattle, and ‘Gocelynton’ (MLO) 3/503/8 (Newb. Reg., no. 12)
3 October 1271 Concession of firm peace 1/8/78 (RRS, iv, no. 77)
3 June 1273 X 10 June 1285 Quitclaim of land at Whitewell and in Swanston (MLO) and other lands as stated 2/52/11 (Midl. Chrs., no. 34)
15 October 1273 X circa 1279 Confirmation of peatary of Loquhariot (Borthwick, MLO) called 'Wuluestrother' 3/276/24 (Newb. Reg., no. 16)
2 December 1273 Concession of a fair every year at the feast of the Holy Trinity, for two weeks 1/8/85 (RRS, iv, no. 87)
8 September 1276 Confirmation of land of Hermand (MLO) 1/8/96 (RRS, iv, no. 100)
27 January 1277 Concession of firm peace and immunity from poinding 1/8/97 (RRS, iv, no. 101)
15 April 1277 Confirmation of donation of church of Aboyne (ABD) and the presentation of John of Annan to vicarage 1/8/101 (RRS, iv, no. 105)
2 December 1277 Gift of Easter Craiglockhart (MLO) 1/8/107 (RRS, iv, no. 111)
2 October 1278 Gift of half of Beath Waldeve (FIF) to Dunfermline Abbey 1/8/111 (RRS, iv, no. 115)
6 May 1279 Confirmation of donation made by Gilbert of Ruthven 1/8/117 (RRS, iv, no. 120)
19 July 1279 Confirmation of donation of John Comyn of land of 'Rulehalch' (prob. near Bedrule, ROX) 1/8/119 (RRS, iv, no. 122)
5 September 1279 Succession of Meikle Dallas (MOR) 1/8/121 (RRS, iv, no. 124)
circa 1280 X circa 1296 Gift of half land and moss with ‘le Kyrcfrerd’ (or Hirisperd?) lying between ‘Polchos’ and ‘Grenescych’ in Kirkconnell (KCB), next to half given previously 3/326/5 (Dugdale, Monasticon, 616)
1 April 1280 Concession of the king's protection 1/8/126 (RRS, iv, no. 129)
4 October 1282 Infeftment of Nicholas Hay in third part of the land of Cassingray (FIF) 1/8/134 (RRS, iv, no. 139)
1283 X 1293 Inspection of charter of donation of Alan Stewart of Tarbolton (AYR) 3/547/81 (Lennox, no. 16)
circa 25 January 1285 Gift of lands of Myles called 'Krawwoyth' (ELO) 3/174/2 (NRS, AD 1/7)
23 June 1292 Quitclaim and resignation of claim to land belonging to Rhys, son of Robert in Mertoun (BWK) 2/78/2 (Newb. Reg., C.O., no. 7)