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Descendants of Alexander De Berkeley of Towie

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1 Alexander de Berkeley Born: in Towie, Scotland Died: Abt. 1136 in Scotland

The first Castle of Tolly had, it is said, the inscription "Sir Alexander Barclay of Tolly, fundator, decessit, AD 1136. The Barclays of Bourtie were the Barclays of Tolly. King Robert gave charter upon Towie to Alexander Barclay of Kerco. Kerco or Kercow is so like the spelling of Cracow, which might have been made at that time in Scotland, as to tempt inference that Alexander Barclay was an early example of what was common from Aberdeenshire in later times.

..... 2 John Laird of Towie de Berkeley Born: in Castle Cullen, Auldhaven, Banffshire, Scotland

............ 3 Walter de Berkeley Born: Abt. 1050 in Castle Cullen, Auldhaven, Banffshire, Scotland Died: in Towie, Banffshire, Scotland + Eva Uchtred Born: in Carrick, Ayrshire, Scotland (daughter of Lord Of Galloway Uchtred De Galloway and Gunhild Dunbar)

................... 4 Roger de Berkeley Born: Abt. 1185 in Castle Cullen, Auldhaven, Banffshire, Scotland Died: Abt. 1226 + Margaret

.......................... 5 Hugh de Berkeley Born: Abt. 1225 in Scotland

................................. 6 Patrick de Berkeley Born: Abt. 1257 in Scotland Died: Abt. 1300

Notes for PATRICK DE BERKELEY:

Sir Patrick Berkeley, Knight, Thane of Balhelvie, Co. Aberdeen, who was Great Chamberlain of Scotland between 1280 and 1288. He signed the Ragman Roll in 1296, and was afterward said to have been a friend of Sir William Wallace. Sir Patrick was father of two sons, who were styled "Hug (Hugo) et Walter de Berkeleya Fratres."

Source: Barclay, Leslie, The History of the Scottish Barclay. Folkestone : Bewley, 1915. Pages 13-16.

........................................ 7 Walter de Berkeley Born: Abt. 1280 Died: Abt. 1325

Notes for WALTER DE BERKELEY:

Sir Walter de Berkeley, Knight, Baron of Towie Aberdeen was the first of the family and a burgess of Perth. After accompanying his elder brother on the Welsh Mission, he was taken prisoner at the battle of Dunbar, 27th April 1296, and was one of the Scottish Knights imprisoned in Berkhamstead Castle, Bedfordshire, on 31st May, following. On 1st August 1322, he received a Crown Charter of the lands and barony of Towie, in which he is styled "of Kerko" from an estate owned by the Berkeleys in the Carse of Gowrie, Perthshire. In 1322, Sir Walter also received a Crown Charter of the lands of Kainzie, in the Thaneage of Ballhelvie. The Baron was Sheriff of Aberdeen in 1323.

Source: Barclay, Leslie, The History of the Scottish Barclay. Folkestone : Bewley, 1915. Pages 13-16.

............................................... 8 William de Barclay Born: Abt. 1320 Died: Abt. 1388 + Margaret Melgdrum Born: Abt. 1325 in Aberdeen, Scotland Married: Abt. 1342 in Bourtie, Aberdeen, Scotland

Notes for WILLIAM DE BARCLAY:

Styled "Lord of Kerko." The Baron was witness to a charter to Berkeley of Gartlie, his kinsman, in 1360.

Source: Barclay, Leslie, The History of the Scottish Barclay. Folkestone : Bewley, 1915. Pages 13-16.

....................................................... 9 William Alexander de Barclay Born: Abt. 1347 in Cullen Castle, Auldhaven, Banffshire, Scotland Died: Abt. 1405 + Marjorie Born: Abt. 1350 Married: Abt. 1372 in Cullen Castle, Auldhaven, Banffshire, Scotland

Notes for WILLIAM ALEXANDER DE BARCLAY:

One of a jury on the lands of Balmadyside, co. Aberdeen, in 1396.

Source: Barclay, Leslie, The History of the Scottish Barclay. Folkestone : Bewley, 1915. Pages 13-16.

.............................................................. 10 Patrick de Berclay Born: Abt. 1374 in Cullen Castle, Auldhaven, Banffshire, Scotland

Notes for PATRICK13 DE BERCLAY:

In 1421 was a "bruch" (suretie) with two other Barclays, for Alexander Berkeley of Mathers. This seems to have been for proof of the kinship of the Scottish Barclays to Macduff. It is quite possible that Mathers had taken part in some fued, for, by the "Law of the Clan Macduff," those who could claim kindred with Macduff, Earl of Fife, within the ninth degree (canon Law), were immuned for homicide if they could reach Macduff's Cross, which stood on the march between Fife and Strathearn, near Newburgh, and pay a fine of nine kye (cows) and a colpindash (a young cow), when they were then absolved from any slaughter which they might have committed.

Source: Barclay, Leslie, The History of the Scottish Barclay. Folkestone : Bewley, 1915. Pages 13-16.

..................................................................... 11 Patrick Barclay Born: Abt. 1406 in Cullen, Auldhaven, Banffshire, Scotland + Catherine Barclay Born: in Gartley, Aberdeen Scotland Married: Abt. 1431 in Gartley, Aberdeen Scotland

Sir Patrick Barclay, Knight, Baron of Towie, succeeded his father, and is described as "Chief of (the) Barclays in Scotland" in a curious note by and unknown hand some of which rhymes on the outside of the Royal MS. of Andrew Wyntoun's Chronicle of Scotland, now in the British Museum, which latter was transcribed, as it states, for George Barclay of Achrody, brother-german to Sir Patrick, abovementioned. The date of this copy is said by experts to be between 1460-70. It alludes to the marriage of the "hous" of Towie to "ane dochter of Gartly," and turning to the arms then borne by Sir Patrick, it goes on to explain that he carried a third "cors" in honour of his allegiance with the heiress of Gartlie, i.e. "twa corsis" in chief, and one in base. The end of the note id unfortunately obliterated, or still more valuable information concerning these points might have been obtained.

The Baron married Catherine Barclay of Gartlie. The has issue two sons: 1. John Barclay, who succeeded to Towie 2. William Barclay, who inherited Gartlie, as already described under that family.

............................................................................ 12 William Barclay Born: Abt. 1435 in Gartley, Aberdeen, Scotland Died: Abt. 1459 + Griselda Guilda Leslie Born: Abt. 1435 in Balquhain, Aberdeen, Scotland

................................................................................... 13 Patrick Barclay Born: Abt. 1459 in Gartley, Aberdeen, Scotland Died: Abt. 1516 + Elizabeth Arbuthnot Born: Abt. 1460 in Arbuthnot, Kincardineshire, Scotland Married: Abt. 1480 in Arbuthnot, Kincardineshire, Scotland Died: Abt. 1506

.......................................................................................... 14 Clara Barclay Born: Abt. 1492 in Gartley, Aberdeen, Scotland + James Johnston Born: Abt. 1481 in Caskiben, Aberdeen, Scotland Married: Abt. 1520 Died: Abt. 1548
.......................................................................................... 14 James Barclay Born: Abt. 1480
.......................................................................................... 14 Alexander Barclay Born: Abt. 1486
.......................................................................................... 14 Elizabeth Barclay Born: Abt. 1490
.......................................................................................... 14 Catherine Barclay Born: Abt. 1499

................................................................................... 13 Walter Barclay Born: Abt. 1454

............................................................................ 12 John Berclay

..................................................................... 11 George Berclay

........................................ 7 Hugo de Berkeley
............................................... +Eleva

Notes for HUGO DE BERKELEY:

Sir Hugh de Berkeley, Knight, Thane of Balhelvie, succeeded his father and received a Crown charter of those lands from King Robert Bruce (1306-29) in which he was designated "of Fintriegask." Together with his younger brother WALTER, he was sent by the Comyns to form a treaty with the Welsh. Whether these were the Welsh of Strathclyde, or the Tribesmen of Wales, is not very clear. According to an inquisition held at Berkeley, co. Gloucester, 27th April 1296, he was an adherent of John Balioli, and was in receipt of two merks paid yearly by contract from the manor of Cam, Gloucestershire. Cam, in the district of Dursley, was granted to Robert de Berkeley of Berkeley Castle- of the Fitzhardinge family- for the support of his first spouse, Juliana, niece of the Earl of Pembroke. This Robert died without issue in 1219, having married, secondly, Lucie (surname unknown), who survived him, and was afterwards wife of Hugh de Gurney, whose family in later years intermarried with the Barclays of Urie. The manor of Dursley at that time belonged to the heirs-male of the original Norman family of de Berkeley. By Eleva, his spouse, Sir Hugh does not appear to have left any male issue.

Source: Barclay, Leslie, The History of the Scottish Barclay. Folkestone : Bewley, 1915. Pages 13-16.

..... 2 Theobald de Berkeley

Sources: 
Barclay, Leslie, The History of the Scottish Barclays. Folkestone : Bewley, 1915. Pages 13-16.

Davidson, John, Rev., Inverurie and The Earldom of the Garioch: A Topographical and Historical Account of the Garioch from Earliest times to the Revolution Settlement; A. Brown & Co., Aberdeen 1878. 

 

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