9981212. Lord Nicholas de Soules & 9981213. Annora de Normanville
5/1228-41, W[alter] son of Alan (II) the steward, justiciar of Scotia, has granted and by this his present charter established to Newbattle Abbey the donation which Nicholas de Soules made to them of a certain saltpan in the Carse of Callander.
i. William de Soules, born ? in England.
William married Ermangard, d/o Alan Durward & Majorie, natural d/o King Alexander II.
William, hereditary butler of Scotland and lord of Liddesdale.
William imprisoned for his participation in a plot against Robert Brus I.
1281, Sir William de Soules, lord of Liddesdale and Butler of Scotland, declared the issue of his son Alexander and his wife Margaret of Flanders to be heirs to the throne of Scotland. [His grandson, Sir Nicholas de Soules, appended his seal to the Declaration of Arbroath in 1320.]
1292-3, William died.
[There are legends of William participating in the Black Arts and sacrificing children in his castle.]
ii. John de Soules (4990606), born ~1250 in England.
iii. Thomas de Soules, born ? in England.
By 1304, Thomas died.