Sunday, October 2, 2011

G25: 19989508


19989508. Sir Thomas Hostiarius

Thomas born in Lundie, Scotland, s/o §Malcolm Durward of Lundie [Mael Coluim of Lundie].

4/3/1199, Confirmation of one mark annually by Thomas to Coupar Angus Abbey.

4/5/1201-2, Thomas Durward at the consecration of William, bishop of Glasgow, as he is transferred to St. Andrews.

1203, Thomas’ maternal grandfather died.

Sir Thomas Durward of Glenisla, knight, hostarius, baron of Lundie, married a d/o Mael Coluim, earl of Atholl.

1/1211, King William sent the earl of Atholl, the earl of Mar, Malcom son of Morgrund and Thomas Durward [each representing families claiming Mar] with 4,000 men to suppress a rebellion in Ross and Moray. (S) Medieval Scotland, Barrow, 1998, P175.

2/25/1213, Thomas witnessed a charter of the kingof Scotland to Arbroath Abbey.

5/20/1212-3, King William to Arbroath Abbey; has granted wood of Trustach, which Thomas of Lundie, his doorward, gave and quitclaimed to monks, and common pasture in abbey's land of Banchory as far as 'Loucherkar'.

1214, Charter by Alexander II … Witnesses … and Thomas Hostiarius, sheriff of Inverness. (S) Celtic Scotland, V3, 1880, P352.

1214-27, Thomas, son of Malcolm of Lunden, made a grant to the church of Echt, near Scone.

12/4/1214, King William of Scotland died; his son Alexander II succeeding.

10/28/1216, Henry III, age 9, crowned king of England.

6/15/1220, King Alexander II makes known that he undertakes to marry Joan, eldest sister of Sir Henry, king of England, … and, if not, he swears that he will marry Isabel, younger sister of King Henry, within fifteen … The earl of Buchan [William Comyn], Alan of Galloway, constable, and other barons of the king, that is, Philip de Mowbray, Walter Olifant, Duncan of Carrick, Henry de Balliol, Thomas Durward, John of Maxwell, David Marshal, Walter Comyn …

1222, Thomas granted Urquhart and Boleskine after the suppression of the rebellion of MacScolane of Moray. (S) Transactions, Gaelic Society of Inverness, Vs5-6, 1876, P159.

~1224, A dispute arose between the Earl of Mar and Thomas Durward touching the legitimacy of Earl Morgund and his son Duncan. Durward asserted that Morgund and his son were illegitimate, and on that ground he claimed the Earldom of Mar, in right of his mother. The dispute was settled by a compromise under which Thomas Durward obtained great domains in Mar.

1226, Thomas, sheriff of Inverness. (S) Robert the Bruce’s Rivals, Young, 1997, P38.

1/17/1228, A recognition of perambulation was made by precept of the lord king in his full court at Forfar by Henry de Balliol, chamberlain, and Henry of Stirling and Henry of Brechin, sons of Earl David, and Thomas Durward and John de la Haye sheriff of Fife, and Thomas Malherbe sheriff of Forfar, and Magnus son of the earl of Angus and many others …

Bef. 10/12/1333, Thomas died.

(S) Paradox of Medieval Scotland.

Family notes:

·         The family's original name was 'of Lundie', from Lundie in Angus. They were hereditary ushers or “doorwards” of the king, hence the surname Durward. Alan’s landholdings included the lordship of Lundie, lands in Mar based at Lumphanan castle, lands in the Mearns and Aberdeenshire.

·         Thomas’ mother was a d/o Gille Crist, earl of Mar.

Child of Thomas and ?:

i. Alan Durward (9994754), born ~1210 in Scotland.

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