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Edward de Keith (of Sinton) Marischal of Scotland (de Keith (of Sinton)), Marischal of Scotland

Birthplace: Humbie, East Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Durham, Durham, England
Cause of death: Killed in the Battle of Neville's Cross
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir William de Keith of Humbie and Barbara Seton
Husband of Isabella de Synton, Heiress of Sinton and Christian Menteith, of Arran
Father of Williiam de Keith (Knight) Grand Marshal of Scotland, Sir; Sir William de Keith, Great Marischal of Scotland; Edward de Keith; Lady Jane De Keith, Baroness Cadzow; Katherine (Catherine) de Keith, Heiress Of Mathers and 3 others
Brother of Sir Robert de Keith, Marischal of Scotland; Richard Keith and Philip Keith

Occupation: VIII Lord Marischal of Scotland
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About Sir Edward de Keith of Sinton, Marischal of Scotland

Edward Keith

  • Birth: 1280 - Humbie, East Lothian, Scotland
  • Death: Oct 17 1346 - In Battle Of Neville's Cross, near Durham, Durham, England
  • Parents: Robert Keith, Barbara Seton
  • Wife: Isabel Synton, Christian Menteith

Children of Isabel Sinton

  1. William b abt ABT 1328. Married Margaret Fraser.
  2. John b abt 1325. Married Mariota (or Mary) de Cheyne
  3. Katherine

Children of Christian MENTEITH

  1. Janet b abt 1345. Married 1) David de Barclay 2) Thomas Erskine

SIR EDWARD DE KEITH, great-uncle, being brother of the first Sir Robert, and in remainder to the lands of Keith and the Marshalcy, under the entail of 1324, succeeded his great nephew. In 1328 he had a charter from King Robert, witnessed by Robert de Keith, Marischal, of the lands of Kelly, &c., to be held in free barony by the service of one knight in the King's army. It is recorded that neither Sir Robert nor he came to the battle of Halidon Hill, 1333, where his son William was taken prisoner. He had, of the inheritance of his wife, the hereditary sheriffdom of Selkirk. He married, before July 1305, Isabel, daughter of Alexander DE SYNTON, and sister and heir of Andrew DE SYNTON, taken prisoner at the battle of Dunbar, 1296, who. afterwards died a prisoner in Fotheringhay Castle. He appears to have been slain at the battle of Neville's Cross, 17 October 1346. [Complete Peerage VIII:471]


XIV - Sir Edward Keith, designed "son of Robert de Keith great Marischal of Scotland," appears on an inquisition in 1341. He died before 1350. He married (1st) Isabel de Keth of Galstoun, and (2ndly) Christian, daughter of Sir John Menteith and Elyne of Mar, by whom he had a daughter, Janet, who marrying Sir Thomas Erskine, became ancestress of the Erskines Earls of Mar.

Sir Edward had two sons - Sir William, and John (designed in 1354 the son of Sir Edward and brother of Sir William great Marischal of Scotland). John, marrying Mariota, daughter of Sir Reginald Cheyne of Inverugie, began the line of the Inverugie Keiths. Of two daughters of Sir Edward, Catharine married Alexander Barclay, ancestor of Barclay of Ury, and Janet married Sir David Hamilton, of Cadyow. The manuscript gives another Edward, whom it describes as the first Lord Keith, and the father of Janet, Lady Hamilton. [The Scots Peerage VI:33]



William was son of Edward I de Keith of Sinton, and Isobel de Sinton of Sinton. He was Marischal of Scotland, as successor to his uncle Sir Robert Keith. He has been conflated with his father in many pedigrees of the family. He, not his father, succeeded at Marischal.


  1. 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. Page 437


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Sir Edward de Keith of Sinton, Marischal of Scotland's Timeline

Humbie, East Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom
July 1305
Age 25
Sinton, Selkirshire, Scotland
Age 30
Age 33
Renfrewshire, Scotland
Age 35
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
Age 35
Kirncarelishire, Scotland
Age 45
Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Age 45
Age 60
Age 62
Sinton, Selkirk, Scotland