John de Soulis, Sir (c.1250 - 1310) MP

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Nicknames: "12494"
Birthplace: Hermitage Castle,Liddesdale,Roxburghshire,Scotland
Death: Died in Roxburgh,,Roxburghshire,Scotland
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About John de Soulis, Sir

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Sir John de Soules (or de Soulis or Soules) (died 1310) was Guardian of Scotland from 1301 to 1304, at a crucial period in the Wars of Scottish Independence.

Life

There were two distantly related contemporary Sir John de Soulis during this period:

Sir John de Soulis was the younger son of the Lord of Liddesdale and married to the daughter of the High Steward of Scotland. Sir John had previously protected Galloway from Sir Andrew Harclay, Earl of Carlisle and Warden of the English March. In 1301 after the resignations of Robert The Bruce and John III Comyn, Lord of Badenoch he was appointed Guardian of Scotland. Sir John, the Guardian, seems more likely to have been the diplomat of the family, staying in exile and dying in France, John II being the soldier.

Sir John de Soulis II joined Robert the Bruce, and was rewarded with a grant of the baronies of Kirkandrews and Torthorwald, and the lands of Brettalach, Dumfriesshire. He accompanied Edward Bruce to Ireland and was slain with him in the Battle of Dundalk, 5th October, 1318. His brother William de Soulis was given John's lands and appointed Butler of Scotland, whether he was filling his brother's shoes as Butler or not is not a known fact.

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Sir John de Soules, Guardian of Scotland's Timeline

1250
1250
Hermitage Castle,Liddesdale,Roxburghshire,Scotland
1276
1276
Age 26
Castle Cary, Somerset, , England
1286
1286
Age 36
Roxburgh,,Roxburghshire,Scotland
1298
1298
Age 48
Innerpeffery,Crieff,Perth,Scotland
1310
October 14, 1310
Age 60
Roxburgh,,Roxburghshire,Scotland