Sir Thomas de Carlyle of Torthowald

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Thomas de Carlyle (DeCarleill)

Also Known As: "de Carlyle;", "Carlile;Karlo;carliole;"
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Death: Died in Neville's Cross, Durham, England
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Son of Sir William de Carlyle and Margaret de Brus
Husband of (unknown) de Carlyle
Father of Susanne de Carlyle, of Coulyn and Rowcan and James de Carlyle of Annandale,
Brother of Sir John Carlyle; Sir William de Carlyle, IV, and Adam de Carlyle
Half brother of John de Bruce Shelton

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About Sir Thomas de Carlyle of Torthowald

Thomas de Torthowald was one of a gallant band of Scotch Knights who, seeing King David II surrounded by a phalanx of the English enemy, successfully volunteered his rescue from such alarming peril. By a Charter dated Oct 18 1362 granted by King David II (ruled 1324 - 1371) to Thomas Carlile's daughter, Susanna and to her Laird of Corrie husband, makes mention that Sir Thomas de Carlile had died in our presence defending our person at the Battle of Durham

http://books.google.com/books?id=tWZHAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA92&lpg=PA92&dq=Sir+Robert+Corrie++Corry,+Laird+of+Corrie&source=bl&ots=cdjHBhiGDp&sig=95aARahtGxsp4K1g3ySPVGvIsJs&hl=en&ei=0G8KTvjyIujd0QGH6aCDAQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=6&ved=0CDUQ6AEwBQ#v=onepage&q=Sir%20Robert%20Corrie%20%20Corry%2C%20Laird%20of%20Corrie&f=false

The Charter dated Oct 18 1362 granted by King David II to Thomas Carlile's dau Susanna and to her Laird of Corrie husband makes mention that Sir Thomas de Carlile had died in our presence defending our person at the Battle of Durham

http://www.carothers-carruthers.com/durham.htm

The armies met at Neville's Cross, near Durham, ( Battle of Durham ) on October 17, 1346. David, wanting to avoid the tactics of the last disastrous defeat at Halidon Hill, chose a defensive posture. But, the English troops did, also. David soon found that the ground he had chosen to defend was in a weak position, if he needed to attack, since there were many obstacles between him and the English. The English broke the stalemate by once again bringing out their long bowmen. Those archers devastating assault caused David to attack. There poor position, though, led to breaking down of their battle lines and led to the English victory.

http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=bevangenealogy&id=I70853

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