Sir William Sinclair of Roslin

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William "the Crusader" Sinclair of Roslin, Lord of Roslin

Nicknames: "William "the Crusader" Sinclair Lord of Rosslyn", "St. Clair"
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Birthplace: Rosslyn Castle, Roslin, Midlothian, Scotland
Death: Died in Malaga, Andalucia, Spain
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Henry Sinclair of Roslin; Sir Henry Sinclair of Roslin; Alice de Fenton and Alice de Fenton
Husband of Margarete Gartney; unknown Sinclair and Rosabelle Sinclair
Father of William Sinclair of Roslin; John St Clair; Thomas St Clair and Margaret Sinclair of Roslin
Brother of John Sinclair; Margaret Sinclair and John Sinclair
Half brother of Sir William Sinclair, Knight

Occupation: Earl of Rosslyn, Knight, nobleman., "the Crusader"
Managed by: Joanna Helen Roper
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About William "the Crusader" Sinclair of Roslin, Lord of Roslin

SINCLAIR or SAINT CLAIR, Sir WILLIAM (d. 1330), of Roslin, friend of Robert Bruce, was the son of Sir Henry Sinclair of Roslin [see under Sinclair, Sir William, (fl. 1266–1303)] by Alicia de Fenton. According to Father Hay, he received from Robert the Bruce the grant of Pentland Moor in free forestry and the office of great master-hunter of Scotland on account of the prowess of his two dogs, ‘Help’ and ‘Hold,’ in capturing a fleet white deer which repeatedly baulked the efforts of Bruce's hounds (Genealogy of the Sinclairs, p. 16). He was one of the knights chosen to accompany Sir James Douglas (1286?–1330) [q. v.] to the Holy Land with the heart of Bruce; and, in view of the service which he was expected to render him, received from Bruce a pension of 40l. (Exchequer Rolls, i. 209). He was slain, along with Douglas, on the plains of Andalusia by the Saracens on 25 Aug. 1330 (Wyntoun, Chronicle). By his wife Isabel—sometimes surnamed Sperra—daughter of Malise, earl of Strathearn, he had three sons and a daughter: Sir Henry Sinclair, earl or prince of Orkney [q. v.], William, David, and Margaret, who married first, Thomas, second earl of Angus, and secondly, Sir William Sinclair of Herdmanston.

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Sir William Sinclair of Roslin's Timeline

1283
1283
Rosslyn Castle, Roslin, Midlothian, Scotland
1327
1327
Age 44
Rosslyn Castle,Edinburgh,Midlothian,Scotland
1330
August 25, 1330
Age 47
Malaga, Andalucia, Spain
1332
1332
Age 47
Rosslyn Castle, Roslin, Midlothian, Scotland
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