Alexander Scrymgeour, 4th Lord Dudhope, Constable of Dundee (Scrimgeour), Sir
|Birthplace:||Dudhope Castle, Dundee, Scotland|
|Death:||Died in Dudhope Castle, Dundee, Scotland|
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About Sir Alexander Scrymgeour, 4th Lord Dudhope
During the Wars of Scottish Independence the Scrymgeours were confirmed as banner bearers by William Wallace and Parliament on 29 March 1298. Scrymgeour was named as Alexander, son of Colyn, son of Cairn and he was the first person to declare for Robert the Bruce. Scrymgeour obtained a charter from Bruce confirming the rights that had previously been granted to him by Wallace. This is the only surviving contemporary document where Bruce and Wallace are named together. However Sir Alexander Scrymgeour was later captured by the English and hanged at Newcastle upon the direct orders of Edward I of England in 1306. He was succeeded by another Alexander Scrymgeour who in 1314 rode as the royal banner bearer at the Battle of Bannockburn.