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Malcolm Wallace of Elderslie

Also Known As: "Alan", "Sir Alan Wallace of Elderlie", "Sir Alan Wallace of Elderslie", "Sir Malcolm Wallace Laird of Elderslie and Auchinbothie"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Elderslie Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland
Death: August 23, 1305 (55-56)
Loudoun Hill, Ayrshire, Scotland (killed in Battle of Loudoun Hill)
Immediate Family:

Son of Adam Wallace, Laird of Riccarton and Kyle and Christine Kilebane
Husband of Margaret Crawford
Father of Malcolm Wallace; Sir William Wallace of Elderslie, Kt.; John Wallace and Wallace
Brother of Adam de Waleys [Wallace], 4th of Riccarton; Margaret Wallace and Sir Richard Wallace, Kt.

Occupation: after 1307, Laird of Elderslie
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About Sir Malcolm Wallace, Laird of Elderslie

There is some controversy about Margaret's husband. Some believe it was Alan Wallace.

Ben M. Angel notes: Because of "The Actes and Deidis of the Illustre and Vallyeant Campioun Schir William Wallace" by "Blind Harry", legend purports that Sir Malcolm Wallace, Laird of Elderslie, died alongside his son at the "Battle of Loudoun Hill" in Ayrshire. However, this account of Malcolm's more famous son's life is not accurate. William Wallace was in fact executed in London. Malcolm's actual death date and location, as a result of this popular tale, is obscured.


The Scottish Nation - Wallace https://electricscotland.com/history/nation/wallace.htm

WALLACE, a surname, the most illustrious in the annals of Scotland, originally variously written Walence or Waleys. The progenitor of all the families of the name of Wallace in this country is said to have been Eimerus Galeius, so called on account of his having been, according to Sir James Dalrymple, a native of Wales. Those of this name are, however, of Anglo-Norman extraction. Eimerus, a witness of the foundation charter of the abbacy of Kelso by David I. about 1128, is supposed to have been the father of Richard Walense, who obtained from the high-steward of Scotland a considerable portion of the district of Kyle in Ayrshire, and was one of the witnesses to the charter of the Abbey of Paisley, founded in 1160 by Walter the high-steward. His lands in Ayrshire he named Richardton after himself, now Riccarton, the name of a village and parish in that county. He was the most powerful vassal of the Stewarts in Kyle. His elder son, also named Richard, was contemporary with Alan, the high-steward, who died about 1204. This second Richard was the first who spelled his name Walays, and on his death, his younger brother, Henry Walays, succeeded to the family estates.

Early in the 13th century Henry acquired some lands under the Stewarts in Renfrewshire. These lands were inherited by Adam Walays, said to have been living in 1259. This Adam Walays had two sons, namely, Adam, who succeeded to the Ayrshire estate of Riccarton, and Sir Malcolm, who received the lands of Elderslie and Auchinbothie in Renfrewshire, and was the father of Scotland’s great hero, Sir William Wallace.

Sir Malcolm married Margaret, or Jean, daughter of Sir Raynauld, or Sir Hugh Crawford of Loundoun, sheriff of Ayr. Some writers assert that by a previous marriage he had two daughters one of whom was married to a Thomas Halliday of Annandale, while others maintain that he had only two sons. Malcolm; or, according to Fordoun, Andrew; and William, the former by the first marriage, and the latter by the daughter of Sir Raynauld Crawford. The elder son appears to have succeeded to his father’s estates. He is said to have fallen in a skirmish with the English. In 1291, when Edward I. of England issued an order for the barons of Scotland to swear fealty to him, the family of Elderslie absolutely refused to take an oath so subversive of the independence of their country. With his elder son, Sir Malcolm took refuge in the fastnesses of the Lennox, while the younger son, William, retired with his mother to the Carse of Gowrie, to seek the protection of a powerful relative at Kilspindlie. Thence he was sent to receive his education at the seminary attached to the cathedral of Dundee.

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Pedigree Resource File 

name:

Malcolm /Wallace of Elderslie/


sexo: male

nacimiento: aproximadamente 1245

                      Scotland, (Present UK) 

defunción: 23 August 1305

                     Loudoun Hill (by legend), Ayrshire, Scotland, (Present UK) 

entierro: Elderslie, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

Padres

Padre: Adam /Wallace/


madre: Christine /Kilebane/


Matrimonios (1)

cónyuge: Margaret /De Craufurd/ of Loudoun


Ocultar hijos (1)

hijo 1:

William /Wallace/


sexo: male

nacimiento: aproximadamente January 1272

                    Elderslie, Paisley Parish, Renfrewshire, Scotland, (Present UK) 

defunción: 23 August 1305

                  The Elms at Smithfield 

entierro:

Notas (5) {geni:occupation} after 1307, Laird of Elderslie {geni:about_me} Ben M. Angel notes: Because of "The Actes and Deidis of the Illustre and Vallyeant Campioun Schir William Wallace" by "Blind Harry", legend purports that Sir Malcolm Wallace, Laird of Elderslie, died alongside hisson at the "Battle of Loudoun Hill" in Ayrshire. However, this account of Malcolm's more famous son's life is not accurate. William Wallace was in fact executed in London. Malcolm's actual death date and location, as a result of this popular tale, is obscured. Halliday and Holladay history compiled by D. Carter Holladay. Cresop Society A10 A1 Vol. 8 #10 Aug. 1943. [Wallace Clan.FTW] As his brother Adam recieved Riccarton, Malcolm Wallace recieved the lands of Elderslie (Ellerslie) and Auchinbothie, in Renfrewshire. He was possibly born at Riccarton, but the sources are unclear. Malcolm died in 1291 at the Battle of Loudoun Hill. Some sources call him Alan or Richard. Some say he died in 1291 or 1295. Those who say he died in 1305, variously claim 23rd of August, or the 24th of August as the date. Some claim he was born in 1239 or even 1245. Ellerslie is either in Renfrewshire, or Ayrshire. Also, his parentage is in question. Some called him the son of Adam Wallace and Euphemia Stewart. Called Malcolm Wallace of Elderslie.

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malcolm_Wallace) Malcolm Wallace From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Sir Malcolm Wallace was Lord of Elderslie, Scotland, and father of the famous William Wallace (made famous through the movie Braveheart). He was born in 1249 and married Lady Margaret Craufurd. They had five children: Two older girls, then Malcolm 2nd, Sir William, and Sir John. When Sir Malcolm and his son Malcolm 2nd refused to swear allegiance to Edward I of England, they stole away in hiding for several months. Upon their return, at the Battle of Loudoun Hill, they were ambushed by the English and killed.

ELDERSLIE, SCOTLAND info

Elderslie (Ach-na-Feàrna in Scottish Gaelic) is a village in Renfrewshire, Scotland. The village, which sits midway between Paisley and Johnstone,

The village of Elderslie is old and has a rich history. There is an ancient cup and ring marked stone on the braes south of the village indicating very early settlement of the area. The most famous thing about Elderslie is that itis possibly the birth place of Scottish freedom fighter, Sir William Wallace.

The village hosts a large Wallace Memorial and marks the traditional site of William Wallace's birth. There are information panels to help residents and tourists learn more about the site's history. The outline of Elderslie Castleis marked on the ground and the remains of what are known locally as the "Wallace Buildings" are clearly seen. There is a parade and rally at the monument held in August every year commemorating Wallace's life. AFGS 1 NOTE Halliday and Holladay history compiled by D. Carter Holladay. Cresop Society A10 A1 Vol. 8 #10 Aug. 1943. 2 CHAN 3 DATE 14 JUN 2011 4 TIME 18:22:04 1 NOTE Halliday and Holladay history compiled by D. Carter Holladay. Cresop Society A10 A1 Vol. 8 #10 Aug. 1943. 2 CHAN 3 DATE 13 JUN 2011 4 TIME 18:44:54

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"Pedigree Resource File", database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.2.1/39ZP-DMW : accessed 2013-05-15), entry for Malcolm /Wallace of Elderslie/.

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Malcolm Wallace (b. 1249, d. 23 Aug 1305) Malcolm Wallace328 was born 1249 in Elderslie, Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland328, and died 23 Aug 1305 in Loudoun Hill, East, Ayrshire, Scotland328. He married Margaret Craufurd.

Children of Malcolm Wallace and Margaret Craufurd are: +John Wallace, b. 1277, Elderslie, Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland328, 328, d. 1307, London, Middlesex, England328, 328.

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Malcolm Wallace (b. Abt. 1249) Malcolm Wallace was born Abt. 1249 in Elderslie, Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland. He married Margaret Crawford, daughter of Hugh Or John Crawford and Alicia Heiress Of Draffen.

Notes for Malcolm Wallace:

Malcolm received from his father, Adam, vast estates in and around Ayr and Elderlie, because it was the custom in those days that a faithful elder son should become his father's successor. It is said that the estates of Elderlie are in possession of the Wallace descendants to this day (1961) or nearly 5 centuries later. [Note from JW: The term "vast" above is a bit exaggerated, indicating it was probably written by a person living in a small apt. in NYC. Malcolm was considered a "small landowner" by the Encyclopaedia Britannica.]

Malcom, later, was given the title of Knighthood because he so fearlessly championed the cause of Scottish Independence. It will be remembered at the time that the people of Scotland were under control of England and were in dire distress because of English Oppression.

Immediately upon receiving the Honor of Knighthood, he changed the spelling of the name to "Wallace". His family was the first to have the name that has come down through the centuries to the present days.

In noting the difference in ages between the first two sons (22 years), it suggests that perhaps daughters were born to their parents, but as was the customs, not recorded.

[Note: I believe that Malcolm was not the eldest, but the second son and was in Elderslie (called Ellerslie back then)-not Elderlie]

"In the latter months of 1291, an English knight called Fenwick murdered Sir Malcolm Wallace at Loudoun Hill, because of his unwillingness to yield to King Edward I's authority." This preceded William Wallace's rebellion against Edward I and his cronies, and certainly added to William's ill-feelings toward the English. The "murder" mentioned was really an ambush type of skirmish. I believe that Fenwick was one of the early English killed by William in 1296/7.

Children of Malcolm Wallace and Margaret Crawford are: William Wallace, Sir, b. Abt. 1272, Elderslie, Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland, d. 1305. John Wallace, Laird Of Elderslie, b. Abt. 1277.

Source:http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/l/u/y/Cathleen-L-Luytjes/WEBSITE-0001/UHP-1612.html


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1249
1249
Elderslie Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland
1270
1270
1272
January 1272
Paisley Parish, Renfrewshire, Scotland
1277
1277
Elderslie, Renfrewshire, Scotland
1305
August 23, 1305
Age 56
Loudoun Hill, Ayrshire, Scotland
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Laird of Ellerslie
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