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William de Keith, Knight

Also Known As: "William Keith of Dunnottar", "Lord of the barony of Alden", "Sir William Keith", "Sheriff of Kincardineshire", "William de Keith"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Dunnottar Castle, Stonehaven, Kincardineshire, Scotland
Death: Died in Kincarelishire, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Edward de Keith of Sinton and Isabella de Synton, Heiress of Sinton
Husband of Margaret Fraser of Touchfraser, heiress of Touchfraser
Father of Sir Alexander Keith of Grandon; Sir John Keith; Janet Keith; Muriella de Keith, Duchess of Albany; Margaret Keith, of Crawford and 3 others
Brother of Catherine Keith, heiress of Mathers and John de Keith of Inverugie
Half brother of Janet Keith of Syntoun

Occupation: Great Marischal of Scotland, Sir, IX Lord Marischal of Scotland
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About Sir William Keith, Great Marischal of Scotland

William Keith

  • Parents: Edward Keith, Isobel de Synton of Sinton
  • Married: Margaret Fraser
  • Died between 13 May 1407 and 2 June 1413 (2)

married Margaret Fraser, daughter of John Fraser of Touchfraser before 3 May 1351. (2)

Offices

  • Sheriff of Kincardineshire between 1357 and 1359 2
  • Marischal of Scotland.3

Children of Sir William Keith and Margaret Fraser

  1. Sir John Keith+2 d. b 27 Dec 1375
  2. Margaret Keith+1
  3. Christiana Keith+2
  4. Muriel Keith+4 d. b 1 Jun 1449
  5. Elizabeth Keith+2 d. c 1437
  6. Sir Robert Keith+2 d. b 20 Jul 1430

Notes

Burke's has Sir William's father as Sir William. However Scots Complete Peerage notes: "Sir William is in 1351 designed son of Sir Edward Keith.". See citations 5 & 6 or documents attached.


Citations

  1. [S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 1, page 951. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
  2. [S37] Charles Mosley, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition, volume 2, page 2195.
  3. [S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume I, page 79. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  4. [S11] Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Family: A Complete Genealogy (London, U.K.: The Bodley Head, 1999), page 219. Hereinafter cited as Britain's Royal Family.
  5. Inverurie and the Earldom of the Garioch: A Topographical and Historical Account of the Garioch from the Earliest Times to the Revolution Settlement : with a Genealogical Appendix of Garioch Families Flourishing at the Period of the Revolution Settlement and Still Represented (Google eBook). John Davidson. D. Douglas, 1878 - Inverurie (Scotland) - 612 pages. Page 437
  6. page 36-37 of The Scots peerage : founded on Wood's ed. of Sir Robert Douglas's Peerage of Scotland; containing an historical and genealogical account of the nobility of that kingdom by Paul, James Balfour, Sir, 1846-1931 Published 1904 Volume 6.  

Links

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Source= http://patrickspeople.co.uk/ourfamily/3437.htm

DE KEITH, William Marischal of Scotland, Sheriff of Kincardineshire (Sir ) 1 2

Born: About 1320 Marriage: FRASER, Margaret before 3 May 1351 Died: Between 1407 and 1413 3 4

picture William married Margaret FRASER, daughter of Sir John FRAZER and Unknown, before 3 May 1351. (Margaret FRASER was born about 1325.)

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  • Sir William Keith, Great Marischal1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9
  • M, #3043, d. 1410
  • Father Sir Edward Keith, Great Marischal d. 1350
  • Mother Isabella Sinton
  • Sir William Keith, Great Marischal Lord of Alden (Aden in Aberdeenshire). He married Margaret Fraser, daughter of Sir John Fraser, Laird of Aberbothnot.2,4,5,6,8,9 Sir William Keith, Great Marischal died in 1410.
  • Family 1 Margaret Fraser
  • Children
    • Sir Robert Keith, Great Marischal+ d. b 20 Jul 1430
    • Muriella Keith+4,8 d. c 1 Jun 1449
    • Christian Keith+
    • John de Keith+2,6 d. 18 Mar 1375
    • Margaret Keith+10,5,9 d. a 12 Jun 1397
    • Janet Keith11
  • Family 2
  • Child
    • Sir Alexander Keith+10,3,7
  • Citations
  • [S231] Unknown author, Wallop Family, p. 465.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 556-557.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 553.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 541-542.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 536.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. I, p. 632-633.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. I, p. 629-630.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. I, p. 617-618.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. I, p. 612.
  • [S11587] The Scots Peerage, Vol. VIII, edited by Sir James Balfour Paul, p. 371.
  • [S11563] The Scots Peerage, Vol. I, edited by Sir James Balfour Paul, p. 276.
  • From: http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p101.htm#i3043

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  • Sir William Keith1
  • M, #107992, d. between 13 May 1407 and 2 June 1413
  • Last Edited=16 Feb 2013
  • Sir William Keith was the son of Sir William Keith.2 He married Margaret Fraser, daughter of John Fraser of Touchfraser, before 3 May 1351.2 He died between 13 May 1407 and 2 June 1413.2
  • He held the office of Marischal of Scotland.3 He held the office of Sheriff of Kincardineshire between 1357 and 1359.2
  • Children of Sir William Keith and Margaret Fraser
    • Sir John Keith+2 d. b 27 Dec 1375
    • Margaret Keith+1
    • Christiana Keith+2
    • Muriel Keith+4 d. b 1 Jun 1449
    • Elizabeth Keith+2 d. c 1437
    • Sir Robert Keith+2 d. b 20 Jul 1430
  • Citations
  • [S37] BP2003 volume 1, page 951. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  • [S37] BP2003. [S37]
  • [S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume I, page 79. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  • [S11] Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Families: The Complete Genealogy (London, U.K.: The Bodley Head, 1999), page 219. Hereinafter cited as Britain's Royal Families.
  • From: http://www.thepeerage.com/p10800.htm#i107992

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  • Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900, Volume 30
  • Keith, William (d.1407?) by Henry Paton
  • KEITH, Sir WILLIAM (d. 1407?), great marischal of Scotland, eldest son of Sir Edward Keith, great marischal, who was brother of Sir Robert Keith, great marischal [q. v.], and his first wife, Isobel de Keith, succeeded his father about 1350. He took an active part in the arrangements with the English government in 1357 for the ransom of David II (Bain, Calendar, iii. 302), with whom he is said to have been in much favour. He and Thomas, thirteenth earl of Mar, are reported to have fought a duel at Edinburgh, when the king showed such open partiality for Keith as to provoke Mar into making a public protest. Thereupon David laid siege to Mar's castle of Kildrummy (Scalacronica, p. 203). Keith went abroad in 1358 for a time to seek renown in foreign wars (Rotuli Scotiæ, i. 830). He was employed in 1369 to negotiate a truce with England at London (Rymer, Fœdera, iii. 878), and in March 1371 was present at the coronation at Scone of Robert II.
  • He married Margaret, only daughter and heiress of Sir John Fraser (son of the chamberlain) and Mary Bruce. Their principal residence was at Kintore until in 1392 Keith exchanged with William, Lord Lindsay of the Byres, who had married his daughter Christian, certain lands in the counties of Fife and Stirling for the Crag of Dunnottar in Kincardineshire. Here he built the celebrated castle of Dunnottar, and made it his chief fortress. Before the works began he had to remove the parish church to another part of the lands, and on the plea that he had invaded consecrated ground Keith was laid under a sentence of excommunication by the Bishop of St. Andrews. He appealed to Rome, and on 18 July 1394 Pope Benedict XIII granted his bull, removing the censure, and permitting the castle to remain on the old ecclesiastical site, on condition of an annual composition being paid to the church (Hist. MSS. Comm. 3rd Rep. Appendix, pp. 405, 409). Keith died between 1406 and 1408. He had three sons and four daughters; one of the latter married Robert, duke of Albany, governor of Scotland.
  • [Douglas's Peerage of Scotland (Wood), ii. 187.]
  • From: https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Keith,_William_(d.1407%3F)_(DNB00)

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  • Sir Edward Keith (died 1346) was a Scottish nobleman and a hereditary Great Marischal of Scotland.[1]
  • Sir Edward Keith was the son of William de Keith (died c. 1293) and Barbara de Seaton, daughter of Adam de Seaton.[2] In 1328 he received a charter to the lands of Kelly from King Robert the Bruce, witnessed by his brother Robert II Keith, Marischal of Scotland.[3] Neither he nor his brother Robert were at the Battle of Halidon Hill but his son William, fighting under Sir Archibald Douglas was taken prisoner there.[3] He inherited the hereditary sheriffdom of Selkirk through his first wife, Isabella de Synton.[3] Sir Edward Keith died before 1351 and succeeded by his son William.[4]
  • Sir Edward Keith married first, before July 1305, Isabella de Synton, [4] daughter of Alexander de Synton.[3] Together they had:
    • William Keith, Marischal of Scotland, succeeded his father as Great Marischal of Scotland.[3]
    • John Keith, who married (with a dispensation dated 12 March 1368/9) Mariota de Cheyne, daughter of Reginald de Cheyne.[5]
    • Catherine, who married Alexander Barclay and were the ancestors of the Barclays of Ury.[6]
  • He married secondly, Christian Menteith, daughter of Sir John de Menteith, Lord of Arran and his wife Ellen of Mar. They had a daughter:
    • Janet, who married first, Sir David Barclay of Brechin.[7] She married secondly, before 13 April 1370, Sir Thomas Erskine of Erskine.[a][6]
  • From: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Keith

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Sir William Keith, Great Marischal of Scotland's Timeline

1315
1315
Dunnottar Castle, Stonehaven, Kincardineshire, Scotland
1337
1337
Age 22
Dunnottar Castle,Stonehaven,Kincardineshire,Scotland
1340
1340
Age 25
Probably Grantown, Morayshire, Scotland, (Present UK)
1351
1351
Age 36
1353
1353
Age 38
Stonehaven, Kincardineshire, Scotland
1358
1358
Age 43
Ayr, South Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
1358
Age 43
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
1361
1361
Age 46
Aboyne,,Aberdeenshire,Scotland
1363
1363
Age 48
Dunnottar, Kincardinshire, Scotland