William Browne De Bruin, AKA de Bruin
|Birthplace:||Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland|
|Death:||Died in Lincolnshire, England|
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"In 1136, David I began the development of New Aberdeen north of the River Dee, and the earliest charter was granted by King William the Lion about 1179, confirming the corporate rights granted by David I. The city received other royal charters later. In 1319, the Great Charter of Robert the Bruce transformed Aberdeen into a property owning and financially independent community. Bruce had a high regard for the citizens of Aberdeen who had sheltered him in his days of outlawry, helped him win the Battle of Barra and slew the English garrison at Aberdeen Castle. He granted Aberdeen with the nearby Forest of Stocket. The income from this land has formed the basis for the city's Common Good Fund, which is used to this day for the benefit of all Aberdonians. The city was burned by Edward III of England in 1336 and rebuilt. Wikipedia"
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland