Wednesday, 4 November 2009


(4) Egidia, married to Sir Patrick Graham of Kincardine and
Dundaff, and became ancestress of the Grahams, Earls of
(5) Margaret, married to Sir John Hay of Boyne and Enzie,
Touch, and Tullibody. Her daughter Egidia was married
before 1426 to Alexander Seton, afterwards Earl of Huntly,
and became the ancestress of the Setons of Touch.
3. Sir Andrew, of whose descendants, if any, there is no
4. Egidia, who was thrice married ; first, to Sir James
Lindsay of Crawford ; second, after October 1357, to
Sir Hugh of Eglinton ; and third (contract October
1378), to Sir James Douglas of Dalkeith.

ROBERT II. first king of the House of Stewart, was born 2
March 1315-16, and was declared heir-presumptive to the
throne on 3 December 1318.
He fought at Halidon Hill in 1333 at the age of seventeen,
and was the first to raise the standard of freedom
after that disastrous battle. Encouraged by his example
other leaders joined him in his efforts to expel the English,
and in 1338 he was chosen Guardian of Scotland during
the absence of King David II. in France. He was present
in the ill-advised raid into England, which resulted in the
battle of Durham, 17 October 1346, where the king was
taken prisoner. The High Stewart commanded one of the
divisions of the Scots army, and after routing the force
opposed to him was overwhelmed by numbers and compelled
to withdraw. He succeeded in saving the wreck
of the army, with which, as Guardian for a second time,
he continued to maintain and assert his country's independence.
On the death of his uncle David II. he succeeded
to the throne as Robert II., 22 February 1370-1.

In this reign the succession to the crown of Scotland was
definitely settled by Parliament. King Robert died at
Dundonald, 19 April 1390, and was buried at Scone. He
married, first, Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Adam Mure of
Rowallan (dispensation by Pope Clement vi., 22 November
1347), and had by her :

1. JOHN, who succeeded him on the throne as ROBERT III.
2. Walter, married Isabella, Countess of Fife, and died
about 1362..........

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