People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

John Balliol (d.1268)

Biography
John was the eldest son of Hugh Balliol, lord of Barnard Castle in England (d.1229). John's inheritance included the lordship of Barnard Castle (County Durham), of Bywell (Northumberlandshire) and of Hitchin (Hertfordshire) and he also had four lordships in France (Bailleul-en-Vimeu, Hélicourt, Dompierre, Hornoy). In 1233 he married Dervorguilla, daughter of Alan, lord of Galloway, which brought him vast lands throughout Scotland and England. He had four sons (Hugh (d.1271), Alan (d.a.1271), Alexander (d.1278), John (d.1314)) and four daughters (Margaret, Cecily, Eleanor, Ada) with his wife, who all made prominent marriages within the aristocracy of the day. He began the foundations of Balliol College in the 1260s, which was completed by his wife in 1282. John died between 17 and 24 October 1268. His son (John) and his grandson (Edward) both became kings of Scots. A. Beam, The Balliol Dynasty, 1210-1364 (Edinburgh, 2008); G.P. Stell, 'John de Balliol', ODNB, iii, 605-06; [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/1208]
Floruits
1237 × 1268
PoNE
http://www.pone.ac.uk/record/person/686/
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Total number of associated factoids: 64

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Date Short Summary Role Witnesses Source
unavailable Confirmation of forest of Dalquhairn Grantor 1/8/19 (RRS, iv, no. 17)
unavailable Charter (gift) concerning half wood of Gladswood Grantor 3/72/17 (Dryb. Lib., no. 137)
unavailable Institution of Aimery into church of Lauder named person (transaction) 4/31/2 (Dryb. Lib., no. 279)
unavailable Gift of land in Garioch (ABD) Grantor 4/20/42 (Lind. Cart., no. 123)
unavailable Unknown transaction between Dryburgh Abbey and John Balliol Addressee 3/72/12 (Dryb. Lib., no. 12)
1237 Statement concerning Treaty of York (1237) Addressor 1/7/266 (RRS, iii, no. 259)
Friday 25 Sept. 1237 Agreement between kings of England and Scotland (Treaty of York) named person (transaction) Amaury de St Amand ; Atho, master, clerk of the legate; Bartholomew Peche ; Duncan, earl of Mar (d.1242×44); Fearchar, earl of Ross (d.1251); Gilbert de Umfraville (d.1245); Gilbert Marshal, earl of Pembroke; H. Painel ; Hugh de Vivonne ; John de Lacy, earl of Lincoln (d.1240); John du Plessis, earl of Warwick; John of Lexington ; John, son of Geoffrey; Máel Domnaig, earl of Lennox (d. by 1265); Malcolm, earl of Angus (d.1236×42); Patrick (II), earl of Dunbar (d.1248); Peter de Bordeaux, master; Peter de Mauley; Ralph de Tany; Ralph Neville, bishop of Chichester, chancellor (d.1244); Richard Gray ; Richard, earl of Cornwall and count of Poitou (d.1272); Richard, son of Hugh (13C); Robert of Roos (III) of Wark (d.c.1270); Robert, earl of Strathearn (1223-45); Roger Bertram (II) (d.1242); Roger de Quincy, earl of Winchester (d.1264); Simon de Montfort (d.1265); Stephen of Seagrave, knight (d.1241); Thomas Furnival; Unknown, earl of Atholl (Patrick?); W. de Say ; W. of Lancaster ; Walter de Cantilupe, bishop of Worcester (d.1265); Walter Gray, archbishop of York (d.1255); Walter Mauclerc, bishop of Carlisle; William de Ferrers, earl of Derby (d.1254); William de Forz, count of Aumale (d.1241); William Gernun ; William Longespée (d.1250); William of Bondington, bishop of Glasgow (d.1258); William of Roos of Hamelake (d.1264); William of Savoy, bishop of Valence (d.1239); William Warenne, earl of Surrey (d.1240) 4/1/2 (A-S Relations, no. 7)
1238 X 1240 Quitclaim of land of Eddleston (PEB) Grantor Henry, prior of Friars Preachers of Berwick; John de Normanville (d.1240); Matthew of Aberdeen, master, archdeacon of Glasgow; Peter de Alinton, archdeacon of Teviotdale (d.1242); Thomas de Normanville, knight; William of Greenlaw, master (d.1247); William, abbot of Paisley (fl.1225/26-1266) 3/72/8 (Glas. Reg., no. 170)
1238 X 1240 Quitclaim of land of Eddleston (PEB) named person (transaction) Henry, prior of Friars Preachers of Berwick; John de Normanville (d.1240); Matthew of Aberdeen, master, archdeacon of Glasgow; Peter de Alinton, archdeacon of Teviotdale (d.1242); Thomas de Normanville, knight; William of Greenlaw, master (d.1247); William, abbot of Paisley (fl.1225/26-1266) 3/72/8 (Glas. Reg., no. 170)
1238 X 20 Jan. 1240 Quitclaim of Eddleston (PEB) named person (transaction) Bernard Fraser, sheriff of Stirling; David of Bernham, bishop of St Andrews (d.1253); Geoffrey de Chaundeneth; Matthew of Aberdeen, master, archdeacon of Glasgow; Nicholas of Huttoft; Patrick Fleming ; Richard de Bolbec; Roger de Hamtone; Thomas, steward of Bishop William Bondington; Walter Stewart (II), son of Alan (d.1241); William de Forz, count of Aumale (d.1241); William of Greenlaw, master (d.1247) 3/24/2 (Glas. Reg., no. 171)
14 Sept. 1250 Inspection and confirmation of 15 librates of land in Kirkpatrick-Irongray (KCB) Inspector 3/72/9 (Glas. Reg., no. 200)
30 Sept. 1251 Statement of grant of service for moiety of Sorbie (WIG) Beneficiary 3/590/19 (CDS, i, no. 1808)
circa 15 Aug. 1252 Obligation to pay a debt of 180 marks Beneficiary Adam of Twynholm; Adam, chaplain of Buittle ; Alan of Stubhill; Andrew of Kirkconnell (son of Robert); Gillespie, son of Gilbothyn; Henry de Mandeville (Mandell); Robert of Hampton 3/46/1 (Oxford Balliol Deeds, no. 592 )
12 Nov. 1253 Confirmation of forest of Dalquhairn (KCB) Sicut Clause Aymer Maxwell (d.1266); Matthew of Newton, abbot of Melrose (1246-61); Richard, marischal, knight (TRA); Robert de Ros (AYR) (mid-late13C); Walter Murray, knight (TRA3); William, earl of Mar (d.a.1281) 1/8/19 (RRS, iv, no. 17)
Mar. 1254 Confirmation of election of bishop of Whithorn named person (transaction) John le Bouer, canon of St [...]; Roger Pepin, master, subdean of York (d.1266); Stephen of Ecclesfield, master, canon of York; [...] de Pavely, vicar of Tickhill 2/30/5 (Reg. Gray, 121, no. 559)
Mar. 1254 Command to appear Addressee 2/30/5 (Reg. Gray, 121, no. 559)
20 Sept. 1255 X Statement concerning change in Scottish council named person (transaction) 1/26/13 (A-S Relations, no. 10)
20 Sept. 1255 Announcement of change in Scottish council named person (transaction) 1/8/23 (RRS, iv, no. 22)
19 Jun. 1260 Agreement between burgesses of Irvine and Godfrey de Ros named person (transaction) 4/26/12 (Irvine Muniments, i, no. 2 )
4 Aug. 1265 X 24 Oct. 1268 Lease of half the wood of Gladswood with half fodder of same wood Grantor 3/72/10 (Dryb. Lib., no. 136)
4 Aug. 1265 X 21 May 1271 Gift of half wood of Gladswood (ROX) with half the fodder Previous landholder 3/72/16 (Dryb. Lib., no. 135[*])
18 Jun. 1268 Notification of resignation of claims to patronage of church of Lauder (BWK) Addressor 3/72/11 (Dryb. Lib., no. 9)
18 Jun. 1268 *Resignation of claims to patronage of church of Lauder (BWK), with protection Grantor 3/72/11 (Dryb. Lib., no. 9)
circa 18 Jun. 1268 Resignation of claims to right of patronage of church of Lauder (BWK) Grantor 3/72/12 (Dryb. Lib., no. 12)
20 Jun. 1268 Inspection of charter of John Balliol, and confirmation of the right of patronage of the church of Lauder named person (transaction) Adam Deland, canon of Dunkeld; Laurence, bishop of Argyll (d.1299×1300); Laurence, prior of Loch Leven (fl.1268); Richard Logan, master, canon; Simon Wallace, master, official of St Andrews; William of Blagernock 2/10/255 (Dryb. Lib., no. 10)
20 Jun. 1268 X Confirmation of resignation of right of patronage of church of Lauder (BWK) named person (transaction) 2/10/255 (Dryb. Lib., no. 10)
20 Jun. 1268 X 24 Oct. 1268 Inspection of confirmation concerning rights of patronage of church of Lauder (BWK) named person (transaction) Chapter of St Andrews 2/97/52 (Dryb. Lib., no. 11)


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Date Short Summary Role Source
1238 X 1240 Wife (uxor) of John Balliol (d.1268) (Familial relationship) object (relationship) 3/72/8 (Glas. Reg., no. 170)
24 Jul. 1252 Patron of Church of Lauder (Tenurial & lordship relationship) subject (relationship) 4/31/2 (Dryb. Lib., no. 279)
circa 15 Aug. 1252 Lord (dominus) of Mauricius (Murdoch) Akarsan (Tenurial & lordship relationship) subject (relationship) 3/46/1 (Oxford Balliol Deeds, no. 592 )
1260 Brother of Jocelin Balliol (Familial relationship) subject (relationship) 4/20/42 (Lind. Cart., no. 123)
19 Jun. 1260 Son of John Balliol (d.1268) (Familial relationship) object (relationship) 4/26/12 (Irvine Muniments, i, no. 2 )
19 Jun. 1260 Brother of John Balliol (d.1268) (Familial relationship) object (relationship) 4/26/12 (Irvine Muniments, i, no. 2 )
4 Aug. 1265 X 21 May 1271 Bride/betrothed (f.) (sponsa) of John Balliol (d.1268) (Familial relationship) object (relationship) 3/72/16 (Dryb. Lib., no. 135[*])
18 Jun. 1268 Bride/betrothed (f.) (sponsa) of John Balliol (d.1268) (Familial relationship) object (relationship) 3/72/11 (Dryb. Lib., no. 9)
circa 18 Jun. 1268 Bride/betrothed (f.) (sponsa) of John Balliol (d.1268) (Familial relationship) object (relationship) 3/72/12 (Dryb. Lib., no. 12)
24 Oct. 1268 X 28 Jan. 1290 Wife (uxor) of John Balliol (d.1268) (Familial relationship) object (relationship) 2/70/1 (DCM, Misc. Ch. 4463)
circa 27 Oct. 1268 X 28 Jan. 1290 Husband (maritus) of Dervorguilla Balliol (d.1290) (Familial relationship) subject (relationship) 3/28/36 (Dryb. Lib., no. 13)
21 May 1271 Bride/betrothed (f.) (sponsa) of John Balliol (d.1268) (Familial relationship) object (relationship) 3/72/17 (Dryb. Lib., no. 137)
2 Apr. 1273 Lord (dominus) of Dervorguilla Balliol (d.1290) (Tenurial & lordship relationship) subject (relationship) 3/28/37 (RRS, vi, no. 235)
2 Apr. 1273 Bridegroom/betrothed (m.) (sponsus) of Dervorguilla Balliol (d.1290) (Familial relationship) subject (relationship) 3/28/37 (RRS, vi, no. 235)
2 Apr. 1273 Son of John Balliol (d.1268) (Familial relationship) object (relationship) 3/28/37 (RRS, vi, no. 235)
1282 X 19 Mar. 1286 Children (liberi) of John Balliol (d.1268) (Familial relationship) object (relationship) 3/492/1 (Melr. Lib., ii, App., no. 23)
28 Apr. 1285 Executor of John Balliol (d.1268) (Employment relationship) object (relationship) 4/38/23 (Oxford Balliol Deeds, no. 601)


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Date Short Summary Role Source
1260 Land of earl of Mar held of John Balliol Lord (possession) 4/20/42 (Lind. Cart., no. 123)
4 Aug. 1265 X 21 May 1271 Half of Gladswood Holder (possession) 3/72/16 (Dryb. Lib., no. 135[*])