People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

William Soulis, knight, justiciar of Lothian (d.1292/3)

Biography
son of Nicholas (d.1265), elder brother of John, later guardian of Scotland. William was sheriff of Roxburgh, 1289 (ER, i). He died circa 1292-3. He had a son called Nicholas (d.1296) who married Margaret, daughter of Alexander Comyn of Buchan. [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/26044]
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1238 × 1292
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William Soulis, knight, justiciar of Lothian (d.1292/3)
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Total number of associated factoids: 121

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Date Short Summary Role Witnesses Source
unavailable Command to pay William of Braytoft his fee Addressee 3/0/0 (Stevenson, Docs., i, no. 159)
1265 X 1280 Gift of 2 acres of arable land in the territory of Castleton (ROX) Grantor Hugh of Pearsby, sheriff of Roxburgh; John Soulis, knight, guardian (d.a.1310); Richard Soulis (late 13C); Robert of Prenderleith; Thomas Soulis, knight 3/540/8 (Buccleuch, no. 3)
22 Feb. 1278 Announcement that King Alexander is sending William, bishop of St Andrews and William de Soules named person (transaction) 1/8/108 (RRS, iv, no. 112)
20 Mar. 1278 Correspondence between King Edward I and King Alexander III named person (transaction) 1/27/3 (TNA, SC 1/14/38)
circa 24 May 1278 Request for letters of safe conduct for King Alexander III Addressor 2/10/270 (TNA, SC 1/20/70)
24 May 1278 Announcement that the king has sent his reply to King Edward named person (transaction) 1/8/109 (RRS, iv, no. 113)
25 Jul. 1281 Agreement concerning the marriage of the lady Margaret with King Eric of Norway named person (transaction) 4/1/4 (RRS, iv, no. 132)
Dec. 1281 *Obligation to take Margaret as his wife named person (transaction) 1/8/131 (RRS, iv, no. 135)
Dec. 1281 *Confirmation of succession of Scottish throne and customs of Scotland Consentor 1/8/129 (RRS, iv, no. 133)
Dec. 1281 Confirmation of customs concerning succession of kingdom of Scotland Addressor 4/42/4 (Stones and Simpson, ii, 189-90)
28 Mar. 1283 Request for favour in plea concerning church of Stanfordham (Northumberland) named person (transaction) 1/1000/92 (RRS, iv, no. 144)
5 Feb. 1284 Obligation to acknowledge Margaret, the Maid of Norway, as legitimate heir of Alexander III Addressor 4/42/5 (Foedera, i, II, 638)
Tuesday 5 Dec. 1284 * Quitclaim (agreement) of right in land of Auldhouse (LAN) named person (transaction) 4/20/58 (Pais. Reg., 65-6)
25 Jan. 1285 Quitclaim of right and claim in land of Myles (ELO) in the presence of Hugh of Pearsby, sheriff of Roxburgh; John Comyn, earl of Buchan (d.1308); John Comyn, lord of Badenoch (d.1302); John of Stirling, knight (son of Alexander lord of Stirling); Malise (III), earl of Strathearn (d.in or a.1317); William Comyn, lord of Kirkintilloch (brother of John Comyn (d.1302); William Soulis, knight, justiciar of Lothian (d.1292/3) 3/174/1 (RPS, A1285/1)
10 Aug. 1285 Announcement that he is sending his own messengers to King Edward named person (transaction) 1/8/153 (RRS, iv, no. 160)
10 Jul. 1289 Command to make an inquisition if William de Heswell, the father, died vested of fee of land of 'Edilisheuede' (ROX) Addressee 1/50/22 (Stevenson, Docs., i, no. 68)
12 Mar. 1290 Command to cause Richard Knout to compear before Guardians at Edinburgh to answer complaints against him Addressee 1/50/31 (Stevenson, Docs., i, no. 89)
Tuesday 14 Mar. 1290 Confirmation of the Treaty of Salisbury Grantor 1/50/32 (Stevenson, Docs., i, no. 92)
Friday 17 Mar. 1290 Request that King Edward certify to the Guardians that a papal dispensation has been granted for marriage between Prince Edward and Lady Margaret Addressor 1/50/33 (Foedera, i, II, 730)
13 Jun. 1291 Command to deliver Roxburgh castle to William de Grandson Addressee 1/27/0 (Rot. Scot., i, 1a (2))
24 Aug. 1291 Receipt of 109 marks Cashier 3/0/0 (Stevenson, Docs., i, no. 159)
14 Nov. 1292 Pardon for Richard de Soules Consentor 1/27/0 (CDS, ii, no. 647)
20 Nov. 1293 X 16 Feb. 1295 Extent of the lands of Duncan, late earl of Fife undefined (transaction) 4/0/0 (PNF, v, App. 2 (1))
16 Feb. 1294 X 16 Feb. 1295 Extent of the lands of Duncan, earl of Fife, minor undefined (transaction) 4/0/0 (PNF, v, App. 2 (2))


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Date Short Summary Role Source
1265 X 1280 Brother of William Soulis, knight, justiciar of Lothian (Familial relationship) object (relationship) 3/540/8 (Buccleuch, no. 3)
1265 X 1280 Brother of William Soulis, knight, justiciar of Lothian (Familial relationship) object (relationship) 3/540/8 (Buccleuch, no. 3)
1267 X Brother of William Soulis, knight (Familial relationship) object (relationship) 3/15/109 (Melr. Lib., no. 329)
22 Feb. 1278 Fidelis (sworn man) of Alexander III, king of Scotland (d.1286)(Tenurial & lordship relationship) subject (relationship) 1/8/108 (RRS, iv, no. 112)
20 Mar. 1278 Fidelis (sworn man) of Alexander III, king of Scots (d.1286) (Tenurial & lordship relationship) subject (relationship) 1/27/3 (TNA, SC 1/14/38)
20 Mar. 1278 Nuncius (messenger) of Alexander III, king of Scots (d.1286) (Employment relationship) subject (relationship) 1/27/3 (TNA, SC 1/14/38)
circa 24 May 1278 Lord (dominus) of William Soulis (Tenurial & lordship relationship) object (relationship) 2/10/270 (TNA, SC 1/20/70)
24 May 1278 Fidelis (sworn man) of Alexander III, king of Scotland (d.1286)(Tenurial & lordship relationship) subject (relationship) 1/8/109 (RRS, iv, no. 113)
24 May 1278 Messenger (nuncius) of Alexander III, king of Scotland (d.1286)(Employment relationship) subject (relationship) 1/8/109 (RRS, iv, no. 113)
Dec. 1281 Lord (dominus) of various Scottish barons (Tenurial & lordship relationship) object (relationship) 4/42/4 (Stones and Simpson, ii, 189-90)
5 Feb. 1284 Lords (dominus) of various named barons (Tenurial & lordship relationship) object (relationship) 4/42/5 (Foedera, i, II, 638)
10 Aug. 1285 Fidelis (sworn man) of Alexander III, king of Scotland (d.1286)(Tenurial & lordship relationship) subject (relationship) 1/8/153 (RRS, iv, no. 160)
10 Jul. 1289 Baillie of William Soulis, knight, justiciar of Lothian (Employment relationship) object (relationship) 1/50/22 (Stevenson, Docs., i, no. 68)
12 Mar. 1290 Fidelis (sworn man) of Guardians of the realm (Tenurial & lordship relationship) subject (relationship) 1/50/31 (Stevenson, Docs., i, no. 89)
12 Mar. 1290 Baillie of William Soulis, knight, justiciar of Lothian (Employment relationship) object (relationship) 1/50/31 (Stevenson, Docs., i, no. 89)
Tuesday 14 Mar. 1290 Lord (dominus) of various men of Scotland (Tenurial & lordship relationship) object (relationship) 1/50/32 (Stevenson, Docs., i, no. 92)
Tuesday 14 Mar. 1290 Lady (domina) of various men of the realm (Tenurial & lordship relationship) object (relationship) 1/50/32 (Stevenson, Docs., i, no. 92)
Friday 17 Mar. 1290 Lady (domina) of various named men of Scotland (Tenurial & lordship relationship) object (relationship) 1/50/33 (Foedera, i, II, 730)
20 Nov. 1293 X 16 Feb. 1295 Heir of William Soulis, knight, justiciar of Lothian (d.1292/3) (Familial relationship) object (relationship) 4/0/0 (PNF, v, App. 2 (1))
20 Nov. 1293 X 16 Feb. 1295 Son of William Soulis, knight, justiciar of Lothian (d.1292/3) (Familial relationship) object (relationship) 4/0/0 (PNF, v, App. 2 (1))
16 Feb. 1294 X 16 Feb. 1295 Son of William Soulis, knight, justiciar of Lothian (d.1292/3) (Familial relationship) object (relationship) 4/0/0 (PNF, v, App. 2 (2))
16 Feb. 1294 X 16 Feb. 1295 Heir of William Soulis, knight, justiciar of Lothian (d.1292/3) (Familial relationship) object (relationship) 4/0/0 (PNF, v, App. 2 (2))


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Date Short Summary Source
1265 X 1280 knight 3/540/8 (Buccleuch, no. 3)
1267 X Dominus (Lord/Sir) 3/15/109 (Melr. Lib., no. 329)
1267 X knight 3/15/109 (Melr. Lib., no. 329)
22 Feb. 1278 knight 1/8/108 (RRS, iv, no. 112)
20 Mar. 1278 knight 1/27/3 (TNA, SC 1/14/38)
20 Mar. 1278 messenger 1/27/3 (TNA, SC 1/14/38)
24 May 1278 knight 1/8/109 (RRS, iv, no. 113)
circa 24 May 1278 knight 2/10/270 (TNA, SC 1/20/70)
1279 X 19 Mar. 1286 knight 2/52/12 (Melr. Lib., ii, App., no. 22)
circa 1279 X 19 Mar. 1286 knight 3/589/14 (Melr. Lib., no. 347)
circa 1279 X 19 Mar. 1286 Dominus (Lord/Sir) 3/254/8 (Melr. Lib., ii, App., no. 18)
circa 1279 X 19 Mar. 1286 justiciar of Lothian 3/589/14 (Melr. Lib., no. 347)
circa 1279 X 19 Mar. 1286 knight 3/254/8 (Melr. Lib., ii, App., no. 18)
circa 1279 X 19 Mar. 1286 justiciar of Lothian 3/254/8 (Melr. Lib., ii, App., no. 18)
1279 X 19 Mar. 1286 Dominus (Lord/Sir) 2/52/12 (Melr. Lib., ii, App., no. 22)
circa 1279 X 19 Mar. 1286 Dominus (Lord/Sir) 3/589/14 (Melr. Lib., no. 347)
1279 X 19 Mar. 1286 justiciar of Lothian 2/52/12 (Melr. Lib., ii, App., no. 22)
circa 1279 X 1293 Dominus (Lord/Sir) 3/17/49 (Lennox, ii, no. 15)
circa 1279 X 1293 justice of Lothian 3/17/49 (Lennox, ii, no. 15)
1279 X 1293 Dominus (Lord/Sir) 3/265/7 (Melr. Lib., ii, App., no. 21)
1279 X 1293 justiciar of Lothian 3/265/7 (Melr. Lib., ii, App., no. 21)
circa 1279 X 1293 Dominus (Lord/Sir) 3/509/1 (Lennox, no. 14)
circa 1279 X 1293 justiciar of Lothian 3/509/1 (Lennox, no. 14)
1 Apr. 1280 justice of Lothian 1/8/126 (RRS, iv, no. 129)
8 Apr. 1280 justiciar of Lothian 1/8/127 (RRS, iv, no. 130)
25 Jul. 1281 justiciar of Lothian 4/1/4 (RRS, iv, no. 132)
Thursday 4 Sept. 1281 Dominus (Lord/Sir) 3/394/1 (Mort, Reg., ii, no. 11)
Thursday 4 Sept. 1281 knight 3/394/1 (Mort, Reg., ii, no. 11)
Dec. 1281 knight 4/42/4 (Stones and Simpson, ii, 189-90)
Dec. 1281 knight 1/8/131 (RRS, iv, no. 135)
1282 X 19 Mar. 1286 Dominus (Lord/Sir) 3/492/1 (Melr. Lib., ii, App., no. 23)
1282 X 19 Mar. 1286 justiciar of Lothian 3/492/1 (Melr. Lib., ii, App., no. 23)
1283 X 1293 knight 3/547/81 (Lennox, no. 16)
28 Mar. 1283 knight 1/1000/92 (RRS, iv, no. 144)
5 Feb. 1284 justiciar of Lothian 4/42/5 (Foedera, i, II, 638)
5 Feb. 1284 knight 4/42/5 (Foedera, i, II, 638)
28 May 1284 justiciar of Lothian 1/8/141 (RRS, iv, no. 148)
Tuesday 5 Dec. 1284 Dominus (Lord/Sir) 4/20/58 (Pais. Reg., 65-6)
Tuesday 5 Dec. 1284 justiciar of Lothian 4/20/58 (Pais. Reg., 65-6)
25 Jan. 1285 Dominus (Lord/Sir) 3/174/1 (RPS, A1285/1)
25 Jan. 1285 justiciar of Lothian 3/174/1 (RPS, A1285/1)
26 Jan. 1285 X 1293 Dominus (Lord/Sir) 3/547/82 (East Lothian Deeds, no. 5)
26 Jan. 1285 X 1293 justiciar of Lothian 3/547/82 (East Lothian Deeds, no. 5)
30 Apr. 1285 justiciar of Lothian 1/8/149 (Mort. Reg., ii, no. 12)
10 Aug. 1285 justice of Lothian 1/8/153 (RRS, iv, no. 160)
10 Aug. 1285 butler of Scotland 1/8/153 (RRS, iv, no. 160)
10 Jul. 1289 sheriff of Roxburgh 1/50/22 (Stevenson, Docs., i, no. 68)
12 Mar. 1290 sheriff of Roxburgh 1/50/31 (Stevenson, Docs., i, no. 89)
Tuesday 14 Mar. 1290 baron 1/50/32 (Stevenson, Docs., i, no. 92)
Friday 17 Mar. 1290 baron 1/50/33 (Foedera, i, II, 730)


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Date Short Summary Role Source
1265 X 1280 Half acre in Castleton held of William de Soules by Hugh the smith Lord (possession) 3/540/8 (Buccleuch, no. 3)
20 Nov. 1293 X 16 Feb. 1295 Lands of William Soulis of Tullibole Holder (possession) 4/0/0 (PNF, v, App. 2 (1))
16 Feb. 1294 X 16 Feb. 1295 Lands of William Soulis of Tullibole Holder (possession) 4/0/0 (PNF, v, App. 2 (2))


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Date Short Summary Source
28 July 1238 Succession to earldom of Lennox 1/7/274 (RRS, iii, no. 267)
1267 X Re-gift of land in territory of Fogo (BWK) called ‘Hardlau’ and ‘Hungerrig’ lying near Harcarse (BWK) 3/15/109 (Melr. Lib., no. 329)
18 May 1277 Confirmation of donation of Dervorguilla de Balliol 1/8/104 (RRS, iv, no. 108)
2 October 1278 Gift of half of Beath Waldeve (FIF) to Dunfermline Abbey 1/8/111 (RRS, iv, no. 115)
1279 X 19 March 1286 Gift of land in Mow (ROX) 2/52/12 (Melr. Lib., ii, App., no. 22)
circa 1279 X 19 March 1286 Confirmation of land in Hassington (BWK) 3/254/8 (Melr. Lib., ii, App., no. 18)
circa 1279 X 19 March 1286 Confirmation of land in Mow (ROX) 3/589/14 (Melr. Lib., no. 347)
1279 X 1293 Sale of land in Elliston (ROX) 3/265/7 (Melr. Lib., ii, App., no. 21)
circa 1279 X 1293 Gift of land in earldom of Lennox, namely, 'Drumloche' in Balernock (DNB) and Drumfad (DNB) 3/509/1 (Lennox, no. 14)
circa 1279 X 1293 Confirmation of donation and grant made by Walter de Ros and Mary, his spouse 3/17/49 (Lennox, ii, no. 15)
1 April 1280 Concession of the king's protection 1/8/126 (RRS, iv, no. 129)
8 April 1280 Gift of Inverleith (MLO) 1/8/127 (RRS, iv, no. 130)
Thursday 4 September 1281 Quitclaim of rights in lands of Langholm and 'Brakanwra' 3/394/1 (Mort, Reg., ii, no. 11)
1282 X 19 March 1286 Gift of six marks from ferme of Redpath (BWK) 3/492/1 (Melr. Lib., ii, App., no. 23)
1283 X 1293 Inspection of charter of donation of Alan Stewart of Tarbolton (AYR) 3/547/81 (Lennox, no. 16)
28 May 1284 Gift of 100s. yearly to priest at St Kentigern's altar in Glasgow Cathedral 1/8/141 (RRS, iv, no. 148)
Tuesday 5 December 1284 Agreement between Paisley Abbey and John of Auldhouse 4/20/58 (Pais. Reg., 65-6)
25 January 1285 Quitclaim of right and claim in land of Myles (ELO) 3/174/1 (RPS, A1285/1)
26 January 1285 X 1293 Gift of land in villa of Tranent (ELO) 3/547/82 (East Lothian Deeds, no. 5)
30 April 1285 Concession to have lands of Wauchope (ROX) and Staplegordon (DMF) in free forest 1/8/149 (Mort. Reg., ii, no. 12)