People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

William Abernethy (I), knight (d. 1273x96)

Biography
William may have been a son of Henry Abernethy and a nephew of Hugh Abernethy. William acquired Saltoun (ELO) and Oxton in Lauderdale, or at least some rights there, through the connections with the Galloway constables and lords of Lauderdale. Hugh and probably Henry were sons of Laurence Abernethy, whose wife Dervorguilla was almost certainly Alan of Galloway's aunt. William made a donation to Dryburgh Abbey in 1273 and may have died soon thereafter. William was married to a woman named Margaret, who was a widow in 1296. Fordun and Wyntoun claimed that William Abernethy was involved in the 1289 murder of Earl Duncan of Fife, but this was almost certainly a mistake for Hugh, who was imprisoned for the crime.
Floruits
1249 × 1273
Grantor Beneficiary relationships
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Total number of associated factoids: 19

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Date Short Summary Role Witnesses Source
unavailable Gift of 7 acres near Haddington (ELO) Grantor 3/526/4 (Dryb. Lib., no. 301)
circa 1270 X Gift of an acre and four 'rodefallys' near Haddington (ELO) Consentor 3/526/4 (Dryb. Lib., no. 301)
6 Jul. 1273 Gift of 2 marks from mill of Oxton (BWK) Grantor 3/42/5 (Dryb. Lib., no. 175)


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Date Short Summary Role Source
circa 1270 X Lord (dominus) of Henry Stylle of Saltoun (Tenurial & lordship relationship) subject (relationship) 3/526/4 (Dryb. Lib., no. 301)
28 Aug. 1296 Wife (uxor) of William of Abernethy (I) (Familial relationship) object (relationship) 6/2/230 (IP, 146-7)


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Date Short Summary Source
1 Feb. 1249 X 26 Mar. 1263 Dominus (Lord/Sir) 3/193/1 (Moncreiffs, no. 7)
19 Apr. 1255 knight 3/12/26 (BL Add. MS 33245, fo. 160r)
circa 1258 X 1289 knight 3/392/6 (Dryb. Lib., no. 284)
circa 1258 X 1289 Dominus (Lord/Sir) 3/392/6 (Dryb. Lib., no. 284)
circa 1 Aug. 1259 X 25 Feb. 1267 Dominus (Lord/Sir) 3/220/2 (Douglas, iii, no. 5)
circa 1 Aug. 1259 X 25 Feb. 1267 knight 3/220/2 (Douglas, iii, no. 5)
circa 1270 X Dominus (Lord/Sir) 3/526/4 (Dryb. Lib., no. 301)
6 Jul. 1273 knight 3/42/5 (Dryb. Lib., no. 175)


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Date Short Summary Role Source
6 Jul. 1273 Mill at Oxton (BWK) Holder (possession) 3/42/5 (Dryb. Lib., no. 175)