People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Malcolm Fleming, earl of Wigtown (d. 1357x62)

Biography
Malcolm was the elder son of Robert Fleming of Cumbernauld. A committed supporter of Robert I he received several land grants from the king in the 1320s and by February 1327 had been appointed sheriff of Dumbarton and keeper of Dumbarton Castle. Was Steward of the royal household from August 1328 until June 1329. His wife Marjory [family name unknown] was nurse to King Robert’s son, David. After the battle of Halidon Hill (July 1333) David II and his wife sought refuge with Fleming in Dumbarton Castle and in May 1334 Fleming arranged the transfer of the royal couple to the safekeeping of the French king. On David’s return to Scotland in 1341 Fleming became a royal councillor and on 9 November 1341 he was created earl of Wigtown. Malcolm was captured alongside King David at Neville’s Cross in 1346 but escaped imprisonment in 1347. Was one of the commissioners who negotiated terms of King David’s release in 1357 but thereafter seems to have withdrawn from public life and died before March 1363. Malcolm had one son [name unknown] who predeceased him, and Earl Malcolm's titles and lands passed to his grandson Thomas Fleming. https://doi-org.ezproxy.is.ed.ac.uk/10.1093/ref:odnb/9706
Floruits
1315 × 1354

Total number of associated factoids: 142

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Date Short Summary Role Witnesses Source
unavailable Grant of Mochrum (WIG) Beneficiary 1/54/50 (RRS, vi, no. 52)
unavailable Promise to pay 20 pound pension Grantor 1/54/35 (RMS, i, App. 1., no. 112)
unavailable Gift of Kilsyth (STL) Grantor 1/54/319 (RMS, i, no. 108)
25 Mar. 1306 X 7 Jun. 1329 Gift of barony of Kirkintilloch (DNB) Beneficiary 1/53/495 (RMS, i, no. 80)
25 Mar. 1306 X 7 Jun. 1329 Gift of Auchendennan in the Lennox (DNB) Beneficiary 1/53/496 (RMS, i, no. 81)
20 Jun. 1341 Concession of baronies of Lenzie (DNB), Kilmaronock (DNB), and Dalziel (LAN) in free warren Beneficiary Alexander of Kinninmonth, bishop of Aberdeen (d. 1344); John of Pilmore, bishop of Moray (1326-62); Philip of Meldrum, knight (14C); Roger, bishop of Ross (1325-50); Thomas de Chartres (Charteris), chancellor (d. 1346); William (III), earl of Ross (d. 1372) 1/54/21 (RRS, vi, no. 30)
9 Nov. 1341 Gift of earldom of Wigtown (WIG) Beneficiary John Randolph, earl of Moray, lord of Annandale and Man (d. 1346); Maurice Murray, earl of Strathearn (d. 1346); Patrick (V), earl of Dunbar/March and Moray (d.1369); Philip of Meldrum, knight (14C); Robert [Stewart] II, king of Scots (d. 1390); Thomas de Chartres (Charteris), chancellor (d. 1346) 1/54/32 (RRS, vi, no. 39)
18 Jun. 1342 Gift of land in Galloway in sheriffdom of Dumfries Beneficiary Adam Murray, master, bishop of Brechin, chancellor (d. 1349/50); Alexander of Kinninmonth, bishop of Aberdeen (d. 1344); Maurice Murray, earl of Strathearn (d. 1346); Philip of Meldrum, knight (14C); Roger, bishop of Ross (1325-50); Thomas de Chartres (Charteris), chancellor (d. 1346); William (III), earl of Ross (d. 1372); William Douglas, lord of Liddesdale (d. 1353) 1/54/50 (RRS, vi, no. 52)
20 Jan. 1367 Restoration of earldom of Wigtown without regality rights Sicut Clause Archibald Douglas, lord of Galloway, earl of Douglas (d. 1400); Patrick of Leuchars, bishop of Brechin (d. 1383); Robert Erskine, chamberlain; Robert [Stewart] II, king of Scots (d. 1390); Walter of Halliburton, knight; William Douglas, earl of Douglas and Mar (d. 1384); William Landellis, bishop of St Andrews (d. 1385); William of Dissington, knight 1/54/514 (RRS, vi, no. 368)


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Date Short Summary Role Source
circa 1341 Foster-father (alumnus) of David II, king of Scots (d. 1371) [Familial relationship] subject (relationship) 1/54/35 (RMS, i, App. 1., no. 112)


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Date Short Summary Source
4 Jun. 1323 knight 1/53/259 (RRS, v, no. 231)
12 May 1325 knight 1/53/316 (RMS, i, App. 1, no. 23)
14 Jan. 1327 knight 1/53/357 (RRS, v, no. 313)
15 Feb. 1328 knight 1/53/381 (RRS, v, no. 333)
29 Jul. 1328 knight 1/53/403 (RRS, v, no. 354)
8 May 1340 knight 1/54/13 (RRS, vi, no. 18)
circa 1341 knight 1/54/35 (RMS, i, App. 1., no. 112)
circa 1341 keeper of Dumbarton Castle 1/54/35 (RMS, i, App. 1., no. 112)
17 Jun. 1341 knight 1/54/16 (RRS, vi, no. 25)
18 Jun. 1341 knight 1/54/18 (RRS, vi, no. 27)
18 Jun. 1341 knight 1/54/17 (RRS, vi, no. 26)
20 Jun. 1341 knight 1/54/21 (RRS, vi, no. 30)
22 Jun., 1341 X 1344 knight 1/54/22 (RRS, vi, no. 483)
18 Jul. 1341 knight 1/54/23 (RRS, vi, no. 31)
17 Sept. 1341 knight 1/54/26 (RRS, vi, no. 34)
17 Sept. 1341 knight 1/54/25 (RRS, vi, no. 33)
18 Sept., 1341 X 1343 knight 1/54/38 (RRS, vi, no. 489)
22 Sept. 1341 knight 1/54/27 (RRS, vi, no. 35)
22 Sept. 1341 knight 1/54/28 (RRS, vi, no. 36)
5 Nov. 1341 knight 1/54/31 (RRS, vi, no. 38)
9 Nov. 1341 knight 1/54/32 (RRS, vi, no. 39)
11 Nov. 1341 knight 1/54/33 (RRS, vi, no. 40)
16 Feb. 1342 knight 1/54/43 (RRS, vi, no. 45)
21 Feb. 1342 knight 1/54/45 (RRS, vi, no. 47)
18 Jun. 1342 knight 1/54/51 (RRS, vi, no. 53)
4 Jul. 1342 knight 1/54/52 (RRS, vi, no. 54)
10 Dec. 1342 knight 1/54/57 (RRS, vi, no. 59)
30 Dec. 1342 knight 1/54/58 (RRS, vi, no. 60)
31 Dec. 1342 knight 1/54/59 (RRS, vi, no. 61)
31 Dec. 1342 knight 1/54/60 (RRS, vi, no. 62)
2 Jan. 1343 knight 1/54/61 (RRS, vi, no. 63)
6 Jan. 1343 knight 1/54/62 (RRS, vi, no. 64)
2 May 1343 knight 1/54/68 (RRS, vi, no. 69)
6 Jun. 1343 knight 1/54/70 (RRS, vi, no. 71)
30 Jun. 1343 knight 1/54/77 (RRS, vi, no. 74)
13 Feb. 1344 no description 1/54/84 (RRS, vi, no. 80)
14 Apr. 1345 earl of Wigtown 1/54/94 (RRS, vi, no. 89)
14 Apr. 1345 knight 1/54/94 (RRS, vi, no. 89)
10 Jul. 1345 earl of Wigtown 1/54/98 (RRS, vi, no. 93)
10 Jul. 1345 knight 1/54/98 (RRS, vi, no. 93)
2 Sept. 1345 earl of Wigtown 1/54/99 (RRS, vi, no. 94)
2 Sept. 1345 knight 1/54/99 (RRS, vi, no. 94)
22 Sept. 1345 earl of Wigtown 1/54/100 (RRS, vi, no. 94A)
22 Nov. 1345 earl of Wigtown 1/54/107 (RRS, vi, no. 99)
22 Nov. 1345 knight 1/54/107 (RRS, vi, no. 99)
28 Dec. 1345 earl of Wigtown 1/54/108 (RRS, vi, no. 100)
28 Dec. 1345 knight 1/54/108 (RRS, vi, no. 100)
5 May 1346 earl of Wigtown 1/54/110 (RRS, vi, no. 101)
5 May 1346 knight 1/54/110 (RRS, vi, no. 101)
6 May 1346 earl of Wigtown 1/54/111 (RRS, vi, no. 102)


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Date Short Summary Role Source
5 Sept. 1334 Lands of Caldwell that were Malcolm Fleming's Holder (possession) 1/56/15 (Percy Chartulary, no. 1063)


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Date Short Summary Source
10 September Gift of land in tenement of Middlebie (DMF) 1/54/86 (RRS, vi, no. 81)
18 March 1315 Concession of three-mile sanctuary around church of Luss (DNB) 1/53/62 (RRS, v, no. 55)
4 June 1323 Gift of Drumgarloch (AYR) in free barony 1/53/259 (RRS, v, no. 231)
12 May 1325 Gift of five marks from king's mill of Liberton (MLO) 1/53/316 (RMS, i, App. 1, no. 23)
14 January 1327 Gift of 'Moydony' (DNB) for finding a chaplain in the parish church of Dumbarton 1/53/357 (RRS, v, no. 313)
15 February 1328 Command to chamberlain of Scotland to pay 40 marks 1/53/381 (RRS, v, no. 333)
29 July 1328 Gift of Old and New Parks, Coxet and 'Kepnemade' (STL) 1/53/403 (RRS, v, no. 354)
8 May 1340 Inspection of charter of John Logan to William Douglas of land of Linton Roderick (West Linton, PEB) 1/54/13 (RRS, vi, no. 18)
17 June 1341 Inspection of William I general confirmation to Arbroath abbey 1/54/16 (RRS, vi, no. 25)
18 June 1341 Inspection of charter of Alexander II to Arbroath abbey of Nigg (KCD) 1/54/17 (RRS, vi, no. 26)
18 June 1341 Inspection of charter of Alexander II to Arbroath abbey over 10 marks from Monifieth 1/54/18 (RRS, vi, no. 27)
22 June, 1341 X 1344 Concession of Inverbervie (KCD) in free burgh 1/54/22 (RRS, vi, no. 483)
18 July 1341 Gift of earldom of Atholl (PER) 1/54/23 (RRS, vi, no. 31)
17 September 1341 Inspection of charter of Robert I to Scone abbey about thanage of Scone (PER) 1/54/26 (RRS, vi, no. 34)
17 September 1341 Inspection of letters of Robert I confirming possessions of Scone abbey 1/54/25 (RRS, vi, no. 33)
18 September, 1341 X 1343 Gift of The Hill (WLO) 1/54/38 (RRS, vi, no. 489)
22 September 1341 Gift of Baldowrie (ANG) 1/54/27 (RRS, vi, no. 35)
22 September 1341 Gift of lands in Eskdale and Ewesdale (DMF) 1/54/28 (RRS, vi, no. 36)
5 November 1341 Confirmation of barony of Covington (LAN) 1/54/31 (RRS, vi, no. 38)
11 November 1341 Gift of Carnock (FIF) 1/54/33 (RRS, vi, no. 40)
16 February 1342 Gift of Liddesdale (ROX) 1/54/43 (RRS, vi, no. 45)
21 February 1342 Renewal of liberties of burgh of Aberdeen 1/54/45 (RRS, vi, no. 47)
18 June 1342 Inspection of charter of Robert I inspecting a charter of Earl Maldoven of Lennox over Luss (DNB) 1/54/51 (RRS, vi, no. 53)
4 July 1342 Gift of lands formerly belonging to Dougal Campbell 1/54/52 (RRS, vi, no. 54)
10 December 1342 Renewal of chaplaincy in king's chapel 1/54/57 (RRS, vi, no. 59)
30 December 1342 Inspection of charter of Robert I inspecting a charter of David I to Holyrood abbey 1/54/58 (RRS, vi, no. 60)
31 December 1342 Confirmation of six oxgangs in Balgay (ANG) 1/54/59 (RRS, vi, no. 61)
31 December 1342 Confirmation of lands of Thomaston (FIF) 1/54/60 (RRS, vi, no. 62)
2 January 1343 Confirmation of lands of Morenish and Edramucky in 'Desawer' (PER) 1/54/61 (RRS, vi, no. 63)
6 January 1343 Confirmation of 'Fornachine' and Glengoulandie in apdaine of Dull (PER) 1/54/62 (RRS, vi, no. 64)
2 May 1343 Gift of barony of Melfort (ARG) 1/54/68 (RRS, vi, no. 69)
6 June 1343 Inspection of charter of Robert I inspecting a charter of David I to Holyrood abbey 1/54/70 (RRS, vi, no. 71)
30 June 1343 Inspection of charter of Robert I to Friars Preachers of Ayr 1/54/77 (RRS, vi, no. 74)
13 February 1344 Gift of lands in burgh of Edinburgh (MLO) 1/54/84 (RRS, vi, no. 80)
14 April 1345 Confirmation of right of patronage of church of Pencaitland (ELO) 1/54/94 (RRS, vi, no. 89)
10 July 1345 Gift of barony of Callendar 1/54/98 (RRS, vi, no. 93)
2 September 1345 Gift of barony of Wiston (LAN) 1/54/99 (RRS, vi, no. 94)
22 September 1345 Gift of Netherdale (BNF), 'Drunnaketh', 'Pecynbruxnenbh', office of constable of Cullen (BNF), barony of Schivas (ABD) 1/54/100 (RRS, vi, no. 94A)
22 November 1345 Gift of lands of Rothiemay (BNF) 1/54/107 (RRS, vi, no. 99)
28 December 1345 Gift of grain ferme due the king from barony of Cambusnethan (LAN) with tenancies of freeholders 1/54/108 (RRS, vi, no. 100)
5 May 1346 Relaxation of suits of justiciar court for Newbattle abbey from Masterton (MLO) 1/54/110 (RRS, vi, no. 101)
6 May 1346 Gift of 'Dalelachane' in 'Ballemontyrcowyltane' in earldom of Carrick (AYR) 1/54/111 (RRS, vi, no. 102)
25 May 1346 Gift of Ederline, Garvalt, and other lands in Argyll (ARG) 1/54/112 (RRS, vi, no. 103)
28 May 1346 Gift of barony of Barnbougle (MLO) 1/54/113 (RRS, vi, no. 104)
27 August 1346 Inspection of charter of Henry de Maule, lord of Panmure of Carmyllie and other lands (ANG) 1/54/115 (RRS, vi, no. 106)
8 September 1346 Gift of the office of sheriff of Tweeddale with leadership of the men of sheriffdom (PEB) 1/54/117 (RRS, vi, no. 108)
15 May 1351 Inspection of charter of Duncan (IV), earl of Fife, inspecting a charter of William Douglas anent barony of West Calder 1/54/127 (RRS, vi, no. 115)
29 February 1352 Confirmation of Adamton (AYR) 1/54/130 (RRS, vi, no. 117)
29 February 1352 Confirmation of lands in tenement of Erskine with lordship of freeholders (RNF) 1/54/132 (RRS, vi, no. 119)
6 March 1352 Renovation of [spurious] charter of David I to burgh of Montrose (ANG) 1/54/135 (RRS, vi, no. 122)