Weland of Stickley [Stikelaw], clerk of king's chamber (fl.1279-1305)
Watt, Graduates, 516-7: Weland (or Wayland) may have taken his surname from Stikelawe, now Stickley, Northumberland. He had a brother, Henry, and their father may have been Henry, son of Ralph of Stikelawe, who appears in the early thirteenth century. They may have been cousins of Richard of Stikelawe who headed the family in the mid-thirteenth century and who may have spent part of his life in Scotland as the steward of Bishop Gamelin of St Andrews, and who was lord of Blebo. Weland was master by 1279 and held a canonry of Dunkeld by 13 December 1283. He and his brother first appear in Scotland in a Dunkeld context before May 1279. Weland also appears in royal service, as a clerk of the royal chamber, on 19 October 1283. In the 1290s, reference was made to this and it was thought he had been chamberlain of Alexander III which may be possible as an audit record of 1288/9 in the Exchequer Rolls, he was said to have held this office. He appears in Bergen, Norway by 25 September 1293 and remained in Norwegian employment for some time. He returned to Scotland in 1297 but was given a safe-conduct to return to Norway that same year. He had come into Edward's peace between November 1302 and November 1303 and was granted the wardship of Magnus, the young earl of Caithness. He last appears on 10 December 1305.