Alexander de Balliol, his own liege bachelor, reminds the king that after the battle of Falkirk, he gave him the land of Kirkpatrick in Galloway; before which he had given no land there to Sir John de St John. But since after the ‘good peace’ the king gave Sir John de Balliol’s Galloway lands to Sir John de St John, that is, Buittle and others, and as Kirkpatrick is held in chief of Buittle, Sir John claims it as an escheat, though the writer has been in sasine till now. Prays the king to order a writ from chancery to Sir John to desist molesting him.
22 July 1298 X September 1302
Battle of Falkirk × death of John de St John. Bain places this under ‘1304’, but John de St John died on 6 September 1302, and it is unlikely that this refers to his son, also John de St John. The ‘good peace’ referred to followed the siege of Caerlaverock in July 1300.