NameSir William SINCLAIR / ST. CLAIR 5th Of Herdmanston , M
Birth Dateabt 1310
Birth PlaceHerdmanston, East Lothian, Scotland
Spouses
ChildrenJohn , M (~1332-)
Notes for Sir William SINCLAIR / ST. CLAIR 5th Of Herdmanston
Sir William St. Clair of Herdmanston had a safe-conduct till Pentecost 1307 from King Edward I in March 1306-7, and on 21 September 1305 and 12 may 1307 a safe-coduct as a hostage for the Earl of Douglas till midsummer.

He was a companion of King Robert Bruce, who is said to have presented him with a sword for his services at the battle of Bannockburn with this inscription, ‘Le roi me donne St. cler me porte.

In 1325 he had a charter under the Great Seal of the barony of Cessworth or Cessford, with the mill, but excepting the lands which Edmond Marshall had lately got.

Source: THE SCOTS PEERAGE, ed. by Sir James Balfour Paul, Vol VII, Edinburgh, 1906, p. 578.
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V. SIR WILLIAM ST.CLAIR, who, like his predecessor, and his contemporary namesake of Roslyn, was the companion-in-arms of King Robert Bruce, who, on account of his heroically valiant services at the famous and decisive Battle of Bannockburn, presented him with a sword, on the broad side of which were engraved the words - "Le Roi me donne, St.Cler me porte" - The King gave me, Sinclair carries me.

Sir William obtained in 1325 a charter from King Robert I of the Barony of Cesswith or Cessford faciendo servitium quatuor. architenentum in exercitu regis.

Under reference to the Herdmanstons, Hay has - "Willielmus Saintclair occiditur in obsidione Berwici facta per Robertum Senescallum, David Rege captivo". This siege occurred in 1355.

Source: THE SAINT CLAIRS OF THE ISLES, CHAPTER XII, “The Lords Of Herdmanston,” Fiona’s Finding Service - http://www.fionamsinclair.co.uk/genealogy/Isles/LordsH2.htm
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