NameLady Carlaverock , F
Birth Dateabt 1240
Birth PlaceDumfrieshire, Scotland
Death Dateabt 1300
Death PlaceCarlaverock, Dumfriesshire, Scotland
ChildrenJohn , M (~1265->1311)
Notes for Herbert (Spouse 1)
He [Aymer] had issue:

1. Sir Herbert.

John: he and Alexander witness, as brothers of Sir Herbet and undated grant …
3. Alexander

The Terregles MS. history makes Edward Maxwell (a crusader with ‘Lewis the ffrench king’ in 1246), eldest son of Aymer. There was an ‘Edward of Maxwell’ in 1248, but, if really the eldest son, he must have died before 1266, when Sir Herbert was heir of Aymer.

Source: THE SCOTS PEERAGE, ed. by Sir James Balfour Paul, Vol VI, Edinburgh, 1906, pp. 470-71.———————————————

Sir Herbert de Makeswelle, called son and heir domini Eymeri de maxwell’ in an undated charter (about 1266) of William of Coninburcht, acquired the lands of Pencaitland, Edinburghshire, in 1276.

He joined with other magnates in recognising Margaret of Norway as successor to Alexander III, and in proposing a marriage between her and the eldest son of Edward I of England, and he was one of the auditors for Baliol in the competition for the Crown after her death.

He swore fealty to Edward I at Montrose, 10 July and again as of theCounte de Dunfresat Berwick-on-Tweed, 28 August 1296; later he rebelled, but returning to his allegiance, had his manor of Maxwell restored to him.

If Sir William Fraser has estimated correctly, the dates of his charters mentioned in the account of his brother John, he was perhaps living in the summer of 1300, when Edward I besieged and took Carlaverock Castle, but the Terregles MS. history says that he fell at Falkirk in 1298.

His son, Sir John Maxwell of Carlaverock, called son and heir of Herbert of Maxwell

Source: THE SCOTS PEERAGE, ed. by Sir James Balfour Paul, Vol V!, Edinburgh, 1906, p. 471

He [Homer / Aymer] had three sons:

1. Sir Herbert, his successor;

2. Sir John, to whom he gave the lands of Nether Pollock in Renfrewshire, and who was the founder of the family of that designation, baronets of 1682;
3. Alexander, of whom nothing is known.

Source: THE SCOTTISH NATION ... BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY, by William Anderson, Vol III, Edinburgh, 1867, pp. 123-24.

Sir Herbert, the eldest son, sat in the parliament a Scone, 5th February, 1283-4, when the nobles agreed to acknowledge the Maiden of Norway as queen of Scotland on the death of her grandfather, Alexander III.

He is witness to an agreement between the Convent, or Passelet, and John de Aldhus, in 1281. In 1289 he was one of the barons who subscribed the letter to Edward I from Brigham, as to the marriage of the Maiden of Norway with his son Edward. On June 6, 1292, he was one of those named on the part of John Baliol to discuss before Edward the right to the throne of Scotland and in the same year he swore fealty to Edward.

He died before 1300.

Of three sons which he had, the eldest predeceased him.

Sir Herbert, the second son, succeeded him …

Source: THE SCOTTISH NATION ... BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY, by William Anderson, Vol III, Edinburgh, 1867, p. 124.

Sir Herbert, his [Homer’s] successor, of whom the Lords Maxwells, Earls of Nithsdale, &c. are lneally descended.

Source: THE BARONETAGE OF ENGLAND OR THE HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH BARONETS, by Rev. William Betham, London, 1805, Vol. 5, p. 580.
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