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John de Soules

Male Abt 1250 - Bef 1311  (~ 61 years)


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  • Name John de Soules  [1, 2
    Born Abt 1250  of Roxburgh, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Alternate death 1310  [5
    Died Bef 4 Jan 1311  [3, 4
    Person ID I3517  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of DDB, Ancestor of TNH
    Last Modified 12 Oct 2018 

    Father Nicholas de Soules,   d. Abt 1264 
    Mother Annora de Normanville,   b. of Stamfordham, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2004  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Hawise Fitz Alan 
    Children 
    +1. Muriel Soules,   d. Feb 1318
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F1880  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "[A]n architect of the 'Auld Alliance' and in 1301-3 Guardian of Scotland." [Tim Powys-Lybbe]

      "Sir John de Soules (d. 1310), appears to have inherited the French estates and, holding lands at Westerker (DFS) and Ardross (FIF), the latter in right of his wife, was equally at home in both countries, and is the best known member of the family. He was Guardian of Scotland at a difficult period (1301x04) and paid numerous visits to France as ambassador. His seal bearing Barry of six differenced by a bendlet is regularly found in French seal collections in the period 1295x1301." [Bruce McAndrew, citation details below.]

  • Sources 
    1. [S789] The Wallop Family and Their Ancestry, by Vernon James Watney. Oxford, 1928.

    2. [S128] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant. Full citation details here.

    3. [S775] Powys-Lybbe Ancestry, by Tim Powys-Lybbe.

    4. [S1526] The Ancestry of Dorothea Poyntz, Wife of Reverend John Owsley, Generations 1-15, Fourth Preliminary Edition by Ronny O. Bodine and Bro. Thomas Spalding, Jr. 2013.

    5. [S2338] Bruce McAndrew, "The Collective Memory in Scottish Heraldry: Fiction, Fact, and Fancy." Foundations 10:62, 2018.