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Thomas Randolph

Male Abt 1255 - Aft 1293  (~ 39 years)


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  • Name Thomas Randolph 
    Born Abt 1255  of Stichill, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 1293  [3
    Alternate death Aft 1296  [4
    Alternate death Bef 1306  [5
    Person ID I27336  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of JMF, Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 23 May 2021 

    Father Thomas Randolph,   d. Bef 18 May 1262 
    Mother Juliana,   bur. 18 May 1262, Melrose Abbey, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F16322  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family (Unknown half-sister of Robert de Brus, King of Scotland),   b. Abt 1262 
    Children 
    +1. Thomas Randolph,   d. 20 Jul 1332, Musselburgh, East Lothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 21 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F16320  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "Sir Thomas, son of Thomas, son of Ranulph, so designed in a charter, dated in 1266, to which he is a witness, when he was already a knight, and by Bower in chronicling his appointment, in 1269, as High Chamberlain. In 1266, also, he is named as Sheriff of Roxburgh, and still held that office in 1268-69. He was, as stated, appointed High Chamberlain of Scotland in 1269, as successor to Reginald Cheyne, being described as 'vir magnae mansuetudinae et sapientiae,' and held that office until about 1278. In 1279 he appears as one of the itinerant justices deciding pleas in the ward of Tynedale, then in the hands of the King of Scotland. In 1280 he was one of the executors of John Baliol of Bernard Castle, and in 1290, on the death of his widow, Devorgilla Baliol, Sir Thomas was one of her executors. But whether this was on account of relationship or because of his known probity cannot be determined. He was present at the Convention at Brigham on 17 March 1289-90, which assented to the proposed marriage of the young Queen of Scotland to Prince Edward of England. He was also present when King John Baliol did homage to Edward, and released the latter from all obligations, and his seal, bearing on a shield three cushions, two and one, with the legend 'Sigillum Thome Randolf,' is still attached to the release, of date 2 January 1292-93. On the 23 February following he was witness at Dundee to a charter by the new King to John 'de Insula' of the lands of Whitsome. In 1294 he was summoned by King Edward I to accompany him in arms to France, and he appears to have been in that country as an envoy from King John in September 1296. He is not again on record, and may have died not long after." [The Scots Peerage, citation details below]

  • Sources 
    1. [S5857] Alex Maxwell Findlater, "Sir Adam de Kilconquhar, Earl of Carrick." Foundations, journal of the Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, volume 13, 2021., date only.

    2. [S76] The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press, 2004-ongoing., place only.

    3. [S5857] Alex Maxwell Findlater, "Sir Adam de Kilconquhar, Earl of Carrick." Foundations, journal of the Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, volume 13, 2021.

    4. [S76] The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press, 2004-ongoing.

    5. [S800] The Scots Peerage, Founded on Wood's Edition of Sir Robert Douglas's Peerage of Scotland, Containing an Historical and Genealogical Account of the Nobility of That Kingdom. Ed. James Balfour Paul. Edinburgh: David Douglas, 1904-1914.