John Baliol

After an interregnum from 26 September 1290 the Crown of Scotland was awarded by Edward I. of England, who had been called in to adjudicate, to-

John Baliol, eldest son of John de Baliol, of Barnard Castle by his wife Devorgilla, third daughter of Alan, Lord of Galloway, and Margaret, daughter of David, Earl of Huntingdon. Born about 1250, he married before February 1280-1 Isabella, daughter of John de Warenne, Earl of Surrey. He was awarded the Crown of Scotland 17 November 1292, and after a short reign abdicated 10 July 1296. After being a prisoner in England for three years he retired to France, where he died in April 1313. He left two sons:-
  • 1. Edward, afterwards declared King of Scotland by the English in September 1332, but fled from the kingdom after a regin of eleven weeks. He is said to have died s.p. 1363, but a letter by King Edward III., of date 20 May 1370, seems to imply that he was then alive.
  • 2. Henry, slain at Annan 16 December 1332 s.p.