||Sir Reginald DE CRAUFORD, ,Lord of Loudon,4th Sheriff of Ayr |
||,Lord of Loudon,4th Sheriff of Ayr |
||the Barns of Ayr , Scotland
- The Barns of Ayr was an English military barracks located at Ayr , Scotland.The barns was where the treacherous slaying of a number of Scottish barons of Ayrshire, including Sir Reginald Crawford Sheriff of Ayr, Sir Bryce Blair of Blair, Sir Neil Montgomerie of Cassillis, Crystal of Seton, and Sir Hugh Montgomerie, by hanging in 1297 was undertaken. A total of three hundred and sixty people were executed. In revenge, William Wallace burned the barracks with the English inside. William later attacked Ayr Castle and slaughtered the English garrrison.
- In 1292, he was one of the nominees on the part of Robert Bruce in his competition for the crown of Scotland with Baliol. Believing that the oath to Edward, as it had been exacted by force, was not binding on him, he joined with the first of the Scottish patriots who rose in arms against Edward.
He risked his life and the lives of his family to provide protection from the English to his nephew,William Wallace. After six years of running interference for his nephew as the situation spun out of control incident after incident. His lands were forfeited because of his support for Robert Bruce,a year later he was captured and hung(the first Lord of the Scottish Council of Barons to be killed by agents of King Edward at the Barns of Ayr ).
- (Research): Also recorded as Sir Ronald or Sir Ranald
||Kirkpatrick Family Archives
||8 Feb 2014 |
||Sir Hugh DE CRAUFORD, ,of Loudon, b. Abt 1226, Loudoun, Ayrshire, Scotland , d. 1288, Loudoun, Ayrshire, Scotland |
||Alicia DE DRAFFEN, b. Abt 1230, Draffen, Lanarkshire, Scotland , d. Yes, date unknown |
||Cecilia, d. Yes, date unknown |
||5 Apr 2013 |
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