b. = born

bap. = baptised

c. = christened

c/m = marriage contract

d. = died

d. vita patris = died in the father's lifetime

dsp(decessit sine prole) died without issue

m. = married

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William de Annand, who, with other nobles from Angus, gave homage to King Edward I. of England at Berwick-on-Tweed on 28 August 1296.[1] He appears to have been father of :

Sir David de Annand, was one of the barons at the Parliament of 26 April 1315, which entailed the Crown on the heirs of King Robert I.[2] He was father of :

Sir Henry de Annand, who, for his homage and service, had a charter from King Robert I. for the lands of Salacheth (Sauchie) and Balecharn (Balquharn) dated circa 1328/29.[3] He d. by 1342 and was father of :

Sir David de Annand, was included in the remainder of a charter by King David II., granting the lands of Cranstoun to John de Riddell on 25 January 1342.[4] He was taken prisoner at the battle of Durham and on 20 August 1347, a warrant was passed to John Darey, Constable of the Tower, in London, to deliver he and William de Douglas, senior, to John of Verdon, Constable of Rockingham Castle.[5] On 13 December following he was granted an allowance of 12 shillings[6] and was still a prisoner on 15 May 1350, when he and Sir Walter de Haliburton were brought before King David II., in London and swore that they would be “true prisoners” and would not bear arms except in self-defence, obliging themselves to surrender themselves as prisoners at the Tower on the quinzane of the Purification of Our Lady.[7] On being released they returned to Scotland and affected the release of Thomas de Beaumont from a Scottish prison which they considered sufficient to secure their own liberation, however, when news of this reached Edward III. he ordered Beaumont on 24 November 1356, to return himself to prison.[8] As Annand appears as one of the witnesses to a charter granting the patronage of the church of St John in Ayr, to the Abbey of Melrose on 28 January 1358, it is evident that he didn’t abide by his agreement to return to England and instead took the opportunity to remain in Scotland. He was witness to a charter by King David II. confirming the lands of Kirkgunyane, in the sheriffdom of Dumfries, to Sir John Herries on 12 July 1368,[9] gave homage to King Robert II. at his coronation in Scone on 27 March 1371,[10] and disponed his lands of Finavon to Sir Alexander de Lindsay for which the latter had a charter under the Great Seal on 25 April 1376.[11] He m. a woman named Isabella and was father or more probably grandfather of :

Elias de Annand, was father of,

  1. Mariote de Annand, m. William Brown of Colstoun and had issue.
  2. Mary de Annand, m. by 1421, to James de Schaw of Greenock, and had issue.




[1] Cal. Docs. Scot. Vol. II. P. 199.

[2] Acta Parl. Scot.

[3] RMS Robert I. No. 85.

[4] RMS David II., No. 32.

[5] Cal Docs. Scot. III. No. 1504.

[6] Cal Docs. Scot. III. No. 1520. The warrant states that he had been taken prisoner at the battle of Durham.

[7] Cal Docs. Scot. III. No. 1548.

[8] Cal Docs. Scot. III. No. 1624.

[9] RMS David II. No. 186.

[10] Acta Parl. Scot.

[11] RMS Robert II. No. 63.




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