Name: William Borthwick
Suffix: 1st Lord Borthwick
Death: ABT 1458
Residence: Borthwick Castle, North Middleton, Midlothian
Note: Created Baron
Change Date: 6 JUN 2005
Built Borthwick Castle about 1430.
Towards the end of the 14th and begininng of the 15th century lived a Sir William Borthwick, who, being a man of - great parts, was employed as ambassador on several important negotiations, and concerned in most of the public transactions of his day. This William seems to have been created Lord Borthwick before 1430, for in October of that year, at the baptism of the King's two sons, several knights were dubbed, among the rest William, son and heir of Lord Borthwick; 1452, however, is the date of creation, according to an ancient chronicle.
He obtained from James I of Scotland a licence to build and fortify a castle on the lands of Lochwarret or Locherworth, which he had bought from Sir William Hay.
Father: William Borthwick
- William Borthwick
- Margaret Borthwick
- Agnes Borthwick
- Type: Book
Periodical: Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland: A Survey of Scottish Topography, Statistical, Biographical and Historical
Publication: Thomas C. Jack, Edinburgh