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  • ID: I29639
  • Name: NIcholas de Soules
  • Prefix: Sir
  • Sex: M
  • Death: AFT 1290
  • Note:

    Prynne the historian thus states his claim: [King] Alexander II left a bastard daughter, Margery, who married Allen Durward, an active, ambitious baron, who died in 1275, leaving three daughters. One of these daughters, Ermangard, married a Soulis; and of this Soulis was Nicholas the competitor.?
    His grandson, Sir William Soulis, is designed Butellarius Regis in 1320. He was one of the Scots nobles who sent the famous letter to the Pope that year, asserting the independence of Scotland. He was governor of Berwick; but soon after was convicted of treason and forfeited by King Robert the Bruce, and Sir Alexander Seton was appointed governor of Berwick in his place. He was sentenced to imprisonment for life. Barbour insinuates that the object of the conspirators was to place Soulis on the throne.
    (The Scottish Nation)
  • _UID: 6EBED0A52E1B438F9924EDBF3A9E5979CFB3
  • Change Date: 19 OCT 2011

    Father: William de Soules
    Mother: Ermengarde Durward

    Marriage 1 Margaret Comyn
    • Married:
    1. Has Children John Soulis b: 1245
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