Name: Robert Lauder
Suffix: of Lauder & the Bass
Prefix: Sir 1
Birth: ABT 1345
Death: JUN 1425
Change Date: 16 AUG 2011
Sir Robert Lawedre of Bass, eldest son, who was alive before 1364 and, in 1370, witnessed a charter granted by his father, Alan, and was Retoured as his heir on 20th March 1407. By 1384 he is mentioned in a charter as Lord Justice of Scotland, and Froissart mentions him as "a renowned hero" being present at the battle of Otterburn on the 19th August 1388. He received payments from the customs of North Berwick in 1413-15 and 1420. This Sir Robert also took part in the battle of Nesbit Moor in 1402 where he was taken prisoner by the English. He does not appear to have had that status for long as he had a charter confirmed to him in May 1411 and on 15th June that year he had a safe-conduct from King Henry IV to pass into England. In 1406 King Robert III sent his young prince, later King James 1st, with the Duke of Albany to the safety of Sir Robert Lauder?s castle on the Bass from where that prince later left for France, only to be captured by English pirates. In 1424 Sir Robert had a safe-conduct as a hostage for James 1st at Durham and upon James? return to Scotland the King consigned his traitorous cousin Murdoc, eldest son of the Duke of Albany, to the Castle of the Bass, payments for his keep being made to Sir Robert Lawedre. Tytler states that Sir Robert was a firm friend of the King and that he was one of the few people whom James 1st admitted to his confidence.
C.A.B Lawder (1914) and Scottish Supplications to Rome name this Robert?s wife Annabella.
The Lauder of Bass arms, which differ in colour only from the original Lauder arms were adopted by this Sir Robert to distinguish the new branch of Lauder of Bass. In addition, these arms also carry a double tressure, possibly being granted because of Sir Robert?s friendship of the King.
He died before December 1425 leaving [issue] by his wife Annabella
Father: Alan Lauder
Mother: Alicia Campbell
- Robert Lauder
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- Text: Gregory Lauder-Frost, email@example.com