William De Carruthers
(Bef 1245-Abt 1280)
John De Carruthers
(Abt 1270-)
Sir William Carruthers 2nd Laird of Mouswald
(Abt 1300-Bef 1361)


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Sir William Carruthers 2nd Laird of Mouswald 134

  • Born: Abt 1300, Mouswald, Dumfries, Scotland
  • Marriage: Unknown
  • Died: Bef 1361, Mouswald, Dumfries, Scotland

bullet  General Notes:

Sir William was amongst a dozen or so Commissioners called to a secret Parliament in 1336 by young King David II, son of Robert the Bruce who was then 14 years old and living in Spain during the occupation of Scotland by England (and while Balliol was King - as the subservient puppet of King Edward III of England). The meeting was headed by the Regent, Murray at Dairsie Castle, about six miles from St Andrews. This meeting was to discuss a request from the King of France for Scottish troops to make forays across the border into England in order to keep King Edward worried enough while he made plans to invade France. Also in attendance were ...
The Regent - Donald Murray, Earl of Mar,
The Chancellor & High Stewart - Bishop Bernard de Linton
Earl of Dunbar & March - Patrick, Great Borders Noble
Earl of Moray - John Randolph, son to the late Regent.
Sir Alexander de Mowbray of Barnbougle - disinherited Lord.
Sir Alexander Ramsay of Dalwolsey - a Lothian Lord
Sir Malcolm Fleming of Dumbarton
Sir Michael Wemyss
Sir Alexander Leslie
Sir Alan Vipont
Bishop Maurice of Dunblane and a couple of clerics

first accession was made in 1349, when David II, as Lord of Annandale, gave a charter to William de Carruthers of the lands of Middleby and patronage of said church, then in the hands of the Crown by the forfeiture of Thomas de Lindesay, who had taken part with the English against his natural sovereign David II. (The Carruthers Family, An Interesting Record - pg.2)


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

He was awarded the title of 2nd Laird of Mouswald in Mouswald, Dumfries, Scotland about 1334 succeeded brother Thomas who changed allegiance

He owned Received Charter of Middlebie in 1349 in Mouswald, Dumfries, Scotland.


William married.

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