Sir Simon Carruthers of Mouswald 134
- Born: Abt 1430, Mouswald, Dumfries, Scotland
- Marriage: Aunt of Adam Johnstoune
- Died: 1484, Scotland aged about 54
Another name for Simon was "The Belted Knight".
1452: James II, in a fit of passion, stabbed his General after supper in the palace at Stirling, and this brought on the great Douglas rebellion, which stirred up not only the south-west, but all Scotland, before it was suppressed. The rebel chief gave Comlongan Castle to Symon Carruthers of Mouswald, to attach a strong man to his cause. (History of the Johnstones 1191-1909 - pg.7)
[It is possible that the above could refer to Simon of Searigg, brother to John Carruthers, 1st Baron of Mouswald].
1455: A MS. preserved at Auchinleck of uncertain date, describing the Douglas rebellion, states that "the laird of Johnstoun's two sons took the castle of Lochmaben from the laird of Mouswald called Carruthers and his two sons, and other two or three men, and all through treason of the porter and since then the King gave them the keeping of the house to his profit." One of these Johnstouns was Herbert, who received £40 as captain of the castle for the year 1455 [and] that the other was Matthew. (History of the Johnstones 1191-1909 - pg.18)
ABT 1498: A judgment against Symon Carruthers of Mouswald (married to Adam's aunt), Gavin of Johnstoun, grandson to the late Gavin of Esbie, and Adam of Johnstoun, grandson and heir of the late John of Johnstoun of that Ilk, has reference to this, as William, Lord Carlile, grandson and heir of the late John Carlile, claimed money due to his grandfather from Carruthers and from the late Lairds of Johnstoun and Esbie. (History of the Johnstones 1191-1909 - pg.18)
at the Battle of Kirtle.
Noted events in his life were:
• He worked as a warden of the West March in 1472 in Dumfries, Scotland.
Simon married Aunt of Adam Johnstoune.