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, Gilbert IV of Glencarnie, Lord
(About 1290-Before 1327)
(About 1325-)


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1. GELYBRAND, Laurence, Sir


  • Born: About 1325
  • Marriage (1): GELYBRAND, Laurence, Sir about 1345

   Another name for Margaret was GELYBRAND, Margaret.

  General Notes:

"Sir Laurence Gelybrand died before 1367, as on 18th January in that year King David Second granted to Duncan Fraser and his wife Christian the lands, inter alia, of Broinimoldy, Mulben, and Ordiclioys [Ordiquisli], in the earldom of Moray, resigned in their favour by Christian's mother, Margaret Gelybrand, wife of the deceased Sir Laurence Gelybrand. The lands of Brounmoldy (called also Burnemukty or Bu-mukty, now Barniuckity), were in 1434 inherited by Duncan le Grant from his mother, Matilda of Glencarnie; and in 1493, John Grant, the grandson of Duncan, is said to be heritably possessed of Mvdben, Ordiquish, and other lands in that neighbourhood which had belonged to the Glencarnie family, and which were conjoined with the lands of Freuchie, and erected into one barony, called the Barony of Freuchie."

from Chiefs of Grant

Lord Gilbert IV of Glencarnie took an anti-Bruce stance between 1306 and 1327. This Glencarnie position changed:

"... sometime between 1337 and 1338 the Glencarnie kindred seems to have re-established itself in Scotland. The first evidence of the family's comeback appeared on 22 November 1338, by which time Earl William of Ross had already granted Maelmoran de Glencarnie the two dabhaichean of Dalnafert and Kinrara in the lordship of Badenoch. A member of the Glencarnie kindred, probably a brother or cousin of Lord Gilbert IV, was both back in Strathspey and back in favour with the pro-Bruce Scots. He may not have been the only male member of his kindred who had returned to Scotland. There is a brief note concerning an undated charter of remission, recorded sometime during the reign of King David II, to Maelmoran, Adam and Robert de Lenchany. It has been suggested that the place-name Lenchany, which is otherwise unknown in Scotland, was actually meant to represent <G>lencha<r>ny.
If these three men were members of the Glencarnie kindred, none of them were the heir of Lord Gilbert IV who had died in exile in England in 1327. It is clear that this position must have been held by Margaret de Glencarnie, who had probably still been in English custody as late as 6 April 1328, and who first appears in the Scottish documentary record in a charter issued at Aberdeen on 3 August 1345. By this date Margaret was already married to Sir Lawrence Gillebrand, a man described as 'my knight' by Earl Thomas of Mar when he granted the couple a portion of the lands of Echt.58 This marriage would appear to be a restoration of the personal links between members of the Glencarnie and Mar kindreds that had been evident during the thirteenth century. "

from The Lords and Lordship of Glencarnie (notes removed) 1

Margaret married Sir Laurence GELYBRAND about 1345. (Sir Laurence GELYBRAND was born about 1325 and died before 1367.)


1 e-books, The Lords and Lordship of Glencarnie: article by Alasdair Ross in

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