GORDON, Adam 8th of that Ilk, Sir 1
- Born: About 1270
- Marriage (1): Annabella
- Died: 1330 2
Another name for Adam was DE GORDUN, Adam 8th of that Ilk, Sir.
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Adam, the son, escaped from Dunbar, but was compelled to surrender at Elgin on the 28th July. His mother, Marjory, had no option but to submit and swear fealty before King Edward I of England, which she did on 3rd September.
In the spring of 1297, Sir William Wallace was joined by Adam. He distinguished himself at Stirling Bridge, but again had to see Scotland under the feet of the English after Falkirk, a defeat due mainly to the jealousy and treachery of some of the Scottish nobles.
When Balliol died in 1314 Adam approached Robert de Brus (the Bruce). He fought under the banner of Randolph, Earl of Moray, at the battle of Bannockburn in June 1314. His loyalty and service to the King were rewarded. He was granted the new lands of Strathbogie, and employed on state affairs of high importance.
Sir Adam de Gordun. along with Sir Edward Maubisson and Bishop Kinimund, were chosen to carry the Declaration of Arbroath in 1320 to Pope John XXII at the papal court in Avignon, France. It set out the grievances the people of Scotland had suffered at the hands of the English and praised the character and rule of Robert de Brus.
from The Phelps Genealogy
" From Thomas Randolph, Earl of Moray, he obtained the barony of Stitchel in Roxburghshire, which was confirmed to him and his son William by Robert I on 28 Jan. 1315."
Adam married Annabella. (Annabella was born about 1280.)