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FLEMING, Robert of Lenzie and Cumbernauld, Sir
(About 1260-Before 1314)


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FLEMING, Robert of Lenzie and Cumbernauld, Sir 1

  • Born: About 1260
  • Marriage (1): Unknown
  • Died: Before 1314 1

   Another name for Robert was FLEMING, Robert of Cumberland, Sir.

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  General Notes:

"He (Robert Fleming) was with Bruce in the town of Dumfries on 10 February 1305-6, when, in the church of the convent of the Minorite Friars, he stabbed Sir John Comyn. Fleming then entered the church with Kirkpatrick and others and despatched the wounded man. Cutting off his head, it is said, and returning to Bruce, who inquired if Comyn were dead, he produced the same with the remark, ' Let the deid shaw,' which was thereafter borne by the family for their motto. As a reward for his services he received from the King a charter of the lands of Lenzie and Cumbernauld in Dumbartonshire which had been forfeited by John Comyn, Earl of Buchan."

from Scots Peerage (vol 8) 1

Robert married.


1 e-books, The Scots Peerage ed. Sir James Balfour Paul vol. 8 (1911).

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