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, Gilbert (IV) of Glencarnie
(About 1285-Before 1327)
GILLEBRAND, Lawrence, Sir
(About 1315-Before 1367)
Margaret 'of Glencarnie'
(About 1325-)
Gilbert (V) of Glencarnie
(About 1360-1438)


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Gilbert (V) of Glencarnie 1 2

  • Born: About 1360
  • Marriage (1): Unknown
  • Died: 1438 3

   Another name for Gilbert was CUMYN, Gilbert of Glencherneck, Sir.4

   User ID: V540.

  General Notes:

"In the autumn of 1365 Sir Lawrence Gillebrand, the husband of Margaret and father of Lord Gilbert V, received a safe-conduct to travel abroad and participate in this crusade. It seems likely that part of the general preparations by Sir Lawrence for his departure from Scotland to fight the infidel would have been a settlement of his affairs and it is probably in this context that we should view the small cluster of Glencarnie documents that appear around this time. These papers include a royal re-grant of Glencarnie in tailzie to lord Gilbert V on 18 January 1363.

One interpretation of this evidence might be that Sir Lawrence had transferred Glencarnie, which he would have held on behalf of his wife, to Gilbert V, who then surrendered the lands to the king. David II then immediately re-granted Glencarnie back to Gilbert V in tailzie."

"What draws all of these events together is that by the 1360s Robert Stewart had established a position of authority in the lordship of Badenoch and was closely allied to Clann Donnchaidh. It is possible that Robert Stewart regarded the king's re-grant of Glencarnie as interference in lands that bordered onto Badenoch and perceived this action as a threat to his position in Strathspey. ....This dispute over primacy in Moray rumbled on into the 1390s and eventually culminated in the infamous burning of Elgin cathedral by the son of Robert Stewart, Alexander Stewart lord of Badenoch. ....In this context it can only be presumed that these men pressured Lord Gilbert V de Glencarnie into alienating his lordship in Strathspey in 1392. ....It is clear, though, that Lord Gilbert V did not alienate all of his Strathspey lands in 1392. In 1493 King James IV created the barony of Freuchie for John Grant of Freuchie, Lord Gilbert V's great-grandson and direct male heir. Almost all of the properties that were incorporated into this new barony had been in the possession of the lords of Glencarnie in the mid-thirteenth century. In 1499 the family connection to Glencarnie was renewed once again when John Grant received a further royal grant of those lands. Accordingly, it appears likely that the Grant domination of Strathspey was built upon the foundations of a much older power base that had been first established by the lords of Glencarnie."

from The Lords and Lordship of Glencarnie (notes removed) 2

Gilbert married.


1 e-books, In the Shadow of Cairngorm.

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

3 e-books, The Chiefs of Grant by William Fraser (1883).

4 e-books, Family Records of the Bruces and the Cumyns by M. E. Cumming Bruce (1870).

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