John de Fenton

Sir John de Fenton was a 14th-century Scottish noble.

Fenton of Baikey arms; Argent, three crescents gules.

He was the son of William de Fenton, Lord of Baikie and Beaufort and Cecilia Bisset, the co-heiress of John Bisset, Lord of Lovat.[1] John succeeded to his father's estates.[2]

John campaigned with King Robert I of Scotland against the William, Earl of Ross in 1308 and was a witness at the submission of William, Earl of Ross to King Robert I.[3] He was at the Scottish parliament of 1309 at St. Andrews. Fenton signed the Declaration of Arbroath in 1320 and attached his seal. His seal however is no longer attached to the document.

CitationsEdit

  1. ^ Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, p.436
  2. ^ People of Medieval Scotland - John of Fenton, son of William of Fenton
  3. ^ Barron, p.349.

ReferencesEdit

  • Barron, E. M., "The Scottish War of Independence", Second Edition. 1934
  • Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, Volume 8; 1871.