Reginald Crawford (died 1307)

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Sir Reginald Crawford (died 17 February 1307) was a Scottish knight who took part in the Wars of Scottish Independence.

Arms of Reginald Crawford. Gules, a fess ermine

On 14 May 1296, the English administration appointed him as Sheriff of Ayr Sheriff of Ayr by the English administration.[1] In June 1297, he was one of several Scots nobles who did a deal where the English released them to fight against Andrew Moray.[2] This suggests that he may have participated in the revolt in early 1297, which ended in the capitulation at Irvine.

He supported Robert the Bruce and was captured during the Battle of Loch Ryan in February 1307. He was executed by hanging in Carlisle, England.[2]

He may have been related to Ronald Crawford, who was hanged at the Barns of Ayr, but this issue is surrounded by uncertainty and later legend.

References edit

  1. ^ Penman, Michael Robert the Bruce, King of the Scots
  2. ^ a b Traquair, Peter Freedom's Sword
  • History of the Shire of Renfrew, George Crawfurd, Glasgow, 1710.
  • The Life and Heroick Actions of the Renoun'd Sir William Wallace, General and Governor of Scotland, Blind Harry (Blin Hary or Henry the Minstrel), original personal manuscript, c. 1475.
  • Blind Harry's Wallace, William Hamilton of Gilbertfield, original publication 1722, Luath Press, Edinburgh, 1998, ISBN 0-946487-33-2.