The History of Leith

April 8, 2008

John Balliol

Born about 1250, John Balliol was the son of John, 5th Baron de Balliol and his wife Devorgilla, daughter of Alan, Lord of Galloway.

The crown was awarded to him at Berwick on 17 November 1292. He swore fealty to Edward I, was installed as king at Scone and on 26 December at Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, and did homage to Edward I for the kingdom of Scotland. for more click here

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