West Linton (Scottish Gaelic: Liontan Ruairidh) is a village and civil parish in southern Scotland, on the A702. It was formerly in the county of Peeblesshire, but since local government re-organisation in the mid-1990s it is now part of the Tweeddale committee area of the Scottish Borders. Many of its residents are commuters due to the village’s close location to Edinburgh which is 16 miles (26 km) to the north east. West Linton has a long history, and holds an annual traditional festival called the Whipman Play. source: Wikipedia
Scottish Borders, Scotland
|Death:||Jul. 22, 1298
|Sir John Stewart, Lord of Bonkyll, son of Sir Alexander Stewart, 4th High Steward of Scotland and Jean (MacRory) Stewart.
Sir John died at the First Battle of Falkirk while commanding the Scottish Archers.
He is buried at the Falkirk Old Parish Church, Falkirk, Stirling, Scotland
|Falkirk Old Parish Church, Falkirk, Stirling, Scotland|
Falkirk Old Parish Church
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Record added: Jan 27, 2014
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Sir John Stewart of Bonkyll (died 22 July 1298) was a son of Alexander Stewart, 4th High Steward of Scotland. He was a military commander during the First Scottish War of Independence and during the Battle of Falkirk, he commanded the Scottish archers, and was killed during the battle. Stewart is interred in the churchyard of the Falkirk Old Parish Church.
West Linton, Stirling, Scotland
Tour Scotland wee video of old photographs of West Linton a village and civil parish in the Tweeddale area of the Scottish Borders previously the in the historic county of Peeblesshire. At the end of the eighteenth century there were between twenty and thirty looms in the village, rising to about eighty in the early nineteenth century, some weaving household goods but most weaving cotton cloth for Edinburgh and Glasgow merchants. It is estimated that in 1834 about fifty hands worked in the mines and quarries of the area. In 1834 there were five tailors in the village, four dressmakers, two butchers, five carriers, nine retailers of meal, groceries and spirits, two surgeons and four innkeepers. Of interest to folks with ancestry, genealogy or Scottish Family Roots in Scotland who may wish to visit one day.