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Sir WALTER de Berkeley Lord of Radcastle


This is "The Scottish Nation" web page specifically highlighting the clan 'de Barclay.'




"...During the twelfth century a branch of the Berkeley family settled in Scotland, and in 1165 we find Walter de Berkeley chamberlain of the kingdom (Crauford’s Officers of State, page 253). The name is of long standing in Kincardineshire. In the foundation charter of the Abbey of Arbroath from William the Lion in 1178, in conveying to that institution the lands of Mondynes, in the parish of Fordoun, it is said, 'Dedi etiam eis unam carucatam terre in Monethyne, super aquath de Bervyne, quam Willus de Munfort et Umfridus de Berkeley, et Walterus Scotus et Alanus, filius Symonis, et allii probi homines, mei per preceptum meum eis mensuravernut.'..."