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Timeline

Year Month Event Description Reference
1232 Magnus II, (32nd Earl) Jarl of Orkney and Earl of Caithness Kinsman of John granted title Complete Peerage
1239 Magnus II, Jarl of Orkney and Earl of Caithness Dies, succeeded by son Gilbert (Gilbride) Earl of Stratherne and part of Caithness. Complete Peerage                         St Clairs of the Isles (Sinclair)
1244 Gilbert I, Earl of Orkney and Caithness Pledged himself to the Pope on behalf of the Treaty with England Scots Peerage (Paul)
1245 Gilbert of Moray, Bishop of Caithness Saint, Social Worker and one of most outstanding men in the unreformed Church in Scotland, dies.
1256 Gilbert II 34th Earl of Orkney and Caithness Dies succeeded by son Magnus III St Clairs of the Isles (Sinclair)
1263 Haco (Hakon), King of Norway Invaded Scotland and imposes an impost on Caithness to cover his expenses
1263 01-Oct Battle of Largs Scots  with William St. Clair commanding a wing of King Alexander III's army defeat Haco. Haco supported by Magnus, son of Magnus, Jarl of Orkney and Earl of Caithness. Haco dies in Kirkwall The Orkneyinga Saga                                                                Scots Peerage (Paul)
1265 Battle of Lewes, England King Alexander of Scotland ordered William Sinclair of Roslin to assist the forces of the king of England Laurel Fechner
1273 Magnus III Dies succeeded by son Magnus IV St Clairs of the Isles (Sinclair)
1276 Magnus Created Jarl of Orkney and Earl Caithness by Magnus, King of Norway at Tunsberg Scots Peerage (Paul)
  1279-81 Sir William Sinclair of Rosslyn Guardian to Alexander, Prince of Scotland Scots Peerage (Paul)
1283 05-Feb Magnus 35th Jarl of Orkney and Earl of Caithness Signs documents declaring Margaret, the Maiden of Norway, the nearest heir to the Scottish Throne Scots Peerage (Paul)
1284 Magnus 35th Jarl of Orkney and Earl of Caithness Dies succeeded by brother John Scots Peerage (Paul)
1289 John 36th Earl, Earl of Caithness and Orkney Involved in proposal of marriage between Prince Edward and Princess Margaret, the Maiden of Norway and Queen of Scotland Scots Peerage (Paul)                     St Clairs of the Isles (Sinclair)
1290 14-Mar John, Earl of Caithness and Sir William Sinclair of Roslin Attend Parliament at Brigham to arrange marriage of Princess Margaret of Scotland to Prince Edward of England National Dictionary of Biography
1290 Margaret, Maiden of Norway Drowns off Orkney coast on her way to Scotland The Orkneyinga Saga
1292 10-Feb John, Earl of Caithness Refused to sit in Parliament under Balliol Peerage of Scotland (Douglas)
Sir William Sinclair of Roslin was a nominee of Balliol's National Dictionary of Biography
1292 13-Jun Sir William Sinclair of Roslin Swears fealty to Edward 1 of England. His son Henry also does Scots Peerage (Paul)
1296 25-Mar Battle of Dunbar Sir William Sinclair of Rosslyn was captured and died later probably in Tower of London. Henry his son also captured and later sent to St. Briavels Castle. Scots Peerage (Paul)
1296 10-Jul Sir William Sinclair of Herdmanston Swears loyalty to King Edward 1 at Montrose Scots Peerage (Paul)
1297 05-Aug John, Earl of Caithness Earl Johan de Catanes' swore loyalty to King Edward I at Murkle in Caithness Scots Peerage (Paul)                 Complete Peerage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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