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  • ID: I30740
  • Name: Lucas de Strivelyn
  • Suffix: of Rathoran & Keir 1
  • Sex: M
  • Death: BEF 1462
  • Note: 2

    ukas Strivelying purchased the lands of Ratherne or Quoigs which lie in the parish of Dunblane between 1395 and 1415. On the 8th of October 1414 he obtained a Charter from Euphemia Countess Palatine of Stratherne, for the lands of Wester Ratherne in the Earldom of Stratherne.
    On the 11th of January 1423 Lucas de Strevelyn was served nearest heir of the deceased William of Strevelyn, his father in the said lands of Rathoran and others. The retour shows that William had been dead about 30 years. This retour is in Latin and a copy is transcribed in the Book "The Stirlings of Keir" (Page 212). Lukas thus began the important process of consolidating his land holdings in Perthshire in and around Stirling by trading off lands he held in Fife and other areas. If he had not done this his posterity would likely have lost them as they were too far apart to support properly.


    Lukas acquired a great deal of land during his lifetime. In addition to Ratherne, Rathoran and Quoigs he later obtained Bouchquhumgre in the barony of Leslie and the shire of Fife, and was designated these lands in 1448, when mutual excambions of lands were made between him and Lord George the Leysly (Leslie). He later swapped these lands in 1448 with Lord George the Leysly of Lewyn and acquired Keir. Lord George ended up with the lands of Bynzharty and the hills of Ballingalle in the Lordship of Leslie. These excambions were made by procuratories of resignation granted by the respective proprietors. The Procuratory by Lukas of Sterling is dated 6th May 1448. It empowers William of Sterling, his son and apparent heir, to resign Bynzharty and the hills of Ballingalle, holding of the baron of that ilk, at Leysly, the Lord's chief place of the same barony. This charter is where Fraser acquired an image of Lukas's seal shown below. (The Stirlings of Keir, Page 16-17)
    This seal, on a bend, three buckles is still preserved today in the Rothes Charter Chest. The buckles are important as they show the buckles continued to be carried by Lukas Striveling in the 15th Century, just as they had in the past by his Father William. The seal also shows that both the Cadder and Keir Families had the buckles on a bend instead of a chief. This variation is noticed by Nisbet in his book of Heraldry, but Nisbet does not attach any importance to the different situation of the buckles. On the 7th of May 1448 a procuratory was granted by Lord George of Leysly, for resigning in the King's hands, the half of the Lands of Keyr, in favour of Lucas of Striveling of Boquhumgre. A copy of this charter is listed in The Stirlings of Keir, #25, Page 222. In 1425 Lukas and another Stirling, Duncan were two that participated in the inquest on the Service of Sir John Haldane, Knight, as son and heir of Sir Bernard Haldane, Knight. This Duncan may the originator of the Stirlings of Craigbernard. Lukas is reported to have married Marjorie Dunbar of Cockburn in Berwick. Her father was George Dunbar, the Earl of March. Her mother was Beatrix.
  • _UID: 85A3E0CF71AF48FB808DCBB80852721EB461
  • Change Date: 10 JUL 2006

    Father: John de Strivelyn b: 1295 in Rathoran, Lorn, Argyllshire, Scotland
    Mother: Mary MacDougall b: 1308 in Lorn, Argyllshire, Scotland

    Marriage 1 Marjory Dunbar
    • Married:
    1. Has Children William Stirling
    2. Has Children Margaret de Striveling b: 1440

    1. Type: Web Site
      Title: Stirnet Genealogy
      Author: Patrick Barns-Graham
    2. Type: Web Site
      Title: Clan Stirling
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