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Sir Gilbert de Greenlaw

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Sir Gilbert de Greenlaw

Birth
Death 24 Jul 1411
Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Burial Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Memorial ID 116968783 View Source

One of the knights who were killed in the battle of Harlaw was, almost certainly, Gilbert of Grenlau (Greenlaw). His uncle, the bishop of Aberdeen, also named Gilbert de Greenlaw, was present the following Christmas at celebrations held by the Earl of Mar at Kildrummy Castle. The younger Greenlaw would have been one of the Buchan gentry who lost their lives in the battle together with the provost and great part of the burgesses of Aberdeen. Many families lost not only their head but every adult male. Greenlaw is buried at Kinkell church, just the other side of Inverurie, and his tombstone, depicting the knight in his full harness of plate and mail and wearing a sword typical of the type associated with the Highlands (angled quillons with spoon-shaped terminals, prominent langet) is justly well known and widely published.

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