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Battle of Summerdale

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He married Margaret Stewart.(147) James was owner of Brugh, in Rousay,
inherited from his father. On 7 June 1529 he fought at the battle of
Summerdale, in Stenness, at which forces loyal to rival Sinclair cousins fought
for control of the Orkney Earldom. Craigie fought with the victorious forces of
James Sinclair against an invading army from Caithness led by William Sinclair
and his relative -- John, Earl of Caithness. The Caithness forces had the
blessing of the King of Scotland but were nevertheless defeated by the Orkney
defenders and slaughtered almost to a man. When the King forgave the victors
and granted amnesty to many of the Orkney men on 19 September 1539, more than
ten years later, James Craigie was included. Also included in the victorious
Orkney force were John Cragy, of Banks, Rousay, William Cragy, and Gilbert
Cragy(148) , whose relationship to this family is unknown. 

I'm trying to find more info on this battle. can anyone help.


John Duguid

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