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Re: Battle of Teba
Pg 227 of Robert the Bruce King of Scots by Ronald McNair Scott lists
Sir William Sinclair of Roslyn, SIr Robert and Sir Walter Logan, Sir William
Keith, Sir Alan Cathcart and Sir Seymour Loccar of Lee and one other knight
unnamed. Twenty six squires and gentlemen were there to serve them. Among
this group was John St. Clair, brother of the above Sir William. The author
gives as a source of this the Cathcart MSS, which for the life of me, I
can't see that he gives any more information about.
Your Moir could certainly have been among the squires and gentlemen. The
name Moir seems to be close Moer, Møre or More, etc. which is some of the
spellings of the birthplace of Rollo the Viking about 860 in Norway a very
early ancestor of the Sinclairs. What is the history of the Moir name?
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Sent: Wednesday, November 17, 1999 5:38 PM
Subject: Battle of Teba
> I'm looking for help with a question of the origin
> of my family's crest. Sinclairs are involved in the
> story as well.
> In the early 1300s, James Douglas was tasked with
> carrying Robert Bruce's heart to Jerusalem. They were
> waylaid in Andulusia and James was killed in an action
> referred to as the battle of Teba.
> My father has come on a reference that suggests a Moir was
> there and was knighted for his action.
> I'm looking for any confirming evidence or references.
> Any pointers most appreciated.
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