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Ancestry and arrival in Scotland[ edit ] Locations relating to the life and times of Walter. Walter was a member of the Fitz Alan family. Jordan, Williamand Walter. Previous to this, Alan had acted as steward to the bishops of Dol in Brittany. He held North Stokenorth of Arundelby way of a grant from his brother, William.
Walter served as David's dapifer or senescallus steward. As such, it is probable that Walter possessed a degree of experience in the profession. Clydesdale and South Kyle were royal lordships, whilst Cunningham was a Morville lordship.
To such kings, royal authority depended upon their ability to give away territories in the peripheries of the realm. The most important of these mid-century colonial establishments were: He also granted Walter West PartickInchinnanStentonHassenden, Legerwood and Birkensideas well as a toft with twenty acres in every burgh and demesne in the realm.
For this grant, Walter owed his sovereign the service of five knights. Walter appears to have been a devotee of this English Cluniac priory. Walter was a benefactor of Melrose Abbey, and granted this religious house the lands of Mauchline in Ayrshire.
There is reason to suspect that Walter was amongst the Scots who took part in the campaign to liberate Lisbon from the Moors. Walter's priory at Paisley was dedicated in part to St James the Greater. Walter founded the original priory in about Renfrew may well have served as the caput of the Strathgryfe group of holdings held by Walter,  and could have been the main caput of all his holdings.
In fact, there is reason to suspect that North Kyle served as Walter's power centre. For example, Walter granted this religious house a tithe from all his lands excepting North Kyle. The fact that he granted away only one piece of land in North Kyle—as opposed to his extensive donations elsewhere—suggests that North Kyle was his largest block of his own demesne.
If so, it could indicate that Walter and his dependants were purposely settled in the west to take advantage of this linguistic affiliation.
As such, it may have been hoped that such incoming settlers would possess a degree of legitimacy from the natives as fellow Britons. The device displays a mounted knight with a shieldlanceand pennon.
Cecilia  and Maud. Walter may have campaigned with the king on the Continent. Walter witnessed an act by Malcolm at Les Andelys in Normandy. This charter appears to reveal that Walter was one the Scottish barons who accompanied the king upon the English campaign against the French at Toulouse in This record is the only known act of the king on the Continent.
Upon his return, the king was forced to confront an attempted coup at Perth. This man's violent demise resulted in a period of instability in the Isles, and there is reason to suspect that the islands of the Clyde began to form a new power bloc at about this time. As such, Walter may have sought written confirmation of his rights in light of the external threats that faced the Scottish Crown.
Somairle may have intended to seize upon Malcolm's poor health to strike out at the Scots and limit the western spread of their influence. Walter served as steward until his death  in According to Boece, Fleance was driven from Scotland into exile in Wales, where he had a liaison with a Welsh princess, a woman who came to be Walter's mother.
Upon reaching manhood in Wales, Boece's account relates that Walter journeyed to his paternal homeland. Although neither of these men ever made note of a figure named Banquho,  and Fleance is first specifically noted by Boece's account,  it is clear that the now-lost account of Barbour did indeed accord the Stewarts a Welsh ancestry,  and it is possible that Barbour traced the family's descent from the British kings through Fleance's Welsh wife.
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