Bernard de LINTON (1275-1333)

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Bernard de LINTON (1275-1333)



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Arbroath Declaration of Scottish Independence 


On April 6, 1320, the Arbroath Declaration of Scottish Independence was signed at Arbroath Abbey in Arbroath, Scotland.  This declaration was written by the Abbot, Bernard de LINTON (1275-1333). Bernard was also, one time, the Chancellor of Scotland. The Declaration urged the Pope to recognize Scottish independence. The Pope, upon receiving the Declaration, accepted the Scottish case.


Bernard de LINTON (1275-1333) was the son of Phillip de LINTON (1251–1297) Constable of Berwick. Bernard was born in 1275 in Linton Tower, Linton Parish, Roxburghshire, Scotland. He was the Abbot at the Abbey in Arbroath, Scotland. Bernard was the 20th great-granduncle of Charles "Charlie" Edward LINTON (1890-1958) and the 21st great-granduncle of Kirk Louis LINTON (1914 - 1987).