~+~+~+~ Wallace Tartan ~+~+~+~ In the 12th century Richard Wallace obtained lands at Riccarton, Ayrshire. The Wallaces refused to do homage to Edward I of England and Sir William, who led a band of patriots, harried the English, and his constant raids on their fortresses made them hate and fear him. His bravery and leadership inspired others to support his struggle for Scottish independence. He was betrayed to the English and taken to London, where he was executed in 1305.
ISABEL FORBES 1548-1600 daughter of LORD WILLIAM FORBES and LADY ELIZABETH KEITH. Husband SIR JOHN GORDON 3rd LAIRD of PITLURG. Their son was SIR ROBERT GORDON of PITLURG and STRALOCH. SIR JOHN frequently represented the county of Aberdeen at the Scottish, and bore an eminent part in the affairs of that period. Parliment ISABEL and SIR JOHN are my 10th G GRANDPARENTS