Biography of William Boyd 4th Earl Kilmarnock
Battle of Falkirk
On 22 Jul 1298 Edward "Longshanks" I King England defeated the Scottish army led by William Wallace during the Battle of Falkirk at Falkirk using archers to firstly attack the Scottish shiltrons with the heavy cavalry with infantry completing the defeat. The English were described in the Falkirk Roll that lists 111 men with their armorials including:
Guy Beauchamp 10th Earl Warwick
Roger Bigod 5th Earl Norfolk
Humphrey Bohun 3rd Earl Hereford, 2nd Earl Essex
Robert Clifford 1st Baron Clifford
Hugh "Elder" Despencer 1st Earl Winchester
William Ferrers 1st Baron Ferrers Groby
Thomas Berkeley 6th Baron Berkeley
Maurice Berkeley 7th Baron Berkeley
Henry Grey 1st Baron Grey Codnor
Reginald Grey 1st Baron Grey Wilton
John Grey 2nd Baron Grey Wilton
John Mohun 1st Baron Mohun Dunster
Simon Montagu 1st Baron Montagu
Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March
William Ros 1st Baron Ros Helmsley
John Segrave 2nd Baron Segrave
Robert Vere 6th Earl Oxford
Alan Zouche 1st Baron Zouche Ashby
Thomas Plantagenet 2nd Earl Leicester, 2nd Earl Lancaster, 5th Earl Salisbury, 4th Earl Lincoln
Henry Plantagenet 3rd Earl Leicester, 3rd Earl Lancaster
John Warenne 6th Earl Surrey
Henry Percy 1st Baron Percy
Hugh Courtenay 9th Earl Devon
Richard Fitzalan 8th Earl Arundel
Henry Beaumont 4th Earl Buchan
John Capet II Duke Brittany
Aymer Valence 2nd Earl Pembroke
John Wake 1st Baron Wake Liddell, and
Henry Lacy 3rd Earl Lincoln, 4th Earl Salisbury.
William Scrope was knighted.
John Stewart was killed.
William Boyd 4th Earl Kilmarnock fought.
On 12 May 1705 William Boyd 4th Earl Kilmarnock was born.
On 20 Apr 1726 James Hay 15th Earl Erroll was born to William Boyd 4th Earl Kilmarnock and Anne Livingston Countess Kilmarnock.
On 16 Apr 1746 William Boyd 4th Earl Kilmarnock was captured at Culloden during the Battle of Culloden: Scotland.
On 18 Aug 1746 William Boyd 4th Earl Kilmarnock was executed at Tower Hill.
After 18 Aug 1746 William Boyd 4th Earl Kilmarnock was buried at St Peter ad Vincula Church.
William Boyd 4th Earl Kilmarnock and Anne Livingston Countess Kilmarnock were married. Anne Livingston Countess Kilmarnock by marriage Earl Kilmarnock.
William Boyd 4th Earl Kilmarnock succeeded 4th Earl Kilmarnock.