Clan Abernethy People

Alexander de Abernethy (after 1271 – c. 1315)

Alexander de Abernethy was a Scottish baron descended from lay abbots of Abernethy.

Alexander swore fealty to Edward I in 1291. He was appointed a warden of Scotland between 1301 and 1303. Abernethy lost the office in King Edward’s ordinances of 1305 but supported Balliol  over Robert the Bruce. He joined John of Brittany to defend Galloway against Robert Bruce.

From 1308 he held several other warden of Scotland positions between the Forth and Orkney and between the Forth and the mountains. He was also contracted to serve  in Berwick and Perthshire under the command of Sir John de Segrave.

He was keeper of Dundee around 1311 and led the unsuccessful defence of the town against Edward Bruce in 1312. In 1314 Abernethy was forfeited and attached to the earldom of Angus, so Alexander went to England and died by the end of 1315.