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The Kin of Kennedy, 'Kenkynnol' and the Common Law

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMedieval Scotland
Subtitle of host publicationCrown, Lordship and Community: Essays Presented to G. W. S. Barrow
EditorsAlexander Grant, K. J. Stringer
PublisherEdinburgh University Press
Number of pages23
ISBN (Print)9780748604180
Publication statusPublished - 1993


Analysis of the interaction of Gilbert Lord Kennedy of Dunure in the fifteenth century between the Gaelic and the Scottish common law worlds, focused on his ultimately successful claim to the headship of the kindred (kenkynnol) of Kennedy and an action of his against Robert Lord Fleming, brought by brieve of mortancestor, to recover lands held of Fleming in his barony of Kirkintilloch. Both claims were made by heritable right, and the background to them both is explored in detail and in political and social context.

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