First Lockharts of Record

By Isabelle S. Lockhart

The oldest Lockhart family tree researched is that of the Lockharts of Lee. That particular line has been traced back to the mid 12th century, and almost every living Lockhart seems to try and link to it. The problem with records of baronage and peerage is that they list the individuals succeeding to or inheriting the estate and don’t always list all the siblings, unless they too inherited. Additionally, there was hardly any record of those who weren’t landed gentry.

There were a lot more Lockharts out there than people realize. Since their lines must have failed, we mostly never consider them; but, we never really know if there might have been a lapse in recording that just might have linked them to some future generation. Anyway, I found it fascinating that there actually were other Lockharts out there, even in the 1100’s, that weren’t mentioned in any of the genealogies I have seen.

There are conflicting reports regarding whether the first Stephen and the first Symon / Simon were father and son or contemporaries. The recorded, dated events in their lives tend to place them as contemporaries. Records also show other Lockharts living in that time period who were contemporaries of the first Stephen and Simon.

When most people trace their Lockhart ancestry from Ireland, they automatically assume that ancestor came from Scotland. I guess, they most probably did come from Scotland, but I don’t think anyone ever considered that a Lockhart might have arrived in Ireland at about the same time period as the first recorded Lockharts in Scotland. The very first recorded Stephanus / Stephen who founded the town of Stevenston, in Scotland, also owned land in Ulster, Ireland. Records have also revealed that Osbert / Albert Locard / Lochard lived in Ireland in the 1100’s and had a son named Jordan.

There was a man named “Anketillus Locard” living in Lincolnshire, England in 1231. There was another Lockhart–William, son of a Simon–living in Westmorland County, England, in 1279. Most Lockharts whose families live in England have thought their ancestors came from Scotland, and, they may have, but I’m wondering if some Lockharts stayed in England from the original migration there. Sadly, we will never know for sure.

It has been exciting to find Lockharts like “Anketillus” even though there is no link to other family. It causes one to realize there are, most likely, others whose lives have not been mapped out on genealogy charts. So, this segment contains, together with an already recorded line, a few extra Lockharts found along the way, all being among the first Lockharts of record.


Lockhart Contemporaries Born in The Mid 12th Century


(1G) Stephanus / Stephano / Stephen / Steven Locard / Lockard (b.abt.1132-d.abt.1192),

• Unknown parents.

• Lived in reigns of King David I (reign:1124-1153) and King Malcolm IV (reign:1153-1165). [DB]

• 1153–Stephanus Lockhart attested charter of the lands of Loudon, granted about 1153, by Richard de Morville to James, son of Lambin. [Loudon Charters], [The Upper Ward of Lanarkshire, 1864, p.288]

• 1165–Stephen witnessed a charter by Richard de Morville (d.1189), Constable of Scotland, granted in the end of the reign of King Malcolm. [Sir Robert Douglas, The Baronage of Scotland, Edinburgh 1798, p.323.]

• Founded the town of Stevenston in Ayrshire, Scotland. [Simon Macdonald Lockhart, Seven Centuries, 1976.]

• There was a Stephen Locard among those who crossed the North Channel during the de Courcy era (1177-1203), and who became the holder of sufficient territory in Ulster (in Northern Ireland) to be able to bestow a carucate (nominally,120 acres) of land on the priory of Nendrum.

[Reeves, Ecclesiastical Antiquities, p.194], [Lydon, Barry, Frame, Simms, Colony and Frontier in Medieval Ireland: Essays Presented to J.F. Lydon (Professor of History at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland from 1980-1993), 1995, p.23.]

• The North Channel, aka the Straits of Moyle, lies to the north of the Irish Sea, separates eastern Northern Ireland from southwestern Scotland, and connects with the Atlantic Ocean.

• 1177–John de Courcy (b.1160-d.1219) invaded and conquered Ulster (in Northern Ireland) in early 1177, during the Anglo-Norman invasion of Ireland. He was the counterpart of William the Conqueror in England. The de Courcy infeudation of Ulster succeeded in enticing several of the families that had already or were about to put down roots in Scotland. [Lydon, Barry, Frame, Simms. Colony and Frontier in Medieval Ireland: Essays Presented to J.F. Lydon (Professor of History at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland from 1980-1993), 1995, p.23.]

• Genealogists have supposed that Stephen Lockard is the father of Simon, but Stephen and Simon seem, instead, to have been contemporaries. [George Chalmers, Caledonia, London 1824.]


(1G) Sir Symon(1) /Simon Lockard/ Locard/ Loccard/ Lockhart (b.abt.1139-d.abt.1210),

• Unknown parents.

• Simon Lockard, who appeared as early as the reign of Malcolm IV, is supposed, by genealogists, to have been a son of Stephen, but this is doubtful, as they seem to have been contemporaries. [Chalmer’s Caledonia]

• Lived in the reigns of King Malcolm IV (r:1153-1165) and King William I (r:1165-1214). [DB]

• Founded village called Symon’s Toun/ Symington in Lanarkshire. [DB]

• Symon Loccard is the earliest proprietor of the lands and barony of Symington of whom we have any trace. [Upper Ward of Lanarkshire]

• 1153–Symon of Symington (in Lanarkshire), founded his parish church about 1153. He also held lands in Ayrshire, and gave his name to Symontown/ Symington in Kyle. [UWL], [The life and Letters of John Gibson, 1897]  Kyle is a former comital (earldom) district of Scotland which today forms part of Ayrshire.

• 1160–Symington Church (in Ayrshire) was founded in 1160 by Simon Loccard, a Norman knight granted title to the surrounding land by the Royal Steward of King David I (reign:1124-1153) and, for whom the village of Symington is named. [History, Symington Parish Church (Presbyterian), Symington, Ayrshire, Scotland.]

• 1164–Witness in the charter of Wice of Wycestown (Wiston?, Lanarkshire), granted towards the close of the reign of Malcolm the Maiden. (King Malcolm IV reign:1153-1165)

• 1164–Simon was a witness in a charter of donation to the abbey of Kelso. [Chartulary Kelso, No.334], [DB]

• Simon was a witness, with Richard Moreville, to a grant of William the Lion, at Rutherglen. [Chartulary Glasgow, 339.]

• 1166–Simon Locard was among the witnesses to William the Lion’s famous grant of Annandale to Robert Bruce in 1166. [Facsimiles of National Manuscripts of Scotland, ed. Henry James, 3 vols (Southampton, 1867-71), Vol.I, p.39], [Regesta Regum Scottorum: The Acts of William I, King of Scots, 1165-1214, ed. G.W.S. Barrow (Edinburgh, 1971), pp.179, 242, 293-94.]

• 1174–Knighted by King William the Lion [r:1165-1214], confirmed by Joceline, bishop of Glasgow, who was in that fee 1174-1199. [DB]

• A proprietor of considerable lands in the shire of Lanark. [DB]

• There was afterwards a controversy between the prior of Paisley and the abbot of Kelso, about the chapel ‘in villa Dom. Symon’s de Lockard,’ which at last was compromised, that the chaplain presented by Sir Symon Lockhart should continue for life, but that the chapel should be resigned to the abbot, etc. [DB]

• 1204–Simon held lands in Kyle (one of the three districts in the sheriffdom of Ayr) also called Simonstown/ Symington. [Chartulary Paisley, No. 7],  [Chalmer’s Caledonia]

• 1210–Died in the end of the reign of King William [r:1165-1214]. [DB, 323]

• Children of Sir Symon:

+ (2G) 1. Malcolm(1). [DB], [SML]


Symington, Ayrshire, Scotland

The Parish Church of Symington, in the shire of Ayr, in the Synod of Glasgow and Ayr, and in that district of the county called Kyle-Stewart, traditionally owes its foundation to Simon Loccard, one of the many Anglo-Normans who came to the Scottish Court in the reign of David I (reign: 1124-1153). History records that around that time Hugh de Morville was High Constable and Walter Alan his Steward. Under Walter Alan the lands of Kyle were held by Simon Loccard. Although Loccard held properties in what is now Lanarkshire as well as in Ayrshire, it seems clear that his main residence was in Ayrshire and that it occupied a flat piece of ground at the foot of the present village. At one period there was a mound there, but the proprietor who owned the land had this levelled during the 19th century–the site still bears the name Law Hill. It was around this mound or ‘mote,’ that the first houses arose and were built to form Simon’s Toun/ Town (Symington, Ayrshire, Scotland). [Thomas Ritchie, T.D., M.A., "The Parish Church of Symington," Kilmarnock Standard, 5 Dec 1959.]

See Symington Parish Church.

Symington, Lanarkshire, Scotland

The name Symington is derived from a parish in Lanarkshire which bears that designation, and lies at the foot of the Hill of Tinto. It is formed from a combination of two words, Symon’s Toun, Symon being the son of one Locard, a Fleming who came to Scotland and had the district which bears his name conferred upon him by King William the Lion (reign: 1165-1214) or his predecessors. [History of The Symington Name (in Lanarkshire)]


(1G) Jordan Locard (b.abt.1144-d),

• Unknown parents.

• 1165–Witnessed a charter of Walter Fitz-Alan, David I’s Dapifer (1st High Steward of Scotland, 1150-1177). [Kelso Chartulary], [The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and The U.S.A., London 1874, p.313.]


(1G-Ireland) Osbert/ Albert Locard/ Lochard in Ireland (b. mid 1100s-d.16 Aug 1202).

• (unknown parents)

• Owned lands of “Kilsanehan” (Kilmainham in Dublin -or- Kilmanahan, Waterford, Ireland?). [Great Britain Public Record Office, H.S. Sweetman, Calendar of Documents, Relating to Ireland, Ireland: 1171-1251, London 1875, p.xxii, p.52.]

• 1202–Osbert Locard died 16 Aug 1202.

• Children of Osbert/ Albert Locard/ Lochard:

+ (2G) 1. Jordan Locard/ Lochard.

Lockhart Contemporaries Born in The Late 12th Century

  • (1G) Sir Symon/Simon Lockard/Locard/Loccard (b.abt.1139-d.abt.1210)–

(2G) Malcolm(1) Lockard / Loccard / Locard (b.late 1100′s-d.abt.1230),

• Son of Sir Symon(1) [DB], [UWL] (b.abt.1139-d.abt.1210)

• Malcolm Lockard succeeded his father Sir Symon in all his lands, particularly, in ‘villa Symonis Lockard,’ afterwards called Symontoun (Symington, Ayrshire, Scotland). [DB]

• 1210–Settled in Ayrshire about 1210. [SML]

• Malcolm, during his father’s lifetime, attested a series of charters granted by Allan, son of Walter the Steward (intra 1208-14) to the convent of St Mary of Dalmelin, upon the water of Ayr [Reg. de Passalet, 20,21,22,23]. [UWL]

• About 1210, ‘Malcom Loccard’ granted six acres of land ‘in villa Simonis de Kyll’ to the Abbey of Paisley. [Reg. de Passalet, 70], [UWL]

• Kyll / Kyle is a former comital (Earldom) district of Scotland which today forms part of East Ayrshire and South Ayrshire. [Wikipedia]

• Between 1194-1214, a Malcolum (Malcolm) Loccard witnessed a resignation of land in Warmanbie and Annan: ”Dunegal, son of Udard, resigns and quitclaims to William de Brus and his heirs, in full court, a carucate (the amount of land a team of oxen could plough in one year) of land in Weremundebi (Warmanbie, near the mouth of the river Annan), and half a carucate in Anant (the parish or burgh of Annan), with a toft (homestead), for the use of Gilbert son of John (later known as Sir Gilbert de Jonestone). Witnesses: William . . . , Adam de Seton, Robert de Hodalmia, Humphrey del Gardine, Adam, son of Adam, Richard de Penresax, William de Herez, L . . . Murdac, Udard de Hodalmia, Hugh de Corri, Hugh, son of Ingebald, Walter de Walram, Patric Brun, W . . . Walbi, Adam de Dunwidie, Robert de Crossebi, Richard de Bosco, Robert de Levingtona, Roger de Kirk(patric?), Malcolum Loccard, Robert de Tremor, William de Henevile, Hugh Maleverer, and many others.” [Translation, Sir William Fraser, "Annandale Family Book of the Johnstones, Earls and Marquises of Annandale."] As specified in the charter, Sir Gilbert de Jonestone, received from William Bruce, Lord of Annandale, the use of a parcel of land with a building between the years 1194 and 1214. [www.johnstons.org]

• 1228–Attested a grant to the monks of Kelso by Hugh de Bygris. [Lib. de Cal.,152,186], [UWL]

• 1229–Witnessed charters in the beginning of the reign of King Alexander II [r:1214-1249], one charter dated 15 Sep 1229. [DB]

• Children of Malcolm (1) Lockhart:

+ (3G) 1. Sir Symon Lockhart, heir, who carried on the line of the house of Lee. [Douglas' Baronage, 1798, p.323.]

+ (3G) 2. William Lockhart, progenitor of Lockards of Bar. [Douglas’ Baronage]

-OR- William, the first of the family designed “of Lee” and Cartland. [Irving and Murray, The Upper Ward of Lanarkshire] The theory that William was the “first of Lee” has been adopted by Simon Macdonald Lockhart in, “Seven Centuries”. [SML]

+ (3G) 3. Ada Lockhart. [DB]

  • (1G) Osbert/ Albert  Locard/ Lochard (b.in mid 1100s-d.16 Aug 1202), d. in Ireland–

(2G-Ireland) Jordan Locard/ Lochard (b. in late 1100s, living in 1202 in Ireland),

• Son of Osbert/ Albert Locard/ Lochard (d.1202) in Ireland.

• Owned land of Kilsanehan/ Kilmainham, Dublin, Ireland. [The Charter Rolls of John, King of the English (reign:1199-1216), grants of lands in Ireland.]

• 1202–Jordan Locard gave to the King 30 marks of silver that he may have the land which Osbert / Albert his father had in Ireland on the day of his death, 16 Aug 1202. (171) Mandate to the justiciary of that country that he take security for the money, and thereupon give seisin to Jordan. [Great Britain Public Record Office, H.S. Sweetman, Calendar of Documents, Relating to Ireland, Ireland: 1171-1251, London 1875, p.27.]

• 1207–Grant to Jordan Lochard of the land of Kilsanehan/ Kilmainham, as held by Albert his father; to hold of the King in fee, by the service of one archer, to be rendered in guarding the King’s city of Dublin, 8 Nov 1207, (346). Witnesses: John Bishop of Norwich, David Bishop of Waterford, Simon Bishop of Meath, Meyler Fitz Henry, justiciary of Ireland, John Marshall, William de Barry, Robert Fitz Martin, etc. Woodstock.  [Chart., 9 John, m.5.],  [Great Britain Public Record Office, H.S. Sweetman, Calendar of Documents, Relating to Ireland, Ireland: 1171-1251, London 1875, p.xxii, p.52.]

• 1225–In 1225, Jordano Locard witnessed an obligation by ‘Duncan de Carric’. [William Hamilton of Wishaw. Descriptions of The Sheriffdoms of Lanark and Renfrew, compiled about 1710, Glasgow 1831, p.185 (in Latin)]

* Duncan de Carrick, aka, Duncan Kennedy, Earl of Carrick, Chief of the Kennedy clan in 1228. Carrick is a former comital (Earldom) district of Scotland which today forms part of South Ayrshire, one of the counties of Scotland.


Lockhart Contemporaries Born in The Early 13th Century

  • (1G) Osbert/Albert Locard/ Lochard (b.in mid 1100s-d.16 Aug 1202), d. in Ireland–
  • (2G) Jordan (b.in late 1100s, living in 1202 in Ireland)–

(3G-Ireland) Unknown Locard/ Lochard, (b.in early 1200s), in Ireland, son of Jordan Locard/ Lochard.

• Children of Unknown and grandchildren of Jordan:

+ 1. (4G) Jordan Lochard. [Great Britain Public Record Office, H.S. Sweetman, Calendar of Documents, Relating to Ireland, Ireland: 1171-1251, London 1875.]


Anketillus Locard (living in 1231), Lincolnshire, England, [Record Office--Assize Roll of Bracton]

• Unknown parents.

• 1231–Index of Persons. Locard, Anketillus, 572 (case #). [Bracton’s Note Book. (Date of book: betw 1240-1256) A Collection of Cases decided in the king’s court during the reign of Henry III, Annotated by a lawyer of that time, seemingly by Henry of Bratton. Ed. by F.W. Maitland, London: C.J. Clay and Sons, Cambridge University Press Warehouse, 1887, Vol.I, p.302.]

“p. 444. Trinity, A.D. 1231, A.R. 15., 572 (case #) Linc.

Matillis Comitissa de Huntingdona per attornatum suum petit uersus Anketillum Locard ij. Bouat. Terre et sex sol. Redditus cum pert. In Gorkeby (Gosseby) ut ius suum per breue de ingressu de Comite Dauide quondam uiro suo cui in uita sua contradicere non potuit etc.

Et Anketillus uenit et petit inde uisum, habeat etc. et interim etc. Et Anketillus petit iudicium si debeat ei respondere desicut Comitissa non reddidit ei x. lib. Vij. Sol. Et ix. Den. Qui denarii ei adiudicati fuerunt pro dampnis suis que habuit per disseisinam quam eadem Comitissa ei fecit de illa terra. Et attornatus Comitisse dicit quod denarii illi redditi sunt uicecomiti et dicit quod ad diem illum habebit warantum suum et ideo habeat warantum suum antequam ei respondeatur.” [Bracton’s Note book, pp. 444-445.]

My poor attempt at TRANSLATING the Latin, above (Any help would be appreciated) [ISL]:

p. 444. Trinity, A.D. 1231, A.R. 15. Case #572. Lincolnshire, England.

Matilda, Countess of Huntingdon through her attorney’s entreat vs. Anketillum Locard. Two Cry Aloud. Land and 6 solidi. Deliver with pertinents. In Gautby, in order that his/her oath per summary document according to entry of Count David, formerly her husband who, in life | her | speak for adversary | not | be able | etc.

And, Anketillus, entreat, thence, go to see, reason, etc., and meanwhile, etc.  And, Anketillus desire judgment if responsible for same | she to answer | since | Countess not deliver | same | 10 libra 7 solidi and 9 denarii. Whereby, money also | adjudicate (award) | sum | for | damage | his/her own | and | have | by means of | dispossession of freehold | how likewise | Countess | same | created | of | that | land. And, Countess’ attorney | designate | that money that deliver, be sheriff and declare | that | to day | the former | hold | warrantor | property | and therefore | hold | warrantor | property | until | same | answer.

* Matilda, Countess of Huntingdon and Northumberland, who lived in Huntingdon, Huntingdonshire, England, was born about 1071, known as “Maud” of Northumbria (1074-1130), died Epiphany (6 Jan) 1233. She 1m.1090, Earl Simon of St. Liz, who lived in Normandy, France and d.1109. She was a widow and heiress of Northumberland when she 2m.1113, King David I of Scotland. David became king (reign:1124-1153) of Southern Scotland (below the line of the Forth and Clyde) and d. 24 May 1153. [Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and The United Kingdom, Vol.II, London 1889, p.225.], [Wikipedia]


Lockhart Contemporaries Born in The Mid 13th Century

  • (1G) Sir Symon(1) / Simon Lockard / Locard / Loccard (b.abt.1139-d.abt.1210)–
  • (2G) Malcolm(1) /Malcolum/ Malcom Lockard/ Locard/ Loccard (b. late 1100′s-d.abt.1230)–

(3G) 1. Sir Symon(2) Lockhart/ Lockard/ Locarde (b. mid 1200′s-d.abt.1286),

• Son and heir to Malcolm. [DB], [SML]

• Carried on the line of the house of Lee in Lanarkshire. [Douglas' Baronage]

-OR-   Symon’s brother William headed the line of Lockhart of Lee. This theory was first presented by [Irving and Murray, The Upper Ward of Lanarkshire, 1864][Simon Macdonald Lockhart, Seven Centuries, 1976] adopted this theory.

• Knighted by Alexander III [r:1249-1286]. [DB]

• Between 1247-1264, ‘Locarde’ witnessed grant of the church of Wiston to Kelso.

• 1273–Symon Lockard revived the old claim to the patronage of the church of Symington and kept back the greater part of the titles, on a charter regarding the abbot of Kelso, before Robert Bishop of Glasgow, witnessed by Thomas Ranulphi, William Douglas, Nicolai de Biggar (sheriff of Lanark, at that time). [Chartulary of Kelso], [DB]

• This Sir Symon was also proprietor of the lands of Craiglockard, in the shire of Edinburgh, which appears by a confirmation from king Alexander III of some lands belonging to William Lamberton, wherein are mentioned the lands lying betwixt Bred and Merchiston, (Craiglockard) belonging to Sir Symon Lockard, etc. [DB]  (Craiglockhart, Edinburgh, Scotland)

• 1285–Sir Symon died in the end of reign of king Alexander III [r: 1249-1286]. [DB]

• 1300–Richard Hastang wrote, circa 1300, to Edward I [reign:1272-1307], praying for the lands of Simon Locard in Loghwode, in the county of Ayr, and in the Leye, in the county of Lanark. [UWL] Sir Symon(2) owned land both in Ayrshire and in Lanarkshire.

• Children of Sir Symon(2) Lockhart:

+ (4G) 1. Malcolm(2), who succeeded his father, but died without issue (children) [DB].

Malcolm Lockhart, of the county of Ayr [Ragman Rolls,1296].

+ (4G) 2. Sir Stephen, who carried on the line of Lockhart of Lee. [DB]

This Sir Stephen is said to be the father of Sir Symon(3) [DB],

but it is also said that William fathered Sir Symon(3) [UWL] [SML].


  • (1G) Sir Symon(1) / Simon Lockard/ Locard/ Loccard (b.abt.1139-d.abt.1210)–
  • (2G) Malcolm(1)–
  • –or, (3G) Sir Symon(2) — (4G) Malcolm(2)–

(3G) 2. William Lockhart/ Locard (b. mid 1200′s-d), Son of Malcolm(1). [DB]

–OR–(5G) William Lockhart/ Locard (b. mid 1200′s-d), Son of Malcolm(2). [UWL]

• As (3G) 2. William Lockhart/ Locard (b.mid 1200′s-d), Son of Malcolm(1) [DB], his siblings were:  1. Sir Symon, 3. Ada Lockhart-Morham-Colvil. [DB]

• Lived during the reign of Alexander III [r:1249-1286].

Progenitor of the Lockharts / Lockards of Bar / Barr in Ayrshire. [DB]

-OR- The first of the family designed of Lee and Cartland. [Irving and Murray, The Upper Ward of Lanarkshire, 1864]  This theory has been adopted by [SML,1976].

• William, in all probability, acquired the lands of Lee, although of this we have no direct evidence. [UWL]

• 1272–Traditionally accepted date the lands of Lee, in Lanarkshire, Scotland, were acquired by a Lockhart. [SML,1976]

• 1272–Witnessed a charter of lands in Ayrshire, granted circa 1572, by Sir Walter Lindsay to the abbey of Paisley [Reg.de Passalet, 233], [UWL]  [“1572” was the date stated in “Upper Ward of Lanarkshire,” but this has to be a typo or mistake, where it was intended to be “1272”. ISL]

• Around this same date (1272), Adam de Colevyll conveyed to William an annual of 10 marcs, payable by the abbey of Newbattle for their lands of Kynard. In this deed he is designated ‘William Loccard, son of Malcolm’. [Reg. de Newbattle, 170, 212], [UWL]

• 1288–Lands of Lee were held from the Crown, and paid rent of 66 shillings. [SML]

• 1289–The rent paid for the lands of Lee was 5 chalders of oatmeal and 80 shillings. [SML]

• Child of William:

+ (4G) 1. Sir Symon (2nd of Lee). [SML]  (This Symon is said by Douglas’ Baronage, to have been the son of Stephen.)


(3G) 3. Ada Lockhart (b. mid 1200′s-d), [DB]

+ 1m. Sir John Morham of that ilk, and had children.

+ 2m. Sir William Colvil of Kinnaird, and had children. [DB]

  • (1G) Osbert/Albert (b.in mid 1100s-d.16 Aug 1202), lived in Ireland–
  • (2G) Jordan (b.in late 1100s, living in 1202 in Ireland)–
  • (3G) Unknown (b.in early 1200s)–

(4G-Ireland) Jordan Lokard/ Locard/ Lochard (b. in mid 1200s, alive 1283), in Ireland;

• Possibly the grandson of (Jordan living in 1202 in Ireland).

• 1280–“Enrolment of inquisition taken at Dublin, on Tuesday after Palm Sunday, 8 Edward, before brother Stephen, treasurer of Ireland, Sir Thomas de Clare, and others of the king’s council, by Robert de Ufford, justiciary of Ireland, by Reginald de Tiper, Roderic Mapcanan, Henry de Rocheford, Jordan Lokard, . . . who say that Hugh de Lacy, formerly lord of Meath, was enfeoffed by King Henry, the Elder, of all Meath and of all liberties that the said king had or could have, except investiture, for a service of fifty knights . . .” [Calendar of the Close Rolls Preserved in the Public Record Office, Edward I. A.D. 1279-1288, London 1902, p.55.]

• 1283–Calendar of Close Rolls. Edward I. 8 Aug 1283. Llanfaes. (Thlammays)

“To S. bishop of Waterford, justiciary of Ireland, or to him who supplies his place. It is shown to the king on behalf of Jordan LOCARD and Nicholas de Honeche, imprisoned in Dublin castle, that whereas they have offended in naught for which they ought be taken and imprisoned, the justiciary nevertheless caused them to be taken and imprisoned without order from the king or other reasonable cause, and exacts from them grievous ransom, charging them with having made error, when they were lately appointed justices to deliver Dublin gaol, in delivering from that gaol [jail/prison] Thomas le Keu, imprisoned for the death of Thomas le Carpenter, a pure (puri) Irishman, whereof he was appealed: the king orders the justiciary to hear and understand the record and process of the delivery aforesaid, and to send to the king under his seal that record and process and the cause of the taking and detention of Jordan and Nicholas, with this writ, so that the king may have them in fifteen days from Michaelmas [Sept. 29 + 15 days], and to deliver Jordan and Nicholas in bail to twelve men who shall mainpern to have them before the king at that term or elsewhere at the king’s order to stand to right if the king or any one else will speak against them.” [Calendar of the Close Rolls Preserved in the Public Record Office, by Great Britain Public Record Office, Great Britain Court of Chancery, England Sovereign (1272-1307: Edward I), H.C. Maxwell Lyte, William Henry Stevenson, 1902, vol. 1-5. (Close Writs), p.214.]

  • (1G) Simon Lokard, of Westmorland County, England–
  • (2G) Simon Lokard and Miss Hampton of Westmorland County, England–

(3G-England) Willelmus/ William Lokard (living in 1279), in England,

• Son of Simon Lokard and Miss Hampton of Westmoreland/ Westmorland County, England.

• Maternal grandson of Robert de Hampton (d.1277) and Margery Boyvill. [Dormant and Extinct Baronage of England, Vol. I. p.113.], [Description of The County of Westmoreland, by Sir Daniel Fleming of Rydal, A.D. 1671, ed. by Sir G.F. Duckett, London 1882, p. 110. Englewood Forest.]

• Westmoreland / Westmorland County is no longer known by that name and its land is now a part of the county of Cumbria, England, UK.

• 1279–Court records regarding the actions of Robert de Hampton as former sheriff, now deceased, and Willelmus Lokard, as his heir, following up on payments, etc. [Assize Roll, Northumberland, Edward I, A.D. 1279.]

• Northumberland is the northernmost county in England.


Lockhart Contemporaries Born in The Late 13th Century

  • (1G) Sir Symon(1) /Simon Lockard/Locard/Loccard (b.abt.1139-d.abt.1210)–
  • (2G) Malcolm(1) /Malcolum/Malcom Lockard/Locard/Loccard (b. late 1100′s-d.abt.1230)–
  • (3G) Sir Symon(2) Lockard/Locarde (b. mid 1200′s-d.abt.1285)–

(4G) 1. Malcolm(2) Lockhart / Lockard (b. mid 1200′s-d.abt.1300), of the county of Ayr,

• Son of Sir Symon(2) Lockard of the lands of Lee and Craiglockhart.

• 1296–Swore a forced fealty to king Edward I of England “Longshanks” [r:1272-1307] when he had over-ran Scotland in 1296. [Prynne’s Collections, Vol. III, p.659], [DB], [TSN]

• 1296–In the Ragman Rolls of 1296, there is a ‘Maucolum Lockare del counte de Are’ [of the county of Ayr].  [From the list of names based on those published by the “Bannatyne Club” in Edinburgh in 1834.], [www.rampantscotland.com]

• 1296–“Maucolum Lockare.*”. . .“Malcolm Lockhart of Barr.” [Hereditary Sheriffs of Galloway, p.112]

• Malcolm(2) died soon thereafter 1296, without issue (children). [DB]


(4G) 2. Sir Stephen Lockhart/ Lockard (b. late 1200′s-d.abt.1320),

• Son of Sir Symon(2) Lockhart of the lands of Lee in Lanarkshire and Craiglockhart.

• Succeeded his brother and was the first of the family designed of Lee and Cartland. [DB]

An opposing theory is accepted by Simon Macdonald Lockhart’s “Seven Centuries”, whereby he states that William was the 1st of Lee.

• 1306–Stephen was compelled to swear allegiance to Edward I of England [r:1272-1307],

in 1306, for his lands in the shire of Edinburgh, inherited from his brother. [DB], [TSN]

• 1320–He died about the year 1320. [DB]

• Children of Sir Stephen:

+ 1. Symon(3) (2nd of Lee 1320). [DB, 1798]

This Symon is said to be the son of William [Irving and Murray's "The Upper Ward of Lanarkshire"], and this theory has also been accepted by [Simon Macdonald Lockhart's "Seven Centuries", 1976].  Simon Macdonald Lockhart was chief of the clan of Lockhart of Lee at the time his book was published in 1976.


Christian/ Criftin/ Cristin Lockard/ Locarde (b. abt.1270, living in 1296), Peebles, Scotland,

• Unknown parents.

• Of the county of Peebles.

• RR1346 (Ragman Roll #) [The sigillography of the Ragman Roll by the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 1999]

• 1296–In the Ragman Rolls of 1296, where all the prominent Scottish landowners were summoned to swear allegiance to Edward I of England, there is a “Criftin Lockard del counte de Pebbles” (Cristin Lockard of the county of Peebles). [From the list of names based on those published by the “Bannatyne Club” in Edinburgh in 1834.]

• Perhaps, the grandfather of Adam Lokard (b.abt.1337), sheriff of Peebles in 1358.


Lockhart Contemporaries Born in The Early 14th Century

  • (1G) Sir Symon(1) /Simon Lockard (b.abt.1139-d.abt.1210)–
  • (2G) Malcolm(1) /Malcolum/ Malcom Lockard (b. late 1100′s-d.abt.1230)–
  • (3G) Sir Symon(2) Lockard (b. mid 1200′s-d.abt.1286)–
  • (4G) Sir Stephen Lockard (b. mid 1200′s-d)–


  • (1G) Sir Symon(1) /Simon Locard/ Loccard (b.abt.1139-d.abt.1210)–
  • (2G) Malcolm(1) /Malcolum/ Malcom Locard/ Loccard (b. late 1100′s-d.abt.1230)–
  • LOCKHARTS of LEE  -  [UWL] [SML]
  • (3G) William (b. mid 1200′s-d)–

Sir Symon(3) Lockhart/ Lockard/ Locard, 2nd of Lee 1323, (b.early 1300′s-d.abt.1371),

• Son of (3G) William [SML]–or, of (4G) Stephen [DB].

• Lived in reigns of Robert I, the Bruce [r:1306-1329] and his son King David [r:1329-1371]. [DB], [SML]

• 1323–Symon granted a charter to Sir William Lindsay, rector of Ayr, of an annuity of 10 pounds sterling per annum, out of his lands of Lee and Cartland in Lanarkshire, and is then designed, dominus (lord) Symon Lockard de Lee et Cartland, etc. The charter is dated 1323. [DB]

• Knighted by Robert I, the Bruce, and fought alongside him in the struggle to free Scotland from English denomination. [SML]

• 1329–Sir Symon accompanied the good Sir James Douglas on his expedition with the heart of Bruce to the Holy Land, when Douglas was killed in a battle with the Moors, in Spain. The Lockharts, in consequence, have ever since carried a heart placed with a padlock, as part of their armorial bearings, with the motto, Corda serata pando, “I lay open the locked hearts.” Sir Simon went to the Holy Land, as a soldier of the Cross, and brought home the celebrated stone called ‘the Lee penny,’ still in possession of the family, on which Sir Walter Scott founded his romance of ‘The Talisman’ in the ‘Tales of the Crusaders.’ The way he became possessed of it, tradition states to have been as follows: Having taken prisoner a Saracen chief, the wife of his captive came to ransom him, and on counting out the money, a stone or composition of a dark red color and triangular shape, fell to the ground. She hastily snatched it up, which Sir Simon observing, insisted upon having it, before giving up his prisoner. The family also changed the spelling of their name to Lockheart, later abbreviating to Lockhart. [DB,1798], [SML,1976], [Nisbet, Vol.I.]

• 1339–Sir Symon made a donation to the abbacy of Newbottle, of the sum of five merks yearly, being part of an annual rent of ten pounds per annum, payable to him forth of the convent’s lands of Kinnaird, dated 1 Apr 1339. [Chartulary of Newbattle], [DB]

• 1371–Sir Symon lived to a great age, died in the reign of Robert II [1371-1390]. [DB]

• Children of Sir Symon(3) (2nd of Lee 1320):

+ 1. Sir Alexander (3rd of Lee 1371) [DB], (b. mid 1300′s-d.abt.1444).

  • Christian Lokard (b.late 1200′s, living in 1296), of the county of Peebles, 1296–
  • Unknown Lokard (b.late 1200′s)–

Adam Lokard (b.abt.1337), sheriff of Peebles, Scotland, in 1358,

• Of unknown parents. Perhaps the grandson of Christian Lokard of Peebles.

• 1358–“Justiciary and Sheriff Courts. In the account rendered by Adam Lokard, sheriff of ‘Peblys’, for the half-year preceding Whitsunday, 1358, the following crown dues are credited for land in the parish: . . . (list of places with taxes received).”  [Renwick’s Peebles in Early History.1903. p35.]


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