William de Moravia, 5th Earl of Sutherland
William de Moravia (also known as William Sutherland) (died 1370) was the 5th Earl of Sutherland and chief of Clan Sutherland. William, 5th Earl of Sutherland was a loyal supporter of David II of Scotland in the wars against England. William suceeded in taking Roxburgh Castle back from the English. He married Margaret in 1345, a daughter of King Robert I of Scotland (Robert the Bruce) and his second wife Elizabeth de Burgh.
In 1360, William, 5th Earl of Sutherland granted to his brother Nicholas Sutherland, younger son of the 4th Earl, the barony of Thoroboll. From this Nicholas Sutherland descended the Sutherland Lairds of Duffus.
William de Moravia, 5th Earl of Sutherland had issue:
- Robert de Moravia, 6th Earl of Sutherland (Robert Sutherland).
- Kenneth Sutherland, 1st Laird of the Sutherland of Forse family.
- John Beg Sutherland.
- "Gordon, Sir Robert. (1580–1657) "A Genealogical History of the Earldom of Sutherland". Originally written between 1615 and 1630. Republished in 1813. Pages 47 - 54.
- Earl of Sutherland Family Tree. duffus.com Retrieved on March 10, 2013.
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Kenneth de Moravia
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c. 1333 – 1370
Robert de Moravia
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