Sir Thomas Maule

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Thomas Maule
Captain of Brechin Castle
Died (1303-08-09)August 9, 1303
Parent(s) Sir Peter Maule
Christina de Valognes

Sir Thomas Maule was the youngest son of Sir Peter Maule and Christina de Valognes, Baron and Baroness of Panmure and Benvie.[1]

He was Captain of Brechin Castle, and led the defence when the English forces, led by Edward I laid siege in July, 1303, during the First War of Independence.[1][2] The defending forces purportedly held out for 20 days,[3] before Maule was killed on the battlements by a stone hurled from a siege engine, after which the garrison yielded.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b c Maule, Harry (1874), Stuart, John, ed., Registrum de Panmure. Records of the families of Maule, De Valoniis, Brechin, and Brechin-Barclay, united in the line of the Barons and Earls of Panmure, Edinburgh: Fox Maule-Ramsay 
  2. ^ a b Barrow, G.W.S. (2005), Robert Bruce and the community of the realm of Scotland (4 ed.), Edinburgh University Press, ISBN 9780748620227, retrieved October 28, 2010 
  3. ^ Black, David (1839), The History of Brechin, Brechin: Alexander Black, retrieved October 28, 2010