In 1450, Archibald
Dundas held the tower of Dundas in defiance of James 11, declaring that he would
die upon the walls, or extort from the King a free pardon for himself and his
In May 1454, a safe conduct was
granted by the King of England to Archibald of Dundas to pass by way of Calais
on pilgrimage to Rome.
Received from King James [III] a grant, 22 Nov., 1471, during
his minority, to Archibald Dundas of that ilk, that,
although lands of Dundas pertaining to said Archibald
are held of barony of Wynchburgh and his lands of Eichling are held of barony of
Dunmanyng, which baronies are held of crown by ward and relief, nevertheless,
when said baronies are in King's hands, said lands of Dundas
and Eichling shall be free from ward and relief.Sir
obtained a grant of the forfeited estates of
Dundas (see Internet record 131)
through the favour of the Earl of Douglas, and, consequently, in compliment to
that family, his descendants, the subsequent Lairds of Dundas, have invariably
borne the Douglas crest—a Salamander in flames proper, on a
compartment below their shield of arms.
Bought the barony of Over Barntoun, Edinburgh in 1460 from
George Maxwell. In 1507, William Dundas, Archibald's grandson, sold the barony
to Sir Robert Barton.