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BARN where Sir William Wallace was betrayed (Site of) [Robroyston] Site of Barn {where William Wallace was betrayed}
Site of Barn {where William Wallace was betrayed}
George Wise
John Graham
Archibald Craig
001.16 'At Robroystone, in this parish, on the 11th September 1303. Sir William Wallace was betrayed & apprehended by Sir J. Monteith. An oaken couple or joist, which made part of the Barn in which the Scotch hero was taken, is still to be seen in the neighborhood, & may yet last for ages.' Old Statistical Account.
The Barn, as stated by G. Wise and J. Graham who remember it standing, was taken down about 30 years ago. It was 20 feet long by about 14 wide. It was built with the ends towards the North and South. It stood about 30 feet from the parish road, inside the gate leading to Robroyston House, near the end of the present offices which were built at the time: the stones of the Barn being used for the building. About the time the barn was taken down, the then proprietor of Robroyston {Mr Lamont} had a cair made of the wood work which, he afterwards presented to the Antiquarians Society in Edinburgh.

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'At Robroystone, in this parish, Sir William Wallace was betrayed & apprehended by Sir John Monteith. After he was overpowered, and before his hands were bound it is said he threw his sword into Robroystone Loch. The circumstances of his apprehension are thus related by William Carrick in his Life of the Hero:- ' On the night of the 5th August 1305, Sir William and his faithful friend Kerle, accompanied by the youth aforementioned: had betaken themselves to their lonely retreat at Robroystone; to which place their steps had been watched by a spy, who as soon as he had observed them enter, returned to his employers. At the dead hour of the night while the two friends lay fast asleep, the youth whose turn it was to watch, cautiously removed the bugle from the neck of Wallace, and conveyed it, along with his arms through an aperture in the wall; then slowly opening the door, two men at arms silently entered, and seizing upone Krle, hurried him from the apartment, and instantly put him to death. Wallace awakened by the noise, started to his feet and, missing his weapons became sensible of his danger, but grasping a large piece of aok which had been used for a seat, he struck two of his assailants dead on the spot and drove the rest headlong before him. Seeing the fury to which he was roused, and the difficulty they would have in taking him alive, Monteith now advanced to the aperture and represented to him the folly of resistance, as the English, he said, having heard of his place of resort, and of the plans he had in contemplation, were collected in too large a force to be withstood; and if he would accompany him a prisoner to Dumbarton, he would undertake for the safety of his person:- that all the English wished was to secure the peace of the country, and to be free from his molestations;- adding, that if he consented to go with him, he should live in his own house in the castle, and he, Monteith alone should be his keeper;- and even now, he would willingly sacrifice his life in his defence; but that his attendants were too few, and too ill- appointed to have any chance of success in contending with the English. He concluded by assuring Wallace, that he had followed in order to use his influence with his enemies in his behalf, and

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