BERNARD, made abbot of Aberbrothick in
1303, and the first chancellor of king Robert Bruce after his assumption
of the crown in 1306, deserves a place in this work, as the supposed
writer of that spirited remonstrance which the Scottish nobility and
barons transmitted, in 1318, to the Roman pontiff, asserting the
independency of their country. He held the great seal till his death in
1327. Crawford supposes that his surname was Linton.
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