John De BALLIOL
Another name for John was Baliol.
Robert the Bruce King of Scots, Ronald McNair Scott, Carroll & Graf Publishers Inc, New York, 1982.
Kings and Queens of Great Britain, Genealogical Chart, Anne Taute and Romilly Squire, Taute, 1990: "Devorguilla, Daughter of Margaret and Alan Lord of Galloway, Mar John De Balliol, Died 1290."
Encyclopaedia Britannica Micropaedia, Vol I, 1981, Balliol John de
p766: "Died 1268-1269, Scottish magnateof Norman descent, one of the richest landowners of his time in Britain, is regarded as the founder of Balliol College, Oxford; he was the father of John de Balliol, king of Scots. The elder John served (1251-1255) as guardian of the young Scottish king Alexander III. His loyalty to King Henry III of England in the Baron's War (1264-1267, against rebellious nobles led by Simon de Montfort, earl of Leicester) cost him the temporary loss of his lands and a period of imprisonment afterhis capture in the Battle of Lewes (May 14, 1264). About that time (perhaps in 1263) he began to support several students at Oxford, apparently as penance for a quarrel with the Bishop of Durham. After his death, his widow completed his endowment of scholars, and their house was formally chartered as Balliol College in 1282."
John married Devorgoil GALLOWAY, daughter of Constable Alan Galloway SCOTLAND and Margaret De Huntingdon SCOTLAND. (Devorgoil GALLOWAY was born about 1198 in Galloway, , Scotland, christened in , , England, died in 1290 and was buried in Abbey, Sweetheart, Dumfries, Scotland.)