Kinnimont

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Arms of Kininmont of that Ilk

Clan Kinninmont is a Scottish kin-group or family which is considered an armigerous clan as it does not have a chief recognised by the Lord Lyon.

Origins

The name has a territorial origin in Kinninmonth in Fife. <ref>Plean, Squire, Encyclopedia, 40</ref>

Middle Ages

Evidence shows this family was prominent during the medieval period.

The earliest recorded member of the family is Michael Kinninmonth, who appears in a charter from the reign of David I in 1153. <ref>People of Medieval Scotland, http://db.poms.ac.uk/record/person/649/#, accessed 15th May 2014</ref>

Odo, seneschal to the Bishop of St. Andrews received a confirmation of his lands between 1189 and 1199. <ref>Plean, Squire, Encyclopedia, 40</ref> William de Kynemuthe appears, submitting to Edward I of England on the Ragman Roll in 1296. <ref>Plean, Squire, Encyclopedia, 40</ref>

Alexander de Kynimund was preferred to the bishopric of Aberdeen in 1356.<ref>Plean, Squire, Encyclopedia, 40</ref>

In 1438 James Kynimond of that Ilk asserted his right to the hereditary offices of baillie, steward and marischal of St. Andrews.<ref>Plean, Squire, Encyclopedia, 40</ref>

In 1513 William, son of Kinninmont of that Ilk died along with many others at the Battle of Flodden. <ref>http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=201035.9</ref>

End of Chiefly Family

The direct line of Kininmonts of that Ilk (the chiefly line) came to an end with the marriage of the one heiress to Murray of Melgund.<ref>Plean, Squire, Encyclopedia, 40</ref>

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