More of a skirmish than abattle, this encounter between the scots and the english involved Sir William Douglas of Lothian...
In the reign of David II., the Scottish army was quartered in the immediate neighbourhood, after the battle of Crichtondean, in which the English, being taken by surprise, had been defeated, and compelled to cross the Tweed near the town. About a mile distant, on the road to Abbots ford, is a tract formerly a marsh, but now in a state of cultivation, where, in a skirmish, some of the English forces were slain, and in which, while draining the land, were found several implements of war.
From: 'G'Aasker Isle - Glasford', A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland (1846), pp. 458-478. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=43442&strqu... Date accessed: 24 June 2009.
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