|Patrick, Earl of Dunbar and March.||Sir Dougal Macdouall of Galloway.|
DEATH OF EDWARD I. CAMPAIGNS OF EDWARD II.
AYMER DE VALENCE, frustrated in his attempts to take King Robert in Glentrool, had retired to Bothwell castle on the Clyde and, hearing that Bruce was recruiting in Kyle and Cunninghame, sent out Sir John de Moubray to scour that country. Bruce detached Douglas with some sixty men to watch his movements. Douglas succeeded in leading de Moubray into an ambush at a place near Kilmarnock—
"That is in Machyrnokis way,
The Edryfurd it hat perfay"—
and routing his party with slaughter. This must have been early in May, for a few days later de Valence himself appeared in Cunninghame with a large