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We know of Patricius de Dunbar, 7th Earl, from the book "Records of the Heath Family", 1913 by George Heath.The entry reads as follows:
Patricius comes de Dunbar, seventh Earl, was born in 1213, and was sometimes styled "Patricius comes filius Patricii fil. Patricii comitis de Dunbar."
His first wife was Euphemia, daughter of Walter, the third Lord Steward, by whom he had a son called Patrick.
He married second in 1264 Cecilia, daughter of John (? de Wer).In 1263 he commanded a wing of the Scottish Army at the victory of Lays.Many of his charters are at Durham, with his scale attached.In his seal upon the 9th December, 1251, his horse gallops to sinister; he has a lion rampant on his shield, and above his helmet a crescent as crest; over the crescent is a cross; although the cross is smaller than the letters of the inscription, it happens to be at the beginning of the legend, and may be meant for the cross generally placed in that position.Secretum-on a long triangular convex shield a lion rampant contourné.His seal upon the 4th November, 1261, on a shield a lion rampant surrounded by thirteen roses; in the spaces between the shield and the legend are, dexter a serpent, sinister a dragon.Upon 29th May, 1279, he used a reduced copy of the first-mentioned seal without the cross; a detached impression of this last seal, in the British Museum, has for secretum an antique gem; subject-a lion seizing a stag.
The Earl died at Whittingham on the 24th August, 1289, and was buried in the north aisle of Dunbar Church.
Besides his eldest son Patrick, who succeeded him, he had two other sons, John and Sir Alexander, and a daughter Cecilia, who married about 1292 James, High Steward of Scotland, and her son Walter married in 1315 Margaret, daughter of King Robert Brus.