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John I de Vaux of Dirleton

John I de Vaux, also known as Johannem de Vaus, Baron of Dirleton, was a prominent 12th-century Scottish noble.

Life

Vaux was granted the barony of Dirleton, by King David I of Scotland. John built a castle at Eldbotle and another, named Tarbet Castle, on the island of Fidra. John witnessed a number of charters issued by King Malcolm IV of Scotland, including one at Eldbotle. After King William I of Scotland was captured in 1174 at the Battle of Alnwick, John was provided as a hostage for William I at Falaise, Normandy. He was succeeded by his son William.

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