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Baliolor Balliol Sir Johnde

Baliol, or Balliol, Sir John de, the descendant of Guy de Baliol, who came over with the Conqueror, was established at Barnard's Castle, Yorkshire, in the reign of Henry III. as a noble of wealth and power. He was governor of Carlisle in 1248, and in 1263 founded Balliol College, Oxford, though the chief benefactor of that place of learning was his widow, Devorgilla, one of the three co-heiresses of Alan, Lord of Galloway, and granddaughter of David, Earl of Huntingdon, the brother of Malcolm IV. and William the Lion, Kings of Scotland.