This Day in History: 1334-06-12

On 12th June 1334, John de Warenne – 7th and last Earl of Surrey and owner of Sandal Castle – was in Newcastle, to witness his cousin, Edward Balliol, cede much of Scotland south of the Firth of Forth, to King Edward III. It was in 1334 that John finally recovered ownership of Sandal Castle from royal hands. He would continue in ownership of Sandal Castle until his death in June 1347.