In 1406, and just before his death, King Robert III sent his son from Scotland for safety. His ship was bound for France. Unfortunately it was captured by the English and he remained prisoner there for 18 years. Sir Robert Erskyne, laird of Garscadden, was also one of the hostages for the ransom. Only in 1424 was James I finally free to return to Scotland; regents having ruled in his place in the meantime.
James I was later killed in Blackfriars in Perth in 1437 when some nobles plotted against him.