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Hugh (Aodh) de Ross (mac Uilleam), 4th Mormaer/Earl of Ross

Nicknames: "Hugh MacTaggart (O'Bjolans)"
Birthplace: Fearn, Ross, Ross And Cromarty, Scotland
Death: Died in Halidon Hill, Berwick On Tweed, Northumberland, England
Cause of death: Killed in Battle of Halidon Hill
Immediate Family:

Son of Uilleam (William) II de Ross, 3rd Mormaer/Earl of Ross and Euphemia de Berkeley
Husband of Jean Stewart; Matilda (Maud) Bruce and Margaret Graham
Father of Euphemia de Ross, Queen Consort of Scotland; Uilleam III, Earl of Ross; Wiliam O´Beolan 5th Earl of Ross Lord of Skye; Walter de Ross; Isabella Ross and 6 others
Brother of Walter de Ross

Occupation: 4th Earl de Ross
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About Hugh (Aodh) de Ross (mac Uilleam), 4th Mormaer/Earl of Ross

Hugh, Earl of Ross

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aodh,_Earl_of_Ross

Mormaerdom Ross Successor Uilleam III Wives

  • Matilda
  • Margaret de Graham

Died 19 July 1333 Halidon Hill

Hugh [probably Gaelic: Aodh], was the third successor of Ferchar mac in tSagairt as Mormaer of Ross (1323–1333).

Hugh was a favorite of King Robert I of Scotland, who endowed him with many lands. Aodh even married Robert's sister, Matilda. Aodh's young brother, Iain, was given marriage to the Margaret Comyn, heiress of Buchan (although he died childless).

Hugh was married twice: (1) Matilda, sister of Robert I "the Bruce", King of Scots, and (2) Margaret de Graham, daughter of Sir David de Graham of Montrose. With Matilda, Hugh had several children, including his son and successor William. By Margaret, Hugh had at least one daughter Euphemia de Ross, who married (1) John Randolph, 3rd Earl of Moray and (2) by dispensation (due to affinity) Robert Stewart, Earl of Strathearn, subsequently Robert II, King of Scots (1371–1390) as his second wife. Euphemia is sometimes incorrectly assigned as a daughter of Matilda, but this would have involved consanguinity in the 2nd and 3rd degrees which was not stated in the dispensation for her marriage to Robert Stewart [3rd degree of affinity, and 4th degree of consanguinity: Andrew Stuart, Genealogical History of the Stewarts, pp. 420–421]. Hugh and Margaret Graham are usually also assigned a daughter Janet, wife of Sir John de Monymusk [Scots Peerage VII:237, cites Anderson's Dip. Scot., p. lix, and Earldom of Strathern, Nicolas]. This has been found to be erroneous, as Janet was actually Janet de Barclay, daughter of Margaret de Graham by her 2nd husband, John de Barclay of Gartley [see John Ravilious, "The Ancestry of Euphemia, Countess of Ross: Heraldry as Genealogical Evidence", in The Scottish Genealogist Vol. LV, No. 1 (March 2008)]. All received prestigious marriage partners (including to the earls of Buchan and Moray, to Maol Íosa IV, Earl of Strathearn and the future king Robert II.

He was killed along many other Scottish nobles at the Battle of Halidon Hill on 19 July 1333, and was succeeded by his son and successor, Uilleam.

Bibliography

  • Barrow, G.W.S., Robert Bruce and the Community of the Realm of Scotland, (Edinburgh, 1988)
  • Sir James Balfour Paul, Scots Peerage, Vol. VII:236-237
  • John P. Ravilious, The Ancestry of Euphemia, Countess of Ross: Heraldry as Genealogical Evidence, The Scottish Genealogist Vol. LV, No. 1 (March 2008), pp. 33–38

Mormaer of Ross Preceded by Uilleam II 1323–1333 Succeeded by Uilleam III

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Links:

Thepeerage: http://thepeerage.com/p10790.htm#i107897 -------------------- Han hedder på gælisk Aodh - Earl of Ross.

Han faldt i slaget ved Halidon Hill

kilde "Balnagown, ancestral home of the Caln Ross" ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ http://books.google.com/books?id=7QGnt0PLWo8C&pg=PA173#v=onepage&q=&f=false Pages 170 - 173 V._Hugh, fifth Earl, who had charters from King Robert I. to himself and his wife, Maud, the king's sister, of the lands of Nairn, with the town, and of the town of Crumbachie, or Cromarty, with an annual rent. He had also charters of the thanage of Glendouachy in Banffshire: of the lands of Sky, of Trouterness in Sky, of Tarnedelle and Innerafren, of Straglass and Strathconan; of Kinfauns in Perthshire, with the fishings; and to him and his spouse, of the barony of Inverlunan. He had a controversy with Andrew de Moravia concerning the lands of Dromcudyn, Munlochy, and others, 3d July 1328. King Edward III. ratified a treaty with King Robert I. at Northampton, 4th May 1328, for a marriage between David, son and heir of Robert I., and Johanna, sister of Edward III., both then under age, and Hugh, Earl of Ross, and Robert de Lawdor, Justiciary of Lothian, swore that all the articles of the treaty would be observed. Hugh, Earl of Ross, resigned into the king's hands the patronage of the church of Philorth in Buchan, 29th March 1330.

He married first Jean, daughter of Walter, High Steward of Scotland, but does not seem to have had any issue by her; he married, secondly, Maud, sister of King Robert Bruce, and had issue — I. William, who succeeded him. II. Hugh Ross of Rarichies, of whom there are several notices in Robertson's Index. A safe-conduct was granted, 3d September 1351, to Hugh Ross, brother and presumptive heir of the Earl of Ross, as one of the hostages for David II. when the king was allowed to visit his dominions in that year. Hugh de Ross, Lord of Philorth, son of the deceased Hugh, Earl of Ross, granted a charter to Adam Urquhart, Sheriff of Cromarty, of the lands of Fohesterdy in Buchan, 1st August 1365. He also granted a charter to Alexander de Santo Claro of the lands of Estirtyre in Aberdeenshire. David II. granted a charter of ten pounds and four chalders of wheat due to the king out of the lands of Doun in Banffshire, to Hugo de Ross, and Margaret de Barclay his spouse, 26th February 1369. Another charter of the same was granted to Hugh de Roos de Kynfaunys, and Margaret his spouse, by Robert II., 1st June 1373. Hugh, de Ross seems to have died soon after this, as Robert II., 10th August 1374, granted a charter ratifying a grant made by the late William, Earl of Ross, "our brother", to the late Hugh de Ross, his brother, of the lands of Balnagoune, Achanyll, and Corty, and an annual rent of four pounds from Tarbard in the earldom of Ross, to be held by William de Ross, son and heir of the said late Hugh, and his heirs. From this Hugh de Ross descended Munro Ross of Pitcalnie, who, in February 1778, presented a petition to the king, showing that the title and dignity of Earl of Ross was very ancient, and was limited to and held in the male line till the death of William, Earl of Ross, in 1370; that the said William, Earl of Ross, dying without male issue, left two daughters — Lady Eufamia, who married Sir Walter Leslie, and Lady Johanna, who married Sir Alexander Fraser; that the said Earl of Ross left a brother, Hugh Ross of Rarichies, who, as heir-male, was entitled to take the title and dignity of Earl of Ross, but being opposed and oppressed by the power and influence of the husbands of his nieces, and also by the Duke of Albany, Regent of Scotland, he was obliged to submit to their usurpation of his rights; that the petitioner was the male descendant of the foresaid Hugh Ross of Rarichies, brother of the last Earl of Ross and, as such was entitled to the foresaid title and dignity. Therefore he humbly prayed the king that the title and dignity of Ross, Earl of Ross, might be declared of right to belong to him and his heirs-male. By the king's command the petition was presented to the House of Lords, 9th February 1778, but no determination appears to have been come to thereon. III. Lady Lilias, married to William Urchard of Cromarty, who was hereditary sheriff of that county in the reign of Robert Bruce, 1306-1329. Their son, Adam Urchard, got from William, sixth Earl of Ross, a charter of the lands of Inchrory in Ross, dated 30th September 1338; and also charters of the davach lands of Bray, dated at Dingwall, 6th January 1349. IV. Lady Eufamia, married, first, to John Randolph, Earl of Moray, who was killed at the battle of Durham, in 1346; secondly, to Robert, Earl of Strathern, afterwards King Robert II., for which marriage a papal dispensation was obtained 2d May 1355. V. Lady Janet, married, first, to Monymusk of Monymusk; and secondly, to Sir Alexander Moray of Abercairney.

Hugh, Earl of Ross, and Kenneth, Earl of Sutherland, commanded the advanced guard of the Scottish army at the battle of Halidon Hill, 22d July 1333, when the Earl of Ross was slain. He was succeeded by his eldest son,

-------------------- of Barsikus -------------------- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugh,_Earl_of_Ross

Hugh [probably Gaelic: Aodh], was the third successor of Ferchar mac in tSagairt as Mormaer of Ross (1323–1333).

Hugh was a favorite of King Robert I of Scotland, who endowed him with many lands. Aodh even married Robert's sister, Matilda. Aodh's young brother, Iain, was given marriage to the Margaret Comyn, heiress of Buchan (although he died childless).

Hugh was married twice: (1) Matilda, sister of Robert I "the Bruce", King of Scots, and (2) Margaret de Graham, daughter of Sir David de Graham of Montrose. With Matilda, Hugh had several children, including his son and successor William. By Margaret, Hugh had at least one daughter Euphemia de Ross, who married (1) John Randolph, 3rd Earl of Moray and (2) by dispensation (due to affinity) Robert Stewart, Earl of Strathearn, subsequently Robert II, King of Scots (1371–1390) as his second wife. Euphemia is sometimes incorrectly assigned as a daughter of Matilda, but this would have involved consanguinity in the 2nd and 3rd degrees which was not stated in the dispensation for her marriage to Robert Stewart [3rd degree of affinity, and 4th degree of consanguinity: Andrew Stuart, Genealogical History of the Stewarts, pp. 420–421]. Hugh and Margaret Graham are usually also assigned a daughter Janet, wife of Sir John de Monymusk [Scots Peerage VII:237, cites Anderson's Dip. Scot., p. lix, and Earldom of Strathern, Nicolas]. This has been found to be erroneous, as Janet was actually Janet de Barclay, daughter of Margaret de Graham by her 2nd husband, John de Barclay of Gartley [see John Ravilious, "The Ancestry of Euphemia, Countess of Ross: Heraldry as Genealogical Evidence", in The Scottish Genealogist Vol. LV, No. 1 (March 2008)]. All received prestigious marriage partners (including to the earls of Buchan and Moray, to Maol Íosa IV, Earl of Strathearn and the future king Robert II.

He was killed along many other Scottish nobles at the Battle of Halidon Hill on 19 July 1333, and was succeeded by his son and successor, Uilleam. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Halidon_Hill

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Hugh O'Beolan, 4th Earl of Ross's Timeline

1276
1276
Fearn, Ross, Ross And Cromarty, Scotland
1293
1293
Age 17
Fearn,Ross,Ross And Cromarty,Scotland
1308
1308
Age 32
Orkney Islands, Scotland, (Present UK)
1309
1309
Age 33
Fearn, Ross, Ross And Cromarty, Scotland
1324
1324
Age 48
Balnagowan, Scotland
1325
1325
Age 49
Scotland
1329
November 29, 1329
Age 53
Scotland
November 29, 1329
Age 53
Old Montrose, Angusshire, Scotland
1330
April 19, 1330
Age 54
UK
1333
July 19, 1333
Age 57
Halidon Hill, Berwick On Tweed, Northumberland, England