Robert de Comyn, Earl of Northumberland

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Robert de Comyn

Death: Died in Durham, Northumberland, England
Cause of death: Killed by the Northumbrians
Immediate Family:

Son of John Comyn and Lady Comyn
Husband of Maud Comyn
Father of John Comyn, Constable of Scotland and William Comyn

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About Robert de Comyn, Earl of Northumberland

Robert de Comines, Earl of Northumberland (between 1068 and 28 January 1069).

He was created by king William the conqueror earl of Northumberland in 1069.

He died on 28 January 1068/69 in Durham, England, killed by the Northumbrians along with 700 of his men.

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Robert Comine (also Robert de Comines, Robert de Comyn) was very briefly earl of Northumbria.

His name suggests that he originally came from Comines, then in the County of Flanders, and entered the following of William the Conqueror. He was sent to the north as earl from 1068 to 1069 after the deposition of Gospatric. He got as far as Durham with his 700 men, where the bishop, Ethelwin, warned him that an army was mobilised against him. He ignored the advice and, on 28 January 1069, the rebels converged on Durham and killed many of his men in the streets, eventually setting fire to the bishop's house where Robert was staying. He was consumed in the blaze. [1]

After this attack, Ethelwin turned against the Normans and gathered an army in Durham before marching on York, leading to the Harrying of the North in retaliation by King William's army.

Robert de Comines was the father of John de Comines. John de Comines had issue:[2]


Robert Comyn

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Robert Comyn is the father of one child and the grandfather of one grandchild. Listed below are details on up to five generations of descendants. Icons after childrens' names link to their family tree charts ancestors and descendant lists descendants. Click here for Robert Comyn's ancestors.

   John Comyn ancestors descendants (0100 - ) m. Unknown Giffard
       William Comyn ancestors descendants (1084 - 1140) m. Maud Banastre
           Richard Comyn ancestors descendants (1115 - 1177) m. Hextilda Tynedale
               William Comyn of Tynedal ancestors descendants (1163 - 1233) m. Margery Buchan m. Sarah Fitzhugh
                   Richard Comyn ancestors descendants ( - )
                   Walter Comyn Lord of Ba ancestors descendants (1190 - 1258)
                   Johanna (Comyn) Ross ancestors descendants (1198 - 1274)
                   Alexander Comyn II Earl of ancestors descendants (1217 - 1290)
                   Margaret (Comyn) Keith ancestors descendants (1218 - 1236)
                   Elizabeth Comyn ancestors descendants (1223 - 1267)
               Margaret (Comyn) Atholl ancestors descendants (1166 - August 9, 1232) m. Henry Atholl
                   Isabella Atholl ancestors descendants (1190 - 1236)
                   Forflissa Ferelith Atholl ancestors (1196 - 1244)


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Robert de Comyn, Earl of Northumberland's Timeline

Age 52
Morayshire, Scotland
Age 53
Altyre, Morayshire, Scotland
January 28, 1069
Age 69
Durham, Northumberland, England
Norman Knight from Comines in Flanders