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About Alexander Comyn, 6th/2nd Earl Of Buchan

Alexander Comyn, Earl of Buchan (died 1289) was a Scoto-Norman magnate who was one of the most important figures in the 13th century Kingdom of Scotland. He was the son of William Comyn, jure uxoris Earl of Buchan, and Marjory, Countess of Buchan, the heiress of the last native Scottish Mormaer of Buchan, Fergus. During his long career, Alexander was Justiciar of Scotia (1258-89), Constable of Scotland (1275-89), Sheriff of Wigtown (1263-66), Sheriff of Dingwall (1264-66), Ballie of Inverie (in Knoydart) and finally, Guardian of Scotland (1286-89) during the first interregnum following the death of King Alexander III. He died sometime after July 10, 1289.

Alexander had at least nine children with his wife, Elisabeth, daughter of Roger de Quincy, 2nd Earl of Winchester:

   * John, Alexander's successor as Earl of Buchan
   * Roger
   * Lord Alexander Comyn, a sheriff of Aberdeen, married Joan, sister of William le Latimer, and had issue. Henry de Beaumont would claim the Earldom of Buchan through marriage to their daughter, Alice.
   * Lord William Comyn, Provost of St. Mary's Church, St. Andrews
   * Lady Marjorie Comyn, m. Patrick Dunbar, 8th Earl of Dunbar
   * Lady Emma Comyn, m. Maol Íosa III, Earl of Strathearn
   * Lady Elisabetha Comyn, m. Gilbert de Umfraville, 1st Earl of Angus
   * Lady Elena Comyn
   * Lady Annora Comyn, m. Nicholas de Soules

References

Gartnach, Mormaer of Buchan, is first mentioned as Earl of Buchan when witnessing a charter in 1115. It is thought that he acquired his Mormaership through his wife. Certainly the new earldom passed to his s-in-law Colban in right of the latter's wife, Gartnach's daugher Eve. It continued with Colban and Eve's male issue till the end of the 12th century, when an heiress, Margaret, became Countess of Buchan in her own right.

Margaret's second husband, William Comyn, whom she married in 1210, became Earl of Buchan through her. Their s Alexander, 6th Earl of Buchan, was a leading figure in the Scotland of his day, being one of the guarantors who undertook to protect the succession to the throne of Margaret during her father Alexander III's lifetime in Feb 1283/4, then one of the Guardians of the Realm (effectively Regents) after Alexander died in 1285. The 6th Earl of Buchan's wife was a daughter of Roger de Quincy, Earl of Winchester. (Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th Edition, Volume 1, p 564) -------------------- Alexander Comyn, 6th Earl of Buchan was born before 1233. He was the son of William Comyn, Earl of Buchan and Margaret, Countess of Buchan.

He married Elizabeth de Quincy, daughter of Roger de Quency, 2nd Earl of Winchester and Helen de Galloway.

He died before 6 April 1290.

Alexander Comyn, 6th Earl of Buchan succeeded to the title of 6th Earl of Buchan [S., c. 1115] in 1233. He held the office of Justiciar [Scotland] between 1251 and 1255. He held the office of Justiciar [Scotland] between 1257 and 1289. He inherited large estates in Galloway, Fife, and the Lothians. He held the office of Constable of Scotland in 1270. On 4 February 1283/84 he was one of the nobles who engaged to maintain the succession to the Crown of Margaret of Sctoland. In 1285 he was one of the six Guardians on the death of King Alexander III.

Children of Alexander Comyn, 6th Earl of Buchan and Elizabeth de Quincy:

   * Sir Alexander Comyn d. c 1305
   * Elizabeth Comyn d. b 17 Feb 1328/29
   * Marjory Comyn
   * William Comyn d. a 1312
   * John Comyn, 7th Earl of Buchan b. b 1260, d. bt 11 Aug 1308 - 3 Dec 1308

http://www.thepeerage.com/p523.htm#i5225 -------------------- Alexander Comyn, 6th Earl of Buchan, died before 6 April 1290.

See "My Lines" ( http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cousin/html/p405.htm#i7747 ) from Compiler: R. B. Stewart, Evans, GA ( http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cousin/html/index.htm ) -------------------- Alexander Comyn, Earl of Buchan

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Alexander Comyn, Earl of Buchan (died 1289) was a Scoto-Norman magnate who was one of the most important figures in the 13th century Kingdom of Scotland. He was the son of William Comyn, jure uxoris Earl of Buchan, and Marjory, Countess of Buchan, the heiress of the last native Scottish Mormaer of Buchan, Fergus. During his long career, Alexander was Justiciar of Scotia (1258-89), Constable of Scotland (1275-89), Sheriff of Wigtown (1263-66), Sheriff of Dingwall (1264-66), Ballie of Inverie (in Knoydart) and finally, Guardian of Scotland (1286-89) during the first interregnum following the death of King Alexander III. He died sometime after July 10, 1289.

Alexander had at least nine children with his wife, Elisabeth, daughter of Roger de Quincy, 2nd Earl of Winchester:

John, Alexander's successor as Earl of Buchan

Roger

Lord Alexander Comyn, a sheriff of Aberdeen, married Joan, sister of William le Latimer, and had issue. Henry de Beaumont would claim the Earldom of Buchan through marriage to their daughter, Alice.

Lord William Comyn, Provost of St. Mary's Church, St. Andrews

Lady Marjorie Comyn, m. Patrick Dunbar, 8th Earl of Dunbar

Lady Emma Comyn, m. Maol Íosa III, Earl of Strathearn

Lady Elisabetha Comyn, m. Gilbert de Umfraville, 1st Earl of Angus

Lady Elena Comyn

Lady Annora Comyn, m. Nicholas de Soules

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Young, Alan, Robert the Bruce's Rivals: The Comyns, 1213-1314, (East Linton, 1997) -------------------- Alexander Comyn, Earl of Buchan (died 1289) was a Scoto-Norman magnate who was one of the most important figures in the 13th century Kingdom of Scotland. He was the son of William Comyn, jure uxoris Earl of Buchan, and Marjory, Countess of Buchan, the heiress of the last native Scottish Mormaer of Buchan, Fergus. During his long career, Alexander was Justiciar of Scotia (1258-89), Constable of Scotland (1275-89), Sheriff of Wigtown (1263-66), Sheriff of Dingwall (1264-66), Ballie of Inverie (in Knoydart) and finally, Guardian of Scotland (1286-89) during the first interregnum following the death of King Alexander III. He died sometime after July 10, 1289.

Alexander had at least nine children with his wife, Elisabeth, daughter of Roger de Quincy, 2nd Earl of Winchester:

John, Alexander's successor as Earl of Buchan

Roger

Lord Alexander Comyn, a sheriff of Aberdeen, married Joan, sister of William le Latimer, and had issue. Henry de Beaumont would claim the Earldom of Buchan through marriage to their daughter, Alice.

Lord William Comyn, Provost of St. Mary's Church, St. Andrews

Lady Marjorie Comyn, m. Patrick Dunbar, 8th Earl of Dunbar

Lady Emma Comyn, m. Maol Íosa III, Earl of Strathearn

Lady Elisabetha Comyn, m. Gilbert de Umfraville, 1st Earl of Angus

Lady Elena Comyn

Lady Annora Comyn, m. Nicholas de Soules

[edit] References

Young, Alan, Robert the Bruce's Rivals: The Comyns, 1213-1314, (East Linton, 1997)

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Marjory

m. William Comyn Earl of Buchan

1244– 1289 Succeeded by

John Comyn

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Alan Durward Justiciar of Scotia

1258– 1289 Succeeded by

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Categories: 13th-century births | 1289 deaths | Clan Comyn | Earls or mormaers of Buchan | Guardians of Scotland | Scoto-Normans | Scottish nobility stubs -------------------- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Comyn,_Earl_of_Buchan

Alexander Comyn, 2nd Earl of Buchan (died 1289) was a Scoto-Norman magnate who was one of the most important figures in the 13th century Kingdom of Scotland. He was the son of William Comyn, jure uxoris Earl of Buchan, and Marjory, Countess of Buchan, the heiress of the last native Scottish Mormaer of Buchan, Fergus. During his long career, Alexander was Justiciar of Scotia (1258–89), Constable of Scotland (1275–89), Sheriff of Wigtown (1263–66), Sheriff of Dingwall (1264–66), Ballie of Inverie (in Knoydart) and finally, Guardian of Scotland (1286–89) during the first interregnum following the death of King Alexander III. He died sometime after 10 July 1289.

Alexander had at least nine children with his wife, Elisabeth, daughter of Roger de Quincy, 2nd Earl of Winchester:

   * John Comyn, 3rd Earl of Buchan, Alexander's successor as Earl of Buchan

-------------------- Alexander Comyn, 2nd Earl of Buchan (died 1289) was a Scoto-Norman magnate who was one of the most important figures in the 13th century Kingdom of Scotland. He was the son of William Comyn, jure uxoris Earl of Buchan, and Marjory, Countess of Buchan, the heiress of the last native Scottish Mormaer of Buchan, Fergus. During his long career, Alexander was Justiciar of Scotia (1258–89), Constable of Scotland (1275–89), Sheriff of Wigtown (1263–66), Sheriff of Dingwall (1264–66), Ballie of Inverie (in Knoydart) and finally, Guardian of Scotland (1286–89) during the first interregnum following the death of King Alexander III. He died sometime after 10 July 1289.

Alexander had at least nine children with his wife, Elisabeth, daughter of Roger de Quincy, 2nd Earl of Winchester:

John Comyn, 3rd Earl of Buchan, Alexander's successor as Earl of Buchan Roger Lord Alexander Comyn, sheriff of Aberdeen, married Joan, sister of William le Latimer, and had issue. Henry de Beaumont would claim the Earldom of Buchan through marriage to their daughter, Alice. Lord William Comyn, Provost of St. Mary's Church, St. Andrews Lady Marjorie Comyn, m. Patrick Dunbar, 8th Earl of Dunbar Lady Emma Comyn, m. Maol Íosa III, Earl of Strathearn Lady Elisabetha Comyn, m. Gilbert de Umfraville, 1st Earl of Angus Lady Elena Comyn Lady Annora Comyn, m. Nicholas de Soules

References:

Young, Alan, Robert the Bruce's Rivals: The Comyns, 1213-1314, (East Linton, 1997)

-------------------- Alexander Comyn, Earl of Buchan (died 1289) was a Scoto-Norman magnate who was one of the most important figures in the 13th century Kingdom of Scotland. He was the son of William Comyn, jure uxoris Earl of Buchan, and Marjory, Countess of Buchan, the heiress of the last native Scottish Mormaer of Buchan, Fergus. During his long career, Alexander was Justiciar of Scotia (1258-89), Constable of Scotland (1275-89), Sheriff of Wigtown (1263-66), Sheriff of Dingwall (1264-66), Ballie of Inverie (in Knoydart) and finally, Guardian of Scotland (1286-89) during the first interregnum following the death of King Alexander III. He died sometime after July 10, 1289.

Alexander had at least nine children with his wife, Elisabeth, daughter of Roger de Quincy, 2nd Earl of Winchester:

   * John, Alexander's successor as Earl of Buchan
   * Roger
   * Lord Alexander Comyn, a sheriff of Aberdeen, married Joan, sister of William le Latimer, and had issue. Henry de Beaumont would claim the Earldom of Buchan through marriage to their daughter, Alice.
   * Lord William Comyn, Provost of St. Mary's Church, St. Andrews
   * Lady Marjorie Comyn, m. Patrick Dunbar, 8th Earl of Dunbar
   * Lady Emma Comyn, m. Maol Íosa III, Earl of Strathearn
   * Lady Elisabetha Comyn, m. Gilbert de Umfraville, 1st Earl of Angus
   * Lady Elena Comyn
   * Lady Annora Comyn, m. Nicholas de Soules

-------------------- Alexander Comyn, 6th Earl of Buchan was the son of William Comyn, Earl of Buchan and Margaret, Countess of Buchan.2 He married Elizabeth de Quincy, daughter of Roger de Quency, 2nd Earl of Winchester and Helen de Galloway.3 He died before 6 April 1290.

    

He succeeded to the title of 6th Earl of Buchan [Scotland, c. 1115] in 1233.2 He held the office of Justiciar [Scotland] between 1251 and 1255.2 He held the office of Justiciar [Scotland] between 1257 and 1289.2 He inherited large estates in Galloway, Fife, and the Lothians.2 He held the office of Constable of Scotland in 1270.2 On 4 February 1283/84 he was one of the nobles who engaged to maintain the succession to the Crown of Margaret of Scotland.3 In 1285 he was one of the six Guardians on the death of King Alexander III.3

Alexander Comyn, 2nd Earl of Buchan was a Scoto-Norman magnate who was one of the most important figures in the 13th century Kingdom of Scotland. He was the son of William Comyn, jure uxoris Earl of Buchan, and Marjory, Countess of Buchan, the heiress of the last native Scottish Mormaer of Buchan, Fergus. His maternal great grandfather was King of Scotland Donald III.

During his long career, Alexander was Justiciar of Scotia (1258–89), Constable of Scotland (1275–89), Sheriff of Wigtown (1263–66), Sheriff of Dingwall (1264–66), Ballie of Inverie (in Knoydart) and finally, Guardian of Scotland (1286–89) during the first interregnum following the death of King Alexander III. In 1284 he joined with other Scottish noblemen who acknowledged Margaret of Norway as the heiress to King Alexander. Alexander had at least nine children with his wife, Elisabeth de Quincy, the daughter of Roger de Quincy, 2nd Earl of Winchester and Helen of Galloway.

Children of Alexander Comyn, 6th Earl of Buchan and Elizabeth de Quincy

  • Sir Alexander Comyn+1 d. c 1305
  • Elizabeth Comyn+4 d. b 17 Feb 1328/29
  • Lady Marjory Comyn+5
  • William Comyn3 d. a 1312
  • Agnes Comyn+6 d. a Nov 1310
  • John Comyn, 7th Earl of Buchan3 b. b 1260, d. bt 11 Aug 1308 - 3 Dec 1308

Citations

  1. [S2] Peter W. Hammond, editor, The Complete Peerage or a History of the House of Lords and All its Members From the Earliest Times, Volume XIV: Addenda & Corrigenda (Stroud, Gloucestershire, U.K.: Sutton Publishing, 1998), page 46. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage, Volume XIV.
  2. [S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume II, page 374. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  3. [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume II, page 375.
  4. [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume I, page 147.
  5. [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume IV, page 507.
  6. [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume XII/1, page 384.

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Duncan, 1st Earl of Carrick was the son of Gilbert of Galloway.1 He died on 13 June 1250.1

Duncan, 1st Earl of Carrick was created 1st Earl of Carrick [Scotland] circa 1186.1 He fought in the Irish Wars, with King John of England.1

Child of Duncan, 1st Earl of Carrick

  • Neil, 2nd Earl of Carrick+ b. c 1202, d. 1256

He may have been Donnchadh's son, or else as suggested by one recent genealogical theory, his grandson. It has been argued that Niall's father was Nichol (Cailean or Colin), son of mormaer Donnchadh by the daughter of Niall Ruadh, briefly king of Tír Eóghain.

Citations

1. G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume III, page 55. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.

2. * Barrow, G. W. S., Robert Bruce and the community of the realm of Scotland, 3rd ed., (Edinburgh, 2005)

  • MacQueen, Hector L., "Survival and Success: the Kennedys of Dunure," in Steve Boardman & Alasdair Ross (eds.) The Exercise of Power in Medieval Scotland 1200-1500, (Portland, 2003), pp. 67–94

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First Earl of Carrick, so created by King William the Lion of Scotland (1165-1214). -------------------- MILITARY: Battles and Wars> Took part with King John of England in his Irish wars.

TITLES: Created Earl of Carrick [S.] about 1186?

PROPERTY: Obtained from King William "the Lion" the district of Carrick, before 1196. [1]

1 #21 The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct, or Dormant (1910), Cokayne, George Edward (main author) and Vicary Gibbs (added author), (New edition. 13 volumes in 14. London: St. Catherine Press,1910-), vol. 3 p. 55.

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Alexander Comyn II Earl of aka Comyn

Born 1217 in Buchan, Aberdeenshire, Scotlandmap Son of William Comyn of Tynedal and Margaret Countess of Buchan (Buchan) Comyn Countess o Brother of Richard Comyn, Walter Comyn Lord of Ba, Johanna (Comyn) Ross, Margaret (Comyn) Keith and Elizabeth Comyn Husband of Lady Elizabeth Countess Buchan (Quincy) Comyn — married 1245 in Buchan, Aberdeenshire, Scotlandmap Father of Marjorie UNKNOWN, Marjorie Comyn, Egidia Agnes (Comyn) of Strathearn, Agnes (Comyn) Umfreville, Alexander Comyn, Elena Comyn, Bridget Comyn, John Comyn III Earl o, Roger Comyn, William Comyn, Margaret (Comyn) Dunbar and Catherine Comyn Died 1290 in Buchan, Aberdeenshire, Scotlandmap Profile managers: Valerie Koutek private message [send private message], Zak Young private message [send private message], Jacques Charles Pictet private message [send private message], Brent Bowen private message [send private message], Abby Glann private message [send private message], Katherine Patterson private message [send private message], Ellen Blackwell private message [send private message], Ted Williams private message [send private message], David Robinson private message [send private message], Allan Stuart private message [send private message], and Beverley Scott private message [send private message] This page has been accessed 487 times. Nominate for Profile of the Week by posting the link http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Comyn-2 in our G+ Community. Vote by clicking the +1 button above. Biography

Alexander Comyn, 2nd or 6th Earl of Buchan

   Birth 1217 Buchan, Aberdeenshire, , Scotland 
   Marriage 1245 Buchan, ABD, Scotland 
   Husband: Alexander Comyn 
   Wife: Elizabeth (Isabel) de QUINCY 
   Position: Earl of Buchan; Lord High Constable of Scotland and Justiclar 
   Death 1290 Buchan, Aberdeenshire, , Scotland 

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Sir Alexander Comyn, Earl of Buchan's Timeline

1216
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Buchan, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
1242
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Age 26
Scotland
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Age 29
Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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Buchan, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Scotland
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Age 38
Altyre, Morayshire, Scotland
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Buchan, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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Age 41
Probably Altyre, Morayshire, Scotland
1257
- 1289
Age 41
Scotland