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Euphemia of Ross, Countess of Ross

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Fearn, Cromarty, Ross, Scotland
Death: circa 1394 (41-57)
Cromarty, Ross, Scotland
Place of Burial: Paisley Chaple Paisley Renfrewshire Scotland
Immediate Family:

Daughter of William III, 5th Earl of Ross and Fionnuala MacDonald
Wife of Walter Leslie, Seventh Earl of Ross and Alexander Stewart, 1st Earl of Buchan
Mother of Margaret Leslie; Alexander Leslie, Earl of Ross; Mariota Leslie, Countess of Ross; Mary Leslie and George Leslie
Sister of Joanna / Janet Fraser and William Ross
Half sister of Margaret Ross

Occupation: Countess
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About Euphemia I, Countess of Ross

Euphemia I, Countess of Ross From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euphemia_I,_Countess_of_Ross

Euphemia I (d. 1394 x 1398), also called Euphemia of Ross and Euphemia Ross, and sometimes incorrectly styled Euphemia Leslie and Euphemia Stewart (Scottish women in this period did not abandon natal names for married names), was a Countess of Ross in her own right.

Euphemia was the elder daughter of Uilleam III, Mormaer of Ross. She married first, by dispensation, dated 1367, Sir Walter Leslie, son of Sir Andrew Leslie, who in right of his wife became Earl of Ross. They have a charter of the earldom of Ross and of the lands of Skye dated 1370, two years before Earl William's death, in their own favour and that of their heirs male and female in reversion.

Her first husband predeceased her in 1382, whereupon she married, secondly, Alexander Stewart, 1st Earl of Buchan, better known in history as "The Wolf of Badenoch." He died, without legitimate issue, in 1394. She died as Abbess of Elcho in 1398, and was buried in Fortrose Cathredral.

By Sir Walter Leslie she had issue:

  • Sir Alexander Leslie, Earl of Ross, who became Earl of Ross in right of his mother
  • Mariota, who married Domhnall of Islay, Lord of the Isles, who in her right, succeeded to the earldom of Ross, and carried it to a new family, the Macdonald Lords of the isles

Preceded by Uilleam III Countess of Ross 1372–1394 x 1398 Succeeded by Alexander Leslie

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EUFAMIA, Seventh Countess of Ross.

After the death of Walter Leslie, Earl of Ross, his widow Eufamia, Countess of Ross, married Alexander Stewart, Earl of Buchan, fourth son of King Robert II., and he became Earl of Ross in right of his wife. Eufamia, Countess of Ross, granted a charter of the lands of Contilech and others to her dear cousin Hugh Munro, ninth Baron of Foulis, dated at Dingwall, 30th April 1379. Eufamia, Countess of Ross, daughter and heiress of the deceased William, Earl of Ross, granted a charter in her widowhood, resigning the superiority of the lands of the western part of Kynfaunys into the king's hands, who granted the same to his nephew, Walter the Seneschal, by a charter dated at Kylwynyne, 24th April 1382.

Robert II. granted a charter to his son, Alexander Stewart, Earl of Buchan, of the barony of Kynedward, proceeding on the resignation of Eufamia, Domina de Ross, 22d July 1382. He also ratified the donation and concession which Eufamia, Domina de Ross, had made and conceded to his son Alexander the Seneschal, Earl of Buchan, of the earldom of Ross, to be held by him for life, 25th July 1382. He also granted to his beloved son Alexander the Seneschal, Earl of Buchan, and to Eufamia, Domina de Ross, the thanage of Dingwall, with the castle, on the resignation of the said Eufamia, to be held by the said Alexander and Eufamia, and the longest liver of them two, and the heirs to be legitimately procreate betwixt them, with remainder to the heirs whomsoever of the said Eufamia; dated at Inverness, 24th July 1382. He also granted to his son Alexander the Seneschal, Earl of Buchan, and to Eufamia, Domina de Ross, the baronies or lordships of Sky and Lewes; of the lands in Caithness and Sutherland, Nairn and Inverness, Athole in the shire of Perth; the barony of Fythkill in Fife; all the lands in Galloway; the lands of Forgrundtheny and Kynfaunys in Perth; the thanage of Glendowachy and the lands of Deskford in Banff, which belonged hereditarily to the said Eufamia, and which she had resigned into the king's hands, to be held by the said Alexander and Eufamia, and the longest liver of them two, and the heirs to be legitimately procreated betwixt them, with remainder to the heirs whomsoever of the said Eufamia; dated at Inverness, 25th July 1382.

The Countess of Ross does not seem to have been happy in her second marriage; differences arose betwixt her and her husband, Alexander, Earl of Buchan. These differences were brought before the ordinaries of the respective parties, Alexander, Bishop of Moray, and Alexander Bishop of Ross, who, in 1389, pronounced judgment to the effect that the Earl of Buchan should live with his wife, the Countess of Ross, whom he had deserted for Mariota, the daughter of Athyn, and that he should not maltreat the Countess of Ross under a penalty of £200.

Eufamia, Countess of Ross, with the consent of her son and heir, Alexander de Leslie, granted a charter of the lands of Wester Foulis to her cousin Hugh Munro of Foulis, 4th August 1394.

Alexander Stewart, Earl of Buchan, died in 1394, having had no issue by his wife, Eufamia, Countess of Ross, who died soon afterwards, and was succeeded by her son, Alexander Leslie, eighth Earl of Ross.


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Euphemia I, Countess of Ross's Timeline

1310
1310
(Present Ross and Cromarty), Scotland, UK
1333
1333
Ross, Cromartyshire, Scotland
1345
1345
Scotland
1363
1363
Age 18
Ross, Cromartyshire, Scotland
1382
1382
Age 37
Leslie, Aberdeenshire, , Scotland
1394
1394
Age 49
Scotland
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Paisley Chaple Paisley Renfrewshire Scotland