John of Strathbogie, 9th Earl of Atholl

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John of Strathbogie, Earl of Atholl

Also Known As: "9th Earl of /Atholl/", "Sir John /Mor/"
Birthplace: Strathbogie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, (Present UK)
Death: November 07, 1306 (31-40)
London, Middlesex, England, (Present UK) (Executed in London as a Scottish Rebel)
Immediate Family:

Son of David Strathbogie, Earl of Atholl and Isabel de Dover, of Chilham
Husband of Margaret of Mar, Lady Sutherland (4th)
Father of David II of Strathbogie, Mórmaer of Atholl; John of Strathbogie; Margaret Strathbogie and Isabella of Strathbogie
Brother of Margaret of Strathbogie and Annabella de Strathbogie
Half brother of Lora de Baliol; Sir Alexander de Baliol, of Cavers and Sir Thomas de Baliol of Cavers

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About John of Strathbogie, 9th Earl of Atholl

Douglas Richardson Plantagenet Ancestry,_Earl_of_Atholl

John of Strathbogie (c. 1266 - 7 November 1306) was warden and Justiciary of Scotland.

Early years and family

John was born in Atholl, Perthshire, Scotland around 1266. He was the son of David I Strathbogie, Earl of Atholl (d. 1270), by his spouse Isabel, daughter of Richard de Dover, Baron of Chilham, Kent. John de Strathbogie first appears on record as his father's son and heir in 1282. He was a great-great-grandson of King John of England.

Life and military service

In 1284, he joined with other Scottish noblemen who acknowledged Margaret of Norway as the heir to King Alexander. In 1296, he fought on the Scottish side at the Battle of Dunbar, where he was captured and sent to the Tower of London. After a year's confinement there he was set free on condition that he served King Edward I of England in Flanders.

He did homage for his manor of Lesnes, Kent, in 1305 but subsequently returned to Scotland, and in 1306 joined Robert the Bruce in his rebellion against English overlordship, and his English possessions were forfeited. He took part in the coronation of The Bruce in that year.


In the subsequent English invasion of Scotland in 1306, he was taken prisoner at the Battle of Methven. John, Earl of Atholl, was hanged in London, Middlesex, England on 7 November 1306, on a gallows 30 feet higher than ordinary. This was to signify his higher status than his fellow prisoners, no earl had been executed in England for 230 years. His body was burnt and his head fixed on London Bridge.

Marriage and children

John married Marjory (also known as Margaret), daughter of Donald, 6th Earl of Mar. They had two sons and a daughter:

David de Strathbogie, 10th Earl of Atholl (d. 28 December 1326)

Sir John de Strathbogie, Knight.

Isabel, wife or mistress of Edward de Brus, Earl of Carrick.


 John of Strathbogie, 9th Earl of Atholl  was the son of David of Strathbogie, 8th Earl of Atholl and Isabel  of Chilham.1  He married Margaret (?), daughter of Donald, 6th Earl of Mar and Helen  ferch Llywelyn.1  He died on 7 November 1306 at London, England, executed, with his body burnt and his head fixed on London Bridge (and his titles forfeited).1
    John of Strathbogie, 9th Earl of Atholl succeeded to the title of 9th Earl of Atholl [S., c. 1115] on 6 August 1270.1 On 5 February 1283/84 he was one of the nobles who acknowledged Margaret, Maid of Norway, as their Sovereign.1 In 1292 he swore fealty to King Edward I.

He fought in the Battle of Dunbar on 28 April 1296 at Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland, fighting on the side of the Scots, who were defeated. He was taken prisoner to London.1 On 31 July 1297 he was ordered to be released from the Tower of London.1 On 27 March 1306 he assisted at the coronation of King Robert Bruce of Scotland.

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John of Strathbogie, 9th Earl of Atholl's Timeline

Strathbogie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, (Present UK)
Strathbogie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
November 7, 1306
Age 36
London, Middlesex, England, (Present UK)
July 20, 1993
Age 36
November 17, 1993
Age 36
February 2, 1994
Age 36
Fearn, Ross And Cromarty, Scotland