DE ARD, Alexander Captain of Orkney, 'Earl of Caithness' 1
- Born: About 1348
- Died: After 1376 1
Other names for Alexander were Alexander of the Aird 1 and DE LA ARD, Alexander.1
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"She (Margaret De Ard) had a brother Alexander, designated 'de la Ard' who was alive in 1375, and was made Captain of Orkney by the King- of Norway. This Alexander, of the Aird, had in right of his mother, Matilda, eldest daughter of Malise, Earl of Stratherne, Caithness, and Orkney, succeeded as Earl of Caithness, but he subsequently resigned the title and the lands belonging to the earldom to King Robert II." (page 28)
"Alexander of the Aird appears not only to have resigned the earldom of Caithness, but his lands in Banff, Sutherland, and Orkney, and about the same time to have resigned his possessions in the Aird to his sister Margaret, and her husband, Alexander Chisholme ; for some twenty years earlier William of Fenton, Lord of Beaufort, Hugh Fraser, Lord of Lovat, and Alexander of Chisholme are found on record as the three portioners of the Aird."
from History of the Chisholms 1