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, William (II) Earl of Ross
(About 1242-About 1323)
DE BERKELEY, Euphemia
(About 1260-)
DE BRUS, Robert 6th Lord of Annandale, Earl of Carrick jure uxoris, Sir
(About 1245-1304)
Marjorie 3rd Countess of Carrick
(About 1252-1292)
Hugh Earl of Ross
(About 1278-1333)
DE BRUS, Matilda or Maud
(About 1286-1329)
William (III) Earl of Ross
(About 1311-1372)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Unknown

2. MACDONALD, Mary
3. Isabella of Strathearn, heiress of Caithness

William (III) Earl of Ross 3

  • Born: About 1311
  • Marriage (1): Unknown
  • Marriage (2): MACDONALD, Mary about 25 May 1342 1
  • Marriage (3): Isabella of Strathearn, heiress of Caithness on 28 May 1344 2
  • Died: 1372

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  General Notes:

"Either at the death of Sir John Ross or of his widow, the lands passed to his nephew William, who became Earl of Ross in 1333."

from Scots Peerage 2


William married.


William next married Mary MACDONALD, daughter of Angus Og MACDONALD of Kintyre, Lord of the Isles and Unknown, about 25 May 1342.1 (Mary MACDONALD was born about 1312.)


  Marriage Notes:

"William, fifth Earl of Ross, married (in terms of Papal dispensation dated 25 May 1342) Mary, daughter of Angus Og, Lord of the Isles. He had issue ..."

from Scots Peerage 1

William next married Isabella of Strathearn, heiress of Caithness, daughter of Malise (V) 8th Earl of Strathearn, 19th Earl of Orkney and Caithness and Marjorie of Ross, on 28 May 1344.2 (Isabella of Strathearn, heiress of Caithness was born about 1327.)


  Marriage Notes:

"Isabella, declared by her father to be the heiress of the earldom of Caithness in a grant of her marriage on 28 May 1344 to William, Earl of Ross, her uncle."

from Scots Peerage vol 2 2

Sources


1 e-books, The Scots Peerage ed. Sir James Balfour Paul vol. 7 (1910).

2 e-books, The Scots Peerage ed. Sir James Balfour Paul vol. 2 (1905).

3 History Scotland, Vol.18 No.4 July/August 2018 Euphemia Ross: The Surprise Queen by Dr Amy Hayes.


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