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, Uchtred Lord of Tynedale
(About 1075-)
Bethoc
(About 1080-)
COMYN, Richard Justiciar of Lothian
(1114-1179)
Hextilda
(About 1115-)
COMYN, William Earl of Buchan, jure uxoris
(1163-1233)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. FITZHUGH (?), Sarah

2. Margaret Countess of Buchan

COMYN, William Earl of Buchan, jure uxoris 2 5

  • Born: 1163, Moray, Scotland 4 5
  • Marriage (1): FITZHUGH (?), Sarah in 1193 1 2 3
  • Marriage (2): Margaret Countess of Buchan between 1209 and 1212 2 4
  • Died: 1233, Buchan, Aberdeenshire, Scotland 2 4 5
  • Buried: Abbey of Deer, Aberdeenshire, Scotland 5 6

   Other names for William were COMYN, William Lord of Badenoch 4 and DE COMYN, William 1st Earl of Buchan, Justiciar of Scotland.1

   User ID: X896.

  General Notes:

"1163
Birth of Richard's heir, William Comyn. Reputedly 'born of Altyre' -though this is not evidenced."

"1181
Comyn supports William the Lion against the rebellions of the Meic Uilleim."

"1202
He again defeats the Meic Uilleim. Appointed Justiciar of Scotia and as the king's envoy to England."

"1210
He is the first Anglo Norman 'earl' in Scotland. Chief of Clan Comyn and Warden of Moray."

"1214
Death of William the Lion. Comyn is one of 7 earls who announce Alexander II as Scotland's new king."

"1229
Final routing of the Meic Uilleim. Alexander II awards William the hereditary title of Lord of Badenoch."

"1233
William is buried at Deer Abbey. His sons Richard, Walter, John, Alexander, John will all make their mark."

from Cumming Timeline



"William was lord of Kirkintilloch and Lenzie by c. 1200 and also held lands in Tynedale, Peeblesshire, Roxburghshire, Dumfriesshire. His first wife is unknown, though with her, he had four sons (Richard, Walter, William, David) and one daughter (Jean). From this line were descended the lords of Badenoch. In 1212, he married Marjory, heiress to the earldom of Buchan, and was styled earl of Buchan from that year. With Marjory he had another three sons (Alexander, William, Fergus) and three daughters (Idonea, Agnes, Elizabeth). From this line were descended the earls of Buchan and brought to the family the vast estates of the earldom."

from People of Medieval Scotland


"From an unknown date, William held the title Lord of Kilbride.

He helped oversee the construction of St Mungo's Cathedral in Glasgow and after his death, Marjory continued his work there."

from enacademic website 2 5 6


William married Sarah FITZHUGH (?) in 1193.1 2 3 (Sarah FITZHUGH (?) was born about 1172 and died in 1204 3.)


  Marriage Notes:

"William (is believed to have) had six children through his first wife Sarah Fitzhugh and eight through Marjory, Countess of Buchan. The two branches would be associated with the Lordship of Badenoch through his first wife and the Earldom of Buchan through the second."

from enacademic website


"His first wife is unknown, though with her, he had four sons (Richard, Walter, William, David) and one daughter (Jean). From this line were descended the lords of Badenoch."

from People of Medieval Scotland 2 3

William next married Margaret Countess of Buchan, daughter of Fergus Mormaer of Buchan and Unknown, between 1209 and 1212.2 4 (Margaret Countess of Buchan was born about 1185.)


  Marriage Notes:

"In 1212, he married Marjory, heiress to the earldom of Buchan, and was styled earl of Buchan from that year. With Marjory he had another three sons (Alexander, William, Fergus) and three daughters (Idonea, Agnes, Elizabeth). From this line were descended the earls of Buchan and brought to the family the vast estates of the earldom."

from People of Medieval Scotland

"During his period as Warden of Moray, Comyn was so successful, it may have been the reason he received the hand of Marjory (a.k.a. Margaret), Countess of Buchan, sometime between 1209-1212. Her father Fergus, Earl of Buchan, had no male heirs and so in marrying his daughter to William he ensured a suitable line for his titles before his death."

from Wikipedia article 2 4

Sources


1 Internet Site, http://www.clanmacfarlanegenealogy.info/genealogy.

2 Internet Site, https://www.poms.ac.uk/record/person/16/ People of Medieval Scotland 1093-1371 William Comyn, Earl of Buchan.

3 Internet Site, https://enacademic.com/dic.nsf/enwiki/2946919 William Comyn, jure uxoris Earl of Buchan.

4 Internet Site, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Comyn,_Lord_of_Badenoch.

5 Internet Site, https://www.altyre-estate.co.uk/about-altyre-estate/clan-cumming-timeline - Clan Cumming Timeline from A History of their making: The Cummings of Altyre by Michael McCarthy (2019).

6 Internet Site, https://enacademic.com/dic.nsf/enwiki/2946919.


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