CUMING, Thomas 'Baron of Altre', Sir 1
- Born: About 1435
- Marriage (1): Unknown
- Died: September 1488 2
Another name for Thomas was CUMMING, Thomas of Altyre, Sir.3
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"(Alexander) was succeeded in turn by their eldest son, another Thomas who went on to become the dominant Cuming figure of the 15th century presiding by 1460 over what would become the 'Barony of Altyre'.
"A notarial manuscript of 4 July 1551 refers to the transfer, 100 years earlier,on 23 June 1456 by Thomas Cuming of Altyre of the mill at Altyre to the monastery at Pluscarden. The manuscript was witnessed by his kinsmen John, Alexander and Robert Cuming."
"In 1460 Thomas was knighted by James III and was know henceforth as Baron of Altre..... In the next ten years transactions followed with Alexander Earl of Huntley [sic], with John and Alexander Hay and with the Earl of Ross 'for intestment of Thomas Cumyne of Alter' in various land settlements."
"In July (1476) we find Thomas cited as a sasine [sic]...of the lands of Dolace upon a crown precept. The witnesses to this were his son Alexander and a kinsman Alexander Cuming of Ernside. In August 1476, in both a commercial but also a symbolic transaction, he secured resignation of the forestry at Drummynd from James de Ureville, reaffirming Altyre's rights to land held in 1384 by his great grandfather Ferquhard.....On his death in September 1488 an instrument of sasine was granted in favour of his second son Alexander 'in the lands of Altre' belonging to 'Thomas Cuming de Altyr of the barony of Dollas'."
from A History of Their Making
"Alexander's eldest son, Sir Thomas Cumming of Altyre, by his prudent management, in 1470, compromised and adjusted all the differences which for some time had subsisted between his family and the town of Forres, concerning the mosses of Blair and Kirktown of Altyre."
from Electric Scotland
"There is a curious 'indentour of friendship,' made at Edinburgh, July 25, 1476, betwixt Thomas Cumyn of Altir and William the Hay of Lochloy, 'which proportis, contenis, and beris witness in the selfe, that it is appointit and fully accordit betwix honorable men, Thomas Cumyn of Altir and William the Hay of Lochloy, becaus of certain debatis and controversiis that haif been betwix thaim and thair friendis in tymes bygane, and for frendschip, favoris, and kindnes to be had betwix thaim and thair frendis in tyme to cum. That thare sud be ane bond of tendernes betwix thaim, thair airis, successouris, and frendis for evermar, in maner and forme as efter folowys.' And then at great length it sets forth, 'That they sal ride, gang, and labour thairselves, thair frendis and
servandis, in ilk ither's defence, on pain of forfeiting ane hundred punds of usuale money of Scotland,' &c. &c."
from Bruces and Cumyns
"I find in a contract between William Thane of Calder and Hutcheon Rose of Kilravock, 21st June, 1482, Thomas Cummine of Altyre is arbiter." (page 184)
from History of Moray (vol 2) 3 4 5 6