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COMYN, Angus
(About 1276-)
MACINTOSH, Marian
(About 1277-)
DE ABERBUTHNOTT, Hugo 7th of that Ilk
(About 1285-)
COMYN, Thomas of Altyre, Sir
(About 1292-1365)
ARBUTHNOTT, Helen
(About 1302-)
CUMYN, Richard, Sir
(1319-Before 1408)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. GRANT, Agnes

CUMYN, Richard, Sir 4

  • Born: 1319 5
  • Marriage (1): GRANT, Agnes in 1343 1 2 3
  • Died: Before 28 May 1408 4 5

   Other names for Richard were COMYN, Richard, Sir,5 CUMING, Richard, Sir 2 and CUMMING, Richard of Altyr, Sir.3

   User ID: X882.

  General Notes:

"Sir Thomas Cumyn married, first, Helen, daughter of Hugh, seventh baron of Aberbuthnot, by whom he had three sons:
1, Richard, his heir ; 2, Farquhar ; 3, Robert.

Secondly, Sir Thomas Cumyn married Catharine, daughter of the Laird of Macgregor, by whom he had a son, 'Alexander.' "

from Bruces and Comyns


"1319
Birth of Sir Richard Comyn (1319-1407)."

"1335
November. Comyn loyalties are split between Balliol and David Bruce. The family and descendants of Sir Robert Comyn and Sir Richard of Altyre committ to Bruce. His supporters gain a crushing victory at Culblean effectively ending any remaining hopes that a united family can restore its political fortunes."

"1368-72
Sir Richard Comyn of Altyre (d 1407) is the acknowledged Chief of Clan Comyn and is sent on an embassy to the English court to negotiate affairs of state, with Edward III."

"1370-71
By 1370 the male Comyn line exists only in the descendants of the uncles of John III 'The Red' Comyn. First year of King Robert II reign. He takes up where his grandfather left off in pursuing his family's feud against the Comyns. He begins by granting the Lordship of Badenoch to his own son Alexander later infamously known as the 'Wolf of Badenoch' He revokes Comyn claims to Dunphail in favour of the Grants."

from Cumming Timeline

"Sir Richard Cumming, was in high favour with David the second, by whom he was, in 1368, sent on an embassy to the court of England to negotiate affairs of state, for which he got a safe conduct from King Edward the Third. He received two charters from King David, the one dated 6th January 1368, and the other 15th December 1370. By the former he got the lands of Devally, with the office of forester of the forest of Ternway (Darnaway) in the county of Moray, &c., where he seems to have resided; but in 1371, at a court held at Perth, by Robert the Second, he resigned the castle of Darnaway to Thomas, son of John the Grant, whose daughter he had married, for their faithful and praiseworthy service to Thomas Randolph, earl of Moray, regent of Scotland, during the minority of David the second, and Thomas and John, his sons."

from Electric Scotland 1 4 5


Richard married Agnes GRANT, daughter of John LE GRANT 1st of Inverallan, Strathspey and Unknown, in 1343.1 2 3 (Agnes GRANT was born about 1320.)


  Marriage Notes:

"He (Sir John Grant II) died in the end of the reign of King David II., and by Elizabeth, his wife, left a son, Sir Robert, his heir, and a daughter, Agnes, married to Sir Richard Cumming, progenitor of Altyre, &c."

from History of Moray

"Sir Richard Cumming, was in high favour with David the second ... He received two charters from King David, the one dated 6th January 1368, and the other 15th December 1370. By the former he got the lands of Devally, with the office of forester of the forest of Ternway (Darnaway) in the county of Moray, &c., where he seems to have resided; but in 1371, at a court held at Perth, by Robert the Second, he resigned the castle of Darnaway to Thomas, son of John the Grant, whose daughter he had married ...."

from Electric Scotland

"In 1343 Sir Richard Cuming married Agnes Grant, daughter of John Grant, chief of Clan Grant of Inverallan."

from A History of Their Making

"Sir Richard married Agnes, daughter of Sir John, and sister of Sir Robert Grant of that ilk, by whom he had two sons:
1, Ferquhard, his heir ; and, 2, Duncan of Lochtervandich, progenitor of the
Cumyns of Auchray, Pittulie, &c. &c.
His death must have taken place between 12th May 1407 and 28th May 1408."

from Bruces and Cumyns 1 2 3 4

Sources


1 Internet Site, https://electricscotland.com/history/nation/cumming.htm The Scottish Nation: Cumming.

2 Michael McCarthy, A History of Their Making: The Cummings of Altyre (2020) (Grosvenor House Publishing, England, 2020), page 170.

3 e-books, The History of the Province of Moray vol. 1 by Lachlan Shaw (1882).

4 e-books, Family Records of the Bruces and the Cumyns by M. E. Cumming Bruce (1870).

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).


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