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COMYN, Thomas of Altyre, Sir
(About 1292-1365)
(About 1302-)
LE GRANT, John 1st of Inverallan, Strathspey
(About 1270-About 1325)
CUMYN, Richard, Sir
(1319-Before 1408)
GRANT, Agnes
(About 1320-)
CUMYN, Ferquhard of Altre
(About 1344-)


Family Links

1. CAMERON, Janet

CUMYN, Ferquhard of Altre 2

  • Born: About 1344 3
  • Marriage (1): CAMERON, Janet 1

   Other names for Ferquhard were COMYN, Ferquhard,4 CUMING, Ferquhar 3 and CUMMING, Ferquhard of Altyr.5 6

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  General Notes:

"Ferquhard Cumyn was the first of the family designated of Altre"

"As eldest son and heir of Sir Richard Cumyn (probably on his marriage), he (Ferquhard) got a charter from Robert II. of the forestry of Drummynd and Tulloch, and of several davochs of land thereunto belonging. His father Sir Richard was still alive in 1407, when he signed as witness to the charter at Falkland, but appears to have died before the 28th of May 1408, when the marriage-contract of his grandson with Euffame, daughter of the Earl of Moray, was signed."

from Bruces and Cumyns

By now the family is known as 'Cuming'. We have the first formal reference to Altyre in the person of Ferqhuard [sic] Comyn in 1384. King Robert II bestows 'the forestership of Drummond and Tulloch' on Ferquhardo Cuming de Altyr'."

from Cumming Timeline

"Ferquhard Cumming, the eldest son of Sir Richard, was the first of the family designed by the title of Altyre. Sir Thomas Cumming of Altyre, the eldest son of Ferquhard, obtained in 1419, a warrant from the crown to build the castles and fortalices of Dollas and Earnside."

from Electric Scotland 2 4 6

Ferquhard married Janet CAMERON, daughter of John CAMERON of Lochiel and Unknown.1 (Janet CAMERON was born about 1350.)

  Marriage Notes:

"Ferquhard struck a notable union by marrying Janet, daughter of John Cameron of Lochiel, chief of Clan Cameron. They produced three sons - Alexander, Thomas and John, the latter is held to be progenitor of the Cumings of Inverallachie."

from A History of Their Making

"Ferquhard Cumyn of Altre married Janet, daughter of John Cameron of Lochyell, chief of that clan, by whom he left three sons\'971, Alexander, his heir; 2, Thomas; and, 3, John, mentioned in 1422 in a donation to the Abbey of Cambuskenneth."

from Bruces and Cumyns 1 2


1 Michael McCarthy, A History of Their Making: The Cummings of Altyre (2020) (Grosvenor House Publishing, England, 2020), page 176.

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

3 Michael McCarthy, A History of Their Making: The Cummings of Altyre (2020) (Grosvenor House Publishing, England, 2020), page 171.

4 Internet Site, Clan Cumming Timeline from A History Of Their Making: The Cummings of Altyre by Michael McCarthy (2019).

5 Internet Site,

6 Internet Site, The Scottish Nation: Cumming.

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