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COMYN, Richard
(1194-1249)
Alan Lord of Galloway
(About 1175-)
Margaret of Huntingdon
(About 1193-)
COMYN, John I 'The Red', of Badenoch &Tynedale, Justiciar of Galloway, Sir
(1220-1275)
Marion of Galloway
(About 1220-)
COMYN, John II 'The Black', of Badenoch, Guardian of Scotland, Sir
(1242-)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. DE BALLIOL, Eleanor

COMYN, John II 'The Black', of Badenoch, Guardian of Scotland, Sir 1 2 3

  • Born: 1242 2
  • Marriage (1): DE BALLIOL, Eleanor

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  General Notes:

"1242
Birth of John II 'the Black' Comyn \endash he later married Eleanor de Balliol the daughter of John I Balliol tying him to her brother John Balliol King of the Scots 1292-96."

"1258
Controversial death of Walter Comyn (son of William Earl of Buchan and his first wife). John I Comyn is undisputed clan chief and Lord of Badenoch."

"1286
John II the Black Comyn serves as Guardian of the Realm 1286-1292."

"1290-92
John II Comyn, clan chief, is one of 6 Guardians of the Realm tasked with governing Scotland."

"1299-1303
High-water mark of Comyn efforts to drive the English from Southern Scotland. The 3 main branches of the family \endash Badenoch, Buchan and Kilbride \endash equip their men and castles to attack and harry the English."

"1302
John II 'the Black' Comyn dies. John Comyn, Earl of Buchan becomes Justiciar of Scotland."

from Cumming Timetable 2


John married Eleanor DE BALLIOL, daughter of John DE BALIOL of Barnard Castle, 5th of Baliol and Devorgilla of Galloway. (Eleanor DE BALLIOL was born about 1246 1.)


  Marriage Notes:

" he ('The Black' Comyn) later married Eleanor de Balliol the daughter of John I Balliol tying him to her brother John Balliol King of the Scots 1292-96."

from Cumming Timetable
2

Sources


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

2 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).

3 e-books, The Chiefs of Grant vol. 1 by William Fraser (1883).


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