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, Robert 4th Earl of Strathearn
(About 1190-1244)
Gilbert 14th Earl of Orkney and Caithness
(About 1195-1256)
Malise (II) 5th Earl of Strathearn
(About 1220-1271)
(About 1230-)
Malise (III) 6th Earl of Strathearn
(About 1261-1317)


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1. COMYN, Agnes

Malise (III) 6th Earl of Strathearn 1

  • Born: About 1261 2
  • Marriage (1): COMYN, Agnes 1
  • Died: by 1317 2
  • Buried: Inchaffray Abbey, Perthshire, Scotland 2

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  General Notes:

"Malise, sixth Earl of Strathearn, who succeeded in 1271, was probably born about 1257 or perhaps later. He
is named as Earl first in public record in 1281 as taking a prominent part in the treaty for the marriage of the
Princess Margaret to the heir of Norway."

from Scots Peerage 1

Malise married Agnes COMYN, daughter of Alexander COMYN 2nd Earl of Buchan, Guardian,Constable of Scotland and Elizabeth DE QUINCY.1 (Agnes COMYN was born about 1266.)

  Marriage Notes:

"The only wife assigned to the Earl in any record is a lady named Agnes, the statement that he married a Marjory [Comyn] being founded on a misreading. Wyntoun states that Malise, Earl of Strathearn, married the second daughter of Alexander Comyn, Earl of Buchan, sister of John, Earl of Buchan, and it is not improbable that Countess Agnes was she, and that she was also the Countess of Strathearn who figured in the Soulis conspiracy of 1320. If she were a Comyn, William Soulis, a comparatively young man, would be her nephew, as he was the son of Nicolas Soulis, one of the Competitors for the Crown of Scotland in 1290, who married Margaret Comyn,' sufficient reasons for the Countess's complicity in an attempt to set him on the throne. She is said to have been imprisoned for life."

from Scots Peerage (vol 8)

"He married Agnes, possibly a Comyn, who was probably the countess of Strathearn involved in the Soules Conspiracy of 1318-20. With Agnes, he had four children and was succeeded in the earldom by his son, Mael Ísu."

from poms website 1 2


1 e-books, The Scots Peerage ed. Sir James Balfour Paul vol. 8 (1911).

2 Internet Site, https://www.poms.ac.uk/record/person/2050/ Malise (III), Earl of Strathearn (d. in or about 1317).

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