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, Malise (II) 5th Earl of Strathearn
(About 1220-1271)
(About 1230-)
COMYN, Alexander 2nd Earl of Buchan, Guardian,Constable of Scotland
(About 1217-1289)
DE QUINCY, Elizabeth
(About 1235-)
Malise (III) 6th Earl of Strathearn
(About 1261-1317)
COMYN, Agnes
(About 1266-)
Malise (IV) 7th Earl of Strathearn
(About 1288-1329)


Family Links

1. Unknown

2. DE MENTEITH, Joanna

Malise (IV) 7th Earl of Strathearn 1 2

  • Born: About 1288 2
  • Marriage (1): Unknown
  • Marriage (2): DE MENTEITH, Joanna 1 2
  • Died: by 1329 1

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  General Notes:

"Malise, seventh Earl of Strathearn, is first named on record in January 1306-7, when he was with his mother
at Carlisle, and they jointly petitioned for an inquiry as to his father's doings. In November 1309 and January 1309-10, he is noted as receiving gifts of wine and money from King Edward II."

from Scots Peerage (vol 8) 2

Malise married.

  Marriage Notes:

"The Earl was married at least twice, but the name of his first wife has not been ascertained."

from Scots Peerage (vol 8) 2

Malise next married Joanna DE MENTEITH, daughter of John STEWART 'de Menteith' and Unknown.1 2 (Joanna DE MENTEITH was born about 1305.)

  Marriage Notes:

"(3) Joanna, the only one of Sir John's alleged three daughters who can be traced with certainty, was married, first, to Malise, seventh Earl of Strathearn .... "

from Scots Peerage (vol 6)

"He (Malise, Earl of Strathearn) married, probably as his second wife, Jean or Joanna Menteith, daughter of Sir John Menteith of Rusky. The Earl conferred upon her the lands of Cortachy, co. Forfar, a grant confirmed by King Robert Bruce about 1323 or a little later,' which may indicate the date of the marriage. They had no recorded issue.....

Owing to certain difficulties as to dates, and a peculiar habit which Countess Joanna has of referring in writs granted by her in her 'viduity' when she was certainly married, it has been suggested that there were two Joannas, Countesses of Strathearn, but the evidence of the various dispensations for her marriages shows clearly that they all refer to one and the same person."

from Scots Peerage (vol 8) 1 2


1 e-books, The Scots Peerage ed. Sir James Balfour Paul vol. 6 (1909).

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

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