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, Ferquhard Earl of Ross
(About 1180-About 1251)


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, Ferquhard Earl of Ross 1

  • Born: About 1180
  • Marriage (1): Unknown
  • Died: About 1251 1

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  General Notes:

"FERQUHARD, first Earl of Ross, who is said to have been Ferquhard Macintagart, son of the lay parson of the
territory of the monastery of Applecross, which had passed into the hands of a family of lay abbots called Sagarts or Priests of Applecross, and he was therefore a powerful Highland chief. When Alexander II., soon after his accession, was forced, in 1215, to suppress an insurrection in Moray and Ross, Ferquhard, siding with him, seized the insurgent leaders, beheaded them, and presented their heads to the King, 15 June 1215, and was knighted by him. He was, at a later date, created Earl of Ross, appearing as such in a writ dated probably after June 1226. The charter was at one time upon record, but the roll is now lost. He may have been Earl in 1225, but this is not certain."

from Scots Peerage 1

Ferquhard married.


1 e-books, The Scots Peerage ed. Sir James Balfour Paul vol. 7 (1910).

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