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COMYN, Richard Justiciar of Lothian
(1114-After 1176)
(About 1130-)
Fergus Mormaer of Buchan
(About 1150-1214)
COMYN, William Earl of Buchan, jure uxoris, Justiciar of Scotland
Marjory Countess of Buchan
(About 1185-Between 1236/1240)
COMYN, Alexander 2nd Earl of Buchan, Guardian,Constable of Scotland
(About 1217-1289)


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1. DE QUINCY, Elizabeth

COMYN, Alexander 2nd Earl of Buchan, Guardian,Constable of Scotland 1

  • Born: About 1217
  • Marriage (1): DE QUINCY, Elizabeth 1
  • Died: 1289 1

   Another name for Alexander was CUMMIN, Alexander Earl of Buchan.2

   User ID: V548.

  General Notes:

"In 1261, Kelly belonged to Alexander Cummin, Earl of Buchan. In that year he founded an Hospital in the Newburgh. 'Actum apud Kelly, in Buchan, Die Veneris proxima post Festum Sancti Matthaei, 1261.'

In 1272, there is a charter for an Hospital at Turriff, also given at Kelly, 3rd February, 1272-3, by Alexander Cummin, Earl of Buchan, in presence of Alexander III., King of Scots, Reginald Cheyne, father and son, William de Melgdrum, and Walter, rector of the church of Foveran."

from Thanage of Fermartyn 2

Alexander married Elizabeth DE QUINCY, daughter of Roger DE QUINCY Earl of Winchester and Alionora or Elena co-heiress of Galloway.1 (Elizabeth DE QUINCY was born about 1235.)

  Marriage Notes:

"He (Alexander Comyn) married Elizabeth or Isabella (called also Marjory), third daughter of Roger de Quincy, Earl of Winton (Winchester?), by his first wife Alianora, daughter and co-heiress of Alan of Galloway, who was hereditary Constable of Scotland. In 1270 Margaret, Countess of Derby, eldest daughter of Roger de Quincy, resigned the office of Constable in Scotland, to which she had succeeded, in favour of Alexander Comyn, who thereafter acted as Constable of Scotland."

fro Scots Peerage (vol 2) 1


1 e-books, The Scots Peerage ed. Sir James Balfour Paul vol. 2 (1905).

2 e-books, The Thanage of Fermartyn by William Temple (1894).

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