Alexander Comyn 2nd Earl of Buchan


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Alexander Comyn 2nd Earl of Buchan 1

  • Marriage (1): Elizabeth de Quincey
  • Died: 1289

  Research Notes:

From Wikipedia - Alexander Comyn, Earl of Buchan :

Alexander Comyn, Earl of Buchan (died 1289) was a Scoto-Norman magnate who was one of the most important figures in the 13th century Kingdom of Scotland . He was the son of William Comyn, jure uxoris Earl of Buchan , and Marjory, Countess of Buchan , the heiress of the last native Scottish Mormaer of Buchan , Fergus . During his long career, Alexander was Justiciar of Scotia (1258-89), Constable of Scotland (1275-89), Sheriff of Wigtown (1263-66), Sheriff of Dingwall (1264-66), Ballie of Inverie (in Knoydart ) and finally, Guardian of Scotland (1286-89) during the first interregnum following the death of King Alexander III . He died sometime after July 10 , 1289 .

Alexander had at least nine children with his wife, Elisabeth, daughter of Roger de Quincy, 2nd Earl of Winchester :
John , Alexander's successor as Earl of Buchan
Lord Alexander Comyn, a sheriff of Aberdeen, married Joan, sister of William le Latimer, and had issue. Henry de Beaumont would claim the Earldom of Buchan through marriage to their daughter, Alice .
Lord William Comyn, Provost of St. Mary's Church, St. Andrews
Lady Marjorie Comyn, m. Patrick Dunbar, 8th Earl of Dunbar
Lady Emma Comyn, m. Maol Íosa III, Earl of Strathearn
Lady Elisabetha Comyn, m. Gilbert de Umfraville, 1st Earl of Angus
Lady Elena Comyn
Lady Annora Comyn, m. Nicholas de Soules

  Noted events in his life were:

• Justiciar and Constable of Scotland.

Alexander married Elizabeth de Quincey, daughter of Roger de Quincy 2nd Earl of Winchester and Helen of Galloway.


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