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Alexander Comyn

Male - Bef 1290


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  • Name Alexander Comyn  [1
    Born of Buchan, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Alternate death 1289  [3
    Died Bef 6 Apr 1290  [2, 4, 5
    Siblings 1 sibling 
    Person ID I1290  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of DGH, Ancestor of DK, Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 6 Apr 2020 

    Father William Comyn,   d. 1233 
    Mother Margaret,   d. Between 8 Apr 1242 and 31 Dec 1243 
    Married Abt 1210  [2, 6
    Family ID F3334  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth de Quincy,   d. Bef 4 May 1303 
    Children 
    +1. Elizabeth Comyn,   d. Bef 17 Feb 1329
    +2. Alexander Comyn,   d. 1308
    +3. Marjory Comyn
    Last Modified 21 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F4680  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Earl of Buchan. Justiciar, 1251-55 and 1257-89. Called by Complete Peerage "one of the most powerful nobles of the time."

  • Sources 
    1. [S2338] Bruce McAndrew, "The Collective Memory in Scottish Heraldry: Fiction, Fact, and Fancy." Foundations 10:62, 2018.

    2. [S128] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant ed. Vicary Gibbs, H. A. Doubleday, Duncan Warrand, Howard de Walden, Geoffrey H. White and R. S. Lea. 2nd edition. 14 volumes (1-13, but volume 12 spanned two books), London, The St. Catherine Press, 1910-1959. Volume 14, "Addenda & Corrigenda," ed. Peter W. Hammond, Gloucestershire, Sutton Publishing, 1998.

    3. [S76] The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press, 2004-ongoing.

    4. [S142] Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families by Douglas Richardson. Salt Lake City, 2013.

    5. [S145] Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700 by Frederick Lewis Weis and Walter Lee Sheppard, Jr. 8th edition, William R. Beall & Kaleen E. Beall, eds. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2004, 2006, 2008.

    6. [S1016] Medieval English Ancestors of Robert Abell by Carl Boyer III. Santa Clarita, California, 2001., "no later than 1214".