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John Comyn

Male - 1306


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  • Name John Comyn 
    Born of Badenoch, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Feb 1306  Dumfries, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Person ID I17326  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestors of JTS, Ancestor of TSW, Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 10 Jan 2018 

    Father John Comyn,   d. Bef 26 May 1302 
    Mother Eleanor de Balliol 
    Married Between 1279 and 1283  [2
    Family ID F10785  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Joan de Valence 
    Married Bef 3 Sep 1296  [2
    Children 
     1. John Comyn,   d. 24 Jun 1314, Bannockburn, Stirlingshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. Elizabeth Comyn,   b. 1 Nov 1299,   d. 20 Nov 1372  (Age 73 years)
    Last Modified 30 Aug 2018 
    Family ID F10784  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Fought the English at Falkirk and at Roslin. Like his father, he was nicknamed "Red" Comyn; also like his father, he was deeply involved in the factional fights that characterized Scottish political life in his day and age. He was stabbed to death by Robert de Brus (later Robert I, King of Scots) and his followers in the Church of Friars Minors in Dumfries, allegedly because he opposed Brus's plan for insurrection.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1526] The Ancestry of Dorothea Poyntz, Wife of Reverend John Owsley, Generations 1-15, Fourth Preliminary Edition by Ronny O. Bodine and Bro. Thomas Spalding, Jr. 2013.

    2. [S142] Royal Ancestry, by Douglas Richardson. Kimball G. Everingham, ed. 2013.