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John Comyn

Male - Bef 1302


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  • Name John Comyn 
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 26 May 1302  [1, 2
    Person ID I17341  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of JTS, Ancestor of TSW, Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 20 Apr 2018 

    Father John Comyn,   b. of Badenoch, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1274 and 1279 
    Mother Eve 
    Family ID F10788  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Eleanor de Balliol 
    Married Between 1279 and 1283  [1
    Children 
    +1. John Comyn,   b. of Badenoch, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1306, Dumfries, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 29 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F10785  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Like his son, he was nicknamed "Red" Comyn, although he was more commonly called "Black" Comyn. He was one of the claimants to the Scottish throne in 1291, based on a supposed descent from Donald Bane (d. 1097), younger brother of King Malcolm Canmore. In fact this claim was fanciful, as later established by J. Horace Round. Notably, he dropped it early in the proceedings in order to support his brother-in-law John Balliol.

      Also like his son, he opposed Robert de Brus and was, to some extent, in favor with Edward I as a result.

  • Sources 
    1. [S142] Royal Ancestry, by Douglas Richardson. Kimball G. Everingham, ed. 2013.

    2. [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.