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Alan Durward

Male - 1275


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  • Name Alan Durward 
    Born of Coull, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 1275  [1
    Buried Coupar Angus Abbey, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I19401  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestors of JTS, Ancestor of TSW, Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 17 Nov 2017 

    Father Thomas Durward,   b. of Skene, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F12026  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Marjory of Scotland 
    Married Bef 4 Jul 1251  [1
    Children 
    +1. Anne Durward
    Last Modified 17 Nov 2017 
    Family ID F12024  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Usher of the King of Scots. Sometime Earl of Athol, 1233-35. Styled Justiciar of Scotland at various points between 1243 and 1255.

      In 1251 he was suspected of seeking his wife's legitimization so that she could be heiress to the throne of Scotland. In 1253 he accompanied Henry III of England on his expedition to Guienne. In 1255 he was one of the guardians of Alexander III during the king's minority.

      In 1264, acting on the king's orders, he and the earls of Buchan attacked the western islands of Scotland, specifically to punish those who had urged King Haakon IV of Norway to invade Scotland. They killed some, expelled others, and returned with a great deal of plunder.

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