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William of Ross

Male - Abt 1274


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  • Name William of Ross 
    Gender Male 
    Died Abt 18 May 1274  [1
    Person ID I27300  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 21 Mar 2020 

    Father Farquhar Mactaggart,   d. Abt 1251 
    Family ID F16298  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jean Comyn 
    Children 
    +1. William Ross,   d. 28 Jan 1323, Delny, Ross-shire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 21 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F16297  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 2nd Earl of Ross.

      "He married Jean, daughter of William Comyn, earl of Buchan, and supported his brother-in-law Walter Comyn, earl of Menteith, during the minority of Alexander III. But when Alexander began to rule in person in the early 1260s, and resumed his father's efforts to extend royal power into the west of Scotland, William was active on the king's behalf. In 1262 he was one of the leaders of a force which ravaged Skye, and in the aftermath of the following year's unsuccessful expedition by the king of Norway appears to have been given custody of Skye and Lewis." [Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, citation details below]

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