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Alexander de Abernethy

Male Aft 1272 - 1317  (< 41 years)


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  • Name Alexander de Abernethy  [1
    Born Aft 1272  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died Between 1315 and 1317  [2
    Alternate death Bef 1316  [1
    Person ID I27290  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of GFS, Ancestor of JMF, Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 24 Jun 2020 

    Father Hugh de Abernethy,   d. Between 28 Jun 1291 and 10 Feb 1292 
    Mother Mary of Argyll, Queen of Man,   d. Between 28 Sep 1300 and 10 Oct 1303 
    Family ID F16379  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
    +1. Margaret Abernethy,   d. Aft 1369
    +2. Mary Abernethy,   b. Abt 1295,   d. Bef 19 Nov 1355  (Age ~ 60 years)
    Last Modified 23 Jun 2020 
    Family ID F16290  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "He opposed Bruce in the War of Independence, deserting the national party, perhaps, as Lord Saltoun suggests, on account of the enmity of many of the Scottish nobles which his father's crime had provoked. He became liegeman to Edward I, by whom he was favoured and trusted, and to whose interests, and those of his son, Edward II, he steadfastly adhered during his life. When Robert the Bruce succeeded in establishing his authority as Scottish King, the possessions of Sir Alexander Abernethy were declared to be forfeited, and he became to all intents an Englishman. He was afterwards largely employed by the English King in his diplomatic service he was on several occasions sent as ambassador to France, and in 1313 visited the Papal Court in the same capacity. His death probably took place shortly after 1315, in which year he witnessed a charter granted by the Countess of Atholl, and before 1317. His wife's name is unknown." [The Scots Peerage, citation details below]

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

    2. [S800] The Scots Peerage, Founded on Wood's Edition of Sir Robert Douglas's Peerage of Scotland, Containing an Historical and Genealogical Account of the Nobility of That Kingdom. Ed. James Balfour Paul. Edinburgh: David Douglas, 1904-1914.