Sir John Comyn Knight
- Born: 1269, Badenoch, Inverness-shire, Scotland
- Marriage: Joan de Valence 141
- Died: 10 Feb 1306, Grey Friars, Dumfries, Dumfriesshire, Scotland at age 37
Noted events in his life were:
• Background Information. 141
Richard Talbot married, between 24 July 1326 and 23 March 1326/7, Elizabeth, 2nd daughter and (in 1316) coheir of John Comyn, Lord of Badenoch, by Joan, daughter of William de Valence, and sister and coheir of Aymer de Valence, Earl of Pembroke.
~Cokayne's Complete Peerage, 2nd Edition, Vol. XIIA, pp. 612-614
• Web Reference: John III Comyn From Wikipedia.
John III Comyn, Lord of Badenoch and Lord of Lochaber or John "the Red", also known simply as the Red Comyn (died 10 February 1306) was a Scottish nobleman who was an important figure in the Wars of Scottish Independence, and was Guardian of Scotland during the Second Interregnum 1296-1306. He is best known for having been stabbed to death by King Robert I of Scotland in Dumfries.
John III's father, John II Comyn, Lord of Badenoch, known as the Black Comyn, was one of the Competitors for the Crown of Scotland, claiming his descent from King Donald III of Scotland. His mother was Eleanor Balliol, eldest daughter of John de Balliol. The Red Comyn might thus be said to have combined two lines of royal descent, Celtic and Norman.
John III had, moreover, links with the royal house of England: in the early 1290s he married Joan de Valence, daughter of William de Valence, 1st Earl of Pembroke, an uncle of Edward I.
John married Joan de Valence, daughter of Guillaume de Valence Lord of Pembroke and Joan de Munchensy.141 (Joan de Valence was born in 1269 in Valence, Drome, Rhone-Alpes, France.)