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William Comyn Earl of Buchan
Sara Fitz Hugh
(Abt 1175-)
Richard Comyn Lord Badenoch
Sir John Comyn Knight
(1223-After 1273)


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Sir John Comyn Knight

  • Born: 1223, Badenoch, Inverness-shire, Scotland
  • Marriage: Alicia 1256
  • Died: After 1273, Badenoch, Inverness-shire, Scotland 1256

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• Background Information. 871
Sir John I, "the Red Comyn," who was certainly the son of Richard Comyn, both according to the testimony of his son the Competitor and also of Wyntoun [Wyntoun's Originall Chron. ed. 1872, ii. 311], was a man of great influence and a might baron of his day. He is referred to in 1252 as 'Rufus' or the "Red" Comyn, nephew of Alexander, afterwards Earl of Buchan [Fordun Goodall, ii. 73], and he may not then have succeeded to his father. But he was probably in possession before July 1249 [Ct. Cal. of Docs., i. 1763]. On the death of his uncle Walter in 1258, without surviving issue, he succeeded to the lordship of Badenoch, and became the head of his family, then perhaps the most powerful in Scotland; at one period Fordun says, there were no fewer than three Earls and thirty-two Knights of that name. He was appointed Justicar of Galloway before 18 March 1258/9. On 8 Feb 1261/2, he received from King Henry III, a confirmation of a grant made of the lands in Tynedale to Richard his great-grandfather, and Hextilda his wife. The surname of his wife is not known, but her Christian name was Alicia as appears from a charter granting her and her husband free warren in all their demesne land of Ulseby in Lincolnshire. She survived him, and married again another Comyn. Sir John died after 1273.

~The Scots Peerage, Vol. I, pp. 507-508

John married Alicia.1256

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