~1270, John born in Scotland, younger s/o 11817060. Sir John Comyn & 11817061. Alice de Roos.
~1290, Maud born in England.
1273-78, John’s father died; his older half-brother, also named John, the hier.
1279, John a minor when his older half-brother John of Badenoch [aka “Red Comyn”] gave him £20 of lands. [John’s older half-brother was a Guardian of the Maid of Norway, a supporter John Baliol against Robert Bruce, active in battles with England and King Edward I, eventually murdered on orders of Robert Bruce.]
4/27/1296, John fought for Scotland against King Edward I of England at the Battle of Dunbar with other family members and was captured. The prisoners were taken to the Tower in London.
7/30/1297, John Comyn of Badenagh [the younger] was released from prison with his brother [the elder] and nephew of the same name [son of Sir John Comyn, lord of Badenak] when they agreed to serve with the king in Flanders [against the French.] (S) CCRs.
8/23/1297, John and his fellow prisoners, including John de Baliol, King of Scotland, sent to Flanders in a fleet of 500 ships.
3/1298, After hearing of the victories of William Wallace, John’s older brother John and other scottish knights deserted in France and made there way to Paris. The French King provided them passage back to Scotland.
4/7/1302, John leased a pasture to the Abbot and Convent of Thorenton. (S) UKNA.
8/23/1305 in London, King Edward executed captured William Wallace [Brave Heart].
2/10/1306, John’s older brother John murdered in the church of the Friars Minors at Dumfres in Scotland. The elder John was meeting with Robert the Bruce at which time a fight broke out between the two groups. (S) Wars of the Bruces, McNamee, 1997, P28.
3/25/1306, Robert the Bruce had himself crowned king of Scotland at Scone.
11/6/1307, John Comyn, of Ulseby, acknowledges that he owes to William de Rasen, clerk, £12; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands in co. Lincoln. (S) CCRs.
~1310, John married Maud.
11/20/1312, The king granted the ferm of the manor of Mammesfeld, co. Nottingham, with the soke and ferm of Lyndeby and the mill of Carperton to John son of John Comyn as of the value of £54 14s. yearly, to hold in aid of his expenses and maintenance during the king's pleasure. (S) CCRs.
1313, John, lord of Ulseby, bore 3 gargs between as many trefoisl slipped. (S) Scotland’s Historic Heraldry, McAndrew, 2006, P45.
By 1318, Sir John, knt. of Ulseby, Lincolnshire, died. (S) See son Richard.
1332, Lady Maud had 2 brass pots stolen at Ulceby by Henry Staven.
(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P201. (S) Misc. Gen. & Heraldica 4th, Ser. 4, 1912, P70.
· Ulceby came through his mother’s family, 2nd wife of his father.
Children of John and Maud: [1 son, 1 daughter]
i. Robert Comyn, born ~? in England.
1/23/1319, IPM of Simon Scot. Lincoln: Ulseby. A messuage and a bovate of land were held of Robert son of John Comyn by service of 8s. yearly … (S) CIsPM.
1335, in Robert Comyn’s lawsuit, he identified himself as the son of John Comyn, who was the son of John Comyn, [Sr.], by Alice de Roos, d/o William de Ros of Helmsley.
ii. Isabel Comyn (2954265), born ~1315 in England.