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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Lord Richard Comyn

23634120. Lord Richard Comyn

~1190, Richard born in Scotland, s/o 47281480. Earl William Comyn & 47268241. Matilda Urquhart.

1212-33, Sir William Comyn, kt., earl of Buchan, witnessed  a charter of his son Richard Comyn concerning Carraw, Northumberland. (S) The Anglo-Norman Era in Scottish History, Barrow, 1980, P121.

12/6/1214, Alexander II succeeded King William I of Scotland.

6/19/1215 at Runnymede near Windsor, King John forced to agree to the terms of the Magna Carta.

Bef. 1226, Richard witnessed multiple charters of William de Bosco, chancellor of Scotand.

1233, Richard’s father died.

1237, Richard Cumin one of the signers of the Treaty of York. (S) POMS. [As was his brother John (d.1277) and half-brother Alexander (d.1289).]

1240, Richard witnessed a charter of Alexander III.

By 1243, Richard’s mother died; Richard’s half-brother Alexander succeeding as earl of Buchan.

1244, Alexander II of Scotland invaded north England.

12/1244, Richard was one of the guarantees of the treaty with England along with his brother Walter, earl of Mentieth, and his half-brother Alexander, earl of Buchan.

7/1249, Richard, of Badenoch, died.

(S) Scotland’s Historic Heraldry, McAndrew, 2006. (S) Chaloner’s Treatise of the Isle of Man, App. D. (S) The History of the Province of Moray, Shaw, 1827, P118.

Family notes:

·         1291, Grandson ‘dñi Johannis Comyn’ named ‘Johanni’ as son and heir of ‘Ricardo’ as son and heir of ‘Willelmo’ in his claim to the Scottish crown. (S) FMG.

Children of Richard and ?:

i. John Comyn (11817060), born ~1230 in Badenoch, Scotland.

ii. Sir Robert Comyn, born ? in England.

1306, Sir Robert killed with his nephew John “Red Comyn” at Dumfries.


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