Alexander Comyn, Earl of Buchan
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|Alexander Comyn, 2nd Earl Buchan|
|Born||Unknown (circa 1289)
Alexander Comyn, Earl of Buchan (d. 1289) was a Scoto-Norman magnate who was one of the most important figures in the 13th century Kingdom of Scotland. He was the son of William Comyn, jure uxoris Earl of Buchan, and Marjory, Countess of Buchan, the heiress of the last native Scottish Mormaer of Buchan, Fergus. During his long career, Alexander was Justiciar of Scotia (1253-55), Constable of Scotland (1275-89), Sheriff of Wigtown (1263-66), Sheriff of Dingwall (1264-66), Ballie of Inverie (in Knoydart) and finally, Guardian of Scotland (1286-89) during the first interregnum following the death of King Alexander III. He died sometime after July 10th, 1289.
Alexander had at least eight children with his wife, Elisabetha, daughter of Roger de Quincy:
- John, Alexander's successor as Earl of Buchan
- William, Provost of St. Mary's Church, St. Andrews
- Marjorie, m. Patrick Dunbar, 8th Earl of Dunbar
- Emma, m. Maol Íosa III, Earl of Strathearn
- Elisabetha, m. Gilbert de Umfraville, 1st Earl of Angus
A daughter, perhaps one not on the list, married Nicholas de Soules.
- Young, Alan, Robert the Bruce's Rivals: The Comyns, 1213-1314, (East Linton, 1997)
m. William Comyn
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