Earliest attestation of William Comyn wherein he was definitely earl of Buchan (<em>RRS</em> ii, no. 522; 17 Aug., 1212×14). Note that William Comyn is not called justiciar, which may suggest a date earlier than ca. 1205, although this is merely a possibility. Note also that Adam son of Gilbert (son of Richer) was a tenant of William Comyn who held Blyth Bridge in PEB and married William’s sister (<em>Morton Reg.</em>, ii, no. 5). This charter came after both <em>Newb. Reg.</em>, nos. 7 & 8, and perhaps after the papal confirmation of Innocent III.