People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Walter Comyn, earl of Menteith (d.1258)

Biography
Walter Comyn was the second known son of William Comyn (d.1233) and first wife. Walter had three brothers: Richard (d. 1244×9), David (who married Isabel de Valognes), and William, a clerk, and one sister, Jean (who married William of Ross, 2nd earl of Ross). He also had three half-brothers from his father's second marriage to Marjory of Buchan: Alexander Comyn, earl of Buchan (d.1289) (who married Elizabeth de Quincy), William and Fergus, and three half-sisters, Idonea (who married Gilbert de la Hay), Agnes (who married Philip Meldrum), and Elizabeth (who married William, earl of Mar). Walter Comyn became earl of Menteith on his marriage to Isabella, daughter and heir of Maurice, earl of Menteith, between 30 June 1233 and 9 January 1234. Between 1229 and 1234 Walter was given the lordship of Badenoch by Alexander II and around 1238 founded the Augustinian prior of Inchmahome, on the Lake of Menteith. He died in late October or early November 1258 after falling from his horse. A. Young, 'Walter Comyn, earl of Menteith', ODNB, xii, 908-10; [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/6049]
Floruits
1213 × 1258
Related Place
earldom of Menteith
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Date Short Summary Role Witnesses Source
unavailable Gift of Cardney (PER) Beneficiary 3/529/4 (NLS, Ch. 6004)
unavailable Gift of the villa of Laurence (Lauriston, KCD) Grantor 3/549/5 (Arb. Lib., no. 309)
unavailable Gift of half a stone of wax at Montrose Fair named person (transaction) Henry of Stirling, son of Earl David; Hugh, marischal (ANG); Michael of Straiton; Nicholas of Inverpeffer; Roger of Balcathie 3/19/2 (Arb. Lib., no. 309)
unavailable Statement concerning the charge against John Russell and Isabella of poisoning Walter Comyn named person (transaction) 2/145/26 (Theiner, no. 237)
circa 1212 X 4 Dec. 1214 Gift of stone of wax or 4s. Grantor Hervey of Kinross; Patrick Baru ; Robert, bishop of Ross (d.1249) 3/167/5 (Scone Lib., no. 98)
15 Jun. 1220 Statement concerning Alexander II's marriage named person (transaction) 1/7/51 (RRS, iii, no. 51)
12 May 1223 X 9 Jan. 1234 Agreement between (i) Andrew, bishop of Moray, and (ii) Walter Comyn Party 2 4/16/9 (Moray Reg., no. 76)
12 May 1223 X 9 Jan. 1234 Agreement between (i) Andrew, bishop of Moray, and (ii) Walter Comyn Sealer 4/16/9 (Moray Reg., no. 76)
12 May 1223 X 9 Jan. 1234 *Quitclaim of all that the bishop of Moray customarily received from the land of Badenoch (INV) Beneficiary 4/16/9 (Moray Reg., no. 76)
12 May 1223 X 9 Jan. 1234 *Grant of one davoch of land at Laggan (INV) and the land on which the church of Laggan stands, and another davoch at Insh (INV), and the land where the church of Insh stands Grantor 4/16/9 (Moray Reg., no. 76)
12 May 1223 X 9 Jan. 1234 *Gift of 6 acres of land about the church of Kingussie (INV) in which the church stands Grantor 4/16/9 (Moray Reg., no. 76)
9 Aug. 1232 X 2 Feb. 1233 Statement concerning gift by Isabel, countess of Atholl, of land of Murthly (PER) Addressor 3/19/1 (C.A. Rent., 333, no. 34)
11 Feb. 1233 X Nov. 1258 Confirmation of gift conferred by Sir Alexander of Stirling Grantor 3/19/2 (Arb. Lib., no. 309)
1234 Agreement between (i) Andrew, bishop of Moray and (ii) Walter Comyn, earl of Menteith, over certain portions of land pertaining to the church of Kincardine (INV) Party 2 Alan, monk, brother (Moray); Alexander of Stirling, son of Patrick; Alexander Ruffus; Fearchar, earl of Ross (d.1251); Fearchar, son of Seth ; Merleswain, son of the earl of Buchan (early 13c); Michael Mowat, sheriff of Inverness; Unknown, abbot of Iona; William Prat, sheriff of Aberdeen 4/15/9 (Moray Reg., no. 85)
1234 Agreement between (i) Andrew, bishop of Moray and (ii) Walter Comyn, earl of Menteith, over certain portions of land pertaining to the church of Kincardine (INV) Sealer Alan, monk, brother (Moray); Alexander of Stirling, son of Patrick; Alexander Ruffus; Fearchar, earl of Ross (d.1251); Fearchar, son of Seth ; Merleswain, son of the earl of Buchan (early 13c); Michael Mowat, sheriff of Inverness; Unknown, abbot of Iona; William Prat, sheriff of Aberdeen 4/15/9 (Moray Reg., no. 85)
1237 Statement concerning Treaty of York (1237) Addressor 1/7/266 (RRS, iii, no. 259)
Friday 25 Sept. 1237 Agreement between kings of England and Scotland (Treaty of York) named person (transaction) Amaury de St Amand ; Atho, master, clerk of the legate; Bartholomew Peche ; Duncan, earl of Mar (d.1242×44); Fearchar, earl of Ross (d.1251); Gilbert de Umfraville (d.1245); Gilbert Marshal, earl of Pembroke; H. Painel ; Hugh de Vivonne ; John de Lacy, earl of Lincoln (d.1240); John du Plessis, earl of Warwick; John of Lexington ; John, son of Geoffrey; Máel Domnaig, earl of Lennox (d. by 1265); Malcolm, earl of Angus (d.1236×42); Patrick (II), earl of Dunbar (d.1248); Peter de Bordeaux, master; Peter de Mauley; Ralph de Tany; Ralph Neville, bishop of Chichester, chancellor (d.1244); Richard Gray ; Richard, earl of Cornwall and count of Poitou (d.1272); Richard, son of Hugh (13C); Robert of Roos (III) of Wark (d.c.1270); Robert, earl of Strathearn (1223-45); Roger Bertram (II) (d.1242); Roger de Quincy, earl of Winchester (d.1264); Simon de Montfort (d.1265); Stephen of Seagrave, knight (d.1241); Thomas Furnival; Unknown, earl of Atholl (Patrick?); W. de Say ; W. of Lancaster ; Walter de Cantilupe, bishop of Worcester (d.1265); Walter Gray, archbishop of York (d.1255); Walter Mauclerc, bishop of Carlisle; William de Ferrers, earl of Derby (d.1254); William de Forz, count of Aumale (d.1241); William Gernun ; William Longespée (d.1250); William of Bondington, bishop of Glasgow (d.1258); William of Roos of Hamelake (d.1264); William of Savoy, bishop of Valence (d.1239); William Warenne, earl of Surrey (d.1240) 4/1/2 (A-S Relations, no. 7)
1 Jul. 1238 Settlement of case between Clement, bishop of Dunblane and Walter Comyn, earl of Menteith Party 2 Gilbert of Stirling, bishop of Aberdeen (d.1239); Matthew of Aberdeen, master, archdeacon of Glasgow; Peter Ramsay, bishop of Aberdeen (d.1256); Peter, abbot of Cambuskenneth (fl.1235-40); Philip, abbot of Scone (fl.1230-42); Ralph of Lamley, bishop of Aberdeen (d.1247); Unknown, abbot of Inchaffray; William Lindsay, dean of Glasgow (d.p.1246/7) 4/32/78 (Inchaff. Lib., no. 11)
1 Jul. 1238 * Concession (agreement) of permission to build religious house at Inchmahome Party 2 4/32/78 (Inchaff. Lib., no. 11)
1 Jul. 1238 * Assignment (agreement) of churches of Leny and Inchmahome (STL) Party 2 4/32/78 (Inchaff. Lib., no. 11)
1 Jul. 1238 * Gift (agreement) of church of Kippen (STL) Party 2 4/32/78 (Inchaff. Lib., no. 11)
1 Jul. 1238 * Quitclaim (agreement) of right in church of Callander (STL) Party 2 4/32/78 (Inchaff. Lib., no. 11)
1244 Concession and promise to keep peace named person (transaction) 1/7/306 (RRS, iii, no. 299)
8 Dec. 1244 X 1245 Statement concerning oaths taken by Patrick, earl of Dunbar and Walter Comyn concerning an attack in Ireland against king of England's land Accused 4/42/1 (CDS, i, no. 2671)
8 Dec. 1244 X 1245 Statement of jurors for Earl Patrick of Dunbar and Earl Walter Comyn of Menteith Accused 4/42/1 A (CDS, i, no. 2672)
17 Dec. 1253 Statement that Smeaton (MLO) belonged to Dunfermline Abbey Addressor 4/37/3 (Dunf. Reg., no. 83)
20 Sept. 1255 X Statement concerning change in Scottish council named person (transaction) 1/26/13 (A-S Relations, no. 10)
20 Sept. 1255 Announcement of change in Scottish council named person (transaction) 1/8/23 (RRS, iv, no. 22)
4 Feb. 1257 Request to have faith in letter bearers Robert de Stuteville and Adam of Morham regarding certain complaints king has against earls of Menteith, Buchan, Mar, John Comyn named person (transaction) Patrick (III), earl of Dunbar (d.1289) 1/8/25 (RRS, iv, no. 24)
18 Mar. 1258 Agreement of mutual confederation and friendship between men of Scotland and Wales; that they shall not make peace with king of England without mutual consent and agreement Addressor 4/42/2 (Foedera, i, I, 370)
6 Nov. 1258 Satement concerning government of kingdom of Scotland named person (transaction) 1/26/22 (Foedera, i, I, 378)


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circa 1212 X 4 Dec. 1214 Son of William Comyn, earl of Buchan (d.1233) (Familial relationship) subject (relationship) 3/167/5 (Scone Lib., no. 98)
15 Jun. 1220 Baron of Alexander II, king of Scots (d.1249)(Tenurial & lordship relationship) subject (relationship) 1/7/51 (RRS, iii, no. 51)
Jan. 1224 X 1233 Sons of William Comyn, earl of Buchan (d.1233) (Familial relationship) object (relationship) 3/12/19 (NLS, Ch. 15532)
1233 X Nov. 1258 Lord (dominus) of Alexander of Stirling, son of Patrick (Tenurial & lordship relationship) subject (relationship) 3/549/5 (Arb. Lib., no. 309)
11 Feb. 1233 X Nov. 1258 Fidelis (sworn man) of Walter Comyn, earl of Menteith (d.1258) (Tenurial & lordship relationship) object (relationship) 3/19/2 (Arb. Lib., no. 309)
1244 Fidelis (sworn man) of Alexander II, king of Scots (d.1249)(Tenurial & lordship relationship) subject (relationship) 1/7/306 (RRS, iii, no. 299)
18 Mar. 1258 Nuncius (messenger) of Walter Comyn, earl of Menteith (d.1258) (Employment relationship) object (relationship) 4/42/2 (Foedera, i, I, 370)
6 Nov. 1258 Lady (domina) of Walter Comyn, earl of Menteith (d.1258)(Tenurial & lordship relationship) object (relationship) 1/26/22 (Foedera, i, I, 378)
6 Nov. 1258 Lord (dominus) of Walter Comyn, earl of Menteith (d.1258)(Tenurial & lordship relationship) object (relationship) 1/26/22 (Foedera, i, I, 378)
2 Jan. 1264 Man [husband] (vir) of Isabel, countess of Menteith (Familial relationship) subject (relationship) 2/145/26 (Theiner, no. 237)


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Date Short Summary Source
15 Jun. 1220 baron 1/7/51 (RRS, iii, no. 51)
19 Mar. 1231 X circa 2 Feb. 1233 Dominus (Lord/Sir) 3/11/13 (C.A. Rent., 332, no. 32)
19 Mar. 1231 X circa 2 Feb. 1233 Dominus (Lord/Sir) 3/11/11 (C.A. Chrs, no. 39)
19 Mar. 1231 X circa 2 Feb. 1233 Dominus (Lord/Sir) 3/11/12 (C.A. Rent., 332, no. 30)
19 Mar. 1231 X circa 2 Feb. 1233 earl of Menteith 3/11/12 (C.A. Rent., 332, no. 30)
9 Aug. 1232 X 2 Feb. 1233 earl of Menteith 3/19/1 (C.A. Rent., 333, no. 34)
1233 X 1241 earl of Menteith 1/7/214 (RRS, iii, no. 207)
1233 X Nov. 1258 earl of Menteith 3/549/5 (Arb. Lib., no. 309)
11 Feb. 1233 X Nov. 1258 earl of Menteith 3/19/2 (Arb. Lib., no. 309)
11 Feb. 1233 X Nov. 1258 earl of Menteith 3/19/2 (Arb. Lib., no. 309)
30 Jun. 1233 X 1241 earl of Menteith 1/7/285 (RRS, iii, no. 278)
1234 earl of Menteith 4/15/9 (Moray Reg., no. 85)
9 Jan. 1234 earl of Menteith 1/7/210 (RRS, iii, no. 203)
11 Jun. 1234 earl of Menteith 1/7/217 (RRS, iii, no. 210)
6 Sept. 1234 earl of Menteith 1/7/219 (RRS, iii, no. 212)
25 Dec. 1234 earl of Menteith 1/7/221 (RRS, iii, no. 214)
21 Apr. 1235 earl of Menteith 1/7/225 (RRS, iii, no. 218)
7 Jul. 1235 earl of Menteith 1/7/233 (RRS, iii, no. 226)
10 Aug. 1235 earl of Menteith 1/1000/77 (RRS, iii, no. 203)
13 Oct. 1235 earl of Menteith 1/7/236 (RRS, iii, no. 229)
7 Dec. 1235 earl of Menteith 1/7/237 (RRS, iii, no. 230)
7 Apr. 1236 earl of Menteith 1/7/244 (RRS, iii, no. 237)
8 Apr. 1236 earl of Menteith 1/7/246 (RRS, iii, no. 239)
20 Apr. 1236 earl of Menteith 1/7/248 (RRS, iii, no. 241)
22 Jul. 1236 earl of Menteith 1/7/252 (RRS, iii, no. 245)
23 Jul. 1236 earl of Menteith 1/7/253 (RRS, iii, no. 246)
11 Sept. 1236 earl of Menteith 1/7/257 (RRS, iii, no. 250)
27 Dec. 1236 earl of Menteith 1/7/261 (RRS, iii, no. 254)
1237 earl of Menteith 1/7/266 (RRS, iii, no. 259)
8 Feb. 1237 earl of Menteith 1/7/262 (RRS, iii, no. 255)
8 Feb. 1237 earl of Menteith 1/7/263 (RRS, iii, no. 256)
Friday 25 Sept. 1237 earl of Menteith 4/1/2 (A-S Relations, no. 7)
20 Oct. 1237 earl of Menteith 1/7/267 (RRS, iii, no. 260)
23 Oct. 1237 earl of Menteith 1/7/268 (RRS, iii, no. 261)
1238 X 12 May 1250 Dominus (Lord/Sir) 3/529/4 (NLS, Ch. 6004)
1238 X 12 May 1250 earl of Menteith 3/529/4 (NLS, Ch. 6004)
4 Mar. 1238 earl of Menteith 1/7/271 (RRS, iii, no. 264)
1 Jul. 1238 earl of Menteith 4/32/78 (Inchaff. Lib., no. 11)
23 Feb. 1239 earl of Menteith 1/7/275 (RRS, iii, no. 268)
11 Jan. 1241 earl of Menteith 1/7/290 (RRS, iii, no. 283)
5 Feb. 1241 earl of Menteith 1/7/281 (RRS, iii, no. 274)
18 Jul. 1241 earl of Menteith 1/7/284 (RRS, iii, no. 277)
1242 X 3 Jul. 1247 Dominus (Lord/Sir) 3/11/15 (C.A. Rent., 332, no. 31)
1242 X 3 Jul. 1247 earl of Menteith 3/11/16 (C.A. Rent., 332-3, no. 33)
1 Mar. 1242 X 31 Mar. 1244 earl of Menteith 1/7/308 (RRS, iii, no. 344)
8 Apr. 1242 X 8 Jul. 1249 Dominus (Lord/Sir) 3/94/2 (Glas. Reg., no. 150)
15 Jul. 1242 earl of Menteith 1/7/293 (RRS, iii, no. 286)
9 Jun. 1243 earl of Menteith 1/7/298 (RRS, iii, no. 291)
10 Nov. 1243 earl of Menteith 1/7/299 (RRS, iii, no. 292)
1244 earl of Menteith 1/7/306 (RRS, iii, no. 299)


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8 April 1242 X 8 July 1249 Gift of land of 'Ingoliston' (PEB) Pro anima 3/94/2 (Glas. Reg., no. 150)

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Date Short Summary Source
16 May, 1212 X 1214 Confirmation of half ploughgate of land in Oldcambus 1/6/487 (RRS, ii, no. 521)
19 January 1213 Gift of churches of Inverboyndie (BNF) and Banff (BNF) 1/6/477 (RRS, ii, no. 511)
25 February 1213 Renewal of various possessions given by the king 1/6/479 (RRS, ii, no. 513)
28 February 1213 Gift of 20 marks 1/6/480 (RRS, ii, no. 514)
6 December 1213 Agreement between Maurice, earl of Menteith and Maurice his younger brother 4/26/4 (Menteith, no. 7)
17 February 1215 Renewal of possessions of Arbroath Abbey 1/7/6 (RRS, iii, no. 6)
27 February 1215 Renewal of rights and liberties to burgesses of Aberdeen 1/7/7 (RRS, iii, no. 7)
20 March 1215 Renewal of rights and liberties 1/7/12 (RRS, iii, no. 12)
6 April 1215 Renewal of donations given to North Berwick Priory 1/7/17 (RRS, iii, no. 17)
28 June, 1215 X 1219 Succession of Coultra (FIF), Balmerino (FIF) and Ballindard (Grange, FIF) 1/7/23 (RRS, iii, no. 23)
23 July 1215 Renewal of the Glasgow Fair 1/7/25 (RRS, iii, no. 25)
23 July, 1215 X 1221 Renewal of concession to have burgh at Glasgow 1/7/26 (RRS, iii, no. 26)
5 March, 1217 X 1219 Renewal of Errol (PER) 1/7/32 (RRS, iii, no. 32)
5 March, 1217 X 1219 Renewal of agreement between William Malveisin and David Hay 1/7/33 (RRS, iii, no. 33)
27 December, 1218 X 1220 Concession of land and woods in Kingoldrumshire (ANG) in forest 1/7/54 (RRS, iii, no. 54)
5 January, 1220 X 1221 Confirmation of gifts to Inchaffray Priory (or Abbey) 1/7/56 (RRS, iii, no. 56)
6 October, 1220 X 1221 Confirmation of land in territory of Kirriemuir (ANG) 1/7/64 (RRS, iii, no. 64)
5 April 1223 Succession of Glenduckie (FIF) and Balmeadie (FIF) 1/7/81 (RRS, iii, no. 79)
29 May 1223 Confirmation of agreement between Newbattle and Holyrood Abbeys 1/7/86 (RRS, iii, no. 84)
9 December 1223 Confirmation of land given to Coldingham Priory 1/7/89 (RRS, iii, no. 87)
26 December 1223 Concession of right to have lands and woods of Dumbarrow and Conon (ANG) in forest 1/7/91 (RRS, iii, no. 89)
January 1224 X 1233 Gift of fourth part of Drumry in Lennox (DNB) 3/12/19 (NLS, Ch. 15532)
22 June 1224 Renewal of one and half chalders of salt from teinds of saltpans 1/7/93 (RRS, iii, no. 91)
5 September 1224 Confirmation of fish-trap on River Leven (DNB) 1/7/97 (RRS, iii, no. 95)
7 October 1224 Confirmation of 'Flemingstoun' 1/7/99 (RRS, iii, no. 97)
12 February 1226 Renewal of possessions (specified) 1/7/116 (RRS, iii, no. 113)
27 March 1226 Confirmation of quitclaim of rights to church of Kirkintilloch (DNB) 1/7/120 (RRS, iii, no. 117)
14 April 1226 Confirmation of Strathendry (FIF) 1/7/123 (RRS, iii, no. 120)
13/Aug/1226 Gift of teinds of rents of Auchterarder (PER) 1/7/128 (RRS, iii, no. 125)
18 August 1226 Concession of various privileges 1/7/130 (RRS, iii, no. 127)
20 July 1227 Concession of freedom from toll 1/7/135 (RRS, iii, no. 132)
September 1227 Renewal of possessions given to Dunfermline Abbey 1/7/138 (RRS, iii, no. 135)
12 April 1228 Concession of freedom from toll 1/7/139 (RRS, iii, no. 136)
16 April 1228 Confirmation of half fish-trap in River Leven (DNB) 1/7/141 (RRS, iii, no. 138)
16 April 1228 Confirmation of Dalmonach ( DNB) 1/7/142 (RRS, iii, no. 139)
8 July 1228 Confirmation of agreement between Holyrood Abbey and Ingram Balliol 1/7/144 (RRS, iii, no. 141)
10 March 1229 Gift of Tynedale in marriage 1/7/151 (RRS, iii, no. 148)
18 March 1229 Gift of fourth part of Dunscore in Nithsdale (DMF) 1/7/152 (RRS, iii, no. 149)
25 May 1229 Confirmation of church of Redgorton (ANG) 1/7/155 (RRS, iii, no. 152)
30 April 1230 Gift of 20 marks yearly 1/7/163 (RRS, iii, no. 159)
28 May 1230 Confirmation of donations made by Walter Stewart 1/7/164 (RRS, iii, no. 160)
9 January 1231 Confirmation of oxen 1/7/169 (RRS, iii, no. 165)
19 March 1231 X circa 2 February 1233 Renewal of the gift of Tulach 3/11/11 (C.A. Chrs, no. 39)
19 March 1231 X circa 2 February 1233 Confirmation of lands of Invervack (PER) 3/11/12 (C.A. Rent., 332, no. 30)
19 March 1231 X circa 2 February 1233 Charter (gift?) of lands of Murthly (PER) 3/11/13 (C.A. Rent., 332, no. 32)
1233 X 1241 Foundation of Balmerino Abbey 1/7/214 (RRS, iii, no. 207)
4 February 1233 Confirmation of land in territory of Maxton (ROX) 1/7/189 (RRS, iii, no. 185)
30 June 1233 Gift of unspecified land (in Callendar, STL?) 1/7/201 (RRS, iii, no. 194)
30 June 1233 X 1241 Gift of demesnes at Rait and Kinfauns, in Gowrie (PER), at perpetual ferme 1/7/285 (RRS, iii, no. 278)
9 January 1234 Gift of land of Callendar (STL) in feu ferme 1/7/210 (RRS, iii, no. 203)