People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Margery, countess of Buchan (d.c.1244)

Biography
Margery or Margaret was the daughter and heiress of Fergus, earl of Buchan (d.×1214). In 1212, she married William Comyn (d.1233) and from them are descended the Comyn earls of Buchan. William and Marjory had three sons - Alexander (d.1289), William and Fergus - and three daughters: Idonea, who married Gilbert Hay, Agnes, who married Philip Meldrum, and Elizabeth, who married William, earl of Mar. From William's first wife are descended the Comyn lords of Badenoch. Margery died around 1244, at which point the earldom passed to her eldest son, Alexander. (Young, The Comyns, 14-30; J. Roberts, Lost Kingdoms, 50)
Floruits
1222 × 1236
Related Place
Buchan
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Date Short Summary Role Witnesses Source
unavailable Donation of church of Turriff (ABD) Grantor 1/6/479 (RRS, ii, no. 513)
unavailable Donation of half mark from St Monans (FIF) Grantor 3/12/27 (St A. Lib., 282-3)
unavailable *Gift of Margerie, countess of Buchan Grantor 1/53/54 (RRS, v, no. 48)
unavailable Renewal of donation by Fergus and concession of licence to build mill-pond Grantor 3/12/30 (Arb. Lib., no. 310)
9 Oct. 1211 X 1233 Obligation to pay half mark from land of St Monans (FIF) Consentor Adam de Cheket/Theket, clerk; Donald of Mar, knight (13C); Elias, chaplain (Buchan, 13C); Lindores Abbey (fd1190); Philip of Meldrum/Feodarg, knight; Robert Comyn, knight; Robert Mowat, knight, justiciar, sheriff of Forfar; Robert, prior of Lindores 3/12/7 (St A. Lib., 250)
9 Oct. 1211 X 1233 Confirmation of land of Kilmux (FIF) Consentor Adam de Cheket/Theket, clerk; Adam of Rule, clerk; Elias, chaplain (Buchan, 13C); German, prior of Restenneth (fl.1218-24×); Michael Mowat, sheriff of Inverness; Philip of Meldrum/Feodarg, knight; Ranulf/Ralph of Bunkle; Restenneth Priory; Robert Mowat, knight, justiciar, sheriff of Forfar 3/12/9 (St A. Lib., 251-2)
9 Oct. 1211 X 1233 Obligation to pay half mark from St Monans (FIF) Grantor Adam de Cheket/Theket, clerk; Donald of Mar, knight (13C); Elias, chaplain (Buchan, 13C); Lindores Abbey (fd1190); Philip of Meldrum/Feodarg, knight; Robert Comyn, knight; Robert Mowat, knight, justiciar, sheriff of Forfar; Robert, prior of Lindores 3/12/22 (St A. Lib., 252-3)
9 Oct. 1211 X 1233 Confirmation of church of Kennoway (FIF) Grantor Adam de Cheket/Theket, clerk; Adam of Rule, clerk; Elias, chaplain (Buchan, 13C); German, prior of Coldingham (fl.1260); Michael Mowat, sheriff of Inverness; Philip of Meldrum/Feodarg, knight; Ranulf/Ralph of Bunkle; Restenneth Priory; Robert Mowat, knight, justiciar, sheriff of Forfar 3/12/23 (St A. Lib., 253)
9 Oct. 1211 X 1233 Renewal of church of Kilrenny (FIF) Consentor 3/12/16 (Dryb. Lib., no. 18)
9 Oct. 1211 X 1233 Confirmation of Kilmux (FIF) Grantor Adam de Cheket/Theket, clerk; Adam of Rule, clerk; Cairell, son of Malcolm, judex (ANG/ KCD); Elias, chaplain (Buchan, 13C); German, prior of Restenneth (fl.1218-24×); John Sinclair; Ranulf/Ralph of Bunkle 3/12/24 (St A. Lib., 254)
1219 X 1233 Gift of land of Fechil on the Ythan (ABD) Consentor Adam, son of Earl Fergus of Buchan; John, son of Uhtred; Magnus, son of Earl Colban; Margery, countess of Buchan (d.c.1244); Merleswain, son of the earl of Buchan (early 13c); Nicholas, chaplain of William Comyn; Robert of Inverkeilor, chaplain of William Comyn; William of Slains, knight; William, son of Orm (Abernethy) (fl.1200s-10s), constable 3/12/18 (A.B. Ill., ii, 427-8)
2 Nov. 1220 X 22 Feb. 1222 Gift of the church of Bethelnie (Oldmeldrum, ABD), with a full toft in the villa of Bethelnie Grantor Alan de St Mary, chaplain of William Comyn; Alexander, abbot of Coupar Angus (fl.1209-40); Alexander, dean of Aberdeen (fl.1211×39); Andrew Murray, bishop of Moray (d.1242); Denis, dean of Angus and Forfar (fl.1211×14-1225×39); Geoffrey Crawford; John of Calder, clerk of Bishop Adam of Aberdeen; Malcolm, persona of Auchterless; Ralph Pantulf; Robert Mowat, knight, justiciar, sheriff of Forfar; Robert of Wilton (12/13C); Robert, abbot of Kinloss (fl.1220); William del Bois, chancellor (d.1232); William of Slains, knight 3/12/21 (Arb. Lib., no. 130)
1233 X 19 Nov. 1244 Renewal of donation of Earl Fergus, and grant of licence to build a mill-pond Grantor Hugh, chaplain of Countess Marjory; Hugh, clerk (Buchan); John of Berwick, master, clerk of Bishop Andrew of Moray; Philip of Meldrum/Feodarg, knight; Ralph del Bois, master (Aberdeen); Robert of the Wardrobe; Walter, clerk (earls of Buchan); William Telfer; William, chaplain of Countess Marjory 3/12/25 (Arb. Lib., no. 132)
3 Aug. 1236 Agreement between Arbroath Abbey and Marjory, countess of Buchan Party 2 4/20/30 (Arb. Lib., no. 227B)
3 Aug. 1236 * Quitclaim (agreement) of Braiklay (ABD) Party 2 4/20/30 (Arb. Lib., no. 227B)
3 Aug. 1236 * Quitclaim (agreement) of ‘Ordbothbachfyñ’ (ABD) Party 1 4/20/30 (Arb. Lib., no. 227B)
3/Aug/1236 Agreement between Arbroath Abbey and Marjory, countess of Buchan Party 2 2/71/9 (Arb. Lib., no. 227)
7 Jun. 1244 X 1289 Renewal of half mark from St Monans (FIF) Sicut Clause Gilbert or Gilla Brigte Scott, knight (fl.1244×89); James de Lascelles; John Crook, clerk; Philip of Meldrum/Feodarg, knight; Reginald Bustleir, master; Robert de Wauchope, knight; William Comyn, clerk, son of Earl William 3/12/27 (St A. Lib., 282-3)
1 Aug. 1251 Inspection of charters between Arbroath Abbey and its neighbours named person (transaction) 2/71/9 (Arb. Lib., no. 227)
1 Aug. 1259 X 19 Nov. 1270 Renewal of donation of Earl Fergus and concession of Countess Margaret Sicut Clause Henry of Denmuir, knight (fl.1260s-90); Malcolm Murray, knight; Reginald of Kinnear, knight; Robert de Wauchope, knight; Roger of Derby, precentor of Aberdeen (d.a.1270); Roger Paternoster, clerk; Serlo / Saer Seton, knight 3/12/30 (Arb. Lib., no. 310)


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Date Short Summary Role Source
9 Oct. 1211 X 1233 Wife (uxor) of William Comyn, earl of Buchan (d.1233)(Familial relationship) subject (relationship) 3/12/7 (St A. Lib., 250)
9 Oct. 1211 X 1233 Chaplain of Marjory, countess of Buchan (d.c.1244) (Employment relationship) object (relationship) 3/12/20 (Camb. Reg., xxx)
9 Oct. 1211 X 1233 Wife (uxor) of William Comyn, earl of Buchan (d.1233)(Familial relationship) subject (relationship) 3/12/9 (St A. Lib., 251-2)
9 Oct. 1211 X 1233 Wife (uxor) of William Comyn, earl of Buchan (d.1233) (Familial relationship) subject (relationship) 3/12/16 (Dryb. Lib., no. 18)
9 Oct. 1211 X 1233 Heir of Marjory, countess of Buchan (d.c.1244)(Familial relationship) object (relationship) 3/12/22 (St A. Lib., 252-3)
1219 X 1233 Bride/betrothed (f.) (sponsa) of William Comyn, earl of Buchan (d.1233) (Familial relationship) subject (relationship) 3/12/17 (A.B. Ill., ii, 426-7)
1219 X 1233 Wife (uxor) of William Comyn, earl of Buchan (d.1233) (Familial relationship) subject (relationship) 3/12/17 (A.B. Ill., ii, 426-7)
1219 X 1233 Wife (uxor) of William Comyn, earl of Buchan (d.1233) (Familial relationship) subject (relationship) 3/12/18 (A.B. Ill., ii, 427-8)
1219 X 1233 Daughter of Fergus, earl of Buchan (d.×1214) (Familial relationship) subject (relationship) 3/12/18 (A.B. Ill., ii, 427-8)
2 Nov. 1220 X 22 Feb. 1222 Bride/betrothed (f.) (sponsa) of William Comyn, earl of Buchan (d.1233)(Familial relationship) subject (relationship) 3/12/21 (Arb. Lib., no. 130)
1233 X 19 Nov. 1244 Father of Marjory, countess of Buchan (d.c.1244)(Familial relationship) object (relationship) 3/12/25 (Arb. Lib., no. 132)
1233 X 19 Nov. 1244 Chaplain of Marjory, countess of Buchan (d.c.1244)(Employment relationship) object (relationship) 3/12/25 (Arb. Lib., no. 132)
1233 X 19 Nov. 1244 Chaplain of Marjory, countess of Buchan (d.c.1244)(Employment relationship) object (relationship) 3/12/25 (Arb. Lib., no. 132)
3 Aug. 1236 X circa 1247 Bride/betrothed (f.) (sponsa) of William Lindsay (IV), son of Walter (III) (d.c.1247) (Familial relationship) subject (relationship) 3/350/24 (A.B. Ill., iv, 4 )
7 Jun. 1244 X 1289 Mother of Alexander Comyn, earl of Buchan (d.1289)(Familial relationship) subject (relationship) 3/12/27 (St A. Lib., 282-3)
1 Aug. 1259 X 19 Nov. 1270 Mother of Alexander Comyn, earl of Buchan (d.1289)(Familial relationship) subject (relationship) 3/12/30 (Arb. Lib., no. 310)
15 Feb. 1315 Bride/betrothed (f.) (sponsa) of William Comyn earl of Buchan (d. 1233) [Familial relationship] subject (relationship) 1/53/54 (RRS, v, no. 48)


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1219 X 1233 Gift of lands of Barry (BNF) Pro anima 3/12/17 (A.B. Ill., ii, 426-7)
3 August 1236 X circa 1247 Gift of 16s. annually from barony in villa of Berwick (BWK) Pro salute 3/350/24 (A.B. Ill., iv, 4 )