People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

William (II), earl of Ross (d.1323)

Biography
son of William (d.1274); son was Hugh (d.1333)
Floruits
1275 × 1321
Related Place
Ross (province/earldom)
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William, earl of Ross, First seal
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William, earl of Ross, Counter Seal
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William, earl of Ross, Second Seal
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William, earl of Ross, Third Seal
Grantor Beneficiary relationships
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Date Short Summary Role Witnesses Source
unavailable Command to make war on chieftains of the Isles Addressee 3/20/5 (CDS, ii, no. 1631)
unavailable Concession of wardship of earldom of Sutherland (SUT) Grantor 3/20/8 (Suther., no. 9A)
unavailable Lease of lands of Dingwall and Ferintosh Beneficiary 3/20/5 (CDS, ii, no. 1631)
unavailable Grant of lands and tenements in Dingwall (ROS) and Ferincoskry (SUT) Beneficiary 3/20/9 (RPS, 1308/1)
unavailable Gift of three davochs in Ross (ROS) Grantor 3/90/9 (NRS, GD 93/1)
5 Feb. 1284 Obligation to acknowledge Margaret, the Maid of Norway, as legitimate heir of Alexander III Addressor 4/42/5 (Foedera, i, II, 638)
Tuesday 14 Mar. 1290 Confirmation of the Treaty of Salisbury Grantor 1/50/32 (Stevenson, Docs., i, no. 92)
Friday 17 Mar. 1290 Request that King Edward certify to the Guardians that a papal dispensation has been granted for marriage between Prince Edward and Lady Margaret Addressor 1/50/33 (Foedera, i, II, 730)
Thursday 20 Nov. 1292 Statement concerning oath of fealty performed by King John Balliol in the presence of 1/51/1 (Foedera, i, II, 781)
Thursday 20 Nov. 1292 Fealty performed by King John Balliol in the presence of 1/51/2 (Foedera, i, II, 781-2)
Thursday 20 Nov. 1292 Fealty performed by King John Balliol Sealer 1/51/2 (Foedera, i, II, 781-2)
1 May 1296 X 31 May 1296 ERA (Prisoners) Prisoner 5/3/0 (CDS, iv, no. 1768)
16 May 1296 List of prisoners taken at Dunbar Prisoner (Dunbar) 5/3/0 (CDS, ii, no. 742)
Wednesday 24 Jul. 1297 Letter commending the countess of Ross to King Edward I named person (transaction) 3/700/0 (Stevenson, Docs., ii, no. 456)
circa 25 Jul. 1297 Request that son of John del Ard be sent to assistance of constable of Urquhart named person (transaction) 5/7/0 (CDS, ii, no. 923)
25 Jul. 1297 Request to release earl of Ross named person (transaction) 5/7/0 (CDS, ii, no. 922)
6 Nov. 1297 ERA (Prisoners) Prisoner John of Droxford, keeper of wardrobe of King Edward I 5/1/0 (Stevenson, Docs., ii, no. 481)
1298 X 1299 Letter from Alexander Comyn to King Edward on events named person (transaction) 3/12/44 (CDS, v, no. 211)
1299 X 1311 Gift of barony of Redcastle in exchange for three named davochs in Ross (ROS) Beneficiary Béollán Beg; Bernard of Hadden; John, son of Christian MacGillon; John, son of Gilbert Cl[...]her; Martin, abbot of Fearn; Philip de Bothy (or Rothy?); William de Culenlis, clerk 3/90/9 (NRS, GD 93/1)
19 Sept. 1303 ERA undefined (transaction) 5/1/0 (CDS, ii, no. 1399c)
10 Oct. 1303 ERA undefined (transaction) 5/1/0 (CDS, ii, no. 1401)
circa 6 Dec. 1303 ERA undefined (transaction) 5/3/0 (CDS, ii, no. 1416)
1304 Petition to retain lands of Dingwall and Ferintosh Petitioner 3/20/5 (CDS, ii, no. 1631)
1304 Petition by the earl of Ross Petitioner 3/20/6 (CDS, ii, no. 1632)
1304 Petition to supersede order to deliver castle of Aboyne to Alexander Comyn named person (transaction) 3/11/28 (CDS, ii, no. 1633)
13 Apr. 1304 ERA undefined (transaction) 5/1/0 (CDS, v, no. 366)
13 Apr. 1304 ERA undefined (transaction) 5/1/0 (CDS, v, no. 365)
25 Apr. 1304 X 28 Feb. 1305 ERA undefined (transaction) 5/3/0 (CDS, ii, no. 1646)
20 Nov. 1305 X 19 Nov. 1306 ERA undefined (transaction) 5/3/0 (CDS, v, no. 472x)
20 Nov. 1305 X 19 Nov. 1306 ERA undefined (transaction) 5/3/0 (CDS, v, no. 472a)
20 Feb. 1306 X 7 Jul. 1307 ERA undefined (transaction) 5/3/0 (CDS, v, no. 492a)
4 Apr. 1306 * Command to William, earl of Ross, guardian of see of Caithness Addressee 1/27/0 (CDS, ii, no. 1752)
circa 1307 X circa 1308 Petition in reference to Robert de Brus's invasion of Ross, Sutherland and Caithness, etc. Addressor 3/20/7 (Suther., no. 9)
circa 1307 X circa 1308 Petition in reference to gift of ward of earldom of Sutherland (SUT) to his son John. Addressor 3/20/8 (Suther., no. 9A)
7 Jul. 1307 Petitions by William, earl of Ross to King Edward Petitioner 3/20/7 A (CDS, iv, App. I, no. 14)
13 Dec. 1307 * Request for nobles of Scotland to keep peace in realm and obey earl of Richmond Addressee 1/28/0 (CDS, iii, no. 29)
7 Apr. 1308 X 1 May 1308 ERA undefined (transaction) 5/3/0 (Barrow and Barnes, SHR 49, 57-59)
20 May 1308 * Request to remain in service Addressee 1/28/0 (CDS, iii, no. 43)
31 Oct. 1308 * Homage given to Robert Bruce Performer (submission, fealty, homage, oath) 3/20/9 (RPS, 1308/1)
31 Oct. 1308 * Obligation to be faithful to King Robert Addressor Bernard, abbot of Arbroath, chancellor; David Barclay, knight; John of Fenton, son of William of Fenton; John of Stirling of Moray, knight; Walter Barclay, knight; Walter Herok, dean of Moray; William Hay (IV), lord of Borthwick (son of John); William of Cresswell, chancellor of Moray; William Wiseman, knight (14C) 3/20/9 (RPS, 1308/1)
31 Oct. 1308 * Obligation to be faithful to King Robert Sealer Bernard, abbot of Arbroath, chancellor; David Barclay, knight; John of Fenton, son of William of Fenton; John of Stirling of Moray, knight; Walter Barclay, knight; Walter Herok, dean of Moray; William Hay (IV), lord of Borthwick (son of John); William of Cresswell, chancellor of Moray; William Wiseman, knight (14C) 3/20/9 (RPS, 1308/1)
16 Mar. 1309 Correspondence with King Philip IV concerning Holy Land and other matters Addressor 3/700/0 (APS, i, 459; RPS, 1309/1)
16 Mar. 1309 Correspondence with King Philip IV concerning Holy Land and other matters Sealer 3/700/0 (APS, i, 459; RPS, 1309/1)
12 Apr. 1312 X 29 Oct. 1312 Gift of earldom of Moray with various liberties (MOR) Neighbouring landholder Alexander Menzies, knight; Bernard, abbot of Arbroath, chancellor; Gilbert Hay (II), lord of Errol, constable (d.1333); Henry Cheyne, bishop of Aberdeen (d.1328×29); Henry Sinclair, knight (d.c.1330); Malcolm (II), earl of Lennox (d.1333); Robert Keith, marischal (d.1343); William of Lamberton, bishop of St Andrews (d.1328); William Sinclair, bishop of Dunkeld (d.1337) 1/53/26 (RRS, v, no. 389)
29 Oct. 1312 Renewal of treaty of Perth (i.e. Treaty of Inverness) Sealer 4/1/5 (RRS, v, no. 24)
5 Aug. 1321 Gift of Dingwall (ROS) with castle and burgh, and Ferincoskry (SUT) Beneficiary Bernard, abbot of Arbroath, chancellor; Edward of Keith, knight (d. 1346); Gilbert Hay (II), lord of Errol, constable (d.1333); Nicholas Hay (III), son of Gilbert Hay (II); William (III) de Munfichet (Muschet), knight; William Oliphant of Dupplin and Aberdalgie, knight (d.1329) 1/53/222 (RRS, v, no. 196)


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Date Short Summary Role Source
5 Feb. 1284 Lords (dominus) of various named barons (Tenurial & lordship relationship) object (relationship) 4/42/5 (Foedera, i, II, 638)
Tuesday 14 Mar. 1290 Lady (domina) of various men of the realm (Tenurial & lordship relationship) object (relationship) 1/50/32 (Stevenson, Docs., i, no. 92)
Tuesday 14 Mar. 1290 Lord (dominus) of various men of Scotland (Tenurial & lordship relationship) object (relationship) 1/50/32 (Stevenson, Docs., i, no. 92)
Friday 17 Mar. 1290 Lady (domina) of various named men of Scotland (Tenurial & lordship relationship) object (relationship) 1/50/33 (Foedera, i, II, 730)
25 Jul. 1297 Husband (maritus) of Euphemia, countess of Ross (Familial relationship) subject (relationship) 5/7/0 (CDS, ii, no. 922)
1298 X 1299 Lord (dominus) of Countess of Ross and Hugh her son (Tenurial & lordship relationship) subject (relationship) 3/12/44 (CDS, v, no. 211)
circa 1307 X circa 1308 Lord (dominus) of William, earl of Ross (d.1323) (Tenurial & lordship relationship) object (relationship) 3/20/7 (Suther., no. 9)
circa 1307 X circa 1308 Lord (dominus) of William, earl of Ross (d.1323) (Tenurial & lordship relationship) object (relationship) 3/20/8 (Suther., no. 9A)
circa 1307 X circa 1308 Son of William, earl of Ross (d.1323) (Familial relationship) object (relationship) 3/20/8 (Suther., no. 9A)
7 Jul. 1307 Lord (dominus) of William, earl of Ross (d.1323) (Tenurial & lordship relationship) object (relationship) 3/20/7 A (CDS, iv, App. I, no. 14)
7 Jul. 1307 Son of William, earl of Ross (d.1323) (Familial relationship) object (relationship) 3/20/7 A (CDS, iv, App. I, no. 14)
13 Dec. 1307 Son of William, earl of Ross (d.1323) (Familial relationship) object (relationship) 1/28/0 (CDS, iii, no. 29)
20 May 1308 Lieutenant of Unknown, guardian(s) of Scotland (Employment relationship) subject (relationship) 1/28/0 (CDS, iii, no. 43)
31 Oct. 1308 Son of William, earl of Ross (d.1323) (Familial relationship) object (relationship) 3/20/9 (RPS, 1308/1)
31 Oct. 1308 Heir of William, earl of Ross (d.1323) (Familial relationship) object (relationship) 3/20/9 (RPS, 1308/1)
31 Oct. 1308 Son of William, earl of Ross (d.1323) (Familial relationship) object (relationship) 3/20/9 (RPS, 1308/1)
31 Oct. 1308 Lord (dominus) of William, earl of Ross (d.1323) (Tenurial & lordship relationship) object (relationship) 3/20/9 (RPS, 1308/1)
16 Mar. 1309 Son of William, earl of Ross (d.1323) (Familial relationship) object (relationship) 3/700/0 (APS, i, 459; RPS, 1309/1)
16 Mar. 1309 Heir of William, earl of Ross (d.1323) (Familial relationship) object (relationship) 3/700/0 (APS, i, 459; RPS, 1309/1)
16 Mar. 1309 Lord (dominus) of various Scottish barons (Tenurial & lordship relationship) object (relationship) 3/700/0 (APS, i, 459; RPS, 1309/1)
5 Dec. 1315 Son of William earl of Ross [Familial relationship] object (relationship) 1/53/85 (RRS, v, no. 77)
5 Dec. 1315 Heir of William earl of Ross object (relationship) 1/53/85 (RRS, v, no. 77)
7 Dec. 1315 Son of William earl of Ross [Familial relationship] object (relationship) 1/53/86 (RRS, v, no. 78)
7 Dec. 1315 Heir of William earl of Ross [Tenurial & lordship relationship] None 1/53/86 (RRS, v, no. 78)


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Date Short Summary Source
10 Jan. 1275 X 8 Nov. 1291 Dominus (Lord/Sir) 3/414/14 (Moray Reg., C.O., no. 8 )
10 Jan. 1275 X 8 Nov. 1291 earl of Ross 3/414/14 (Moray Reg., C.O., no. 8 )
Friday 16 Sept. 1278 earl of Ross 3/93/4 (Beauly Chrs., no. 7)
16 Sept. 1278 X 2 Jul. 1296 earl of Ross 3/90/7 (Rose of Kilravock, 28-9)
16 Sept. 1278 X 2 Jul. 1296 ? knight 3/90/7 (Rose of Kilravock, 28-9)
16 Sept. 1278 X 2 Jul. 1296 Dominus (Lord/Sir) 3/90/7 (Rose of Kilravock, 28-9)
5 Feb. 1284 earl of Ross 4/42/5 (Foedera, i, II, 638)
10 Apr. 1288 X 27 Apr. 1296 earl of Ross 3/403/9 (Wemyss, ii, no. 3)
Friday 17 Mar. 1290 earl of Ross 1/50/33 (Foedera, i, II, 730)
Thursday 20 Nov. 1292 earl of Ross 1/51/1 (Foedera, i, II, 781)
Thursday 20 Nov. 1292 earl of Ross 1/51/2 (Foedera, i, II, 781-2)
23 Feb. 1293 earl of Ross 1/51/3 (Rot. Scot., i, 22)
21 Nov. 1295 earl of Ross 1/51/23 (ND, App., no. 78)
16 May 1296 earl of Ross 5/3/0 (CDS, ii, no. 742)
Wednesday 24 Jul. 1297 earl of Ross 3/700/0 (Stevenson, Docs., ii, no. 456)
circa 25 Jul. 1297 earl of Ross 5/7/0 (CDS, ii, no. 923)
6 Nov. 1297 earl of Ross 5/1/0 (Stevenson, Docs., ii, no. 481)
1298 X 1299 Dominus (Seigneur - Lord - Sir) 3/12/44 (CDS, v, no. 211)
1299 X 1311 Dominus (Seigneur - Lord - Sir) 3/90/9 (NRS, GD 93/1)
1299 X 1311 earl of Ross 3/90/9 (NRS, GD 93/1)
19 Sept. 1303 earl of Ross 5/1/0 (CDS, ii, no. 1399c)
10 Oct. 1303 earl of Ross 5/1/0 (CDS, ii, no. 1401)
1304 earl of Ross 3/20/5 (CDS, ii, no. 1631)
1304 earl of Ross 3/20/6 (CDS, ii, no. 1632)
1304 earl of Ross 3/11/28 (CDS, ii, no. 1633)
13 Apr. 1304 earl of Ross 5/1/0 (CDS, v, no. 365)
13 Apr. 1304 earl of Ross 5/1/0 (CDS, v, no. 366)
25 Apr. 1304 X 28 Feb. 1305 earl of Ross 5/3/0 (CDS, ii, no. 1646)
20 Feb. 1306 X 7 Jul. 1307 earl of Ross 5/3/0 (CDS, v, no. 492a)
4 Apr. 1306 earl of Ross 1/27/0 (CDS, ii, no. 1752)
4 Apr. 1306 guardian of see of Caithness 1/27/0 (CDS, ii, no. 1752)
circa 1307 X circa 1308 earl of Ross 3/20/7 (Suther., no. 9)
circa 1307 X circa 1308 earl of Sutherland 3/20/8 (Suther., no. 9A)
7 Jul. 1307 earl of Ross 3/20/7 A (CDS, iv, App. I, no. 14)
13 Dec. 1307 earl of Ross 1/28/0 (CDS, iii, no. 29)
7 Apr. 1308 X 1 May 1308 earl of Ross 5/3/0 (Barrow and Barnes, SHR 49, 57-59)
20 May 1308 earl of Ross 1/28/0 (CDS, iii, no. 43)
20 May 1308 lieutenant 1/28/0 (CDS, iii, no. 43)
31 Oct. 1308 earl of Ross 3/20/9 (RPS, 1308/1)
16 Mar. 1309 earl of Ross 1/53/6 (RRS, v, no. 5)
16 Mar. 1309 earl of Ross 3/700/0 (APS, i, 459; RPS, 1309/1)
20 Mar. 1309 earl of Ross 1/53/7 (RRS, v, no. 6)
7 Apr. 1312 earl of Ross 1/53/22 (RRS, v, no. 17)
12 Apr. 1312 earl of Ross 1/53/24 (RRS, v, no. 19)
12 Apr. 1312 X 29 Oct. 1312 earl of Ross 1/53/26 (RRS, v, no. 389)
29 Oct. 1312 Dominus (Seigneur - Lord - Sir) 4/1/5 (RRS, v, no. 24)
29 Oct. 1312 earl of Ross 4/1/5 (RRS, v, no. 24)
26 Feb. 1313 earl of Ross 1/53/33 (RRS, v, no. 28)
5 Dec. 1315 earl of Ross 1/53/85 (RRS, v, no. 77)
7 Dec. 1315 earl of Ross 1/53/86 (RRS, v, no. 78)


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circa 1307 X circa 1308 Earldom of Ross (ROS) Holder (possession) 3/20/7 (Suther., no. 9)
12 Apr. 1312 X 29 Oct. 1312 northern marches of Argyll (ARG) Holder (possession) 1/53/26 (RRS, v, no. 389)