People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Thomas, earl of Mar (d. 1373x74)

Biography
Thomas was the son of Donald, earl of Mar and an Isabel Stewart, thought to be the daughter of Alexander Stewart of Bunkle. Thomas was probably born c.1330 and may, for a while, have been in the care of his English stepfather William Carsewell (Isabel’s third husband). Nothing else is known of his childhood and he next appeared as an adult earl of Mar on 15 May 1350, witnessing a charter by David II. In 1357 he was a hostage for the payment of David II's ransom but had returned to Scotland by 1358 where he briefly occupied the office of chamberlain 1358-9. On 24 February 1360 he concluded an agreement for military service with Edward III, excepting his allegiance to the king of Scots. It may have been as a reaction to this arrangement that David II mounted a siege of Mar’s fortress of Kildrummy in 1361, installed a new keeper, and imposed a large fine on Earl Thomas. Kildrummy was returned to the earl before August 1368. He died in early 1377. Thomas was twice married. The first match was with Margaret, daughter of John Graham, earl of Menteith. He divorced Graham and then married Margaret Stewart, eldest daughter of Thomas Stewart, earl of Angus who outlived him. Neither marriage produced children and on Thomas’ death the earldom and title passed to his sister Margaret and her husband, William, earl of Douglas. https://doi-org.ezproxy.is.ed.ac.uk/10.1093/ref:odnb/18021
Floruits
1350 × 1368

Total number of associated factoids: 158

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Date Short Summary Role Witnesses Source
unavailable Resignation of barony of Terregles (DMF) Grantor 1/54/459 (RMS, i, no. 192)
unavailable Gift of 'Cruthyeristoun' in Garioch (ABD) Grantor 1/54/568 (RRS, vi, no. 404)
unavailable Gift of ten poundlands in barony of Clova (ANG) Grantor 1/54/338 (RMS, i, no. 131)
unavailable Grants of the Garioch (ABD) Beneficiary 1/54/221 (RRS, vi, no. 205)
unavailable Reisgnation of barony of Terregles (DMF) Grantor 1/54/224 (RRS, vi, no. 210)
unavailable Gift of barony lands of Balendoch (PER) and Ruthven (ANG) Grantor 1/54/368 (RMS, i, no. 153)
unavailable Gift of Denholm and Stobs in the barony of Cavers (ROX) Grantor 1/54/243 (RMS, i, App. 1, no. 132)
unavailable Gift of barony of Drumlanrig (DMF) Grantor 1/54/161 (RRS, vi, no. 153)
unavailable Gift of Gilcolmston (ABD) Grantor 1/54/322 (RMS, i, no. 122)
13 Nov. 1357 Confirmation of barony of Drumlanrig (DMF) Sicut Clause 1/54/161 (RRS, vi, no. 153)
27 Jan. 1358 Gift of the Garioch (ABD) Beneficiary Patrick (V), earl of Dunbar/March and Moray (d.1369); Patrick of Leuchars, bishop of Brechin (d. 1383); Robert Erskine, chamberlain; Robert [Stewart] II, king of Scots (d. 1390); William Douglas, earl of Douglas and Mar (d. 1384); William Landellis, bishop of St Andrews (d. 1385); William of Livingston, knight 1/54/178 (RRS, vi, no. 167)
12 Nov. 1358 Inspection of charter of Thomas, earl of Mar, to Robert Erskine and Christina Keith named person (transaction) Hugh of Eglinton, knight; Patrick of Leuchars, bishop of Brechin (d. 1383); Robert [Stewart] II, king of Scots (d. 1390); William (III), earl of Ross (d. 1372); William Landellis, bishop of St Andrews (d. 1385); William of Cunningham, knight (14C); William of Livingston, knight 1/54/213 (RRS, vi, no. 198)
21 Feb. 1359 Statement that the obligations to the king of England regarding the payment of David II's ransom shall stay in force Sealer John of Preston, knight (14C); Richard Prudhomme; Robert Erskine, knight; Thomas de Thelwalle; Thomas of Nisbet (mid 14C) 1/54/223 (RRS, vi, no. 207)
1 May 1359 Inspection of charter of Thomas, earl of Mar, of Sandlaw and half Auchinbadie (BNF) named person (transaction) 1/54/229 (RRS, vi, no. 215)
23 Oct. 1359 Inspection of charter of Thomas, earl of Mar of Rothens and other lands in Garioch (ABD) named person (transaction) David of Annandale, knight; John Herries, knight; Patrick of Leuchars, bishop of Brechin (d. 1383); Robert Erskine, chamberlain; Robert [Stewart] II, king of Scots (d. 1390); Walter of Halliburton, knight; William Keith, marischal of Scotland; William Landellis, bishop of St Andrews (d. 1385) 1/54/239 (RRS, vi, no. 224)
16 Nov. 1362 Confirmation of Gilcolmston (ABD) Sicut Clause 1/54/322 (RMS, i, no. 122)
4 Feb. 1363 Confirmation of ten poundlands in barony of Clova (ANG) Sicut Clause 1/54/338 (RMS, i, no. 131)
26 May 1363 Inspection of charter of Thomas, earl of Mar, of East Ruthven in earldom of Mar (ABD) named person (transaction) Archibald Douglas, lord of Galloway, earl of Douglas (d. 1400); John Lyle, knight; Patrick of Leuchars, bishop of Brechin (d. 1383); Robert Erskine, chamberlain; Robert [Stewart] II, king of Scots (d. 1390); William Landellis, bishop of St Andrews (d. 1385) 1/54/354 (RRS, vi, no. 294)
4 Jul. 1363 Confirmation of barony lands of Balendoch (PER) and Ruthven (ANG) Sicut Clause 1/54/368 (RMS, i, no. 153)
3 Jul. 1364 Inspection of charter of Thomas, earl of Mar, of Edinbanchory and Craigs of Logie (ABD) named person (transaction) Archibald Douglas, lord of Galloway, earl of Douglas (d. 1400); John Herries, knight; Patrick of Leuchars, bishop of Brechin (d. 1383); Robert Erskine, chamberlain; Robert [Stewart] II, king of Scots (d. 1390); William Douglas, earl of Douglas and Mar (d. 1384); William Landellis, bishop of St Andrews (d. 1385) 1/54/417 (RRS, vi, no. 323)
9 Sept. 1365 Inspection of charter of Thomas, earl of Mar, of land in Cromar (ABD) named person (transaction) 1/54/454 (RMS, i, no. 191)
17 Oct. 1365 Gift of barony of Terregles (DMF) Sicut Clause 1/54/459 (RMS, i, no. 192)
20 Jul. 1369 Truce with England for fourteen years Pledge 1/54/626 (RRS, vi, no. 444)


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13 Nov. 1357 Cognatus/consanguineus (kinsman/male cousin) of David II, king of Scots (d. 1371) [Familial relationship] subject (relationship) 1/54/161 (RRS, vi, no. 153)
18 Jan. 1358 Cognatus/consanguineus (kinsman/male cousin) of David II, king of Scots (d. 1371) [Familial relationship] subject (relationship) 1/54/171 (RRS, vi, no. 162)
20 Jan. 1358 Cognatus/consanguineus (kinsman/male cousin) of David II, king of Scots (d. 1371) [Familial relationship] subject (relationship) 1/54/172 (RRS, vi, no. 163)
23 Jan. 1358 Cognatus/consanguineus (kinsman/male cousin) of David II, king of Scots (d. 1371) [Familial relationship] subject (relationship) 1/54/174 (RRS, vi, no. 165)
25 Jan. 1358 Cognatus/consanguineus (kinsman/male cousin) of David II, king of Scots (d. 1371) [Familial relationship] subject (relationship) 1/54/175 (RMS, i, App. 1, no. 125)
27 Jan. 1358 Cognatus/consanguineus (kinsman/male cousin) of David II, king of Scots (d. 1371) [Familial relationship] subject (relationship) 1/54/177 (RMS, i, App. 1, no. 126)
27 Jan. 1358 Cognatus/consanguineus (kinsman/male cousin) of David II, king of Scots (d. 1371) [Familial relationship] subject (relationship) 1/54/178 (RRS, vi, no. 167)
27 Jan. 1358 Cognatus/consanguineus (kinsman/male cousin) of David II, king of Scots (d. 1371) [Familial relationship] subject (relationship) 1/54/179 (RRS, vi, nos 168, 169)
6 Mar. 1358 Cognatus/consanguineus (kinsman/male cousin) of David II, king of Scots (d. 1371) [Familial relationship] subject (relationship) 1/54/186 (RMS, i, App. 1, no. 127)
12 Mar. 1358 Cognatus/consanguineus (kinsman/male cousin) of David II, king of Scots (d. 1371) [Familial relationship] subject (relationship) 1/54/187 (RRS, vi, no. 176)
12 Apr. 1358 Cognatus/consanguineus (kinsman/male cousin) of David II, king of Scots (d. 1371) [Familial relationship] subject (relationship) 1/54/192 (RMS, i, no. 662)
8 Jun. 1358 Chamberlain of David II, king of Scots (d. 1371) [Employment relationship] subject (relationship) 1/54/201 (RRS, vi, no. 188)
8 Jun. 1358 Cognatus/consanguineus (kinsman/male cousin) of David II, king of Scots (d. 1371) [Familial relationship] subject (relationship) 1/54/201 (RRS, vi, no. 188)
31 Aug. 1358 Cognatus/consanguineus (kinsman/male cousin) of David II, king of Scots (d. 1371) [Familial relationship] subject (relationship) 1/54/208 (RRS, vi, no. 194)
31 Aug. 1358 Cognatus/consanguineus (kinsman/male cousin) of David II, king of Scots (d. 1371) [Familial relationship] subject (relationship) 1/54/209 (RRS, vi, no. 195)
12 Nov. 1358 Cognatus/consanguineus (kinsman/male cousin) of David II, king of Scots (d. 1371) [Familial relationship] subject (relationship) 1/54/213 (RRS, vi, no. 198)
15 Dec. 1358 Cognatus/consanguineus (kinsman/male cousin) of David II, king of Scots (d. 1371) [Familial relationship] subject (relationship) 1/54/221 (RRS, vi, no. 205)
15 Mar. 1359 Cognatus/consanguineus (kinsman/male cousin) of David II, king of Scots (d. 1371) [Familial relationship] subject (relationship) 1/54/224 (RRS, vi, no. 210)
1 May 1359 Cognatus/consanguineus (kinsman/male cousin) of David II, king of Scots (d. 1371) [Familial relationship] subject (relationship) 1/54/229 (RRS, vi, no. 215)
27 Oct. 1360 Cognatus/consanguineus (kinsman/male cousin) of David II, king of Scots (d. 1371) [Familial relationship] subject (relationship) 1/54/273 (RRS, vi, no. 246)
27 Oct. 1360 Cognatus/consanguineus (kinsman/male cousin) of David II, king of Scots (d. 1371) [Familial relationship] subject (relationship) 1/54/272 (RRS, vi, no. 245)
4 Feb. 1363 Cognatus/consanguineus (kinsman/male cousin) of David II, king of Scots (d. 1371) [Familial relationship] subject (relationship) 1/54/338 (RMS, i, no. 131)
26 May 1363 Cognatus/consanguineus (kinsman/male cousin) of David II, king of Scots (d. 1371) [Familial relationship] subject (relationship) 1/54/354 (RRS, vi, no. 294)
9 Sept. 1365 Cognatus/consanguineus (kinsman/male cousin) of David II, king of Scots (d. 1371) [Familial relationship] subject (relationship) 1/54/454 (RMS, i, no. 191)
17 Oct. 1365 Cognatus/consanguineus (kinsman/male cousin) of David II, king of Scots (d. 1371) [Familial relationship] subject (relationship) 1/54/459 (RMS, i, no. 192)
9 Jul. 1368 Cognatus/consanguineus (kinsman/male cousin) of David II, king of Scots (d. 1371) [Familial relationship] subject (relationship) 1/54/568 (RRS, vi, no. 404)


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Date Short Summary Source
15 May 1350 earl of Mar 1/54/126 (RRS, vi, no. 115)
15 May 1350 knight 1/54/126 (RRS, vi, no. 115)
13 Nov. 1357 earl of Mar 1/54/161 (RRS, vi, no. 153)
4 Jan. 1358 earl of Mar 1/54/165 (RRS, vi, no. 157)
4 Jan. 1358 knight 1/54/165 (RRS, vi, no. 157)
4 Jan. 1358 earl of Mar 1/54/166 (RRS, vi, no. 158)
4 Jan. 1358 knight 1/54/166 (RRS, vi, no. 158)
18 Jan. 1358 earl of Mar 1/54/171 (RRS, vi, no. 162)
18 Jan. 1358 knight 1/54/171 (RRS, vi, no. 162)
20 Jan. 1358 earl of Mar 1/54/172 (RRS, vi, no. 163)
20 Jan. 1358 knight 1/54/172 (RRS, vi, no. 163)
23 Jan. 1358 earl of Mar 1/54/174 (RRS, vi, no. 165)
23 Jan. 1358 knight 1/54/174 (RRS, vi, no. 165)
25 Jan. 1358 earl of Mar 1/54/175 (RMS, i, App. 1, no. 125)
25 Jan. 1358 knight 1/54/175 (RMS, i, App. 1, no. 125)
27 Jan. 1358 earl of Mar 1/54/177 (RMS, i, App. 1, no. 126)
27 Jan. 1358 knight 1/54/177 (RMS, i, App. 1, no. 126)
27 Jan. 1358 earl of Mar 1/54/178 (RRS, vi, no. 167)
27 Jan. 1358 earl of Mar 1/54/179 (RRS, vi, nos 168, 169)
27 Jan. 1358 knight 1/54/179 (RRS, vi, nos 168, 169)
3 Feb. 1358 knight 1/54/182 (RRS, vi, no. 171)
3 Feb. 1358 earl of Mar 1/54/182 (RRS, vi, no. 171)
11 Feb. 1358 earl of Mar 1/54/184 (RRS, vi, no. 173)
11 Feb. 1358 knight 1/54/184 (RRS, vi, no. 173)
16 Feb. 1358 earl of Mar 1/54/185 (RRS, vi, no. 174)
16 Feb. 1358 knight 1/54/185 (RRS, vi, no. 174)
6 Mar. 1358 earl of Mar 1/54/186 (RMS, i, App. 1, no. 127)
6 Mar. 1358 knight 1/54/186 (RMS, i, App. 1, no. 127)
12 Mar. 1358 knight 1/54/187 (RRS, vi, no. 176)
12 Mar. 1358 earl of Mar 1/54/187 (RRS, vi, no. 176)
20 Mar. 1358 earl of Mar 1/54/189 (RRS, vi, no. 178)
20 Mar. 1358 knight 1/54/189 (RRS, vi, no. 178)
12 Apr. 1358 earl of Mar 1/54/192 (RMS, i, no. 662)
12 Apr. 1358 knight 1/54/192 (RMS, i, no. 662)
3 Jun. 1358 knight 1/54/198 (RRS, vi, no. 185)
3 Jun. 1358 earl of Mar 1/54/198 (RRS, vi, no. 185)
5 Jun. 1358 earl of Mar 1/54/199 (RRS, vi, no. 186)
5 Jun. 1358 knight 1/54/199 (RRS, vi, no. 186)
5 Jun. 1358 earl of Mar 1/54/200 (RRS, vi, no. 187)
5 Jun. 1358 knight 1/54/200 (RRS, vi, no. 187)
8 Jun. 1358 knight 1/54/201 (RRS, vi, no. 188)
8 Jun. 1358 earl of Mar 1/54/201 (RRS, vi, no. 188)
8 Jun. 1358 chamberlain of Scotland 1/54/201 (RRS, vi, no. 188)
31 Aug. 1358 earl of Mar 1/54/208 (RRS, vi, no. 194)
31 Aug. 1358 knight 1/54/208 (RRS, vi, no. 194)
31 Aug. 1358 earl of Mar 1/54/209 (RRS, vi, no. 195)
31 Aug. 1358 knight 1/54/209 (RRS, vi, no. 195)
12 Nov. 1358 earl of Mar 1/54/213 (RRS, vi, no. 198)
12 Nov. 1358 lord of Garioch 1/54/213 (RRS, vi, no. 198)
16 Nov. 1358 knight 1/54/214 (RRS, vi, no. 199)


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15 May 1350 Inspection of charter of Duncan (IV), earl of Fife, inspecting a charter of William Douglas anent barony of West Calder 1/54/126 (RRS, vi, no. 115)
4 January 1358 Gift of lands of Joachim of Kinbuck in PER and FIF 1/54/165 (RRS, vi, no. 157)
4 January 1358 Gift of lands of Joachim of Kinbuck in PER and FIF, including Urquhart (FIF) 1/54/166 (RRS, vi, no. 158)
18 January 1358 Confirmation of lands acquired by John Kennedy 1/54/171 (RRS, vi, no. 162)
20 January 1358 Confirmation of charters of Duncan, earl of Fife, and William, lord of Douglas, of barony of West Calder (MLO) 1/54/172 (RRS, vi, no. 163)
23 January 1358 Gift of lands of Alexander of Lorn 1/54/174 (RRS, vi, no. 165)
25 January 1358 Restoration of lands, offices, and renders of Marjory of Stirling 1/54/175 (RMS, i, App. 1, no. 125)
27 January 1358 Gift of barony of Lamington (LAN) 1/54/177 (RMS, i, App. 1, no. 126)
27 January 1358 Gift of right of patronage/ advowson of church of St John, Ayr (AYR) 1/54/179 (RRS, vi, nos 168, 169)
3 February 1358 Gift of lands in burgh of Edinburgh (MLO) 1/54/182 (RRS, vi, no. 171)
11 February 1358 Gift of Mertoun and Merchiston (MLO) 1/54/184 (RRS, vi, no. 173)
16 February 1358 Confirmation of Hawthornsyke (WLO) 1/54/185 (RRS, vi, no. 174)
6 March 1358 Confirmation of Cranstoun Riddel (MLO) 1/54/186 (RMS, i, App. 1, no. 127)
12 March 1358 Gift of half of Leckie (STL) in free barony 1/54/187 (RRS, vi, no. 176)
20 March 1358 Renewal of Strathbogie (ABD) 1/54/189 (RRS, vi, no. 178)
12 April 1358 Gift of land of Richard of Rutherford in barony of Crawford Lindsay (LAN) 1/54/192 (RMS, i, no. 662)
3 June 1358 Gift of Henry of Monymusk's lands in BNF and ABD 1/54/198 (RRS, vi, no. 185)
5 June 1358 Gift of Hundleshope (PEB) 1/54/199 (RRS, vi, no. 186)
5 June 1358 Gift of baronies of Hawick and Sprouston (ROX) 1/54/200 (RRS, vi, no. 187)
8 June 1358 Confirmation of Samuelston (ELO) 1/54/201 (RRS, vi, no. 188)
31 August 1358 Gift of lands of Melrose abbey in free regality 1/54/208 (RRS, vi, no. 194)
31 August 1358 Gift of the customs on their wool with cocket 1/54/209 (RRS, vi, no. 195)
16 November 1358 Renewal of 10 marks from thanage of Aberchierder (BNF) 1/54/214 (RRS, vi, no. 199)
26 October 1360 Inspection of charter of King Alexander II to the burgesses of Stirling 1/54/271 (RRS, vi, no. 244)
27 October 1360 Inspection of charter of King Alexander II to the burgesses of Stirling 1/54/273 (RRS, vi, no. 246)
27 October 1360 Inspection of charter of King Alexander II to the burgesses of Stirling 1/54/272 (RRS, vi, no. 245)
26 July 1366 Gift of Logie in the earldom of Strathearn (PER) 1/54/492 (RRS, vi, no. 353)
22 June 1368 Gift of earldom of Carrick (AYR) 1/54/563 (RRS, vi, no. 400)
25 July 1368 X 22 February 1371 Concession of freedom to create testament at death 1/54/724 (RMS, i, no. 372)