People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

John Comyn, earl of Buchan (d.1308)

Biography
F. Watson, 'John Comyn, seventh earl of Buchan', ODNB, xii, 907-08 sheriff of Wigtown, sheriff of Banff (ER, i)
Floruits
1271 × 1308
Related Place
Buchan
Matrix
John Comyn, earl of Buchan, first seal
Matrix
John Comyn, earl of Buchan, second seal
Family connections
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Grantor Beneficiary relationships
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Total number of associated factoids: 189

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Date Short Summary Role Witnesses Source
unavailable Forfeiture of John, earl of Buchan Forfeiter 1/54/296 (RRS, vi, no. 265)
unavailable Gift of lands of thanage of Formartine and ‘Dereleye’ (Belhelvie?) (ABD) Beneficiary 3/12/42 (CDS, ii, no. 1541)
unavailable Infeftment of Ruthrieston (ABD) Grantor 1/54/296 (RRS, vi, no. 265)
unavailable Gift of £48 Beneficiary 3/12/42 (CDS, ii, no. 1541)
unavailable Command to provide sasine of land of 'Rasaw' to Nicholas Hay Addressor 3/12/40 (Erroll Chrs., no. 18)
unavailable *Gift of John, earl of Buchan Grantor 1/53/54 (RRS, v, no. 48)
unavailable Gift of lands of earl of Buchan Previous landholder 1/27/0 (CDS, ii, no. 1487)
unavailable Infeftment of 20 marks-worth of land in lands of Garvald and Ladyside in tenement of Heriot (MLO) Grantor 3/12/40 (Erroll Chrs., no. 18)
unavailable *Inquest into annual rent from Finavon (ANG) named person (transaction) 1/53/269 (RRS, v, no. 241)
unavailable Command to deliver Montblary, Coull and Boharm to named persons named person (transaction) 3/11/29 (CDS, ii, no. 1682)
unavailable Concession of right to mine lead on Isle of Man Beneficiary 1/27/0 (Stevenson, Docs., i, no. 266)
unavailable Statement concerning the charge against John Russell and Isabella of poisoning Walter Comyn named person (transaction) 2/145/26 (Theiner, no. 237)
unavailable Forfeiture of lordship (superiority) of Uras (KCD) with ten marks rent Forfeiter 1/54/5 (RRS, vi, no. 5)
unavailable Forfeiture of annual rent of 10 marks from Uras (KCD) Forfeiter 1/53/283 (RRS, v, no. 252)
25 Jan. 1285 Quitclaim of right and claim in land of Myles (ELO) in the presence of Hugh of Pearsby, sheriff of Roxburgh; John Comyn, earl of Buchan (d.1308); John Comyn, lord of Badenoch (d.1302); John of Stirling, knight (son of Alexander lord of Stirling); Malise (III), earl of Strathearn (d.in or a.1317); William Comyn, lord of Kirkintilloch (brother of John Comyn (d.1302); William Soulis, knight, justiciar of Lothian (d.1292/3) 3/174/1 (RPS, A1285/1)
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)
11 Nov. 1291 Command to pay John Comyn, earl of Buchan his fee named person (transaction) Edward I, king of England (d.1307) 1/27/0 (Stevenson, Docs., i, no. 175)
27 Jun. 1292 Command to permit John Comyn to mine lead on Isle of Man named person (transaction) 1/27/0 (Stevenson, Docs., i, no. 266)
Monday 17 Nov. 1292 The King of England (Edward I) renders the realm of Scotland and the sasine thereof to John Balliol in the presence of 3/0/0 (A-S Relations, no. 19)
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)
Mar. 1293 Obligation for 1097 marks for relief of lands of Scotland Addressor 3/12/39 (Stevenson, Docs., i, no. 307)
22 Apr. 1294 Concession to split relief of £120 into two halves Beneficiary Edward I, king of England (d.1307) 1/27/0 (Stevenson, Docs., i, no. 321)
17 Aug. 1294 ERA undefined (transaction) 5/1/0 (CDS, v, no. 132)
23 Feb. 1296 Confirmation of treaty between Scotland and France Sealer 1/51/24 (APS, i, 451-3)
27 Apr. 1296 ERA undefined (transaction) 5/1/0 (Stevenson, Docs., ii, no. 358; CDS, ii, no. 736)
7 Jul. 1296 Renunciation of treaty between Scotland and France in the presence of Antony Bek (d.1311), bishop of Durham; Hugh Despenser the elder (1261-1326); Humphrey (VI) de Bohun (d.1298), earl of Hereford, and of Essex; John Comyn, earl of Buchan (d.1308); John Comyn, lord of Badenoch (d.1302) 1/51/28 (Stevenson, Docs., ii, no. 372a)
10 Jul. 1296 John Comyn, earl of Buchan, promises to support and serve the king of England Sealer 6/2/0 (IP, 85a)
10 Jul. 1296 John Comyn, earl of Buchan, annuls and renounces any alliances made with the king of the French and performs fealty to the king of England Performer (submission, fealty, homage, oath) Gilbert de Umfraville, earl of Angus (d.1307); Humphrey (VI) de Bohun (d.1298), earl of Hereford, and of Essex; John de Warenne, earl of Surrey (d.1304); Patrick (IV), earl of Dunbar/March (d.1308); Roger (IV) Bigod (d.1306), earl of Norfolk; William (IV) de Beauchamp (d.1298), earl of Warwick 6/2/0 (IP, 85)
10 Jul. 1296 John Comyn, earl of Buchan, promises to support and serve the king of England Addressor 6/2/0 (IP, 85a)
10 Jul. 1296 John Comyn, earl of Buchan, promises to support and serve the king of England Performer (submission, fealty, homage, oath) 6/2/0 (IP, 85a)
28 Aug. 1296 Malise, earl of Strathearn, and others, perform homage to the king of England for their lands Performer (submission, fealty, homage, oath) 6/2/0 (IP, 119-20)
28 Aug. 1296 Malise, earl of Strathearn, and others, perform homage to the king of England for their lands Sealer 6/2/0 (IP, 119-20)
28 Aug. 1296 * Malise, earl of Strathearn, and others, perform fealty to the king of England Performer (submission, fealty, homage, oath) 6/2/0 (IP, 119-20)
29 Sept. 1296 ERA undefined (transaction) 5/1/0 (Stevenson, Docs., ii, no. 396)
6 Jun. 1297 Promise to serve by John Comyn, earl of Buchan Sealer 3/12/41 (CDS, ii, no. 888)
6 Jun. 1297 Promise to serve by John Comyn, earl of Buchan Performer (submission, fealty, homage, oath) 3/12/41 (CDS, ii, no. 888)
6 Jun. 1297 Promise to serve by John Comyn, earl of Buchan Addressor 3/12/41 (CDS, ii, no. 888)
Wednesday 24 Jul. 1297 Letter commending the countess of Ross to King Edward I Addressor 3/0/0 (Stevenson, Docs., ii, no. 456)
25 Jul. 1297 Correspondence concerning movements of the army in the north Addressor 3/0/0 (Stevenson, Docs., ii, no. 457)
25 Jul. 1297 Correspondence concerning movements of the army in the north named person (transaction) 3/0/0 (Stevenson, Docs., ii, no. 457)
25 Jul. 1297 * Request to give credence to Andrew of Rait Addressor 3/0/0 (Stevenson, Docs., ii, no. 457)
9 Aug. 1299 Correspondence from John of Kingston, constable of Edinburgh to Walter of Langton, treasurer named person (transaction) 3/0/0 (Stevenson, Docs., ii, no. 527)
20 Aug. 1299 ERA undefined (transaction) 5/3/0 (CDS, ii, no. 1978)
22 Feb. 1300 X 23 Feb. 1300 Statement concerning claims made by John of Pollok, steward of Arbroath Abbey in the presence of Andrew of Rait, knight; Christian, judex (ABD, 14C); Duncan of Frendraught, knight; Henry Cheyne, bishop of Aberdeen (d.1328×29); Henry of Frendraught, knight; John Fleming (14C); John of Strathbogie, earl of Atholl (d.1306); Patrick de St Michael, knight; Thomas of Monymusk, knight; Waleran de Normanville, knight; Walter Barclay, knight; William of Meldrum, sheriff of Aberdeen 4/37/6 (Arb. Lib., no. 231)
circa Jun. 1300 ERA undefined (transaction) 5/3/0 (CDS, v, no. 220)
Sept. 1301 Correspondence from Robert de Tilliol to Edward I named person (transaction) 3/0/0 (Stevenson, Docs., ii, no. 611)
25 May 1303 Correspondence from Scottish ambassadors in Paris to John Comyn, guardian Addressor 3/0/0 (Foedera, i, II, 955-6)


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Date Short Summary Role Source
7 Jun. 1244 X 1289 Son of Alexander Comyn, earl of Buchan (d.1289) (Familial relationship) subject (relationship) 3/12/28 (NRS, GD 52/388)
12 Oct. 1271 Son of Alexander Comyn, earl of Buchan (d.1289) (Familial relationship) subject (relationship) 3/10/17 (Douglas, iii, no. 286)
12 Oct. 1271 Heir of Alexander Comyn, earl of Buchan (d.1289) (Familial relationship) subject (relationship) 3/10/17 (Douglas, iii, no. 286)
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)
Mar. 1293 Uncle - maternal (avunculus) of John Comyn, earl of Buchan (d.1308) (Familial relationship) object (relationship) 3/12/39 (Stevenson, Docs., i, no. 307)
Friday 6 Apr. 1296 Baillie of John Comyn, earl of Buchan (d.1308) (Employment relationship) object (relationship) 3/12/40 (Erroll Chrs., no. 18)
10 Jul. 1296 Sworn man (Ragman Roll) of Edward I, king of England (d.1307) (Fealty (Ragman Roll)) subject (relationship) 6/2/0 (IP, 85)
10 Jul. 1296 Lord (dominus) of John Comyn, earl of Buchan (d.1308) (Tenurial & lordship relationship) object (relationship) 6/2/0 (IP, 85a)
10 Jul. 1296 Sworn man (Ragman Roll) of Edward I, king of England (d.1307) (Fealty (Ragman Roll)) subject (relationship) 6/2/0 (IP, 85a)
28 Aug. 1296 Liege Man (homo ligius) of Edward I, king of England (d.1307) (Tenurial & lordship relationship) subject (relationship) 6/2/0 (IP, 119-20)
28 Aug. 1296 Lord (dominus) of John Comyn, earl of Buchan (d.1308) (Tenurial & lordship relationship) object (relationship) 6/2/0 (IP, 119-20)
6 Jun. 1297 Lord (dominus) of John Comyn, earl of Buchan (d.1308) (Tenurial & lordship relationship) object (relationship) 3/12/41 (CDS, ii, no. 888)
25 Jul. 1297 Brother of John Comyn, earl of Buchan (d.1308) (Familial relationship) object (relationship) 3/0/0 (Stevenson, Docs., ii, no. 457)
25 Jul. 1297 Fidelibus (sworn men) of Edward I, king of England (d.1307) (Tenurial & lordship relationship) subject (relationship) 3/0/0 (Stevenson, Docs., ii, no. 457)
25 Jul. 1297 Lord (dominus) of John Comyn and others (Tenurial & lordship relationship) object (relationship) 3/0/0 (Stevenson, Docs., ii, no. 457)
25 May 1303 Friend of various Scots in Paris (Tenurial & lordship relationship) object (relationship) 3/0/0 (Foedera, i, II, 955-6)
1304 X 1306 Lord (dominus) of Gilbert de Lascelles (Tenurial & lordship relationship) subject (relationship) 3/337/9 (CDS, iv, no. 1824)
May 1304 Ancestor of John Comyn, earl of Buchan (d.1308) (Familial relationship) object (relationship) 3/12/42 (CDS, ii, no. 1541)


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Date Short Summary Source
25 Jan. 1285 Dominus (Lord/Sir) 3/174/1 (RPS, A1285/1)
24 May 1285 ? knight 1/8/150 (RRS, iv, no. 157)
1289 Dominus (Seigneur - Lord - Sir) 3/324/2 (NRS, RH 6/69)
1289 earl of Buchan 3/324/2 (NRS, RH 6/69)
Tuesday 14 Mar. 1290 earl of Buchan 1/50/32 (Stevenson, Docs., i, no. 92)
Friday 17 Mar. 1290 earl of Buchan 1/50/33 (Foedera, i, II, 730)
11 Nov. 1291 earl of Buchan 1/27/0 (Stevenson, Docs., i, no. 175)
27 Jun. 1292 earl of Buchan 1/27/0 (Stevenson, Docs., i, no. 266)
Monday 17 Nov. 1292 earl of Buchan 3/0/0 (A-S Relations, no. 19)
Thursday 20 Nov. 1292 earl of Buchan 1/51/1 (Foedera, i, II, 781)
Thursday 20 Nov. 1292 earl of Buchan 1/51/2 (Foedera, i, II, 781-2)
Mar. 1293 earl of Buchan 3/12/39 (Stevenson, Docs., i, no. 307)
22 Apr. 1294 earl of Buchan 1/27/0 (Stevenson, Docs., i, no. 321)
16 May 1294 earl of Buchan 1/51/12 (Stevenson, Docs., i, no. 323)
16 May 1294 constable of Scotland 1/51/12 (Stevenson, Docs., i, no. 323)
16 May 1294 knight 1/51/12 (Stevenson, Docs., i, no. 323)
1 Aug. 1294 constable of Scotland 1/51/15 (Erroll Chrs., no. 17)
1 Aug. 1294 knight 1/51/15 (Erroll Chrs., no. 17)
1 Aug. 1294 earl of Buchan 1/51/15 (Erroll Chrs., no. 17)
17 Aug. 1294 earl of Buchan 5/1/0 (CDS, v, no. 132)
3 Jul. 1295 earl of Buchan 1/51/19 (CDS, ii, no. 872)
23 Feb. 1296 earl of Buchan 1/51/24 (APS, i, 451-3)
4 Apr. 1296 earl of Buchan 1/51/25 (DCM, Misc. Ch. 363)
4 Apr. 1296 constable of Scotland 1/51/25 (DCM, Misc. Ch. 363)
Friday 6 Apr. 1296 earl of Buchan 3/12/40 (Erroll Chrs., no. 18)
Friday 6 Apr. 1296 constable of Scotland 3/12/40 (Erroll Chrs., no. 18)
7 Jul. 1296 Dominus (Lord/Sir) 1/51/28 (Stevenson, Docs., ii, no. 372a)
7 Jul. 1296 Dominus (Lord/Sir) 6/2/0 (IP, 83-4)
7 Jul. 1296 earl of Buchan 1/51/28 (Stevenson, Docs., ii, no. 372a)
7 Jul. 1296 knight 6/2/0 (IP, 83-4)
7 Jul. 1296 knight 1/51/28 (Stevenson, Docs., ii, no. 372a)
7 Jul. 1296 earl of Buchan 6/2/0 (IP, 83-4)
10 Jul. 1296 earl of Buchan 6/2/0 (IP, 85a)
10 Jul. 1296 Dominus (Lord/Sir) 6/2/0 (IP, 85)
10 Jul. 1296 earl of Buchan 6/2/0 (IP, 85)
28 Aug. 1296 earl of Buchan 6/2/0 (IP, 119-20)
28 Aug. 1296 knight 6/2/0 (IP, 119-20)
29 Sept. 1296 earl of Buchan 5/1/0 (Stevenson, Docs., ii, no. 396)
6 Jun. 1297 earl of Buchan 3/12/41 (CDS, ii, no. 888)
6 Jun. 1297 constable of Scotland 3/12/41 (CDS, ii, no. 888)
Wednesday 24 Jul. 1297 earl of Buchan 3/0/0 (Stevenson, Docs., ii, no. 456)
Wednesday 24 Jul. 1297 constable of Scotland 3/0/0 (Stevenson, Docs., ii, no. 456)
25 Jul. 1297 earl of Buchan 3/0/0 (Stevenson, Docs., ii, no. 457)
25 Jul. 1297 Dominus (Seigneur - Lord - Sir) 3/0/0 (Stevenson, Docs., ii, no. 457)
9 Aug. 1299 earl of Buchan 3/0/0 (Stevenson, Docs., ii, no. 527)
20 Aug. 1299 earl of Buchan 5/3/0 (CDS, ii, no. 1978)
22 Feb. 1300 X 23 Feb. 1300 earl of Buchan 4/37/6 (Arb. Lib., no. 231)
22 Feb. 1300 X 23 Feb. 1300 justiciar of Scotia 4/37/6 (Arb. Lib., no. 231)
22 Feb. 1300 X 23 Feb. 1300 Dominus (Lord/Sir) 4/37/6 (Arb. Lib., no. 231)
circa Jun. 1300 earl of Buchan 5/3/0 (CDS, v, no. 220)


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27 Jun. 1292 Castle of 'Crigelton' in Galloway Holder (possession) 1/27/0 (Stevenson, Docs., i, no. 266)
Mar. 1293 Lands in Scotland Holder (possession) 3/12/39 (Stevenson, Docs., i, no. 307)
29 Mar. 1304 Lands of earl of Buchan Holder (possession) 1/27/0 (CDS, ii, no. 1487)
May 1304 Rights to land in Galloway Holder (possession) 3/12/42 (CDS, ii, no. 1541)
3 Dec. 1308 Lands of John Comyn, earl of Buchan Holder (possession) 1/28/0 (CDS, iii, no. 59)