Comyn of Badenoch, Scotland
Richard Comyn [a], Justiciar of Scotland, b abt 1118, Badenoch, Invernesshire, Scotland, d bef 1182. He md Hextilda abt 1142, Moray, Scotland, daughter of Huchtred of Tynedale and Bethoc. She was b abt 1126, of Tynedale, East Lothian, Scotland, d aft 1189.
Child of Richard Comyn and Hextilda was:

Sir William Comyn [b], Earl of Buchan, b abt 1155, prob Scotland, d 1233. He md:
[1] Sarah Fitz Hugh abt 1182, daughter of Robert Fitz Hugh. She was b abt 1164, d abt 1201.
Children of William Comyn and Sarah Fitz Hugh were:

  • (prob) Sir Richard Comyn, Lord of Badenoch, b abt 1190.
  • Jean Comyn b abt 1200, prob Scotland; md Sir William Ross, 2nd Earl of Ross.
  • Sir Richard Comyn, Lord of Badenoch, b abt 1190, prob Scotland, d 1244-49. Wife unknown.
    Child of Richard Comyn was:

    Sir John Comyn, Knight, "The Red Comyn", b abt 1222, prob Scotland, d aft 1273. He md Amabilia/Alicia abt 1240. She was b abt 1225.
    Child of John Comyn and Amabilia was:

    Sir John Comyn, "the Black Comyn", b abt 1242, of Badenoch, Scotland, d abt 1303. He md Eleanor de Baliol abt 1260, Barnard Castle, Durham, England, daughter of Sir John de Baliol, Regent of Scotland, and Devorguilla of Galloway.
    Child of John Comyn and Alianora de Baliol was:

    Sir John Comyn, Lord of Badenoch, "The Red Comyn", b abt 1268, Badenoch, Invernesshire, Scotland, d 10 Feb 1305/06. He md Joan de Valence abt 1285, Scotland, daughter of Sir William de Valence, Earl of Pembroke, Knight, and Joan de Munchensy.
    Child of John Comyn and Joan de Valence was:

    Elizabeth Comyn b 1299, Wyke, Cornwall, England, d 5 Oct 1356. She md Sir Richard Talbot abt 1325, son of Gilbert Talbot and Anne/Ankaret Le Botiler.

[2] Margaret of Buchan bef 1210, daughter of Fergus, Earl of Buchan. She was b abt 1192, d bef 1244.
Child of William Comyn and Margaret was:

    Sir Alexander Comyn [c], Earl of Buchan, b abt 1216, prob Scotland, d bef 6 Apr 1290. He md Elizabeth de Quincy abt 1240, daughter of Sir Roger de Quincy, Earl of Winchester, Constable of Scotland, and Helen of Galloway.
    Identified children of Alexander Comyn and Elizabeth de Quincy were:

    • Elizabeth Comyn b abt 1248, d bef 17 Feb 1288/89. She md Sir Gilbert de Umfreville, Earl of Angus, abt 1266, son of Sir Gilbert de Umfreville, Lord of Prudhoe, and Maud/Mathilda of Angus.
    • Marjory Comyn b abt 1256; md Patrick de Dunbar 1282.
    • Agnes Comyn b abt 1258, d aft 1313; md Malise of Strathearn, Earl of Strathearn, Caithness, and Orkney.
    • Alexander Comyn, Sheriff of Aberdeen, b abt 1260.
    Alexander Comyn, Sheriff of Aberdeen, b abt 1260. He md Joan le Latimer abt 1286. She was b abt 1272.
    Child of Alexander Comyn and Joan le Latimer was:

    Alice Comyn b abt 1292. She md Sir Henry de Beaumont, Lord Beaumont, Earl of Buchan, Justiciar of Scotland, Knight, bef 14 Jul 1310, son of Louis de Brienne and Agnes de Beaumont.

There were two generations of John Comyn (grandfather and grandson), who were evidently both called "the Red Comyn"; Ancestral Roots makes notation to the first "Red" John Comyn, calling him "The Red Comyn #1". This source also states that Richard Comyn, the first shown in this lineage, was son of William, son of John, son of Robert.

a. Richard Comyn, by Hextilda had three (known) sons: (1) Richard, whose son, John, became Earl of Angus, (2) Walter, who became Earl of Menteith by right of his wife, and (3) Sir John Comyn of Badenoch, competitor for the Scottish Crown in 1291, and grandfather of the "Red Comyn", stabbed by Bruce in 1305/06.

b. He founded the Abbey of Deer in Buchan.

c. One of the most powerful nobles of the time, he was Justiciar of Scotland 1251-55 and 1257-1289, and inherited large estates in Galloway, Fife, and the Lothians, as well as the office of Constable in right of his wife. He was one of the nobles who ensured the succession to the Crown of Margaret of Scotland, and also one of the six Guardians following the death of Alexander III, in 1285. His i.p.m. was dated 6 April 1289/90.

CP Vol II[374-375]; AR Line 121A[25-29]

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