NameCountess Of Strathearn , F
Death Dateabt 1310
Death PlaceStrathearn, Perthshire, Scotland
Spouses
Birth Dateabt 1277
Birth PlaceStrathearn, Perthshire, Scotland
Death Dateabt 1328
Death PlaceStrathearn, Perthshire, Scotland
ChildrenMalise , M (~1301-<1358)
 Mary / Maria , F (~1305-)
Notes for Countess Of Strathearn
The Earl was married at least twice, but the name of his first wife has not been ascertained.

Earl Malise had issue by his first wife:

1. Malise, eighth Earl.
2. Mary or Maria, married (1319-22) to John Moray of Drumsargard. She and her husband received from her father a charter of the lands of Abercairney. This grant with others was confirmed to them by her brother, Earl Malise about 1330.

He married, probably as his second wife, Jean or Joanna Menteith, daughter of Sir John Menteith of Rusky. The Earl conferred upon her the lands of Cortachy, co Forfar, a grant confirmed by king Robert Bruce about 1323 or a little later, which may indicate the date of the marriage.

They had no recorded issue.

Source: THE SCOTS PEERAGE, ed. by Sir James Balfour Paul, Vol VIII, Edinburgh, 1906, pp. 251-2.
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Notes for Malise (Spouse 1)
The only wife assigned to the Earl in any record is a lady named Agnes, the statement that he married a Marjory [Comyn] being founded on a misreading. Wyntoun stated that Malise, Earl of Strathearn, married the second daughter of Alexander Comyn, Earl of Buchan, sister of John, Earl of Buchan, ...

They had issue:


1. Malise, who succeeded as seventh Earl.

2. Gilbert, who as son of the Earl of Strathearn, is first named in a Wardrobe accoung of the English King’s ...
3. Robert, named with his brother Gilbert as sons of the Earl of Strathearn, on 18 July 1296 ...
4. Matilda, married (contract dated 26 April 1293) to Robert de Toeni ...

Source: THE SCOTS PEERAGE, ed. by Sir James Balfour Paul, Vol VIII, Edinburgh, 1906, pp. 247-50.
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Malise, seventh Earl of Strathearn, is first named on record in January 1306-7, when he was with his mother at Carlisle, and they jointly petitioned for an inquiry as to his father’s doings.


In November 1309 and January 1309-10, he is noted as receiving gifts of wine and money from King Edward II. Barbour states that he and his father were both present at the siege of Perth, the father on the English side, and the son in Bruce’s army. ... Barbour states that when Perth was taken, Malise went to his father, the Earl and took him by force, whereupon Bruce ‘gave him his in governyng.

Little more is known of him, as his name scarcely ever occurs on record, but on 5 December 1318 he was witness to a charter of restitution of teinds, etc., to Henry, Bishop of Aberdeen, and he was one of the Scottish Earls who addressed the letter to the Pope on 6 April 1320.

He may have been the Malise, Earl of Strathearn, who is witness to a charter by King Robert I to Sir William Oliphant, dated 20 march 1325-26, and he may have been still alive in or about 1328, but he was

dead before 1329, when his son succeed to part of the old earldom of Caithness.

The Earl was married at least twice, but the name of his first wife has not been ascertained.

Earl Malise had issue by his first wife:

1. Malise, eighth Earl.
2. Mary or Maria, married (1319-22) to John Moray of Drumsargard. She and her husband received from her father a charter of the lands of Abercairney. This grant with others was confirmed to them by her brother, Earl Malise about 1330.

He married, probably as his second wife, Jean or Joanna Menteith, daughter of Sir John Menteith of Rusky. The Earl conferred upon her the lands of Cortachy, co Forfar, a grant confirmed by king Robert Bruce about 1323 or a little later, which may indicate the date of the marriage.

They had no recorded issue.

Countess Joanna survived her husband and married, successively, John Campbell, Earl of Atholl, who was killed at Halidon Hill; Maurice Murray, created in 1344 Earl of Strathearn; and lastly, before November 1347, William, fifth Earl of Sutherland. Owing to certain difficulties as to dates, and a peculiar habit which Countess Joanna has of referring in writs granted by her in her ‘viduity’ when she was certainly married, it has been suggested that there were two Joannas, Countesses of Strathearn, but the evidence of the various dispensationf for her marriages shows clearly that they all refer to one and the same person.

Source: THE SCOTS PEERAGE, ed. by Sir James Balfour Paul, Vol VIII, Edinburgh, 1906, pp. 251-2.
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