NameCountess Badenoch , F
Spouses
Birth Dateabt 1184
Birth PlaceBadenoch, Inverness-Shire, Scotland
Death Date1233
Death PlaceBuchan, Strathdon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Burial Date1233
Burial PlaceBuchan, Strathdon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Burial MemoAbbey of Deer
Notes for Countess Badenoch
William Comyn was twice married; the name of his first wife had not been ascertained.

By his first wife he had issue:

1. Richard
2. Walter, who married about 1230, Isabella, Countess of Menteith, and became Earl of Menteith.
3. Jean, married to William, Earl of Ross, who died in 1274.

Source: THE SCOTS PEERAGE, ed. by Sir James Balfour Paul, Vol I, Edinburgh, 1906, p.505.
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Notes for William (Spouse 1)
William Comyn, Earl of Buchan, had inherited his father’s estates in Scotland, and the manor of Thornton, in Tyndale, in Northumberland.

In 1200 he was sent by William the Lion to John, King of England, on a friendly mission after his accession to the throne.

Between 1211 and 1214, along with his wife, the Countess, he granted to the church of St. Thomas the Martyr at Arbroath the revenue of the Church of Buthelny (Old meldrum), and in 1219, he founded the Cistercian Abbey of Deer, in Buchan, dedicated to the Virgin Mary, on or near the site of the old Columban monastery.

He was Justiciar of Scotland, and in this capacity, he put down a rebellion in Moray, headed by Guthred, in 1211, and again in 1229 he crushed another rebellion in the same didtrict. He was also sheriff of Forfarshire.

In 1221, along with other nobles, he was a witness to the marriage-contract between Alexander II and the Princess Joan, sister of Henry III of England.

The Earl died in 1233, and according to tradition he was buried before the high altar of the church of the Abbey of Deer, which he had founded.

By his marriage with the Countess of Buchan

he had issue:

1. Alexander, who succeeded his mother in the earldom.
2. Sir William.
3. Fergus, mentioned in the foundation charter of the Hospital of Turriff …
4. Idonea, married (before her father’s death) to Sir Gilbert Hay
5. Elizabeth, married to William, Earl of Mar. She died in 1267.
6. Agnes, who is said to have been married to Philip Meldrum of that Ilk. She and her husband had a dispute with the monks of Arbroath in 1263.

Source: THE SCOTS PEERAGE, ed. by Sir James Balfour Paul, Vol II, Edinburgh, 1906, p. 252-4.
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William Comyn was twice married; the name of his first wife had not been ascertained.

By his first wife he had issue:

1. Richard
2. Walter, who married about 1230, Isabella, Countess of Menteith, and became Earl of Menteith.
3. Jean, married to William, Earl of Ross, who died in 1274.

Source: THE SCOTS PEERAGE, ed. by Sir James Balfour Paul, Vol I, Edinburgh, 1906, p.505.
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