|Death: ||Apr. 6, 1290, Scotland|
Alexander Comyn, 2nd Earl of Buchan was a Scoto-Norman magnate who was one of the most important figures in the 13th century Kingdom of Scotland. He was the son of William Comyn, jure uxoris Earl of Buchan, and Marjory, Countess of Buchan, the heiress of the last native Scottish Mormaer of Buchan, Fergus. His maternal great grandfather was King of Scotland Donald III.
During his long career, Alexander was Justiciar of Scotia (125889), Constable of Scotland (127589), Sheriff of Wigtown (126366), Sheriff of Dingwall (126466), Ballie of Inverie (in Knoydart) and finally, Guardian of Scotland (128689) during the first interregnum following the death of King Alexander III.
In 1284 he joined with other Scottish noblemen who acknowledged Margaret of Norway as the heiress to King Alexander.
Alexander had at least nine children with his wife, Elisabeth de Quincy, the daughter of Roger de Quincy, 2nd Earl of Winchester and Helen of Galloway.
John Comyn, 3rd Earl of Buchan, Alexander's successor as Earl of Buchan
Lord Alexander Comyn, sheriff of Aberdeen, married Joan, sister of William le Latimer, and had issue. Henry de Beaumont would claim the Earldom of Buchan through marriage to their daughter, Alice.
Lord William Comyn, Provost of St. Mary's Church, St. Andrews
Lady Marjorie Comyn, m. Patrick Dunbar, 8th Earl of Dunbar
Lady Emma Comyn, m. Maol Íosa III, Earl of Strathearn
Lady Elisabetha Comyn, m. Gilbert de Umfraville, 1st Earl of Angus
Lady Elena Comyn, m. Sir William de Brechin
Lady Annora Comyn, m. Nicholas de Soules
William Comyn (1163 - 1233)
Margaret of Buchan (1184 - 1244)
Elizabeth de Quincy (1221 - 1282)
Elizabeth Comyn Umfreville (____ - 1329)*
Alexander Comyn (1252 - 1308)*
Deer Abbey (Buchan)
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Record added: Mar 21, 2012
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