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Alexander Comyn, Earl of Buchan


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Alexander Comyn, Earl of Buchan: 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. During his long career, Alexander was Justiciar of Scotia, Constable of Scotland, Sheriff of Wigtown, Sheriff of Dingwall, Ballie of Inverie and finally, Guardian of Scotland 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. He died sometime after 10 July 1289.

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Andrews, Alexander Comyn, earl of Buchan, and AVilliam, earl of Mar, were deprived of the offices of chancellor, justiciar, and chamberlain, which were bestowed on the Bishop of Dunkeld, Alan Diirward, and David de ...

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