John II Comyn, Lord of Badenoch


John II Comyn, Lord of Badenoch

John II Comyn, Lord of Badenoch (d. 1302) or John "the Black", also known as Black Comyn, a Scottish nobleman, was a Guardian of Scotland, and one of the six Regents for Margaret, Maid of Norway. His father was John I Comyn, Lord of Badenoch.

As a descendant of King Donald III, Comyn was one of the thirteen Competitors for the Crown of Scotland. He did not aggressively push his claim for fear of jeopardising that of his brother-in-law John de Balliol, King of Scotland. Comyn, head of the most powerful noble family in Scotland, was a committed ally of Balliol and assisted him in his struggle against Edward I of England. It has even been suggested that the Comyn family were the driving force behind both the Balliol kingship and the revolt against Edward's demands.

He was a Guardian of the Realm from 1286 to 1292 [G. W. S. Barrow, "Robert Bruce and the Community of the Realm of Scotland" (2005) p. 188.] . Comyn submitted to the English king in 1296.

Comyn married Princess Elanore (Alinora, Eleanora, Elanora) de Balliol of Scotland, daughter of John I de Balliol of Barnard Castle, sister of King John of Scotland. Together they had several children, which included:

* John III Comyn, Lord of Badenoch. [http://www.burkes-peerage.net/articles/scotland/page31e.aspx SCOTTISH ROYAL LINEAGE - THE HOUSE OF ATHOLL Part 2 of 6] Burkes Peerage Retrieved on 2007-11-01] , [http://www.stirnet.com/HTML/genie/british/cc4aq/comyn01.htm Comyn01 @ Stirnet] Retrieved on 2007-11-04] , who married Lady Joan de Valence of Pembroke, daughter of William de Valence, 1st Earl of Pembroke, who was the half-brother to Henry III of England, and Uncle to Edward I of England.

* One of their daughters, Euphemia, married Sir Andrew Moray of Petty.

* Their other daughter, who is unnamed, married Sir William Galbraith, "Chief of that Ilk." It is commonly accepted that Sir William Galbraith and the unnamed Princess of Badenoch are the common progenitures of the Kincaid Family of Scotland and all of their descendents.

John II Comyn, Lord of Badenoch died at Lochindorb Castle in 1302.

Notes and External Links

4. Clan Galbraith History: http://www.clangalbraith.org/GalbraithHistory/GalbraithHistory.htm


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