Sir Domhnall, I, Earl of Mar

Male - 1302


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  • Name Domhnall  
    Title Sir 
    Suffix I, Earl of Mar 
    Born (Aberdeenshire, Scotland) Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Also Known As Domhnall mac Uilleim (Anglicized: Donald, William's son)  [2
    Also Known As Mormaer of Mar  [2
    Died 1297-1302  (Aberdeenshire, Scotland) Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I1825  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 9 Aug 2017 

    Father William, Earl of Mar,   b. ~ 1163, Altyre, Moray, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0___ 1233, Buchan, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Comyn, of Buchan,   b. ~ 1223, Buchan, Aberdeen, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0___ 1267  (Age ~ 44 years) 
    Married Y  [2
    Family ID F18187  Group Sheet

    Family Helen of Wales,   b. 0___ 1246, (Wales) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0___ 1295  (Age ~ 49 years) 
    Married Aft 1266  [1, 2
    Children 
     1. Isabella of Mar,   b. ~ 1277, Kildrummy Castle, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1296, Manor of Cardross, Dunbartonshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 19 years)
     2. Gartnait, Earl of Mar,   b. (Kildrummy Castle, Aberdeenshire, Scotland) Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 15 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F17190  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - - (Aberdeenshire, Scotland) Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1297-1302 - (Aberdeenshire, Scotland) Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Location of Mar within Scotland
    Location of Mar within Scotland
    Birthplace & realm of Domhnall I, Earl of Mar

  • Notes 
    • Domhnall I Earl of Mar - Domhnall mac Uilleim (Anglicized: Donald, William's son) - was the seventh known Mormaer of Mar, or Earl of Mar ruling from the death of his father, Uilleam of Mar, in 1276 until his own death somewhere between 1297 and 1302. Excluding Gille Christ he is counted as sixth Mormaer or Earl of Mar.

      In 1284 he joined with other Scottish noblemen who acknowledged Margaret of Norway as the heir to King Alexander.[1] Domhnall was later a strong supporter of the Bruce cause during the crisis of the late 13th century. He was at Norham in 1292, probably in the camp of Robert de Brus, then Earl of Carrick.

      He married to Helen (sometimes called Ellen), possibly the natural daughter of Llywelyn the Great of Wales, who herself had previously been married to Mormaer Maol Choluim II, Earl of Fife. By Helen, he had three sons, including his successor Gartnait, and two daughters. His daughter Isabella of Mar was the first wife of Robert I of Scotland and mother of Marjorie Bruce who married Walter, 6th High Steward, the parents of Robert II and the Royal Stewart Kings of Scotland.

      The last record of a living Domhnall comes from 1297, and the earliest record of his son Gartnait as Mormaer is from 1305, creating the range of Domhnall's possible year of death to somewhere in between these two points. However, a document dating to 1302,[2] containing terms of reconciliation between Edward I and Robert, stipulates that Robert should act as warden of Gartnait, implying that Domhnall had just died.

      end of biography [2]

  • Sources 
    1. [S10067] "Isabella of Mar" biography, accessed & downloaded Thursday, December 1st, 2016 by David A. Hennessee, https://en.wikipe.

    2. [S11448] "Domhnall I, Earl of Mar", biography, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domhnall_I,_Earl_of_Mar, retrieved, recorded & uploa.