Fergus, Earl of Buchan

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  • Name Fergus  
    Suffix Earl of Buchan 
    Born (Buchan, Aberdeenshire, Scotland) Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Person ID I49247  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 9 Aug 2017 

    Family unnamed spouse 
    Married Y  [1, 2
    Children 
     1. Margaret Colham of Buchan, Countess of Buchan,   b. (Buchan, Aberdeenshire, Scotland) Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 20 Oct 2018 
    Family ID F18190  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - - (Buchan, Aberdeenshire, Scotland) Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Map of Scotland showing the historic district of Buchan.
    Map of Scotland showing the historic district of Buchan.

  • Notes 
    • Fergus of Buchan was the last native Gaelic Mormaer of Buchan, and only the third to be known by name as Mormaer. Fergus appears to have had strong connections in Fife, and it is possible that his father (if he was his father) Colbâan was a Fifer. A charter issued by Fergus appears to have survived. The charter is a feudal charter granting lands to a subordinate. The charter had a few witnesses with French names, presumably a phenomenon related to his Comyn connections. Fergus had no male heirs, and married his only daughter Marjory to William Comyn, bringing Gaelic control of the Mormaership to an end. On Fergus' death, Buchan became the first native mormaerdom to pass into the hands of a foreign family

      He died sometime before 1214, possibly much earlier.

      Bibliography

      Roberts, John L., Lost Kingdoms: Celtic Scotland in the Middle Ages, (Edinburgh, 1997), pp. 55–6
      Young, Alan, "Buchan in the 13th century" in Alexander Grant & Keith J. Stringer (eds.) Medieval Scotland: Crown, Lordship and Community Essays Presented to G.W.S Barrow, (Edinburgh, 1993)

      end of biography [2]

  • Sources 
    1. [S9282] "William Comyn, Lord of Badenoch" biography, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Comyn,_Lord_of_Badenoch, downloaded M.

    2. [S12554] "Fergus, Earl of Buchan", Biography, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fergus,_Earl_of_Buchan, by David A. Hennessee, info@c.