Sir John of Strathbogie, 9th Earl of Atholl

Male 1266 - 1306  (~ 40 years)

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  • Name John of Strathbogie 
    Title Sir 
    Suffix 9th Earl of Atholl 
    Born ~1266  Atholl, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 7 Nov 1306  London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I50253  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 30 Nov 2017 

    Father David Strathbogie, I, Earl of Atholl,   d. 6 Aug 1270 
    Mother Isabel de Dover 
    Married Y  [2
    Family ID F18630  Group Sheet

    Family Margaret de Mar,   b. (Scotland) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Y  [1
     1. David Strathbogie, II, 10th Earl of Strathbogie,   b. ~ 1290, Chilham, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1326, Kilbaine Forest, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 36 years)
     2. John de Strathbogie
     3. Isabel de Strathbogie
    Last Modified 21 Feb 2018 
    Family ID F18627  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - ~1266 - Atholl, Perthshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • John of Strathbogie (c. 1266 - 7 November 1306)[1] was warden and Justiciary of Scotland.

      Early years and family

      John was born in Atholl, Perthshire, Scotland around 1266.[1] He was the son of David I Strathbogie, Earl of Atholl (d. 1270), by his spouse Isabel, daughter of Richard de Dover, Baron of Chilham, Kent. John de Strathbogie first appears on record as his father's son and heir in 1282. He was a great-great-grandson of King John of England.

      Life and military service

      In 1284, he joined with other Scottish noblemen who acknowledged Margaret of Norway as the heir to King Alexander.[2] In 1296, he fought on the Scottish side at the Battle of Dunbar, where he was captured and sent to the Tower of London. After a year's confinement there he was set free on condition that he served King Edward I of England in Flanders.

      He did homage for his manor of Lesnes, Kent, in 1305 but subsequently returned to Scotland, and in 1306 joined Robert the Bruce in his rebellion against English overlordship, and his English possessions were forfeited. He took part in the coronation of The Bruce in that year.


      In the subsequent English invasion of Scotland in 1306, he was taken prisoner at the Battle of Methven. John, Earl of Atholl, was hanged in London, Middlesex, England on 7 November 1306, on a gallows 30 feet higher than ordinary. This was to signify his higher status than his fellow prisoners, no earl had been executed in England for 230 years. His body was burnt and his head fixed on London Bridge.[3]

      Marriage and children

      John married Marjory (also known as Margaret),[3] daughter of Donald, 6th Earl of Mar.[3] They had two sons and a daughter:

      David de Strathbogie, 10th Earl of Atholl (d. 28 December 1326)[3]
      Sir John de Strathbogie, Knight.
      Isabel, wife or mistress of Edward de Brus, Earl of Carrick.


      ^ Jump up to: a b "Ancestors and/or relations of John DE STRATHBOGIE 9th Earl of Atholl". Retrieved 5 November 2011.
      Jump up ^ Foedera, p228
      ^ Jump up to: a b c d Lewis, Marlyn. "John of Strathbogie, 9th Earl Atholl". Our Royal, Titled, Noble, and Commoner Ancestors & Cousins. Retrieved 5 November 2011.
      Rymer, Thomas,Foedera Conventiones, Literae et cuiuscunque generis Acta Publica inter Reges Angliae. London. 1745. (Latin) [1]
      Richardson, Douglas, Plantagenet Ancestry, Baltimore, Md., 2004, p. 50, ISBN 0-8063-1750-7 [1]

  • Sources 
    1. [S11913] "John of Strathbogie, Earl of Atholl", Biography,,_Earl_of_Atholl, rev.

    2. [S11914] "David I Strathbogie, Earl of Atholl", Biography,,_Earl_of_Atholl, rev.