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William de Ross

William de Ross[1, 2]

Male Abt 1200 - 1274  (~ 74 years)

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  • Name William de Ross 
    Born Abt 1200  Fearn, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died May 1274  Earles Allane, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age ~ 74 years 
    • Name Suffix: 4th Earl Ross
      WILLIAM (DE ROSS), EARL OF ROSS [SCT], son and heir, was one of theScottish magnates who, in 1258, made an alliance with Llewelyn, Prince ofWales, against England. In 1262 he led an invasion of the Isles. He issaid to have had a grant of Lewis and Skye from Alexander III.

      He married Jean, daughter of William COMYN, afterwards justiciary ofScotland (in right of his 2nd wife, EARL OF BUCHAN), by his 1st wifeSarah, younger daughter and coheir of Robert FITZHUGH. He died in May1274, at Earl's Allan. [Complete Peerage XI:143, (transcribed by DaveUtzinger)]


      William, second Earl of Ross, described as son of Earl Ferquhard, when hewitnessed a charter in September 1232. He confirmed his father'sdonations to the Abbey of Ferne, by Robert Bishop of Ros, who died 1270.He was Justiciary of Scotland north of the Forth, as appears by a perceptfrom him to David Wemys, Sheriff of Fife, 7 October 1239, commandingDavid Wemys to pay the eight part of the amercements of Fife imposed inthe Justice Ceire of Cupar to the Abbot of Dunfermline, according to hisrights. In the time of Archibald, Bishop of Moray, who was consecrated1253, and died 5 December 1298, it seems that William, Earl of Ross, haddone some injury to the church of Pettie and to the prebendary ofBrachlie, for the repartaion of which he gave the lands of Catboll inRoss and other lands to the Bishop and canons of Moray. On 18 March1258-59 he and other Scottish nobles entered into an offensive anddefensive alliance with the Prince of Wales and other Welsh magnatesthat, without their consent, 'they would make neither peace nor trucehenceforth with the King of England or any magnates of his realm, whowere advers and rebels to the WElshmen and the granters, unless they wereall similarly bound with themselves.' In 1264 a fine imposed upon him wasremitted by the King. He obtained a grant of the Isles of Skye and Lewisfrom Alexnader III, and he died at Earles Allane May 1274, having marriedJean, daughter of William Comyn, Earl of Buchan, by his first wife. [TheScots Peerage VII:233]
    Person ID I11330  Wilson-Maynard Family Tree
    Last Modified 11 Jul 2004 

    Father Ferquhard MacTaggart,   b. Abt 1170, Applecross, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1250/1251, Tain, Ross-shire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years) 
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    Family ID F6819  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    • _UID7AC5500620F3A84A826974D3B839CBBB4396
    Family ID F6846  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S1072564700] Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom; GE Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd , XI:143.

    2. [S1072564703] The Scots Peerage; Sir James Balfour Paul {1904-1914, 2000 rev} with Addenda et Corrigenda {2000}, I;505, VII:233.