Généalogie and Heritage



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HUGH de Ross, son of WILLIAM de Ross Earl of Ross & his wife Eupheme --- (-killed in battle Halidon Hill 19 Jul 1333, bur Fearn). A charter dated 28 Aug 1297 records that "Willelmus comes de Ros" was in prison in the Tower of London and granted safe conduct to "Hugone filio suo" to visit him[30]. He succeeded his father in 1323 as Earl of Ross. The Liber Pluscardensis names "Hugo comes Rossensis" among those killed in battle at Halidon Hill in 1333[31].

m firstly MAUD Bruce, daughter of ROBERT de Brus Earl of Carrick & his first wife Margaret Ctss of Carrick (-after Sep 1323, bur Fearn). John of Fordun’s Scotichronicon (Continuator) records that "Robertum comitem de Carric…alia filia" married "Hugoni comiti de Ross"[32].

m secondly (before 1329, Papal dispensation 24 Nov 1329) as her first husband, MARGARET Graham, daughter of --- Graham & his wife ---. Balfour Paul says that her parentage and marriage are confirmed by a charter of her son Hugh Earl of Ross which names Patrick de Graham "avunculus meus", but assumes that this means that her father was David Graham and her husband William Earl of Ross[33]. From a chronological point of view, this seems improbable. It is more likely that Earl Hugh addresses Patrick de Graham as "avunculus", meaning his wife’s uncle, in which case his wife was the daughter of one of Patrick’s brothers. She married secondly (Papal dispensation 13 Apr 1341) John de Barclay. [The marriage contract between "Alexm de Moravia de Drumsergorth" and "dominam Eufemiam…Reginam Scocie…dnam Joneta de Munymuske sorore dicte dne Regine" is dated 24 Nov 1370[34]. The chronology suggests that Janet must have been the queen’s uterine sister, born from her mother’s second marriage, otherwise the bride would have been in her late thirties at the time of the marriage. If that is correct, Janet would have been Margaret’s daughter by John de Barclay.]

Earl Hugh & his first wife had two children:

1. WILLIAM de Ross (-Delny 9 Feb 1372). John of Fordun’s Scotichronicon (Continuator) names "Willelmum comitem" as son of "Robertum comitem de Carric…alia filia" and her husband "Hugoni comiti de Ross"[35]. He was in Norway when his father died, and was made Earl of Ross 17 May 1336. m (Papal dispensation 25 May 1342) MARY Macdonald, daughter of ANGUS Macdonald Lord of the Isles & his wife Agnes of Cathan. Earl William & his wife had three children:

a) EUPHEME de Ross ([1345]-after 4 May 1394). She succeeded her father in 1372 as Ctss of Ross, suo iure. Robert II King of Scotland confirmed the confirmation made by "consanguineus noster Walterus de Lesley de Ross et...consanguinea nostra Eufamia sponsa sua", of a donation to Fraserburgh made by “Andree Mercer”, by charter dated 1382[36]. She possessed one half of the lands of the earldom of Buchan, which she resigned before their regrant to her second husband[37]. She separated from her second husband, alleging that she lived in fear of her life[38]. m firstly (before 13 Sep 1365) WALTER Leslie, son of ANDREW Leslie of Leslie & his wife --- (-Perth 27 Feb 1382). m secondly ([24 Jul 1382], separated, divorced 1392) ALEXANDER Stewart "the Wolf" of Badenoch, son of ROBERT II King of Scotland & his first wife Elizabeth Mure (1342-[1405/06], bur Dunkeld). Earl of Ross, de iure uxoris. He was recognised 25 Jul 1382 as Earl of Buchan.

b) JANET de Ross (-before 1400). [39]m as his first wife, ALEXANDER Fraser, son of ---.

c) WILLIAM de Ross (after 1350-after 1357).

2. MAUD [Marjory] de Ross . m ([1325/28]) as his second wife, MALISE Earl of Strathearn Earl of Caithness and Orkney, son of MALISE Earl of Strathearn & his first wife Agnes --- (-killed in battle Neville’s Cross 17 Oct 1346).

Earl Hugh & his second wife had two children:

3. HUGH de Ross . He was declared heir to the earldom of Ross in 1350. He was a hostage for the return of David II King of Scotland from the English in 1351[40]. His descendant in the male line, Munro Ross of Pitcarnie, petitioned the House of Lords in 1778 challenging the succession of his ancestor's niece Eupheme as Ctss of Ross in 1372 and claiming the earldom of Ross for himself[41].

4. EUPHEME de Ross . The Extracta ex Cronicis Scocie records that "regis Robert" married secondly "dominam Eufamiam filiam Hugonis comitis Rossensis"[42]. The Papal dispensation for the marriage of "Roberti Stivardi Senescalli Scocie" and "Eufemie comitisse Moravie, relicte quondam Johannis comitis Moravie", issued by Pope Innocent VI, is dated 2 May "anno tertio" (1355)[43]. The Liber Pluscardensis records the coronation in 1372 at Scone of "regina Eufemia…filia comitis Rossensis"[44]. m firstly JOHN Randolph Earl of Moray, son of THOMAS Randolph Earl of Moray & his wife Isabel Stewart Lady of Gailies (-killed in battle Neville's Cross 17 Oct 1346). m secondly (Papal dispensation 2 May 1355) as his second wife, ROBERT Stewart Earl of Atholl, son of WALTER Stewart High Steward of Scotland & his first wife Marjorie Bruce (Paisley, Renfrewshire 2 Mar 1316-Dundonald Castle, Ayrshire 19 Apr 1390, bur Scone Abbey, Perthshire). Created Earl of Strathearn [1257/58]. He resigned the earldom of Atholl in 1367, and the earldom of Strathearn in 1369 but was restored to the latter in 1370. He succeeded his uncle in 1371 as ROBERT II King of Scotland.