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  • ID: I18122
  • Name: Robert Comyn
  • Suffix: Earl of Northumberland
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: in Altyre, Morayshire, Scotland
  • Death: 28 JAN 1069 in Durham
  • Cause: Killed
  • Note:

    In the 3rd year of King William the Conqueror [1069], that monarch conferred the Earldom of Northumberland, vacant by the death of Earl Copsi, upon Robert Comyn, but the nomination accorded so little with the wishes of the inhabitants of the county that they at first resolved to abandon entirely their dwellings; being prevented doing so, however, by the inclemency of the season, it was then determined, at all hazards, to put the new earl to death. Of this evil design his lordship had intimation, through Egelivine, bishop of Durham, but, disregarding the intelligence, he repaired to Durham with 700 soldiers and commenced a course of plunder and bloodshed, which rousing the inhabitants of the neighbourhood, the town was assaulted and carried by a multitude of country people, and the earl and all his troops, to a man, put to death. This occurrence took place in 1069, in a few months after his lordship's appointment to the earldom. [Sir Bernard Burke, Dormant and Extinct Peerages, Burke's Peerage, Ltd., London, 1883, p. 131]
  • _UID: 3EC8236E3C6E4291AFF07097D01559776F92
  • Change Date: 31 MAY 2004



    Father: John Comyn b: ABT 991 in Altyre, Morayshire, Scotland

    Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown
      Children
      1. Has Children John Comyn
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