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  • ID: I61875
  • Name: Duncan Cumming
  • Suffix: of Lochtervandich
  • Sex: M
  • Death: AFT 1389 1
  • LVG: ABT 1330
  • Note: His brother alive then
  • Occupation: Ancestor of Cumines of Kininmonth
  • Note: 2

    2nd son.
    His brother was alive in 1330.
    It was from the second son, Duncan Cumine, that the Kininmonth lairds, and some other modern families of Cumines in Morayshire and Buchan were descended.
    It appears that a certain Duncan Cumming of Lochtervandich, in Glenrinnes (second son of Sir Richard Cumming of Altyre, who flourished about the middle of the fourteenth century) had several sons, one of the younger of whom settled in the Buchan district of Aberdeenshire, and was ancestor of the families of Cumming, or Cuming, of Birness, Kininmond, and others.
    The family of Birness is still represented, through the female line, by John Gordon-Cuming-Skene, Esq., of Pitburg, Birness, and Dyce; Kininmond is believed to be extinct. [This was updated by ?A.R.? of Aden writing to Notes & Queries say that his mother was the heiress of the family.]
    Two centuries later, in 1634, the eldest male representative of the said Duncan Cumming, also a Duncan, sold his estate of Lochtervandich to his younger brother, George, a successful merchant, who founded a hospital in Elgin, and "lies under a heraldically sculptured stone in the interior of the cathedral there, described thereon as George Cumming of Lochtervandich." This George sold Lochtervandich to Duff of Braco, ancestor of the Earl of Fife, and purchased the estates of Auchry and Pitullie, in Aberdeenshire, settling the former on his eldest son John, and the latter, along with the patronage of the hospital in Elgin, on his second, George Cumming. The descendants of this John Cumming, who were of course the lineal representatives of Lochtervandich, possessed the estate of Auchry until not many years ago, when they sold it and went to New Zealand, where the family now is settled.
    The lineal male heir and representative of the second brother, George, of Pitullie, is undoubtedly Mr. Cumine of Rattray, who, though the estate of Pitullie has passed into other hands, still retains the patronage of the hospital at Elgin, above mentioned. The estate of Rattray was acquired in recent times, so that it is only a coincidence, though an interesting one, that Mr. Cumine now possesses, as stated by A. R., " the site of one of the chief castles, and the remains of the royal burgh of Rattray .... which were erected by the powerful family from" which he claims to be descended."
    (Notes & Queries 1868)
    His eldest (and only mentioned by Stirnet) son Ferquhard Cumming of Lochtervandich (d 1406) married a dau of the Earl of Mar and had male line descendants.Page: p150
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  • Change Date: 7 JAN 2013

    Father: Richard Comyn
    Mother: Agnes Grant

    Marriage 1 Macintosh
    • Married:
    1. Has Children Generations of Cumming

    1. Type: Web Site
      Title: Stirnet Genealogy
      Author: Patrick Barns-Graham
    2. Type: Book
      Periodical: The Manor of Kininmonth. Transactions of the Buchan Field Club?
      Date: 1898
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