People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Transaction: Appeal against William, bishop of St Andrews and John Comyn for prejudicing the rights of the seven earls

Type of Transaction
From Source
0/0/0 (A-S Relations, no. 14)
Firm date
September 1290 X 10 May 1291
Dating Notes
Death of Margaret, maid of Norway × beginning of the ‘Great Cause’

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Role Name Name (original language) Name (translation) Floruits
Accused William Fraser, bishop of St Andrews (d.1297) Willelme lord William, bishop of St Andrews [guardian of the realm of Scotland] 1271 × 1296
Accused John Comyn, lord of Badenoch (d.1302) Johannes Cumyn Sir John Comyn [guardian of the realm of Scotland] 1271 × 1296
named person (transaction) Alexander III, king of Scots (d.1286) Alexandri Lord Alexander, late king of Scotland 1245 × 1285
named person (transaction) Duncan (IV), earl of Fife (d.1353) filius Duncani son of Duncan, late earl of Fife 1306 × 1352
Appellant Seven earls septem comitibus the seven earls
Adjudicator Edward I, king of England (d.1307) Edwardum lord Edward, king of England 1274 × 1312
Accused John Balliol, king of Scots (d.1314) Johannes de Balliolo Sir John de Balliol 1284 × 1302