People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Fergus, earl of Buchan (d.×1214)

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Handbook of British Chronology, 502: Fergus was the son or brother of Roger, grandson of Gartnach or perhaps son of Eve, Gartnach's daughter, and her husband, Colban. Fergus is styled earl of Buchan 1187×99 and died before 25 February 1214. His heir was his daughter, Marjory (or Margaret), who married William Comyn (d.1233), who inherited the title of earl of Buchan.
1185 × 1204
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Date Short Summary Role Witnesses Source
unavailable Gift of 1 mark yearly at Pentecost Grantor 3/12/25 (Arb. Lib., no. 132)
unavailable Gift of 1 mark annually at Whitsun Grantor 3/12/30 (Arb. Lib., no. 310)
unavailable Donation of annual rent of 1 mark Grantor 1/6/340 (RRS, ii, no. 300)
unavailable Donation of one mark annually Grantor 1/6/479 (RRS, ii, no. 513)
unavailable Gift of one mark annually Grantor 2/139/28 (Arb. Lib., no. 223)
unavailable Donation of one mark annually Grantor 1/7/8 (RRS, iii, no. 8)
unavailable Gift of one mark annually Grantor 2/139/43 (Arb. Lib., no. 224)
1178 X 1185 Gift of one mark yearly in perpetual alms on Whitsun Grantor David, earl of Huntingdon (d.1219); Gilbert, son of Jocelin, burgess of Aberdeen; Matthew, bishop of Aberdeen (d.1199); Matthew, brother of William persona of Aberdeen; Simon, archdeacon of Aberdeen (fl.1189×96-1202×03); William I, king of Scots (d.1214); William, persona of Aberdeen; William, son of Hugh, burgess of Aberdeen; William, son of Norman, burgess of Aberdeen 3/12/4 (Arb. Lib., no. 85)
1178 X 17 Aug. 1214 Renewal of corn and cheese from Meldrum and 'Foleyt' (ABD) Grantor 3/12/5 (St A. Lib., 370)
1193 X 1195 Confirmation of donation which Earl Fergus made of a rent of one mark named person (transaction) Archibald, abbot of Dunfermline (d.1198); Hugh of Roxburgh, bishop-elect of Glasgow (d.1199); Philip de Valognes, chamberlain (d.1215); Philip, marischal (TRW); Robert de Quincy (d.1200x01); William de Montfort; William de Vaux, knight (d.1221×38); William Gifford, son of Hugh Gifford, lord of Yester; William, abbot of Holyrood (II) (fl.1187×89-1206) 1/6/340 (RRS, ii, no. 300)
1204 X 17 Aug. 1214 Gift (exchange) of three davochs for exchange of Slains and Cruden Grantor Adam of Kilconquhar, brother of Earl Duncan (father of Duncan); Alexander of Blair (I), knight (early13C); Cospatric, son of Matad(in); David, lord of Strathbogie, son of Earl Duncan (II) ; Gilla Brigte, son of Lagmann; Henry Abernethy (fl.1220s×60); Magnus, son of Earl Colban; Malcolm (I), earl of Fife (d.1229); Malothen mac Mataidín (son of Matad); Norrin, son of Norman; Robert de Montfort; Thomas of Kilmaron; William of Slains, knight 3/12/6 (A.B. Coll., 407-9)
1233 X 19 Nov. 1244 Renewal of donation of Earl Fergus, and grant of licence to build a mill-pond Sicut Clause Hugh, chaplain of Countess Marjory; Hugh, clerk (Buchan); John of Berwick, master, clerk of Bishop Andrew of Moray; Philip of Meldrum/Feodarg, knight; Ralph del Bois, master (Aberdeen); Robert of the Wardrobe; Walter, clerk (earls of Buchan); William Telfer; William, chaplain of Countess Marjory 3/12/25 (Arb. Lib., no. 132)
1 Aug. 1259 X 19 Nov. 1270 Renewal of donation of Earl Fergus and concession of Countess Margaret Sicut Clause Henry of Denmuir, knight (fl.1260s-90); Malcolm Murray, knight; Reginald of Kinnear, knight; Robert de Wauchope, knight; Roger of Derby, precentor of Aberdeen (d.a.1270); Roger Paternoster, clerk; Serlo / Saer Seton, knight 3/12/30 (Arb. Lib., no. 310)
14 Jan. 1323 Command to hold inquest into annual rent from Finavon (ANG) named person (transaction) 1/53/246 (RRS, v, no. 219)

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1189 X 1195 Gift of four ploughgates in Conveth (Laurencekirk, KCD) 1/6/315 (RRS, ii, no. 344)
1189 X 20 August 1199 Gift of lands in Aberdeen 2/1/9 (SEA, i, no. 9)