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  • ID: I18913
  • Name: Patrick 7th Earl of DUNBAR , 1st Earl of March 1 2
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1242 in Dunbar Castle, East Lothian, Scotland 1 2
  • Death: 10 OCT 1308 in Dunbar Castle, East Lothian, Scotland 1 2
  • Note:
    Patrick de Dunbar, 7th Earl of Dunbar; also from c 1290 known as (1st) Earl of March from his possessions on the Border, or March, with England, and more familiarly as "Black-Beard", a claimant to the vacant Scottish Crown 1291 but quite soon dropped the claim; allying himself with the English in their war against the Scots 1296 and being made King Edward I's Lt. of Scotland 1298 and taking part with the English in the Siege of Carlaverock 1300 (on which occasion in one source the title is revived for him of Earl of Lothian). m by 1282 Marjory Comyn (apparently of completely opposite loyalties to those of her husband since she held out in Dunbar Castle on behalf of the Scots against besieging English till obliged to capitulate in April 1296). [Burke's Peerage]




    PATRICK (DE DUNBAR), EARL OF DUNBAR [SCT], who, first of his race, is called EARL OF MARCH [b] [SCT], son and heir, aged 47 in 1289. He had livery of his father's lands 14 May 1290. He was one of the competitors for the Crown of Scotland, lodging his Petition 3 August 1291, at Berwick, in right of his great-grandmother, the Countess Ada, (illegitimate] daughter of King William. This claim he soon withdrew, swearing fealty to Edward I on 25 March 1296, and taking the English side when hostilities began that year. In 1298 he was the King's Lieutenant for Scotland, and in 1300 was with his son Patrick at the siege of Carlaverock.

    He married, in or shortly before 1282, Marjory, daughter of Alexander (COMYN), EARL OF BUCHAN [SCT], by Elizabeth, daughter and coheir of Roger (DE QUINCI), EARL OF WINCHESTER. She held the Castle of Dunbar for the Scots till forced, 29 April 1296, to surrender it to Edward I. He died 10 October 1308, aged 66. [Complete Peerage IV:506-7 (transcribed by Dave Utzinger)]

    [b] i.e. of the Scottish Marches or border lands. The Merse, or March, was part of the lands in Berwickshire granted, in 1072, by Malcolm III to Earl Gospatric. It was not till the Parl. at Brigham, in Mar. 1290, that the Earl of Dunbar appears to have assumed the designation of Earl of March [Comes de Marchia], since which period these Earls were generally known as "of March." The Welsh Marches, similarly, gave the title of "Earl of March" to the House of Mortimer, 1328 to 1424.

    Father: Patrick 6th Earl de DUNBAR , Sir b: ABT 1213 in Dunbar Castle, East Lothian, Scotland
    Mother: Cecil FRASER b: ABT 1227 in Touch-Fraser, Stirlingshire, Scotland

    Marriage 1 Marjory COMYN b: ABT 1263 in Buchan, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
    • Married: BEF 1282 1 2
    1. Has Children Marjory DUNBAR b: ABT 1283 in Dunbar Castle, East Lothian, Scotland
    2. Has Children Patrick 8th Earl of DUNBAR , 2nd Earl of March b: ABT 1285 in Dunbar Castle, East Lothian, Scotland
    3. Has Children Alexander DUNBAR , of Cockburn, Sir b: ABT 1287 in Dunbar Castle, East Lothian, Scotland
    4. Has Children Margaret DUNBAR b: ABT 1305 in Dunbar Castle, East Lothian, Scotland

    1. Title: Burke's Peerage & Baronetage, 106th Edition, Charles Mosley Editor-in-Chief, 1999
      Page: 895
    2. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
      Page: IV:506-7
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