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  • ID: I18924
  • Name: Euphemia (Eupheme) 8th Countess of ROSS 1 2
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: ABT 1345 in Fearn, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland 2
  • Death: 20 FEB 1394/95 2
  • Note:
    Euphemia, Countess of Ross in her own right. [Burke's Peerage]



    EUPHEME (DE ROSS), suo jure COUNTESS OF ROSS, elder daughter and heir. The relations of David II with her father and uncle having for some years been uneasy, it would appear that the King forced the Earl to make a new entail, 23 October 1370, of all his lands except those belonging to the Earldom of Buchan, failing issue male to himself, upon Sir Walter de Leslie and Eupheme his wife, the Earl's elder daughter, and her heirs male, or female (the elder taking without division); failing whom to the Earl's younger daughter Janet. Eupheme was born about 1345; and married, 1stly, before 13 September 1365, Sir Walter LESLIE, a younger son of Sir Andrew LESLIE of Leslie. In 1356 Sir Walter and his elder brother Norman, as Scottish squires, had a safe-conduct through England, on their way to Prussia. After distinguished service in France, he received an annuity from Charles V; from David II he had a pension of 40 in 1363. After his marriage he and his wife had several royal grants, and his attesting of charters shows he was frequently at court. In 1367 he was a commissioner for Scotland, to arrange for the better ordering of the affairs of the Marches, and member of an embassy from David II to Edward III; in 1369, a guarantor of a truce in the negotiation of which he had previously taken part in London. He made frequent journeys into England, his safe-conduct for the last being made out to him as Earl of Ross. He died 27 February 1381/,2 at Perth. The Countess married, 2ndly, in or before July 1382, Alexander STEWART, the "WOLF OF BADENOCH," 4th son of ROBERT II [SCT]. He appears to have been created EARL OF BUCHAN between 23 and 25 July, after the Countess's surrender to him of the barony of KINNEDWARD, comprising a large part of that Earldom; as EARL OF BUCHAN, the EARLDOM OF ROSS was confirmed to him on the later date. The Earl and Countess separated, the latter alleging that she lived in fear of her life. She was living, 4 May 1394. The date assigned for her husband's death (20 February 1394/5) is possibly that of her own. He died s.p. legitimate between 1 August 1405 and 25 March 1406. [Complete Peerage XI:147-8, (transcribed by Dave Utzinger)]

    Father: William 7th Earl of ROSS , Sir b: ABT 1309 in Fearn, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland
    Mother: Mary MACDONALD b: ABT 1318 in Finlaggan Castle, Island of Islay, Scotland

    Marriage 1 Walter de LESLIE , 8th Earl of Ross b: ABT 1321 in Leslie, Fifeshire, Scotland
    • Married: BEF 13 SEP 1365 in 1st husband 3 2
    1. Has Children Mary (Mariota) LESLIE b: ABT 1375 in Dundonald Castle, Ayrshire, Scotland

    Marriage 2 Alexander "Wolf" STEWART , 1st Earl of Buchan b: ABT 1343 in Dundonald Castle, Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland
    • Married: BEF JUL 1382 in 2nd husband 1st wife 2

    1. Title: Burke's Peerage & Baronetage, 106th Edition, Charles Mosley Editor-in-Chief, 1999
      Page: 2456, 328
    2. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
      Page: XI:147-8
    3. Title: Burke's Peerage & Baronetage, 106th Edition, Charles Mosley Editor-in-Chief, 1999
      Page: 2456
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