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  • ID: I33991
  • Name: Duncan MACDUFF , 10th Earl of Fife, Sir 1
  • Sex: M
  • ALIA: 10th Earl of /Fife/, Duncan MacDuff
  • Birth: 1285 in Methil, Fifeshire, Scotland 1
  • Death: 1353 in (dspm) 1
  • Note:
    EARLDOM OF FIFE (X) 1288

    DUNCAN [MACDUFF?], EARL OF FIFE [S.], only son and heir, aged 3 years at his father's death in 1288. He inclined at first to the English side, afterwards to that of Robert Bruce, signing the letter to the Pope, 6 April 1320, as to the independence of Scotland. Being taken prisoner at Dupplin, 12 August 1332, he submitted to Edward Baliol and assisted at his Coronation, 24 September following. He, however, finally joined David II, and was taken prisoner, 12 October 1346, at Durham, but, though condemned as a traitor, was pardoned, and released for a ransom of 1,000.

    He married (Papal dispensation to marry though related in the 4th degree, November 1307) Mary (then aged 9 years), daughter of Ralph, LORD MONTHERMER, sometime (jure uxoris) EARL OF GLOUCESTER, by Joan (called of Acre), widow of Gilbert (DE CLARE), EARL OF GLOUCESTER and HERTFORD, and 3rd but 2nd surviving daughter of Edward I. She, as "Countess of Fife," joined her husband in Scotland, 28 January 1319/20. he died s.p.m., in Scotland, in 1353. His widow was living 30 March 1371. [Complete Peerage V:374, (transcribed by Dave Utzinger)]

    Father: Duncan MACDUFF , 9th Earl of Fife, Sir b: 1262 in Methil, Fifeshire, Scotland
    Mother: Joan de CLARE b: ABT 1261 in Tonbridge, Tunbridge, Kent, England

    Marriage 1 Mary de MONTHERMER b: 1298 in Stoke, Ham, Wiltshire, England
    • Married: NOV 1307 1

    1. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
      Page: V:374
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