Earl William de Cunynghame

Earl William de Cunynghame[1]

Male - Bef 1399    Has more than 100 ancestors and more than 100 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name William de Cunynghame 
    Prefix Earl 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef Aug 1399 
    Person ID I320465  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 6 Mar 2010 

    Father Hugh de Cunningham 
    Siblings 2 siblings 
    Family ID F131867  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Margaret,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    +1. William Cunyngham,   b. Abt 1350,   d. Bef 1 Mar 1418  (Age ~ 68 years)
    +2. Thomas Cunynghame,   d. Aft 1413
     3. Margaret de Cunynghame
    +4. NN Cunynghame,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2017 
    Family ID F131868  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Eleanor Bruce,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Bef 12 Sep 1361 
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2017 
    Family ID F47043  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • of Kilmaurs
      Earl of Carrick, de jure uxoris
    • TSP reports that "It is frequently stated that he got the earldom by marrying Eleanor Douglas or Bruce, Countess of Carrick, and lost it on her death, but though the lady was several times married, Sir William does not appear as one of her husbands."
    • Stirnetprovisionally follows BE1883 which identifies her as shown. This makes her (only?) daughter of Countess Eleanor by her 1st husband (Alexander Bruce, Earl of Carrick), providing a reason for William to obtain the title, but apparently the title then followed her mother's later husbands, odd since the title came through Alexander Bruce. TCP (Carrick) notes that "there seems to be no evidence of her existence", clearly indicating some scepticism of the (alleged) connection.

  • Sources 
    1. [S193] British Pedigrees, Peter Barns-Graham, (Stirnet), Cunynghame (Cunningham) of Kilmaurs (Reliability: 2).

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