Sir John Comyn Knight
- Born: 1247, Badenoch, Inverness-shire, Scotland
- Marriage: Alinora de Balliol
- Died: 1303, Badenoch, Inverness-shire, Scotland at age 56
Information about this person:
• Web Reference: John II Comyn from Wikipeida.
John II Comyn, Lord of Badenoch and Lord of Lochaber (died 1302) or John "the Black", also known as Black Comyn, a Scottish nobleman, was a Guardian of Scotland, and one of the six Regents for Margaret, Maid of Norway. His father was John I Comyn, Lord of Badenoch. John II Comyn married Princess Elanore de Balliol of Scotland, daughter of John I de Balliol of Barnard Castle, sister of King John of Scotland.
• Web Reference: John III Comyn, Lord of Badenoch from the Undiscovered Scotland.
John III Comyn was also known as Sir John Comyn, John the Red, or just the Red Comyn, to distinguish him from his father, also John Comyn, who was referred to as the Black Comyn. The Black Comyn had been one of the 13 "Competitors" for the Crown of Scotland who had been subject to adjudication by Edward I of England in 1292. The Red Comyn's mother (and the Black Comyn's wife) was Eleanor Balliol, the eldest daughter of John Balliol, who had been appointed by Edward I to the throne of Scotland at the end of the competition. To complete this complex web, in the early 1290s the Red Comyn married Joan de Valence, daughter of William de Valence, a cousin of Edward I.
John married Alinora de Balliol, daughter of Sir John de Balliol Knight and Devorguilla of Galloway. (Alinora de Balliol was born in 1248 in Gainford, Durham, England.)