Euphemia Ross

(c. 1355)

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Da. of Hugh, earl of Ross, and Margaret Graham; m. (1) John Randolph, earl of Moray; (2) Robert the Steward (later Robert II), c.May 1355; d. c.1387.

Euphemia's first husband had defeated Edward Balliol at Annan, and been a joint guardian of the realm in 1334 during David II's minority, before imprisonment by the English and death at Neville's Cross (1346). A papal dispensation of 2 May 1355 permitted marriage to Robert, by then earl of Strathallan as well as Strathearn, and her sons were thought by some to have stronger claims to the succession than their half-brothers by Robert's first marriage to Elizabeth Mure. Euphemia Ross should not be confused with her niece of the same name, who became countess of Ross in her own right in 1372 and died in 1395.

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