This union was not a happy one. The Earl deserted his wife, and was ordered by an Ecclesiastical Court on 2 November 1389 to adhere to her. On 9 June 1392 Pope Clement VII issued a commission to dissolve her marriage with the Earl, and again on 5 and 15 December to grant a divorce a mensa et thoro.
King's Lieutenant and Justiciar north of the Moray Firth
Earl of Buchan
probably around 1405
He deserted his wife for a woman named Mariota, who may have been the mother of his illegitimate children.15
He had been imprisoned in Lochleven Castle in January 1368-69, at the instance of Margaret Logic, wife of David II, but was set free when she was divorced.16
For deserting his wife he was reprimanded and excommunicated, 2 November 1389, by the Bishops of Moray and Ross, and ordered to adhere to his wife and not illtreat her, under a penalty of £200. In revenge he burned the towns of Forres and Elgin, and the Cathedral of Elgin in 1390. Ecclesiastical penalties made him humbly submissive, and after satisfying the Bishop of Moray, and doing penance at the church of Blackfriars Monastery at Perth in presence of his father the King he received absolution from the Bishop of St. Andrews.17