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DUNBAR EARLDOM

[CANM361] Crinan of Atholl m. [ALPI292] Lady Bethoc of Atholl
. [DUNB341] Lord Maldred of Allerdale m. [BERN342] Ealdgyth of Northumbria
. . [DUNB351] Earl Gospatric of Northumbria m. [GODW352] Aethelreda of England
. . . [DUNB362] Earl Gospatric II of Dunbar m. Sybil Morel
. . . . [DUNB371] Earl Gospatric III of Dunbar m. Derdere
. . . . . [DUNB382] --- of Dunbar m. [ANGS461] Earl Gillbride of Angus
. . . . . [DUNB381] Earl Waltheof of Dunbar m. Alina
. . . . . . [DUNB392] Agnes of Dunbar m. [SINC441] Baron William of Rosslyn
. . . [DUNB361] Waldeve m2. Sigrid
. . . . [DUNB372] Gunnild of Allerdale m. [GALL371] Lord Uhtred of Galloway

[DUNB341] Maldred (2nd son of [CANM361] Crinan, see KINGS OF SCOTLAND) married (before 1040) [BERN342] Ealdgyth (daughter & heiress of [BERN331] Earl Uhtred, see BERNICIA). Maldred was Lord of Allerdale. He was also Regent of Strathclyde (1039-45) for Malcolm, the under-age son of his brother King Duncan. Maldred together with his father Crinan were both killed in battle in a rebellion against King MacBeth at Dunkeld (1045).

[DUNB351] Gospatric gwas patric [servant of Patric] (born c.1040-48) married [GODW352] Aethelreda (sister to Edmund, and illegitimate daughter of King Harold II of England, see EARL GODWINE). He became Earl of Northumbria (c.1068). He rebelled against King William and joined the invading Norwegians who sailed up the river Humber (September 1069) and captured York by storm. Afterwards Gospatric fled but was pardoned. He lost the Earldom (1072) for having assisted in the massacre at Durham, after which he fled to Dunbar. King Malcolm III granted him 1st Earl of Dunbar (1072), with lands adjacent in Lothian. Gospatric possibly built the first castle at Dunbar, rebuilt successively over the years, but eventually practically obliterated with the construction of the Victoria Harbour (1844).

 
  Dunbar Castle ruins
(1990)

Gospatric died (c.1075) at Ubbanford [present-day Norham, on the south bank of the River Tweed, to the west of Berwick-upon-Tweed].

 

 

Norham Castle
(21 September 2008)

Also see NORTHUMBRIA (GOSPATRIC) EARLDOM.

[DUNB361] Waldeve/Waldeof/Waltheof/Waltheor (2nd son of Gospatric) held of William meschin (Lord of Egremont, see MESCHIN), the Barony of Allerdale below the River Derwent in Cumberland, and all the lands between the Rivers Coker and Derwent, together with the 5 towns of Brigham, Clifton, Eaglesfield, Deam and Greysouthern; and thus became 1st feudal Lord of Allerdale. He married Sigrid. After Waldeve died, Sigrid married 2. Roger FitzGilbert [not identified].

[DUNB372] Gunnild (daughter of Waldeve) married [GALL371] Lord Uhtred (see GALLOWAY).

[DUNB362] Gospatric II (born c.1062, son of Gospatric I), 2nd Earl of Lothian [Dunbar] (1134-38), Earl of March, Baron of Beanley, married Sybil Morel of Bearley (born c.1070, daughter of Arkil Morel/More (born c.1010), son of Ecgfrith [born c.990] & Sigrida [daughter of Kilvert [son of Ligulf] & Ecgfrida]), Seneschal of Lennox, Thane in Northumbria. He died 1138.

[DUNB371] Gospatric III (born c.1090), married Derdere, 3rd Earl of Lothian [Dunbar] (1139-66), married Deidre. He died 1166.

[DUNB382] --- (born c.1124, daughter of Gospatric III), married [ANGS461] Earl Gille Brigte of Angus (born c.1118) (see ANGUS EARLDOM).

[DUNB381] Waltheof (son of Gospatric III), 4th Earl of Lothian [Dunbar] (1166-82), married Alina. He died 1182.

[DUNB392] Agnes (daughter of Waltheof) married [SINC441] Baron William Sinclair (see ROSSLYN BARONY).