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MENTEITH EARLDOM

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[MENT461] Earl Gille Crist of Menteith m. ?
. [MENT472] Earl Muireadhach og of Menteith m. ?
. . [MENT483] Countess Mary of Menteith m. [MENH481] Earl Walter of Menteith

[MENT461] Gille Crist (born c.1164), 1st Earl of Menteith, died before 1198.

Muireadhach [Murdoch/Maurice], 2nd Earl of Menteith, resigned the Earldom (1213) in favour of his younger brother.

[MENT472] Muireadhach og [= the younger] (son of Gille Crist, and younger brother of Muireadhach), 3rd Earl of Menteith (1213-33), one of the seven Earls of Scotland. He died 1233, leaving only daughters.

[MENT484] Isabella (eldest daughter of Muireadhach og), 4th Countess of Menteith (1233-60). She married 1. Lord Walter Comyn of Badenoch; then 2. Sir John Russell of England. Sir John and Isabella were arrested (1260), charged with having poisoned Isabella's first husband, and her title was thereby forfeit.

[MENT483] Mary (younger daughter of Muireadhach og), 5th Countess of Menteith (1260-), married [MENH481] Walter Stewart (son of High Steward Walter II, see STEWARDS OF SCOTLAND), who thereby became 5th Earl of Menteith (in the right of his wife).

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[STEW481] High Steward Walter II of Scotland m. [ANGS482] Bethoc of Angus
. [MENH481] Earl Walter of Menteith m. [MENT483] Countess Mary of Menteith
. . [MENH491] Earl Alexander of Menteith m. Matilda
. . . [MENH502] Margaret of Menteith m. [NETH511] Sir Alexander of Abernethy

[MENH481] Walter Stewart (born 1225), married [MENT483] Mary of Menteith. Walter challenged Mary's elder sister Isabella, 4th Countess of Menteith (as mentioned above), and afterwards Walter became 5th Earl of Menteith (1260-c.1294).

[MENH491] Alexander, dropped his surname Stewart in favour of Menteith, 6th Earl of Menteith (c.1294-), married Matilda. He was captured at the Battle of Dunbar (1296) and spent some time in the Tower of London. He was released but his two sons remained in the Tower as hostages. He died some time between 1297-1304.

[MENH502] Margaret (daughter of Alexander) married [NETH511] Sir Alexander of Abernethy (see ABERNETHY LORDSHIP).