Sir David of Scotland, Earl of Huntingdon

Male 1152 - 1219  (~ 67 years)


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  • Name David of Scotland 
    Title Sir 
    Suffix Earl of Huntingdon 
    Born 0___ 1152  (Scotland) Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Also Known As Dabid - Medieval Gaelic  [1
    Also Known As Earl David  [1
    Also Known As Prince David of Scotland  [3
    Died 17 Jun 1219  [1
    Person ID I46725  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 17 Nov 2016 

    Father Henry of Scotland,   b. 0___ 1114, (Scotland) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1152  (Age ~ 38 years) 
    Mother Ada de Warenne,   b. ~ 1120, Surry, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0___ 1178, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years) 
    Married 0___ 1139  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 5
    Family ID F17118  Group Sheet

    Family Matilda of Chester, Countess of Huntingdon,   b. 0___ 1171,   d. 6 Jan 1233, (Scotland) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years) 
    Married 26 Aug 1190  [1, 6
    Children 
     1. Margaret of Huntingdon, Lady of Galloway,   b. ~ 1194, Galloway, Wigtownshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0___ 1223  (Age ~ 29 years)
     2. Isabella of Huntingdon,   b. 0___ 1199,   d. 0___ 1251  (Age ~ 52 years)
     3. John of Scotland, 9th Earl of Huntingdon,   b. 0___ 1207,   d. 6 Jun 1237  (Age ~ 30 years)
     4. Ada of Huntingdon,   b. (Scotland) Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 18 Apr 2018 
    Family ID F17120  Group Sheet

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  • Notes 
    • David of Scotland (Medieval Gaelic: Dabâid) (1152 – 17 June 1219) was a Scottish prince and 8th Earl of Huntingdon. He was, until 1198, heir to the Scottish throne.

      Life

      He was the youngest surviving son of Henry of Scotland, 3rd Earl of Huntingdon and Ada de Warenne, a daughter of William de Warenne, 2nd Earl of Surrey, and Elizabeth of Vermandois. His paternal grandfather was David I of Scotland. Huntingdon was granted to him after his elder brother William I of Scotland ascended the throne. David's son John succeeded him to the earldom.

      In 1190 his brother gave him 'superiority' over Dundee and its port. The same year he endowed Lindores Abbey in Fife and a church dedicated to St Mary in Dundee.[1]

      In the litigation for succession to the crown of Scotland in 1290–1292, the great-great-grandson Floris V, Count of Holland of David's sister, Ada, claimed that David had renounced his hereditary rights to the throne of Scotland. He therefore declared that his claim to the throne had priority over David's descendants. However, no explanation or firm evidence for the supposed renunciation could be provided.

      Marriage and issue

      On 26 August 1190 David married Matilda of Chester (1171 – 6 January 1233), daughter of Hugh de Kevelioc, 3rd Earl of Chester. He was almost thirty years Matilda's senior. The marriage was recorded by Benedict of Peterborough.[2]

      David and Matilda had seven children:

      Margaret of Huntingdon (c. 1194 – c. 1228), married Alan, Lord of Galloway, by whom she had two daughters, including Dervorguilla of Galloway.
      Robert of Huntingdon (died young)
      Ada of Huntingdon, married Sir Henry de Hastings, by whom she had one son, Henry de Hastings, 1st Baron Hastings.
      Matilda (Maud) of Huntingdon (-aft.1219, unmarried)
      Isobel of Huntingdon (1199–1251), married firstly, Henry De Percy and had issue and secondly, Robert Bruce, 4th Lord of Annandale, by whom she had two sons, including Robert de Brus, 5th Lord of Annandale.
      John of Scotland, Earl of Huntingdon (1207 – 6 June 1237), married Elen ferch Llywelyn. He succeeded his uncle Ranulf as Earl of Chester in 1232, but died childless.
      Henry of Huntingdon (died young)[3][4]

      Earl David also had three illegitimate children:[5]

      Henry of Stirling
      Henry of Brechin
      Ada, married Malise, son of Ferchar, Earl of Strathearn

      After the extinction of the senior line of the Scottish royal house in 1290, when the legitimate line of William the Lion of Scotland ended, David's descendants were the prime candidates for the throne. The two most notable claimants to the throne, Robert Bruce, 5th Lord of Annandale (grandfather of King Robert I of Scotland) and John of Scotland were his descendants through David's daughters Isobel and Margaret, respectively.

      end of biography [1]

  • Sources 
    1. [S9973] "David, Earl of Huntingdon" biography, accessed & downloaded Thurssday, November 17th, 2016 by David A. Hennessee, http.

    2. [S9979] "Henry of Scotland" biography, accessed & downloaded Thurssday, November 17th, 2016 by David A. Hennessee, https://en.wi.

    3. [S10520] "William de Valence, 1st Earl ofPembroke", biography, abstracted November 29, 2015 by David A. Hennessee, info@classroom.

    4. [S9970] "William de Warenne, 2nd Earl of Surrey" biography, accessed & downloaded Thurssday, November 17th, 2016 by David A. Hen.

    5. [S9976] "Ada de Warenne" biography, accessed & downloaded Thurssday, November 17th, 2016 by David A. Hennessee, https://en.wikip.

    6. [S9974] "Matilda of Chester, Countess of Huntingdon" biography, accessed & downloaded Thurssday, November 17th, 2016 by David A.