Maud of Huntingdon, Queen Consort of Scotland

Female 1074 - 1131  (~ 57 years)


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  • Name Maud of Huntingdon 
    Suffix Queen Consort of Scotland 
    Born ~ 1074  (Northumberland, England) Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Also Known As Matilda  [2
    Died 1130-1131  Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Scone Abbey, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Scone Abbey (originally Scone Priory) was a house of Augustinian canons located in Scone, Perthshire (Gowrie), Scotland. Dates given for the establishment of Scone Priory have ranged from 1114 A.D. to 1122 A.D. However, historians have long believed that Scone was before that time the center of the early medieval Christian cult of the Culdees (Celi De in medieval Irish meaning "Companions of God"). Very little is known about the Culdees but it is thought that a cult may have been worshiping at Scone from as early as 700 A.D. Archaeological surveys taken in 2007 suggest that Scone was a site of real significance even prior to 841 A.D., when Kenneth MacAlpin brought the Stone of Destiny, Scotland's most prized relic and coronation stone, to Scone.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scone_Abbey
    Person ID I46728  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 27 Mar 2018 

    Father Waltheof, Earl of Northumbria,   b. (1030-1040), (Northumberland) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 May 1076, Winchester, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Judith of Lens,   b. 1054-1055, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1086  (Age 32 years) 
    Married Y  [2
    Family ID F19044  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family David I of Scotland, King of the Scots,   b. 0___ 1085,   d. 24 May 1154, Carlisle, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years) 
    Married Y  [1, 2, 3
    Children 
     1. Henry of Scotland,   b. 0___ 1114, (Scotland) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1152  (Age ~ 38 years)
    Last Modified 13 Nov 2018 
    Family ID F17121  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - ~ 1074 - (Northumberland, England) Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1130-1131 - Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Scone Abbey, Perthshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Maud or Matilda (c.10741130/31) was the queen consort of King David I of Scotland. She was the great-niece of William the Conqueror and the granddaughter of Earl Siward.

      Biography

      Maud was the daughter of the Waltheof, the Anglo-Saxon Earl of Huntingdon and Northampton, and his Norman wife Judith of Lens. Her father was the last of the major Anglo-Saxon earls to remain powerful after the Norman conquest of England in 1066, and the son of Siward, Earl of Northumbria. Her mother was the niece of William the Conqueror.

      She was married to Simon de Senlis (or St Liz) in about 1090.[1] Earlier, William had tried to get Maud's mother, Judith, to marry Simon. He received the honour of Huntingdon (whose lands stretched across much of eastern England) probably in right of his wife from William Rufus before the end of the year 1090.[2][3]

      She had three known children by him:[2]

      Matilda of St Liz (Maud) (d. 1140); she married Robert Fitz Richard of Tonbridge; she married secondly Saer De Quincy.
      Simon of St Liz (d. 1153)
      Saint Waltheof of Melrose (c.1100 1159/60)
      Her first husband died some time after 1111 and Maud next married David, the brother-in-law of Henry I of England, in 1113.[1][3] Through the marriage, David gained control over his wife's vast estates in England, in addition to his own lands in Cumbria and Strathclyde.[3] They had four children (two sons and two daughters):[1]

      Malcolm (born in 1113 or later, died young)
      Henry (c.1114 1152)
      Claricia (died unmarried)
      Hodierna (died young and unmarried)
      In 1124, David became King of Scots. Maud's two sons by different fathers, Simon and Henry, would later vie for the Earldom of Huntingdon.[3]

      She died in 1130 or 1131 and was buried at Scone Abbey in Perthshire, but she appears in a charter of dubious origin dated 1147.[1]

      Depictions in fiction

      Maud of Huntingdon appears as a character in Elizabeth Chadwick's novel The Winter Mantle (2003), as well as Alan Moore's novel Voice of the Fire (1995) and Nigel Tranter's novel David the Prince (1980).

      References

      ^ Jump up to: a b c d Weir, Alison (1995). Britain's Royal Families: The Complete Genealogy, Revised Edition. London: Random House. ISBN 0-7126-7448-9. p. 192
      ^ Jump up to: a b Matthew Strickland, "Senlis, Simon (I) de", Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/25091
      ^ Jump up to: a b c d G. W. S. Barrow, "David I (c.10851153)", Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, Sept 2004; online edn, Jan 2006 ; Maud (d. 1131): doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/49353 [2]

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

    2. [S9980] "Maud, Countess of Huntingdon" biography, accessed & downloaded Thurssday, November 17th, 2016 by David A. Hennessee, ht.

    3. [S9981] "David I of Scotland" biography, accessed & downloaded Thurssday, November 17th, 2016 by David A. Hennessee, https://en.