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Richard de Umfraville
(-Bef 1227)
Máel Coluim of Angus Earl of Angus
(-Abt 1237/1242)
Mary de Berkeley
Gilbert de Umfraville Earl of Angus
(-Bef 1245)
Matilda of Angus Countess of Angus
Gilbert de Umfraville Earl of Angus
(Abt 1244-Bef 1307)


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1. Elizabeth Comyn

Gilbert de Umfraville Earl of Angus

  • Born: Abt 1244 1
  • Marriage (1): Elizabeth Comyn
  • Died: Bef 13 Oct 1307 1

  General Notes:

GILBERT de Umfraville ([1244]-before 13 Oct 1307). Matthew Paris records that "Gilebertus de Humfranvilla" left "parvulum suum" as his heir when he died. He is styled Earl of Angus in 1267. He was summoned to the English parliament as Lord Umfraville in 1295, and in 1307 as Earl of Angus. "Gilbertus de Hunfranevilla" donated property to the abbey of Loders, Dorset, for the souls of "…filii mei Roberti", by undated charter.

m ELIZABETH Comyn, daughter of ALEXANDER Comyn Earl of Buchan & his wife Elizabeth de Quncy of Winchester (-before 17 Feb 1329). Andrew Wyntoun's Cronykil records that "Jhon and Alysandyre" had five sisters, the third of which married "Schyr Gylbert Wmfrayvyle" by whom she had "Robert…othir brethyr".

Earl Gilbert & his wife had three children: Gilbert, Robert and Thomas. 1


• Inquisition: Post mortem, 13 Oct 1307. 2 47. GILBERT DE UMFRAMVILL alias DUNFRANVYL, EARL OF ANEGOS alias DANEGUS.

Writ, 13 Oct. 1 Edw II. NORTHUMBERLAND. Inq. Tuesday before SS. Simon and Jude, 1 Edw. II.

Prodhow. The castle (extent given), including a park a league in circuit.

Hirlaw. The manor (extent given), pertaining to the said castle.

Birteley. The manor (extent given), including a park a league in circuit.

All held of the king in chief by service of 2 1/2 knights' fees and doing suit at the county (court) of Newcastle on Tyne.

Redesdale (Vallem de Rede) with the liberty, in which is the castle of Hirbotell (extent given), including a borough called Hirbotell, a capital messuage at Oterburn, a park nearly a league in circuit, and free tenants in Ellesden, all held freely (in libertate) of the king in chief by service of defending the same from wolf and robber.

Alwenton. 200a. arable and 10a. meadow, the lordship of the ten towns of Alwenton, Clonhill, Bydellesden, Angreham, Faudon, Ryhill, Scharberton, Nodirton, Boroudon, and Thirnum, which rendered nothing to the earl but knight's service and suit at his court of Hirbotell, and two water-mills, all held of the heirs of Vesci in chief of the barony of Alnewyck by service of 2 knights' fees, and doing suit at the court of Alnewyck.

Robert his son, aged 30 and more, is his next heir.

C. Edw. II. File 2. (21.)

Gilbert married Elizabeth Comyn, daughter of Alexander Comyn Earl of Buchan and Elizabeth de Quincy. (Elizabeth Comyn died before 17 Feb 1329 1.)


1 Charles Cawley, <i>Medieval Lands</i>.

2 J E E S Sharp and A E Stamp, <i>Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem </i> (London: n.p., n.d.), 5 Edward II: 7-15.

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