Malcolm of Atholl Earl of Atholl
(-Between 1186/1198)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Hextilda of Tynedale

Malcolm of Atholl Earl of Atholl

  • Marriage (1): Hextilda of Tynedale after 1179 1
  • Died: Between 1186 and Aug 1198 1

  General Notes:

MALCOLM, son of [MADDAD Earl of Atholl & his [first wife] ---] (-[1186/Aug 1198]). His parentage is confirmed by the Liber Vitæ of Durham, as corrected by Balfour Paul. Earl of Atholl. "Malcolmus comes Atholie…sponsa mea E. comitissa" donated "ecclesiam de Molin" to Dunfermline monastery by undated charter witnessed by "…H filio meo…". "…Comite Duncano, Gillebrid comite de Anegus, M. comite de Ethoel, Gillecrist comite de Meneteth, Gillberto filio comitis Ferteth, Merlefwano Adam filio comitis de Anegus…" witnessed the charter dated 1164 under which "Malcolmus rex Scottorum" confirmed the foundation of Scone abbey. "…Malcolmo comite de Athewethle…" witnessed the undated charter, dated to after [1170], under which William King of Scotland confirmed the donation of "ecclesiam de Sconin" to St Andrew's priory. William King of Scotland confirmed the donation of "ecclesia de Login" made to Scone Abbey by "Malcolmus comes Atholie" by undated charter. "Malcolmi comitis Atholie" donated property to Cupar abbey by undated charter, witnessed by "Henrico filio comitis, Malcolmo et Dunecano fratribus eius…". "Malcolmus comes de Athoil" donated "ecclesiam de Dul" to St Andrew's priory by undated charter witnessed by "Dunecano comite de Fif, Hextilda comitissa sponsa mea…Henrico et Dunecano filiis meis…". The Liber Vitæ of Durham lists (in order) "Malcolmus filius Mal. et comes Athodlie, Hextilda filia Ucthredi uxor eius, Simon filius eius, Henricus filius eius, Dunecanus frater eius, Bedoch soror eius, Kelethaoni filius eius, Cristina soror eius, Margareta soror eius, Constantinus nepos eius…". Balfour Paul corrects the first name in the list to "Malcolmus filius Madi. comes Athodlie" after comparing the printed version to "a fine autotype of folio 60…lent by Sir Archibald Hamilton Dunbar of Northfield".

m firstly [E---], daughter of ---. "Malcolmus comes Atholie…sponsa mea E. comitissa" donated "ecclesiam de Molin" to Dunfermline monastery by undated charter witnessed by "…H filio meo…". It is not certain that this document refers to Earl Malcolm's first wife. "E" could also be an abbreviation which refers to his second wife "[H]extilda".

m secondly (after 1179) as her second husband, HEXTILDA of Tynedale, widow of RICHARD Comyn, daughter of [UHTRED Lord of Tynedale & his wife Bethoc of Scotland]. The proofs relating to the claim to the Scottish throne in 1291 made by "dñi Johannis Comyn" name "Hextilde" as daughter and heiress of "Gothrik", son of "Dovenald filius Duncani filii Erici", and "Willelmo" as her son and heir. However, in the Great Roll, John Comyn traced his descent from Bethoc, daughter and heiress of Donald. This conflict in the claimant's genealogy is suspicious. In any case, the chronology for Hextilda's supposed descent from King Donald Bane is stretched to the limit of credibility. It is suggested that the supposed parentage of Hextilda should be treated with caution. "R. Cumin" donated property to Hexham Priory, with the consent of "uxoris meæ Hextildis", by undated charter which names "fratrem meum Walterum". "Ric Cymyn" donated "ecclesiam de Lyntunruderie" to Kelso monastery, for the souls of "Henrici comitis dni mei et…Johis filii mei quorum corpa apud eos tumulant", by charter dated to [1160], witnessed by "Hextild sponsa mea, Od filio meo…". Her second marriage is confirmed by the undated charter under which "Hextildis comitissa de Eththetela" donated property to Rievall Abbey, for the soul of "domini mei Richardi Cumin". "Malcolmus comes de Athoil" donated "ecclesiam de Dul" to St Andrew's priory by undated charter witnessed by "Dunecano comite de Fif, Hextilda comitissa sponsa mea…Henrico et Dunecano filiis meis…". The Liber Vitæ of Durham lists (in order) "Hextild, Willelmus, Odenellus, Simon, Ricardus Cumin…", and in a later passage "Malcolmus filius Mal. et comes Athodlie, Hextilda filia Ucthredi uxor eius…".

Earl Malcolm & his first wife had [eight] children. 1


Malcolm married Hextilda of Tynedale after 1179.1


Sources


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

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