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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Earl Patrick of Dunbar & Countess Ada of Scotland

 973530388. Earl Patrick of Dunbar & 973530389. Countess Ada of Scotland

5/24/1153, Malcolm IV succeeded King David I of Scotland.

12/19/1154, Henry II succeeded King Stephen of England.

By 1160, Patrick born in Scotland, s/o 1947060776. Earl Waltheof of Dunbar & 1947060777. Countess Alina ?.

~1165, Ada born in Scotland, d/o 39979020. King William of Scotland.

12/9/1165, William (39979020) the Lion, age 22, succeeded King Malcom IV of Scotland.

8/20/1179, Patrick’s mother died.

Bef. 1182, An agreement was formed between the prior and convent of Coldingham and Earl Waltheof and the sons of Swain the priest, … 2 ploughgates of land in Renton, … if Jordan, son of Swain, or any other brought false charges against the monks of any right which Swain claimed in Coldinghamshire by charters or other customs, Earl Waltheof, Eustace, and the sons of Swain shall be between the monks and those aggressors, … pledges for this: Patrick, son of the earl, Patrick, brother of the earl, Waltheof of Prenderguest, Edward of Oldcambus and his brother, William.

1182, Patrick succeeded his father.

[–––Patrick & Ada–––]

Patrick married Ada.

1187, Patrick appears in English records. (S) Scottish History Society, Constable, 1947, P61.

9/3/1189, Richard I succeeded King Henry II of England.

1190, Patrick, earl of Daubar and March, confirmed the donations to the monks of Melrose abbey by his ancestors. (S) Early History of Stichill, Gunn, 1901, P56.

1195, King William, lying ill at Clackmannan,and having no son, assembled his nobles and announced his appointed successor as Otho of Saxony, who would marry princess Margaret. Earl Patrick of Dunbar, as leader of the dissenting group, maintained that succession of a female line was contrary to the customs of Scotland as long as there was a brother or nephew in the line. (S) Scotland Under Early Kings, Robertson, 2004, P339.

Aft. 1195, Earl Patrick confirmed the right of the monks of Melrose abbey to graze 3 flocks on the common pastures of Spott moor. (S) Domination and Lordship, Oram, 2011, P262.

7/1195, Earl Patrick of Dunbar, styled ‘justiciar’ in a charter. (S) Kingdom of the Scots, Barrow, 2003, P83.

4/16/1196, Earl Patrick donated land to Melrose abbey. (S) Regesta Regum Scottorum, 1971, P378.

1197, Philip de Poitou interdicted Earl Patrick, who governed for the king, from abbutting the bridge at Berwick on any land belonging to the palatinate [The bridge had to be repaired after a flood.]. (S) Brief Sketch of Durham, 4th Edition, 1865, P17.

1199, Patrick, earl of Dunbar, justiciary, witnessed a charter of King William. (S) Caledonia, V1, Chalmers, 1807, P704.

5/27/1199, John succeeded King Richard I of England.

By 1200, Ada, coutess of Earl Patrick, founded a Cistercerian nunnery at St. Bothaus. (S) Border Magazine, 1863, P212.

1200, ‘Ada comitissa filia regis’ died.

[–––Patrick & Christina–––]

1200, ‘P. comes de Dunbar et P. filius eius’ donated property which ‘Willo de Curteneya et A. uxori …’ to Kelso monastery. [Patrick’s seal had a lion rampant.]

Patrick married 2nd Christina de Brus, d/o William de Brus of Annandale & Christine ?. [Patrick’s step-daughter, Eupheme, would marry his son Patrick.]

1201, ‘Com Patricius’ paid a fine of 40 marks and 4 palfreys for an inquisition as to whether ‘Edgar avunculus com Walth patris com Patric’ was seised ‘de servicio Liolf fil Liolf’ in Northumberland. [Patrick failed in his claim – recognition that his great-uncle Edgar was seised in fee of the townships of Berwick, Eglingham and Lilburn at the beginning of the war between King Henry II and his son Henry the Young King, which occurred in 1173.] (S) Magna Carta, Holt, 1992, P136.

1201, William de Forde owed 100 marks for having the king’s peace for Earl Patrick. [Claim of Patrick over townships of Berwick, Eglingham and Lilburn.]

5/21/1203-1209, William, son of Patrick, for Coldstream Priroy; has given church of The Hirsel, as charters of Earl Cospatric, Earl Waltheof, and Patrick his father attest and establish.

~1204, Patrick, earl of Dunbar, in a dispute with the monks of Sorrowlessfield over a pasture. (S) Monastic Annals of Teviotdale, Morton, 1832, P264.

1205, Earl Patrick of Dunbar, styled ‘justiciar’.

7/6/1208, An agreement was formed between Patrick, earl of Dunbar, and the house of Melrose, concerning the pasture west of the Leader, whereby, the earl with the consent of Patrick, his son and heir, in the presence of William, king of Scots, and Earl David, his brother and other good men.

11/6/1208 at Selkirk, King William has granted settlement in his presence and in his full court of dispute between Patrick, earl of Dunbar, and Melrose Abbey anent pasture on west bank of Leader Water; settlement is made with consent of Earl Patrick's son and heir, Patrick.

1208-12, Earl Patrick of Dunbar for Melrose Abbey; has given, with agreement and consent of Patrick, his son and heir, that whole arable land called Sorrowlessfield beyond Leader Water from west towards monks’ grange, as William Sorrowless most fully held it. He exempts the monks from any earthly, forinsec or secular service.

1210, Patrick, earl of Dunbar, and Patrick, his son, and William de Courtenay and his wife Ada, in 1st year of agreement made between them about rent of their land in Hume.

1210-12, ‘comes Patricius’ holding ‘baroniam de Beneleghe’ with 3 knights’ fees in Northumberland.

1212, Earl Patrick offered 100 marks and a palfrey for the Beanley barony. (S) Reign of Alexander II, Oram, 2005, P110.

6/13/1213, Earl Patrick had placed his son William as a hostage in England. (S) Charters of the Abbey of Coupar-Angus, V40, Constable, 1947, P61.

Bef. 1214, Earl Patrick of Dunbar gave Melrose abbey 51 acres known as Friardykes. (S) Domination and Lordship, Oram, 2011, P263.

12/6/1214, Alexander II succeeded King William I of Scotland.

10/28/1216, Henry III, age 9, crowned king of England.

Bef. 10/5/1217, Patrick, earl of Dunbar, and Patrick, his son, announce that abbot and monks of Kelso Abbey, being accountable to William de Courtenay and his wife Ada, in 7th year of agreement made between them about rent of their land in Hume.

3/1218, Patrick founded a monastery of the Red Friars at Dunbar. (S) Monasticon, Gordon, 1875, P290.

11/11/1218, An agreement between Robert Brus and Patrick, earl of Dunbar and C. the countess, records that Patrick was to retain one third of the market and fair of Hartlepool, Durham. (S) Gazetteer of Markets and Fairs.

1220, Earl Patrick of Dunbar involved in a dispute with Dryburgh abbey over the boundaries of Earlston and Caddesley. (S) Land, Law and People in Medieval Scotland, Neville, 2010, P51.

6/18/1221, At York for the wedding of King Alexander to Joan, d/o King John of England, Earl Patric witnessed an endowment by King Alexander to Queen Joan of Jedburgh and Lessudden. (S) Calendonia, Chalmers, 1810, P241.

11/30/1222, King Alexander II for Coldingham Priory; has granted that resignation and quitclaim which Patrick, son of Earl Patrick of Dunbar, made of villa of Swinwood, as charter of Patrick, and confirmation of Earl Patrick, his father, bear witness.

3/30/1231, Robert de Roos witnessed a quit-claim of Patrick, son of Patrick, earl of Dunbar.

1231, Patrick became a monk.

12/25/1232, Patrick, earl of Dunbar and March, near dying, assembled his friends and neighbors in his castle and kept the festival with them. (S) Monastic Annals of Teviotdale, Morton, 1832, P224.

12/31/1232, Patrick, earl of Dunbar, ‘comes Marchie’, died; buried at the Cistercian nunnery of Eccles, Berwickshire.

(S) Scotland’s Historic Heraldry, McAndrew, 2006. (S) People of Medieval Scotland. (S) Foundation for Medieval Genealogy.

Children of Patrick and Ada:

i. Patrick of Dunbar (486765194), born 1185 in Scotland.

ii. William of Dunbar, born ? in Scotland.

William married Christian, d/o Walter Corbet of Mackerston in Roxburgshire. [2 sons.]

1241, Christian died.

1253, William died.

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