Gille Críst, Earl of Angus

Gille Críst, Earl of Angus ruled until 1206 as Mormaer of Angus. He was a son of Gille Brigte of Angus and younger brother of Adam of Angus.

Almost nothing is known of him except that he married Marjorie of Huntingdon, the daughter of Henry of Scotland and Ada de Warenne, and that he was succeeded by his son Donnchad before 1206. His daughter Bethóc (Beatrix) was married to Walter Stewart, 3rd High Steward of Scotland and was mother to Alexander Stewart, 4th High Steward of Scotland. It is claimed that Marjorie of Huntingdon married secondly (as his second wife), Sir William de Lindsay of Luffness and Crawford (born c. 1148 – died c. 1200), but such a marriage did not occur. Gille Críst, Earl of Angus and Marjorie of Huntingdon were ancestors of Robert I (known as Robert the Bruce), King of Scots (b. 11 July 1274 - d. 7 June 1329).[1][2][3]

Gille Críst, 4th Earl of Angus had by his first wife, Marjorie of Huntingdon (youngest daughter of Henry of Scotland, Earl of Huntingdon and his wife, Ada de Warenne), the following son and daughter:

  • Donnchadh (or Donnchad), 5th Earl of Angus who succeeded him before 1206.
  • Bethóc (or Beatrix) who was married to Walter Stewart, 3rd High Steward of Scotland and mother to Alexander Stewart, 4th High Steward of Scotland.

Gille Críst, 4th Earl of Angus had by his second wife, Ingibiorg Ericsdottir of Caithness (daughter of Eric Thorliotsson), the following son:

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  1. ^ Graham, William, LL.D., Genealogical & Historical Diagrams, Illustrative of the History of Scotland, England, France, and Germany from the Ninth Century to the Present Time, (Edinburgh, 1862) p.13: (author states in the Genealogical and Historical Map of Scotland, No.1, "Henry, Prince of Scotland and Earl of Huntingdon, d. 1152, -- dau. Marjory=Earl of Angus.").
  2. ^ Lord Lindsay. Lives of the Lindsays; or a Memoir of the Houses of Crawford and Balcarres, 2nd ed., vol. 1, (London, 1858) pp. 23-24: (author states, “By William's wife, Marjory, daughter of Henry Prince of Scotland, and sister of King William the Lion and David Earl of Huntingdon, § he left a son and heir, Sir David, Lord of Crawford, and two younger sons, Sir Walter and William, of whom Sir Walter became the ancestor of the House of Lamberton, and William of the Lindsays of Luffness, who ultimately succeeded to the male representation of the Lindsays.”), (author also states, “§ Robert de Pinkeney claimed the Scottish throne in 1291 as descendant and representative of Marjory, mother of his grandmother Alice de Lindsay, the heiress of this original House of Crawford. See his ' Peticio,' Rymer's Foed., torn. ii. p. 576. The mother of Alice having been Aleonora de Limesay, as shewn hereafter, Marjory must have been the wife, not of David, Alice's father, but of William, her grandfather, the William spoken of in the text - one generation more remote.”But is should be noted that the mother of Alice was Margerie, not Aleonora de Limesay who was the wife of Sir William, her grandfather. Lord Lindsay (1849) swapped the two wives in error. An English document (CDS, i, no. 1614) dated 1243 shows that Alice's brother Gerard, Lord of Crawford, is named as "the son of Margerie of Lindsey").
  3. ^ According to Beryl Platts, Scottish Hazzards, vols. 1, 2, 4 & 5 (the Procter Press, 1985); the author states that Sir William de Lindsay born about 1148 who married, firstly, Aleanora de Limesay (daughter of Gerard, Lord of Limesay and Amicia de Bidun) about 1174 by whom he had three sons, also married, secondly, Margaret of Huntingdon (daughter of Henry of Huntingdon, Earl of Huntingdon and Ada de Warenne). [Beryl Platts disagrees with the statement made by Lord Lindsay that Marjorie of Huntingdon had three sons with Sir William de Lindsay (died c. 1200).].

BibliographyEdit

  • Sir James Balfour Paul. The Scots Peerage: founded on Wood's edition of Sir Robert Douglas's, The Peerage of Scotland, (Edinburgh, Scotland: David Douglas, 1904), vol. 1, pp. 4, 5, 12, 13, & 160-165.
  • Cokayne, G.E., The Complete Peerage. New ed., vol. 1, (London, 1910), p. 146.
  • Roberts, John L., Lost Kingdoms: Celtic Scotland in the Middle Ages, (Edinburgh, 1997), pp. 53–54
  • Weir, Alison. Britain's Royal Families: The Complete Genealogy (London, U.K.: The Bodley Head, 1999), p. 196.
  • Richardson, Douglas. Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, vol. 4, (2013), pp. 582–583: [author states, "They had three sons, ... , and four daughters. Children of Henry of Scotland, by Ada de Warenne: i. Malcolm IV of Scotland, ii. William the lion, King of Scots, iii. David of Scotland, iv. Maud of Scotland, v. Margaret of Scotland, vi. Ada of Scotland, vii. ______ of Scotland (daughter)."].
Preceded by Mormaer of Angus
-1206
Succeeded by