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Ada of Huntingdon, Heiress of Yardley

Nicknames: "Ada "le Scot" de Huntington", "Aday of Scotland", "Ada de Huntington"
Birthplace: Huntingdon, Huntingdonshire, England
Death: Died in Hardingstone, Northamptonshire, England
Place of Burial: Memorial in St Mary's Church, Astbury, Cheshire East, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Daughter of David, Earl of Huntingdon and Matilda of Chester
Wife of Sir Henry de Hastings, of Ashill
Mother of Maud de Hastings; Hillaria de Hastings; Ada de Hastings; Sir Henry ll de Hastings, of Ashill and Sir John de Hastings, of Ashill
Sister of NN (Galfridus) de Crawford; Robert of Huntingdon, Prince of Scotland; Margaret de Huntington; David of Huntingdon; Isabel of Huntingdon and 4 others
Half sister of Margaret de Huntington Lord of Galloway; N.N. le Scot; Ada (the elder) of Huntington; N.N. of Huntingdon and Henry de Brechin, Lord

Occupation: Lady, Princess
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About Ada of Huntingdon, Heiress of Yardley

  • Ada of Huntingdon1,2,3,4,5,6
  • F, #6451, d. between 4 August 1241 and 30 June 1242
  • Father David, 9th Earl of Huntingdon2,3,7,5,6 b. 1152, d. 17 Jun 1219
  • Mother Maud of Chester3,7,6 b. 1171, d. 6 Jan 1233
  • Ada of Huntingdon married Sir Henry de Hastings, King's Steward of the Abbey of Bury St. Edmunds, son of Sir William de Hastings, Steward of the Royal Household & of the Abbey of Bury St. Edmunds and Margaret le Bigod, between 1224 and 7 June 1237; They had 1 son (Sir Henry) and 3 daughters (Hillary, wife of Sir William de Harcourt, & of Robert de Frankeville; Ada, wife of Sir Hubert Hovel; & Margery).2,3,4,5,6 Ada of Huntingdon died between 4 August 1241 and 30 June 1242; Buried at Astbury, Cheshire.3,6
  • Family Sir Henry de Hastings, King's Steward of the Abbey of Bury St. Edmunds b. c 1205, d. c 9 Aug 1250
  • Children
    • Hillaria de Hastings+2,3,5,6 d. a 1295
    • Ada de Hastings8 b. b 1230, d. a 1301
    • Sir Henry de Hastings, Baron Hastings, Constable of Winchester Castle+3,6 b. c 1235, d. c 4 Mar 1269
    • Margery de Hastings8 b. c 1237
  • Citations
  • 1.[S1674] Unknown author, The Complete Peerage, by Cokayne, Vol. IV, p. 670, Vol. VI, p. 345; Ancestral Roots of 60 Colonists, p. 91; Burke's Peerage, 1938, p. 1356.
  • 2.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 340-341.
  • 3.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 321-323.
  • 4.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. I, p. 226.
  • 5.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. III, p. 204.
  • 6.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. III, p. 248-249.
  • 7.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. I, p. 223.
  • 8.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. III, p. 251.
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  • There are old tombs of the Brereton family in the churchyard. The one with a canopy shows the effigy of a knight with his lady. It is rare to see a monument of such age outside and these are badly weathered. Raymond Richards notes that it is the tomb of Sir Ralph Brereton but the brochure in the church mentions that is could be the tomb of a Brereton or a Ventables. My photograph below, taken with flash and enhanced digitally allows one to pick out most of the following incripiton, but the beginning of the last work was provided from Ormerod's History of Cheshire, Volume 3 page 33. Note that the letter N is written back-to-front throughout. It translates as "Here lie Radulphus Brereton, knight, and lady Ada his wife one of the daughters of David Earl of Huntingdon. Ormerod gives a family tree of the Breretons of Brereton in which he states "Sir Ralph de Brereton, knight, said in some pedigrees to marry Ada, daughter of David Earl of Huntingdon, relict of Henry Hastings, and living in 1275".
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  • Ada of Huntingdon1
  • F, #107766, d. after 1241
  • Last Edited=19 Jan 2011
  • Ada of Huntingdon was the daughter of David of Scotland, 9th Earl of Huntingdon and Matilda of Chester.1 She married Sir Henry de Hastings before 7 June 1237.1 She died after 1241.1
  • Children of Ada of Huntingdon and Sir Henry de Hastings
    • 1.Sir Henry de Hastings+1 d. c 5 Mar 1268/69
    • 2.Eleanor de Hastings+2
  • Citations
  • 1.[S11] Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Families: The Complete Genealogy (London, U.K.: The Bodley Head, 1999), page 194. Hereinafter cited as Britain's Royal Families.
  • 2.[S37] BP2003 volume 2, page 1816. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
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  • Henry De HASTINGS of Asshill (Sir)
  • Born: ABT 1190
  • Died: 9 Aug 1250
  • Notes: of Asshill, Norfolk
  • Father: William De HASTINGS
  • Mother: Margaret BIGOD
  • Married: Ada De HUNTINGDON (b. AFT 1190 - d. AFT 2 Nov 1241) (dau. of David De Huntingdon and Maud De Keveliok) 7 Jun 1237
  • Children:
    • 1. Henry De HASTINGS (Sir Constable of Winchester Castle)
    • 2. Margaret De HASTINGS
    • 3. Hillary De HASTINGS
  • From: De HASTINGS of Asshill (Sir)
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  • David of Scotland (Medieval Gaelic: Dabíd) (c. 1144 – 17 June 1219) was a Scottish prince and Earl of Huntingdon. He was a claimant to the Scottish throne.
  • He was the youngest surviving son of Henry of Scotland, 3rd Earl of Huntingdon and Ada de Warenne, a daughter of William de Warenne, 2nd Earl of Surrey, and Elizabeth of Vermandois. His paternal grandfather was David I of Scotland. Huntingdon was granted to him after his elder brother William I of Scotland ascended the throne. David's son John succeeded him .... etc.
  • On 26 August 1190 David married Matilda of Chester (1171 – 6 January 1233), daughter of Hugh de Kevelioc, 3rd Earl of Chester. He was almost thirty years Matilda's senior. The marriage was recorded by Benedict of Peterborough.[1]
  • David and Matilda had seven children:
    • Margaret of Huntingdon (c. 1194 – c. 1228), married Alan, Lord of Galloway, by whom she had two daughters, including Dervorguilla of Galloway.
    • Robert of Huntingdon (died young)
    • Ada of Huntingdon, married Sir Henry de Hastings, by whom she had one son, Henry de Hastings, 1st Baron Hastings.
    • Matilda (Maud) of Huntingdon (-aft.1219, unmarried)
    • Isobel of Huntingdon (1199–1251), married Robert Bruce, 4th Lord of Annandale, by whom she had two sons, including Robert de Brus, 5th Lord of Annandale.
    • John of Scotland, Earl of Huntingdon (1207 – 6 June 1237), married Elen ferch Llywelyn. He succeeded his uncle Ranulf as Earl of Chester in 1232, but died childless.
    • Henry of Huntingdon (died young)[2][3]
  • Earl David also had three illegitimate children:[4]
    • Henry of Stirling
    • Henry of Brechin
    • Ada, married Malise, son of Ferchar, Earl of Strathearn
  • After the extinction of the senior line of the Scottish royal house in 1290, when the legitimate line of William the Lion of Scotland ended, David's descendants were the prime candidates for the throne. The two most notable claimants to the throne, Robert Bruce, 5th Lord of Annandale (grandfather of King Robert I of Scotland) and John of Scotland were his descendants through David's daughters Isobel and Margaret, respectively. .... etc.
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  • Ada of Huntingdon[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8]
  • Born of, , , England
  • Died Aft 2 Nov 1241 [2, 4]
  • Father David of Scotland, Earl of Huntington, of, , , England
  • Mother Maud of Chester, Countess of Huntingdon, of, , Cheshire, England
  • Family 1 Henry de Hastings, Lord Hastings, b. Abt 1200, of, Ashill, Norfolk, England
  • Children
    • 1. Sir Henry de Hastings, Knight, b. Abt 1230, of, Ashill, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location, d. Abt 5 Mar 1268-1269
  • Family 2 Sir Ralph de Brereton, Knight, of, Brereton cum Smethwick, Cheshire, England
  • Children
    • 1. Sir William de Brereton, Knight, of, Brereton cum Smethwick, Cheshire, England
    • 2. Gilbert de Brereton, of, Brereton cum Smethwick, Cheshire, England
  • Sources
  • [S1506] #560 [1882] The History of the County Palatine and City of Chester (1882), Ormerod, George, (2nd edition. 3 volumes. London: G. Routledge, 1882), FHL microfilms 496,910, 547,521 and 824,313-824,31., vol. 3 p. 52;.
  • [S4876] #21 The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct, or Dormant (1910), Cokayne, George Edward (main author) and Vicary Gibbs (added author), (New edition. 13 volumes in 14. London: St. Catherine Press,1910-), vol. 3 p. 169 fn. d.
  • [S1800] #771 The History of the Princes, the Lords Marcher and the Ancient Nobility of Powys Fodog and the Ancient Lords of Arwystli, Cedewen and Meirionydd (1881-1887), Lloyd, Jacob Youde William, (6 volumes. London: T. Richards, 1881-1887), FHL book 942.9 D2L; FHL microfilms 990,213-990,214., vol. 3 p. 92, 92 fn. 1; vol. 5 p. 413*.
  • [S4587] The Magna Charta Sureties, 1215 (1964), Adams, Arthur and Weis, Frederick Lewis, (Reprint of the second authorized edition with revision and corrects by Walter Lee Shepard, Jr. published in Baltimore in 1964. The original was first published in Boston in 1955. Microfilm of original published: Baltimore [Mayland]: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1968. Salt Lake city, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1978), FHL book 973 D2aa, volumes 1-5; FHL microfilm1,036., p. 9 line 7:3.
  • [S1096] #798 The Wallop Family and Their Ancestry (1928), Watney, Vernon James, (4 volumes. Oxford: John Johnson, 1928), FHL book Q 929.242 W159w; FHL microfilm 1,696,491 ., p. 136;.
  • [S2411] #11915 British Genealogy (filmed 1950), Evans, Alcwyn Caryni, (Books A to H. National Library of Wales MSS 12359-12360D. Manuscript filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1950), FHL microfilms 104,355 and 104,390 item 2., book 8 p. H77.
  • [S2619] #11050 The English Ancestry of Peter Bulkeley, Grace Chetwood, and Sarah Chauncy (1988), Ayers, Frank Wayne, (Walnut Creek, California: F.W. Ayers, 1988), 88;.
  • [S1137] #772 Archaeologia Cambrensis: a Record of the Antiquities of Wales and its Marches, and the Journal of the Cambrian Archaeological Association (1846-), Cambrian Archaeological Association (London), (London: W. Pickering, 1846-), FHL book 942.9 B2c., H.J.F. Vaughan, "Tribe of Ednowain Bendew", 4th series (1878) vol. 9 p. 40.
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  1. Death: AFT 2 Nov 1241 in Yardley Hastings, Hardingstone, Northamptonshire, England
  2. Note:
   "The Complete Peerage", Vol. VI,p.345 :-
   Ada, sister and coheir of John the Scot, 10th Earl of Huntingdon, 3rd daughter of David of Scotland, 9th Earl of Huntingdon.
   Ormerod, for some reason, calls her Adama and doesn't show a d. Ada. This is because his sources have suggested that the Ada shown as the d. was actually the widow of Henry de Hastings. i.e. Ada and Adama were thought to be one person.
   Recently (Feb.2006) the following was found on the internet (edited from G o o g l e's cache of retrieved 23/01/2006)
   Sir Henry de Hastings, Lord Hastings born 1200 of Fillongley, Warwickshire, England,[N];
   married Ada le Scot , daughter of David of Scotland Earl of Huntingdon and Matilda (Mabel) le Meschines of Chester, circa 1224; died circa 9 Aug 1250.
   Children of Sir Henry de Hastings,Lord Hastings and Ada le Scot were as follows:
   ii. Ada d'Eu; married Hubert Houel. (MORE THAN ONE MARRIAGE ????)
  • Ada le Scot of Huntington

born 1 January 1199/1200

died after 1241


  • David Earl of Huntington

born 1144 Northumberland, England

died 17 June 1219 Yardley, Northhamptonshire, England or Jedburgh, Roxburghshire, Scotland


  • Maud (Matilda) Kevelioc de Meschines

born 1171 Chester, England

died 6 January 1233

married 26 August 1190


  • Margaret Huntington le Scot born 1191 died 1228

Robert le Scot

Maud le Scot

Henry le Scot of Stirling Lord of Brechin died after 1215 before August 1238

David le Scot

  • Isobella le Scot born 1199 Huntington, Huntingtonshire, England died 1251/52

John le Scot Earl of Chester born 1207 died 6 Jun 1237 Darnhall, Chestershire, England

  • daughter of David Earl of Huntington


  • Sir Henry de Hastings

born about 1193? Ashill, Norfolk, England

died before 9 August 1250


  • Sir Henry de Hastings

born about 1225 Bergavenny, Norfolk, England

died 5 March 1269 England

biographical or anecdotal information:



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Descendant of Charlemagne, Holy Roman Emperor (747-813)

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Ada of Huntingdon, Heiress of Yardley's Timeline

Huntingdon, Huntingdonshire, England
Age 19
Ashill, Norfolk, England

"Sir Henry DE HASTINGES, of the same (who died shortly before 9 August 1250), by Ada, sister and coheir of John the Scot, 10th Earl of Huntingdon, 3rd daughter of David of Scotland, 9th Earl of Huntingdon." [Complete Peerage VI:345]

Age 21
Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
Age 25
Ashill, Swaffham, Norfolk, England
Age 28
Swaflam, Norfolk, England
April 1235
Age 30
November 2, 1241
Age 36
Hardingstone, Northamptonshire, England
Age 36
Swaffham, Norfolk, England
June 1, 1935
Age 36
June 1, 1935
Age 36