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Christian de Callendar

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Birthplace: Callendar House,Stirling,Stirlingshire,Scotland
Death: Died in Scotland
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Sir Patrick de Callendar; Patrick de Callendar and Margaret de la Val
Wife of Sir William Livingston, MP
Mother of Sir John Livingston of Callendar; Robert Livingston, Drumry; Patrick Livingston; William De Livingston, Laird of Callendar, Sir; Walter Livingston and 2 others
Sister of Sir John de Callendar and Awin Thane of Callendar

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About Christian de Callendar

Christian de Callendar died date unknown. She was the daughter and heiress of Sir Patrick Callendar. She married William Livingston, son of William de Livingston.

Sir William Livingston and Christian de Callendar had the following children:

  • Patrick Livingston who died while a hostage in England
  • Sir John Livingston of Callendar
  • William Livingston who was appointed in 1402 one of the guardians of his nephew Archibald de Livingston.
  • Walter Livingston who was appointed in 1402 one of the guardians of his nephew Archibald de Livingston

Notes for Christian de Callendar:

October 13, 1362 King David granted the lands of Kilsyth in the Lennox, which had recently reverted to the crown through the death of Margaret, daughter and heiress of Robert de la Val (Vaus), unmarried. This grant, the charter confirming it, states, was made through the intercession of Sir William de Livingston's old companion in arms Sir Robert Erskine, who pointed out to the king that as these lands had formerly been held by the thanes of Calentyr or Callendar, Christian's ancestors, it would be an act of grace on King David's part to restore them to her and her husband as the representatives of that ancient family. Curiously enough, about sixty years before this date, an inquisition had been held on Feb. 22, 1303-4, by Sir William's kinsman Sir Archibald de Livingston, then Sheriff of Stirling, to ascertain the rightful heir to the lands of Callendar and Kilsyth, owing to the death of Sir John de Callendar, their late owner, when the jury found that the late Sir John de Callendar (Christian's great-grandfather) had held the lands of Callendar in chief of the king (Edward I of England), doing the service of one knight, while the lands of Kilsyth had been held in chief of the Earl of Fife, doing the service of ten archers, and that "Alwin, son of the said Sir John, is his nearest heir, and is 28 years of age. A few years before this date King Edward I had presented the 'Lady of Calentir' with a cask of flour, a cask of wine, and four quarters of barley malt. Both Sir John de Callendar and his son Alwin had sworn homage to the great Plantagenet in 1296 and the father had died in that king's service. A portion of the lands of Kilsyth with others in the Lennox, together with the patronage of the church of Monyabroch (now Kilsyth), had come into the possession of the Callendar family through the marriage of Malcolm, son of Duncan, thane of Callendar, to Eva, daughter of Alwin, second Earl of Lennox, of the original Celtic earldom, circa 1217. The reddendo for these lands was a pair of golden spurs payable to the Earl of Lennox at the fair of Glasgow. So that by the marriage of this Eva's great-great-great-granddaughter Christian to Sir William de Livingston, these lands continued, with a short break, in the possession of this lady's direct descendants for the space of five hundred years, until their last Livingston owner was forfeited in 1716. This marriage is also of interest, owing to the fact that Eva's mother is said to have been a daughter of Gilchrist, Earl of Menteith, so that her descendants can claim lineal descent from two of the ancient Celtic earldoms of Scotland. This alliance also led to an alteration in the Livingston family coat-of-arms, as most of the descendants of Sir William de Livingston's marriage with the Callendar heiress quartered the arms of Callendar with their paternal coat. The blazon of these quartered arms is therefore: First and Fourth, argent, three cinquefoils gules, within a double tressure, flory and counterflory vert, for Livingston; Second and Third, sable, a bend between six billets or, for Callendar.

The Descent of Christian de Callendar from Mr. E.B. Livingston: The Livingstons of Callendar Alwin, first Earl of Lennox died circa 1199 m ?

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Alwin, second Earl of Lennox died circa 1217 m Eva, daughter of Gilchrist Earl of Menteith

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Eva m Malcolm, son of Duncan Thane of Callendar

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Alwin, Thane of Callendar circa 1240 ?

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Sir John de Callendar performed homage to Edward I, 1296 died February 22, 1303/04 m ?

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Alwin de Callendar 28 years of age in February 1303/04 m ?

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Patrick de Callendar m ?

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Christian de Callendar only daughter m Sir William Livingston

From The Scots Peerage: Founded on Wood's Edition of Sir Robert Douglas's Peerage of Scotland; Containing an Historical and Genealogical Account of the Nobility of that Kingdom, Volume 5 (Google eBook) James Balfour Paul D. Douglas, 1908 - Nobility.  "LIVINGSTON, VISCOUNT KILSYTH Page 184:

THE lands of Kilsyth (Kelnasydhe in the oldest charter) appear to have formed part of the ancient earldom of Lennox. A carucate and a half of these lands, together with the patronage of the church of Moniabrochd formed part of the dowry of Eva, sister of Maldouen, Earl of Lennox, on her marriage to Malcolm, son of Duncan,1 but there is no evidence that it was erected into a barony at that period.

Through Alwin, Thane of Callendar, son of Eva, this part of Kilsyth was inherited by the family of Callendar (anciently Kalentyr or Calentar), but was forfeited by Sir Patrick Callendar owing to his adherence to the cause of Baliol.

Christian, the daughter and heiress of Sir Patrick, became the wife of Sir William Livingston, who obtained from David n. a grant of the lands of Callendar,3 and also, by a charter in favour of himself and his wife, the lands of Kilsyth. From this latter charter, it would appear that the whole of these lands had previously been in the hands of the calendars and had passed from them to Robert de Vall, whose daughter and heiress dying unmarried in England, they had fallen to the Crown.

At the instance of Sir Robert Erskine, the King, remembering the connection of the calendars with Kilsyth, and considering that it would be only an act of justice to restore the lands of Christian de Callendar and her husband as the representatives of that family, this was done by the charter referred to, which is dated 13 October 1362.

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1318
1318
Drumry, Dumbartonshire, Scotland
1320
1320
Callendar House,Stirling,Stirlingshire,Scotland
1345
1345
Age 25
Scotland
1350
1350
Age 30
Callendar House,Stirling,Stirlingshire,Scotland
1350
Age 30
Scotland
1356
1356
Age 30
Callendar House, Stirling, Stirlingshire, Scotland
1356
Age 30
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