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George de Dunbar

Also Known As: "George de Dunbar Lord of Annandale and Isle of Man", "George Dunbar", "10th Earl of Dunbar & 3rd Earl of March", "Sir George 12th Lord of Annandale and Lord of the Isle of Man"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Stranith (Present Nithsdale), Dumfriesshire, Scotland
Death: Died in Dunbar Castle, East Lothian, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Patrick Dunbar, Knight and Isabella Randolph
Husband of Christian de Seton, Countess of Dunbar & March
Father of George Dunbar, 10th/11th Earl of Dunbar & 4th Earl March; Elizabeth Dunbar; Patrick Dunbar; John Dunbar; Sir David Dunbar of Cockburn and 7 others
Brother of Sir John Dunbar, 1st Earl of Moray; Agnes (or Elizabeth) Dunbar and David de Dunbar of Cumnock

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About George de Dunbar, 9th/10th Earl of Dunbar, 3rd Earl of March

George Dunbar, 9th Earl of Dunbar was born circa 1336.1 He was the son of Sir Patrick Dunbar and Isabel Randolph.2,3 He married Christian de Seton, daughter of Alan de Wyntoun and Margaret de Seton.2 He died between 1416 and 1420.1

    

He succeeded to the title of 9th Earl of Dunbar [S., c. 1115] on 25 July 1368.4 He succeeded to the title of 3rd Earl of March [S., c. 1290] on 25 July 1368.4 Between 1370 and 1390 referred to in contemporary sources by as Lord of Annandale and the Isle of Man.4 He held the office of Warden of the Marches in 1372.4

He fought in the Battle of Otterburn in 1388, where he took command of the Scots after the death of ‘Black Douglas.4' In 1400 he renounced his allegiance to King Robert III on that King's eldest son and heir the Duke of Rothesay breaking off his engagement to the 9th Earl's daughter, Elizabeth.4 He fought in the Battle of Homildon Hill in 1402, with the English.4 He fought in the Battle of Shrewsburyl in 1403, with the English against Harry Hotspur, now in rebellion.4 In 1406 after King Robert III's death, he negotiated with the Regent a renewal of allegiance to the Scottish Crown, though at the price of the Lordship of Annandale among other possessions.4

Child of George Dunbar, 9th Earl of Dunbar

  • Sir David Dunbar of Cockburn+1

Children of George Dunbar, 9th Earl of Dunbar and Christian de Seton

  • Elizabeth Dunbar
  • George Dunbar, 10th Earl of Dunbar+1 b. c 1370, d. bt 1455 - 1457

Citations

  1. [S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume IV, page 509. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  2. [S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 1, page 1205. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
  3. [S37] Charles Mosley, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
  4. [S37] Charles Mosley, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition, volume 1, page 1207.

-------------------- George Dunbar, 9th Earl of Dunbar

  • Birth: about 1336
  • Parents: Patrick Dunbar, Isabel Randolph
  • Married: Christian de Seton
  • Death: about 1416

George de Dunbar, 10th Earl of Dunbar and March (1338 – 1420), 12th Lord of Annandale and Lord of the Isle of Man,] was "one of the most powerful nobles in Scotland of his time, and the rival of the Douglases."

Pitscottie states that this George is a son of John de Dunbar of Derchester & Birkynside, by his spouse Geiles (or Isabella), daughter of Thomas Randolph, 1st Earl of Moray (d. 1332).[6] John was the brother of Sir Patrick de Dunbar, 9th Earl of March. George succeeded his uncle Sir Patrick in his honours and estates, and appears in a charter dated 28 June 1363; and is second witness, styled 'cousin' of Sir Patrick and his wife 'black' Agnes, in another charter signed at Dunbar Castle on 24 May 1367.[7] "Robetus de Lawedre, consanguineus noster" (a cousin) witnessed a charter of "Georgii comitis Marchie" relating to Sorrowlessfield, a still extant property on the (A68) road south of Earlston, Berwickshire, in the reign (1390-1406) of Robert III,[8] indicating both his extended family and that he was active in the management of the Dunbar family estates during Robert's reign.

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George Dunbar, 9th Earl of Dunbar was born circa 1336.1 He was the son of Sir Patrick Dunbar and Isabel Randolph.2,3 He married Christian de Seton, daughter of Alan de Wyntoun and Margaret de Seton.2 He died circa 1416.1

George Dunbar, 9th Earl of Dunbar gained the title of 9th Earl of Dunbar. In 1370 referred to in contemporary sources by as Lord of Annandale and the Isle of Man.4 In 1372 Warden of the Marches , took cmd of the Scots at Otterburn 1388 after the death of ‘Black Douglas' (see below against Elizabeth, Countess of Moray).4 In 1400 renounced his allegiance to ROBERT III on that King's eldest son and heir the Duke of Rothesay breaking off his engagement to the 9th EARL's daughter Elizabeth, sided with the English and fought for HENRY IV at Battles of Homildon Hill (defeat of.4 In 1406 after ROBERT III's death the 9th EARL negotiated with the Regent a renewal of allegiance to the Scottish Crown, though at the price of the Ldship of Annandale among other possessions.4

Child of George Dunbar, 9th Earl of Dunbar

  1. Sir David Dunbar of Cockburn+ 1

Child of George Dunbar, 9th Earl of Dunbar and Christian de Seton

George Dunbar, 10th Earl of Dunbar+ b. c 1370, d. bt 1455 - 14571

Citations

  1. [S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume IV, page 509. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  2. [S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 1, page 1205. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
  3. [S37] Charles Mosley, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
  4. [S37] Charles Mosley, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition, volume 1, page 1207.

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From thePeerage.com:

    George Dunbar, 9th Earl of Dunbar was born circa 1336. He was the son of Sir Patrick Dunbar and Isabel Randolph. He married Christian de Seton, daughter of Alan de Wyntoun and Margaret de Seton. He died between 1416 and 1420.
    George Dunbar, 9th Earl of Dunbar succeeded to the title of 3rd Earl of March [S., c. 1290] on 25 July 1368.4 He succeeded to the title of 9th Earl of Dunbar [S., c. 1115] on 25 July 1368.4 Between 1370 and 1390 referred to in contemporary sources by as Lord of Annandale and the Isle of Man. He held the office of Warden of the Marches in 1372. He fought in the Battle of Otterburn in 1388, where he took command of the Scots after the death of ‘Black Douglas.' In 1400 he renounced his allegiance to King Robert III on that King's eldest son and heir the Duke of Rothesay breaking off his engagement to the 9th Earl's daughter Elizabeth. He fought in the Battle of Homildon Hill in 1402, with the English. He fought in the Battle of Shrewsburyl in 1403, with the English against Harry Hotspur, now in rebellion. In 1406 after King Robert III's death, he negotiated with the Regent a renewal of allegiance to the Scottish Crown, though at the price of the Lordship of Annandale among other possessions.

Child of George Dunbar, 9th Earl of Dunbar

   * Sir David Dunbar of Cockburn+

Child of George Dunbar, 9th Earl of Dunbar and Christian de Seton

   * George Dunbar, 10th Earl of Dunbar+ b. c 1370, d. bt 1455 - 1457

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George de Dunbar, 10th Earl of Dunbar and March[1][2] (1338 – 1420),[3] 12th Lord of Annandale and Lord of the Isle of Man,[4] was "one of the most powerful nobles in Scotland of his time, and the rival of the Douglases."[5]


[edit] Family

Pitscottie states that this George is a son of John de Dunbar of Derchester & Birkynside, by his spouse Geiles (or Isabella), daughter of Thomas Randolph, 1st Earl of Moray (d. 1332).[6] John was the brother of Sir Patrick de Dunbar, 9th Earl of March. George succeeded his uncle Sir Patrick in his honours and estates, and appears in a charter dated 28 June 1363; and is second witness, styled 'cousin' of Sir Patrick and his wife 'black' Agnes, in another charter signed at Dunbar Castle on 24 May 1367.[7] "Robetus de Lawedre, consanguineus noster" (a cousin) witnessed a charter of "Georgii comitis Marchie" relating to Sorrowlessfield, a still extant property on the (A68) road south of Earlston, Berwickshire, in the reign (1390-1406) of Robert III,[8] indicating both his extended family and that he was active in the management of the Dunbar family estates during Robert's reign.

[edit] Campaigns & intrigue

March accompanied the James Douglas, 2nd Earl of Douglas in his incursion into England, and after the battle of Otterburn (1388) he took command of the Scots, whom he conducted safely home. His daughter Elizabeth was betrothed by contract to David Stewart, Duke of Rothesay, son of King Robert III and heir to the throne, but Archibald Douglas, 3rd Earl of Douglas, 'The Grim', protested against the match, and through the influence of the Duke of Albany had the contract annulled, and the prince as married to his own daughter Marjory, instead.[5]

[edit] Exile to England

In consequence of this slight upon his family's honour, George renounced his allegiance to Robert III and retired into England, placing himself under the protection of King Henry IV. On 28 June 1401, Henry granted, by Letters Patent, to "George de Dunbarre earl of the March of Scotland and Cristiana his wife" the lordship of Somerton in Lincolnshire, and the heirs male of their bodies, to be held by homage and military service. On the same day Henry gave "George de Dunbarre earl of the March of Scotland" £100 sterling per annum "of his special favour" and in October granted him 'costs' of £25/9s/7d; and granted his wife "Cristiana countess of Dunbarre" £40/19s/3d "for her charges and expenses coming from the North at his command, to prosecute certain matters touching her husband, herself, and their heirs".[9]

[edit] Battles

In 1401 he made a wasteful inroad into Scotland, and in June 1402 he was victorious against a small Scottish force at the Battle of Nesbit Moor. At the subsequent Battle of Homildon Hill he again fought on the English side. [5]

In the summer of 1403 the Percies declared open revolt again King Henry IV and raised their Standard of revolt at Chester. A plan was hatched to seize the King's son, the young Prince of Wales, at Shrewsbury. The plan was foiled by the extreme speed with which Henry IV moved once he heard details of the revolt. "Egged on by his very competent and energetic ally, the renegade Scotsman, George Dunbar", he drove his men across the Midlands towards Shrewsbury, raising more troops as he went.[10] The Battle of Shrewsbury took place on 21 July 1403, with Dunbar fighting on the side of Henry IV.[11] It was a Royal victory and the revolt was, for the moment, over.

[edit] Estates

Thereafter in the same year "George de Dunbar earl of the March of Scotland" petitioned (Parliamentary Petitions, No.961) Henry IV stating that he had lost all his castles, lordships, goods and chattels in Scotland on account of his being his liegeman, and asked the King to "ordain in this parliament that if any conquest is made in the realm of Scotland, the petitioner may have restoration of his castles, &c., and also his special protection for all dwelling in the earldom of March who come to his allegiance hereafter". This was endorsed by the King.[12]

On 21 January 1403/4 "George de Dunbarre earl of the March of Scotland" received a £100 annuity from Henry IV.[13]

Between 14 and 18 August 1403, King Henry granted George de Dunbar, Earl of March, the ward of the manors and lordships of Kyme and Croftes in Lincolnshire, and a house and chattels in Bishopsgate, City of London, for life, which had previously belonged to the late Thomas Percy, Earl of Worcester, and was forfeited by his rebellion.[14]

Under a Letters Patent, "the King's cousin, George de Dunbarre, Earl of March of Scotland", for "his daily service and great costs" was given the manor of Clippeston in Shirewood by King Henry IV on 10 June 1405. In addition, on 14th of the following month, the King gave him the ward of the lands of the late Thomas Umfraville in Haysille on Humber in York, till the majority of Gilber his heir, or his heirs in succession if he dies in minority.[15]

In addition he shared in the forfeited estates of the attainted Thomas Bardolf, 5th Lord Bardolf (who later fell with Percy at the Battle of Bramham Moor in February 1408).However, as the following decree shows, George did not retain them all: "27th April 1407. The King to the sheriff of Lincoln. Referring to the late plea in Chancery between Amicia wife of Thomas, late lord of Bardolf, and George de Dunbarre regarding certain lands in Ruskynton forfeited by Thomas, which had been granted by the King to George, with the manor of Calthorpe, the half of Ancaster (and many others), wherein it was adjudged that Rusynton should be excepted from the grant and restored to her with the rents, etc., from 27th November 1405, drawn by George, - the King orders him to restore the same to Amicia. Westminster. [Close, 9 Henry IV. m.17.]".[16]

[edit] Return to Scotland

Through the mediation of Sir Walter Haliburton of Dirleton[17] reconciliation with the Douglases was affected in 1408, and he was allowed to return to Scotland the following year, taking possession of his earldom of March, but said to be deprived of the lordship of Annandale.[18]

In 1411 he was one of the Scottish Commissioners for negotiating a truce with England, but died of a contageous fever, in 1420, at the age of 82.[5]

He married Christine, daughter of Sir William Seton[19], and had at least eight children, including:

Sir George, 11th Earl of Dunbar & March

Columba de Dunbar, Bishop of Moray [20][21]

Sir Gavin de Dunbar of Cumnock [22]

Janet, who married as her first husband, Sir John Seton of Seton, Knt.,(d. 1441)[23][24]

Marjory, who married Sir John Swinton, 15th of that Ilk, killed at the battle of Verneuil, France, in 1424 [25]

[edit] References

1.^ Brown, Peter, publisher, The Peerage of Scotland, Edinburgh, 1834: 145, where he is stated to be the 10th earl.

2.^ Anderson, William, The Scottish Nation, Edinburgh, 1867, vol.iv, p.74, where he is given as the 10th earl

3.^ Anderson (1867), vol.iv:74, where it is stated "he died of a contagious fever in 1420, aged 82

4.^ Angus, William, 'Miscellaneous Charters 1315-1401' in Miscellany of The Scottish History Society volume five, Edinburgh, 1933:27 where he is described as "Georgius de Dumbarr comes Marchie et dominus vallis Annandie et Mannie" in a charter dated 30th July 1372

5.^ a b c d Anderson (1867), vol.iv:74

6.^ Bain, Joseph, FSA (Scot), editor, Calendar of Documents relating to Scotland 1357 - 1509, Edinburgh, 1888, vol.iv: xx - xxv

7.^ Bain (1888),pps: xx - xxv

8.^ Young, James, Historical References to the Scottish Family of Lauder, Glasgow, 1884, p.19

9.^ Bain (1888), vol.iv, pps:125 & 130, nos.602 & 623.

10.^ Earle, Peter, The Life and Times of Henry V, London, 1972, p.56-7, ISBN 0297 994828-X

11.^ Dunbar, Sir Alexander H., Bt., Scottish Kings, Edinburgh, 1899, p.177

12.^ Bain (1888), vol.iv, p.132-3, no.634.

13.^ Bain (1888), vol.iv, p.137, no.650.

14.^ Bain (1888), vol.iv, p.133, nos.637, 639.

15.^ Bain (1888), vol. iv, p.142-3, nos.681/685.

16.^ Bain (1888), vol.iv. p.150, no.732

17.^ Rogers, Charles,LL.D., Genealogical Memoirs of the family of Sir Walter Scott, Bt., with his Memorials of the Halibirtons, London, 1877: xxx

18.^ Brown (1834), Peerage, 145

19.^ Douglas, in his Baronage, gives him as Sir Alexander Seton

20.^ Burke, Sir Bernard, Ulster King of Arms, Burke's Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct Peerages, London, 1883:606

21.^ Lindsay, The Rev., & Hon., E.R., and Cameron, A.I.,Calendar of Scottish Supplications to Rome 1418 - 1422, Scottish History Society, Edinburgh, 1934:37-8, where he is described as "a son of George, 10th Earl of Dunbar and Earl of March" and "of a race of earls of Royal stock", the Supplication being dated at Florence, 1 May 1419.

22.^ Burke, Sir Bernard, Ulster King of Arms, Burke's Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct Peerages, London, 1883:606

23.^ Anderson (1867), vol.viii:437

24.^ Burke (1883),Dormant :606, where he is called Lord John Seton (presumably after Sir Richard Maitland's House of Setoun where he is also called Lord John)

25.^ Burke, Messrs. John & John Bernard, The Royal Families of England Scotland and Wales, with their Descendants, London, 1851, volume 2, pedigree XXV

Townend, Peter, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage, 105th edition, London, 1970, p. 913.

Cokayne, G. E., et al., The Complete Peerage, under 'Dirletoun'.

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Husband's Name

George DUNBAR (AFN:9GVX-WG)  Pedigree  

Born:  Abt 1336  Place:  <Of Stranith, Scot>   
Died:  Bef 31 1423 Mar  Place:     
Married:  Abt 1354  Place:     

Father:  Patrick DUNBAR (AFN:ZF3L-SS)  Family  
Mother:  Isobel RANDOLPH (AFN:9RND-80)   

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Wife's Name

Christina SETON (AFN:8J5M-1N)  Pedigree  

Born:  Abt 1340  Place:  <Of, Cockburn, Berwickshire, Scotland>   
Died:  Aft 1402  Place:     
Married:  Abt 1354  Place:     

Father:    
Mother:    

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Children

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1.  Sex  Name    
 F Janet DUNBAR (AFN:8J5M-31)  Pedigree  

   Born:  Abt. 1366   Place:  <Of, Cockburn, Berwickshire, Scotland>   

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2.  Sex  Name    
 M George DUNBAR (AFN:ZF3F-4N)  Pedigree  

   Born:  Abt 1370   Place:  <Of, Cockburn, Berwickshire, Scotland>   
   Christened:    Place:  (40-1420)   
   Died:  Bef 1457   Place:    

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3.  Sex  Name    
 F Elizabeth DUNBAR (AFN:ZF3F-61)  Pedigree  

   Born:  Abt 1372   Place:  <Of, Cockburn, Berwickshire, Scotland>   

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4.  Sex  Name    
 M Gavin (Gawyn) DUNBAR (AFN:ZF3F-76)  Pedigree  

   Born:  Abt 1374   Place:  <Of, Cockburn, Berwickshire, Scotland>   

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5.  Sex  Name    
 M Colin DUNBAR (AFN:ZF3F-8C)  Pedigree  

   Born:  Abt 1376   Place:  <Of, Cockburn, Berwickshire, Scotland>   

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6.  Sex  Name    
 M Patrick DUNBAR (AFN:ZF3F-5T)  Pedigree  

   Born:  Abt 1377   Place:  <Of, Cockburn, Berwickshire, Scotland>   

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7.  Sex  Name    
 M John DUNBAR (AFN:ZF3F-9J)  Pedigree  

   Born:  Abt 1378   Place:  <Of, Cockburn, Berwickshire, Scotland>   

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8.  Sex  Name    
 M David DUNBAR (AFN:9FBV-4H)  Pedigree  

   Born:  Abt 1379   Place:  Of, Cockburn, Berwickshire, Scotland   
   Died:  Abt 1443   Place:    

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9.  Sex  Name    
 M Nicholas DUNBAR (AFN:ZF3F-BP)  Pedigree  

   Born:  Abt 1384   Place:  <Of, Cockburn, Berwickshire, Scotland>   

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10.  Sex  Name    
 F Marjory DUNBAR (AFN:ZF3F-CV)  Pedigree  

   Born:  Abt 1386   Place:  <Of, Cockburn, Berwickshire, Scotland>  

-------------------- George de Dunbar, 10th Earl of Dunbar and March ,12th Lord of Annandale and Lord of the Isle of Man, was "one of the most powerful nobles in Scotland of his time, and the rival of the Douglases."

-------------------- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_de_Dunbar,_10th_Earl_of_March

George de Dunbar, 10th Earl of Dunbar and March (1338–1420), 12th Lord of Annandale and Lord of the Isle of Man, was "one of the most powerful nobles in Scotland of his time, and the rival of the Douglases."

Family

Pitscottie states that this George is a son of John de Dunbar of Derchester & Birkynside, by his spouse Geiles (or Isabella), daughter of Thomas Randolph, 1st Earl of Moray (d. 1332). John was son of an Alexander de Dunbar, Knt. Alexander was a younger brother of Sir Patrick de Dunbar, 9th Earl of March. George succeeded his cousin or uncle Sir Patrick in his honours and estates, and appears in a charter dated 28 June 1363; and is second witness, styled 'cousin' of Sir Patrick and his wife 'black' Agnes, in another charter signed at Dunbar Castle on 24 May 1367. "Robetus de Lawedre, consanguineus noster" (a cousin) witnessed a charter of "Georgii comitis Marchie" relating to Sorrowlessfield, a still extant property on the (A68) road south of Earlston, Berwickshire, in the reign (1390–1406) of Robert III, indicating both his extended family and that he was active in the management of the Dunbar family estates during Robert's reign.

Campaigns & intrigue

The Earl of March accompanied James Douglas, 2nd Earl of Douglas in his incursion into England, and after the Battle of Otterburn (1388) he took command of the Scots, whom he conducted safely home. His daughter Elizabeth was betrothed by contract to David Stewart, Duke of Rothesay, son of King Robert III and heir to the throne, but Archibald Douglas, 3rd Earl of Douglas, 'The Grim', protested against the match, and through the influence of the Duke of Albany had the contract annulled, and the prince as married to his own daughter Marjory, instead.

Exile to England

In consequence of this slight upon his family's honour, George renounced his allegiance to Robert III and retired into England, placing himself under the protection of King Henry IV. On 28 June 1401, Henry granted, by Letters Patent, to "George de Dunbarre earl of the March of Scotland and Cristiana his wife" the lordship of Somerton in Lincolnshire, and the heirs male of their bodies, to be held by homage and military service. On the same day Henry gave "George de Dunbarre earl of the March of Scotland" £100 sterling per annum "of his special favour" and in October granted him 'costs' of £25/9s/7d; and granted his wife "Cristiana countess of Dunbarre" £40/19s/3d "for her charges and expenses coming from the North at his command, to prosecute certain matters touching her husband, herself, and their heirs".

Battles

In 1401 he made a wasteful inroad into Scotland, and in June 1402 he was victorious against a small Scottish force at the Battle of Nesbit Moor. At the subsequent Battle of Homildon Hill he again fought on the English side.

In the summer of 1403 the Percies declared open revolt again King Henry IV and raised their Standard of revolt at Chester. A plan was hatched to seize the King's son, the young Prince of Wales, at Shrewsbury. The plan was foiled by the extreme speed with which Henry IV moved once he heard details of the revolt. "Egged on by his very competent and energetic ally, the renegade Scotsman, George Dunbar", he drove his men across the Midlands towards Shrewsbury, raising more troops as he went. The Battle of Shrewsbury took place on 21 July 1403, with Dunbar fighting on the side of Henry IV. It was a Royal victory and the revolt was, for the moment, over.

Estates

Thereafter in the same year "George de Dunbar earl of the March of Scotland" petitioned (Parliamentary Petitions, No.961) Henry IV stating that he had lost all his castles, lordships, goods and chattels in Scotland on account of his being his liegeman, and asked the King to "ordain in this parliament that if any conquest is made in the realm of Scotland, the petitioner may have restoration of his castles, &c., and also his special protection for all dwelling in the earldom of March who come to his allegiance hereafter". This was endorsed by the King.

On 21 January 1403/4 "George de Dunbarre earl of the March of Scotland" received a £100 annuity from Henry IV.

Between 14 and 18 August 1403, King Henry granted George de Dunbar, Earl of March, the ward of the manors and lordships of Kyme and Croftes in Lincolnshire, and a house and chattels in Bishopsgate, City of London, for life, which had previously belonged to the late Thomas Percy, Earl of Worcester, and was forfeited by his rebellion.

Under a Letters Patent, "the King's cousin, George de Dunbarre, Earl of March of Scotland", for "his daily service and great costs" was given the manor of Clippeston in Shirewood by King Henry IV on 10 June 1405. In addition, on 14th of the following month, the King gave him the ward of the lands of the late Thomas Umfraville in Haysille on Humber in York, till the majority of Gilber his heir, or his heirs in succession if he dies in minority.

In addition he shared in the forfeited estates of the attainted Thomas Bardolf, 5th Lord Bardolf (who later fell with Percy at the Battle of Bramham Moor in February 1408). However, as the following decree shows, George did not retain them all: "27 April 1407. The King to the sheriff of Lincoln. Referring to the late plea in Chancery between Amicia wife of Thomas, late lord of Bardolf, and George de Dunbarre regarding certain lands in Ruskynton forfeited by Thomas, which had been granted by the King to George, with the manor of Calthorpe, the half of Ancaster[disambiguation needed] (and many others), wherein it was adjudged that Rusynton should be excepted from the grant and restored to her with the rents, etc., from 27 November 1405, drawn by George, - the King orders him to restore the same to Amicia. Westminster.

Return to Scotland

Through the mediation of Sir Walter Haliburton of Dirleton, reconciliation with the Douglases was effected in 1408, and he was allowed to return to Scotland the following year, taking possession of his earldom of March, but said to be deprived of the lordship of Annandale.

In 1411 he was one of the Scottish Commissioners for negotiating a truce with England, but died of a contagious fever, in 1420, at the age of 82.

He married Christine, daughter of Sir William Seton, and had at least eight children, including:

Sir George, 11th Earl of Dunbar & March

Columba de Dunbar, Bishop of Moray

Sir Gavin de Dunbar of Cumnock

Patrick de Dunbar, took Fast Castle in 1410

Janet, who married as her first husband, Sir John Seton of Seton, Knt.,(d. 1441)

Marjory, who married Sir John Swinton, 15th of that Ilk, killed at the Battle of Verneuil, France, in 1424.

Sir David de Dunbar of Cockburn, whose daughter, Marjorie/Margaret de Dunbar, married Alexander Lindsay, 2nd Earl of Crawford

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George de Dunbar, 9th/10th Earl of Dunbar, 3rd Earl of March's Timeline

1336
1336
Stranith (Present Nithsdale), Dumfriesshire, Scotland
1354
1354
Age 18
Scotland
1370
1370
Age 34
Dunbar Castle, East Lothian, Scotland
1372
1372
Age 36
1377
1377
Age 41
Of, Westfield, West Lothian, Scotland
1378
1378
Age 42
Cockburn, Berwickshire, Scotland
1379
1379
Age 43
Probably Cockburn, Berwickshire, Scotland
1384
1384
Age 48
Cockburn, Berwickshire, Scotland
1386
1386
Age 50
1390
1390
Age 54
Cockburn, Berwickshire, Scotland