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Nicknames: "Gospatrick", "Cospatric", "2e Earl of Lothian", "Second Earl of Dunbar", "who held serjeanty of Beanlay"
Birthplace: Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland
Death: Died in Yorkshire, England
Cause of death: killed in battle Cowton Moor, near Northallerton
Occupation: Lord of Dunbar, Earl av Dunbar. Död 23 Aug 1138, Northallerton, battle of the Standard, Gospatricus "Gospatric de Dunbar;" Warden of the Marches
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About Gospatrick mac Gospatrick, Earl of Dunbar

Gospatrick MacGospatrick, Lord of Dunbar

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3. GOSPATRICK (-[killed in battle Cowton Moor, near Northallerton 22 Aug 1138]). Simeon of Durham names "Dolfin, Walther and Cospatric" as the sons of Gospatrick[418]. He is named third of the three sons of Gospatrick by Roger of Hoveden[419].

GOSPATRICK, son of GOSPATRICK Earl of Northumberland & his wife --- (-[killed in battle Cowton Moor, near Northallerton 22 Aug 1138]). Simeon of Durham names "Dolfin, Walther and Cospatric" as the sons of Gospatrick[425]. He is named third of the three sons of Gospatrick by Roger of Hoveden[426]. He was one of the nine signatories of the charter of Scone in [1115][427]. He appears to have held the position of an earl but is not referred to as such in any known document in his lifetime[428].

Henry I King of England gave him the serjeanty of Beanley, Northumberland[429]. "…Cospatrico fratre Dalfini…" witnessed the charter dated to [1120] under which "David comes filius Malcolmi Regis Scottorum" founded the abbey of Selkirk[430]. "…Gospatricius [frater] Dolfini…" subscribed the possibly spurious charter dated to [1120] of "Alexander…Rex Scottorum…Sibilla regina Scottorum…"[431]. "…Cospatric frater Dalfin…" witnessed inquisitions by "David…Cumbrensis regionis princeps", dated 1124, concerning land owned by the church of Glasgow[432]. As "leader of the men of Lothian", he was killed in the battle of the Standard fighting the English[433]. "David Rex Scotie" confirmed the grant of Coldingham by "Gospatricus comes frater Dolfini" to St Cuthbert by charter dated 1139[434].

m ---. The name of Gospatrick´s wife is not known.

Gospatrick & his wife had three children:

1. GOSPATRICK de Dunbar (-1166[435]). He witnessed a charter at Kelso as "Cospatricius comes filius Cospatricii comitis" in 1140[436]. He founded the Cistercian convents at Coldstream and Eccles, co Berwick[437].

m DERDERE ---. Gospatrick & his wife had [three] children:

a) WALTHEOF de Dunbar (-1182[438]). He succeeded his father as Earl in 1166. He granted a charter to the monks of Durham as "Waldeve the Earl". He was one of the hostages for the release from imprisonment of William I King of Scotland in 1175[439].

m ALINE, daughter of --- (-20 Aug 1179[440]).

Waltheof & his wife had one child:

i) PATRICK de Dunbar (1152-31 Dec 1232, bur Eccles, Berwick). He assumed the style "Earl of Dunbar", from his castle at Dunbar.

b) [PATRICK (-[after 1228]). Witness to a charter dated 1228 as "filius comitis Cospatric et frater comitis Waldevi dominus de Greenlaw"[441].

Burke's Extinct Peerage identifies the Patrick in question as a younger son of Gospatrick de Dunbar. In addition, according to the Complete Peerage[442], the family of Home (of which George Home was created Baron Home of Berwick in 1604 and Earl of Dunbar in 1605) claimed descent in the male line from this Patrick, younger son of Gospatrick. However, the chronology of this reconstruction is suspect. If it is correct that Patrick Earl of Dunbar (who would have been this Patrick's nephew) was born in 1152, this Patrick must have been a near centenarian if the charter cited is correctly dated to 1228. An alternative explanation is that the witness to the charter was Earl Patrick himself, although there is no explanation why he would be described as "dominus de Greenlaw" not "comes". This alternative would also mean that Earl Patrick was the younger brother not the son of Waltheof as shown above. While Complete Peerage[443] cites no authority to substantiate the generally accepted relationship, there is no reason to suppose that it is incorrect.

The existence of "William FitzPatrick of Greenland" who according to Europäische Stammtafeln[444] was the third husband of Ada, daughter of Patrick Earl of Dunbar, also suggests that Patrick of Greenlaw was not the same person as Patrick Earl of Dunbar. It is assumed that this William was the son of Patrick, as shown below, and that "Greenland" and "Greenlaw" refer to the same place.

m ---.] Patrick & his wife had one child:

i) WILLIAM FitzPatrick .

m as her third husband, ADA de Dunbar, widow firstly of WILLIAM de Courtenay and secondly of THEOBALD de Lascelles, daughter of PATRICK Earl of Dunbar & his first wife Ada of Scotland.

c) [daughter . The Complete Peerage says that Gillbride “seems to have married a daughter of Gospatrick Earl of Dunbar” but does not specify the primary source on which this is based[445]. Although it does not specify which Earl Gospatrick was her father, it is more likely from a chronological viewpoint that it was the Gospatrick who died in 1166, assuming that this parentage of Gillbride´s first wife is correct.

m as his first wife, GILLBRIDE Earl of Angus, son of --- (-[1187]).]

2. EDGAR . A charter of Henry I King of England confirms that he arranged the marriage of “Ranulpho de Merlay” and “Julianam filiam comitis Cospatricii”, that she was granted “Horsley, Stanton, Witton, Ritton, Wyndgates” as her dower, and that they later founded Newminster Abbey, witnessed by “Patricio filio…Johanne Peverell de Baalcampo” and confirmed by “Edgarus filius Cospatricii comitis”[446].

m ALICE, daughter of IVO FitzForne of Greystoke, Cumberland & his wife Agnes ---. Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated to [1150/62] under which “Walterus filius Yvonis” confirmed the grant of property to “Edgaro filio Cospatrici comitis cum Aliz sorore mea” made by “pater meus Yvo et Agnes mater mea” for their marriage[447]. They were ancestors of the Kilstern family[448].

3. JULIANA (-bur Newminster Abbey). A charter of Henry I King of England confirms that he arranged the marriage of “Ranulpho de Merlay” and “Julianam filiam comitis Cospatricii”, that she was granted “Horsley, Stanton, Witton, Ritton, Wyndgates” as her dower, and that they later founded Newminster Abbey, witnessed by “Patricio filio…Johanne Peverell de Baalcampo” and confirmed by “Edgarus filius Cospatricii comitis”[449]. She and her husband were both buried at Newminster[450].

m RANULF de Merlay of Morpeth, son of WILLIAM de Merlay of Morpeth, Northumberland & his wife Menialda --- (-after 1137, bur Newminster Abbey). A manuscript narrating the foundation of Newminster Abbey records the descendants of “Ranulphus de Merlay” and his wife until the 16th century[451].

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Gospatricus comes frater Dolfini, 2nd Earl
 Gospatric de Dunbar, Gospatricus comes

of Scotland

1070-113?

Born: 1070 and died 113?.

Son of: Gospatric the Earl

Brother of:

1. Dolfin

2. Walteof, who was a witness to the Inquisitio Davidis, 1116, and obtained from Ranulph and William de Meschines great estates In Cumberland and Westmoreland.

Gostpatricus married: around 1103, Sibella (believed to have been the daughter and heiress of Patrick de Dunbar).

Gostpatricus and Sibella had issue:

1. Gospatric.

2. Edward.

3. Edger.

4. Waldief.

5. Juliana.

Gospatricus comes frater Dolfini, 2nd Earl : An Overview

We know of Gostpatricus from the book "Records of the Heath Family", 1913 by George Heath. The entry reads as follows:

Gospatricus comes frater Dolfini, second Earl, born about 1070, in 1115 appears second of "the seven Earls of Scotland," who gave assent ("assensum praebeo") to the foundation charter granted to Scone by Alexander I., and he is styled "Gospatric de Dunbar" by David I., and "Gospatricus comes" by Henry the Earl.

He was a great donor to the abbey of Kelso, and in the register of that abbey are many of his charters, wherein he is styled Gospatricius Comes. In 1137, the Earls of Dunbar, Monteith, and Angus, fought the battle of Cletherton, wherein the Earl of Gloucester fell, but the victory was uncertain. In 1139, his sons were the hostages given for observing the peace made with England. This Earl was also made Warden of the Marches, and it is recorded, that the Kings of Scotland and England allowed him the privilege, to be in-borough and out-borough, that is to judge on either side of the Borders, for which office he held Brampton, in Northumberland, and other lands on the English side, and his successors, enjoyed his office an privilege. This Earl is generally believed to have married the daughter and heiress of Patrick de Dunbar about 1103 ; his wife's name was Sibella. He is represented on his seal having a short shield, and his horse is standing or walking to sinister. He died between the 26th December, 1135, and the 16th August, 1139, having had 'four sons and one daughter; (1) Gospatric, who succeeded him; (2) Edward ; (3) Edger; (4) Waldief ; and a daughter Juliana.

Sources:

1. "Records of the Heath Family", 1913 by George Heath.

2. jj@jjhc.info

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EARLDOM OF DUNBAR (II) GOSPATRIC DE DUNBAR, EARL [SCT], son and heir, who, as "Gospatricus Comes," witnesses a charter of 1140. He was founder of the Cistercian nunneries at Coldstream and Eccles, co. Berwick. He married Derdere. He died I166. [Complete Peerage IV:505, (transcribed by Dave Utzinger)]

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Gospatric II, Earl of Lothian

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Gospatric II, Earl of Lothian or Earl of Dunbar, (d. 1138)[1], was an Anglo-Saxon noble from the early 12th century.

He was the son of Gospatric I, sometime Earl of Northumbria (d. after 1073). In the earliest sources, occurring at dates between 1120 and 1134 he is not styled "earl", but the "brother of Dolfin", the latter style being used in his own seal.

Later accounts say that he was granted lands by king Máel Coluim III, although it is possible that he received them from his father, while his brother Dolfin received much of Cumberland. As Gospatric held lands from both King David I of Scotland and King Henry I of England it is impossible to label him either "English" or "Scottish".

Gospatric enjoyed the benefits of the renewed prominence given to native Englishmen in the reign of Henry I. He and his children obtained many lands in England proper, and he himself gained jurisdiction over some northern English legal duties. He appears to have attained the status of "earl" by the year 1134, when that style first appears in documentary sources.

Earl Gospatric, described as "the chief leader of the men of Lothian" was killed at the Battle of the Standard, being "struck by an arrow, he fell".[2]

He had four sons, Gospatric III (his successor), Adam, Edward, and Edgar.

[edit]Notes

^ Anderson, Scottish Annals, p.203, n. 4; the title "Earl of Dunbar" is not actually in use until the time of Earl Waltheof; see MacDonald, "Waltheof, third earl of Lothian (d. 1182)".

^ Anderson, Scottish Annals, p.203 and n. 4.

[edit]References

Anderson, Alan Orr (ed.), Scottish Annals from English Chroniclers: AD 500–1286, (London, 1908)

Macdonald, Alastair J., "King's of the Wild Frontier? The earls of Dunbar or March, c. 1070-1435", in Steve Boardman and Alasdair Ross (eds.), The Exercise of Power in Medieval Scotland, (Portland/Dublin, 2003), pp. 139-58

McDonald, R. Andrew, ‘Gospatric, first earl of Lothian (d. 1138)’, in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 , accessed 22 Nov 2006

McDonald, Andrew, ‘Waltheof, third earl of Lothian (d. 1182)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 , accessed 28 Nov 2006 -------------------- Source: www.familysearchpilot

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1062
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Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland
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