John Le Scot, Earl of Chester

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John "the Scot" de Huntington (Le Scot), 10th Earl of Huntingdon

Nicknames: "John 'Le Scot' Huntingdon"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Huntingdon, Huntingdonshire, Eng.
Death: Died in Sp, Darnal, Yorkshire, England
Place of Burial: St Werburg, Chester, Cheshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of David, Earl of Huntingdon; David of a Scotland, Earl of Chester; Matilda of Chester and Maud of Chester, Countess of Huntingdon
Husband of Helen the elder verch Llewelyn and Ellen ferch Llewelyn
Brother of Margaret de Huntingdon; Isabel de Huntingdon; Ada de Huntingdon; Maud de Huntingdon; NN (Galfridus) de Crawford and 8 others
Half brother of N.N. le Scot; Ada (the elder) of Huntington; N.N. of Huntingdon and Henry de Brechin, Lord

Occupation: Earl of Huntingdon, Earl of Chester and Huntington
Managed by: Elizabeth Ellen Prince
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About John "the Scot" de Huntington (Le Scot), 10th Earl of Huntingdon

(Wikipedia): John of Scotland or John de Scotia (c. 1207-6 June 1237), sometimes known as "the Scot", was an Anglo-Scottish magnate, the son of David of Scotland, Earl of Huntingdon by his wife Maud, daughter of Hugh de Kevelioc.

John married Elen ferch Llywelyn, daughter of Llywelyn the Great, in about 1222. John became Earl of Huntingdon in 1219 on the death of his father, and later Earl of Chester in 1232 due to his connection to the previous earl, Ranulph de Blondeville, who was his mother's brother.

John died childless on 6 June 1237, aged 30. After his death, the honour of Chester was bought from Ranulph's sisters by Henry III, who gave it to his son Edward. The Earldom of Huntingdon became extinct, but was recreated in 1337 for William de Clinton.

Please note: the Yellow and Orange Shield is the correct heraldry for John le Scot. -------------------- Died childless. John of Scotland (or John de Scotia), Earl of Huntingdon and 7th Earl of Chester (c. 1207 – 6 June 1237), sometimes known as "the Scot", was an Anglo-Scottish magnate, the son of David of Scotland, Earl of Huntingdon by his wife Matilda of Chester, daughter of Hugh de Kevelioc.

John married Elen ferch Llywelyn, daughter of Llywelyn the Great, in about 1222.

John became Earl of Huntingdon in 1219 on the death of his father.

On the death of John's maternal uncle, Ranulph de Blondeville, Earl of Chester, on 26 October 1232, the Earldom of Chester was inherited by John's mother Matilda (Maud) of Chester (Ranulph's eldest sister). Less than a month later with the consent of the King, she gave an inter vivos gift of the earldom to her son John who became Earl of Chester by right of his mother.[1] He was formally invested by King Henry III as Earl of Chester[2] on 21 November 1232.[3] He became Earl of Chester in his own right six weeks later on the death of his mother in January 1233.

John died childless on 6 June 1237, aged 30. He too, like his uncle Ranulph before him, left four sisters as his co-heirs. They agreed to share the estates between them, and to make the husband of the eldest sister Christian, William de Forz, Earl of Chester and Huntingdon by right of his wife. However Henry III decided that the earldoms should be annexed to the crown "lest so fair a dominion should be divided among women".[3] In 1246, Henry bought the honour (estate) of Chester from John's four sisters. The earldom of Chester was recreated for Simon de Montfort in 1264, and the earldom of Huntingdon was recreated in 1337 for William de Clinton.

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John Le Scot, Earl of Chester's Timeline

1207
1207
Huntingdon, Huntingdonshire, Eng.
1222
November 22, 1222
Age 15
Chester, Cheshire, England, (Present UK)
1237
June 5, 1237
Age 30
Sp, Darnal, Yorkshire, England
June 1237
Age 30
St Werburg, Chester, Cheshire, England
1936
December 15, 1936
Age 30
December 15, 1936
Age 30
December 15, 1936
Age 30
December 15, 1936
Age 30
December 15, 1936
Age 30
1937
July 2, 1937
Age 30