Walter de Gaunt, Earl of Lincoln (c.1080 - 1138) MP

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Nicknames: "Walter de Gant", "Walter de Gand"
Birthplace: Bridlington, Lincolnshire, England
Death: Died in North Allerton, Northumberland, England
Occupation: Lord Folkingham, Earl of Lincoln
Managed by: William John O'Brien
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About Walter de Gaunt, Earl of Lincoln

Walter de Gaunt, d. 1139, held barony of Folkingham, co.Lincoln, a commander in the battle of the Standard 1138, founder of Bridlington Priory, co. York before 1113-4; m. by 1120 Maud(or Matilda) of Brittany, daughter of Stephen I, Count of Brittany. [Ancestral Roots] He was Lord of Folkingham, and Earl of Lincoln. He was "a man of great valour and piety." During the Battle of the Standard against the Scots in 1138, the whole English army received such encouragement from Walter's "eloquent speech and prudent conduct" that the Scots were "utterly vanquished."

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Sir Walter de Lindissi or Lind(e)say (almost certainly 3rd son of Gilbert de Ghent) probably accompanied David, Earl of Huntingdon, subsequently King David I, in his anglicising of the Lowlands in the early 12th century; he was witness 1116 to aninquisition concerning the see of Glasgow. [Burke's Peerage]

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Note: It is not obvious from the descriptions, but apparently Walter de Gaunt/Gant of Folkingham & Walter de Lindesay, whose son William de Lindsay of Fordington, Lincs. founded the Lindsayline of Scotland, are one and the same person. At least they are both named Walter and sons of Gilbert de Gant/Ghent. I presume,given Walter's rather late marriage to Maud of Brittany, that he either had a 1st wife or a mistress who was mother of William de Lindsay.

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Sir Walter de Lindesay is the son of Gilbert de Ghent.1

He probably accompanied David, Earl of Huntingdon (later King David I) in his anglicizing of the Lowlands in the early 1100s.1 In 1116 he witnessed an inquisiton for the see of Glasgow.1

Child of Sir Walter de Lindesay

William de Lindesay+ 1

Citations

[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 950. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.

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Sir Walter de Lindesay1

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Last Edited=21 May 2007

Sir Walter de Lindesay is the son of Gilbert de Ghent.1

He probably accompanied David, Earl of Huntingdon (later King David I) in his anglicizing of the Lowlands in the early 1100s.1 In 1116 he witnessed an inquisiton for the see of Glasgow.1

Child of Sir Walter de Lindesay

William de Lindesay+ 1

Citations

[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 950. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.

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Walter de Gaunt, Earl of Lincoln's Timeline

1075
1075
Folkingham, Lincolnshire, , England
1080
1080
Bridlington, Lincolnshire, England
1096
1096
Age 16
Fordington, Lancastershire, England
1100
1100
Age 20
1108
1108
Age 28
Lincolnshire, , England
1114
1114
Age 34
Of, Folkingham, Lincolnshire, England
1117
1117
Age 37
Folkingham, Bourne, Lincolnshire, England
1118
1118
Age 38
Of, Folkingham, Lincolnshire, England
1120
January 9, 1120
Age 40
Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England
1122
1122
Age 42
Folkingham, Lincolnshire, England