Ada de Huntingdon, Countess of Holland

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About Ada de Huntingdon, Countess of Holland

5. ADA ([1146/48]-11 Jan after 1205, bur Middleburg Monastery). The Chronicle of Melrose records the marriage in 1162 of "Malcolm king of Scotland…his second sister Ada to Florence earl of Hoilande"[542]. Her birth date is estimated assuming that she was the second daughter of Earl Henry, and bearing in mind the estimated birth dates of his other children as shown above. The Annales Egmundani record the marriage in 1162 of "Florentius comes Hollandiæ" and "sororem Regis Scottorum…Ada"[543]. The Chronologia Johannes de Beke records the marriage of Count Floris III and "Adam filiam Henrici prepotentis regis Scottorum"[544]. "Florentius tertius…comes Hollandie" donated the church of Vlaardingen, held by "patris mei Theoderici", to Egmond abbey by charter dated 28 Aug 1162, the dating clause of which refers to "anno primo…matrimonii nostri quo sororem regis Scotie Ade duxit uxorem"[545]. "Theodericus Hollandie comes…comitis Florentii et Ade comitisse filius" donated property at Poeldijk bij Naaldwijk to the church of St Maria, Utrecht by charter dated 1198, in the presence of "Ada mater mea, Willelmus frater meus comes Frisie, Margareta soror mea, Florentius frater meus…"[546]. "Ada…marchionissa de Brandebrug" donated land "on Pole" to Rijnsburg abbey, with the consent of "Wilhelmi comitis et Florentii fratrum meorum et Ade comitisse matris mee et Ade neptis mee", by charter dated 1205[547]. The Chronologia Johannes de Beke records the death "III Id Ian" of "Ada quidam Hollandie comitissa regie stirpis" and her burial in Middleburg monastery[548]. Beke's Egmondsch Necrologium records the death "Id Jan" of "Ada comitissa filia Heynrici regis Scothorum"[549]. m (1162, before 28 Aug[550]) FLORIS III Count of Holland, son of DIRK VI Count of Holland & his wife Sophie von Rheineck ([1140]-Tyre 1 Aug 1190). He was created Earl of Ross in 1162 by his brother-in-law Malcolm IV King of Scotland but the earldom was withdrawn from him[551]. [and re-granted to Malcolm MacHeth, q.v.]

Ada de Huntingdon, Princess of Scotland is Queen Elizabeth II's 19th great grandmother. She is Charlemagne's 10th great-granddaughter.

Ada of Scotland

born about 1146 Scotland

died 11 January 1215/16


  • Henry Earl of Huntington Prince of Scotland

born 1115 Scotland

died 12 June 1152 Scotland

buried Kelso, Roxburgh, Roxburghshire, Scotland


  • Ada de Warenne

born 1120 Surrey, England

died 1178

buried Kelso, Roxburgh, Scotland


  • William I the Lion King of Scotland born 1143 died 04 December 1214
  • Margaret Huntington born about 1131 Scotland died after 1201

Malcolm IV "The Maiden" King of Scotland born 20 March 1141/42 Scotland

died 9 December 1165 Jedburgh, Roxburghshire, Scotland

  • David Huntington born 1144 Northumberland, England died 1219

Matilda Princess of Scotland born 1148 England died 1152 England

  • Marjory Princess of Scotland born about 1152 England died about 1213


  • Floris III Florence "Crusader" de Holland

born 1141 's-Gravenhage, Zuid Holland, Netherlands

died 1 August 1190 Antioch, Holy Land

married 28 August 1162


Ada de Holland born about 1163 's-Gravenhage, Zuid Holland, Netherlands

died after 1205

Margaretha de Holland born about 1164 's-Gravenhage, Zuid Holland, Netherlands died 3 November 1203

Dirk VII de Holland born about 1165 's-Gravenhage, Zuid Holland, Netherlands died 4 November 1203 Dordrecht, Zuid Holland, Netherlands

  • Willem I de Holland born about 1167 's-Gravenhage, Zuid Holland, Netherlands

died about February 1222

Floris de Holland born about 1169 's-Gravenhage, Zuid Holland, Netherlands died 30 November 1210

Boudewijn de Holland born about 1171 's-Gravenhage, Zuid Holland, Netherlands died 19 July 1204

Robrecht de Holland born about 1173 's-Gravenhage, Zuid Holland, Netherlands

Beatrix de Holland born about 1175 's-Gravenhage, Zuid Holland, Netherlands

Elisabeth de Holland born about 1177 's-Gravenhage, Zuid Holland, Netherlands died 27 August

Hedwig de Holland born about 1179 's-Gravenhage, Zuid Holland, Netherlands died 13 January

Agnes de Holland born about 1181 's-Gravenhage, Zuid Holland, Netherlands died 22 April 1228

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Ada de Huntingdon, Countess of Holland's Timeline

Huntingdon, Huntingdonshire, England
Age 17
Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Age 18
Gravenhage, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Age 19
Gravenhage, Zuid Holland, Netherlands
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'S-Gravenhage, Zuid Holland, Netherlands
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Gravenhage, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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Gravenhage, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands