Duncan of Strathbogie, Earl of Fife

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Duncan Macduff, IV, of Fife

Birthdate: (40)
Birthplace: Fifeshire, Scotland
Death: July 1203 (36-44)
Immediate Family:

Son of Duncan MacDuff, 4th Earl of FIfe and NN ingen nn
Husband of Ela (Ada), Countess of Fife
Father of Malcolm Macduff, Earl of Fife; Duncan Macduff; Annabella of Fife and David de Strathbogie
Brother of Aufrica / Affrica of Fife and Adam of Fife
Half brother of Sheagh MacDuff; Lady unknown Haraldsson and Malcom MacDuff, Fife

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About Duncan of Strathbogie, Earl of Fife

DUNCAN Macduff, son of DUNCAN Macduff Earl of Fife & his wife --- (-[Aug/Dec] 1203). He succeeded his father in 1154 as Earl of Fife. "…Comite Duncano, Gillebrid comite de Anegus, M. comite de Ethoel, Gillecrist comite de Meneteth, Gillberto filio comitis Ferteth, Merlefwano Adam filio comitis de Anegus…" witnessed the charter dated 1164 under which "Malcolmus rex Scottorum" confirmed the foundation of Scone abbey[310]. "Duncano comite de Fyfe…" subscribed the undated charter under which "Comes David frater regis Scottorum" founded Lindores Abbey[311]. "Dunecan…comes de Fif" confirmed "terram…Gillecamstone", donated by "comes Dunecan pat meus", to North Berwick St Mary by undated charter witnessed by "Hela comitissa, Malcolmo filio comitis…Adam fratre comitis…"[312]. "William Masculus de Foules" donated "capellam de Foules" to the church of St Andrew’s by undated charter witnessed by "Comite Duncano, Adam fratre comitis…"[313]. "…Dunec, Malcolmo filio eio, com. Gilleb, Eth filio com. de Leueñ…" witnessed the undated charter, dated to 1193, under which "Dunecanus filius Gillebti filii Fergi" donated "totam terram de Moybothelbeg…[et] de Bethoc" to Melrose abbey[314]. "Dunecanus comes de Fif" donated "ecclesiam de Cupre" to St Andrew’s priory by undated charter witnessed by "Hela comitissa, Adam fratre comitis…"[315]. Justiciar of Scotland. "Davidem Ruffum de Forfar" donated "tota terra mea de Kinefe que fuit Ede" to Cupar abbey, for the souls of "Domini mei Willielmi et filii eius Alexandri", by undated charter witnessed by "Comite Duncano, Comite Gartneto, Comite Gilchristo de Anegus, Philippo Camerario, Villielmo Cumyn, David de Haya"[316]. The Extracta ex Cronicis Scocie records the death in 1204 of "Duncanus comes de Fyff"[317]. m (Edinburgh [1159/60]) ELA, daughter of ---. Malcolm IV King of Scotland granted "Scradimigglock et Falecklen et Radhulit et Strathbranen et totam firmam meam de Cattel…in maritagium" to "Duncano comiti et heredi suo qui de uxore sua Ada nepte mea nasceretur" by charter dated 1160 ("anno septimo regni regis")[318]. King Malcolm was too young to have had a niece who married around the date of this charter. However, it is possible that "nepte" should be interpreted more loosely in this document and that the bride was a more remote relative of the king, maybe his first cousin, daughter of an otherwise unrecorded paternal uncle or aunt. The following charters demonstrate that the wife of Earl Duncan was named Ela not Ada, presumably indicating a mistranscription in the reproduction of the 1160 charter. "Dunecanus comes de Fif" donated "ecclesiam de Cupre" to St Andrew’s priory by undated charter witnessed by "Hela comitissa, Adam fratre comitis…"[319]. "Ada comitissa mater regis Scottorum" donated "toftum in burgo meo de Hadintuna" to St Andrew’s priory, for the soul of "Henrici comitis sponsi mei", by undated charter, witnessed by "…Hela comitissa de Fif…"[320]. "Morgrundus comes de Mar" donated "ecclesiam Miggehwith" to St Andrew’s priory, confirmed by "Agnetis comitisse sponse mee", by undated charter witnessed by "Ada comitissa, Hela comitissa, Alexandro de sco Martino, Hugone Giffard, Willo Giffard…Willo filio Hugonis Giffard…"[321]. http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/SCOTTISH%20NOBILITY.htm#DuncanFifedied1203B

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Duncan of Strathbogie, Earl of Fife's Timeline

Fifeshire, Scotland
Age 27
Methil, Fife, Scotland
Age 31
Fifeshire, Scotland
July 1203
Age 40