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John "the Scot" Canmore, 10th Earl of Huntingdon and Earl of Chester

Also Known As: "John 'Le Scot' Huntingdon; Earl of Chester", "John Canmore"
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Birthplace: Huntingdon, Huntingdonshire, Eng.
Death: Died in Sp, Darnal, Yorkshire, England
Place of Burial: St Werburg, Chester, Cheshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of David, 8th Earl of Huntingdon and Matilda of Chester
Husband of Helen the elder verch Llewelyn
Brother of Robert of Huntingdon, Prince of Scotland; Margaret of Huntington; David of Huntingdon; Ada of Huntingdon, Heiress of Yardley; NN (Galfridus) de Crawford and 5 others
Half brother of 1st wife Maud (Matilda) de Monmouth; N.N. of Huntingdon; Henry de Brechin, Lord; Ralph de Brechin; Henry of Stirling and 1 other

Occupation: Earl of Huntingdon, Earl of Chester and Huntington
Managed by: Elizabeth Ellen Prince
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About John "le Scot" Canmore, Earl of Chester

See extensive bio on ChesterWiki: http://chester.shoutwiki.com/wiki/John_Canmore

(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 Matilda/Maud 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, 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.


Reference: wikipedia

  • John of Scotland (or John de Scotia), 9th 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.
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_of_Scotland,_Earl_of_Huntingdon

Reference: rootsweb.

  • Source Medium: Internet

Page: Subject: New Scottish Princess: Maud of Huntingdon, wife of John de Monmouth, of Monmouth, Monmouthshire From: Douglas Richardson Date: 6/29/2013 5:15 PM To: gen-medieval@rootsweb.com Text: Complete Peerage, 3 (1913): 169 (sub Chester) and 6 (1926): 647 (sub Huntingdon) both include accounts of John of Scotland, Earl of Chester and Huntingdon (died 1237), son and heir of David of Scotland, Earl of Huntingdon (died 1219) (brother of Kings Malcolm and William of Scotland). While Complete Peerage refers to him as "John le Scot," I find that during his lifetime, Earl John was known simply as John of Scotland, as indicated by many contemporary charters, including the items cited in the following citation:

  • This document has a pedigree for John of Monmouth II, Maud (Matilda), his 1st wife she died childless and she is the daughter of John Huntingdon who is the Earl of Huntingdon. Catherine unknown she is the 2nd wife of John of Monmouth II:
  • John of Scotland, Earl of Chester and Huntingdon (died 1237), son and heir of David of Scotland, Earl of Huntingdon (died 1219) (brother of Kings Malcolm and William of Scotland).
  • Richard de Wyesham who was born de Monmouth, he was Lord of Wyesham in Monmouth Wales. Richard de Wyesham he is the Ancestor of our Wysham Family and he is a brother to John of Monmouth II:
  • http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=johanson&id=I70244
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John "le Scot" Canmore, Earl of Chester's Timeline

1207
1207
Huntingdon, Huntingdonshire, Eng.
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