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Liulf of Bamburgh

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Son of Edulf Rus
Father of Udard of Bamburgh

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About Liulf of Bamburgh

Burke's Peerage Vol. 3 Page 3841

LIULF, of Bamburgh and Swinton, which he held by 1098; Sheriff of the Northumbriands, one of the earliest Sheriffs under the Crown on record, as well as the first individual subject in Scotland whose ownership of land can be proved by contemporary writings still in existence; d c 1118, leaving
UDARD, of Bamburgh and Swinton, Sheriff of the Northumbrians; Witness fndn of Abbey; d c 1132, leaving apparently , four sons

1a William
2a Adam; Sheriff of Northumbria; probably dsp
3a John; Sheriff of Northumbria, ancestor of a Northumberland family which adopted the surname Viscount, from its ancestral connection with the Shrievalty 4a ERNULF, s his bro

Scotweb Clan Swinton

"The village of Swinewood in the county of Berwick was granted by a charter from Edgar, son of King Malcolm III of Scotland, to Liulf of Bamburgh Coldingham Priory in 1098. Liulf’s family was that of the Earls of Northumberland from whom also came the Clan Dunbar. Liulf’s grandson Ernulf is said to be the first instance of a Scottish knight. He was succeeded by Cospatric, the alleged father of Hugh de Swinton who was also the ancestor of the Clan Arbuthnott.

The Swintons’ possession of their lands was confirmed by a charter of the Prior of Coldingham in the reign of William the Lion. Edulph de Swinton received a charter, one of the first recorded in Scotland, confirming his property at Swinton from David I around 1140."

Electric Scotland Swinton

"Ancestry can be traced to Edulf who accepted Alfred the Great as overlord c.886, but their earliest link with Scotland is about 1098 when King Edgar granted Liulf of Bamburgh a charter of Swinton in Berwickshire. Liulf's family was that of the Earls of Northumberland, from whom came the Dunbars, but his grandson Ernulf is of great interest for he is reputedly the first instance of a Scottish knight and documents relating to him are the earliest evidence of inheritance in Scotland."

The Government of England Under Henry I, By Judith A. Green

Page 156 - note 76: "Liulf has been identified with Liulf son of Eadwulf and father of Udard, and Udard has been identified with Odard of Bamburgh, Sheriff of Northumberland in succession to Liulf, J.H. Round, 'Odard the Sheriff', Genealogist, v (1889), 25-8; VIII (1892), 200-4; these identifications were rejected, however, by Percy Hedley, Northumberland Families, 1, 142. The family history of Odard of Namburgh is fraught with difficulties, because there is a further question as to his identity with Odard the sheriff, holder of Wigton, Cumberland, an identity which Percy Hedley accepts, ibid