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Malcolm Madadsson, 2nd Earl of Atholl

Birthdate: (65)
Birthplace: Atholl, Perthshire, Scotland
Death: April 24, 1198 (61-69)
Maulin, Perthshire, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of Madach, 1st Earl of Atholl and Unknown 1st Wife de Atholia
Husband of Unknown 1st wife Unknown and Hextilda of Tynedale
Father of Henry, 3rd Earl of Atholl; Simon McCallum, of Atholl; Duncan McCallum, of Atholl; Christina of Atholl; Margaret Atholl and 5 others
Half brother of Haraldr Maddadson, Earl of Caithness & Orkney; Margaret de Caithness and Whoa!

Occupation: Earl of Atholl, 2nd Earl of Athol Madadsson
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About Malcolm, 2nd Earl of Atholl

Máel Coluim of Atholl was Mormaer of Atholl between 1153/9 and the 1190s.[1]

The Chronicle of Holyrood tells us that in 1186 Máel Coluim had an outlaw called Adam mac Domnaill killed at the altar of a church in Coupar, and burned 58 of his associates inside the church.[2] It is possible that this was a son of Domnall mac Uilleim, who claimed the Scottish throne and was revolting against the French-speaking king William I.[3]

Máel Coluim was a patron of foreign religious orders, and is known to have granted the church of Moulin to the Benedictine monks of Dunfermline Abbey.[4]

He married Hextilda, the daughter of Uchtred Waltheofsson, an Anglo-Saxon baron of Tynedale. He named his son and successor Henry, perhaps in honor of King Henry II of England.[5]


  • Malcolm, 2nd Earl of Athol1
  • M, #39427, d. before 24 October 1198
  • Father Madach, 1st Earl of Athol2 d. c 1152
  • Malcolm, 2nd Earl of Athol married Hexilda of Tynedale, daughter of Huctred of Tynedale and Bethoc of Scotland, after 1182. Malcolm, 2nd Earl of Athol died before 24 October 1198.
  • Family Hexilda of Tynedale d. a 1182
  • Child
    • Henry, 3rd Earl of Athol+3 d. b 1211
  • Citations
  • 1.[S11563] The Scots Peerage, Vol. I, edited by Sir James Balfour Paul, p. 416-418.
  • 2.[S11563] The Scots Peerage, Vol. I, edited by Sir James Balfour Paul, p. 415-416.
  • 3.[S11563] The Scots Peerage, Vol. I, edited by Sir James Balfour Paul, p. 417.
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  • Malcolm, 2nd Earl of Atholl1
  • M, #80, d. between 1194 and 24 August 1198
  • Last Edited=29 Jan 2013
  • Malcolm, 2nd Earl of Atholl was the son of Madach, 1st Earl of Atholl and unknown wife (?).2,3 He married unknown wife (?).4 He married, secondly, Hextilda (?), daughter of Uchtred FitzWaldeve and Bethoc of Scotland, after 1159.1 He died between 1194 and 24 August 1198.4
  • He succeeded to the title of 2nd Earl of Atholl [S., c. 1115] circa 1150.1 Before 1174 he made a donation to the Priory of St. Andrews.2 Circa 1178 granted the Ch of Moulin to the Abbey of Dunfermline and the Ch of Dull to St Andrews.4 Between 1183 and 1186 he made a donation to Dunfermline.2
  • Child of Malcolm, 2nd Earl of Atholl and Hextilda (?)
    • 1.Henry, 3rd Earl of Atholl+5 d. b Jan 1210/11
  • Citations
  • 1.[S11] Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Families: The Complete Genealogy (London, U.K.: The Bodley Head, 1999), page 180. Hereinafter cited as Britain's Royal Families.
  • 2.[S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume I, page 304. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  • 3.[S37] See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  • 4.[S37] See. [S37]
  • 5.[S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume I, page 305.
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  • The Mormaer or Earl of Atholl was the title of the holder of a medieval comital lordship straddling the highland province of Atholl (Ath Fodhla), now in northern Perthshire. Atholl is a special Mormaerdom, because a King of Atholl is reported from the Pictish period. The only other two Pictish kingdoms to be known from contemporary sources are Fortriu and Circinn. Indeed, the early thirteenth century document known to modern scholars as the de Situ Albanie repeats the claim that Atholl was an ancient Pictish kingdom. In the eleventh century, the famous Crínán of Dunkeld may have performed the role of Mormaer. .... etc.
  • Early Mormaers/Earls of Atholl
    • Dubdon (fl. 960s)
    • Duncan II MacDonachadh 970s - 1010
    • Crínán? (d. 1045)
    • ?
    • Máel Muire (fl. 1130s)
    • Matad, Earl of Atholl (d. 1151x1161)
    • Máel Coluim, Earl of Atholl (d. 1190s)
    • Henry, Earl of Atholl (d. 1211)
    • Isabella, Countess of Atholl (d. ?)
      • m. Thomas of Galloway (d. 1232)
      • m. (?) Alan Durward
    • .... etc.
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  • William Comyn was one of four sons (and three daughters) of Richard Comyn, Justiciar of Lothian and Hextilda of Tynedale. He was born in Scotland, in Altyre, Moray in 1163 and died in Buchan in 1233 .... etc.
  • William (is believed to have) had six children through his first wife Sarah Fitzhugh and eight through Marjory, Countess of Buchan. The two branches would be associated with the Lordship of Badenoch through his first wife and the Earldom of Buchan through the second. For the historian Alan Young, William's life, and particularly his marriage to the Countess of Buchan, marks the beginning of the "Comyn century".
  • NB. Children are ranked according to either accounts showing a specific rank in the order of Williams children's birth or according to the earliest available date the child was thought to have been born.
    • father Richard Comyn (b.c.1115-1123 d.c.1179); mother Hextilda of Tynedale (aka. Hextilda FitzUchtred or Hextilda FitzWaldeve) (b.1112-1122 d.c. 1149-1189). Hextilda's first husband was Malcolm, 2nd Earl of Atholl, making their son Henry, 3rd Earl of Atholl, William Comyn's half-brother.
  • From:,_Lord_of_Badenoch


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