Malise Strathearn, 5th Earl of Strathearn
|Also Known As:||"Malise I of Strathearn", "Maol Íosa II", "Earl of Strathearn"|
|Birthplace:||Ruthven, Perth, Perthshire, Scotland|
|Death:||Died in France|
|Place of Burial:||Dunblane, Scotland|
Son of Robert, 4th Earl of Strathearn and Maud of the Orkneys
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About Malise Strathearn, 5th Earl of Strathearn
MALISE, son of ROBERT Earl of Strathearn & his wife --- (-in France [before 23 Nov] 1271, bur Dunblane). He succeeded his father in 1244 as Earl of Strathearn. "Fergus filius G. quondam comitis de Stratherne" donated "terram…Cotken in Kather Mothel" to Lindores Abbey by undated charter, dated to after 1244, witnessed by "domino M. comite de Strathern, Malisio fratre meo…". "M. comes de Stratherin" confirmed the donations made by "Gilberti avi nostri et…bone memorie Roberti patris nostri comitum de Stratherin" to Inchaffray Abbey by charter dated 1247, witnessed by "…domino Malisio avunculo domini M. comitis…". He was one of the Regents of Scotland from 14 Sep 1255 to 1262. "Malisius comes de Strathernt" donated a serf to Inchaffray Abbey by charter dated 1258, witnessed by "Malisio filio comitis…Gilberto fratre comitis…. "M. comes Strathernie" granted rights to "domine Marie sorori nostri" by charter dated 1268, witnessed by "dominis M. avunculo nostro, G. fratre nostro…". John of Fordun´s Scotichronicon (Continuator) records the death of "Malisius comes de Stratherne in partibus Gallicanis", dated to  from the context.
m firstly (1244 or before) MARJORY de Muschamp, daughter of ROBERT de Muschamp of Wooler & his wife Isabel --- (-[12 Oct 1251/20 Mar 1255]). Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the undated charter under which "Robertus de Muscampo" confirmed a donation to Melrose abbey of property "in territorio ville de Halsington", given in maritagium to "dño Willmo filio Johnis cum Gilia quondam sorore mea", and held by "qd. Malys comes de Strathern de Margeria filia mea", by undated charter.
m secondly ([1252/55]) MATILDA of Caithness, daughter of GILBERT Earl of Caithness and Orkney & his wife ---. Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by a charter dated 12 Dec 1257 under which "Malisius comes de Stratherne" granted the advowson of the church of Cortachy to Inchaffray, obliging "heredes nostros quos habuerimus de Matilda sponsa nostra filia domini Gilleberti quondam comitis Kattanie et Orkadie", witnessed by "…fratre Hugone et Gilleberto fratribus nostris…".
m thirdly ([1261/62] or before) EMMA, daughter of --- (-[1267/68]). Emma wife of Earl Malise is recorded in 1261/62 and 1267.
m fourthly () as her second husband, MARY of Argyll, widow of MAGNUS King of Man, daughter of EWEN of Argyll & his wife --- (-[28 Sep 1300/10 Oct 1303], bur London, Grey Friars Church). The Liber Pluscardensis records the marriage of "regulus Manniæ…viduam…filiam domini de Arcadia" and "comes de Strathern Malisius". The Extracta ex Cronicis Scocie records the death of "Rex Mannie" and the marriage of "eius relictam, filiam comitis Ergadie Eugenii" to "Malisius comes de Stratherne", among passages dealing with events in 1268. She married thirdly (before 5 Apr 1281) Sir Hugh Abernethy of that Ilk, and fourthly (before 10 Apr 1299) as his second wife, William FitzWarin. "Maria Regina de Man quondam uxor domini Willelmi filii Warini" is named in the Wardrobe Accounts in Dec 1299. The deaths of “dñs Willm Fizwarryn Baro et Isabella ux sua quoda Regina Man” are recorded in Grey Friars Church, London.
Earl Malise & his first wife had [three] children:
1. MURIEL (-[16 May/12 Nov] 1291). A charter dated 16 May 1291 records the homage sworn to King Edward by "Muriellæ quæ fuit uxor Willelmi quondam comitis de Mar, filiæ et heredis Margeriæ filiæ Roberti de Muschaumps defunctæ" for the lands of "Margeria mater sua". The Inquisitions on the death of "Muriella quondam comitissa de Mar" are dated 23 Nov 1291 and name "Maria uxor Nicholai de Graham [soror] dictæ Muriellæ…propinquor heres" aged 40. m (after 1267) as his second wife, WILLIAM Earl of Mar, son of DUNCAN Earl of Mar & his wife --- (-1281 before 25 Jul).
2. MARJORY ([1250/51]-after 1306). The Inquisitions on the death of "Muriella quondam comitissa de Mar" are dated 23 Nov 1291 and name "Maria uxor Nicholai de Graham [soror] dictæ Muriellæ…propinquor heres" aged 40. m NICHOLAS de Graham Lord of Dalkeith, son of HENRY de Graham & his wife --- (-after 20 Jan 1292).
3. [CECILIA . "Malicius comes" granted "terra to Kelou in Syro de Soulis" to "Cecilie filie sue" by undated charter witnessed by "…dño Gilberto fratre meo…". The identity of Cecilia´s mother is not known. As Earl Malise died in 1271, it is likely that she would have been too young to have been granted property, presumably providing for her future marriage although this is not specified in the document, if she had been born from his second, third or fourth marriages. Another possibility is that she was illegitimate.]
Earl Malise & his second wife had one child:
4. MALISE (-[28 Jan/25 Mar] 1313, bur Inchaffray Abbey). "Malisius comes de Strathernt" donated a serf to Inchaffray Abbey by charter dated 1258, witnessed by "Malisio filio comitis…Gilberto fratre comitis…. He succeeded his father in 1271 as Earl of Strathearn. "Malisius filius quondam Malisii comitis de Stratherne" donated "advocacionem ecclesie de Struy" to Inchaffray Abbey by charter dated to [1282/83]. He swore fealty to Edward I King of England at Stirling 12 Jul 1291, and did homage to King Edward in 1296. He was imprisoned in Rochester Castle in Nov 1306 for his alleged submission to Robert Bruce, but freed in Dec 1308 provided he lived in England. He is said to have been captured by his son, who fought for the Scots, at Perth 28 Jan 1313. m (1275 or before) AGNES Comyn, daughter of ALEXANDER Comyn Earl of Buchan & his wife Elizabeth de Quincy of Winchester (-after [28 Jan/25 Mar] 1313). Andrew Wyntoun´s Cronykil records that "Jhon and Alysandyre" had five sisters, the second of which married "Off Stratherne the Erle Malys" by whom she had "a swne…Malys". Malise & his wife had four children:
a) MALISE ([1275/80]-before 1329). Andrew Wyntoun´s Cronykil records that "Jhon and Alysandyre" had five sisters, the second of which married "Off Stratherne the Erle Malys" by whom she had "a swne…Malys". He succeeded his father in 1313 as Earl of Strathearn. m firstly AGNES, daughter of --- (-after Aug 1320). John of Fordun´s Scotichronicon (Continuator) records that "dominus Willelmus de Sowlis et comitissa de Strathern" were convicted of high treason at a parliament in Scone in Aug 1320 and sentenced to life imprisonment. m secondly () as her first husband, JOAN Menteith, daughter of Sir JOHN Menteith of Rusky & his wife --- (-after 20 Mar 1367). She married secondly John Campbell Earl of Atholl, thirdly Maurice Moray Earl of Strathearn, and fourthly (before 9 Nov 1347) as his second wife, William Sutherland 5th Earl of Sutherland. Earl Malise & his first wife had two children:
i) MALISE (-killed in battle Neville´s Cross 17 Oct 1346). He succeeded his father as Earl of Strathearn. He succeeded his cousin Magnus as Earl of Caithness and Orkney in [1323/29]. He resigned the earldom of Strathearn [24 Sep/16 Dec] 1332 into the hands of Edward Balliol, was tried for treason in 1344 for so doing, but found innocent. John of Fordun´s Scotichronicon (Continuator) records that "Johannes Ranulphi comes Moraviæ ac etiam comes de Strathern constabularius Scotiæ…David filius et heres David de Lindsay…Willelmus Fraser…" were killed at Durham 17 Oct 1346. m firstly MARY, daughter of ---. m secondly ([1325/28]) MATILDA [Marjory] of Ross, daughter of HUGH Earl of Ross & his first wife Matilda Bruce (-after 1350). Earl Malise & his first wife had four children:
(a) MATILDA . m --- de la Arde .
(b) EUPHEME .
(c) AGNES (-before 1360). m ERNGILS, son of ---. He was granted the title of Earl of Orkney by the king of Norway in right of his wife but forfeited it in 1375.
(d) ISABEL . m Sir WILLIAM St Clair, son of ---. Lord St Clair.
ii) MARY . "Malisius comes Strathern" granted "terram de Abbercarny…que fuit Roberti filii Magni dicti de Strathern" to "Johanni de Moravia de Dromsygart…[et] heredibus suis de Maria filia nostra" by undated charter. m ([1319/22]) as his second wife, Sir JOHN Moray of Drumsagard, co. Lanark, son of ---.
b) MATILDA (-[1340/48]). A charter dated 2 May 1293 records the recognisance of "Radulpho de Tony…versus Malisium comitem de Stratherne" (respecting his marriage, although the document does not specify that this is the case). m (contract 28 Apr 1293, after 2 May 1293) ROBERT de Tosny, son of RAOUL [VII] de Tosny & his wife Mary --- (Thornby, Scotland 4 Apr 1276-before 28 Nov 1309). He was summoned to parliament in 1299, whereby he is held to have become Lord Tosny/Tony.
c) GILBERT (-after 13 Aug 1296). The Wardrobe Accounts of King Edward I for 1296/97 include payments to "Gilberto filio comitis de Straderne" for his expenses in coming to London in August, dated 13 Aug, and payments to "Gilberto et Roberto filiis comitis de Straterne" dated 17 Jul.
d) ROBERT (-after 17 Jul 1296). The Wardrobe Accounts of King Edward I for 1296/97 include payments to "Gilberto et Roberto filiis comitis de Straterne" dated 17 Jul.
Earl Malise & his [second/third] wife had one child:
5. ROBERT (-after 1306). Balfour Paul states that Robert is named as brother of Earl Malise in a charter dated 31 Oct 1284, and witnessed a charter of his brother dated 1306.
Maol Íosa II of Strathearn, Mormaer
Maol Íosa II of Strathearn (English: Malise I of Strathearn) who ruled Strathearn 1245–1271, is the fifth known Mormaer of Strathearn, but of course this is simply a source problem and in no way means that he actually was the fifth.
Maol Íosa II, was the first known son of Mormaer Robert. He has been noted as the first Mormaer to encourage the movement of French and English settlers into his Mormaerdom, or at least to allow an influx of French-speaking warriors into his entourage (Neville, 2005, pp. 23–4). We might regard it as part of the same phenomenon that following the reign of Maol Íosa II, the Mormaers of Strathearn thereafter remained pivotal and dynamic figures in the larger world of northern British politics, never again confining themselves purely within their mormaerdom.
Maol Íosa was an intelligent figure who managed to retain the favor of both the Scottish and English kings, and steer a middle line between the Comyn-Durward rivalry that dominated Scottish court politics in the middle of the 13th century
Maol Íosa married four times. These marriages included a marriage to the daughter of the Earl of Orkney, and one to the daughter of [http://www.geni.com/people/Eóghan-MacDubhghaill/6000000013698924698 Eóghan MacDubhghaill, Lord of Argyll]. He had two known sons, Maol Íosa and Robert; and three known daughters, Muriel, Maria and Cecilia.
Maol Íosa II died in 1271, and was succeeded by his son, Maol Íosa III
- English Wikipedia: Maol Íosa II, Earl of Strathearn
Malise Strathearn, 5th Earl of Strathearn's Timeline
Ruthven, Perth, Perthshire, Scotland
Strathearn, Perthshire, Scotland
December 12, 1257
November 23, 1271