Matilda, of Northumbria

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Matilda, of Northumbria

Birthplace: Dean & Clifton, England
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Daughter of Gospatric, Earl of Dunbar and Mistress of Gospatric
Wife of Dolfin, of Strickland
Mother of Sir Ketel De Leteham
Sister of Dolfin, Earl of Cumberland; Gospatrick ll mac Gospatrick, Earl of Dunbar and Waltheof of Allerdale
Half sister of Æthelreda, of Northumbria; Octreda, of Northumbria and Gunhilda, of Northumbria

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About Matilda, of Northumbria

Matilda of Scotland is the daughter of Gospatric, Earl of Northumberland.1 She married Dolfin (?), son of Aylward (?).1


4.         MATILDA .  The Cronicon Cumbriæ records that “Waldevus filius comitis Cospatricii” enfeoffed “Dolfino filio Alwardi” with property and “Matilda sorore sua”[1413].  No information has been found on the identity of Matilda’s mother, nor whether she was legitimate or not.  m DOLFIN, son of AILWARD & his wife ---. 

"Alanus filius Waldevi" confirmed the donation of "unam plenariam toftam apud Scadebuas" made to St Bees by "pater meus" by undated charter witnessed by "…Gospatricio filio Horm, Uctredo filio Uctredi, Ailwardi filio Dolf[ini], Gospatricio fratre suo…"[1414].  "Alanus filius Waldeui" donated land "in Goseford" to St Bees, for the souls of "mea…et uxoris mee Emme", by undated charter, witnessed by "Waltero priore Carl[eoensi], Gosp[atricio] fratre suo. Gospatricio filio Horm, Radulfo de Lund, Uctredo filio Uct[redi], Chetello filio Ulfchil…"[1415].  "Gospatricio filio Horm, Elwardo filio Dolfini, Gospatricio et Walthevo et Horm fratribus suis…" witnessed the undated charter under which "Alanus Walthevi filius" donated salmon at Cockermouth to St Bees[1416]. 


  1. [S11] Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Families: The Complete Genealogy (London, U.K.: The Bodley Head, 1999), page 179. Hereinafter cited as Britain's Royal Families.

Her birth date of 1066 is 4 years after her mother died. A more logical birth would be 1060 and her husband 1055.

Her mother is Æthelreda.

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