Robert of Huntingdon, Prince of Scotland

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Robert of Huntingdon, Prince of Scotland

Birthdate: (30)
Birthplace: Huntington, Huntingdonshire, England
Death: circa 1221 (22-38)
Huntingdon, Huntingdonshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of David,8th Earl of Huntingdon and Matilda of Chester
Brother of NN of Huntingdon; Margaret Huntingdon of Huntington; David of Huntingdon; Isabel De Bruce (Huntingdon); Ada of Huntingdon, Heiress of Yardley and 3 others
Half brother of N.N. of Huntingdon; Henry de Brechin, Lord; Ralph de Brechin; Henry of Stirling; Ada (the elder) of Huntington and 1 other

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About Robert of Huntingdon, Prince of Scotland


Robert, son of David and Maud, died young. No confirmation of his parentage has been found. That said:


There are many legends concerning the birth, life and death of Robin Hood with many places claiming him as their own. Researchers have his origins in places as diverse as Nottingham, Loxley, Yorkshire and Huntingdon (Scotland) to name but a few. In 1746 however one researcher, Dr William Stukeley, thought he had found the real origins of Robin.
Dr Stukeley believed that Robin may have been Robert Fitzodo also known as Robert Fitzooth

The first historical mention of R.obin Hood is in a poem called "Visions of Piers Plowman" by William Langford 1377 in the poem there is a line where Sloth (a priest) admits he doesn't know his Paternoster but knows plenty of ballads about Robin Hood and Randulf (Randolph or Ranulph), Earl of Chester.Later writings give the birthplace of Robin as Locksley (Loxley) and his Title as Robert (Robin) Earl of Huntingdon.


So where does Caludon Castle fit in? The Earls Of Chester were the Blondeville (blunderville) family descendants of Norman invaders who owned land around Britain including a castle at Caludon (now part of Coventry). Between 1181 and 1232 Randolf De Blunderville Earl of Chester (born 1172) was resident at Caludon. Randolf married Matilda Fitzrobert and they had a son Hugh (De Kevillioc) who married Bertrade D'Everaux (De Montfort)

They had a daughter Maud of Chester who married (26th Aug 1190) to David de Huntingdon (born 1144 died 17th June 1219)

David marched against King John in support of King Richard and most stories put Robin Hood in the same era. David had a son Robert Fitzodo (Fitzooth) (de Huntingdon) .

Robert was born in Loxley, Warwickshire where legend says Robin was born. Robert was Earl of Huntingdon as legend also has Robin and the clincher, Robert Fitzooth was declared an outlaw and all his lands confiscated and given to Randolf, Earl of Chester, the two being mentioned side by side in the first reference to Robin which was Langford's poem.

Most stories of Robin include King Richard the Lionheart and King John. Robert Huntingdon, unlike many other candidates for Robin, was alive during this period 1189-1216 and into Henry the III's reign, 1216 onwards.

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Huntington, Huntingdonshire, England
Age 30
Huntingdon, Huntingdonshire, England