Name: Gilchrist of Menteith
Suffix: 1st Earl of Menteith 1
Death: BEF 1198
Change Date: 27 MAR 2009
Gilchrist, Earl of Menteith, is the first bearing that designation who is found on record. He appears first as a witness to a charter to the Abbey of Scone, granted by King Malcolm IV in 1164. He also appears in the reign of King William the Lion as witness to a charter dated between 1175 and 1178.
-THE RED BOOK OF MENTIETH
Gille Críst is the first known Mormaer (in Scotland, a regional or provincial ruler, equivalent to Latin comes, French comte and English earl) of Menteith, but almost certainly not actually the first. He is named in a charter of King Máel Coluim IV, dated to 1164, regarding the restoration of Scone Priory, which had recently been destroyed by fire. He appears again in a charter of King William the Lion, dated 1175x1178, as one of the witnesses to a grant of privileges to the newly established burgh of Glasgow.
Gille Críst had two known sons, Muireadhach Mór and Muireadhach Óg.
He also had a daughter, Éua, who married Ailín II, Earl of Lennox.
Gille Críst had died by 1189x1198, when Muireadhach Mór appears as Mormaer for the first time.
- Eve of Menteith
- Muireadach II Of Menteith
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