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Ancestors of a 21st century British family

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  • ID: I16267
  • Name: Gilchrist of Menteith
  • Suffix: 1st Earl of Menteith 1
  • Sex: M
  • Death: BEF 1198
  • Note:

    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.
    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.
  • _UID: FA28DFBC077D4940AC946C14C59381C62970
  • Change Date: 27 MAR 2009

    Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown
      1. Has Children Eve of Menteith
      2. Has Children Muireadach II Of Menteith

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        Title: Stirnet Genealogy
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