Name: Gospatric Northumbria
Birth: 1040 in Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland, Great Britain
Burial: Northam, Northumberland, England, Great Britain
Death: 15 DEC 1075 in Ubbanford, Scotland
Name: Gospatrick earl of Northumberland
Earl of Northumberland, 1st Earl of Dunbar, Lord of Allerdale & Carlisle
Earl of Northumberland, 'Earl of Dunbar'
BIOGRAPHYSon of Maldred, Lord of Allerdale, and Ealdgyth of Northumberland. It was most probably Gospatric who in 1061 visited Rome with Tostig, the brother of King Harold II. After the battle of Hastings, he joined the Danes in an invasion of the north of England, but he made his peace with William the Conqueror. At Christmas 1067 he was made Earl of Northumberland, but late in 1072 he was deprived of this position and fled to Scotland where King Malcolm Canmore gave him Dunbar and the lands adjoining. When he died he was described as Earl and Monk.
In 1821 a stone coffin, with 'Cospatricius, Comes' described on its lid, was found in the monks' burial ground at Dunbar.
Gospatrick, Earl of Northumberland, 1st Earl of Dunbar (b c1040, a 1072) Some sources do not identify this Gospatrick as being the 1st Earl of Dunbar, leaving that to his son Gospatrick. We follow TSP (Dunbar) and BE1883 (Dunbar) in calling him the 1st Earl but note that this leads to differences with the numbering system used in some other records
Father: Maldred Van Schotland b: ABT 1007 in Scotland, East Lothian, Scotland, Great Britain
Mother: Ealdgyth Princess Of Northumberland b: ABT 1013 in Northumberland, England, Great Britain
X Aethelreda b: ABT 1044 in Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland, Great Britain
- Gospatric Dunbar b: ABT 1060
- Ethelread Van Northumberland b: ABT 1060
- Waldeve (Waltheof) Of Dunbar b: ABT 1062 in Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland, Great Britain
- Gunnilda Of Northumberland b: ABT 1072