1152 - 1219 (67 years)
||David of Scotland |
||Earl of Huntingdon |
||Huntingdonshire, England [1, 2]
||17 Jun 1219
||Northamptonshire, England 
||Sawtry Abbey, Cambridgeshire, England
||The Hennessee Family
||16 Aug 2019 |
||Lady Matilda of Chester, Countess of Huntingdon, b. 1171 d. 6 Jan 1233, (Scotland) (Age 62 years) |
||26 Aug 1190 [1, 5]
| ||1. Margaret of Huntingdon, Lady of Galloway, b. ~ 1194, Galloway, Wigtownshire, Scotland d. 0___ 1223 (Age ~ 29 years)|
| ||2. Isabella of Huntingdon, b. 1199 d. 1251 (Age 52 years)|
| ||3. Sir John of Scotland, 9th Earl of Huntingdon, b. 1207 d. 6 Jun 1237 (Age 30 years)|
| ||4. Ada of Huntingdon, b. ~1200, Huntingdon, Huntingdonshire, England d. ~1242, Cheshire, England (Age ~ 42 years)|
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
||30 Apr 2023 |
- David of Scotland (Medieval Gaelic: Dabâid) (1152 – 17 June 1219) was a Scottish prince and 8th Earl of Huntingdon. He was, until 1198, heir to the Scottish throne.
He was the youngest surviving son of Henry of Scotland, 3rd Earl of Huntingdon and Ada de Warenne, a daughter of William de Warenne, 2nd Earl of Surrey, and Elizabeth of Vermandois. His paternal grandfather was David I of Scotland. Huntingdon was granted to him after his elder brother William I of Scotland ascended the throne. David's son John succeeded him to the earldom.
In 1190 his brother gave him 'superiority' over Dundee and its port. The same year he endowed Lindores Abbey in Fife and a church dedicated to St Mary in Dundee.
In the litigation for succession to the crown of Scotland in 1290–1292, the great-great-grandson Floris V, Count of Holland of David's sister, Ada, claimed that David had renounced his hereditary rights to the throne of Scotland. He therefore declared that his claim to the throne had priority over David's descendants. However, no explanation or firm evidence for the supposed renunciation could be provided.
Marriage and issue
On 26 August 1190 David married Matilda of Chester (1171 – 6 January 1233), daughter of Hugh de Kevelioc, 3rd Earl of Chester. He was almost thirty years Matilda's senior. The marriage was recorded by Benedict of Peterborough.
David and Matilda had seven children:
Margaret of Huntingdon (c. 1194 – c. 1228), married Alan, Lord of Galloway, by whom she had two daughters, including Dervorguilla of Galloway.
Robert of Huntingdon (died young)
Ada of Huntingdon, married Sir Henry de Hastings, by whom she had one son, Henry de Hastings, 1st Baron Hastings.
Matilda (Maud) of Huntingdon (-aft.1219, unmarried)
Isobel of Huntingdon (1199–1251), married firstly, Henry De Percy and had issue and secondly, Robert Bruce, 4th Lord of Annandale, by whom she had two sons, including Robert de Brus, 5th Lord of Annandale.
John of Scotland, Earl of Huntingdon (1207 – 6 June 1237), married Elen ferch Llywelyn. He succeeded his uncle Ranulf as Earl of Chester in 1232, but died childless.
Henry of Huntingdon (died young)
Earl David also had three illegitimate children:
Henry of Stirling
Henry of Brechin
Ada, married Malise, son of Ferchar, Earl of Strathearn
After the extinction of the senior line of the Scottish royal house in 1290, when the legitimate line of William the Lion of Scotland ended, David's descendants were the prime candidates for the throne. The two most notable claimants to the throne, Robert Bruce, 5th Lord of Annandale (grandfather of King Robert I of Scotland) and John of Scotland were his descendants through David's daughters Isobel and Margaret, respectively.
end of this biography 
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