Hugo de Morville Constable of Scotland
- Born: Abt 1100, Morville in Manche, Normandy
- Marriage: Beatrice de Beauchamp
- Died: 1162, Scotland about age 62 783
Morville is from Morville, a few kilometres south-west of Brix, and the Morvilles were prominent tenants on the Honour of Huntingdon.
Information about this person:
• Background Information. 783
Morville is the surname of a high feudal family of Anglo-Norman origin. It supposedly was taken from a village of Morville which lies on the water of Aire, in the province of Picardy, France.
The fist person recorded with this name in Scotland is Hugh de Morville. He came from the Burgh on the Sands, in Cumberland, sometimes around 1100, and acquired extensive possessions in Tweeddale, Lauderdale, the Lothianas, Clyesdale, and especially in Cunningham, Ayrshire. He also held the hereditary office of lord-high-constable of the kingdom. He was a witness to Inquisitis Daridis, 1116.
In 1140, Hugh de Morville founded the abbey of Kilwinning, in Cunningham. In 1150, he founded Dryburgh abbey. He died in 1162. By his wife, Beatrice de Beauchamp, he is said to have acquired still greater possession than his own. He had a son, Richard de Morvill, and a daughter who married Richard de Germin.
~The Scottish nation: The Scottish Nation: Or, The Surnames, Families, Literature, Honours, and Biographical History of the People of Scotland, Vol. III, pages 730-731
• Background Information.
Hugh de Morville was the son (or possibly grandson of Simon de Morville and Ada, daughter and heiress of William de Engaine, lord of Burgh by Sands. Maud and Ada de Morville were the children of this Hugh, the Constable, and both married ino the social millieu of Anglo-Norman England. By 1171, Ada was the wife of Roger Betram, lord of Miltford In Northumberland. Maud married William Vieuxpont, whose family held important estates in Scotland, England and Normandy.
Information found in two snippets on GoogleBooks:
Lanzelet, by Ulrich von Zataikhove, Thomas Kerth
Essays on the Nobility of Medieval Scotland, by Keith John Stringer
Hugo married Beatrice de Beauchamp, daughter of Robert de Beauchamp and Unknown.