Gospatrick, Earl of Northumberland Earl of Dunbar
(Abt 1040-1074/1075)
Sister of Edmund of Scotland
Arkil Morel
Gospatric Earl of Dunbar & Baron of Beanley
Sybil Morel
Edgar "Unniting" Dunbar
(Abt 1107-After 1140)


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Alice de Greystoke

Edgar "Unniting" Dunbar

  • Born: Abt 1107, Dunbar Castle, East Lothian, Scotland
  • Marriage: Alice de Greystoke 160,910
  • Died: After 1140, Drigg, Bootle, Cumberland, Enland 160

bullet  General Notes:

~Weis' Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America before 1700, 8th Edition, 41:23-24, Edgar of Dunbar was the son of Gospatric II, and was living in 1140. Edgar married to Alice de Greystoke, daughter of Ivo Fitz Frone, Lord of Greystock. 160

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Background Information. 910
Amongst the unpublished documents at Rydal Hall is a charter of circa 1180, by which Edgar (of Dunbar) and his wife Alice, daughter of Ivo de Greystoke, settled upon Agnes their daughter, in free marriage with Anselm, son of Michael de Furness, half their land of "Euenwit (Yanwath), Westmorland (Rydal MSS.). By an earlier charter of 1156-62, Walter, son of Ivo de Greystoke confirmed to Alice his sister on her marriage to Edgar son of Earl Gospatric, "Euenwit" and "Chonoc Salchild" (Knock Salcock), co. Westmorland, as well as oher property in Cumberland, Durham and Yorkshire [Newminster Chartulary, Surtees Soc. p. 117]. Alice was the sister of Walter and daughter of Ivo, lords of Greystoke in Cumberland; while her husband, Edgar, was the son of Gospatric II, Earl of Dunbar in Scotland, the great-great-nephew of the "gracious" King Duncan of Shakespeare's Macbeth.

The Early History of the Stricklands of Sizergh
, p. 74

Edgar descended from Maldred, lord of Carlisle and Allerdale in Cumberland, who was the younger brother of Ducan I, King of Scots. Maldred's wife was Edith the daugter of Uctred, Earl of Northumbria by his third wife, Edith, daughter of King Ethelred of England and half sister to Edward the Confessor. Gospatric was the son of Maldred and Edith. The first Gospatric died in 1047 and was buried at Norham [Chron. Roger de Hovenden, Vol. I, p. 59]. Gospatric's oldest son and heir of Dunbar was also named Gospatic. Gospatric son of Gospatric son of Maldred was married to Sybil, the daughter of Arkil Morel. The second son of Gospatric and Sybil was Edgar of Dunbar. Gospatric II supported his cousin, King David of Scotland in the wars of the reign of Stephen and was slain at the battle of the Standard, 23 Aug 1138 [Twysden, Decem Sciplores, col. 1027].

Edgar is frequently mentioned in the annals of the day, and on account of his bravery in battled he received the nickname Unnithing, meaning "the duantless" [cf. Newminster Chartul., Surtees Soc., p. 301; Pipe Roll, 20 Henry II, p. 107]. Edgar joined King William the Lion and other northern magnates in the revolt of the "young Henry" (later Henry III) against his grandfather Henry II in 1174. As a consequence he lost all his paternal possessions, but the lands of his wife Alice de Greystoke were inherited by his sons Alexander and Gospatric, while the property at Yanwath was settled upon his daughter Agnes and her husband Anselm le Fleming.

The History of the Stricklands of Sizergh, pp. 81-87

Edgar married Alice de Greystoke, daughter of Yves de Greystoke Lord of Greystoke and Agnes Fitz Walter 160.,910

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