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Maldred mac Crínán Lord of Carlyle
Ælfgifu of Northumberland
Gospatrick, Earl of Northumberland Earl of Dunbar
(Abt 1040-1074/1075)
Sister of Edmund of Scotland
Gospatric Earl of Dunbar & Baron of Beanley


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Sybil Morel

Gospatric Earl of Dunbar & Baron of Beanley

  • Marriage: Sybil Morel 160,470
  • Died: 23 Aug 1138, Battle of Standard 160

bullet  General Notes:

~Weis' Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America before 1700, 8th Edition, 41:23, Gospatric, the second, son of Gospatric the first, slain at the battle of the Standard, 23 Aug 1138, was the Earl of Dunbar and the Baron of Beanley, married Sybil, daughter of Arkil Morel. 160

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Background Information. 141
Gospatric de Dunbar, 3rd son of Gospatric and Ælfgifu, being younger brother of Dolfin (expelled 1092 from Carlisle), was apparently one of the nine signatories to the charter of Scone (circ. 1115), as also, about a year later (under the style of Gospatricus, frater Dolfini), to the Inquisitio Davidis. He appears to have held the position of an Earl, though there is no record of the title of the Earldom, nor is he ever called Earl in any known document in his lifetime. In a charter, confirmed 16 Aug 1139 (after his death), to the monks of Durham, he is styled "Gospatricus Comes, frater Dolfini," being, in the heading thereof, called "Gospatricus secundus Comes frater Dolfini." This Earl is doubtless the summus dux Lodonensium (the leader of the men of Lothian) slain at the battle of the Standard 22 August 1138, fighting against the English at Cowton Moor, near Northallerton.

~Cokayne's Complete Peerage, 2nd Edition, Vol. IV. pp. 504-505

• Family: Gospatric from Dictionary of National Biography, Vo. 22. 910
Gospatric, Earl of Dunbar, had three sons: Dolfin, who held Carlisle, probably as a grant from the Scottish king, and was driven out by William Rufus in 1092; Waltheof, a benefactor of the church of York; and Gospatric [Symeon, i. 216; Anglo-Saxon Chron. 'Peterborough,' an. 1092; Monasticon, iii. 550]. His children also included a daughter Juliana, who married Ralph de Merley, founder of Newminster, near Morpeth [ib. v. 398], and a son, (said to be illegitimate)* named Edgar, a leader of a Scottish band of freebooters in 1138 [John of Hexham ap. Symeon, ii. 298].

Excerpt from The Dictionary of National Biography, Vol. 22, p. 255.

* According to The Early History of the Stricklands of Sizergh, p. 86, Edgar son of the second Gospatric was not illegitimate, but the son of Sybil daughter of Arkil Morel. 910

Gospatric married Sybil Morel, daughter of Arkil Morel and Unknown 160.,910

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