Matad Earl of Atholl 2
- Born: About 1085
- Marriage (1): WIFE, First 1
- Marriage (2): Margaret about 1133 1
- Died: Before 1152 1
Another name for Matad was Madach or Madeth Earl of Atholl.1
User ID: K134.
"The first Earl of Atholl who appears in actual Scottish record is Earl Madach, or Madeth, who is named as a witness to the foundation charter of the Abbey of Scone, granted by King Alexander I., which is usually said to be granted in the year 1113-14, but was probably after 1116. Earl Madach is described by the Norwegian writer
Torfseus as a magnificent prince, and the cousin ('patruelis ') of King David I. He bore the same relation to King Alexander I., as he was the son of their uncle, Melmare (called by the Norwegian writers 'Melkofr'), who was the younger brother of Malcolm III., 'Ceannmor,' their father. Earl Madach also appears as a witness to a charter by King David I. to the church of Dunfermline, dated between 1124 and 1127, and to two charters to the monks of Coldingham, which must be dated about or after 1140,"
from Scots Peerage
"Matad succeeded to the earldom (or was created earl) by ca 1120. He died between 1143 and 1159. His son and heir was Malcolm (Mael Coluim) and first appears as earl 1153×59."
from poms website 1 2
Matad married First WIFE.1 (First WIFE was born about 1105.)
"Earl Madach .... appears to have been twice married. If so, the name and parentage of the first wife are unknown. About 1133 he married Margaret, daughter of Hakon, Earl of Orkney ..." (page 416)
"MALCOLM, second Earl of Atholl, was the son of Madach, but probably by a different wife from Margaret, Hakon's daughter, as Harald Maddadson was apparently her only son. In the Liber Vitae of the Cathedral of Durham, a record of the benefactors to that fane from its foundation, his name is inserted, by a writer of the thirteenth century, as 'Malcolmus, filius Madi, comes Athodlie.' " (page 416)
from Scots Peerage 1
Matad next married Margaret, daughter of Hakon Earl of Orkney and Unknown, about 1133.1 (Margaret was born about 1110.)
"Earl Madach died some time before 1152, when his wife Margaret returned to
Orkney. He appears to have been twice married. If so, the name and parentage of the first wife are unknown. About 1133 he married Margaret, daughter of Hakon, Earl of Orkney, who survived him and married, secondly, Erlend Ungi, who was also made Earl of Orkney, and was killed in 1156."
from Scots Peerage 1