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STEWART, John 'de Menteith'
(About 1255-)
Gratney Earl of Mar
(About 1268-1305)
DE BRUS, Christian
(About 1278-1357)
MENTEITH, John Lord of Arran, Skipnish, Knapdale, and Strathgartney, Sir
(About 1285-)
Elyne or Ellen of Mar
(About 1297-)
MENTEITH, Christian heiress of the Earldom of Mar
(About 1324-About 1387)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. DE KEITH, Edward of Sinton, Marischal of Scotland, Sir

2. ERSKINE, Robert of that Ilk, High Chamberlain of Scotland, Sir

MENTEITH, Christian heiress of the Earldom of Mar 1 3

  • Born: About 1324
  • Marriage (1): DE KEITH, Edward of Sinton, Marischal of Scotland, Sir by 1343 1 2
  • Marriage (2): ERSKINE, Robert of that Ilk, High Chamberlain of Scotland, Sir after 1351 3
  • Died: About 1387 3

   Another name for Christian was DE MENTEITH, Christiana.4

   User ID: Z280.


Christian married Sir Edward DE KEITH of Sinton, Marischal of Scotland, son of Sir William DE KEITH Great Marischal of Scotland and Barbara DE SETON, by 1343.1 2 (Sir Edward DE KEITH of Sinton, Marischal of Scotland was born about 1280 and died Before or about 1351 1.)


  Marriage Notes:

"She (Ellen of Mar) also had a daughter Christian, married, first, to Sir Edward Keith of Synton, and secondly, some time after his death in 1350, to Sir Robert Erskine of that Ilk, with issue." (vol 5)

"He (Edward Keith) married, first, before July 1305, Isabella Sinton, heiress of Sinton, with whom he acquired the lands of Sinton, and secondly, Christian, eldest daughter of Sir John Menteith, Lord of Arran, and Ellen of Mar." (vol 6)

from Scots Peerage



" ... there seems to be plenty of evidence to show that Ludquharn (and Percock) came into the possession of the Keiths through Sir Edward de Keith's1.1 marriage to Christian de Menteith, possibly via the Erskines."

from Keiths of Inverugie 2 3 5

Christian next married Sir Robert ERSKINE of that Ilk, High Chamberlain of Scotland, son of Sir William ERSKINE and Unknown, after 1351.3 (Sir Robert ERSKINE of that Ilk, High Chamberlain of Scotland was born about 1315 and died in 1385 3.)


  Marriage Notes:

"She (Ellen of Mar) also had a daughter Christian, married, first, to Sir Edward Keith of Synton, and secondly, some time after his death in 1350, to Sir Robert Erskine of that Ilk, with issue. The latter marriage is proved by more than one writ, the most important being a charter quoted by Sir Robert Douglas, though not now known to exist, by which Sir John Menteith, Lord of Arran, granted to his daughter Christian Menteith and Sir Edward Keith her husband, the lands of Pirchock and others. The other writ is a charter by Thomas, Earl of Mar, nephew of Ellen, where he styles Christian Keith wife of Sir Robert Erskine his cousin." (page 580)

"... she (Beatrice Lindsay) died before 1352, in or about which year Sir Robert married, secondly, Christian Menteith or Keith, widow of Sir Edward Keith of Sinton. The circumstances of the marriage are briefly recounted in a dispensation for their marriage dated 6 March 1355. In some private quarrel, then so prevalent in Scotland, Sir Robert had wounded and imprisoned Walter Menteith and his brother, cousins of Christian, while some of their party were slain. To appease the feud thus engendered, a marriage was, with King David's consent, arranged between Sir Robert and Christian, for which they asked a dispensation from Rome, as she and Beatrix Lindsay were related in the fourth degree. The dispensation was applied for in the time of Pope Clement vi., who died (6 December 1352) before issuing it, and they were deceived by the clerk who was intrusted with the application, and who wrote that he had finished his business. The parties taking this to mean the dispensation was obtained, married, and had issue, but discovering their error, they renewed their petition, which was now granted, the marriage being declared valid and the children legitimate." <(page 595)

from Scots Peerage (vol 5) 3

Sources


1 e-books, Politics and protestant Lordship in North East Scotland during the reign of James VI: The life of George Keith, fourth Earl Marischal, 1554-1623 by Miles Kerr-Peterson (2016) PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

2 e-books, The Keiths of Inverugie by Mike Wade (2021 https://www.patrickspeople.scot/).

3 e-books, The Scots Peerage ed. Sir James Balfour Paul vol. 5 (1908).

4 e-books, The Earldom of Mar: Letters by Crawford, Lindsay etc (1882).

5 e-books, The Scots Peerage ed. Sir James Balfour Paul vol. 6 (1909).


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