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, Duncan 4th Earl of Angus
(About 1170-)
Malcolm 5th Earl of Angus
(About 1191-Before 1242)
Matilda Countess of Angus
(About 1214-)


Family Links

1. COMYN, John Earl of Angus, jure uxoris
2. UMFRAVILLE, Gilbert Earl of Angus, jure uxoris, Sir
3. CHILHAM, Richard of Dover

Matilda Countess of Angus 1

  • Born: About 1214
  • Marriage (1): COMYN, John Earl of Angus, jure uxoris 1
  • Marriage (2): UMFRAVILLE, Gilbert Earl of Angus, jure uxoris, Sir in 1243 1 2
  • Marriage (3): CHILHAM, Richard of Dover by December 1247 3

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Matilda married John COMYN Earl of Angus, jure uxoris, son of COMYN and Unknown.1 (John COMYN Earl of Angus, jure uxoris was born about 1195 and died in 1242 1.)

  Marriage Notes:

"He (Gilbert de Umfraville) was not her first husband, who was John Comyn, said to be Richard, the son of a Comyn...He also had the title of Earl of Angus when he died in France in 1242, but nothing else is recorded regarding him, save that he is said to
have had by the Countess a son Bertold, who died an infant."

from Scots Peerage

Note: It is not at all clear what Scots Peerage means by the phrase

who was John Comyn, said to be Richard, the son of a Comyn".

There was a John Comyn, son of Richard Comyn and Hextilda, but he is likely to have been born in the middle third of the 12th century and was, according to the poms website "Buried at Kelso Abbey before 1160". Richard and Hextilda had at least two other sons apart from John and William: Simon and Odinel. One of these may have been the father of the man who died in France in 1242.
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Matilda next married Sir Gilbert UMFRAVILLE Earl of Angus, jure uxoris in 1243.1 2 (Sir Gilbert UMFRAVILLE Earl of Angus, jure uxoris was born about 1200, died before 13 March 1245 1 and was buried in 1245 in Hexham Abbey, Northumberland, England 2.)

  Marriage Notes:

"MATILDA, Countess of Angus in her own right, married in 1243 Sir Gilbert Umfraville, a powerful Northumbrian baron, who through her became Earl of Angus. He was not her first husband ....
Her second husband has been handed down to posterity as the 'famous baron' and 'the guardian and matchless ornament of the North of England'. He is named in 1244 as one of the principal of the Scottish magnates, but he died before 13 March of the following year. The Countess received her terce as a widow from each of his manors, and as a capital messuage 'Gilbert's houses in Otterburn.' During one or other of her widowhoods, the Countess Matilda confirmed the grants formerly made to the Abbey of Arbroath and the priests of Kirriemuir. She has not been found on record after 1246."

from Scots Peerage

"She (Theophania) died before 1243, in which year he married Maud/Mathilda, daughter of Malcolm, earl of Angus and widow of John Comyn. This marriage gave the Umfravilles the earldom of Angus and castle of Redcastle, which passed to the only son of the marriage, Gilbert (III) (d.1307)"

from poms website 1 2

Matilda next married Richard CHILHAM of Dover, son of Richard FITZROY Baron of Chilham and Unknown, by December 1247.3 (Richard CHILHAM of Dover was born about 1220.)

  Marriage Notes:

"Her (Matilda's) third marriage is confirmed by letters close dated 2 Dec 1247 under which Henry III King of England granted four bucks from Eleham Park to 'the countess of Angus, the wife of Richard of Dover'[58]."

"[58] [58] Turner, G. J. 'Richard Fitzroy', Forsyth Harwood, H. W. (ed.) (1906) The Genealogist (New Series), Vol. XXII (London), p. 109, citing Close Roll, No. 60, 31 Henry III, m. 11."

from Family Search and website cited 3


1 e-books, The Scots Peerage ed. Sir James Balfour Paul vol. 1 (1904).

2 Internet Site, Gilbert de Umfraville (D.1245).

3 Internet Site, citing Complete Peerage, v 1 p 146.

4 Internet Site, John Comyn, son of Richard Comyn (D.C.1179).

5 Internet Site, Richard Comyn (D.C.1179).

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