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, Donald 'Bane' King of Scots
Uhtred Lord of Tynedale
(About 1075-)
(About 1095-)
(About 1130-)


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1. COMYN, Richard Justiciar of Lothian

2. Malcolm Earl of Atholl

Hextilda 1 2 3

  • Born: About 1130
  • Marriage (1): COMYN, Richard Justiciar of Lothian in 1145 1 2
  • Marriage (2): Malcolm Earl of Atholl by 1182 1

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Hextilda married Richard COMYN Justiciar of Lothian in 1145.1 2 (Richard COMYN Justiciar of Lothian was born in 1114 and died after 1176 1 3.)

  Marriage Notes:

Richard marries Hextilda, daughter of Uchtred, Lord of Tynedale, and Bethoc daughter of King Donald III of Scotland -their 'strategic' marriage brings estates in Tynedale, Northumbria, Roxburgh, the Borders."

from Cumming Timeline

"Richard was the great-grandson of Robert Comyn, earl of Northumberland. He received lands in West Linton and married Hextilda, granddaughter and heiress of Donald Ban, king of Scotland." 4 5

Hextilda next married Malcolm Earl of Atholl, son of Matad Earl of Atholl and First WIFE, by 1182.1 (Malcolm Earl of Atholl was born about 1130 and died by 15 February 1198 6.)

  Marriage Notes:

"His (Malcolm's) second wife was Hexilda, Hextilda, or Extilda, widow of Richard Comyn, the first of that name, who died soon after 1176, and she was Countess of Atholl in or after 1182. We learn this from the Liber Vitae already cited, where she is
styled 'filia Ucthredi,' and from a confirmation by her as Hextilda, Countess 'de Eththetela,' of a grant by her lord, Richard Comyn, in his life, though the date of her writ is uncertain. She was thus the same Hestilda, daughter of Uchtred (or Godrith), son of Waldeve of Tynedale, by Bethoc, daughter of King Donalbane, through whom in 1291, the Cumyns claimed the crown of Scotland. Both of his wives are referred to by Earl Malcolm in a charter by him between 1182 and 1189, granting to the monks of Dunfermline, for the welfare of the soul of his wife, and of the Kings his predecessors reposing there, the church of Moulin and certain lands on condition that he and his wife Extilda, when they die, shall be buried there. It is doubtful if Earl Malcolm had any children by his second wife."

from Scots Peerage

"Hextilda was the daughter of Uhtred, lord of Tynedale, and granddaughter of Domnall Ban, king of Scots. Her first husband was Richard Comyn, who died circa 1179. After this she married Malcolm, earl of Atholl."

from poms website 1 2


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

2 Internet Site, Hextilda, Countess of Atholl.

3 Internet Site, People of Medieval Scotland 1093-1371 William Comyn, Earl of Buchan.

4 Internet Site, Clan Cumming Timeline from A History Of Their Making: The Cummings of Altyre by Michael McCarthy (2019).

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

6 Internet Site, Malcolm, Earl of Atholl (D.c1197).

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