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, Melkofr or Melmare
(About 1039-)
Matad Earl of Atholl
(About 1085-Before 1152)
WIFE, First
(About 1105-)
Malcolm Earl of Atholl
(About 1130-1198)


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1. WIFE, First

2. Hextilda

Malcolm Earl of Atholl 1

  • Born: About 1130
  • Marriage (1): WIFE, First 1
  • Marriage (2): Hextilda by 1182 1
  • Died: by 15 February 1198 2

   Another name for Malcolm was COLUIM, Mael Earl of Atholl.2

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  General Notes:

"The Norwegian writers imply that Earl Madach or Maddad survived until near 1152, and Malcolm appears in a charter by King David I. to the monks of Deir, which must be granted before 1153, and he is there designed as 'Malmore d Athotla,' being ranked between Duncan, Earl of Fife, and Gillebride, Earl of Angus. He is styled
'Melcolmus Comes ' in 1154, in a charter by King Malcolm IV. to the monks of Dunfermline ... "

from Scots Peerage 1

Malcolm married First WIFE.1 (First WIFE was born about 1140.)

  Marriage Notes:

"Malcolm was twice married, but the name of his first wife has not been ascertained......
... he had by his first wife :
1. Simon, named in the Liber Vitae
2. HENRY, who succeeded him, but who may not have been the eldest son, as Simon is named before him in the Liber Vitae.
3. Duncan, and
4. Malcolm,
are named in charters as brothers of Henry, Duncan also appearing in the Liber Vitae. Malise, brother of the Earl of Atholl, appears as a witness to a charter by Earl
Henry. The Liber Vitae gives as sisters of Henry :
(1) Bedoch ; (2) Cristina ; and (3) Margaret."

from Scots Peerage 1

Malcolm next married Hextilda, daughter of Uhtred Lord of Tynedale and Bethoc, by 1182.1 (Hextilda was born about 1130.)

  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 3


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

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

3 Internet Site, Hextilda, Countess of Atholl.

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