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Ada de Warenne

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Ada de Warenne
Bornc. 1120
Noble faimilyWarenne
Spoose(s)Henry of Scotland
FaitherWilliam de Warenne, 2nd Earl of Surrey
MitherElizabeth of Vermandois

Ada de Warenne (o Adeline de Varenne) (c. 1120 – 1178) wis a Scots princess, the Anglo-french wife o Henry o Scotland, Earl o Northumbria an Earl of Huntingdon. She wis the dochter o William de Warenne, 2nd Earl o Surrey bi Elizabeth o Vermandois. She becam iother tae twa Kings o Scots, Malcolm the Maiden an William the Lion.

Life[eedit | eedit soorce]

Ada an Henry war mairit in England in 1139.[1]

Church patronage[eedit | eedit soorce]

Religious hooses war established in Haddington at an early date. Thay cam tae include the Blackfriars (that cam intae Scotland in 1219) an maist notably the Kirk o the Greyfriars, or Minorites (cam intae Scotland in the ring o Alexander II), whit wad become famous as "Lucerna Laudoniae"- The Lamp o Lothian, the toft o laund upon whit it staunds bein granted bi King David I Keeng o Scots tae the Prior of St. Andrews (tae the patronage o the kirk o Haddington belangit). David I fenby granted tae the monks o Dunfaurlin "unam mansuram" in Haddington, fenby tae the monks o Haddington a fou toft "in burgo meo de Hadintun," free o aw custom an service."[2]

Haddington seat[eedit | eedit soorce]

By the inscriptions in the toun o Haddington's wey o it, Countess Ada's residence wis located near the present day County biggins an Sheriff Court. Countess Ada deed in 1178[3] an is thocht tae be buiried locally. Her remainin tocher-launds war bracht back intae the Ryal desmesne an William the Lion's wife, Ermengarde de Beaumont, is said tae haev taen tae her bed in Countess Ada's hoose tae bear the future Alexander II. Miller states that wan the futur King wis born in Haddington in 1198 it takt place "in the pailace o Haddington".[4]

Issue[eedit | eedit soorce]

She haed seiven childers:

Ancestry[eedit | eedit soorce]

Notes[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Anderson, Alan O., Scottish Annals from English Chroniclers AD500 – 1286, London, 1908: 215.
  2. Miller, James, The Lamp of Lothian, Haddington, 1900: 173
  3. Dunbar, Archibald Scottish Kings, 1899: 65.
  4. Miller, James, The Lamp of Lothian, Haddington, 1900: 4
  5. Richardson, Douglas, Magna Carta Ancestry, Baltimore, Md, 2005: 99. ISBN 0-8063-1759-0

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • The Royal Families of England, Scotland, and Wales, with their descendants, Sovereigns and Subjects, by Messrs. John and John Bernard Burke, London, 1851, vol.2, page xlvii and pedigree XXIX.
  • Miscellanea Genealogica et Heraldica, edited by Joseph Jackson Howard, LL.D.,F.S.A., New Series, volume I, London, 1874, p. 337.
  • Scottish Kings – A Revised Chronology of Scottish History 1005–1625 by Sir Archibald H. Dunbar, Bt., Edinburgh, 1899, p. 65.
  • Oram, Richard, The Canmores: Kings & Queens of the Scots 1040–1290. Tempus, Stroud, 2002. ISBN 0-7524-2325-8
  • The Bretons, by Patrick Galliou and Michael Jones, Oxford, 1991, p. 191. ISBN 0-631-16406-5