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Richard de Morville
succeeded his father Hugh de Morville
Hugh de Morville was a Norman knight who made his fortune in the service of David fitz Malcolm, Prince of the Cumbrians and King of Scots .His parentage is said by some to be unclear, but G. W. S...
(died 1162) as Constable of Scotland and in his Scottish estates and English lands at Bozeat
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, and Rutland
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, as well as a number of feus of the Honour of Huntingdon
Huntingdon is a market town in Cambridgeshire, England. The town was chartered by King John in 1205. It is the traditional county town of Huntingdonshire, and is currently the seat of the Huntingdonshire district council. It is known as the birthplace in 1599 of Oliver Cromwell.-History:Huntingdon...
About 1180 Richard de Morville, with the consent of his son William, granted liberty to the monks of Melrose
Melrose Abbey is a Gothic-style abbey in Melrose, Scotland. It was founded in 1136 by Cistercian monks, on the request of King David I of Scotland. It was headed by the Abbot or Commendator of Melrose. Today the abbey is maintained by Historic Scotland...
to plough and sow the lands of Blanslie and the plain beyond the grove over to the Leader Water. This grant was confirmed by William de Morville, presumably his son.
Richard married Avice (who survived him), daughter of William de Lancaster, Baron of Kendal by his spouse Gundred, daughter of William de Warenne, 2nd Earl of Surrey
William de Warenne, 2nd Earl of Surrey was the son of William de Warenne, 1st Earl of Surrey and his first wife Gundred. He is more often referred to as Earl Warenne or Earl of Warenne than as Earl of Surrey....
. They had at least five children:
- Malcolm, accidentally killed by Adulf de St.Martin while hunting.
- William, alive in 1180 but said to have died without issue.
- Maud, who married William de Vieuxpont
Vieuxpont is the name of a significant family in the history of Westmorland. According to Thomas the name originated in France on or about 1066 as Vieuxpont - alternative spellings include Vieuxpont, Veteripont Vezpont, Veepon, Vexpont, Vipont, Vypont, Vispont, Vypunt, Vespont, Vipond, Vypond,...
(who became Lord of Westmorland
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- Elena (born circa 1170), eventual sole heir to her father, who married Roland of Galloway (died 1200).
Lambroughton is a village in the old Barony of Kilmaurs, North Ayrshire, Scotland. This is a rural area famous for its milk and cheese production and the Ayrshire or Dunlop breed of cattle.-Origins of the name:...
- More details of the De Morvilles.
Dreghorn is a village near Irvine, North Ayrshire, Scotland. This parish comprehends the old parishes of Dreghorn and Pearston, which were united in 1668. The whole of the parish was historically the property of the De Morvilles, who were Constables of Scotland and Lords of Cunninghame...
- Maid Morville's Mound.
- Kilwinning Abbey
Kilwinning Abbey is a ruined abbey located in the centre of the town of Kilwinning, North Ayrshire.-The establishment of the Abbey:The ancient name of the town is 'Segdoune' or 'Saigtown', probably derived from 'Sanctoun', meaning the 'town of the saint'. Saint Winnings festival was on 21 January...
- Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700", by Frederick Lewis Weis, Line 38-25
- The Lordship of Galloway
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, by Robert Riddell of Glenriddell, Society of Antiquaries of Scotland
The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland is the senior antiquarian body in Scotland, with its headquarters in the National Museum, Chambers Street, Edinburgh...
, Edinburgh, November 1787.
- The Dormant Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct Peerages, by Sir Bernard Burke, Ulster King of Arms, London, 1883, p.313.
- The Records of the Regality of Melrose, edited by Charles S Romanes, C.A., Scottish History Society, Edinburgh, 1917, volume III, p.xxxvii.
- The Normans in Scotland, by R.L.Graeme Ritchie, Edinburgh University Press, 1954.
- The Anglo-Norman Era in Scottish History, by Professor G. W. S. Barrow
Geoffrey Wallis Steuart Barrow DLitt FBA FRSE is a British historian and academic. He is Professor Emeritus at the University of Edinburgh, and arguably the most prominent Scottish medievalist of the last century....
, F.B.A., Oxford, 1980.