Gospatric I FITZ MALDRED, Earl of Dunbar
(Est 1044-Abt 1075)
'sister of Edmund'
Earl Gospatric II DE DUNBAR


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Ranulf DE MERLAY, Baron of Morpeth


  • Born: Dunbar Castle, East Lothian, Scotland
  • Married:

  General Notes:

compiler's 27 x great grandmother

  Research Notes:

A charter of Henry I King of England confirms that he arranged the marriage of “Ranulpho de Merlay” and “Julianam filiam comitis Cospatricii”, that she was granted “Horsley, Stanton, Witton, Ritton, Wyndgates” as her dower, and that they later founded Newminster Abbey, witnessed by “Patricio filio…Johanne Peverell de Baalcampo” and confirmed by “Edgarus filius Cospatricii comitis”. 1


King Henry I. gave Julian, daughter of Cospatrick, Earl of Dunbar, in marriage to Ralph, son of Roger de Merley, with the lordship and villas of Witton, Horsley, Stanton, Ritton, Windgates, and Liverchild, which was confirmed by the brother Edgar. 2

  Marriage Information:

Juliana married Ranulf DE MERLAY, Baron of Morpeth, son of William DE MERLAY, Baron of Morpeth, and Menialda. (Ranulf DE MERLAY died before 1157.)


1 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy: Medlands.

2 An Historical, Topographical, and Descriptive View of the County of Northumberland, and of Those Parts of the County of Durham Situated North of the River Tyne, with Berwick Upon Tweed, and Brief Notices of Celebrated Places on the Scottish Border, 1825, Eneas MacKenzie, p. 195.

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