William DE LEUCHARS
(-)
Nes DE LEUCHARS, Mormaer of Mar
(-Aft 1177)
Orabilis DE LEUCHARS
(-Bef 1203)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Robert DE QUINCY, Lord of Buckby

2. Morgan MAC GYLOCHER, Earl of Mar
3. Adam MAC DUFF

Orabilis DE LEUCHARS

  • Born: Fifeshire, Scotland
  • Married (1): Between 1160 and 1170
  • Married (2):
  • Married (3):
  • Died: Before 30 Jun 1203

  General Notes:

Compiler's 24/25 x great-grandmother

  Research Notes:

"Nesius filius Willi et Orabile filia sua heres" donated "ecclesiam de Losresc" to St Andrew’s priory by undated charter. Her first marriage is confirmed by the undated charter under which her son "Seherus de Quency comes Wintonie" donated "totam terram de Duglyn", held by "Nesus filius Willelmi avus meus" to Cambuskenneth priory. Her second marriage is indicated by the undated charter under which "Orabilis comitissa de Mar filia Nesii filii Willi" confirmed the donation of "ecclesiam de Lochres" made by "pater meus Nesius filius Willi" to St Andrew’s priory, witnessed by "Duncano comite de Fif…". Her third marriage is indicated by the undated charter under which "Nesius filius Willelmi" donated "ecclesiam de Lochres" to St Andrew’s priory witnessed by "Dunecano comite de Fif…Adam filio Dunec et Horabili sponsa sua…". There seems little doubt that the witness was Orabilis, daughter of the donor, and her third husband, as the name is so unusual. "Orabilis filia et heres Dñi Nesii" donated property to St Andrew’s priory by undated charter witnessed by "…Patricio filio Nesii, Dunc filio Elin…". "Orabilis filia et heres Dñi Nesii" donated "Davach ictar Hathyn" to St Andrew’s priory by undated charter witnessed by "…G. com de Mar…Patricio filio Nesii, Duncan filio Emelin…". Pope Innocent III confirmed the possessions of Inchaffray Abbey, including the donation of land "in territorio de Gasgt" by "quondam Orable matris Seer de Quinci", by bull dated 30 Jun 1203.

Orabilis presumably died before her first husband, given the undated charter under which her son "Seerus de Quinci" confirmed the donation of "Davac Icthar Hathyn" made by "matris mea" to St Andrew’s priory which was witnessed by "…Roberto de Quincy patre meo…".

The Complete Peerage says that "it has been asserted" that Orabilis’s second husband was Gilchrist Earl of Mar, but adds that "the chronology is difficult". The chronology in fact appears impossible: Earl Gilchrist is recorded up to 1199, whereas Orabilis is named with her [third] husband in a charter of her father which, although undated, is probably not dated much later than 1177. It seems more likely that Orabilis’s second husband was Morgund Earl of Mar..., which if correct means that she was his second wife. An alternative possibility is that Orabilis’s second and third husbands were in fact reversed, which is the assumption of Balfour Paul. 1

  Marriage Information:

Orabilis married Robert DE QUINCY, Lord of Buckby, son of Saher I DE QUINCY, Lord of Long Buckley, and Matilda DE SENLIS, between 1160 and 1170. (Robert DE QUINCY was born about 1140 in Leicestershire, England and died after 1200.)

  Marriage Notes:

Robert and Orabilis separated.

  Marriage Information:

Orabilis also married Morgund MAC GYLOCHER, Earl of Mar. (Morgund MAC GYLOCHER died between 1177 and 1183.)

  Marriage Information:

Orabilis also married Adam MAC DUFF.

Sources


1 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands: Orabilis.


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