Matilda of Waltheof (Countess of Huntingdon)

Female 1074 - 1130  (56 years)

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  • Name Matilda of Waltheof (Countess of Huntingdon) 
    Born 1074 
    Gender Female 
    Died 1130 
    Buried Scone Abbey Cemetery Scone, Perth (Gowrie), Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I248  King of Scots
    Last Modified 16 Feb 2009 

    Family David I Canmore (King of Scotland), ,   b. 1084, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1153, Carlisle, Cumberland, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    +1. Henry Canmore,   b. 1114, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1152  (Age 38 years)
    Last Modified 26 Jan 2009 
    Family ID F108  Group Sheet

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  • Notes 
    • Maud of Northumbria (1074-1130), countess for the Honour of Huntingdon, was the daughter of Waltheof II, Earl of Northumbria and Judith of Lens, the last of the major Anglo-Saxon earls to remain powerful after the Norman conquest of England in 1066. She inherited her father's earldom of Huntingdon and married twice.

      Her mother, Judith, refused to marry Simon I of St Liz, 1st Earl of Northampton. This refusal angered her uncle, King William I of England, who confiscated Judith's estates after she fled the country. Instead her daughter Maud was married to Simon of St Liz in 1090. She had a number of children with St Liz including:

      Matilda of St Liz (Maud), married Robert FitzRichard and then Saer de Quincy, 1st Earl of Winchester..
      Simon II de St Liz, 4th Earl of Huntingdon and Northampton.
      Saint Walteof de St Liz (1100 ? bt 1159 - 1160).
      Her first husband died in 1109 and Maud next married King David I of Scotland in 1113. From this marriage she had one son, Henry.

      The Scottish House of Dunkeld produced the remaining Earls of Huntingdon of the first creation of the title. She was succeeded to the Earldom of Huntingdon by her son Henry.

      According to John of Fordun, she died in 1130 and was buried at Scone, but she appears in a charter dated 1147.

      Depictions in fiction
      Maud of Huntingdon appears as a character in Elizabeth Chadwick's novel The Winter Mantle (2003), as well as Alan Moore's novel "Voices Of The Fire" (1995) and Nigel Tranter's novel David the Prince (1980).

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