'AZmisc01'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Albini of Arundel, Albini of Sussex, Albini of Cainho, Early Earls of Angus, Earls of Caithness and Orkney, Airth of Airth (Erth of Erth)

Roger de Albini or d'Aubigny (a 1084)
TCP (Mowbray) identifies Roger's wife as Amice "whose parentage is unknown". BE1883 reports that Nigil obtained lands forfeited by his maternal uncle, Robert de Mowbray, Earl of Northumberland.
m. Amice (possibly sister of Robert de Mowbray, Earl of Northumberland)
1. Rualoc d'Aubigny or de Albini (a 1084, dsp?)
2. William d'Aubigny or de Albini ('Pincerna', a 1066, d 1139, butler to King Henry I)
  m. Maud Bigot (dau of Roger Bigot)
  A. William de Albini, 1st Earl of Arundel (d 12.10.1176)
  m. (1138 Adeliza of Lorraine/Louvain (b c1103, d 23.04.1151, dau of Godfrey, Duke of Lorraine/Brabant, widow of King Henry I)
  i. William de Albini, Earl of Sussex, 2nd Earl of Arundel (d 24.12.1193)
TCP reports that sources disagree as to whether or not there is here an additional generation of an Earl William (which we show). It also reports that "it is certain that" Mabel, sister of the Earl of Chester and often reported wife of the last Earl William, left issue by her husband.
  m. Maud de St .Hilaire (dau of James de St. Hilaire du Harcourt, widow of Roger, Earl of Clare)
  a. William de Albini, Earl of Sussex, 3rd Earl of Arundel (d 1221)
  m. Mabel (dau of Hugh 'Keveliok' de Meschines, 3rd Earl of Chester) (or Maud de St. Hillary, dau of James de St. Hillary)
  (1) William de Albini, Earl of Sussex, 4th Earl of Arundel (dsp 1224 or 1233)
  m. ?? (some say Mabel, dau of Hugh 'Keveliok' de Meschines, 3rd Earl of Chester)
  (2) Hugh de Albini, 5th Earl of Arundel (dsp 1243)
  m. (1234) Isabel de Warren (dau of William (Plantagenet) de Warren, Earl of Warren and Surrey)
  (3) Mabel / Maud de Albini (d before 1242)
  m. Robert de Tatteshall of Tatteshall (d 16.07.1249)
(4) Isabel de Albini HJY
  m. John FitzAlan, lord of Oswestry, Sheriff of Shropshire (b c1164, d 1239) HJY
  (5) Nicola de Albini
  m. Roger de Somerie, lord of Dudley (d by 26.08.1273)
  (6) Cecilia de Albini
  m. Roger de Montalt
  ii. Alice de Albini
  m. John, Count d'Eu, Lord of Hastings (d 26.06.1170)
  iii. Agnes (Avice?) de Albini possibly of this family, of this generation
Agnes, identified under BE1883 (Mowbray of Nottingham, Norfolk, etc) only as "Agnes, dau. of the Earl of Arundel", assumed to be one of the two otherwise unidentified daughters of William, the 1st Earl.
  m. William de Mowbray (d 1222)
  iv.+ 3 other sons and 1 other daughter
  B. Oliva de Albini
  m. Ralphe de Haya
  C.+ other issue - Nigel, Oliver
3. Sir Nigil or Nele d'Aubigny or de Albini (d 21.11.1129)
  m1. (div, sp) Maud de Aquila (dau of Richard de Aquila)
  m2. (06.1118) Gundred de Gournay (dau of Gerard de Gournay, Sire de Gournay, lord of Yarmouth)
  A. Roger de Mowbray (d 1188) --
m. Alice de Gant (dau of Walter de Gant) --
  B. Henry de Albini, lord of Cainho, Bedfordshire
  The following comes from Lipscomb (Bucks, vol 1, 'Pedigree of Albini', p455).
  m. Cecily (a 1140)
  i. Robert de Albini of Cainho (d 1190)
  a. Robert de Albini of Cainho (dsp c1230)
  b. Isabel de Albini
  m. William de Hoton
  c. Joane de Albini (dsp)
  m. Geoffrey de Beauchamp
  d. Asceline de Albini
  m. (06.1234) Ralph de St. Amand
  ii. Nigel de Albini = Nigel de Merston (d before 03.02.1213)
  The identification of this Nigel as Nigel de Merston is not certain but seems probable.
  iii. William de Albini
  m. Agatha
  C. Hamon de of Beler of Eye Kettleby (a 1160) apparently of this generation



Gilchrist or Dufagan, 'Earl of Angus' (a 1115)
There is doubt on the existence of this Gilchrist/Dufagan. Some sources report that Gilbert/Gillebride was the first to be formally recognised as Earl of Angus. TSP shows the next Gillebride or Gilbert as "the first on record to hold the title of Earl of Angus". It is possible that Gilbert and/or Gilchrist/Dufagan were descended from the ancient Celtic Mormaers of Angus but this has not been confirmed.
1. Gilbert or Gillebride, 1st/2nd Earl of Angus (d c1187)
  m1. daughter of Cospatrick, Earl of Dunbar
  A. Adam, 2nd/3rd Earl of Angus (d by 1198)
  B. Gilchrist, 3rd/4th Earl of Angus (d 1207-1211)
There is some confusion concerning Gilchist's marriages. We follow the suggestions of various web sites but are not sure that they are fully secure. Mackenzie ('History of the Frasers', p6) supports the view that at least one of his wives , mother of Mary Ogilvie, was ....
  m1. Marjory (dau of Henry, Earl of Huntingdon, sister of King Malcolm IV & King William the Lion)
  i. Duncan, 4th/5th Earl of Angus (d 1211-1214)
  a. Malcolm, 5th/6th Earl of Angus (d before 1242)
  m. Mary Berkeley (dau of Sir Humphrey Berkeley)
  (1) Maud / Matilda, Countess of Angus (b c1222, d 1261)
m1. John (probably not Richard) Comyn, 'Earl of Angus' (dsp 1242)
  m2. (1243) Gilbert de Umfraville, Lord of Pradhoe and Redesdale, ' Earl of Angus' (d by 03.03.1245)
  m3. Richard de Dover of Chilham (d 1247)
  b. Hugh of Angus
  ii. Mary Ogilvie possibly fits here
  m. Bernard Fraser, Sheriff of Stirling @@ see here @@
  m2. Ingibiorg Ericsdottir (dau of Eric Stagbrellr)
  iii. Magnus II, Earl of Orkney (b c1180, d 1239)
  a. Gilbert, Earl of Caithness and Orkney (b 1210, d 1256)
  (1) Magnus, Earl of Caithness and Orkney (d 1273)
  (A) Magnus, Earl of Caithness and Orkney (dsp 1284)
  (B) John, Earl of Caithness and Orkney (d before 28.10.1312)
A contributor (AF, 14.10.05) kindly suggested the following identity for John's wife, drawing attention to the fact that, according to TCP (vol X, Appendix A), this is as reported by "Saint Clair, p. 351". This is confirmed by 'History of the Frasers' (p36). It was through this connection that Lovat passed into the Fraser family.
  m. ?? Graham (dau of Sir David Graham of Lovat)
  (i) Magnus, Earl of Caithness and Orkney (d before 1329)§D
  m. Katherine
  (ii) Margaret probably of this generation --
  m. Sir Simon Fraser (d Halidon Hill 19.07.1333) --
  (2) Maud / Matilda of Caithness --
  m. (before 12.1257) Malise, 5th Earl of Strathearn (d before 23.11.1271) --
  m3. Marjory (dau of Harald Maddadson, Earl of Orkney and Caithness)
  iv. Beatrix of Angus JRY
  m. Walter Stewart, 3rd Hereditary Steward of Scotland (d 1241) JRY
  C. Gilbert of Angus (a 1172, 1204) --
  D. William of Angus (a 1178)
  E. Angus of Angus
  i. Adam
  m2. daughter of the Earl of Caithness
  F. Magnus, Earl of Caithness
  By reference to dates, etc., TSP makes a case that this Magnus (grandson of John, Earl of Caithness, son of Harald Maddadson) was a son of Gilchrist (whom we show as 4th Earl of Angus) rather than his brother. This may be reconsidered in due course.



Bernard de Airth/Erth (d 1300)
m. Helen de Campsie (dau of Finlay de Campsie)
1. Bernard de Airth/Erth (d 1340)
  A. Malcolm de Airth/Erth (d 1375)
  Malcolm is known to have been father of Alicia and is assumed to have been father of ...
  i. Sir William de Airth
a. Agnes Airth --
  m. (by 1417) Sir Edward Bruce of Airth --
  Described in TSP (Somerville) as an heiress of Sir William de Airth of various lands in Stirlingshire, and so presumed to be one of this William's daughters (although she may have been of a generation later), was ...
  b. Elizabeth Airth (a 01.05.1511)
  m1. ??
  m2. Thomas Somerville of Plane (d before 02.04.1482)
  ii. Alicia de Erth, 'lady of Craigbernard'
  m. Gilbert de Buchanan
  a. daughter
  m. Gilbert de Strivelyn, 1st of Craigbernard (d before 1434)

Main source(s):
(1) For Albini : BE1883 (Albini of Arundel), BE1883 (Mowbray of Nottingham, Norfolk, etc.), TCP (Arundel)
(2) For Earls of Angus : TSP (Celtic Earls of Angus), TSP (Ancient Earls of Caithness), TCP (Angus), and various web sites
(3) For Airth/Earth of Airth/Erth : 'The Stirlings of Craigbernard and Glorat' by Joseph Bain, published for private circulation in 1883
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