People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Cospatric, earl of Dunbar (d.1138)

Biography
Cospatric (or Gospatric), was the youngest son of Cospatric, earl of Northumbria, who was given lands in Lothian by Mael Coluim III. He first appears in c. 1120 and is usually referred to as 'Cospatric, brother of Dolfin'. He had another brother, Waltheof (Waldeve). Cospatric was first earl of Lothian (later Dunbar) and had been confirmed in lands in Northumbria by King Stephen in early 1136. His wife is unknown, but he had four sons: Cospatric, who succeeded as earl of Lothian (d. 1166); Adam; Edward; Edgar; and one daughter, Juliana, who married Ralph de Merlay, lord of Morpeth. Juliana and her husband founded Newminster Abbey. Cospatric is said to have died at the Battle of the Standard (22 August 1138), though he was certainly dead by 16 August 1139. A. McDonald, 'Gospatric, first earl of Lothian', ODNB, xxii, 1034-35; [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/50322] Handbook of British Chronology, 506: He once styled himself earl.
Floruits
1122 × 1143
Related Place
Dunbar
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Cospatric, earl of Dunbar (d.1138)
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Date Short Summary Role Witnesses Source
unavailable Gift by Earl Cospatric, brother of Dolfin, of Edrom and Nisbet Grantor 3/3/12 (Chrs. David I, no. 160)
unavailable Gift of Edrom, Nisbet and church of Edrom (BWK) Grantor 3/15/8 (ND, App., no. 112)
unavailable Gift of Edrom (BWK) and Nisbet (BWK) Grantor 1/4/84 (Chrs. David I, no. 158)
unavailable Spartleton shielings (in Bothwell, BWK) Grantor 2/132/10 (Scotia Pontificia, no. 114)
unavailable Donation of Edrom (BWK) with church and villa called Nisbet (BWK) Grantor 2/10/5 (SEA, i, no. 122)
unavailable Gift of Edrom (BWK) and Nisbet (BWK) and the church of Edrom Grantor 2/10/6 (SEA, i, no. 123)
1114 X Jul. 1122 Foundation of Scone Priory and grant of possessions Signatory Aelfric, butler (king's); Cospatric, son of Waltheof; Edward, son of Siward, constable; Uviet the White, lord of Traverlen; William, brother of Queen Sybilla 1/3/4 (Scone Lib., no. 1)
23 Apr. 1124 X 22 Aug. 1138 Gift of villa of Edrom and church (BWK) Grantor Aldan, brother of Cospatric son of Crin; Cospatric, son of Crin; Cospatric, son of William son of King Duncan II; John, chaplain (Dunbar, 12C); Lambert, steward (BWK); Ranulf Lindsay; S., priest; Ulkil, son of Maldred; William, son of King Duncan II (d.1151×4) 3/15/2 (ND, App., no. 111)
24 Mar., 1128 X 1138 Grant of ploughgate, parish of Hume and half of Gordon (BWK) Grantor Aelred, priest of Alwinside; Hugh of Tyninghame; Robert, bishop of St Andrews (d.1159); Thorald, archdeacon of Lothian (d.1163 or 1166); Ulkil, son of Maldred 3/15/1 (Kel. Lib., no. 288)
22 Aug. 1138 X 1139 Instruction to sequestrate lands given to monks of Durham by Cospatric of Dunbar named person (transaction) Hugh de Moreville (I) (d.1162) 1/4/36 (Chrs. David I, no. 75)
9 Apr. 1139 X 1141 Command to allow lands given in alms to be free, quiet, and in peace; and to restore oxen to monks (of Coldingham) named person (transaction) Adam, son of Edward, sheriff of Bamburgh; Robert de Umfraville (d.c.1145) 3/3/3 (Chrs. David I, no. 78)
16 Aug. 1139 Gift of Edrom and Nisbet (BWK) Sicut Clause Alan, son of Waltheof, lord of Allerdale; Ascelin, archdeacon of Glasgow (fl.1126×7-1153×9); Cospatric, son of Waltheof; Daniel, prior of Jedburgh (fl.1139); Duncan (I), earl of Fife (d.1154); Gervase Ridel, sheriff of Roxburgh (TRD); Herbert, bishop of Glasgow (d.1164); Hugh de Moreville (I) (d.1162); William de Somerville (I); William Graham; William, son of King Duncan II (d.1151×4) 1/4/33 (Chrs. David I, no. 68)
16 Aug. 1139 Gift of Edrom and Nisbet (BWK) Sicut Clause Alan, son of Waltheof, lord of Allerdale; Ascelin, archdeacon of Glasgow (fl.1126×7-1153×9); Cospatric, son of Waltheof; Daniel, prior of Jedburgh (fl.1139); Duncan (I), earl of Fife (d.1154); Gervase Ridel, sheriff of Roxburgh (TRD); Herbert, bishop of Glasgow (d.1164); Hugh de Moreville (I) (d.1162); William de Somerville (I); William Graham; William, son of King Duncan II (d.1151×4) 1/4/34 (Chrs. David I, no. 69)
11 May 1141 X Autumn 1141 Renewal of the gift of Edrom and Nisbet (BWK) Previous landholder Eustace fitz John (d.1157); Gilbert de Umfraville (fl.c.1140-90); Hugh Brett (12C); Robert Foliot; Walter de Bolbec, elder; William Comyn (d.c.1160) 3/3/7 (Chrs. David I, no. 102)
25 Oct. 1150 Confirmation of church of Edrom (BWK), villa of Nisbet (BWK) and churches of Swinton (BWK) and Fishwick (BWK) Sicut Clause 2/10/5 (SEA, i, no. 122)
25 Oct. 1150 Renewal of confirmation of Edrom (BWK) and Nisbet (BWK), churches of Edrom, Swinton (BWK) and Fishwick (BWK) Sicut Clause 2/10/6 (SEA, i, no. 123)
24 May 1153 X 1159 Gift of Hartside and Spott (ELO) in the time of (tempore) Adam of Roxburgh, king's chaplain; Aldan, steward of the earls of Dunbar; Gamel, steward (BWK/ ELO); Hervey, marischal (Keith); Nicholas of Roxburgh, chancellor (d.1171?); Nigel, priest; Robert, son of Harald; Walter of Stirling; Waltheof, earl of Dunbar (d.1182) 3/15/4 (Melr. Lib., no. 6)
1166 X 1182 Renewal of Hartside (ELO) and Spott (ELO) in the time of (tempore) 3/15/17 (Melr. Lib., no. 55)


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Date Short Summary Role Source
25 Dec. 1113 X 27 Apr. 1124 Brother of Dolfin, brother of Cospatric earl of Dunbar(Familial relationship) subject (relationship) 3/2/7 (Chrs. David I, no. 15)
25 Dec. 1113 X 27 Apr. 1124 Brother of Cospatric, earl of Dunbar (d.1138)(Familial relationship) object (relationship) 3/2/7 (Chrs. David I, no. 15)
Autumn 1114 X 27 Apr. 1124 Brother of Dolfin (Familial relationship) subject (relationship) 3/2/6 (Chrs. David I, no. 14)
23 Apr. 1124 X 22 Aug. 1138 Brother of Dolfin, brother of Cospatric earl of Dunbar (Familial relationship) subject (relationship) 3/15/2 (ND, App., no. 111)
1128 X 1136 Brother of Dolfin (Familial relationship) subject (relationship) 1/4/12 (Chrs. David I, no. 34)
24 Mar., 1128 X 1138 Son of Cospatric, earl of Dunbar (d.1138) (Familial relationship) object (relationship) 3/15/1 (Kel. Lib., no. 288)
24 Mar., 1128 X 1138 Son of Cospatric, earl of Dunbar (d.1138) (Familial relationship) object (relationship) 3/15/1 (Kel. Lib., no. 288)
24 Mar., 1128 X 1138 Son of Cospatric, earl of Dunbar (d.1138) (Familial relationship) object (relationship) 3/15/1 (Kel. Lib., no. 288)
24 Mar., 1128 X 1138 Bride/betrothed (f.) (sponsa) of Cospatric, earl of Dunbar (d.1138) (Familial relationship) object (relationship) 3/15/1 (Kel. Lib., no. 288)
1138 X 24 Aug. 1147 Son of Cospatric, earl of Dunbar (d.1138)(Familial relationship) object (relationship) 3/3/2 (Chrs. David I, no. 70)
9 Apr. 1139 X 1141 Father of Cospatric, earl of Dunbar (d.1166)(Familial relationship) subject (relationship) 3/3/3 (Chrs. David I, no. 78)
16 Aug. 1139 Brother of Dolfin (Familial relationship) subject (relationship) 1/4/34 (Chrs. David I, no. 69)
16 Aug. 1139 Brother of Dolfin (Familial relationship) subject (relationship) 1/4/33 (Chrs. David I, no. 68)
1141 X 24 Aug. 1147 Brother of Dolfin (Familial relationship) subject (relationship) 1/4/74 (Chrs. David I, no. 147)
11 May 1141 X Autumn 1141 Brother of Dolfin, brother of Cospatric earl of Dunbar(Familial relationship) subject (relationship) 3/3/7 (Chrs. David I, no. 102)
1143 X 24 Aug. 1147 Son of Cospatric, earl of Dunbar (d.1138)(Familial relationship) object (relationship) 3/3/10 (Chrs. David I, no. 121)
1147 X 12 Jun. 1152 Brother of Dolfin, brother of Cospatric earl of Dunbar(Familial relationship) subject (relationship) 3/3/12 (Chrs. David I, no. 160)
1147 X 1180 Son of Cospatric, earl of Dunbar (d.1138) (Familial relationship) object (relationship) 3/15/92 (Duncan, May Docs., no. 54)
3 May 1147 Brother of Dolfin (Familial relationship) subject (relationship) 1/4/84 (Chrs. David I, no. 158)
3 May 1147 Son of Cospatric, earl of Dunbar (d.1138) (Familial relationship) object (relationship) 1/4/84 (Chrs. David I, no. 158)
25 Oct. 1150 Brother of Dolfin, brother of Cospatric earl of Dunbar(Familial relationship) subject (relationship) 2/10/5 (SEA, i, no. 122)
25 Oct. 1150 Brother of Dolfin, brother of Cospatric earl of Dunbar(Familial relationship) subject (relationship) 2/10/6 (SEA, i, no. 123)
24 May 1153 X 1159 Father of Cospatric, earl of Dunbar (d.1166) (Familial relationship) subject (relationship) 3/15/4 (Melr. Lib., no. 6)
1164 X 9 Dec. 1165 Son of Cospatric, earl of Dunbar (d.1138) (Familial relationship) object (relationship) 3/15/9 (ND, App., no. 113)
1164 X 9 Dec. 1165 Brother of Dolfin, brother of Cospatric earl of Dunbar (Familial relationship) subject (relationship) 3/15/9 (ND, App., no. 113)
1164 X 8 Dec. 1166 Father of Cospatric, earl of Dunbar (d.1138) (Familial relationship) object (relationship) 3/15/8 (ND, App., no. 112)
1164 X 8 Dec. 1166 Son of Cospatric, earl of Dunbar (d.1138) (Familial relationship) object (relationship) 3/15/8 (ND, App., no. 112)
28 Mar. 1165 X 2 Apr. 1172 Son of Cospatric, earl of Dunbar (d.1138)(Familial relationship) object (relationship) 2/10/58 (SEA, i, no. 188)
1166 X 1182 Grandfather of Waltheof, earl of Dunbar (d.1182) (Familial relationship) subject (relationship) 3/15/17 (Melr. Lib., no. 55)


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Date Short Summary Source
23 Apr. 1124 X 22 Aug. 1138 earl 3/15/2 (ND, App., no. 111)
24 Mar., 1128 X 1138 earl 3/15/1 (Kel. Lib., no. 288)
1143 X 24 Aug. 1147 earl 1/4/56 (Chrs. David I, no. 120)
1147 X 12 Jun. 1152 earl 3/3/12 (Chrs. David I, no. 160)
1147 X 1180 Earl 3/15/92 (Duncan, May Docs., no. 54)
1164 X 9 Dec. 1165 earl 3/15/9 (ND, App., no. 113)


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Date Short Summary Role Source
16 Aug. 1139 Edrom and Nisbet (BWK) Holder (possession) 1/4/33 (Chrs. David I, no. 68)
16 Aug. 1139 Edrom and Nisbet (BWK) Holder (possession) 1/4/34 (Chrs. David I, no. 69)
11 May 1141 X Autumn 1141 Edrom and Nisbet Holder (possession) 3/3/7 (Chrs. David I, no. 102)