Patricius comes filius Waldeui comitis, 5th Earl
 "Patricius comes de Dunbar"
of Scotland
1161-1232

Born: 1161 and died 1232.
Son of: "Waltheuus" or "Waldeuus comes", 4th Earl, and Alina.
Brother of:
1. Constantine.
Patricius married: Ada, daughter of William King of Scotland.
Patricius and Ada  had issue:
1. Patricius comes de Dunbar, 6th Earl.

Patricius comes filius Waldeui comitis, 5th Earl : An Overview

We know of Patricius comes filius Waldeui comitis, 5th Earl, from the book "Records of the Heath Family", 1913 by George Heath.  The entry reads as follows:

Patricius comes filius Waldeui comitis, fifth Earl, who was born about 1161, married in 1184 Ada, daughter of William King of Scotland.  He was reckoned very devout, according to the religion of those times, and founded a monastery of Red Friars, or Mathurins, at Dunbar, anno 1218, and his lady founded a nunnery for the Cistercian nuns at St. Bothan's in Berwickshire.

His seals show a lion rampant on his shield, his horse gallops to sinister.  On his seals and in his later charters he styles himself "Patricius comes de Dunbar," and appears to have been the first to have done so.  His secretum is an antique gem; subject - the head of a female in profile.  After having held the Earldom for fifty years he resigned in favour of his son, and died 31st December, 1232, and was buried in the church of St. Mary, of Eccles.  His countess died in 1200.

 

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