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Maldred, son of "Crinan the Thane"
of Scotland

Born: 1004ish and died 1066ish.
Son of: Crinan the Thane.
Brother of:
1. Duncan, King of Cumbria, who succeeded as King of Scotland 25th November, 1034.
Maldred married: in 1030, Aldgitha, daughter of Uchtred, Earl of Northumberland.
Maldred and Aldgitha had issue:
1. Gospatric.
2. Robert, Prior of Hexham.
3. Uchtred, also Prior of Hexham.


Maldred : An Overview

We know of Maldred from the book "Records of the Heath Family", 1913 by George Heath.  The entry reads as follows:

Maldred, son of "Crinan the Thane," was born about 1004, and married, about 1030, Aldgitha, daughter of Uchtred, Earl of Northumberland and granddaughter of AEthelred, King of England, who was the great-great- grandson of Alfred, King of England. Maldred's successors were, therefore, directly descended from Alfred the Great. Maldred was brother, as well as neighbour, of "the gracious Duncan," who was King of Cumbria for about sixteen years before he succeeded his maternal grandfather, Malcolm II as King of Scotland on the 25th November, 1034.

He had three sons: (1) Gospatric, who succeeded him; (2) Robert, Prior of Hexham; and (3) Uchtred, also Prior of Hexham.

Maldred died about 1066.


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