Witherington-Widdrington family tree-a speculated line from MD to Northumberland, England

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  • ID: I39134
  • Name: Sibilla 1
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: ABT 1105
  • Reference Number: 39134
  • Death: UNKNOWN

    Marriage 1 Edward de Dunbar b: ABT 1100 in Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland
      1. Has Children Waldeve b: ABT 1130 in Edlington, Hedgley, Harehope, Northumberland, England

      1. Title: Rosie Bevan - soc.genealogy.medieval, at groups - google.com
          Name: soc.genealogy.medieval, at groups - google.com

        Rosie Bevan - soc.genealogy.medieval, at groups - google.com.
        Page: 8-1-2002
        Text: I don't have the facsimile for this page and am working blind on this
        particular entry. However I would just like to make the point that the
        entries date from about 850 AD to 1450 AD, so chronologically could include
        an earlier Waldeve if that was your reasoning. The reference is v.13, p.102,
        but it does appear to be a discrete family group. The problem is defining
        whether the entries refer to people who are alive or dead. Customarily the
        liber vitae was supposed to contain the names of people who had died, but
        this particular one does not appear to work on that basis.

        Peter Sutton has kindly provided me with the following information from The
        Scots Peerage, edited by Sir James Balfour (1907) relating to the Earldom of

        This appears to be refering to Gospatric 2nd Earl of Dunbar (died before 16
        August 1139. His wife may have been called Sibilla (Liber Vitae
        Dunhelm,102) although there is apparently evidence that Sibilla was the wife
        of the Earl's son Edward.

        Gospatric's eldest son, who succeeded to the Earldom was Gospatric. 2nd son
        was Adam first called Waldeve but who for some reason, perhaps a religious
        one, changed his name.

        Edward was the third son. He held lands in Edlington, Hedgley, Harehope and
        others in Northumberland. His wife was Sibilla. He had a son Waldeve,
        Waldeve apparently had a son John who died not long before 1247.

        Edgar was Gospatric's fourth son. He was married to Aliz, daughter of Ivo,
        son of Forne. He had two sons Alexander, who died without issue and

        Gospatric also had a daughter Juliana who was given in marriage by King
        Henry I to Ralph de Merley, Lord of Morpeth.

        From the above it would seems that the group is defined thus



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