Henry, Earl of Northumbria

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Henry of Scotland ("Eanric mac Dabíd", 1114 – 12 June, 1152) was a Prince of Scotland, heir to the Kingdom of Alba. He was also Earl of Northumberland and Earl of the Honour of Huntingdon and Northamption.

He was the son of King David I of Scotland and Maud, 2nd Countess of Huntingdon. His maternal grandparents were Waltheof, Earl of Northumbria and Huntingdon, (beheaded 1075) and his spouse Judith of Lens.

Henry was named after his uncle, King Henry I of England. He had three sons, two of whom became King of Scotland, and a third whose descendants were to prove critical in the later days of the Scottish royal house. He also had three daughters.

His eldest son became King of Scots as Malcolm IV in 1153. Henry's second son became king in 1165 on the death of his brother, reigning as William I. Both in their turn inherited the title of Earl of Huntingdon. His third son, David also became Earl of Huntingdon. It is from the 8th Earl that all Kings of Scotland after Margaret, Maid of Norway claim descent.

On Henry's death, the Earldom passed to his half-brother Simon II de Senlis.


Henry married Ada de Warenne, the daughter of William de Warenne, 2nd Earl of Surrey (d.1138), and Elizabeth of Vermandois, daughter of Hugh of Vermandois, "The Great".

*Ada of Huntingdon (1139 – 1206), married in 1161, Floris III, Count of Holland.
*Margaret of Huntingdon (1140 – 1201)
**Married [1] in 1160 Conan IV, Duke of Brittany, (d.1171)
**Married [2] Humphrey de Bohun, Earl of Hereford.
*Malcolm IV of Scotland.
*William I of Scotland.
*David of Scotland, 8th Earl of Huntingdon.
*Matilda of Huntingdon, born and died 1152.
*Marjorie of Huntingdon, married Gille Críst, Earl of Angus.


* Barlow, Professor Frank, "The Feudal Kingdom of England 1012 - 1216", London,1955, tree opposite p.288.
* Burke, John & John Bernard, "The Royal Families of England, Scotland, and Wales, with their Descendants, Sovereigns and Subjects", London, 1851, vol.2, page xlvii and pedigree XXIX.
* Dunbar, Sir Archibald H., Bt., "Scottish Kings, a Revised Chronology of Scottish History, 1005 - 1625", Edinburgh, 1899, p.64-65.
* Howard, Joseph Jackson, LL.D., F.S.A., "Miscellanea Genealogica et Heraldica", New Series, volume I, London, 1874, p.337.
* Stringer, Keith, "Senlis, Simon (II) de, earl of Northampton and earl of Huntingdon (d. 1153)", Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/25092, accessed 20 May 2007]

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