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Page: Gospatric III, Earl of Lothian
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Note: ) and lord of Beanley. He was the son of Gospatric II, Earl of Lothian (later called Dunbar or March).
He appeared for the first time as a witness in a charter representing his father's grant to Coldingham Priory. After his father's death in 1138, he inherited his father's territories in Northumberland, East Lothian and the Scottish Borders. He bore the title "earl of Lothian" on his seal.
He married a Scottish woman called Deirdre, and by her fathered two sons, Waltheof, Earl of Lothian and Patrick.
Gospatric was a great religious patron, granting lands to many of his neighbouring abbeys. He even appears to have become a monk himself, and when he died there in 1166, he was probably already part of the monastic community of Durham. He was buried at Durham.
Note: Gospatric III was a twelfth century Anglo-Saxon noble, who was Earl of Lothian (later, Dunbar
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