Gille Crist  Menteith

Gille Crist Menteith (1150 - 1189)

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Gille Crist "Gilbert" Menteith aka Earl of Menteith
Born in Perth, Perthshire, , Scotlandmap
Son of and [mother unknown]
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[spouse(s) unknown]
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Died in Perth, Perthshire, , Scotlandmap
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This is the first Earl of Menteith whose Christian name has heen ascer- tained on strictly legal evidence, but beyond the name, little else is known of the history of Earl Gilchrist.

As the owner of an extensive earldom, partly in the Lowlands of Scotland and partly in the Highlands of Argyll, exercising jurisdiction over large districts, Earl Gilchrist must have possessed much power and influence. But all trace of his existence has disappeared, save a few scanty references to him as a witness to royal or other charters.

In the charter by King Malcolm the Fourth to the Abbey of Scone, granted in the eleventh year of his reign, 1164, " Gilleerist Comite de Meniteith" is named as one of the witnesses. That charter provided for the restoration of the Abbey of Scone, which had been destroyed by fire, and narrates that the Abbey is situated in the chief seat of government — " In principali sede regni nostri." The learned editor of the Maitland Club edition of the Cartulary states that the precise meaning of that expression is very doubtful. He remarks that it is difficult to understand how Scone could be reckoned the principal seat of government, except perhaps from some traditional and half-fabulous story of the Moothill, joined to the real evidence of the existence of the fatal chair of coronation.

Name: Gille Crist /MENTEITH/. Source: #S994
Name: Gilchrist /Menteith/[1]
Name: Gilbert /DeMenteith/[2]
Death: bef 1189x98
Occupation: Earl of Menteith
Isabella MENTEITH+


  1. Source: #S004444
  2. Source: #S004444


  • WikiTree profile Menteith-18 created through the import of WILLIAMS 2011.GED on Jun 22, 2011 by Ted Williams.
  • This person was created on 21 March 2011 through the import of Rose Family Tree.ged.
  • This person was created through the import of Acrossthepond.ged on 21 February 2011.
  • WikiTree profile DeMenteith-1 created through the import of WILLIAMS 2011.GED on Jun 22, 2011 by Ted Williams.

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Gille Crist(HILBERT) Menteith COAT OF ARMS
Gille Crist(HILBERT) Menteith COAT OF ARMS

Gille Crist Menteith CREST
Gille Crist Menteith CREST

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On 14 Jul 2016 at 11:04 GMT Allan Stuart wrote:

The Shield and Coat of Arms (C.o.A.) are those of Menteith of Rusky so are too late to attribute to Gille Crist Menteith.

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