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Gille Críst mac Gille Brigte, 4th Earl of Angus

Also Known As: "Gille Crist", "Earl of Angus", "Gilchrist Gilbridesson", "8510"
Birthplace: Forfar, Angusshire, Scotland
Death: after 1206
Forfar, Angusshire, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of Gille Brigte mac Dufugan, 2nd Earl of Angus and Margaret Gospatrick of Dunbar
Husband of Margaret Haraldsdatter of the Orkneys; Ingibiorg Eiriksdatter, of Caithness; wife of Gille Crist and wife of Gille Crist
Father of Magnus, II; Bethóc nic Gille Crist, Countess of Angus; Duncan, 5th Earl of Angus and William or Gilbert Eryvine
Brother of Adam Mórmaer of Angus, 3rd Earl of Angus; Gilbert Ogilvie, II and William Of Angus
Half brother of Hugh de Montgomery and Angus Gilchrist of Angus

Occupation: Earl, IV Earl of Angus
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About Gille Crist, Earl of Angus

Gilla Críst of Angus, ruled until 1206 as Mormaer of Angus. He was a son of Gille Brigte of Angus and younger brother of Adam of Angus.

Almost nothing is known of him, except that he married Marjorie of Huntingdon, the daughter of Henry, Earl of Huntingdon and Ada de Warenne, and that he was succeeded by his son Donnchad before 1206. His daughter Bethóc (Beatrix) was married to Walter Stewart, 3rd High Steward of Scotland and was mother to Alexander Stewart, 4th High Steward of Scotland.,_Earl_of_Angus


Roberts, John L., Lost Kingdoms: Celtic Scotland in the Middle Ages, (Edinburgh, 1997), pp. 53-4


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Gilchrist, 4th Earl of Angus was born before 1187.2 He was the son of Gillbride, 2nd Earl of Angus.2 He died between 1207 and 1211.1

Gilchrist, 4th Earl of Angus succeeded to the title of 4th Earl of Angus [S., c. 1115] before 1198.2 In 1198 he was a great benefactor to the Arbroath Abbey.1

Children of Gilchrist, 4th Earl of Angus

  • Beatrix of Angus+
  • Duncan, 5th Earl of Angus+ d. bt 1207 - 12141


1. [S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume I, page 146. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.

2. [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume I, page 145.


Gilchrist Earl of ANGUS

   * Birth: 1150, Forfar, Angus, Scotland

* Partnership with: Marjory SCOTLAND

         o Child: Beatrix DE ANGUS Birth: 1180, Angus, Forfarshire, Scotland

Descendants of Gilchrist Earl of ANGUS

1 Gilchrist Earl of ANGUS

 =Marjory SCOTLAND
     2 Beatrix DE ANGUS
       =Walter STEWART
           3 John STEWART
           3 Euphemia STEWART
           3 Alexander STEWART
             =Jean of BUTE
           3 Walter 'Ballioch' STEWART
             =Mary MENTEITH
           3 Elizabeth STEWART
           3 Robert STEWART
           3 Margaret STEWART
           3 William STEWART
           3 Beatrix STEWART
           3 Christian STEWART

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Name: Gilchrist of Angus, 1145 - Abt 1209, <- 41 96-> , [14]

Birth: 1145 at Forfar; Angushire; Scotland

Christening: ? at ?

Marriage: ? at ? to Marjory ?, 1150 - 1213 [15]

Death: Abt 1209 at Forfar; Angushire; Scotland

Burial: ? at ?

Sex: M

Notes ◦He made a donation to the Abbey of Aberbruthwick; he became Earl in 1180.

There is some confusion concerning Gilchist's marriages. We follow the suggestions of 'Mathematical' but are not sure that they are fully secure.
The Scots Peerage (Kings of Scotland), Burkes Peerage 1934 (Moray), Burkes Extinct Peerages 1883 (FitzAlan of Arundel) state that Beatrix's father was the 4th Earl of Angus.

Sources 1.[S250]

2.[S265] Colquoun_Cunningham.ged, Jamie Vans

3.[S386] Macdonald genealogy, Roddy Macdonald of the Clan Donald Society of Edinburgh, (

Acceded abt 1197

A death date of December 11, 1207 was provided but no source is available to verify.

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Gille Crist, Earl of Angus's Timeline

Forfar, Angusshire, Scotland
Forfar, Angusshire, Scotland
Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom
Orkney Islands, Scotland
January 1, 1184
Forfar, Angus, Scotland, United Kingdom
Age 52
Forfar, Angusshire, Scotland
September 20, 1995
Age 52
July 20, 1996
Age 52