This week in Medieval Scottish history – 17 June 1219

Earl David of Huntingdon, brother of the late King William, died at Yardley Hastings, Northampton. Although he wished to be buried at Lindores Abbey in Fife, a Tironensian house which he founded around 1190, he was instead interred at Sawtry Abbey in Huntingdonshire, which was closer to his estate at Yardley Hastings. He was survived by one son, John, earl of Chester and Huntingdon, who died childless in 1237, and four daughters. From the eldest two, Margaret and Isabel, the houses of Balliol and Bruce would inherit their claims to the Scottish throne in 1290, following the death of the Maid of Norway.

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