Monthly Archives: April 2018

The Abbots of Abernethy & Dunkeld

My genealogical researches have uncovered dozens of devout ancestors. This is the fourth installment of a series of posts titled “Doing God’s Work: Our Families’ Faithful”, documenting the lives of those who have served God.

In the previous post of this series, I presented the life and times of Rev. Joseph Hull.  This one focuses on family members who served as either the Abbot of Abernethy and the Abbot of Dunkeld.

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Robert de Beaumont, 2nd Earl of Leicester

On this day 850 years ago, Robert “le Bossu” de Beaumont, passed away. He was my two-times 25th, two-times 26th, and three-times 27th great-grandfather.

Born in 1104 in Leicester, England, Robert was the son of Robert de Beaumont, Count of Meulan and 1st Earl of Leicester, and Elizabeth de Vermandois. It is believed that young Robert was the younger of identical twins; his brother was named Waleran. The two boys joined older sisters Emma de Beaumont, born 1102, and Isabel de Beaumont, born circa 1103.

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Robert III of Scotland

On this day, 4 April 1406, Robert III of Scotland died. He was my 19th great-grandfather.

Born at Scone Palace on 14 August 1337, he was the eldest son of Robert Stewart, the only child of Walter Stewart and Marjorie Bruce, and Elizabeth Mure, daughter of Adam Mure of Rowallan and Janet Mure. At his birth, he was named John Stewart of Carrick.

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