NameEarl Maurice Of Menteith , M
Death Datebef Jan 1234
ChildrenIsabella , F (-<1273)
 Mary , F (-<1294)
Notes for Earl Maurice Of Menteith
Maurice, the younger brother of the preceding, [Maurice / Muretech] no doubt assumed the earldom.

In any case, Maurice, Earl of Menteith, appears as one of the seven Earls who were present at the enthronement of King Alexander II at Scone on 6 December 1204. The Earls also accompanied the young King with the funeral cortege of his father, king William, from Perth to Arbroath, where the interment took place before the high altar of the church on 10 December.

Earl Maurice appears to have taken no great part in public life, as ten years elapse before there is a record of him, but he was present with King Alexander at Stirling when he granted a charter to the Abbey of Paisley on 5 September 1224. Two years later, on 27 March 1226, the Earl is referred to as Sheriff of Stirling. He did not after this live much longer, though he probably survived the year 1231, usually assigned as the date of his death.

He was, however, dead before January 1233-34, which is the first date on which his successor is named as Earl of Menteith.

The name of his wife is not known,

but he had two daughters:

1. Isabella, who became Countess of Menteith.
2. Mary, who also became Countess of Menteith.

Source: THE SCOTS PEERAGE, ed. by Sir James Balfour Paul, Vol VI, Edinburgh, 1906, pp. 126-7.
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