World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Muireadhach III, Earl of Menteith

Article Id: WHEBN0011213677
Reproduction Date:

Title: Muireadhach III, Earl of Menteith  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: 1332, Murdoch, Earl of Menteith, List of Peers 1310-1319, List of Peers 1320-1329, List of Peers 1330-1339, Alexander, Earl of Menteith, Muiredach
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Muireadhach III, Earl of Menteith

Muireadhach III, Earl of Menteith (died 1332) was a Scottish nobleman.


He was the third son of Alexander, Earl of Menteith. Like his father and brothers, his "surname" was "Menteith" rather than Stewart, even though he could claim agnatic descent from the Stewarts. He was the third Earl or Mormaer of Menteith to bear the name "Muireadhach", which occurs in non Gaelic sources in various corrupt forms, such as Muretach, Murdoc, Murdoch, Murdach, Murdo and even Maurice.

He was a brother of the previous earl, and a nephew of John de Menteith, an important figure during the Wars of Scottish Independence most famous for handing William Wallace over to the English crown.

He is first referred to in 1311 as a valet in the service of William Ferrers, 1st Baron Ferrers of Groby in England. He was knighted in early 1317/1318, when he is referred to as "Sir Murdac de Mentethe" in a charter. Menteith returned to Scotland by 1318 where he witnessed a charter of Robert the Bruce as Earl.

Menteith is alleged to have uncovered the plot of William de Soules and others to depose the Scots King, and in return was granted lands of those then declared forfeit.

He was killed at the Battle of Dupplin Moor.[1]



External links

  • History of the Menteith family]
Preceded by
Mormaer/Earl of Menteith
(d. 1332)
Succeeded by

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.