OLIPHARD GENEALOGY

20 April 2007

THE ANCESTRY OF MARGARET OLIPHARD.

 

a. DUNCAN OLIPHARD. A captain or soldier of the Mearns (Mernie Decurio). Married HELEN HASSA. She was descended from Hew Hassa, a German by birth, who married Germuda Dervise, heiress of Glenbervy.
AA. WALTER OLIPHARD. Married MATILDA, dau of SINEL, thane of Angus.
i. OSBERT OLIPHARD. Killed in the Holy Wars with Godfrey of Boulogne. He was an only son.
I. "Only daughter". Married JAMES MELVILLE, a Hungarian noble.
aa. HEW MELVILLE. Married GRENARDA, dau of MacPender, thane of the Mearns, who murdered Duncan II in 1095.
II. WALTER OLIPHARD. Crusader.
III. MARGARET OLIPHARD. Married HUGH DE SWINTON. Geoffrey Barrow, Professor of Mediaeval History at St Andrews University and the foremost authority on the charters of the Norman Kings of Scotland, has never found a charter which would validate the supposition that the de Swintons married into the Oliphard family and it is unlikely that this will ever be proved.

Source: http://www.geocities.com/clanoliphant/NormanHerring.htm
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