Ada of Huntingdon

Ada of Huntingdon

Birth
Scotland
Death 1206 (aged 66–67)
Netherlands
Burial Middelburg, Middelburg Municipality, Zeeland, Netherlands
Memorial ID 89837176 · View Source
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Ada of Huntingdon was a Scottish noblewoman and Countess of Holland by marriage.
Ada was born in Scotland, the daughter of Henry of Huntingdon (1114–1152) and Ada de Warenne (died circa 1178). Henry was the son of King David I of Scotland and Maud, Countess of Huntingdon, and Ada's siblings include the Scottish kings Malcolm IV and William the Lion.
In 1162 she was asked for her hand in marriage to Floris III, Count of Holland (circa 1132–1190) by the Abbot of Egmond, Holland. Together, the Abbot and Ada traveled back to Holland, where the wedding ceremony occurred, probably in Egmond, on 28 August 1162. Ada received the County of Ross in the Scottish Highlands as a wedding gift.
Ada was not actively involved in the governance of the County of Holland but was occasionally mentioned in documents. Floris, her husband was a loyal ally of the Holy Roman Emperor, Frederick II, and often went with him into battle. Dutch chronicler Melis Stoke states that she supported her son in the war with William of Cleves during the War of Succession. In addition, Ada is known to have read Latin. Ada died after 1206 and was probably buried in the Abbey of Middelburg, to which she had already made donations of £64.
Ada and Floris had 8 or 10 children, of whom some died young, including the following issue:
Ada (died after 1205), married 1176 Margrave Otto I of Brandenburg
Margaret (died after 1203), married 1182 Count Dietrich IV of Cleves
Dirk VII, Count of Holland
William I, Count of Holland
Floris (died 1210), bishop of Glasgow
Baldwin (died 1204)
Robert
Beatrix
Elisabeth
Hedwig
Agnes (died 1228), Abbess at Rijnsburg


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  • Find a Grave Memorial 89837176
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ada of Huntingdon (1139–1206), Find a Grave Memorial no. 89837176, citing Middelburg Abbey, Middelburg, Middelburg Municipality, Zeeland, Netherlands ; Maintained by Mad (contributor 47329061) .