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I don't disagree with you. It is just a curiosity. It is also a curiosity that a Google search for "Hugh of moray" and "strathearn" returns exactly two hits. This thread, and the fmg.ac site which says the wife is unknown. Despite appearing in Richardson's work it appears not to have been blindly copied widely.
I wonder if the attribution of an earl of Fife's daughter named Annabel
married to Hugh de Moravia has a solid basis in the first place. She is
not mentioned by Geoffrey Barrow in 'The earls of Fife in the 12th
century', *Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland* 87
(1952-1953) or by Murray Rose in 'Notes on the family of de Moravia, or
Moray', *Transactions of the Gaelic Society of Inverness* 25
(1901-1903), though this of course does not preclude her existence. If
it's not too much trouble, what sources are cited for her?
As I understand things, John Ravilious credited Andrew MacEwen with the identification of Hugh de Moray as the husband of Annabel of Fife back in 2007. While this is not certain, it does seem likely:
TSP viii p.245: "Gilbert, who is named with his brothers Hugh and Earl Malise in charters by the latter. Between the years 1266 and 1269, but not later, he, as son of Robert, Earl of Strathearn, received a grant from Reginald le Chene the younger of the lands of Durie in Fife*. He had also in 1268, when he had the rank of knighthood, a grant from his brother Earl Malise of the lands of Belnollo in Poulis parish (Charters of Inchaffray, 86, 288; cf. 159). It would appear that Belnollo afterwards belonged to the Buries of that Ilk, who were probably descended from this Sir Gilbert.
*This appears from an inventory of the writs of Durie of date about 1669, preserved in the General Register House, Edinburgh (Inventories of Titles, iii. No. 16). The entry is interesting and, the spelling being somewhat modernised, may be given at length:
'Charter by Adam of Kilconquhar, Earl of Carrick, confirming a charter by "Reynold le Cheine, son of Reynold le Cheine, son of Henry le Cheine," to Gilbert, son of Robert, Earl of Strathearn, of his lands of Durie in the shire of Scoonie in Fife, which lands were disponed by Duncan, son of Duncan, Earl of Fife, to Sir Hugh of .... in marriage with Annabella, his daughter, the charter confirmed being engrossed and both wanting dates. Witnesses (to the Earl of Carrick's grant), Robert, Bishop of Dunblane, Allan, abbot, and Hugh, prior of the "lie" (Inchaffray), Sir Alexander Comyn, Earl of Buchan, Sir (Malise), Earl of Strathearn, Sir William, Earl of Mar, Sir William of Brechin.'
The writ must be between 1266 and 1269".
Reginald's charter is now located at NRS, RH 9/4/3.
TSP ix p.89: "Annabella, married to Sir Hugh. . . . (Inv. of Titles, H.M. Reg. Ho., iii. 16)".