Sunday, 1 November 2009


..months, being killed 12 November 1094. He married
Ethelreda of Dunbar, and had a son :
1. William ' Fitz Duncan,' who married Alice, daughter
of Robert de Rumely, and had issue.

DONALD ' BANE ' after the death of his nephew Duncan,
ascended the throne for the second time, but after the
expiry of three years was deposed by his nephew Edgar,
who imprisoned him and deprived him of his eyesight. He
died at Rescobie, though in what year is not known, leaving
an only child :

Bethoc, who was married to Huctred of Tynedale, by
whom she had a daughter,

Hextilda, married to Richard Comyn ; their great-great-grandson
John Comyn was a Competitor for the Scottish crown
in 1291. She married, secondly, Malcolm, second Earl of
Atholl. (See that title.)

EDGAR, fourth son of Malcolm Ceannmor, by his second
wife, succeeded Donald Bane in October 1097, and died unmarried
in Edinburgh Castle 8 January 1106-7, aged about
thirty-three. Buried at Dunfermline.
ALEXANDER I.' the Fierce', also son of Malcolm Ceannmor,
succeeded his brother; married Sybilla, illegitimate
daughter of Henry I. of England by Sybilla Corbet. She
died at Loch Tay 12 July 1122. He died without legitimate
issue 23 April 1124 at Stirling, and was buried at Dunfermline.
He had an illegitimate son, Malcolm, who attempted
to gain the crown.

DAVID I. ' the Saint,' youngest son of Malcolm Ceannmor;
born about 1080; married about 1113-14 Matilda,
daughter and heir of Waltheof, Earl of Huntingdon, granddaughter
of Siward, Earl of Northumberland, and widow of
Simon de St. Liz. He died at Carlisle 24 May 1153, aged about
seventy-three, and was buried at Dunfermline. His wife
Matilda, according to Fordun, died 1130-31, and was buried at
Scone ; but she appears in a charter c. 1147. By her he had
1. Malcolm, said to have been strangled when a child by
Donald Bane.

more to follow.............

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