Monday, 2 November 2009


ALEXANDER II. was born at Haddington 24 August 1198 ; knighted by King John of England 4 March 1211-12. He married, first, 19 June 1221, Joan, daughter of John, and sister of Henry in., Kings of England; she died at York, 4 March 1237-8, and was buried at Tarrant Keynstan, Dorset shire. He married, secondly, 15 May 1239 Maria, second daughter of Enguerand in., Baron de Coucy.
The King died at Kerrera 8 July 1249, and was buried at Melrose. His widow was buried at Newbottle, having married as her second husband Jean de Brienne 4 dit d'Acre,' son of John, King of Jerusalem.
By his second wife he had :

ALEXANDER, afterwards king. He had also an
 illegitimate daughter : Marjory, married to Alan
 Durward; her grandson Nicholas de Soulis was a
 Competitor in 1291.

ALEXANDER III., born at Roxburgh 4 September 1241,
knighted by Henry in. of England 25 December 1251.
Married at York 26 December 1251, when little more than
ten years old, Margaret, eldest daughter of Henry in. who
was a year older. She died in February 1274-5, and was
buried at Dunfermline. He married, secondly, at Jedburgh
14 October 1285, Yolande, Comtesse de Montfort, daughter of
Robert iv., Comte de Dreux. He was killed by a fall from
his horse at Kinghorn 19 March 1285-6, and was buried
at Dunfermline. His widow married, secondly, May 1294,
Arthur n., Duke of Brittany. He had by his first wife :
1. Alexander, Prince of Scotland, born 21 January 1263-4 :
died vita patris s. p. 17 January 1283-4 at Lindores.
He married at Roxburgh, 15 November 1282, Marguerite,
daughter of Guy, Count of Flanders: who
married, secondly, Renaud I. Count of Gueldres.
2. David, born 20 March 1272-3, d. s. p. June 1281.
3. Margaret, born at Windsor 28 February 1260-1;
married, August 1281, to Eric Magnusson, King of
Norway, who married, secondly, in 1293, Isabel Bruce,
sister of King Robert I. Margaret, died at Tonsberg,
9 April 1283, and was buried at Christ Kirk,
Bergen, Norway, leaving an only child :-

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