Saint Margaret of Scotland

Saint Margaret of Scotland[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7]

Female 1045 - 1093  (48 years)

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  • Born 1045  Hungary Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 8, 9
    History In 1057, she moved to the court of Edward the Confessor.

    After the defeat of Harold Godwinson in 1066, she again went into exile in Scotland. 
    • In 1057, she moved to the court of Edward the Confessor. [9]
    • After the defeat of Harold Godwinson in 1066, she again went into exile in Scotland. [9]
    Died 16 Nov 1093  Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Canonized 1250  [9
    St. Margaret was canonized 1250 and her feast day is November 16th, 
    Buried Dunfermline Abbey, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Siblings 2 siblings 
    Person ID I2458  | Roy Line, Boudreau Line
    Last Modified 24 Feb 2020 

    Father Edward the Atheling,   b. 1016, Wessex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1057, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years) 
    Mother Agatha von Braunschweig,   b. 1023 to 1030,   d. After 1067  (Age 45 years) 
    Married 1043/44  Kiev, Ukraine Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1900  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Malcolm III "Canmore", King of the Scots,   b. 1031, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 1093, Alnwick, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Married 1068  Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5, 9, 10, 11
    • The marriage was against St. Margaret's wishes.
    Children 
     1. Edgar, King of Scotland,   b. Abt 1074,   d. 1107  (Age ~ 33 years)
     2. Alexander I, King of Scotland,   b. 1077,   d. 1124  (Age 47 years)
    +3. Matilda of Scotland,   b. 1078, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 May 1118  (Age 40 years)
     4. David I the Saint, King of Scots,   b. Abt 1080, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1154, Carlisle, Cumberland, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years)
     5. Mary, Princess of Scotland,   d. 31 May 1116
    Last Modified 7 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F1897  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • There is much debate about the ancestry of Agatha, the mother of St. Margaret, Queen of Scotland. The dynastic usurpation and post-invasion trauma of 1066 dictated that St. Margaret's maternal origins were of secondary importance to the English Chroniclers until the marriage of her daughter, Edith-Matilda, to Henry I in 1100. There are two basic solutions, Slavic or Salian. Humphreys (2003) leans towards the Slavic, however I have followed the Salian. [4]

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1045 - Hungary Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1068 - Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 Nov 1093 - Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Dunfermline Abbey, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Saint Margaret of Scotland
    Saint Margaret of Scotland

  • Sources 
    1. [S2002] ------------- Secondary Sources -------------.

    2. [S1466] Guido, Michael Anne. "Nes Fitz William and the Earls of Fife: The Origin of the House of Fife, 962-1129" , (Chobham, Woking, UK: Foundations: Journal of the Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, volume 2, number 2, July 2006).

    3. [S1484] Guido, Michael Anne. "Who was Malcolm, King of the Cumbrians? - A Study of the Kings of Strathclyde and Cumbria and Their Relationship to King Dubh's Descendants in the Work of Fordun and the Early Chronicles", (Vowchurch, UK: Foundations: Journal of the Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, volume 2, number 3, January 2007).

    4. [S1581] Humphreys, William. "Agatha: The Slavic Versus Salic Solutions", (Chobham, Woking, UK: Foundations: Journal of the Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, volume 1, number 1, 2003).

    5. [S59] Weis, Frederick Lewis. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 Fifth Edition, (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1982).

    6. [S1851] Wolf, Armin. "Who was Agatha, the Ancestress of Scottish and English Kings?", (Vowchurch, UK: Foundations: Journal of the Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, 2011).

    7. [S2000] ------------- Sources Below not Reviewed -------------.

    8. [S60] Stuart, Roderick W. Royalty for Commoners, The Complete Known Lineage of John of Gaunt, Son of Edward III, King of England, and Queen Philippa Fourth Edition, (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2002).

    9. [S65] Sewell, Robert James. Sewell: A History of the Sewell Family from the Earliest Times, (unknown: manuscript, March 2008).

    10. [S1485] Moriarty, G. Andrews. "Agatha, Wife of the Atheling Eadward" , (Boston: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, volume CVI, January 1952).

    11. [S309] Fraser, Antonia. The Lives of the Kings & Queens of England, (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1975).

    12. [S1482] Magnusson, Magnus. Scotland - The Story of a Nation, (New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 2000).



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