Family: William, I, King of the Scots / Ermengarde de Beaumont (F17131)

m. 5 Sep 1186


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  • Father | Male
    William, I, King of the Scots

    Born  ~ 1143  (Scotland) Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  4 Dec 1214  Stirling, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Arbroath Abbey, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Married  5 Sep 1186  [1, 2]  Woodstock Palace, Oxfordshire, England  [1, 2] Find all individuals with events at this location
    Other Spouse  Isabel d'Avenel | F17132 
    Married     
    Father  Henry of Scotland | F17118 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Ada de Warenne | F17118 Group Sheet 

    Mother | Female
    Ermengarde de Beaumont

    Born  ~ 1170   
    Died  12 Feb 1233  Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Balmerino Abbey, Fife, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  Richard (Beaumont), I, Viscount of Beaumont-le-Vicomte | F17754 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Lucie l'Aigle | F17754 Group Sheet 

    Child 1 | Male
    Alexander II, King of the Scots

    Born  24 Aug 1198  Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  6 Jul 1249  Kerrera, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Melrose Abbey, Glasgow, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Marie de Coucy | F17133 
    Married     

  • Notes  Married:
    • Due to the terms of the Treaty of Falaise, Henry II had the right to choose William's bride. As a result, William married Ermengarde de Beaumont, a great-granddaughter of King Henry I of England, at Woodstock Palace in 1186. Edinburgh Castle was her dowry. The marriage was not very successful, and it was many years before she bore him an heir.

      Henry II of England forces William I to marry Ermengard, from a Norman family: and gives her Edinburgh Castle as a wedding present.

  • Sources 
    1. [S9996] "William the Lion", biography, accessed & downloaded Saturday, November 19th, 2016 by David A. Hennessee, https://en.wik.

    2. [S10737] "Ermengarde de Beaumont" biography, was found, retrieved, uploaded and published March 23rd, 2017 by David A. Hennessee,.