Margaret of England, Queen of Scots

Female 1251 - 1275  (23 years)


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  • Name Margaret of England 
    Suffix Queen of Scots 
    Born 29 Sep 1251  Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Died 26 Feb 1275  Cupar Castle, Cupar, Fife, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Dunfermline Abbey, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I45556  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 17 Mar 2016 

    Father Henry III, King of England,   b. 1 Oct 1207, Winchester Castle, Hampshire, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1272, Westminster Palace, Westminster, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Eleanor of Provence, Queen of England, Princess of Castile,   b. 0___ 1222, Aix-En-Provence, Bouches-Du-Rhone, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 1291, Amesbury, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years) 
    Married 14 Jan 1236  Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Family ID F13809  Group Sheet

    Family Alexander III, King of Scotland,   b. 4 Sep 1241, Roxburgh Castle, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1286, Fife, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Married 26 Dec 1251  York Minster, York, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Children 
     1. Margaret of Scotland,   b. 28 Feb 1261, Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1283, Tonsberg, Vestfold, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years)
    Last Modified 21 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F16625  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 29 Sep 1251 - Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 26 Dec 1251 - York Minster, York, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Feb 1275 - Cupar Castle, Cupar, Fife, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Dunfermline Abbey, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Margaret of England (29 September 1240 - 26 February 1275) was Queen of Scots as the wife of King Alexander III.

      Life

      Margaret was the second child of King Henry III of England and his wife, Eleanor of Provence, and was born at Windsor Castle. Margaret’s first appearance in historical record comes when she was three years old.

      She was married on 26 December 1251, when she was 11 years old, at York Minster, to King Alexander III of Scotland, who was 10 years of age. The couple had three children:[1]

      Margaret (28 February 1261 – 9 April 1283), who married King Eric II of Norway.
      Alexander (21 January 1264 Jedburgh – 28 January 1284 Lindores Abbey).
      David (20 March 1272 – June 1281 Stirling Castle); buried in Dunfermline Abbey.
      Margaret is said to have been unhappy in Scotland, and created some tensions between England and Scotland by writing to her family in England that she was poorly treated in Scotland.[2]

      It was said that Margaret was responsible for the death of a young courtier, who reputedly had killed her uncle Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester.[3] While walking along the River Tay, she became annoyed with the young man. She jokingly pushed him into the river, but he was swept to his death by a powerful current before anyone could help.[4]

      Margaret died on 26 February 1275 at Cupar Castle, and was buried at Dunfermline Abbey, Fife. [2]

  • Sources 
    1. [S9233] "Eleanor of Provence" biography, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eleanor_of_Provence, retrieved March 17, 2016 by David A.

    2. [S9235] "Margaret of England" biography, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_of_England, retrieved March 17, 2016 by David A.

    3. [S51582] http://www.ourfamilyhistories.org/getperson.php?personID=I190062&tree=00.

    4. [S8756] "Henry III of England", biography, abtracted July 7, 2013, by David A. Hennessee,.