Constance FitzRoy

Female


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Constance FitzRoy

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: Maud FitzRoy

    Constance married Roscelin (Beaumont), Viscount of Beaumont 0___ 1122. Roscelin died ~ 1176. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 2. Richard de l'Aigle, II  Descendancy chart to this point


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Richard de l'Aigle, II Descendancy chart to this point (1.Constance1)

    Richard — unnamed spouse. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 3. Lucie l'Aigle  Descendancy chart to this point died Aft 1217.


Generation: 3

  1. 3.  Lucie l'Aigle Descendancy chart to this point (2.Richard2, 1.Constance1) died Aft 1217.

    Lucie married Richard (Beaumont), I, Viscount of Beaumont-le-Vicomte Bef 1177. Richard died Aft 1199; was buried Etival (France). [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 4. Ermengarde de Beaumont  Descendancy chart to this point was born ~ 1170; died 12 Feb 1233, Scotland; was buried Balmerino Abbey, Fife, Scotland.


Generation: 4

  1. 4.  Ermengarde de Beaumont Descendancy chart to this point (3.Lucie3, 2.Richard2, 1.Constance1) was born ~ 1170; died 12 Feb 1233, Scotland; was buried Balmerino Abbey, Fife, Scotland.

    Notes:

    Ermengarde de Beaumont (c. 1170 – 11 February 1233/1234) was Queen of Scotland as the wife of King William I. She is reported to have exerted influence over the affairs of state as queen, though the information of her is lacking in detail.

    Life

    Ermengarde was born c. 1170 to Richard I (fr), Viscount of Beaumont-le-Vicomte, Fresnay and Ste-Suzanne (died aft. 1199, bur. Etival), and wife (m. bef. 1177) Lucie de l'Aigle (fr) (died aft. 1217), daughter of Richard II de l'Aigle.[1] Her father was the son of Roscelin, Viscount of Beaumont (fr) (died ca. 1176) and wife (m. 1122) Constance or Maud FitzRoy, illegitimate daughter of King Henry I of England.

    She married William I of Scotland at the royal chapel at Woodstock Palace near Oxford in England on 5 September 1186 by Baldwin, Archbishop of Canterbury. The marriage was arranged by King Henry of England, who was at the time the acknowledged overlord of Scotland: William considered her status beneath him, but agreed after Henry offered to pay for the entire wedding, land valued at 100 merks and 40 knight’s fees, and to return the castles that he had forfeited, one of them being Edinburgh.

    The chronicler Walter Bower described Ermengarde as ‘an extraordinary woman, gifted with a charming and witty eloquence’. Though William had many lovers before his marriage, he was reportedly never unfaithful to her after their wedding. The relatives of Ermengarde benefited from her status as Queen. She is recorded to have presided with the Bishop of St. Andrews over a complex court case. In 1207, there was a complaint by a canon that a royal chaplain obtained the bishopric of Glasgow by bribing the King and the Queen. Queen Ermengarde is credited with mediating a renegotiation of the 1209 treaty, probably due to her husband’s incapacity. Due to the illness of William, Ermengarde took over some of his duties during his later years, and there is evidence that she wielded considerable influence in public affairs. In 1212, she accompanied William with their children to King John of England to secure the succession of their son Alexander. Ermengarde was described as distraught and lethargic over her husband’s death in 1214.

    As Queen Dowager, she devoted her time to the foundation of a Cistercian abbey at Balmerino in Fife. It was completed in 1229, and she often visited it as a guest with her son Alexander. She stayed at the abbey many times.

    Children

    Margaret of Scotland (1193–1259). Married Hubert de Burgh, 1st Earl of Kent.
    Isabella of Scotland (1195–1253). Married Roger Bigod, 4th Earl of Norfolk.
    Alexander II of Scotland (1198–1249).
    Marjorie of Scotland (1200–1244). Married Gilbert Marshal, 4th Earl of Pembroke.
    She died on 12 February 1233/1234, and was buried at St Edward of Balmerino Abbey, Fife.

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    Ermengarde married William, I, King of the Scots 5 Sep 1186, Woodstock Palace, Oxfordshire, England. William (son of Henry of Scotland and Ada de Warenne) was born ~ 1143, (Scotland); died 4 Dec 1214, Stirling, Scotland; was buried Arbroath Abbey, Scotland. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 5. Alexander II, King of the Scots  Descendancy chart to this point was born 24 Aug 1198, Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland; died 6 Jul 1249, Kerrera, Scotland; was buried Melrose Abbey, Glasgow, Scotland.


Generation: 5

  1. 5.  Alexander II, King of the Scots Descendancy chart to this point (4.Ermengarde4, 3.Lucie3, 2.Richard2, 1.Constance1) was born 24 Aug 1198, Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland; died 6 Jul 1249, Kerrera, Scotland; was buried Melrose Abbey, Glasgow, Scotland.

    Alexander — Marie de Coucy. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 6. Alexander III, King of Scotland  Descendancy chart to this point was born 4 Sep 1241, Roxburgh Castle, Roxburghshire, Scotland; died 19 Mar 1286, Fife, Scotland; was buried Dunfermline Abbey, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland.


Generation: 6

  1. 6.  Alexander III, King of Scotland Descendancy chart to this point (5.Alexander5, 4.Ermengarde4, 3.Lucie3, 2.Richard2, 1.Constance1) was born 4 Sep 1241, Roxburgh Castle, Roxburghshire, Scotland; died 19 Mar 1286, Fife, Scotland; was buried Dunfermline Abbey, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland.

    Alexander married Margaret of England, Queen of Scots 26 Dec 1251, York Minster, York, Yorkshire, England. Margaret (daughter of Henry III, King of England and Eleanor of Provence, Queen of England, Princess of Castile) was born 29 Sep 1251, Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, England; died 26 Feb 1275, Cupar Castle, Cupar, Fife, Scotland; was buried Dunfermline Abbey, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 7. Margaret of Scotland  Descendancy chart to this point was born 28 Feb 1261, Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, England; died 9 Apr 1283, Tonsberg, Vestfold, Norway.


Generation: 7

  1. 7.  Margaret of Scotland Descendancy chart to this point (6.Alexander6, 5.Alexander5, 4.Ermengarde4, 3.Lucie3, 2.Richard2, 1.Constance1) was born 28 Feb 1261, Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, England; died 9 Apr 1283, Tonsberg, Vestfold, Norway.