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Donnchad mac CrŪnŠin Dunkeld King Duncan I of Scotland
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Edward of England
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MŠel Coluim mac Donnchada Dunkeld King Malcolm III of Scotland
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Matilda Dunkeld


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1. Henry I of England King of England, Duc de Normandie

Matilda Dunkeld 1 2

  • Born: Oct 1079 1
  • Marriage (1): Henry I of England King of England, Duc de Normandie on 11 Nov 1100 in Westminster Abbey, 20 Deans Yard, Westminster, London, SW1P 3PA, GB 1
  • Died: 1 Jun 1118, Westminster, London, SW1, GB aged 38
  • BuriedFem: Westminster Abbey, 20 Deans Yard, Westminster, London, SW1P 3PA, GB

   Other names for Matilda were Edith Dunkeld and Eadgyth of Scotland.

  General Notes:

EADGYTH (1079-1 Jun 1118). Orderic Vitalis records that their mother sent Eadgyth and her sister Mary to be brought up by their maternal aunt Christina, nun at Romsey Abbey. Florence of Worcester records the marriage of King Henry and "regis Scottorum Malcolmi et Margaretś reginś filiam Mahtildem" and her coronation as queen in a passage dealing with events in late 1100. She adopted the name MATILDA on her marriage. Crowned Queen Consort of England 11 or 14 Nov 1100. The necrology of the abbey of Saint-Denis records the death "Kal Mai" of "Matildis Anglorum regina". The Continuator of Florence of Worcester records the death "Kal Mai " at Westminster of "Mahthildis regina Anglorum", and her burial at Westminster Abbey.

m (11 Nov 1100) as his first wife, HENRY I "Beauclerc" King of England, son of WILLIAM I "the Conqueror" King of England & his wife Mathilde de Flandre (Selby, Yorkshire Sep 1068-Saint-Denis le Ferment, ForÍt d'Angers near Rouen 1/2 Dec 1135, bur Reading Abbey, Berkshire).

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Christened Edith, but adopted the name Matilda upon her marriage to Henry I. It was thought the Norman barons might not respect a queen with a Saxon name. The marriage to Henry represented the union of the Norman & Saxon royal lines.


The following information was provided in a post-em by Curt Hofemann, curt_hofemann AT

name at birth Eadgyth, changed to Mathilda in England [Ref: DeVajay p85]

Matilda of Scotland (d. 1118). Queen consort of Henry I from 1100; daughter of Malcolm III of Scots and granddaughter of Edmund Ironside. Known as Good Queen Maud, she was a strong supporter of Archbishop Anselm and the church. [Ref: Dict of Brit History p237]

Edith Matilda 'Atheling', Princess of SCOTLAND. Born about 1079/1080 Dunfermline, Fifeshire, Scotland. Died 1 May 1118 Westminster, Middlesex, England. Buried Jun 1118 Church of St Peter, Westminster, Middlesex, England. To please the English subjects of her husband, the king, she changed her Saxon name of Edith to the Norman name of Matilda. She is also known by the diminutive of that name - Maud (which had been the name of Henry's mother). She was the sister of Edgar, King of Scotland 1098-1107. [Ref: Unk]

Edith - Margaret (Matilda) of Scotland, born in 1080 and died in 1118, married Henry I. Beauclerc, King of England, son of William I The Conqueror (ruler from 1066 to 1087) and his wife, Matilda of Flanders, who died in 1083... Matilda was educated at Wilton and Romsey Abbey where she said that her aunt, Christina, forced her to wear a black veil. She threw it on the ground whenever left alone, in spite of beatings. When her mother died she came to England to Edgar Atheling, her uncle. She was a sister of King David of Scotland; she was a correspondent of Anselm and Hildebert, Bishop of Le Mans, who wrote poetry about her. She was a symbol of the union of Saxon and Norman. She was Henry's Queen for seventeen years and six months, and died in her prime like most of her family. Henry and Matilda had a son and a daughter... [Ref: McBride2]

Matilda (Edith) of Scotland (1079-1118) daughter of Malcolm III Canmore, King of Scots 1058-1093 and St. Margaret of Wessex. Born 1079 Dunfermline. Died 1 May 1118 Westminster Palace. Married 11 November 1100 Westminster Abbey Henry I, King of England 1100-1135. Born 1068 Selby, Yorkshire. Died 1 December 1135 St.Denis-le-Fermont, nr Rouen.

She was born in 1079 or 1080 and, as she was destined to become a nun, she went to Romsey where her Aunt Christina was the Abbess. However, in 1100 Henry I, the new king of England, demanded her hand in marriage; and on 11 November 1100 at Westminster she became his queen. Upon her marriage she adopted the name Matilda in honour of the king's mother. They had two, possibly three children. Queen Matilda built a leper hospital at St. Giles-in-the-Fields, London, and founded the Augustinian Priory at Aldgate. She was aged only about thirty-eight when she died. [Ref: Leo van de Pas]


Matilda married Henry I of England King of England, Duc de Normandie, son of Guillaume I de Normandie King of England (William I), Duc de Normandie and Mathilde de Flandre, on 11 Nov 1100 in Westminster Abbey, 20 Deans Yard, Westminster, London, SW1P 3PA, GB.1 (Henry I of England King of England, Duc de Normandie was born in 1068 in Selby, North Yorkshire, YO8, GB,2 3 died on 1 Dec 1135 in Ch‚teau de Lyons-la-ForÍt, Eure, Haute-Normandie, 27480, FR 3 and was buried in Reading Abbey, Reading, Berkshire, RG1, GB.)


1 Frederick Lewis Weis, Walter Lee Sheppard, William Ryland Beall, <i>Magna Carta Sureties 1215: the Barons Named in the Magna Carta, 1215 and Some of their Descendants who Settled in America during the Early Colonial Years</i> (Genealogical Publishing Company, 1999), 161-9.

2 Frederick Lewis Weis, Walter Lee Sheppard, David Faris, <i>Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700: The Lineage of Alfred the Great, Charlemagne, Malcolm of Scotland, Robert the Strong, and Some of Their Descendants</i> (Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1992), 1-23.

3 Encyclopedia Britannica, Treatise on, Henry I.

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