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Máel Coluim mac Donnchada Dunkeld King Malcolm III of Scotland
(1031-1093)
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(Between 1046/1053-1093)
Alaxandair mac Maíl Choluim Dunkeld King Alexander I of Scotland
(Abt 1078-Between 1124/1124)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Sibylla FitzHenry
2. Unknown

  • Malcolm Dunkeld

Alaxandair mac Maíl Choluim Dunkeld King Alexander I of Scotland 1

  • Born: Abt 1078 1
  • Marriage (1): Sibylla FitzHenry between 1107 and 1114 1
  • Marriage (2): Unknown
  • Died: Between 23 Apr 1124 and 27 Apr 1124, Stirling Castle, Stirling, Stirling & Falkirk, Scotland, FK8 1EJ, GB 1
  • BuriedMale: Dunfermline Abbey, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, KY11, GB

   Other names for Alaxandair were Alasdair mac Mhaol Chaluim [Modern Gaelic] Dunkeld and Alexander "The Fierce" Dunkeld.

  General Notes:

ALEXANDER ([1077/78]-Stirling Castle 23, 25 or 27 Apr 1124, bur Dunfermline Abbey, Fife). He is named, and his parentage given, by Roger of Hoveden, who lists him fourth of the sons. The Chronicle of John of Fordun names "Edward, Edmund, Ethelred, Edgar, Alexander and…David" as the sons of King Malcolm and his wife. Robert of Torigny records that "Alexander frater eius" succeeded in 1107 on the death of "Edgarus rex Scotiæ". He succeeded his brother in 1107 as ALEXANDER I "the Fierce" King of Scotland. Florence of Worcester records that "Alexander frater eius" succeeded his brother King Edgar in [1107]. The Continuator of Florence of Worcester records the marriage "VII Kal Mai" [1124] of "Alexander rex Scottorum". "Alexander…rex Scottorum filius regis Malcolmi et regine Margerete et…Sibilla regina Scottorum filia Henrici regis Anglie" reformed Scone Abbey by charter dated to [1114/15], witnessed by "Alexander nepos regis Alexandri, Beth comes, Gospatricius Dolfini, Mallus comes, Madach comes, Rothri comes, Gartnach comes, Dufagan comes, Willelmus frater regine, Edwardus constabularius, Gospatricius filius Walthef, Ufieth Alfricus pincerna". The Chronicle of the Picts and Scots dated 1251 records that "Alexander" reigned for 17 years and 3 months, died "in Crasleth", and was buried "in Dumferline".

m (before [1114/15]) SIBYL , illegitimate daughter of HENRY I King of England & his mistress [---/Sibyl Corbet] (-Island of the Women, Loch Tay, Perthshire 12/13 Jul 1122, bur Island of the Women, Loch Tay). William of Malmesbury records the marriage of Alexander to the unnamed illegitimate daughter of King Henry, but adds "there was…some defect about the lady either in correctness of manners or elegance of person", which appears to imply mental retardation. "Alexander…rex Scottorum filius regis Malcolmi et regine Margerete et…Sibilla regina Scottorum filia Henrici regis Anglie" reformed Scone Abbey by charter dated to [1114/15]. Her name is confirmed by various charters, including the charter dated to [1120] under which "Alexander…Rex Scottorum filius Regis Malcolmi et Reginæ Margaretæ et…Sibilla regina Scottorum filia Henrici regis Angliæ" made grants. Considering the date of her marriage, it is unlikely that she was born much later than [1095]. The Complete Peerage suggests that she was the daughter of Sibyl Corbet, both because of her name and also because of the possible co-identity between "…Willelmo fratre reginæ…", who witnessed the charter dated 1124 under which "Alexander…Rex Scottorum" granted jurisdiction to the prior of Scone, and "…Willielmo fratre meo…" who witnessed the charter dated to [1163/75] under which "Reginaldus, Henrici Regis filius, comes Cornubiæ" granted property to "Willielmo de Boterell, filio Aliziæ Corbet, materteræ meæ". However, this co-identity is not ideal from a chronological point of view. William, brother of Renaud Earl of Cornwall, died after 1187. If he was the same person as the brother of Sibyl Queen of Scotland, he could only have been a child when he subscribed the Scottish charters in which he is named. In addition, as noted in the document ENGLAND KINGS, it is possible that William, brother of Earl Renaud, may have been his uterine brother, in which case it is unlikely that he would have been chosen to accompany the queen to Scotland. Another factor is that the birth of Herbert FitzHerbert, son of Sibyl Corbet by her marriage, is estimated to [1125/35]. This means that he could only have been Sibyl´s half-brother if she had been a young girl at the time of her marriage. On the other hand, "Robert Corbet" witnessed charters in Scotland which are dated to late in the reign of King Alexander and the early years of the reign of his brother King David. If Robert Corbet was Queen Sibyl´s maternal grandfather or her maternal uncle, this could account for his presence at the Scottish court at the time. The Extracta ex Cronicis Scocie records the death in 1122 "apud Lochtay cellam canonicorum de Scona" of "Sibilla…regine Scocie uxor regis Alexandri, filia Henrici Beuclerk regis Anglie".

King Alexander I had one illegitimate son by an unknown mistress.

  Events

• Title: King of Scotland, 1107 To 1124.


Alaxandair married Sibylla FitzHenry, daughter of Henry I of England King of England, Duc de Normandie and Sibyl Corbet, between 1107 and 1114.1 (Sibylla FitzHenry was born about 1104 in Domfront, Orne, Basse-Normandie, FR, died 12-13 Jul 1122 in Eilean nam Ban, Kenmore, Aberfeldy, Perthshire, Scotland, PH15, GB and was buried in Dunfermline Abbey, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, KY11, GB.)


Alaxandair next married.


Sources


1 Encyclopedia Britannica, Treatise on, Alexander I.

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