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Roland of Galloway Lord of Galloway
(1164-Bef 1200)
Helen de Morville
Alan FitzRoland of Galloway Lord of Galloway
(-Abt 1234)
Helen of Galloway
(-After 1245)


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1. Roger de Quincy 2nd Earl of Winchester

Helen of Galloway

  • Marriage (1): Roger de Quincy 2nd Earl of Winchester
  • Died: After 21 Nov 1245
  • BuriedFem: Brackley, Northamptonshire, NN13, GB

  General Notes:

HELEN of Galloway (-after 21 Nov 1245, bur Brackley). The Annales Londonienses name "Eleyn countesse de Wynton" as eldest of the three daughters of "la primere fille Davi" and "Aleyn de Gavei", naming "Margarete countesse de Ferreres et Eleyne la Zusche et la countesse de Bougham" as her three daughters. It is assumed that she was not born from Alan┤s marriage to Margaret of Huntingdon as her descendants did not raise a claim to the Scottish throne in 1291. This is consistent with the date of marriage of one of her daughters being estimated to [1238]. No indication has been found to confirm whether Helen was born from her father┤s first or second marriage. The Liber Pluscardensis records that the eldest daughter of "Alanus de Galway filius Rotholandi de Galway" married "Rogerus de Quinci comes WintoniŠ". "Elena quondam filia Alani de Galeweya" donated "villam de Edeluestune" to the church of Glasgow by undated charter. "Rogerus de Quency constabularius Scocie et Elena uxor eius filia quondam Alani de Galweya" recognised the rights of the church of Glasgow to "villam de Edeluestune" by undated charter.

m as his first wife, ROGER de Quincy Earl of Winchester, son of SAHER de Quincy Earl of Winchester & Margaret of Leicester (-25 Apr 1264, maybe bur Brackley). He is named son-in-law of Alan of Galloway by Matthew Paris, who does not name his wife but says in a later passage that she was "primogenita soror". He succeeded his father-in-law in 1234 as hereditary Constable of Scotland, de iure uxoris.

Helen married Roger de Quincy 2nd Earl of Winchester, son of Saher [IV] de Quincy 1st Earl of Winchester and Margaret de Beaumont. (Roger de Quincy 2nd Earl of Winchester died on 25 Apr 1264 1 2 3 and was buried in Brackley, Northamptonshire, NN13, GB 2.)


1 J E E S Sharp and A E Stamp, <i>Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem </i> (London: n.p., n.d.), 1 Henry III: 184-192.

2 Charles Cawley, <i>Medieval Lands</i>.

3 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), 74-2.

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