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William Fitz Duncan

Male - Bef 1154

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  1. 1.  William Fitz Duncan (son of Duncan II Canmore, King of Scotland and Athelreda of Dunbar); died before 1154.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 1154

    William married Alice de Rumilly before 1138. Alice (daughter of William Meschin and Cecily de Rumilly) was born in in of Skipton-in-Craven, Yorkshire, England; died in 1187. [Group Sheet]

    1. Amabel Fitz William died before 1201.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Duncan II Canmore, King of Scotland (son of Malcolm III Canmore, King of Scotland (Alba) and Ingibjorg Finnsdóttir); died on 12 Nov 1094; was buried in Iona, Argyllshire, Scotland.


    Briefly King of Scotland in 1094, having usurped his uncle Donald III Bane (Domnall Bán mac Donnchada). He was killed in the same year, at the battle of Monthechin, and Donald III resumed his reign.

    Duncan married Athelreda of Dunbar about 1090. [Group Sheet]

  2. 3.  Athelreda of Dunbar (daughter of Gospatric of Dunbar).


    Also called Ethelreda, Octreda.

    1. 1. William Fitz Duncan died before 1154.

Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Malcolm III Canmore, King of Scotland (Alba) was born between 1030 and 1035 (son of Duncan I, King of Scotland (Alba) and Suthen); died on 13 Nov 1093 in Alnwick, Northumberland, England; was buried in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland.


    Also called Máel Coluim mac Donnchada. King of Scotland (Alba) c. 1058 - 1093.

    "Máel Coluim (Malcolm) III killed king Mac Bethad mac Findláech (the famous Macbeth) in battle, probably in August 1057, and he succeeded to the kingship when he killed Macbeth's stepson Lulach in battle in the following March (probably 1058)." [The Henry Project, citation details below] 

    "MALCOLM III, King of Scots, was killed by Morel of Banborough at Alnwick, Northumberland 13 Nov. 1093. He was initially buried at Tynemouth, but his son, King Alexander I, later removed his body to Dunfermline, Fife." [Royal Ancestry]

    Malcolm married Ingibjorg Finnsdóttir. Ingibjorg (daughter of Finnr Arnesson) died before 1058. [Group Sheet]

  2. 5.  Ingibjorg Finnsdóttir (daughter of Finnr Arnesson); died before 1058.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Bef 1070


    Also called Ingebiorg of Orkney.

    "Although Thorfinn is often stated to have died around 1065, there is no good evidence for his date of death, and he could have died considerably earlier. This makes the marriage of Malcolm and Ingibjorg difficult to date." [The Henry Project, citation details below]

    The Henry Project also notes the possibility, based on an obituary in the Liber Vitae of Durham, that Ingibjorg may have died before Malcolm became king. A further note: "The 'o' in Ingibjorg's name should be an 'o-hook' (an 'o' with a small right-facing hook attached at the bottom), but it is represented here as an ordinary 'o' because I was unable to get the desired letter to display correctly." This problem applies to our site as well.

    1. 2. Duncan II Canmore, King of Scotland died on 12 Nov 1094; was buried in Iona, Argyllshire, Scotland.

  3. 6.  Gospatric of Dunbar was born about 1040 (son of Maldred and Ealdgyth of Northumbria); died between 1073 and 1075.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Between 1040 and 1048
    • Alternate death: Abt 1075


    Earl of Northumberland; Lord of Carlisle and Allerdale. Visited Rome, 1061.

    "Gospatric, earl of Northumbria (d. 1073x5), magnate, was the son of Maldred, whose father, Crinan, named in one source as Crinan 'the thegn', is usually identified with the lay abbot of Dunkeld of that name, who was father of Duncan I, king of Scots, and was killed in battle in 1045. That identification cannot be regarded as certain, but there is no doubt that Maldred was a man of high status, who married Ealdgyth, the daughter of Earl Uhtred of Northumbria and his wife, Ælfgifu, daughter of King Æthelred II, and that Ealdgyth was Gospatric's mother." [Oxford Dictionary of National Biography]

    1. Waltheof of Dunbar was born in in of Allerdale, Cumbria, England; died after 1126.
    2. Gospatric of Dunbar died on 22 Aug 1138 in Cowton Moor, Northallerton, Yorkshire, England.
    3. 3. Athelreda of Dunbar

Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Duncan I, King of Scotland (Alba) was born between 1010 and 1015 (son of Crinan and Bethóc of Scotland); died on 14 Aug 1040 in Bothirgouane, Bothgouanan, near Elgin, Morayshire, Scotland; was buried in Iona, Argyllshire, Scotland.


    Also called Donnchad I mac Crínáin; "An t-Ilgarach" ("The Diseased" or "The Sick"). King of Scotland (Alba) 1034-40.

    Killed in battle by Mac Bethad mac Findláech, known to history as Macbeth, at Bothirgouane, Bothgouanan, which place is now called Pitgaveny.

    Duncan married Suthen. [Group Sheet]

  2. 9.  Suthen


    Called by Richardson merely an unnamed "cousin of Siward, Earl of Northumberland" and by AR "a dau. of Siward, Danish Earl of Northumbria".

    "The name of Suthen is known only from an interlined addition to a king list contained in an early fourteenth century manuscript. [… A. A. M. Duncan, The Kingship of the Scots, 842-1292 (Edinburgh, 2002), p. 37] has pointed out that the name 'Suthen' is Gaelic. Thus, if the name is correct, it would call into question the suggestion that Suthen was a relative of Siward. […] While a close relationship between Suthen and Siward of Northumbria is plausible enough from the known evidence, such a relationship is not certain." [The Henry Project, citation details below]

    The Henry Project also notes that the sources say only that Suthen was the mother of Malcolm III, and that it is unknown whether or nut Suthen was Duncan I's only wife.

    1. 4. Malcolm III Canmore, King of Scotland (Alba) was born between 1030 and 1035; died on 13 Nov 1093 in Alnwick, Northumberland, England; was buried in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland.

  3. 10.  Finnr Arnesson was born in in of Norway.


    "Finn Arnesson (died c. 1065) was a Norwegian nobleman and advisor to both King Olaf II of Norway and King Harald III of Norway and later served King Sweyn II of Denmark." [Wikipedia]

    1. 5. Ingibjorg Finnsdóttir died before 1058.

  4. 12.  Maldred was born about 1009; died in 1045 in Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland.


    Also called Aldred; Maldred MacCrinan.

    According to The Scots Peerage (citation details below), he was probably killed in the same battle as his father Crinan, attempting to avenge the murder of his brother Duncan by Macbeth.

    The Henry Project calls Maldred a "probable" child of the Crinan who married Bethoc, daughter of Malcolm II, King of Scotland (this Crinan and Bethoc being the parents of the Scots king Duncan I), but THP also notes that there is no direct evidence that Bethoc was Maldred's mother.

    From The Henry Project:

    Maldred is given as a son of a Crinán in three of the works of Simeon of Durham, with Crínán given the title of "thane" (tein) in one of these works. Maldred married Ealdgyth, daughter of Uhtred, earl of Northumbria, by whom he Dolphin, Waltheof, and Cospatric (ancestor of the House of Dunbar) ["Postea vero illo, scilicet Ucthredo, proficiente magis et magis in re militari, rex Ethelredus filiam suam Elfgivam ei copulavit uxorem. Ex qua habuit filiam Aldgitham, quam pater in conjugium dedit Maldredo filio Crinan tein, ex qua Maldredus Cospatricum, patrem Dolphini et Walteofi, et Cospatrici." Sim. Durh., De Obsessione Dunelmi, c. 2 (1: 216); "... Cospatricus, filius Maldredi filii Crinani ... Erat enim ex matre Algitha, filia Uchtredi comitis, quam habuit ex Algiva filia Agelredi Regis. Hanc Algitham pater dedit in conjugium Maldredo filio Crinani." Sim. Durh., Historia Regum, c. 159 (2: 199); "Deinde Uctredus filius Walthefi administravit comitatum omnium Northanhymbrorum provinciarum. Huic rex Eathelredus suam filiam Ælfgeovam dederat uxorem. Ex qua filiam habens Aldgitham, dedit in conjugium prædiviti cuidam, Maldredo filio Crinani: de qua habuit Cospatricum comitem, patrem Dolphini, Walthefi, et Cospatrici." Sim. Durh., De Primo Saxonum Adventu (2: 383)]. Anderson states that Maldred appears to have ruled in Cumbria [ESSH 1: 577], but there does not seem to be a clear source for that statement [however, see ESSH 2: 37 for the possible Cumbrian origin of Maldred's son Cospatric I]. No primary source explicitly identifies the Crínán who was Maldred's father with the Crínán who was Duncan's father.

    [Key to abbreviations in the above:]

    Sim. Durh. = Thomas Arnold, ed., Symeonis Monachi Opera Omnia, 2 vols. (Rolls Series 75, 1882-5.)

    ESSH = Alan Orr Anderson, Early Sources of Scottish History, 2 vols. (Edinburgh, 1922, reprinted Stamford, 1990). [Contains English translations of many of the primary records.]

    Maldred married Ealdgyth of Northumbria. [Group Sheet]

  5. 13.  Ealdgyth of Northumbria (daughter of Uchtred and Ælfgifu).


    Also called Aeldgyth; Ealdgith; Algitha; Edith.

    1. 6. Gospatric of Dunbar was born about 1040; died between 1073 and 1075.
    2. Maldred was born about 1045; died after 1084 in Winlaton Manor, Tyne & Wear, England.