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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 Bef 1154.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 1154

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

    1. Amabel Fitz William died Bef 1201.

Generation: 2

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


    Killed in the battle of Monthechin.

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

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


    Also called Ethelreda, Octreda.

    1. 1. William Fitz Duncan died Bef 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 13 Nov 1093, Alnwick, Northumberland, England.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 1031
    • Alternate birth: Abt 1031


    King of the Cumbrians; King of Scots.

    Also called Mael Coluim mac Donnchada.

    "In 1057 various chroniclers report the death of Macbeth at Malcolm's hand, on 15 August 1057 at Lumphanan in Aberdeenshire." [Wikipedia]

    "He defeated and killed Macbeth, King of Scots at Lunfanen, 15 Aug 1057." [Royal Ancestry]

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

    Malcolm — Ingibjorg Finnsdottir. Ingibjorg (daughter of Finn Arnesson and Bergljot Halvdansdottir) died Bef 1058. [Group Sheet]

  2. 5.  Ingibjorg Finnsdottir (daughter of Finn Arnesson and Bergljot Halvdansdottir); died Bef 1058.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Bef 1070


    Also called Ingebiorg of Orkney.

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

  3. 6.  Gospatric of Dunbar was born Abt 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 , of Allerdale, Cumbria, England.
    2. Gospatric of Dunbar died 22 Aug 1138, 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 Bethoc of Scotland); died 14 Aug 1040, Bothirgouane, Bothgouanan, near Elgin, Morayshire, Scotland; was buried , Iona, Argyllshire, Scotland.


    Also called Donnchad I mac Crinain; "An t-Ilgarach" ("The Diseased" or "The Sick").

    Murdered by Macbeth. Bothirgouane, Bothgouanan is now called Pitgaveny.

    Duncan — 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". Stewart Baldwin's coverage at the Henry Project is here.

    1. 4. Malcolm III Canmore, King of Scotland (Alba) was born Between 1030 and 1035; died 13 Nov 1093, Alnwick, Northumberland, England.
    2. Donald III Bane, King of Scots was born Bef 1040, Atholl, Perthshire, Scotland; died 1099, Rescobie, Angus, Forfarshire, Scotland.

  3. 10.  Finn Arnesson was born , of Norway (son of Arne Arnmodsson and Tora Torsteinsdatter); died Abt 1065.


    "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]

    Finn — Bergljot Halvdansdottir. [Group Sheet]

  4. 11.  Bergljot Halvdansdottir (daughter of Halvdan Sigurdsson).


    Niece of the Norwegian kings St. Olay and Harald Hardraade. [Wikipedia]

    1. 5. Ingibjorg Finnsdottir died Bef 1058.

  5. 12.  Maldred was born Abt 1009; died 1045, 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 — Ealdgyth of Northumbria. [Group Sheet]

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


    Also called Aeldgyth; Ealdgith; Algitha; Edith.

    1. 6. Gospatric of Dunbar was born Abt 1040; died Between 1073 and 1075.
    2. Maldred was born Abt 1045; died Aft 1084, Winlaton Manor, Tyne & Wear, England.