|Ellen DE GALLOWAY, Countess of Winchester
Ellen DE GALLOWAY, Countess of Winchester
- Died: After 21 Nov 1245
Compiler's 23 x great-grandmother
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 . 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 Wintoniæ". "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. 1
Ellen married Roger DE QUINCY, 2nd Earl of Winchester, son of Saher IV DE QUINCY, 1st Earl of Winchester, and Margaret DE BEAUMONT, Countess of Winchester. (Roger DE QUINCY was born in Winchester, Hampshire, England and died on 25 Apr 1264.)
1 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands: Ellen of Galloway.