Eadmund II "Ironside", King of Wessex
Ealdgyth, widow of Sigeferth FITZ ARNGRIM
Edward ÆÞELING, Prince of Wessex

St. Margaret ÆÞELING "The Exile", Queen of the Scots
(Abt 1049-1093)


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Máel Coluim III MAC DONNCHADA, Ard-rí Alban

St. Margaret ÆÞELING "The Exile", Queen of the Scots

  • Born: Between 1046 and 1053, Hungary
  • Married: 1070, Dumfermline Abbey, Fife, Scotland
  • Died: 16 Nov 1093, Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Mid-Lothian, Scotland
  • Buried: Dunfermline Abbey, Fife, Scotland

  Research Notes:

Although Margaret's birth is often placed in [1045/46], a later birth would be more consistent with the "German" theory of her mother's origin... Margaret's birth as late as 1053 would still be consistent with her having given birth to four children before her daughter Edith/Matilda (later wife of Henry I King of England), whose birth is estimated to have taken place in [1079/80].

The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle records that Margaret left England with her mother in Summer 1067 and found refuge at the court of Malcolm King of Scotland. Florence of Worcester records that "clitone Eadgaro et matre sua Agatha duabusque sororibus suis Margareta et Christina" left England for Scotland, in a passage which deals with events in mid-1068.

Florence of Worcester records that "regina Scottorum Margareta" died from grief after learning of the death of her husband and oldest son. The Annals of Ulster record that "his queen Margaret…died of sorrow for him within nine days" after her husband was killed in battle. She was canonised in 1250, her feast day in Scotland is 16 Nov. 1

  Marriage Information:

Margaret married Máel Coluim III MAC DONNCHADA, Ard-rí Alban, son of Donnchad MAC CRÍNÁIN, rí Alba and Sybilla (Suthen), in 1070 in Dumfermline Abbey, Fife, Scotland. (Máel Coluim III MAC DONNCHADA was born in 1031 in Atholl, Perthshire, Scotland, died on 13 Nov 1093 in the siege of Alwick Castle, Alnwick, Northumberland, England and was buried in Holy Trinity Church, Dumferline, Fifeshire, Scotland.)


1 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands, Margaret.

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