Alexander II

Alexander II. was born at Haddington 24 August 1198; knighted by King John of England 4 March 1211-12. He married, first, 19 June 1221, Joan, daughter of John, and sister of Henry III., Kings of England; she died at York, 4 March 1237-8, and was buried at Tarrant Keynstan, Dorsetshire. He married, secondly, 15 May 1239 Maria, second daughter of Enguerrand III., Baron de Coucy. The King died at Kerrera 8 July 1249, and was buried at Melrose. His widow was buried at Newbottle, having married as her second husband Jean de Brienne 'dit d'Acre,' son of John, King of Jerusalem.

By his second wife he had:-
  • Alexander, afterwards king.
  • He had also an illegitimate daughter:-
  • Marjory, married to Alan Durward; her grandson Nicholas de Soulis was a Competitor in 1291.


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