Alexander III

Alexander III., born at Roxburgh 4 September 1241, knighted by Henry III. of England 25 Ddecember 1251. Married at York 26 December 1251, when little more than ten years old, Margaret, eldest daughter of Henry III. who was a year older. She died in February 1274-5, and was buried at Dunfermline. He married, secondly, at Jedburgh 14 October 1285, Yolande, Comtesse de Montfort, daughter of Robert IV., Comte de Dreux. He was killed by a fall from his horse at Kinghorn 19 March 1285-6, and was buried at Dunfermline. His widow married, secondly, May 1294, Arthur II., Duke of Brittany. He had by his first wife:-
  • 1. Alexander, Prince of Scotland, born 21 January 1263-4: died vita patris s.p. 17 January 1283-4 at Lindores. He married at Roxburgh, 15 November 1282, Marguerite, daughter of Guy, Count of Flanders: who married, secondly, Renaud I. Count of Gueldres.
  • 2. David, born 20 March 1272-3, d.s.p. June 1281.
  • 3. Margaret, born at Windsor 28 February 1260-1; married, August 1281, to Eric Magnusson, King of Norway, who married, secondly, in 1293, Isabel Bruce, sister of King Robert I. Margaret, died at Tönsberg, 9 April 1283, and was buried at Christ Kirk, Bergen, Norway, leaving an only child:-
    • Margaret, 'the Maid of Norway,' of whom hereafter.


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