King Alexander II of Scotland

King Alexander II of Scotland

Male 1198 - 1249  (50 years)    Has more than 100 ancestors and more than 100 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Alexander II of Scotland 
    Prefix King 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Born 24 Aug 1198  Haddington, East Lothian Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 6 Jul 1249  Isle of Kerrara, Bay of Oban, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Melrose Abbey, Roxburghshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I6475  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2010 

    Father King William I of Scotland, "the Lion",   b. 1143,   d. 4 Dec 1214, Stirling Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Ermengarde de Beaumont,   d. 11 Feb 1232-1233 
    Siblings 1 sibling 
    Family ID F7089  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Joan Plantagenet,   b. 22 Jul 1210,   d. 1238  (Age 27 years) 
    Married 19 Jun 1221  York Minster Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2007 
    Family ID F29856  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
     1. Marjory of Scotland,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2010 
    Family ID F202984  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Marie de Coucy,   bur. Newbottle, Scotland. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 15 May 1239 
    Children 
     1. Alexander III of Scotland,   b. 4 Sep 1241, Roxburgh Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1286  (Age 44 years)
     2. Devorgilda of Scotland,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2010 
    Family ID F45924  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Acceded 6 December 1214, Scone Abbey, Perthshire

      Alexander was the only son of William the Lion and his wife Ermengarde. Born at Haddington, East Lothian on 24 August 1198, he was knighted by King John of England on 4 March 1212. Two years later, he succeeded his father. Although Alexander backed the barons who forced John to sign the Magna Carta, in 1221 he married John's eldest daughter Joan in York. She had no children, and died in 1238. The following year at Roxburgh, he married Marie, daughter of Enguerand, Baron de Coucy in Picardy - an alliance which raised English fears of a Franco-Scottish alliance.
      The long-standing dispute between Scotland and England over the Border was settled in 1237 when, by the Treaty of York, Alexander renounced Scotland's claims to the three northern counties of England in exchange for the honour of Tynedale and the manor of Penrith. The border between Scotland and England was now fixed almost exactly on its present line from the lower Tweed in the east to the Solway Firth in the west. Alexander died whilst preparing to take the Hebrides from Norway.


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