Connected Bloodlines

David I, King of Scotland

Male


Personal Information    |    Sources    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name David I  
    Suffix King of Scotland 
    Gender Male 
    Notes 
    • “DAVID, son of MALCOLM III "Caennmor/Bighead" King of Scotland & his wife Margaret of England ([1080]-Carlisle 24 May 1153, bur Dunfermline Abbey, Fife). He is named, and his parentage given, by Roger of Hoveden, who lists him sixth of the sons. He was designated Prince of Cumbria in [1107]. "David comes" made donations to the monks of Durham by undated charter which names "frater meus Eadgarus rex", witnessed by "Mathildis Reginæ et Willelmi filii sui", presumably referring to hiis sister Matilda Queen of England which dates the document to before Jun 1118. Earl of Northampton and Huntingdon, de iure uxoris. "David comes filius Malcolmi Regis Scottorum" founded the abbey of Selkirk by charter dated to [1120], witnessed by "Matilde comitisse, Henrico filio comitis…". Inquisitions by "David…Cumbrensis regionis princeps", dated 1124, concern land owned by the church of Glasgow. He succeeded his brother in 1124 as DAVID I King of Scotland. Having at first supported Empress Matilda's right to succeed her father Henry I King of England, he made peace with King Stephen, agreeing in 1136 to resign his English earldoms to his son Henry. The peace was short-lived, King David being defeated by King Stephen at the battle of the Standard 22 Aug 1138. Robert of Torigny records the death in 1153 of "David rex Scotiæ".
      m (1113) as her second husband, MATILDA [Maud] of Huntingdon, widow of SIMON de St Lis Earl of Huntingdon and Northampton, daughter of WALTHEOF Earl of Huntingdon and Northampton & his wife Judith de Lens [Boulogne] ([1071/76]-[23 Apr 1130/22 Apr 1131], bur Scone Abbey, Perthshire). Ingulph's Chronicle of the Abbey of Croyland records the marriage of Matilda eldest daughter of Judith and "Earl Simon. Guillaume de Jumièges records that the eldest of the three daughters of Waltheof & his wife married "Simon de Senlis" and later "David frère de la seconde Mathilde reine des Anglais". Her parents are named by Orderic Vitalis. Robert of Torigny records that the wife of "David [rex Scotiæ] frater [Alexandri]" was "filiam Gallevvi comitis et Judith consobrini regis", naming "Symon Silvanectensis comes" as her first husband. "Matilde comitisse, Henrico filio comitis…" witnessed the charter dated to [1120] under which "David comes filius Malcolmi Regis Scottorum" founded the abbey of Selkirk. "Matildis comitissa…" witnessed inquisitions by "David…Cumbrensis regionis princeps", dated 1124, concerning land owned by the church of Glasgow.
      King David & his wife had four children:
      1. MALCOLM ([1114]-[1116/17]). His parentage is given by Orderic Vitalis, who specifies that he was the first-born child but does not name him, and says that he was "cruelly murdered by the iron fingers of a certain wretched clerk" when aged two. The primary source which confirms his name has not yet been identified.
      2. HENRY ([1115]-12 Jun 1152, bur Kelso Abbey, Roxburghshire). Robert of Torigny names "filium Henricum duasque filias Clariciam et Hodiernam" as children of "David [rex Scotiæ] frater [Alexandri]" & his wife. He succeeded as Earl of Huntingdon in [Feb 1136], on his father's resignation of the earldom. He was created Earl of Northumberland in 1139.
      3. CLARICIA (-young). Her parentage is given by Orderic Vitalis. Robert of Torigny names "filium Henricum duasque filias Clariciam et Hodiernam" as children of "David [rex Scotiæ] frater [Alexandri]" & his wife.
      4. HODIERNA (-young). Her parentage is given by Orderic Vitalis138. Robert of Torigny names "filium Henricum duasque filias Clariciam et Hodiernam" as children of "David [rex Scotiæ] frater [Alexandri]" & his wife.” [1]
    Person ID I12605  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 19 Jul 2020 

    Father Malcolm III ““Caennmor Bighead”,   b. Abt 1031,   d. 13 Nov 1093, Alnwick, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years) 
    Mother Saint Margaret, of Scotland,   b. 1046/53, Hungary Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1093  (Age 40 years) 
    Family ID F4139  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Matilda (Maud), of Huntingdon 
    Children 
     1. Malcolm,   b. Abt 1114,   d. Bef 1117  (Age ~ 2 years)
    +2. Henry, of Scotland, 3rd Earl of Huntingdon,   b. Abt 1115,   d. 12 Jun 1152  (Age ~ 37 years)
     3. Claricia
     4. Hodierna
    Last Modified 1 Aug 2020 
    Family ID F4334  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S87] Foundation for Medieval Genealogy., Foundation for Medieval Genealogy Trustees.