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Dabid mac Mail (David I) \'the Saint\' Choluim, King of Scots 1124-1153

Dabid mac Mail (David I) \'the Saint\' Choluim, King of Scots 1124-1153[1]

Male Abt 1080 - 1153  (~ 73 years)

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  • Name Dabid mac Mail (David I) \'the Saint\' Choluim 
    Suffix King of Scots 1124-1153 
    Born Abt 1080 
    Gender Male 
    History David I \'the Saint\' was born about 1080, the youngest of the sons of Malcolm III Canmore, king of Scots, and Margaret of Wessex. David was sent in 1093 to England along with his sister Matilda (who in 1100 married Henry I of England) and remained for several years at the English court. In 1107, when his elder brother Alexander succeeded to the throne, David became prince of Cumbria with a territory which, as well as part of Cumberland, included all southern Scotland except the Lothians. By his marriage in 1113 to Maud, widow of Simon de St. Liz, the Norman earl of Northampton and daughter of Waltheof, the Saxon earl of Northumbria, he became earl of Huntingdon.

    In 1124 he succeeded his brother on the Scottish throne; in 1127 he swore, with the other great barons of England, to maintain the right of his niece Empress Matilda to the English crown. In 1135 he took up arms on her behalf when Stephen seized the throne and he penetrated into England as far as Durham, where peace was purchased by the confirmation of the earldom of Huntingdon on his son Henry and the promise of the earldom of Northumberland. In 1138 the war was renewed and David, deserted by Bruce and others of his Anglo-Norman vassals who owned large estates in England, was signally defeated at the Battle of the Standards near Northallerton.

    The next year a second peace was concluded when the promised earldom of Northumberland was bestowed on Prince Henry. The rest of David\'s reign---which marks the end of Celtic and the beginning of Feudal Scotland---was devoted to welding the different races of Scotland into one nation, the civilising of the people by the erection of burghs, promoting trade, manufacturing and commerce, and founding or restoration of bishoprics and religious houses.

    According to Bellenden, \'the crown was left indigent through application of great rents to the church\', a state of matters that led James I to remark, while standing by David\'s tomb at Dunfermline, that \'he was ane sair sanct for the crown\'. He is often called St.David though he was never formally canonised, but his name was inserted in the calendar prefixed to Laud\'s Prayer Book for Scotland (1637). He died at Carlisle and was succeeded by his grandson Malcolm.  [2, 3
    Died 24 May 1153  Carlisle, Cumbria Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2505  Ellie Wood Keith
    Last Modified 27 Mar 2018 

    Father Mael Coluim (Malcolm III Canmore) mac Donnchada, King of Scots 1058-1093,   b. Abt 1031,   d. 13 Nov 1093, Alnwick Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years) 
    Relationship putative 
    Mother Saint Margaret of Wessex, Queen of Scotland,   b. Abt 1045, Hungary Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov, 1093, Scotland, age 48 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 48 years) 
    Relationship putative 
    Married Abt 1069  Dunfermline Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1613  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Maud, of Huntingdon,   b. Abt 1074,   d. 1130/1131  (Age ~ 57 years) 
    Married 1113/1114 
    Children 
    +1. Henry, Earl of Huntingdon, Earl of Northumberrland,   b. Abt 1115,   d. 12 Jun 1151  (Age ~ 36 years)
    Last Modified 25 Mar 2018 
    Family ID F1612  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    David I 'the Saint', King of Scotland 1124-1153
    David I 'the Saint', King of Scotland 1124-1153

  • Notes 
    • 4th great grandfather of Robert the Bruce, King of Scots, 1306-1329

  • Sources 
    1. [S88] Catholic Online, https://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=5790.

    2. [S64] Genealogics, Leo Van de Pas, http://www.genealogics.org/getperson.php?personID=I00002908&tree=LEO.

    3. [S12] Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_I_of_Scotland.