David I of Scotland, King of the Scots

Male 1085 - 1154  (~ 68 years)


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  • Name David I of Scotland 
    Suffix King of the Scots 
    Born ~1085  Dumfermline, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Also Known As Dauâid mac Maâil Choluim  [2
    Also Known As Prince of the Cumbrians  [2
    Died 24 May 1154  Carlisle, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Dunfermline Abbey, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I46727  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 23 Nov 2018 

    Father Malcolm III of Scotland, King of Scots,   b. 0Mar 1031, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 1093, Alnwick, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years) 
    Mother Margaret of Wessex, Queen of Scotland,   b. ~1045, Wessex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1093, Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 48 years) 
    Married ~1069  Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6
    • She is part of the English royal family fleeing the Normans after 1066.
    Family ID F17245  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Maud of Huntingdon, Queen Consort of Scotland,   b. ~1074, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1130-1131, Scone, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years) 
    Married Y  [1, 2, 7
    Children 
     1. Henry of Scotland,   b. 1114, (Scotland) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1152  (Age 38 years)
    Last Modified 23 Oct 2022 
    Family ID F17121  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - ~1085 - Dumfermline, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 May 1154 - Carlisle, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Dunfermline Abbey, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • David I or Dauâid mac Maâil Choluim (Modern: Daibhidh I mac [Mhaoil] Chaluim;[1] c. 1085 – 24 May 1153) was a 12th-century ruler who was Prince of the Cumbrians (1113–1124) and later King of the Scots (1124–1153). The youngest son of Mâael Coluim III (Malcolm III) and Margaret of Wessex, David spent most of his childhood in Scotland, but was exiled to England temporarily in 1093. Perhaps after 1100, he became a dependent at the court of King Henry I. There he was influenced by the Norman and Anglo-French culture of the court.

      When David's brother Alexander I of Scotland died in 1124, David chose, with the backing of Henry I, to take the Kingdom of Scotland (Alba) for himself. He was forced to engage in warfare against his rival and nephew, Mâael Coluim mac Alaxandair. Subduing the latter seems to have taken David ten years, a struggle that involved the destruction of Óengus, Mormaer of Moray. David's victory allowed expansion of control over more distant regions theoretically part of his Kingdom. After the death of his former patron Henry I, David supported the claims of Henry's daughter and his own niece, the former Empress-consort, Matilda, to the throne of England. In the process, he came into conflict with King Stephen and was able to expand his power in northern England, despite his defeat at the Battle of the Standard in 1138.

      The term "Davidian Revolution" is used by many scholars to summarise the changes which took place in Scotland during his reign. These included his foundation of burghs and regional markets, implementation of the ideals of Gregorian Reform, foundation of monasteries, Normanisation of the Scottish government, and the introduction of feudalism through immigrant French and Anglo-French knights.

      Read more ... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_I_of_Scotland [2]

  • Sources 
    1. [S9979] "Henry of Scotland" biography, accessed & downloaded Thurssday, November 17th, 2016 by David A. Hennessee, https://en.wi.

    2. [S9981] "David I of Scotland" biography, accessed & downloaded Thurssday, November 17th, 2016 by David A. Hennessee, https://en.

    3. [S10147] "Malcolm III of Scotland" biography, abstracted, downloaded & published Saturday, December 24th, 2016 by David A. Hennes.

    4. [S10148] "Saint Margaret of Scotland" biography, abstracted, downloaded & published Saturday, December 24th, 2016 by David A. Hen.

    5. [S12125] "Edward the Exile", Biography, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_the_Exile, retrieved or revisited, recorded & upload.

    6. [S14613] "Margaret (Wessex) Ceannmore (1045 - 1093)", Biography, Ancestors & Descendants, https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Wessex-26.

    7. [S9980] "Maud, Countess of Huntingdon" biography, accessed & downloaded Thurssday, November 17th, 2016 by David A. Hennessee, ht.