William I "the Lion," King of Scotland

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William I "the Lion," King of Scotland, son of Henry of Scotland, Earl of Northumberland and Ada de Warenne, Countess of Northumberland, was born in 1143.1 He died at Stirling Castle, Stirling, Scotland, 4 December 1214,1 and was buried before the high altar in the church of Arbroath Abbey, Angus, Scotland.1

William married Ermengarde de Beaumont, daughter of Richard de Beaumont and Lucy de l'Aigle, at Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England, 5 September 1186.1

William also had at least one illigitmate daughter with an unnamed daughter of Richard Avenal, and eight other children by various unknown mistresses. At SCOTLAND 4, RA does not give the Avenal name (father or daughter) at all, though the last name is given in the lineage heading at ROOS 5.2,3

Family 1

(…) Avenal

Family 2

  • Ada+4,1 d. bef. 24 Sep 1200
  • Henry of Scotland5
  • Alexander of Scotland5 d. 1229
  • Margaret of Scotland5 d. aft. 1226
  • Aufrica of Scotland5
  • Christine of Scotland5
  • Maud of Scotland5 d. 1220
  • Robert de London5 b. bt 1170 - 1180, d. bef. 23 Jan 1226

Family 3

Ermengarde de Beaumont d. 11 Feb 1232/33
This person was last edited on19 Jul 2021


  1. [S1947] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families (Five vols., Salt Lake City, Utah: s.p., 2013), 4:580-87 (Scotland 4), further cited as Richardson, Royal Ancestry.
  2. [S520] Frederick Lewis Weis, Walter Lee Sheppard Jr., William R. Beall and Kaleen E. Beall, Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America before 1700… ., 8th ed. (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2004), 89-27, further cited as Weis, Sheppard, Beall, and Beall, Ancestral Roots, 8th ed.
  3. [S1947] Richardson, Royal Ancestry, 4:484 (Roos 5 lineage), 4:580-87 (Scotland 4).
  4. [S2076] Andrew B. W. MacEwen, "A Clarification of the Dunbar Pedigree," The Genealogist 9 (Fall 1988): 229-241, at 229, further cited as MacEwen, "The Dunbar Pedigree."
  5. [S1947] Richardson, Royal Ancestry, 4:580 (Scotland 4).
  6. [S1947] Richardson, Royal Ancestry, 4:581 (Scotland 4.ii).