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Elizabeth (FitzHenry) of Galloway

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Elizabeth Joan "Princess of England" of Galloway formerly FitzHenry aka of England
Born in Talby, Yorkshire, England
Wife of — married in Carrick, Ayrshire, Scotland
Died in Abbey Holyrood, Edinburgh, Scotland
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Elizabeth or Joan was an illegitimate daughter of Henry Beauclerc, but her mother is uncertain. It is probable that a daughter of Henry married Fergus. Whether Elizabeth was really married to Fergus of Galloway, or whether his children had a different mother is uncertain.

Fergus may have married an ilegitimate daughter of Henri Beauclerc, King Henry I of England. Her name, however, is unknown. One of the candidates is Sibylla, the widow of King Alexander of Scotland, but there is little evidence for this. Another candidate could be Elisabeth; but likewise, there is little evidence. If he did marry a daughter of Henry I, the marriage can be interpreted as part of the forward policy of Henry I in the northwest of his dominions and the Irish Sea zone in general, which was engineered in the second decade of the 12th century. It may have been during this time that Fergus began calling himself rex Galwitensium (King of Galloway). However, while his possible father-in-law lived, Fergus seems to have remained a faithful vassal to Henry.[1][2]


Elizabeth or Joan[3]
Alias: Agnes.[citation needed]
b. btw 1105 - 1084[4]
d. btw 1140 - 1166[5]


Religion: a patroness of churches


  1. Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Family: A Complete Genealogy (London, U.K.: The Bodley Head, 1999), page 49. Hereinafter cited as Britain's Royal Family.
    Elizabeth, natural daughter of Henry I, and sister of Sibilla, who married Alexander I, brother of David." [Ref: Sir Herbert Maxwell, "A History of Dumfries and Galloway" by Sir Herbert Maxwell, Edinburgh, 1896, pp. 47-48]
  2. (unproven) m. abt. 1120 Fergus Lord Of GALLOWAY at Carrick, Ayrshire, Scotland >> Source: #S258. Issue (unproven): Affrica De GALLOWAY QUEEN OF MAN
  3. #S-38; #S-1995395427; #S-24; Ancestral File Number: 9T9Q-00;
    Burke, John. The Royal Families of England, Scotland, and Wales, With Their Descendants, Sovereigns and Subjects. London, England: E. Churton, 1848-1851'; S-1995395427. Heritage Consulting. The Millennium File. Salt Lake City, UT; S-38: Ancestry Family Trees; S24: OneWorldTree
  4. b.1084 Talby, Yorkshire Source: S-1995395427; b. ABT 1105 Source: #S258; b.1095 Source: #S-38
  5. Death: 1140 Source: #S34; BEF 1161 Source: #S-38; 1166 Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Source: #S-38; 1165 Carrick, Ayrshire, Scotland Source: #S-24; 12 MAY 1166 Hollyrood Abbey Source: #S-24

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On December 20, 2013 at 20:48GMT Wendy Hampton wrote:

Elizabeth/Joan appears to be an illegitimate dau by Isabella Meuian dau of Robert de Beaumont earl of Leicester, Isabella later became Countess of Pembrookshire - Alison Weir ISBEN 0370313100

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