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Edward (Balliol) de Balliol (abt. 1283 - abt. 1364)

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Edward (King Edward) "King of Scotland" de Balliol formerly Balliol aka The Scottish Pretender
Born about in Cavers, Roxburghshire, Scotlandmap
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Died about in Wheatly, Doncaster, Yorkshire, Englandmap
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Categories: House of Balliol.



  • From Medieval Lands by Charles Cawley:

Isabelle de Valois, Betrothed (contracts 5 Jul and 23 Oct 1295) to Edward Balliol, son of John Balliol King of Scotland & his wife Isabel de Warenne.

Accessed by Rev. Daniel Washburn Jones May 22, 2017, Medieval Lands - EDWARD Balliol

  • Name at Birth: Edward Balliol, King of Scotland. Alias The Scottish Pretender. Temporary King of Scotland during reign of King David II. Born Circa 1283, Cavers, Roxburghshire, Scotland. Died May 1367, Wheatly, Doncaster, Yorkshire, England
  • Father: John de Balliol, King of Scots
  • Mother: Isabella Baliol (born de Warenne), Baroness of Bywell
  • Spouse: Margaret de Taranto de Balliol
  • Siblings: Henry de Balliol: Charles Cawley (FMG) adds this caveat: "The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified."
  • Children: Though interesting reading, closely akin to the Soap Operas of the 100 Year Wars, this writer has found no clear, positive documentation that Edward ever married nor had any children. FMG indicates he was betrothed to Isabelle or Jeanne de Valois, but the marriage never materialized. One interesting story relates how one of his "betrothed" was a recipient of "aid to indigent nobility." That ought to be laughable but is it? Varnell-40 13:30, 4 March 2015 (EST)


  • Royal Ancestry by Douglas Richardson Vol. I page 230-1

Profile support at FMG ( accessed by Varnell-40 12:33, 4 March 2015 (EST)


. EDWARD Balliol (-[May 1363/Sep 1365]). John of Fordun’s Scotichronicon (Continuator) names "Eadwardo de Balliolo" as son of "Johannes de Balliolo…regis Scotiæ" when recording his betrothal[885]. He was a prisoner in the Tower at his father's death[886]. He defeated David II King of Scotland in Aug 1332 at the battle of Dupplin Moor, near Perth. He succeeded as EDWARD King of Scotland. John of Fordun’s Scotichronicon (Continuator) records that "Eadwardus de Balliolo" was crowned king "VIII Kal Oct…apud Sconam" in 1332[887]. He was deposed in favour of David II 16 Dec 1332, and fled from Scotland: John of Fordun’s Scotichronicon (Continuator) records that "Eadwardus de Balliolo" was defeated "XVII Kal Jan…in villa de Anand" in 1332 and fled[888]. He was restored in Mar 1333. John of Fordun’s Scotichronicon (Continuator) records that Berwick was besieged by Edward III King of England "pridie Id Apr" in 1333 and defeated the Scots "XIV Kal Aug" at "bellum de Halidona"[889]. He was deposed again in 1334 and fled to England. Restored again in 1335, finally deposed in 1336. He became Baron Balliol 1349/63. He surrendered all claims to the Scottish throne 20 Jan 1356. He lived at Wheatley, near Doncaster, on a pension from Edward III King of England[890]. Betrothed (contracts 5 Jul and 23 Oct 1295) to ISABELLE de Valois, daughter of CHARLES de France Comte de Valois & his first wife Marguerite of Sicily [Anjou-Capet] (1292-1309). The Liber Pluscardensis records that "Edwardo de Balliolo…regis Scociæ filio" was betrothed to "nepte…regis Franciæ", further identified in a later passage as "Karoli de Valoiz et Andegavensis comitis…filiam germani [sui]", dated to [1295] from the context[891]. The marriage contract between “Philippo...regi Francorum...nepte vestra seu consanguinei” and “Johannes...Scotiæ rex...Edvardo filio nostro primogenito et hærede” is dated 5 Jul 1295[892]. A second marriage contract between “Charles fiuz au roi de France, conte de Valeys, d’Alencon, de Chartres et de Aungeo...nostre esnee fille, niece...le roi de France” and “Johan...roi d’Ecosse...l’esne fiuz” is dated 23 Oct 1295[893]. [[894]m (divorced 1344) as her first husband, MARGUERITE of Sicily-Tarento, daughter of PHILIPPE of Sicily Principe di Tarento [Anjou-Capet] & his second wife Catherine de Valois titular Empress of Constantinople (-Naples in prison 1380, bur Naples San Domenico). An anonymous 14th century poem about the descendants of Charles I King of Sicily names "Filipo imperadore…sorella…madona Margarita di Scocia" adding that she died "in quarantanni"[895]. She married [secondly] (1352) as his second wife, Francesco del Balzo Conte di Montescaglioso e Avellino. Her first marriage is shown by Kerrebrouck, although the author cites no source[896]. According to the Complete Peerage[897], this marriage is erroneous, although it is not clear whether this means that the couple were betrothed but not married or that there was not even a betrothal. She succeeded her brother in 1373 as titular empress of Constantinople.]


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