Alexander II (Dunkeld) of Scotland

Alexander (Dunkeld) of Scotland (1198 - 1249)

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Alexander (Alexander II) "King of Scotland" of Scotland formerly Dunkeld
Born in Haddington, East Lothian, Scotlandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in York Minster, Yorkshiremap
Husband of — married [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Kerrera, Scotlandmap
Profile last modified | Created 12 Sep 2010
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Categories: House of Dunkeld.

Preceded by
William I
King of Scots
9 December 1165 - 8 July 1249
Succeeded by
Alexander III



b. Haddington, East Lothian

  • knighted by John of England at Clerkenwell Priory in 1213 after spending time in England.
  • succeeded father 04 Dec 1214; crowned at Scone 06 Dec 1214.


William the Lion of Scotland and Ermengarde of Beaumont. (only son)


m. Isabel of Althol, daughter of Henry III, Earl of Althol[1]They had two children, Dernell & Marjory of Scotland[2]

m.1 21 Jun 1221 York Minster Joan of England (d.1238). No Issue.[3]

m.2 15 May 1239 Marie de Coucy.



  • Royal Ancestry by Douglas Richardson Vol. III p. 584, and 590
  1. Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. IV, p. 587-588.
  2. Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 290-292.
  3. Alexander was 23. Joan was almost 11.Joan died at Havering-atte-Bower, and was buried at Tarrant Crawford Abbey in Dorset.
  • Google Books - Alexander II: King of Scots 1214-1249 By Richard Oram
  • Google Books - Historical Dictionary of the British Monarchy By James Panton

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On 21 Apr 2018 at 18:11 GMT Stephen McCallum wrote:

558 Wikidata - Different death date

On 21 Apr 2018 at 18:10 GMT Stephen McCallum wrote:

555 Wikidata - Different birth date

On 8 Dec 2017 at 14:37 GMT Larry Herbstritt wrote:

I have been looking for proof of Isabel of Athol being a mistress or wife of Alexander Dunkeld.

It appears, to me, that she has been connected to him in an attempt at linking to a royal family.

Alexander II is 29 degrees from Rosa Parks, 27 degrees from Anne Tichborne and 18 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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