Duncan II (Dunkeld) of Scotland

Duncan (Dunkeld) of Scotland (abt. 1060 - 1094)

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Duncan (Duncan II) "King of Scotland" of Scotland formerly Dunkeld
Born about in Glenorchy, Perthshire, Scotlandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Athol,,Perth,Scotlandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Monthechin, Kincardineshire, Scotlandmap
Profile last modified | Created 22 Mar 2012
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Categories: House of Dunkeld.

Preceded by
Donald III
King of Scots
May - November 1094
Succeeded by
Donald III


Titled- May 1094

Buried - Dunfermline Abbey, Fifeshire, Scotland

Duncan II overthrew his uncle Donald III with English help but Donald regained the throne when Duncan was killed in battle or murdered.

Duncan spent most of his adult life as a hostage in England. With English help in 1094 he siezed the throne from his uncle, Donald Bane, but was killed within months after. And his infant son didn't come into the reckoning as his successor. For a few years Duncan's half-brother Edmund shared the rule with Donald before Edgar made it to the throne being supported by the English and Duncan's son William.


Duncan II, according to the chronicles, was murdered by Malpeder MacLoen, the mormaer of the Mearns, at monachedin (Mondynes) in 1094. (http://www.auchenblae.net/strathfinella.htm)


His son by Ethelreda, William fitz Duncan was a prominent figure during the reigns of Duncan's half-brothers Alexander and David. William was an acknowledged heir to them for part of their reigns.

The only surviving charter of Duncan II granted Tynninghame and its surrounding area to the monks of Durham.


  • Royal Ancestry by Douglas Richardson Vol. IV. page 576-7

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DUNCAN coat of arms
DUNCAN coat of arms

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Duncan coat of arms

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Dunkeld coat of arms

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Duncan II of Scots Image 3

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Duncan II


On 29 Jul 2017 at 20:32 GMT Stephanie (Gray) Carmon wrote:

FitzDuncan-14 and Dunkeld-47 appear to represent the same person because: Same person/ same family

On 20 Feb 2017 at 22:33 GMT C (Sälgö) S wrote:

Skottland-3 and Dunkeld-47 appear to represent the same person because: Same person please merge

On 12 Mar 2013 at 02:56 GMT Sheri (Petersen) Sturm wrote:

There doesn't seem to be any son named Donald by any of the wives of Malcolm.

Duncan II is 32 degrees from Rosa Parks, 29 degrees from Anne Tichborne and 21 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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