Galloway Ancestry

NOTE: On this page ONLY, solid lines designate verified lineage while dashed lines still need to be verified.

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    Fergus,
Lord of Galloway
b. ca. 1090, Galloway, Scotland
d. 1161, Holyrood Abbey, Edinburg, Edinburghshire, Scotland
Burial: 12 May 1161, Holyrood Abbey, Edinburg, Edinburghshire, Scotland
m. Likely an illegitimate daughter of King Henry I of England, possibly Elizabeth FitzRoy
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Likely connection to King Henry I of England:

Weeks writes "The founder of the house of Carrick of Scotland was Fergus, Lord of Galloway, who married Elizabeth, daughter of King Henry I. At his death in 1161 he left two sons, Gilbert and Uchtred, between whom his lands were divided" (pp. 264-265). While this connection to Henry I is not fully conclusive the WikiPedia article for Fergus of Galloway cites multiple sources and states the following: "There is a considerable amount of evidence indicating that Fergus married a daughter of Henry I (many believe it was Elizabeth Fitzroy).[48] For example, there is documentary evidence suggesting that all three of Fergus's children-Uhtred, Gilla Brigte, and Affraic—were related to the English royal family.[49] Specifically, Uhtred was called a cousin of Henry I's grandson, Henry II, King of England, by Roger de Hoveden.[50] Although sources specifically concerning Gilla Brigte fail to make a similar claim, potentially indicating that he had a different mother than Uhtred,[51] Gilla Brigte's son, Donnchad, Earl of Carrick, was certainly regarded as a kinsman of Henry II's son and successor, John, King of England.[52] In regard to Affraic, Robert de Torigni, Abbot of Mont Saint-Michel remarked that her son, Guðrøðr Óláfsson, King of Dublin and the Isles, was related to Henry II through the latter's mother, Matilda,[53] one of Henry I's daughters.[54]."

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"Gilbert, with his brother Uchtred, attended King William the Lion in the invasion of England in 1174, but subsequently sought the favor of King Henry II. In the same year he procured the assassination of his brother, and, although for some time he was held in royal disfavor on this account, he was received into the presence of King Henry two years later and was pardoned. Under the protection of the English monarch he carried war into Scotland in 1184, but before hostilities were concluded he died, in January, 1185-6" (Weeks, p. 265).

Gilbert of Galloway (Carrick)
b. ca. 1126, Carrick, Ayrshire, Scotland
d. 1 January 1185
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                Ancestry through father Alan FitzWalter, High Steward of Scotland        
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"Duncan, son of the preceding, in the endeavor to heal the family difficulties, entered into an amicable conclusion with his cousin Roland, son of the murdered Uchtred. He was also a vassal of King William of Scotland, defended the district of ancient Galloway, and was confirmed in the possession of the territory of Carrick in 1186. Carrick was the southern- most of the three districts into which the county of Ayr was divided and gave title to the earldom. Duncan was created Earl of Carrick by King Alexander II., founded the Abbey of Crossramore, or Crossregal, for the Cluniac monks, and also endowed other monkish orders of Paisley and Melrose" (Weeks, p. 265).

Duncan,
Earl of Carrick
b. ca. 1174, Carrick, Ayrshire, Scotland
d. 13 June 1250
m. ca. 1200 Avelina FitzWalter ?
b. ca. 1179, Scotland
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descendants through son Neil, Earl of Carrick, via his marriage to Margaret Stewart
         
Developed in August 2016.