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From: Vickie Elam White <>
Subject: children of WILLIAM the LION
Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2000 20:10:37 -0500
Judith Sanders wrote --
> I can't seem to find a full list of the 'natural' kids of William, King
>of Scotland, who was a busy lad. Thus far I have:
> Robert de London
> Henry Galightly
> Ada (m. Patrick of Dunbar)
> Margaret (m. a de Vesci?)
> Isabel born ca. 1165? (m. Robert de Ros, who d. 1227)
>Can anyone supply any of the names of William's "concubines" or assign any
>of these children to them? The only name for a mistress I have is Isabel
>Avenal. Of course, I would also like to know dates for these kids and
>the names of their spouses.
NEGHR 122:266-274 (October 1968) is an article by Walter Lee
Sheppard Jr. called "Royal Bye-Blows III: Illegitimate Descendants of
the Scottish Kings to James VI." New research may have been done
since then, but this should get you started. I'm sure someone will
jump in here if there are errors.
King William "the Lion" is listed on pp. 266-267. It says that he had
only one surviving legitimate son, Alexander II, and at least six
bastards, the ones you list above --
Isabella was his by a daughter of Robert AVENAL. She married Robert BRUCE
in 1183; they had no issue. She married Robert de ROS in 1191.
Margaret was his by a daughter of Adam de HYTHUS. She married Eustace
Ada married Patrick de DUNBAR in 1184.
Aufrica married William de SAY.
Sorry, but there's no additional info on the mothers or spouses.
Vickie Elam White