William I King of Scotland

Brief Life History of William I

When William I King of Scotland was born about 1143, in Perth, Perthshire, Scotland, his father, Henry of Scotland, Earl of Huntingdon and Northumbria, was 30 and his mother, Ada de Warenne, was 24. He married Ermengarde De Beaumont Queen of Scotland on 19 September 1186, in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He registered for military service in 1174. He died on 4 December 1214, in Stirlingshire, Scotland, at the age of 72, and was buried in Arbroath, Forfarshire, Scotland.

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William I King of Scotland
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Robert of London
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  • Birth of William King of the Scots As Recorded in The Chronicle of Melrose
  • An Account of the Marriage of Ermengarde with William
  • William I, King of Scots, "Find A Grave Index"

Name Meaning

Probably the most successful of all the Old French names of Germanic origin that were introduced to England by the Normans. It is derived from Germanic wil ‘will, desire’ + helm ‘helmet, protection’. The fact that it was borne by the Conqueror himself does not seem to have inhibited its favour with the ‘conquered’ population: in the first century after the Conquest it was the commonest male name of all, and not only among the Normans. In the later Middle Ages it was overtaken by John , but continued to run second to that name until the 20th century, when the picture became more fragmented.

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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Summary of King William I

Name: King William I (The Lion) of Scotland Father: Henry, Earl of Northumberland Mother: Ada de Warenne House of: Canmore Born: c. 1142/43 Ascended to the throne: December 9, 1165 Crowned: December 2 …

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