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ANTHELLING, Queen Margaret Queen of Scotland

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  • Name ANTHELLING, Margaret 
    Prefix Queen 
    Suffix Queen of Scotland 
    Born 1042  Wessex, Cumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Buried Nov 1093  Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 16 Nov 1093  Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    WAC 15 Mar 1894 
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    Father ATHELING, Edward ,   b. 1016, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1057, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years) 
    Mother BRUNSWICK, Princess Agatha Von Princess of England ,   b. 13 Jul 1024, Esztergom, Komarom-Esztergom, Hungary Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1066, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    Married 1045  London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • MARRIAGE: Also shown as Married London, Middlesex, England.
    Family ID F15243  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 FITZ-SIGULF, Baron Forne ,   b. 1048, Greystroke, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1129, Greystoke, Cumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Children 
    +1. FITZ-FORNE, Edith ,   b. 1084, Greystroke, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1152, Oxford, Canterbury, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F15237  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 SCOTLAND, King Malcom III ,   b. 26 Aug 1031, Dunkeld, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 1093, Alnwick, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 1067  Atholl, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • MARRIAGE: Also shown as Married , Atholl, Perthshire, Scotland.
    Children 
     1. SCOTLAND, Prince Edward ,   b. 1068, Atholl, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1093, Edwards Isle, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)
     2. SCOTLAND, Prince Edmund ,   b. Abt 1070, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1093, Montague, Somersetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 23 years)
     3. SCOTLAND, Prince Ethelred ,   b. Abt 1072, Blairlusk, Dumbarton, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 1093, Blairlusk, Dumbarton, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 21 years)
     4. SCOTLAND, King Edgar ,   b. Abt 1074, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1106, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 32 years)
     5. SCOTLAND, King Alexander I ,   b. 1077, Atholl, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1124, Stirling, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
    +6. SCOTLAND, King David I ,   b. 31 Dec 1080, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1153, Carlisle, Cumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    +7. SCOTLAND, Queen Mathilda Princess of Scotland ,   b. 1 May 1080, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 May 1118, Westminster Palace, Westminster, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)
    +8. SCOTLAND, Princess Mary ,   b. 1 May 1084, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 May 1116, Bermondsey, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F15375  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • --Other Fields Ref Number: 6076 We were in Scotland and England years ago and went through Edinburgh Castle. They told us that King Malcolm III built it for Margaret. There is a small stained glass window in it with a beautiful young sweet-looking girl, so innocent looking. They told us it is of Margaret. That she could see the rocky craig out the window and she would say to her husband, "I would like you to build me a castle on that rocky craig." He did and there was a mote around it then, but it has been filled in since then and grass is growing around it now. They told of many other things that happened there in History. We went through many other castles and walked on the same cobblestones our ancestors had trod. GIVEN NAMES: Also shown as Margaret BIRTH: Also shown as Born Essex, England. BIRTH: Also shown as Born Abt 1045 DEATH: Also shown as Died Edinburgh Castle, Mid-Lothian, Scotland.

      St. Margaret of Scotland, or Margaret of Wessex, was an English princess born in Hungary to Princess Agatha of Hungary and English Prince Edward the Exile around 1045. Her siblings, Cristina and Edgar the Atheling were also born in Hungary around this time.

      Margaret and her family returned to England when she was 10-years-old and her father was called back as a potential successor to the throne. However, Edward died immediately after the family arrived, but Margaret and Edgar continued to reside at the English court.

      Margaret's family fled from William the Conqueror after his victory at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. Her widowed mother set out to take her children north to Northumbria.

      Tradition says, Agatha decided to leave Northumbria and return to the continent, but her family's ship got caught in a storm. The storm drove their ship even more north to Scotland, where they were shipwrecked in 1068. The spot they landed on is now known as "St. Margaret's Hope."

      Malcolm Canmore III, the king of Scotland, welcomed Margaret and her family and put them under his protection. He soon fell deeply in love with the beautiful and kind princess. Margaret and Malcolm became married in 1070 at the castle of Dunfermline.


      Together, they had eight children, six sons and two daughters. All of whom were raised with deep Catholic Christian faith. They lived as a holy family, a domestic church.

      Margaret's kind-nature and good heart was a strong influence on Malcolm's reign. She softened his temper and helped him become a virtuous King of Scotland. Together they prayed, fed the hungry, and offered a powerful example of living faith in action. Margaret was placed in charge of all domestic affairs and was often consulted with state matters, as well.

      She promoted the arts and education in Scotland. She encouraged Church synods and was involved in efforts to correct the religious abuses involving Bishops, priests and laypeople.

      Her impact in Scotland led her to being referred to as, "The Pearl of Scotland."

      She constantly worked to aid the poor Scotland. She encouraged people to live a devout life, grow in prayer, and grow in holiness. She helped to build churches, including the Abbey of Dunfermline, where a relic of the true Cross is kept. She was well-known for her deep life of prayer and piety. She set aside specific times for prayer and to read Scripture. She didn't eat often and slept very little so she would have more time for her devotions. She lived holiness of life as a wife, mother and lay woman; truly in love with Jesus Christ.

      Malcolm supported Margaret in all her endeavors and admired her religious devotion so much he had her books decorated in jewels, gold and silver. One of these decorated books, a gospel book with portraits of the four evangelists, is now kept in Oxford at the Bodleian Library after it was miraculously recovered from a river.

      In 1093, Malcolm and their oldest son were killed during the Battle of Alnwick. Already ill and worn from a life full of austerity and fasting, Margaret passed away four days after her husband, on November 16, 1093.

      Her body was buried before the high alter at Dunfermline.

      In 1250, Pope Innocent IV canonized Margaret as a Saint, acknowlegeing her life of holiness and extraordinary virtue. She was honored for her work for reform of the Church and her personal holiness.

      In 1259, Margaret's and Malcolm's bodies were transferred to a chapel in the eastern apse of Dunfermline Abbey. In 1560, Mary Queen of Scots came into possession of Margaret's head. It was kept as a relic. She insisted that it, and Margaret's prayers from heaven, helped assist her in childbirth. Her head later ended up with the Jesuits at the Scots' College, Douai, France, but was lost during the French Revolution.


      St. Margaret is the patron saint of Scotland and her feast day is celebrated on November 16.

  • Sources 
    1. [S112] Ancestral File (TM), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (June 1998 (c), data as of 5 JAN 1998).