List of Heirs of Scotland - Heirs To Alexander II

Heirs To Alexander II

Alexander II was only sixteen and unmarried at the time of his succession, and so the heiress presumptive was his elder sister,

  • Margaret, who married in 1221 Hubert de Burgh, Justiciar of England during the minority of King Henry III. When Henry came of age in 1227 Hubert was made Earl of Kent. Margaret, now Countess of Kent, continued as heiress presumptive until the King fathered a child,
  • Alexander, born 4 September 1241, son of Alexander II by his second wife Marie de Coucy.

Alexander II died on 8 July 1249 and was succeeded by his only legitimate child.

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