List of Heirs of Scotland - Heirs To William I

Heirs To William I

William I was unmarried at the time of his accession, so the next heir was his younger brother,

  • David, who was made Earl of Huntingdon. He remained heir presumptive until the birth of his niece,
  • Margaret, born in 1193. She was the first child of King William by his wife Ermengarde de Beaumont, whom he had married on 5 September 1186. Another sister, Isabella, was born before the eventual arrival of a son,
  • Alexander, born on 24 August 1198, who was heir apparent from birth.

William I, known as "William the Lion" from the lion rampant he adopted as his coat of arms, died on 4 December 1214, and was succeeded by his son.

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