Margaret of Huntingdon, Lady of Galloway

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Margaret of Huntingdon or Lady Margaret of Scotland (c. 1194 – 1223),[1] was the eldest daughter of David of Scotland, 8th Earl of Huntingdon by his wife, Matilda of Chester, daughter of Hugh de Kevelioc, 3rd Earl of Chester and Bertrada de Montfort-l'Amauri. She was born in Galloway, Wigtownshire, Scotland.

She was the second wife of Alan MacDonal, Lord of Galloway. They married at Dundee in 1209. However, were reprimanded for marrying within the forbidden limits of kinship and had to obtain a dispensation by Pope Innocent III. Their children were:

  1. Christina (d.1246), who married William de Forz, 4th Earl of Albemarle, and died childless;
  2. Dervorguilla of Galloway, who married John Balliol, 5th Baron de Balliol;


  1. ^ Harrison 2009, p. 214.