Devorguila of Galloway 1
- Born: 1210 2
- Marriage (1): DE BALIOL, John of Barnard Castle
- Died: 28 January 1290 2
- Buried: Sweetheart Abbey, Dumfriesshire, Scotland 3
"Dervorguilla and John de Balliol had issue:
Sir Hugh de Balliol, who died without issue before 10 April 1271.
Alan de Balliol, who died without issue.
Sir Alexander de Balliol, who died without issue before 13 November 1278.
King John of Scotland, successful competitor for the Crown in 1292.
Cecily de Balliol, who married John de Burgh, Knt., of Walkern, Hertfordshire.
Ada de Balliol, who married in 1266, William de Lindsay, of Lamberton.
Margaret (died unmarried)
Eleanor de Balliol, who married John II Comyn, Lord of Badenoch.
Maud, who married Sir Bryan FitzAlan, Lord FitzAlan, of Bedale, Knt., (d. 1 June 1306), who succeeded the Earl of Surrey as Guardian and Keeper of Scotland for Edward I of England.
Owing to the deaths of her elder three sons, all of whom were childless, Dervorguilla's fourth and youngest surviving son John of Scotland asserted a claim to the crown in 1290 when queen Margaret died. He won in arbitration against the rival Robert Bruce, 5th Lord of Annandale in 1292, and subsequently was king of Scotland for four years (1292'9696)."
Note: This list represents the view that King John Balliol was the son rather than the grandson of John de Baliol and Devorgilla of Galloway
eg "Sir Alexander de Balliol, who died without issue before 13 November 1278." is followed in the list of family with his brother John: "King John of Scotland, successful competitor for the Crown in 1292." The source in this article is Burke's peerage. 4
"The name Dervorguilla or Devorgilla was a Latinization of the Gaelic Dearbhfhorghaill (alternative spellings, Derborgaill or Dearbhorghil)." 4
Devorguila married John DE BALIOL of Barnard Castle, son of Hugh DE BALIOL and Unknown. (John DE BALIOL of Barnard Castle was born in 1216 3 and died 1268 or 1269 3 5.)