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, Fergus Lord of Galloway
(About 1095-1161)


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1. FITZROY, Elizabeth

, Fergus Lord of Galloway 1 2 3

  • Born: About 1095
  • Marriage (1): FITZROY, Elizabeth 1
  • Died: 1161, Holyrood Abbey, Edinburgh, Scotland 1 2

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  General Notes:

"FERGUS, usually styled 'de Galweia,' or 'of Galloway,' who appears as a witness to a charter by King David I.
granting land in Perdeyc or Partick to the Church of Glasgow on 7 July 1136, when that church was dedicated.
He also appears as a witness in other writs, probably of a later date, but not beyond 1147 .... "

"The abbeys founded by Fergus alone or jointly with King David were Dundrennan and Tongland in co. Kirkcudbright, and Soulseat, co. Wigtown. The Priories were St. Mary's Isle in the first shire, and Whithorn in the
other. Towards the close of his life, and after the death of King David I., Fergus appears to have been drawn by
the claims of relationship to take part in the insurrection of Donald MacHeth, or at least to afford him shelter in his
territories. There Donald was pursued by King Malcolm IV., who succeeded in 1160 in reducing the rebellious district to submission, and Fergus, perhaps because of advancing age, took the cowl, and became a monk in the then new Abbey of Holyrood, where he died in 1161."

from Scots Peerage 1

Fergus married Elizabeth FITZROY, daughter of Henry I King of England and Unknown.1 (Elizabeth FITZROY was born about 1105.)

  Marriage Notes:

"He (Fergus) is said to have married Elizabeth, the youngest natural daughter of King Henry I. of England, but the authorities quoted by Chalmers, who makes the statement, do not bear out his assertion. On the other hand, Hoveden and Benedict Abbas, both refer to Uchtred, eldest son of Fergus, as a cousin or relative of King Henry I. This epithet is not applied to Gilbert, and he may have been a son by a second wife."

from Scots Peerage (vol 4) 1


1 e-books, The Scots Peerage ed. Sir James Balfour Paul vol. 4 (1907).

2 e-books, The Scots Peerage ed. Sir James Balfour Paul vol. 2 (1905).

3 Internet Site,

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