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, Duncan 5th Earl of Fife, Justiciar of Scotland
(About 1120-1204)
(About 1138-)
Duncan of Fife, 'son of Earl Duncan'
(About 1170-)
Malcolm 7th Earl of Fife
(About 1210-1266)


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1. Susanna (or Helen?)

Malcolm 7th Earl of Fife 1 2

  • Born: About 1210
  • Marriage (1): Susanna (or Helen?) 1 2
  • Died: 1266 1 2

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Malcolm married Susanna (or Helen?), daughter of Llywelyn Prince of Wales and Joanna.1 2 (Susanna (or Helen?) was born about 1230 and died after 1291 1.)

  Marriage Notes:

"The Earl died in 1266, having married Helen, a daughter of Llewellyn, Prince of Wales. She survived him, and married, secondly, Donald, Earl of Mar. She was alive in 1291, and was still drawing her terce from her first marriage."

from Scots Peerage (vol 4)

"Malcolm (II), earl of Fife, was a son of Duncan, a younger son of Earl Duncan (II) of Fife. The Chronicle of Melrose informs us that Earl Malcolm II 'married the daughter of Llywelyn'. This unnamed Welshwoman has recently been identified as Susanna, daughter of Llywelyn, prince of North Wales and Joanna, an illegitimate daughter of King Henry III."

from poms website


Joan or Joanna is generally accepted to have been the illegitimate daughter of King John - King Henry III of England was not born until 1207 - but the dating that follows these partnerships, of Joanna and the Susanna, indicate a later rather than an earlier date. Clearly there is uncertainty around some of these unions and the parentage of the individuals.
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1 e-books, The Scots Peerage ed. Sir James Balfour Paul vol. 4 (1907).

2 Internet Site, Malcolm (II), Earl of Fife (D.1266).

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