John & Susan Howell
Family Trees

Home Page  |  What's New  |  Photos  |  Histories  |  Headstones  |  Reports  |  Surnames
Search
First Name:


Last Name:



King Duncan I, "The Gracious"[1, 2, 3]

Male Abt 1013 - 1040  (~ 27 years)


Personal Information    |    Notes    |    Sources    |    Event Map    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name Duncan I  
    Prefix King 
    Suffix "The Gracious" 
    Born Abt 1013  Atholl, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation King of Scotland 1034-1040 
    Died 1 Aug 1040  Killed By Macbeth Near Elgin, Moray, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1387  Main
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2009 

    Father Marmaer Crinan (Grimus) Of Atholl,   b. Abt 975,   d. 1045, In Battle Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Mother Princess Bethoc (Beatrix) Of Scone,   b. 984,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Bef 1008 
    Family ID F592  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Queen Sibyl Fitzsiward,   b. Abt 1014, Of, , Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1040  (Age ~ 26 years) 
    Married 1030  Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. King Malcolm III "Longneck" Canmore,   b. 1033, Atholl, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 1093, Slain At Alnwick Castle, North Umberland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2009 
    Family ID F573  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1013 - Atholl, Perthshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1030 - Scotland Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Notes 
    • From Encylopedia Britannica:

      Duncan was the grandson of King Malcolm II (ruled 100534), who irregularly made him ruler of Strathclyde when that region was absorbed into the Scottish kingdom (probably shortly before 1034). Malcolm violated the established system of succession whereby the kingship alternated between two branches of the royal family. Upon Malcolm's death, Duncan succeeded peacefully, but he soon faced the rivalry of Macbeth, Mormaor (subking) of Moray, who probably had a better claim to the throne. Duncan besieged Durham unsuccessfully in 1039 and in the following year was murdered by Macbeth. Duncan's elder son later killed Macbeth and ruled as King Malcolm III Canmore (105893).

      From historybookshop.com

      Duncan I, King of Strathclyde (c1034-40) and Scotland (1034-40)

      d.1040 Duncan became king of Scotland following the death of Malcolm II in 1034, who died without a male heir. His unsuccessful attack on Northumbria in 1039 allowed Macbeth to challenge for his throne. Duncan led his army into Macbeth's kingdom of Moray only to be slain in battle.

      He died in his twenties and was not the old man portrayed by Shakespeare in his play Macbeth.

      Historybookshop.com [4, 5]

  • Sources 
    1. [S2] JSH Feb 13 2003 gedcom, John S. Howell, Jr.

    2. [S220] Rod Davis, (http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~dav4is/Sources/NEVILLE.shtml).

    3. [SAuth] John Spencer Howell, Jr., John Spencer Howell, Jr., (http://www.jhowell.com/ jhowell@jhowell.com).

    4. [S793] Encyclopedia Britannica.

    5. [S794] historybookshop.com.