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David I, King of Scots
Birth: 1080
Death: May 24, 1153

Scottish Monarch and Saint. Son of Malcolm III Canmore and Saint Margaret of Scotland. He succeeded his brother Alexander in 1124. David accelerated the process, begun by his mother, of introducing the Roman Catholic church into Scotland, displacing the Celtic church. He founed many abbeys, including Melrose, Holyrood, Paisley, and Dryburgh. He also introduced the orders of the Knights Templar and Knights Hospitaller into Scotland. He married his queen, Matilda in 1114. They had 2 sons and 2 daughters, all of whom pre-deceased their father. At the time of David's death at the old age of 73, Scotland stretched further south than ever before or since. Though never formally canonized, David is recognised on both Catholic and Protestant calendars. His feast day is May 24. He was succeeded by his grandson, William I "The Lion." (bio by: Kristen Conrad) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
   Malcolm III (1031 - 1093)
  Margaret of Scotland (1045 - 1093)
 
 Spouse:
   Matilda of Huntingdon (1074 - 1130)*
 
 Children:
  Henry De Huntingdon (1114 - 1152)*
 
 Siblings:
  Duncan (1060 - 1094)**
  Edward Prince of Scotland (1068 - 1093)*
  Edmund Prince of Scotland (1070 - ____)*
  Ethelred Prince of Scotland (1072 - 1093)*
   Edgar, King of Scots (1074 - 1107)*
   Alexander I, King of Scots (1077 - 1124)*
  Matilda Dunkeld (1079 - 1118)*
   David I, King of Scots (1080 - 1153)
  Mary Canmore (1082 - 1116)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Dunfermline Abbey
Dunfermline
Fife, Scotland
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Kristen Conrad
Record added: Feb 20, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8421389
David I, King of Scots
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- DENA ANN
 Added: Aug. 22, 2014
In honor & respect for my kinsman.
- Linda
 Added: Aug. 12, 2014
My 28th great grandfather.
- To Whom Do We Belong
 Added: Jul. 16, 2014
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