Isabella de Warenne

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Isabella and her husband

Isabella de Warenne (* around 1253; † before 1292) was Baroness of Bywell through her marriage to John Balliol ; when he ascended the Scottish throne in 1292, she had probably already died.


Isabella was the second of three children of John de Warenne, 6th Earl of Surrey and Alice de Lusignan , the half-sister of King Henry III of England . Her older sister Eleanor was married to Henry Percy and was the mother of Henry Percy, 1st Baron Percy . Alice de Lusignan died giving birth to her third child, William de Warenne (1256–1286), who died in a tournament in Croydon .


Around February 9, 1281, Isabella and John Balliol married, who had claims to the Scottish throne. The marriage lasted about ten years. The chronicler Thomas Wykes records the marriage. The couple had at least one child:

However, other children are associated with the couple:

It is believed that Isabella did not live to see her husband become King of Scotland, so that she died before 1292. However, this view is not undisputed.


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  1. ^ Cawley
  2. ^ Dunbar, p. 118