Isabella de Warenne
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:
- Edward Balliol , Scottish pretender to the throne , † 1364; In 1344 he married Margarete von Tarent, daughter of Philip I, Prince of Taranto , the marriage remained childless and was annulled or divorced.
However, other children are associated with the couple:
- Henry de Balliol; he fell at the Battle of Annan on December 16, 1332, and had no descendants.
- Agnes (or Maud) de Balliol; she was married to Brian Fitzalan, 1st Baron Fitzalan .
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.
- Sir Archibald H. Dunbar: Scottish Kings - A Revised Chronology of Scottish History 1005-1625. Edinburgh, 1899
- Detlev Schwennicke : European Family Tables , Volume II, 1984, Plate 91.
- Charles Cawley, Medieval Lands, English Earls ( online, accessed June 8, 2019 )
- Dunbar, p. 118
|SURNAME||Warenne, Isabella de|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Scottish nobles|
|DATE OF BIRTH||around 1253|
|DATE OF DEATH||before 1292|