Devorguilla de Galloway

Devorguilla de Galloway

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Death 28 Jan 1290 (aged 71–72)
Burial New Abbey, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
Memorial ID 3381 · View Source
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Scottish Royalty. Born the daughter of Alan de Galloway, Lord of Galloway and Margaret of Huntingdon sometime between 1210 and 1225. She married John de Balliol in 1233. The couple had at least eight children including John Balliol, who was crowned King of Scotland on November 30, 1292. John Balliol founded Balliol College, Oxford in about 1263. After his death in 1268, Dervorguilla ensured the permanence of the college by providing capital, and in 1282, formulated the college statutes. She founded Sweetheart Abbey in 1275, in memory of her husband. Upon her death, her husband's embalmed heart in a casket of ivory and silver, was buried beside her in her grave before the high altar of the abbey's chapel.

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  • Added: 10 Aug 1998
  • Find A Grave Memorial 3381
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Devorguilla de Galloway (c.1218–28 Jan 1290), Find A Grave Memorial no. 3381, citing Sweetheart Abbey, New Abbey, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland ; Maintained by Find A Grave .