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Malcolm III. (1057-1093), pp.1-3.


MALCOLME the 3d, surnamed Kean-moir, was crouned at Scone, one St. Marckes day, in the moneth of Appryle, about the 3d zeire of the rainge of the Emperour Henrey the third, in Ao 1057.



Queine Margaret was married to K. Mal: 3d. With grate solemnitey, at his village and castell of Dumfermling in the Woodes, in the 14 zeire of hes rainge in Ao 1070.


In the zeir 1088, William the Bastard of Normandey, quho had now conquered England, caused surwey the said kingdome, quherin wes found to be 45000 and 17 churchemen of all sortes; 37 counties; of knights fees, 60000, tua hundereth and 15, quherof belonging to religeousse men, 28; and 15 lordschipes.


Eduard, the eldest sone of K. Mal: 3d, Prince of Scotland, in a conflicte against the Northumbrians, being mortally wounded, 17 kal: of December, the 3d day after hes father K. Mal: death, in Ao 1093, departed this lyffe, at Eduards-dyke, in Jedwood forrest, and wes interred in the Trinitey Churche of Dunfermlin, befor the altare of the Holey-Crosse.

Queine Margarett, within 4 dayes of her husband K. Malcolme, departes this lyffe in December, at the Maden Castle, in Loutheane, Her corpes wer caried to Dunfermling, and ther interred in Ao 1093.

This zeire also deyed the second sone of K. Malcolme, Etheldred, Earle of Fyffe, and was interred in the olde churche of St. Androw in Kilrimond, becausse he was a grate benefactor to that monastarey.

This zeire wes fatall to Scotland, for K. Mal: 3d sone, lykwayes a valliant and gallant prince, called Edmond, departed this lyffe at Montagw in England.

K. Malcolme himselue was killed at the seidge of Alnwicke Castle in Northumberland, with the strocke of a lance in the left eye, by one Moubra, for that acte thereafter surnamed Percey, in Ao 1093; one quhosse death Fordone hes this mounkish epitaphe:-

Ter deca quinque valens annis, et mensibus octo, 
     Malcolmus sanctus rex erat in Scotia: 
Anglorum gladijs in bello sternitur heros: 
     Hic rex in Scotia primus humatus erat.
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