Malcolm IV


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Malcolm IV,

1141–65, king of Scotland (1153–65), grandson and successor of David IDavid I,
1084–1153, king of Scotland (1124–53), youngest son of Malcolm III and St. Margaret of Scotland. During the reign of his brother Alexander I, whom he succeeded, David was earl of Cumbria, ruling S of the Clyde and Forth rivers.
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. On his accession the young king was at once faced with a rebellion of the western Gaels, supported by the Norse, which he put down. Henry II of England insisted he give up his claim to Northumbria in 1157 in return for a re-grant of the earldom of Huntingdon, which was largely useless to the Scottish kings because of its distance from Scotland. Malcolm fought on Henry's behalf in France (1159) and, on his return, completed the subjection of Galloway. He was succeeded by his brother William the Lion.
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Indeed, the episode may well be related to the ongoing colonization of Moray by King Malcolm IV, in which case opposition remains a possibility.
King Malcolm IV died in 1165 and was succeeded by his brother, William I (1165-1214).
The Holyrood chronicler recorded that Malcolm MacHeth, whose sons had been locked in conflict with Malcolm IV since 1153, was reconciled with the king of Scots in 1157.(63) This brief mention must, in fact, represent an oversimplification of a very important matter, which can only be glimpsed imperfectly.
Moreover, Donald would have had an obvious claim to the earldom of Moray, which was held by the Crown in the time of Malcolm IV and William I and was not granted out again until the fourteenth century.(77)
In 1153, Malcolm MacHeth's sons made common cause with Somerled against Malcolm IV, presumably drawing support from the Western Isles, and a Hebridean connection is again apparent in the uprisings of the 1220s.
Under David I and Malcolm IV, in the middle of the twelfth century, the king's control was limited, with most of the headway being made south of the Forth.
The connection was traced back to when the niece of Malcolm IV (1153-65) - who was named Cash or Cashel - married the Earl of Fife.
When David died, his grandson, Malcolm IV, took the throne.
1153: David dies, ironically, in Carlisle and the new king is Malcolm IV.
Johnny then traced his Scots ancestors back to 1160 and the Earl of Fife, who married King Malcolm IV of Scotland's niece Ada ...