Devorguilla of Galloway

Dervorguilla of Galloway (christened in 1210), is a 'lady of substance' and, from 1223, wife of John, 5th Baron de Balliol. She is a daughter of the Gaelic prince Alan, Lord of Galloway and his second wife Margaret of Huntingdon.

Through her mother, she is a descendant of King David I of Scotland. Margaret is the eldest daughter of Maud of Chester and David of Scotland, 8th Earl of Huntingdon. The Earl is himself the youngest brother to two Kings of Scotland, Malcolm IV and William the Lion.


This convoluted royal heritage, blending Anglo-Norman and Gaelic lineages, may explain why the faeries of Galloway have taken an interest in her, and her future descendents. The magi of the Academica Septima Superior were charged with delivering a set of three prophecies from the faerie courts in and around her ancestral lands as gifts for her wedding.

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