Nicholas II de Soules
Nicholas was the son of William de Soules and Ermengarde, daughter of Alan Durward and Marjorie of Scotland, and elder brother of John de Soules, Guardian of Scotland. He succeeded to his father's estates and titles upon the death of his father.
Upon the death of the Margaret, Maid of Norway in 1290, Nicholas became one of the competitors for the Crown of Scotland, deriving his claim from his grandmother Marjorie of Scotland, an illegitimate daughter of King Alexander II of Scotland.
Family and issueEdit
Nicholas married Margaret Comyn, daughter of Alexander Comyn, Earl of Buchan and Elizabeth de Quincy. They are known to have had the following issue:
- William (died 1321)
- John, Sheriff of Berwick, married Margaret, widow of Hugh de Perisby, she was the daughter of Merleswain, Lord of Ardross. Had issue.
- "Balfour Paul, p.5"
- Balfour Paul, Vol. I
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