The History of Leith

December 16, 2011

Death of David I

In the priory of Hexham, which was then in Scottish territory, David I was found dead, in a posture of devotion, on the 24th of May, 1153, and was succeeded by his grandson Malcolm IV. who,. though he frequently resided in Edinburgh Castle, considered Scone his capital rather than Edinburgh.
In 1153 he appointed Galfrid de Melville, of Melville in Lothian, to be sheriff of the fortress, and became a great benefactor to the monks, within it.

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