Index of Names in Irish Annals: Dub Essa / Dubh Essa

by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O'Brien)

© 2000-2004 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.5, updated 29 February 2004

Feminine Given Names: Dub Essa / Dubh Essa


What we know as a set of Irish Annals are manuscripts that were each compiled during a particular time period, usually using older material as sources. For example, when the Annals of the Four Masters were written from 1632 to 1636, they covered events that occurred centuries and millenia before (including legendary history). So, when an entry in this set of annals refers to a person who lived in the year 738, the spelling used for that person's name is very likely not using the spelling that would have been used in 738.

Standard forms of this name (based on spelling systems of different periods) would be:

Frequency & Dates:

Number of women found in the annals with this name: 9
Found in Years: 1052, 1078, 1115, 1178, 1190, 1229, 1328

Research Notes:


Further information about the name Dub Essa / Dubh Essa, may be found in:

The Sources page lists the Annals referenced below. Information about secondary sources is included on that page as well.

Raw Data

In the table below, I have separated individuals with a blank line. That is, when there are multiple entries in the annals that refer to a single person, those entries are grouped together.

Within the list of entries refering to a single person, I have sorted the entries primarily by orthography when it is obvious that what I am seeing is the same entry showing up in multiple annals. The entries that tend to use older spellings are listed first.

NOTE: The Annals referenced below under the code letters A, B, C, E, & F tend to use later spellings than the other Annals. In some cases, the spellings listed in these Annals may not be appropriate for the year referenced in the Annal entry.

In some Gaelic scripts, there is a character that looks approximately like a lowercase f, but without the crossbar. This character (represented by an underscored , e, in the entries below) sometimes represents e and sometimes ea depending upon the context of the text.

AnnalsEntryContextCitation (formatting preserved)
BM1052.11Dubh Essa, inghen Briain
CSCS1052Dubeassa ingen Briain
UU1078.4Dub Esa ingen Amhalgadha comarba Patraic ben righ Airther
TT1115.6Dub Essa [unrelated] ingen maic Aedha maic Ruaidhrí
UU1187.2ingen h-Ui Eidhin, ben Conchobair Mic Diarmata, Moighi Luirg
CM1187.4inghen Ui Eidhin (.i. Duibheasa) ben Choncobair Mic Diarmata (tigherna Maighe Luircc)
LCLC1187.3ingen .H. Eidhin, .i. Duibh Essa ingen Ruaidri h-I Eidhin, ben Conchobair mic Diarmada, ri mhoighe Luirg
(d. 1190)
CT1190Dubessa ingen Diarmata meic Taidg
CM1190.3Duibhessa inghen Diarmata Mic Taidhg
LCLC1190.2Duibh Essa, ingen Diarmada mic Taidhg, ben an Cosnamaich h-I Dubhda
(d. 1229-1230)
U2U1229.1Duibessa ingen Ruaidhri, ben Cathail Mic Diarmata
Co1229.4Dub Essa ingen Ruaidri h. Conchobair ben Chathail Meic Diarmada
LCLC1230.25Duibessa, ingen Ruaidhri h-I Conchobair, ben Chathail mic Diarmada
(d. ?)
Co1328.9Dubesa ingen h. Elide ben Domnaill meic Andrias
LCLC1328.8Dubhesa inghean .H. Elide, ben Domhnaill mic Aindrias
(d. ?)
CM1328.21Duibhesa inghen Uí Fherghail ben Meic Murchadha an t-Slebhe
(d. ?)
CM1328.24Duibheasa inghen Uí Elighe ben Domhnaill mic Taidhg Uí Choncobhair

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