by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O'Brien)
© 2000-2008 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.6, updated 26 March 2008
A number of non-Gaelic women are referenced in the annals. I have listed them below.
Margaret, Queen of Scotland, was born in Hungary of Anglo-Saxon descent. Though she later became queen of Scotland, she was not of Gaelic heritage. All of Margaret's children, both sons and daughters, were given non-Gaelic names. For that reason (since these names cannot be viewed as indicative of the Gaelic population in general), I have listed Margaret's daughter Mary in the list of names on this page, rather than in the page on the name Máire.
The Sources page lists the Annals referenced below. Information about secondary sources is included on that page as well.
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 Medieval Scotland | Medieval Names Archive | Index of Names in Irish Annals Kathleen M. O'Brien's articles are hosted by Medieval Scotland, which is published by Sharon L. Krossa (contact). Shopping online? How you can support this site.
Ethelfleda, Queen of the Saxons (d. 917-918)
Annals Entry Citation (formatting preserved) U U918.5 Eithilfleith, famosissima regina Saxonum Cl year 917 (p. 146) Adalvleih Queen of the Saxons [Note: 17th C translation.]
Margaret, wife of Malcolm III Canmore, King of Scotland (d. 1092-1093)
Annals Entry Citation (formatting preserved) T T1093.4 Margarita, ben Mail Colaim U U1093.5 A righan imorro .i. Margareta ["His queen, Margaret"] CS CS1093 Margarita ben Maoil Coluim Cl year 1092 (p. 185) Margarett Queen of Scottland [Note: 17th C translation.]
Mary, daughter of Malcolm III Canmore, King of Scotland and his wife Margaret (d. 1118)
Annals Entry Citation (formatting preserved) U U1118.5 Maria ingen Mail Coluim ingen righ Alban ben righ Saxan LC LC1118.5 Maria, ingen Maoil Coluim .i. ingen rí Alban, ben rí Saxan
Elizabeth of York, Queen of England
U3 U1503.6 Ben righ Saxan d'h-eg in bliadhain-si, .i. ingin Cing Edbard & Isibel a h-ainm: ben do bo mó deirc & daenacht o Eadail co h-Erinn. ["The wife of the king of the Saxons died this year: to wit, the daughter of king Edward IV. and Isibel was her name; a woman that was of the greatest charity and humanity from Italy to Ireland."]
Mary I, Queen of England
Annals Entry Citation (formatting preserved) E M1553.1 Queene Mary E M1553.8 M-banríoghain Queen Maria
Elizabeth I, Queen of England
Annals Entry Citation (formatting preserved) E M1558.8 Queene Elizabeth LC2 LC1567.11 Eilísdabed E M1583.29 an Prionnsa Elisabeth F M1595.11 bainrioghna Elisabeth F M1602.21 bainríoghna Elizabeth
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