by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O'Brien)
© 2000-2010 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.12, updated 22 February 2010
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:
|Old Irish Gaelic (c700-c900) form:||Gormlaith|
|Middle Irish Gaelic (c900-c1200) form:||Gormlaith|
|Early Modern Irish Gaelic (c1200-c1700) form:||Gormlaith|
|Number of women found in the annals with this name:||23|
|Found in Years:||810, 813, 840, 859, 861, 905, 909, 917, 936, 943, 946, 948, 1030, 1046, 1063, 1076, 1077, 1110, 1112, 1127-1134, 1314, 1318, 1324, 1327, 1350, 1352, 1353, 1355, 1416, 1425, 1432, 1437, 1465, 1468, 1524, 1585|
Further information about the name Gormlaith, may be found in:
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.
Annals Entry Context Citation (formatting preserved) (d. 810-813) A M810.7 R Gormlaith, inghen Fhlaithnath, banabb Cluana Bronaigh Cl year 813 (p. 130) R Gromflath[sic], abbesse of Clonbarrenn [Note: 17th C translation.] (d. 840) I I840.1 Gormlaith ingen Murchada, ríg Laigen (d. 859-861) U U861.2 Gormlaith ingen Donncadha, amenissima regina Scotorum CS CS861 Gormlaith ingen Donnchadha rigan Gaoidheal A M859.5 Gormlaith, inghen Donnchadha, bainrioghain Ereann FA FA 300 [year 861] Gormlaith ingean Donnchadha, rioghan Teamhrach (d. 943-946) Cl year 905 (p. 145) Neale Glunduffe was king three years and was married to the lady Gormphley, daughter to king Flann, ... was first married to Cormack mco'Cuillennann king of Mounster, secondly to king Neale, by whome she had issue a sonn called prince Donell who was drowned ... and lastly shee was married to Kervell mcMoregan king of Leinster [Note: 17th C translation.] FA FA 424 [year 909] Gormfhlaith ingean Fhloinn B M917.7 Gormlaith, inghen Fhloinn Cl year 936 (p. 153) After the death of king Neale, queen Gormpley married the king of Leinster, whose name was Kearvall mcMoregan [Note: 17th C translation.] CS CS948 Gormflaith ingen Flainn meic Maoilechlainn B M946.9 Gormfhlaith, inghen Flaind, mic Maoilechlainn, rioghan Néill Glunduibh Cl year 943 (p. 155) Gormphly daughter of king Flann mcMoyleseaghlyn and Queen of Ireland [Note: 17th C translation.] (d. 1030) T T1030.15 Gormlaith ingen Murchadha meic Floind, máthair Sitriuca meic Amlaim, rig Gall CS CS1030 Gormlaith ingen Murchadha meic Finn mathair righ Gall .i. Sitricc & righ Muman .i. Donnchadha meic Bríain SAA (C) Gormfhlathi ingine meic Murchadha meic Find .i. mathair Sitruc meic Amlaib & Donncada meic Briain [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.] B M1030.21 Gormlaith, inghen Murchadha, mic Find, máthair righ Gall .i. Sittrig B M1030.21 Gormlaith B M1030.21 Gormlaith (d. 1046) T T1046.7 Gormlaith ingen Floind maic Mail Sechnaill CS CS1046 Gormlaith ingen Maoilseclainn B M1046.7 Gormfhlaith, inghen Maoileachlainn (d. 1063) U U1063.1 Gormlaith ingen Cathail m. Ruaidri B M1063.5 Gormlaith, inghen Cathail mic Ruaidhri (d. 1076-1077) T T1077.3 INghen h-Úi Fhócartaig, ben Tairrdelbaig h-Úi Briain I I1076.7 Gormlaith ingen h-Uí Fócartai, rigan Muman, ben Tairdelbaich h-Ui Briain B M1077.10 Gormlaith inghen Ui Fogarta, ben Toirrdhelbhaigh ui Bhriain LC LC1076.6 Gormlaith inghen h-I Fógarthaigh, ben Toirrdhealbaig h-I Brían Cl year 1076 (p. 182) Gormphlath daughter of o'ffohortie Queen of Ireland and wife of King Torlaugh [Note: 17th C translation.] (d. 1110) I I1110.2 Gormlaith ingen h-Uí Chonchobuir Ciarraige, rígan h-Ua n-Echach (d. 1112) U U1112.4 R? Gormlaith ingen Murchadha m. Diarmata .i.comarba Brigte I I1112.4 R? Gormlaith ingen Murchada, comarba Brigti T T1112.5 R? Gormlaith ingen Murchadha maic Máil na m-Bó, bancomurba Brighdi B M1112.2 R? Gormlaith, inghen Murchadha, mic Diarmada, comharba Brighde CCC [1127-1134] Section 22 Gormlaith ingen Buadachain (d. 1314-1318) Co 1314.6 Gormlaith ingen Meic Branan Co 1318.5 Gormlaith ingen Meic Branan a ben C M1318.8 Gormlaith inghean Meic Branáin LC LC1314.5 Gormlaith ingen Mic Branáin LC LC1318.4 Gormlaith inghen Mic Branan a bhen [indicates she is the wife of Gilla an Comded mac Cinaith .H. Gormgaili] (d. 1324-1327) U2 U1324.2 Gormlaith inghean Mic Diarmata Co 1327.3 Gormlaith ingen Meic Diarmata ben Magnusa meic Domnaill h. Conchobair tanaiste Connacht re hed, & banrigan h. Maine ag Conchobar h. Cellaig d'es Magnusa & banrigan Luigne ag Fergal h. Egra C M1327.1 Gormlaith inghean Meic Diarmata ben Mhaghnasa mic Domhnaill Uí Concobhair tánaisi Connacht LC LC1327.2 Gormlaith ingen Mic Diarmada, ben Magnusa mic Domhnaill .H. Conchobhair tanaiste Condacht re h-edh, & banrigan .H. Maine ag Conchubar .H. Cellaigh des Maghnusa, & banrigan Luigne ag Fergal .H. Eghra Cl year 1327 (p. 285) Gormphley, the Daughter of mcDermoda, first married to Magnus mcDonell o'Connor, tanist of Connaught for a time, afterwards married to Conor Kelly, prince of Imanie, & lastly to ffarall o'Hara [Note: 17th C translation.] (d. 1350-1353) U2 U1350.1 Gormlaith ingen Ui Domnaill, ben Ui Neill Co 1353.5 Gormlaith ingen hI Domnaill ben hÍ Neill LC2 LC1353.4 Gormlaith inghean h-I Domhnaill, ben h-I Neill C M1353.2 Gormlaith inghen Uí Domhnaill ben Uí Neill Cl year 1352 (p. 298) The Lady Gormphley, o'Donells Daughter, & wife to o'Neale [Note: 17th C translation.] (d. ?) U2 U1352.11 (col.1) ingine Meg Uidir [unrelated], idon, (Gormlaith) ingen Aedha Ruaidh. U2 U1352.11 (col.2) inghine Meg Uidhir [unrelated], idon, ingen Aedha Ruaidh Meg Uidir (idon Gormlaith) C M1355.2 Ghormlatha inghine Aedha Ruaidh Mhég Uidhir (.i. Mág Uidhir) [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.] (d. 1416) Co 1416.27 Gormlaith ingen Neill Moir h. Neill ben Seaain h. Domnaill LC2 LC1416.1 Gormlaith ingen Neill Moir I Neill, ben t-Seain I Domnaill D M1416.7 Gormlaidh inghen Néill Mhóir Uí Néill ben Seain Uí Dhomhnaill U3 U1416.11 Gormlaith, ingen Neill Moir h-Ui Neill, .i. ben Seaain h-Ui Domnaill (d. 1425) D M1425.8 Gormlaidh ingen Domhnaill Uí Concobhair ben Tighearnáin Uí Ruairc U3 U1425.4 Gormlaith, ingen Domnaill h-Ui Conchobuir, .i. ben Tighernain h-Ui Ruairc (d. 1432) U3 U1432.21 Gormlaith, ingen h-Ui Seghannain (d. 1437) Co 1437.4 Gormlaith ingen Dabid h. Dubgindan uxur Briain Meic Aedacan (d. 1465) LC2 LC1465.2 Gormlaith Chaomhanach ingen mheic Murchadha, bean I Neill .i. Einri mheic Eoghuin I Neill D M1465.2 Gormlaith Caomhanach (ingen Meic Murchadha ri Laighen) ben Uí Neill U3 U1465.1 Ben h-Ui Neill (.i. Enri) [unrelated], .i. Gormlaith Caemánach, ingen Mic Murchadha, .i. ingen righ Laighen ["The wife of Ua Neill (that is, Henry) died this year: to wit, Gormlaith Kavanagh, daughter of Mac Murchadha, namely, daughter of the king of Leinster."] (d. 1468) Co 1468.5 Gormlaith ingen Murchada meic Cormaic meic [gap: extent: 1 word] uxur Aoda Meic Suibne i mis Enair (d. 1524) Co 1524.11 Inghen h. Domnaill .i. Gormlaith ingen Aodho Ruaid ben Aodha meic Neill meic Cuinn LC2 LC1524.8 Inghen h-I Domnaill .i. Gormlaith ingen Aodha Rúaidh, ben Aodha mic Neill mic Cuinn E M1524.6 Gormlaidh inghen Uí Dhomhnaill (Aodh Ruadh) ben Aodha mic Neill mic Cuinn I Néill U3 U1524.12 Ingen Ui Domnaill, .i. Gormlaith, ingen Aódha Ruaidh, ben Aóda, mic Neill, mic Cuind (d. 1585) LC2 LC1585.6 Garmluidh ingen Briain mic Eogain Ui Ruairc E M1585.3 Gormlaidh inghen Uí Ruairc .i. inghen Briain mic Eoghain
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