by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O'Brien)
© 2000-2004 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.4, updated 12 January 2004
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:
|Early Modern Irish Gaelic (c1200-c1700) form:||Máire|
|Number of women found in the annals with this name:||15|
|Found in Years:||1396, 1419, 1435, 1487, 1488, 1523, 1532, 1542, 1548, 1561, 1566, 1582, 1593, 1599, 1601|
NOTE: The Mari and Mairi spellings below both refer to a woman of Anglo-Norman descent.
Further information about the name Máire, 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. 1396) D M1396.13 Maire inghen Uí Chatháin ben Uí Dhochartaigh (d. 1435) Co 1419.33 AN Mairi a Burc Co 1435.9 AN Cundais Desmuman Mari a Burc U3 U1435.3 AN Cundais Desmumhan [unrelated]: .i. ingen Mic Uilliam Burc, .i. ben Shemais Iarla (d. 1487) U3 U1487.37 Maire, ingen Rughraidhe, mic Ardgail Meg Mhathgamna, nech do bí ina mnai ag Brian, mac Pilib Meg Uidhir ["Mary, daughter of Rughraidhe, son of Ardgal Mag Mathgamna, one that was the wife of Brian, son of Philip Mag Uidhir"] (d. 1488) U3 U1488.23 Mairia, ingen Domnaill Ballaigh Mic Domnaill, .i. in bean do bi ag Conn, mac Aedha Buidhe h-Ui Neill ["Mary, daughter of Domnall Mac Domnaill the Freckled, namely, wife of Conn, son of Aedh Ua Neill the Tawny"] (d. 1523) E M1523.4 Máire inghen I Mhaille ben Mic Suibhne Fánat (d. 1532) Co 1532.8 Ingen Meic Shuibne Fhanad .i. Máire ben Í Bhaigill LC2 LC1532.7 Inghen Mhic Shúibhne Fhánad .i. Máire, .i. ben h-I Bháighill E M1532.5 Máire inghen Mic Suibhne Fhánat bean Uí Bhaoighill (d. 1542) E M1542.26 Maire inghen Meg Samhradháin, ben Még Flannchaidh (Feradhach) (d. 1548) E M1548.2 Maire inghen Meic Con Midhe (d. 1561) E M1561.2 Maire inghen An Chalbhaigh, mic Maghnusa, mic Aodha Duibh Uí Domhnaill ben í Neill Sheain (d. 1566) E M1566.2 Maire inghen Mhaghnasa mic Aodha Duibh mic Aodha Ruaidh Uí Dhomhnaill ben Mécc Aengasa (d. 1582) E M1582.30 Maire inghen Chuinn I Neill, ben t-Somhairle Buidhe Mec Domhnaill (d. 1582) LC2 LC1582.19 Mairi a Burc ingen Oileueruis, ben an Abaid Caoich ["Mary Burk, daughter of Oliver, wife of the Blind Abbot"] (d. 1593) F M1593.8 Maire inghean Corbmaic Óicc mic Chorbmaic, mic Taidhcc Meg Carthaigh ben Uí Suillebháin Moir (b. 1599) LC2 LC1599.2 Maire ingen Taidhg Dhaill Uí Uiginn (d. 1601) F M1601.14 Maire inghen Chuinn Ó Domhnaill ben Ó Baoighill Tadhcc Ócc, mac Taidhcc mic Toirrdealbhaigh
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