by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O'Brien)
© 2000-2004 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.5, updated 28 July 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:||Róis, Róise, Rós|
|Number of women found in the annals with this name:||7|
|Found in Years:||1472, 1525, 1530, 1566, 1585, 1607|
Further information about the name Róis, 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. 1472) U3 U1472.9 Rois, ingen Concobuir, mic Concobuir aili Mic Maghnusa, .i. ben Maghnusa, mic Briain, mic Concobuir Oig Meg Uidhir ["Rosa, daughter of Concobur, son of another Concobur Mac Maghnusa, namely, wife of Maghnus, son of Brian, son of Concobur Mag Uidhir junior"] (d. 1525) E M1525.7 Rois inghen Meg Uidhir (Sean) U3 U1525.8 Inghen Még Uidhir, .i. Rois, ingen t-Sheaain, mic Pilib Meg Uidhir (d. 1530) Co 1530.3 Rois ingen h. Cathain ben h. Dochartaig LC2 LC1530.2 Roiss ingen h-I Chatháin, ben Fhélim I Dhochartaigh E M1530.3 Róis inghen I Catháin ben Fheilim I Dochartaigh (d. 1530) Co 1530.20 Ingen Torrdelbaig h. Baigill LC2 LC1530.19 Inghen h-I Bhaighill .i. Róis ingen Toirrdhelbaigh mic Neill Ruaid E M1530.14 Inghen Uí Bhaoíghill .i. Róis inghen Toirrdhealbhaigh mic Néill Ruaidh (d. 1566) E M1566.3 Róis inghen Mhég Uidhir Cu Connacht .i. an comarba ben Aodha Buidhe mic Aedha Duibh SAF SAF1566.1 Róisi inghean Mheguidhir (d. 1585) LC2 LC1585.8 Roisi ingen I Neill [unrelated] .i. in ben do bi ag Conn mac in Calbaig Ui Domnaill ["Rose, daughter of O'Neill [unrelated] i.e., the wife of Conn, son of the Calbhagh O'Domhnaill"] (d. ?) F M1607.2 Rois inghen Ui Dhochartaigh ben Cathbhairr
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