by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O'Brien)
© 2000-2008 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.2, updated 30 September 2008
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:
|Middle Irish Gaelic (c900-c1200) nominative form:||Gilla Cáemgein|
|Middle Irish Gaelic (c900-c1200) genitive form:|
|Number of men found in the annals with this name:||8|
|Found in Years:||981, 983, 998, 1018, 1019, 1027, 1030, 1034, 1035, 1037, 1056, 1059, 1075, 1130, 1134, 1135, 1159, 1164|
Further information about the name Gilla Cáemgein, 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.
Special factors which may affect name usage are marked in the context column.
|AN||indicates a member of an Anglo-Norman family|
|AS||indicates an Anglo-Saxon|
|N||indicates a Norseman|
|P||indicates a Pict|
|R||indicates a person holding a religious office|
|S||indicates a person from Scotland|
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.
[Standardized form of this man's name] Annals Entry Context Citation (formatting preserved) (blinded 981-983, d. ?) T T983.4 Gilla Caemgen mac Cinaetha B M981.11 Giolla Caoimhghin B M998.14 Giolla Caoimhghin mac Cionaedha U U1035.2 a ben, ingen m. Gilla Choemhgin m. Cinaedha [Note: the entry indicates that she's the wife of Cathal m. Amhalgadha, ri Iarthair Laigen] T T1030.17 a ben .i. ingen maic Gilla Caemgen [Note: the entry indicates that she's the wife of Cathal mac Amalghaidh rí h-Ua Cellaig Cualand] B M1034.12 Cathal, mac Amhalghadha, tigherna Ua Ceallaigh Cualann, & a bhen .i. inghen mic Giolla Coimhghin (d. 1018-1019) U U1019.5 Gilla Coeimgin m. [gap: extent: 1 word], ridomna Laigen T T1019.4 Gilla Caemghen mac Dunlaing, rígdamna Laigen B M1018.15 Giolla Caoimhghin, mac Dunlaing, mic Tuathail, righdamhna Laighen (d. ?) B M1027.8 Ghioll Ausaille mac Giolla Caoimhghin, tighearna Ua m-Briúin Chualann (d. 1037) T T1037.7 Gilla Caemgen mac Amalgaidh, rí h-Úa Cellaigh B M1037.14 Gilla Caeimhgin, mac Amhalghadha, tigherna Ua Ceallaigh (d. 1059) B M1056.16 Giolla Chaoimhghin mac Giolla Chomhghaill U U1059.5 Gilla Coemgin m. Gilla Comghaill ridomna Laigen T T1059.8 Gilla Caemgin B M1059.15 Giolla Caoimhghin, mac Giolla Comhghaill, rioghdhamhna Laighen (d. 1075) B M1075.9 Dá mac Augairi I Lorcáin .i. Donnchadh & Giolla Chaoimhghin (d. 1130) B M1130.6 Ghiolla Chomhgáin B M1130.6 Giolla Comhgáin B M1130.6 an Giolla Comhgáin-soin (d. 1159) T T1134.5 Gilla Caemgen h-Úa Cendétigh T T1135.10 mac Gilla Caemgen h-Úi Cendédigh CS CS1135 mac Gille Caoimgin h. Cinnedigh B M1135.19 mac Giolla Caoimhghin I Cenneittigh T T1159.3 Gilla Caemgen h-Úa Cendedigh B M1159.3 Giolla Caoimhghin Ua Ceinneittigh, tigherna Urmumhan B M1164.13 Amhlaoibh, mac Giolla Chaoimhghin Ui Cindéittigh, tigherna Urmhumhan
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