by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O'Brien)
© 2000-2010 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.3, updated 30 July 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:
|Oghamic Irish (pre-700) nominative form:||[unknown]|
|Oghamic Irish (pre-700) genitive form:||[unknown]|
|Old Irish Gaelic (c700-c900) nominative form:||Máel Brigde|
|Old Irish Gaelic (c700-c900) genitive form:|
|Middle Irish Gaelic (c900-c1200) nominative form:||Máel Brigde|
|Middle Irish Gaelic (c900-c1200) genitive form:|
|Early Modern Irish Gaelic (c1200-c1700) nominative form:||Maol Bhrighde|
|Early Modern Irish Gaelic (c1200-c1700) genitive form:|
|Number of men found in the annals with this name:||48|
|Found in Years:||645, 649, 831, 850, 854, 855, 867, 869, 877, 878, 888, 890, 892, 894, 895, 901, 907, 908, 911, 912, 913, 914, 915, 917, 925, 927, 929, 933, 935, 939, 946, 953, 954, 956, 972, 1005, 1011, 1012, 1020, 1025, 1029, 1032, 1041, 1042, 1046, 1055, 1061, 1065, 1070, 1095, 1097, 1117, 1127, 1129, 1132, 1133, 1139, 1205, 1225, 1257, 1265|
Further information about the name Máel Brigde / Maol Bhrighdhe, 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.
Annals Entry Context Citation (formatting preserved) (d. ?) A M645.3 Maol Brighde, mac Mothlachain T T649.1 Mael Brighde mac Mothlachan A M645.3 Maoil Bhrighdi, mic Motlachain T T649.1 Maoil-Bhrighdi, mic Motlachain [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.] (d. ?) U U854.1 Tuathal m. Maele Brighti, rex Nepotum Dunlaingi (d. ?) U U855.4 Finshnechtai fraude [unrelated], .i. m. Mael Brighti (d. ?) FA FA 346 [year 867] Maol Murthemne mc. Maoil Brighde (d. 869) U U831.6 Mael Brighti CS CS831 Maol Brighde U U850.2 Garfid filio Mael Brigte U U878.3 Garfith m. Mael Brigte, rex Conaille U U869.10 Mael Brigti m. Spelan, rex Conaille U U890.4 Giblechan mc. Mael Brighte, rex Conaille (d. 877) U U877.4 R Mael Brighte, episcopus Slane (d. 888-892) U U892.1 R Mael Brigte, abbas Cluana M. Nois I I892.1 R Muíl Brigte, abb Cluana Meicc Nois [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.] A M888.2 R Maol Bríghde abb Cluana Mic Nois (d. 895-901) I I901.1 R Maíl Brigte meicc Brolaig, abb Inse Cathaig [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.] A M895.3 R Mael Bríghde, mac Phroligh (d. ?) CS I894.2 R Mael Brígde CS I894.2 R Maoilbrigde [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.] (d. 907-912) I I894.2 R Mael Brigte U U912.2 R Mael Brigte m. Mael Domnaigh, princeps Lis Moir FA FA 445 [year 912] R Maoil Brighde imorro mc. Maoil Domhnaigh, ab Lis Móir I I912.1 R Maíl Brigte m. Maíl Domnaich, abb Lis Móir [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.] B M907.4 R Maol Brighde, mac Maol Domhnaigh, abb Liss Móir (d. ?) U U913.3 Cuilennan m. Mael Brigte B M908.7 Cuilennan, mac Maol Brighde (d. 911-914) U U914.2 Mael Brigte m. Giblechain, ri Conaille B M911.3 Maol Brighde, mac Geibhleacháin, tighearna Conaille (d. ?) U U915.6 Ruarcc m. Mael Brigte, ri Múscraide Thire B M913.5 Ruarc, mac Maoil Brighde, tighearna Muscraighe Thíre (d. ?) B M917.4 Maoilene, mac Maoil Brighde, abb Lainne Eala & Condere, & aule Ereand (d. 925-927) U U913.8 R Mael Brigte m. Tornain B M908.10 R Maol Brighde, mac Tornáin FA FA 449 [year 913] R Maol Brighde mc. Tornáin, comharba Phádraicc & Coluim Cille U U927.1 R Mael Brigte m. Tornain, comurba Patraic & Coluim Cille I I927.1 R Maíl Brigte m. Thornáin, abb Aird Macha & abb Iae Coluim Cille [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.] B M925.13 R Maol Brighde, mac Tornáin, comhorba Patraicc & Coluim Cille, & Adhamhnáin B M925.13 R Maol Brighde B M925.13 R Maoil Brigde [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.] B M925.13 R Maol Brighde (d. 929) B M929.7 R Mael Brighde, mac Feadacáin, abb Lainne Mic Luachain (d. 933-935) U U935.2 R Mael Brigte, princeps Mainistrech B M933.4 R Maol Bríghde, abb Mainistreach Buithe (d. ?) U U935.3 Muiredach m. Mael Brigte, princeps Doim Liac B M933.5 Muiredhach, mac Maoil Brighde, abb Doimh Liacc B M953.6 Aongus, mac Maoil Brighde, airchinneach Doimh Liacc (d. 939) B M939.4 Maol Brighde, mac Nectrai (d. ?) B M946.7 Cormacan, mac Maoil Brighde (d. 954) U U956.4 R Mael Brigte m. Erudhain comarba M. Nise B M954.5 R Maol Brighde, mac Rédáin, comharba Mic Neissi, & Colmain Eala (d. 972) B M972.2 R Maol Bríghde, mac Cathasaigh, epscop & abb Droma Móir Mo Cholmócc (d. 1005) U U1005.1 R Mael Brigte H. Rimeda abbas Ia (d. 1011-1012) U U1012.1 R Mael Brigte m. in Gobann, fer leiginn Aird Macha B M1011.2 R Maol Bríghde mac an Ghobhann, fer leighind Arda Macha (d. ?) T T1020.8 Mael Brighdi [Noted as being the son of the brother of "Fíndlaech mac Ruaidhrí mormaer Moreb"] U U1032.2 Gilla Comgan m. Mael Brighde, mormaer Murebe LC LC1032.2 Gilla Comgháin mac Maol Bríghde, mormháor Muirebe (d. 1025) U U1025.1 R Mael Brigte H. Crichidhen comarba Finnein B M1025.5 R Maol Bríghdi ua Richiden, comharba Finnia & Comhgaill (d. ?) U U1029.7 Mael Colaim m. Mael Brigte m. Ruaidhri LC U1029.7 Maol Coluim mac Mail Bríghde, mic Ruaidri B M1029.7 Maol Colaim, mac Maoil Bríghde, mic Ruaidhri (d. 1029) U U1029.7 Mael Brigde H. Brolchan prim-shaer Erenn LC U1029.7 Maol Brighde .H. Brolchán, prímh-t-shaor Erenn na aimsir B M1029.9 Maol Bríghde, priomh-shaor Ereann (d. 1041) B M1041.1 R Maol Bríghde ua Maoil Find, saccart & angcoire, & epscop Glinne Dá Locha (d. 1042-1046) T T1042.2 R Mael Brighdi, espoc Cilli Dara B M1042.1 R Maol Brighde, espug Cille Dara B M1046.2 R Maol Bríghde, saccart Cille Dara (d. 1055) B M1055.4 R Maol Bríghde Ua Maol Ruain, airchinnech Slébhte (d. 1055) B M1055.5 R Maol Brighde, mac Baettain, fer leighinn Arda Breacáin (d. 1061) B M1061.5 Maol Brighde mac an Gobhann (d. 1065) B M1065.1 R Maol Bríghde Ua Mannaicch, espug (d. 1070) U U1070.14 R Mael Brigte m. Cathusaigh m. ind abad fos-airchinnech Ard Macha B M1070.5 R Maol Brighde, mac Cathasaigh, foss-airchinneach Arda Macha (d. 1095-1097) U U1097.5 R Mael Brigte m. in t-Sair H. Brolcan uasal-espoc Cille Dara & Coicidh Laigen T T1097.4 R Mael Brigde O Brolchan, espoc Cilli Dara CS CS1097 R Maol Brigde h. Brolchan episcopus Cille Dara I I1095.13 R Mael Brigte H. Brolcain, .i. mc. Mail Issu B M1097.3 R Maol Brighde mac An t-Saoir Uí Brolcháin saoi & epscop Chille Dara, & chóiccidh Laighen (d. 1117) U U1117.3 R Mael Brighte m. Ronan comarba Cenannsa MCB1 MCB1117.8 R Mael Brighde Mac Ronain [...] Ceanannais B M1117.12 R Maol Brighde Mac Ronáin, comhorba Cenannsa (d. 1127) U U1127.8 R Mael Brigte H. Forannan airchinnech Arda Sratha B M1127.6 R Maol Brighde Ua Forannáin, airchindeach Arda Sratha (d. 1127) U U1127.8 R Mael Brighte H. Cinaetha airchinnech Airde Trea B M1127.7 R Maol Brighde Ua Cionaodha, airchindeach Arda Trea (d. 1127) B M1127.7 R Maol Brighde Ua Cionaodha, airchindeach Arda Trea (d. 1129) I I1129.3 R Mael Brigti Ua Flannain B M1129.1 R Maol Bríghde Ua Flannáin, ancoire Liss Móir (d. 1132) B M1132.3 R Maol Brighde mac Doilgén, uasal-shaccart Arda Macha (d. 1133) B M1133.2 R Maol Brighde Ua h-Ainnin uasal-mhairtir Ereann (d. 1139) B M1139.12 R Maol Brighde Ua Brolcháin, epscop Arda Macha (d. ?) U2 U1205.2 R Mael Brighte h-Ua h-Eraran (d. 1225) Co 1225.34 R Moel Brigti h. Maicin app Topair Patraic LC LC1225.44 R Moel Brigde .H. Maicin, ap Topuir Patraic C M1225.3 R Maol Bríghde Ua Maiccin ab Topair Padraicc (d. ?) C M1257.2 R Muireadhach mac Maoil Brighde Ui Faircheallaigh comhorba Maedhocc (d. 1265) C M1265.1 R Maol Brighde Uá Gruccáin airchinneach Oile Finn
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