by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O'Brien)
© 2000-2006 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.2, updated 09 September 2006
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:||Magnus|
|Middle Irish Gaelic (c900-c1200) genitive form:||Magnusa|
|Early Modern Irish Gaelic (c1200-c1700) nominative form:||Maghnus|
|Early Modern Irish Gaelic (c1200-c1700) genitive form:||Maghnusa|
|Number of men found in the annals with this name:||16|
|Found in Years:||732, 1102, 1103, 1126, 1128, 1165, 1169, 1170, 1171, 1175, 1181, 1189, 1201, 1211, 1242, 1254, 1260, 1268, 1278, 1303, 1307, 1310, 1321, 1340, 1356, 1360, 1403, 1414, 1444, 1449, 1452, 1459, 1461, 1468, 1495, 1506|
Further information about the name Magnus / Maghnus, 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. 732) U U732.6 Magnus philosophus Hiberniae, nepos Mithrebtha ["Magnus, grandson of Míthrebtha, philosopher of Ireland"] (d. 1103) U U1102.7 N Maghnus ri Lochlainni T T1102.8 N Magnus CS CS1102 N Magnus rí Lochlainne U U1103.6 N Maghnus ri Lochlainni CS CS1103 N Magnus rí Loclainne (d. 1126-1128) T T1128.2 N Maghnus mac Maic Lochlaind, rí Ceneoil Eogain & an Tuaisceirt MCB1 MCB1126.8 Magnus mhac Ardgair Mic Lochlainn B M1128.20 Maghnus mac mic Lochlainn, tigherna Chenéil n-Eoghain & an Tuaisceirt (d. 1165) U U1165.11 Maghnus h-Ua Canannan, ri Ceineoil Conaill B M1165.1 Maghnas Ua Canannáin, tigherna Cenel Conaill (d. 1171) B M1169.10 Maghnus Ua Eochadha, rí Uladh U U1170.6 Maghnus Mac Duinn Sleibhe B M1170. Maghnus Ua h-Eochadha, rí Uladh U U1171.5 Magnus Mac Duinn Sleibhe T T1171.7 Maghnus Ua h-Eochada, rí Ulad B M1171.11 Maghnus mac Duinn Sleibhe Uí Eochadha (d. 1175) U U1175.8 Maghnus h-Ua Mael Sheachnaill (d. 1181) U U1181.10 da mac Toirrdelbaigh h-Ui Concobair, .i., Brian Luighnech & Magnus ["two sons of Toirrdelbach Ua Concobair, namely, Briain of Luighni and Magnus"] (d. ?) I I1189.4 Magnus Ua h-Innacta (d. 1201) C M1201.5 Maghnus mac Diarmada Uí Lachlainn (d. 1211) I I1211.5 Magnus Úa Caím (d. 1242) MCB2 MCB1242.7 Magnus O Muireadhaigh (d. 1254) C M1254.9 Maghnus Ua Gadhra (d. 1260) C M1260.7 Maghnus mac Aodha Mecc Oireachtaigh (d. 1268) C M1268.6 Maghnus Mag Oirechtaigh taoiseach Cloinne Tomaltaigh (d. 1278) U2 U1278.2 Magnus Mac Cuinn (d. 1303) Co 1303.9 Magnus Mag Samradan dux Tellaig Echach (d. 1307) Co 1307.15 Magnus Mag Orechtaig (d. 1310) U2 U1310.3 Maghnus mac Domnaill h-Ui Eaghra (d. ?) LC LC1321.5 Magnus Ua h-Anluain, ri Orther (d. 1340) LC LC1340.7 Magnus mac Cathail mic Domhnaill .H. Chonchobhair (d. ?) U2 U1356.6 Magnus Meblach h-Ua Domnaill ["Maghnus Ua Domnaill the Guileful<">] (d. 1360) U2 U1360.2 Magnus Eoganach h-Ua Domnaill (d. 1403) MCB3 MCB1403.3 Magnus h. Neachtain (d. 1414) Co 1414.18 Magnus mac Domnaill, tech aiged Tiri Fiachrach Muaide (d. 1444) D M1444.12 Magnus Mhág Mhathgamhna adhbhar tighearna Oirghiall (d. 1449) D M1449.5 Maghnus Buidhe mac Cairpre meic Duinn Mheg Uidhir (d. 1452) D M1452.23 Ua Duibhgennan Baile Cailleadh Foghair, .i. Magnus mac Maoileachlainn Ruaidh (d. 1459) D M1459.12 Ua Cúirnin, Maghnus, ollamh Uí Ruairc lé Seancus ["O'Cuirnin, Manus, Chief Historian to O'Rourke"] (d. 1461) D M1461.4 Magnus mac Briain mic Domhnaill mic Muircertaigh tighearna Cairbre (d. 1468) D M1468.6 Ua Cathain .i. Magnus (d. 1495) D M1495.4 Maghnus mac Eoghain Ruaidh Mec Maghnusa tighearna Tíre Tuathail Maoilgairbh (d. 1506) E M1506.4 Maghnas mac Gofradha Ruaidh Még Uidhir
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