Index of Names in Irish Annals: Petrus / Peadruis, Peadrais

by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O'Brien)

© 2000-2006 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.1, updated 28 September 2006

Masculine Given Names: Petrus / Peadruis, Peadrais


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:

Frequency & Dates:

Number of men found in the annals with this name: 7
Found in Years: 1171, 1243, 1302, 1306, 1307, 1312, 1322, 1330, 1390, 1447, 1495

Research Notes:

Woulfe (p. 399 s.n. Mac P.eadruis) says that the surname Mac Pheadruis has the meaning "'son of Petrus' (the Latin form of Peter)"


Further information about the name Petrus / Peadruis, Peadrais may be found in:

The Sources page lists the Annals referenced below. Information about secondary sources is included on that page as well.

Raw Data

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.

ANindicates a member of an Anglo-Norman family
ASindicates an Anglo-Saxon
Nindicates a Norseman
Pindicates a Pict
Rindicates a person holding a religious office
Sindicates 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 , e, in the entries below) sometimes represents e and sometimes ea depending upon the context of the text.

AnnalsEntryContextCitation (formatting preserved)
(d. ?)
UU1171.11RPetrus h-Ua Mordha, episcopus h-Ua Maine Connacht
II1171.6RPetrus, epscop Cluana Ferta Brenaind
LCLC1171.8RPetrus espuc O Maine Connacht
BM1171.1RPetrus Ua Mórdha, epscop Cluana Ferta Brénainn
(d. 1243)
Co1243.5Petras Mac Craith
LCLC1243.6Pétrus Mhág Craith
CM1243.1Petrus Mac Raith
(d. 1302-1306)
U2U1302.11RPetrus O Tuathalan, bicair Cille Espuic Broin
CM1306.2RPetrus Ó Tuathalain biocaire Chille Espuicc Broin
(d. 1312)
II1307.3EPetrus Gabarstun
LCLC1312.4EPetrus Capusdún
Co1312.5EPetrus Cabaston
(d. 1322)
CM1322.15RPetrus Ó Breslén ollamh breithemhan Fer Manach
(d. 1330)
CM1330.12Pétrus mac comarba Maedhóige
(d. ?)
U3U1447.8Eogan, mac Pedrais, mic Saerdalaigh h-Ui Breislen, .i. ollam breithemhan Fer Manach & ard airchinnech Airigh Mhaelain
DM1447.13Eoghan mac Pedrais mic Saordhalaigh Ui Breislén ollamh brethemhan Fer Manach & ard- airchindeach Airigh Mhaoláin
U3U1495.32h-Ua Breislen [unrelated], .i. Eogan, mac Eogain, mic Pedrais, mic Saerdhalaigh, .i. breithim Meg Uidhir & oirchinnech ar trian Daire Mhaelain
DM1495.18Mac an Baird Tíre Conaill, .i. Aedh, Ó Breislein, Eoghan mac Eoghain mic Petrais ollamh Még Uidhir lé breithemhnus
(d. 1390)
U3U1390.7RPetrus h-Ua h-Eogain, deganach Locha h-Eirne
DM1390.2RPetrus Ua h-Eoghain deccánach Locha h-Erne

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