Index of Names in Irish Annals: Roibeard, Roibeárd

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

© 2000-2006 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.1, updated 21 June 2006

Masculine Given Names: Roibeard, Roibeárd


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: 35
Found in Years: 1167, 1169, 1170, 1171, 1211, 1245, 1256, 1267, 1269, 1276, 1279, 1302, 1306, 1307, 1313, 1314, 1315, 1316, 1317, 1322, 1357, 1360, 1365, 1371, 1376, 1386, 1401, 1411, 1413, 1421, 1428, 1433, 1435, 1466, 1468, 1473, 1486, 1519, 1554, 1577, 1582, 1588, 1589, 1597, 1599, 1600, 1601, 1602, 1608

Research Notes:


Further information about the name Roibeard, Roibeárd 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. ?)
MCB1MCB1167.1ANRobeard Mac Sdiamna
MCB1MCB1167.6ANRobeard Mac Sdiamna
MCB1MCB1167.6ANRoibeard Mac Sdiamna
MCB1MCB1167.6ANRoibeard Mac Sdiamna
MCB1MCB1167.8ANRoibeard Mac Sdiamna
UU1169.5ANRoberd mic Stemin
TT1170.8ANRoberd mac Stemni
BM1170.11ANRobert mac Stephni
TT1171.4ANRoberd mac Stemni
FM1599.27ANRobert mac Stiamhna ["Robert Fitz-Stephen "]
(d. ?)
MCB1MCB1167.6ANRoibeard Di Barra
(d. ?)
CM1211.2ANMaoilir mac Roberd
(d. 1211)
CM1211.6ANc-constabla Robeard Dhúncomair ["constable, Robert of Duncomar"]
(d. 1245)
II1245.1ANdomini Roberti de Carru ["lord Robert de Carew"]
(d. 1256)
II1256.2ANRober[d] mac Vlliam Kantatun ["Robert, son of William de Canteton (Condon)"]
(d. ?)
U2U1267.1ANRoibhert D'Uffort, Iustis na h-Erenn
CM1269.10ANRoibert Defort iusdís na h-Erionn
(d. ?)
U2U1276.5Roibert h-Ua Nechtain
LCLC1279.5Roiberd .H. Nechtain, .i. derbrathair Murchada
CM1279.4Roiberd Ua Neachtain derbhrathair Murchaidh
Co1279.6Roibert h. Nechtain
(d. ?)
CoI1316.2ANfilius Roberti Bared
(d. ?)
U2U1302.6SRoibert a Briuis, mormaer
Co1306.6SRoberd a Briuis mormaer Cargi
LCLC1306.6SRoiberd Briuis, mór mhoer Cairrge
II1307.2SRobeard do Brius
U2U1314.2SRoibeat a Briuis, ri Alban
Co1313.4SRoberd Briuis ri Alpan
LCLC1313.3SRoiberd Briuis, rí Alban
Co1314.5SRobert Briuis
LCLC1314.4SRoiberd Briús, .i. rí Alpan
Co1315.2SEdubard mac Roberd Briuis Iarla Cargi
LCLC1315.1SEdbhard mac Iarla Albain .i. mac Roiberd Briuis
LCLC1317.2SRoiberd a Briuis .i. ri Alpan
Co1317.3SRoiberd a Briuis .i. Ri Alpan
CM1317.3SRoiberd A Briús
(d. 1357-1360)
U2U1357.2ANSar Roibert Sabhais
Co1360.6ANSir Roberd Sabais
LC2LC1360.5ANSir Roberd Sabhais
CM1360.3ANSir Roiberd Sabhaoís
(d. 1365)
Co1365.12ANMac Uatin Baret .i. Roberd
LC2LC1365.12ANMac Uatin Baret, .i. Roberd
CM1365.11ANRoiberd Mac Uatin Baired
(d. 1371-1376)
U2U1371.11Roibert h-Ua Ferghail
LC2LC1376.11Roiberd .H. Ferghail
Co1376.12Roiberd h. Fergail
DM1376.6Roibeard Ua Ferghail
(d. 1386)
DM1386.5Roiberd Dúin Domhnainn ["Robert of Dun Domhnainn"]
U3U1386.1Mac Roiberd Duinn Domnainn
(d. ?)
Co1401.5ANGeroit mac Robed Dalutun
LC2LC1401.4ANGeroitt mac Roberd Dalatun
(d. 1411)
Co1411.27RRoberd Muntan espoc na Mide
LC2LC1411.26RRoberd Muntan, espog na Midhe
(d. ?)
Co1421.14Roiberd mac Maidecc
(d. 1428)
U3U1428.1RComhorba Caíllín [unrelated]: .i. Roiberd, comorba
DM1428.3RRoibeard comhorba Caillin
(d. ?)
DM1433.1ANRoiberd Sabhaoís
U3U1433.2ANRoiberd Sabhais
DU1433.2ANRoiberd Sabhais
Co1468.34ANmac Roberd Sabais tigerna Lethe Cathail
DM1468.26ANMac Roberd Sabaoís tighearna Leithe Cathail
(d. 1435)
U3U1413.1Mac Baitin, .i. Roibert Mac Baitin
DM1413.1Mac Baitin (.i. Roiberd)
Co1435.7ANRoberd Bared tigerna Tiri hAmalgaid
DM1435.19Mac Baitin, .i. Roibertt Bairéd tighearna Thíre h-Amalgadha
(d. 1466)
Co1466.22ANRoberd Bared
(d. ?)
Co1473.40Brian mac Roberd Meic Aedacain, ollam brethemon h. Conchobair Duinn & h. Anligi
DM1473.24Brian mac Roibeird Mec Aedhaccáin ollamh Uí Concobhair Dhuinn & Uí Ainlighi
(d. 1486)
U3U1486.23ANmac an t-Shabhaisigh, .i. Roiberd, mac Seínicin Sabhais
(d. ?)
U3U1486.9Prioir Maethla, .i. Ferghal, mac Raghnaill, mic Roiberd, mic an Priora Meg Raghnaill
DM1486.2Prioir Maothla Fergal mac Roiberd Mhég Ragnaill
(d. ?)
LC2LC1519.3Roiberd mac Tommais mhic in Iarla
Co1519.4Roiberd mac Tomais meic an Iarla
(d. in or before 1554)
EM1554.8a comhalta Robert Nugent [Robert Nugent - noted as being the foster-brother of the Earl of Kildare]
(d. 1577)
LC2LC1577.17ANRobert Sabhuis .i. suthsirriam chuindae Sligigh ["Robert Savage, i.e. the sub-sheriff of the county of Sligo"]
(d. ?)
EM1582.16Patricin, Emann, & Roberd, clann Mheic Muiris ["Patrickin, Edmond, and Robert, the sons of Mac Maurice"]
(d. ?)
LC2LC1582.46Roiberd Dilmain
(d. ?)
EM1588.7AN(.i. captin) Uilliam Mussten mac Roibeird ["Captain William Mostin, the son of Robert"]
(d. ?)
LC2LC1589.6Roiberd mac Hanrigh duibh Diluin
(d. ?)
FM1597.8Edo Iustis beinnsi an righ .i. Sir Roibert Gardiner ["the Chief Justice of the King's Queen's Bench, Sir Robert Gardiner"]
FM1597.30ESir Roberd Gardiner Iustis beinnsi an righ amhail ["Sir Robert Gardiner, Justice of the King's Queen's Bench"]
FM1599.47ESir Roberd Gardiner
(d. ?)
FM1599.27Eiarla of Essex (.i. Roberd) ["The Earl of Essex (Robert)"]
FM1599.47Eiarla of Essex
FM1599.47Eiarla of Essex
FM1600.1EAn t-iarla of Essex (.i. Roberd)
(d. ?)
FM1601.51Ecaptin Aodh Mus mac Roibeird
FM1602.2Ecaptin Aodh Muss mac Robeird ["Captain Hugh Mus Mustian, son of Robert"]
(d. ?)
FM1608.2Elá h-Ard marascal na h-Eireann, Robert Uincuel ["the Chief Marshal of Ireland, Robert Wingfield"]

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