Index of Names in Irish Annals: Séarlas, Séarlus

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

© 2000-2006 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.2, updated 29 June 2006

Masculine Given Names: Séarlas, Séarlus


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:

Note: See also Carlus.

Frequency & Dates:

Number of men found in the annals with this name: 6
Found in Years: 1233, 1260, 1307, 1309, 1340, 1371, 1600, 1602

Research Notes:


Further information about the name Séarlas, Séarlus 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. 1233)
U2U1233.3Serlus mac Cathail h-Ui Conchobuir
LCLC1233.8Sérlus mac Cathail Gaill
LCLC1233.8Serlus mac Cathail Gaill h-I Conchobair
CT1233Cerlas mac Cathil Gal u Conuir
CT1233Cerlas uac Cathil Gal
Co1233.6Cerlus mac Cathail Goill h. Conchobair
CM1233.5Serlus mac Cathail Gaill Uí Concobhair
(d. 1260)
LCLC1260.1Carrthalus mac an espuic h-I Mhuiredhaigh
Co1260.2Carulus mac in espuic h. Muredaig
CM1260.4Carrolus mac an Espuicc Uí Muireadhaigh
(d. 1340)
LCLC1307.10Carrtholus mac an Liathanaigh h-I Conchobair
Co1307.12Carulus mac in Liathanaig h. Conchobair
MCB2MCB1309.5Cathal mac in Liathanaidh, ab na Trinoide
U2U1340.9Cathal Mac in Liathanaigh, ab na Trinoide
(b. 1371, d. ?)
U2U1371.11Carolus Magnus Mac Maghnusa
(d. ?)
FM1600.2ESir Serlus Blunt Lord Mountioy
FM1602.38ELord Leutenant general coccaidh na h-Ereann (.i. Charles Blunt .i. lord Mountioy)
(d. ?)
FM1600.30Egobernóir Ciarraighe .i. Sir Serlus Uolment
FM1602.12Ean gobernóir ciarraigheach .i. Sir Serlus Uelment

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