by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O'Brien)
© 2000-2011 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.0, updated 13 November 2015
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:
|Early Modern Irish Gaelic (c1200-c1700) nominative form:||Ualtar, Uailtéar, Baltar|
|Early Modern Irish Gaelic (c1200-c1700) genitive form:||Ualtair, Baltair|
|Number of men found in the annals with this name:||9|
|Found in Years:||1209, 1219, 1220, 1234, 1235, 1241, 1308, 1425, 1427, 1432, 1473, 1489, 1492, 1493, 1495, 1506, 1513, 1514, 1532, 1541, 1542, 1557|
Further information about the name Uailtéar 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.
[Standardized form of this man's name] Annals Entry Context Citation (formatting preserved) (d. 1241) C M1209.3 AN Ualtra De Lati C M1219.4 AN Ualtra De Laty C M1220.5 AN Ualtra De Lacy Co 1234.3 AN Ualtra de Laci tigerna na Mide C M1234.6 AN Ualtra De Laci tighearna na Midhe Co 1241.8 AN Ualtra de Laci tigerna na Mide ["Walter de Lacy, Lord of Meath"] C M1241.7 AN Ualtra De Lati tigherna Midhe (d. ?) Co 1235.8 AN Ualtra Rittabard ["Walter Riddesford"] C M1235.6 AN Ualtra Rittabard (d. ?) Co 1308.4 Tomag Mac Baltair Constapla Bonu Finne ["Tomag Mac Walter, Constable of Buninna"] C M1308.2 Tomas Mac Ualtair constapla Bhuin Fhinne (d. 1425) U3 U1425.6 S Muiredach Sdibhard, .i. prinnsa na h-Alban, do mhilliudh & a mac, .i. Ualtar D M1425.5 S Ri Alban .i. Muiredhach Stiuard, & a mhac .i. Ualtar Stiuard ["The King, recte Regent of Scotland, i.e. Muireadhach Stewart, and his son, Walter Stewart"] (taken prisoner in 1432, d. ?) D M1427.13 Ualtar Topín ["Walter Tobin"] D M1432.21 Ualtar Toibin (d. ?) Co 1473.36 Ualter mac Meic Dubgaill D 1473.19 Ualtar Mac Dubhghaill (d. 1506) U3 U1489.1 Ualtar, mac Cormuic, mic Sheínícín Mic Uibhilin Co 1489.5 Ualtuir Mac Uibilin LC2 LC1489.4 Ualtair mac Uibhilin D M1489.25 Ualtar mac Corbmaic mic Seinicín mec Uidhilín U3 U1492.23 Ualtar Mac Uibilin Co 1492.11 Ualtair Mac Uibhilín LC2 LC1492.12 Baltar mac Uibelin D M1492.13 Ualtar Mac Uidhilín U3 U1493.13 Ualtar, mac Cormaic, mic Seinicin Mic Uibilin U3 U1495.19 le Mac Uibilin, .i. le Ualtar, mac Cormaic, mic Seinicin Mic Uibílin U3 U1495.35 le Mac Uibhilín, .i. le Ualtur, mac Cormaic, mic Seinícin Mic Uibhilin U3 U1506.9 Mac Uibhilin, .i. Ualtar, mac Cormaic, mic Séinicin Mic Uibhilin Co 1506.2 Mac Uibilin .i. Ualtair LC2 LC1506.1 Mac Uibhilín .i. Bhaltair E M1506.7 Mac Uidhilín .i. Ualtar mac Corbmaic mic Seinicin U3 U1513.17 cloinn h-Ualtair Mic Uibilín Co 1513.13 clainn Ualter Meic Uibilin LC2 LC1513.12 clainn Ualtair mic Uibhilín E M1513.10 chloinn Ualtair Mhec Uidhilín U3 U1513.18 Alustar, mac Ualtair Mic Uibilín U3 U1514.11 cloinn Bhaltair Mic Uibilín [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.] Co 1514.14 clainn Ualter Meic Uibilin LC2 LC1514.14 clainn Ualtair mic Uibhilín (d. 1532) U3 U1532.18 Mac Uibhilin, .i. Geroid, mac Ualtair Co 1532.13 Mac Uibilin .i. Ualter mac Geroid LC2 LC1532.12 Mac Uidhilín .i. Ualtar mac Geróid E M1532.6 Mac Uidhlín Ualtar mac Geróitt Co 1541.4 Mac Uibhelin .i. Rúghraide mac Ualter E M1541.6 Mhac Uidhilín .i. Rudhraighe mac Ualtair Co 1542.9 Mac Uibhelin .i. Rugraidhe mac Ualtair LC2 LC1542.10 Mac Uibhilín .i. Rughraidhe mac Ualtair E M1542.12 Mac Uidilín (.i. Rudhraighe mac Ualtair) E M1542.13 Mac Uidhilín .i. Rudhraighe mac Ualtair (d. ?) E M1557.14 Ualtar mac Murchaidh
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