Index of Names in Irish Annals: Ualtar, Uailtéar, Baltar

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

Masculine Given Names: Ualtar, Uailtéar, Baltar


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: 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

Research Notes:


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.

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.

[Standardized form of this man's name]
AnnalsEntryContextCitation (formatting preserved)
(d. 1241)
CM1209.3ANUaltra De Lati
CM1219.4ANUaltra De Laty
CM1220.5ANUaltra De Lacy
Co1234.3ANUaltra de Laci tigerna na Mide
CM1234.6ANUaltra De Laci tighearna na Midhe
Co1241.8ANUaltra de Laci tigerna na Mide ["Walter de Lacy, Lord of Meath"]
CM1241.7ANUaltra De Lati tigherna Midhe
(d. ?)
Co1235.8ANUaltra Rittabard ["Walter Riddesford"]
CM1235.6ANUaltra Rittabard
(d. ?)
Co1308.4Tomag Mac Baltair Constapla Bonu Finne ["Tomag Mac Walter, Constable of Buninna"]
CM1308.2Tomas Mac Ualtair constapla Bhuin Fhinne
(d. 1425)
U3U1425.6SMuiredach Sdibhard, .i. prinnsa na h-Alban, do mhilliudh & a mac, .i. Ualtar
DM1425.5SRi 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. ?)
DM1427.13Ualtar Topín ["Walter Tobin"]
DM1432.21Ualtar Toibin
(d. ?)
Co1473.36Ualter mac Meic Dubgaill
D1473.19Ualtar Mac Dubhghaill
(d. 1506)
U3U1489.1Ualtar, mac Cormuic, mic Sheínícín Mic Uibhilin
Co1489.5Ualtuir Mac Uibilin
LC2LC1489.4Ualtair mac Uibhilin
DM1489.25Ualtar mac Corbmaic mic Seinicín mec Uidhilín
U3U1492.23Ualtar Mac Uibilin
Co1492.11Ualtair Mac Uibhilín
LC2LC1492.12Baltar mac Uibelin
DM1492.13Ualtar Mac Uidhilín
U3U1493.13Ualtar, mac Cormaic, mic Seinicin Mic Uibilin
U3U1495.19le Mac Uibilin, .i. le Ualtar, mac Cormaic, mic Seinicin Mic Uibílin
U3U1495.35le Mac Uibhilín, .i. le Ualtur, mac Cormaic, mic Seinícin Mic Uibhilin
U3U1506.9Mac Uibhilin, .i. Ualtar, mac Cormaic, mic Séinicin Mic Uibhilin
Co1506.2Mac Uibilin .i. Ualtair
LC2LC1506.1Mac Uibhilín .i. Bhaltair
EM1506.7Mac Uidhilín .i. Ualtar mac Corbmaic mic Seinicin
U3U1513.17cloinn h-Ualtair Mic Uibilín
Co1513.13clainn Ualter Meic Uibilin
LC2LC1513.12clainn Ualtair mic Uibhilín
EM1513.10chloinn Ualtair Mhec Uidhilín
U3U1513.18Alustar, mac Ualtair Mic Uibilín
U3U1514.11cloinn Bhaltair Mic Uibilín [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.]
Co1514.14clainn Ualter Meic Uibilin
LC2LC1514.14clainn Ualtair mic Uibhilín
(d. 1532)
U3U1532.18Mac Uibhilin, .i. Geroid, mac Ualtair
Co1532.13Mac Uibilin .i. Ualter mac Geroid
LC2LC1532.12Mac Uidhilín .i. Ualtar mac Geróid
EM1532.6Mac Uidhlín Ualtar mac Geróitt
Co1541.4Mac Uibhelin .i. Rúghraide mac Ualter
EM1541.6Mhac Uidhilín .i. Rudhraighe mac Ualtair
Co1542.9Mac Uibhelin .i. Rugraidhe mac Ualtair
LC2LC1542.10Mac Uibhilín .i. Rughraidhe mac Ualtair
EM1542.12Mac Uidilín (.i. Rudhraighe mac Ualtair)
EM1542.13Mac Uidhilín .i. Rudhraighe mac Ualtair
(d. ?)
EM1557.14Ualtar mac Murchaidh

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