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Subject: [R-M222] Fingola
Date: Thu, 24 Mar 2011 16:40:18 EDT
The documentation for the marriage I mentioned between the line of the
MacLochlainn High Kings of Ireland (m222) and the king of Mann is documented in
the Chronicle of Man and the Isles) - 1164-1225.
Anno McLXXvI. (1176). Johannes de Cursi sibi subjugavit Ultoniam. Eodem
anno Vivianus,0 apostolicte sedis legatus Cardinalis, venit in Manniam, et
legationis sure ofticium coin plens Godredum regem legitime desponsani fecit
cum uxore sua nomine Phingola,d fihia Mac Loden flu Murkartac regis
YbeinniLe, matre scilicet Olavi qui tunc triennis erat. IDe spor~savit autem eos
Silvanus Abbas de Ricualis.
In the year 1176, John de Courcy subdued Ulster. In the same year Vivian,
Cardinal legate of the apostolic See, came to Man, and in the discharge of
his office caused Godred to be united in lawful marriage with his wife, the
daughter of MacLoughlin, son of Muinrough, King of Ireland, who was mother
of Olave then three years old. They were married by Silvanus, Abbot of
That would appear to mean she was a daughter of one of the sons of
Muirchertach MacLochlainn, king of Ireland, who d. 1161. The names are pretty
corrupt in the entry but Murkartac is undoubtedly Muierchertach and Mac Loden
is probably a corrupt form of MacLochlainn.
Four sons of Muirchertach MacLochlainn are named in the pedigrees:
1. Muirchertach (chief, slain 1196)
2. Nial (mentioned in the annals, 1167, 1171,slain 1176).
3. Conchobhar (1169, chief, slain, 1170)
4. Maelsechlainn (1176, chief, 1177, slain, 1185)
She married Godred, king of Mann, who d. 1187. Godred's father was Olave,
king of Mann, who married the daughter of Fergus, King of Galloway, named
Afreca. There were other known connections in this line. For one,
Somerled, king of Argyll, married a daughter of the same Olave, king of Mann
(named Raghnild). A generation later a son of Godred, king of Mann, named
Reginald (d. 1229) had a daughter who married Thomas of Galloway.
That was quite a close knit relationship between the various kings of
Mann, Argyll, the western Isles and Galloway and the M222 MacLochlainn kings
of Ireland, although none of Muirchertach MacLochlainn's sons were High
Kings. The High kingship of Ireland effectively ended shortly thereafter. But
his sons were still kings of the Cenel Eoghainn in Ireland.
I have to wonder if somewhere in this material is a hint at how M222 came