Crinan Steward of the Western Isles, Mormaer of Atholl


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1. Bethoc Lady of Atholl

Crinan Steward of the Western Isles, Mormaer of Atholl

  • Marriage (1): Bethoc Lady of Atholl about 1000
  • Died: 1045

   Cause of his death was Killed in battle.

   Another name for Crinan was Crinan "the Thane".

  General Notes:

CRINAN "the Thane", son of --- (-killed in battle 1045). The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified. Abthane of Dule. Lay abbot of Dunkeld. Steward of the Western Isles. Mormaer of Atholl. He was killed fighting King Macbeth. The Annals of Ulster record that "Crónán abbot of Dún Caillen" was killed in 1045 in "a battle between the Scots themselves". The Annals of Tigernach record that "Crínan abbot of Dunkeld" was killed in 1045 in "a battle between the men of Scotland on one road".

m ([1000]) BETHOC, daughter of MALCOLM II King of Scotland & his wife ---. The "Genealogy of King William the Lyon" dated 1175 names "Betoch filii Malcolmi" as parent of "Malcolmi filii Dunecani". The Chronicle of the Scots and Picts dated 1177 names "Cran Abbatis de Dunkelden et Bethok filia Malcolm mac Kynnet" as parents of King Duncan. The Chronicle of John of Fordun records that King Malcolm II had "an only daughter…Beatrice who married Crynyne Abthane of Dul and Steward of the Isles…in some annals, by a blunder of the writer…abbot of Dul".

Crinan & his wife had two children: Duncan and Maldred.

Crinan married Bethoc Lady of Atholl, daughter of Máel Coluim mac Cináeda King Malcolm II of Scotland and Unknown, about 1000.

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