Bethoc

Female 984 - 1049  (65 years)


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  • Name Bethoc  
    Born 984  Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Female 
    Alt Death 1045  [5
    Also Known As Bethoc McAlpin  [4
    Died 15 Sep 1049  Dunkeld, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I51103  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 26 Sep 2019 

    Father Malcolm II of Scotland, High King of Scotland,   b. ~0954, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1034, Glamis, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years) 
    Mother Aefgifu,   b. Ossory, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. (Scotland) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Y  [5, 6, 7
    Family ID F19038  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Crinan of Dunkeld, Abbot of Dunkeld,   b. ~976,   d. 1045, Dunkeld, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1000  (Perthshire, Scotland) Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8
    Children 
     1. Duncan I of Scotland, King of Alba,   b. ~1001, (Dunkeld, Scotland) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1040, Elgin, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 39 years)
     2. Maldred, King of Cumbria
    Last Modified 19 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F19036  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 984 - Perthshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1000 - (Perthshire, Scotland) Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Sep 1049 - Dunkeld, Perthshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • British Aristocracy
      Beth‚oc MacAlpin was a member of aristocracy in the British Isles.
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      Contents
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      1 Biography
      1.1 Medieval Lands
      1.1.1 Issue
      1.2 Wikipedia, English
      2 Research Notes
      3 Sources
      Biography
      Beth‚oc ingen Ma‚il Coluim meic Cin‚aeda

      Parents: Malcolm II of Scotland and his wife.
      Spouse: Cr‚in‚an of Dunkeld, Mormaer of Atholl
      Children:
      1. Duncan I, King of Scotland
      2. Maldred of Allerdale
      3. daughter(s)?
      Medieval Lands
      http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/SCOTLAND.htm#_Toc253996182
      Beth‚oc was the wife of Cr‚in‚an: CRINAN "the Thane" (-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 "Cr‚on‚an abbot of D‚un Caillen" was killed in 1045 in "a battle between the Scots themselves"[204]. The Annals of Tigernach record that ďCr‚inan abbot of DunkeldĒ was killed in 1045 in ďa battle between the men of Scotland on one roadĒ[205].

      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"[206]. 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[207]. The Chronicle of John of Fordun records that King Malcolm II had "an only daughterÖBeatrice who married Crynyne Abthane of Dul and Steward of the IslesÖin some annals, by a blunder of the writerÖabbot of Dul"[208].

      Issue
      Crinan & Bethoc had two children:

      i) DUNCAN ([1001]-killed in battle either Bothganowan/Pitgaveny, near Elgin, or Burghead 14 Aug 1040, bur Isle of Iona). His parentage is confirmed by the Annals of Ulster which record the death of "Donnchad son of Cr‚in‚an, king of Scotland" in 1040[209]. The Chronicle of John of Fordun names "Duncan" as son of "Crynyne Abthane of Dul and Steward of the Isles" and his wife[210]. He succeeded in 1018 as King of Strathclyde. He succeeded his maternal grandfather in 1034 as DUNCAN I King of Scotland.

      ii) MALDRED (-killed in battle [1045]). His parentage is confirmed by Simeon of Durham who records the marriage of "Maldred the son of Crinan"[211]. Lord of Allerdale. Regent of Strathclyde 1034/35.

      Wikipedia, English
      Beth‚oc ingen Ma‚il Coluim meic Cin‚aeda was the eldest daughter of King M‚ael Coluim mac Cin‚aeda, King of Scots, who had no known sons.

      The strongest hereditary claim of succession to the Scottish throne therefore passed through Beth‚oc. Approximately 1000, Princess Beth‚oc married Cr‚in‚an, Abbot of Dunkeld. The first son of this marriage was Donnchad I, who ascended to the throne of Scotland in 1034. Early writers have asserted that M‚ael Coluim also designated Donnchad as his successor under the rules of tanistry because there were other possible claimants to the throne.

      Her sister Olith was married to Jarl Sigurd the Stout of Orkney, and the other sister Donada to Findl‚aech, the Mormaer of Moireabh.

      She is not to be confused with Beth‚oc ingen Domnaill Bain meic Donnchada.

      She gained the title of Heiress of Scone. As a result of her marriage, Bethoc of Scotland was styled as Lady of Atholl.

      It is possible that Beth‚oc had previously been married to Jarl Sigurd the Stout of Orkney, and to Findl‚aech, the Mormaer of Moireabh. She is not to be confused with Beth‚oc ingen Domnaill Bain meic Donnchada.

      Research Notes
      Citation needed for spare husband and surplus kids.

      The name of Beth‚oc's mother is not known.

      Sources
      Nigel Tranter has a pretty good book on the subject as well, "Macbeth the King" and it is far more readable than Dorothy Dunnett's. Tranter thinks that Thorfinn and Macbeth are halfbrothers, possibly sons of Malcolm II of
      Scotland 's daughter Dovada. Duncan is their cousin son of Malcolm II's other daughter Bethoc.

      It is possible that Beth‚oc had previously been married to Jarl Sigurd the Stout of Orkney, and to Findl‚aech, the Mormaer of Moireabh.
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bethoc
      Bethoc av Skottland, eller Beth‚oc ingen Ma‚il Coluim meic Cin‚aeda, var den eldste datteren til kong M‚ael Coluim mac Cin‚aeda (Malcolm II av Skottland) som ikke hadde noen s≤nner.
      Det sterkeste arvelige krav til Ía etterf≤lge som skottenes konge gikk derfor via Beth‚oc. Omtrent rundt Íar 1000 giftet prinsesse Beth‚oc seg med Cr‚in‚an av Dunkeld, lekmannsabbed og muligens mormaer. Den f≤rste s≤nnen av dette ekteskapet ble Donnchad mac Cr‚in‚ain (Duncan I av Skottland) som overtok den skotske tronen i 1034. Tidlige skribenter har ogsÍa forfektet at M‚ael Coluim mac Cin‚aeda (Malcolm II av Skottland) selv hadde utsett Donnchad som sin etterf≤lger under reglene om tanisteri ettersom det var andre mulige krav til tronen. Det er mulig at Beth‚oc tidligere hadde vĶrt gift med jarl Sigurd Lodvesson (kalt den digre eller staute) av Orkn≤yene, og med Findl‚aech, mormaer av Moireabh. Beth‚oc mÍa ikke forveksles med Beth‚oc ingen Domnaill Bain meic Donnchada, en datter av Donald III av Skottland.
      https://www.stirnet.com/genie/data/british/aa/alpin1.php
      Anderson, Marjorie Ogilvy: Kings and Kingship in Early Scotland, 1973
      Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Family: A Complete Genealogy (London, U.K.: The Bodley Head, 1999), page 177-178.
      Richard Glanville-Brown, online , Richard Glanville-Brown (RR 2, Milton, Ontario, Canada), downloaded 17 August 2005.
      The Oxford History of the British Monarchy ,
      http://www.thepeerage.com/p10289.htm#i102883

      end of this biography [4]
    • Beth‚oc ingen Ma‚il Coluim meic Cin‚aeda was the elder daughter of M‚ael Coluim mac Cin‚aeda, King of Scots, and the mother of his successor, Duncan I.

      Biography

      Beth‚oc was the eldest daughter of the Malcolm II of Scotland, who had no known surviving sons. She married Cr‚in‚an, Abbot of Dunkeld. Their older son, Donnchad I, ascended to the throne of Scotland around 1034. Malcolm's youngest daughter married Sigurd Hlodvirsson, Earl of Orkney.[1] Early writers have asserted that M‚ael Coluim also designated Donnchad as his successor under the rules of tanistry because there were other possible claimants to the throne.

      In this period, the Scottish throne still passed in Picto-Gaelic matrilineal fashion, from brother to brother, uncle to nephew, and cousin to cousin.

      Beth‚oc
      Spouse Cr‚in‚an, Abbot of Dunkeld
      Issue Duncan I, King of Alba
      Maldred of Allerdale
      House House of Alpin
      Father Malcolm II, King of Alba

      end of biography [2]

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