'Alpin1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: House of Alpin of Scotland, Mormaers of Moray

Alpin, King of Scots (d 834/843)
m. dau of a Pictish chieftain
1. Kenneth I MacAlpin, King of Scots (d 859/60)
  Kenneth is widely viewed as the first King of the majority of the people in Scotland rather than king of just one of a few tribes.
  A. Constantine I (or II), King of Scots (d 877)
  i. Donald II, King of Scots (d 900)
  a. Malcolm I, King of Scots (d 954)
  (1) Dubh (Duff), King of Scots (d 967)
  (A) Kenneth III, King of Scots (d c25.03.1005)
(i) Gillacomean
  (ii) Givic (d 1005)
  (iii) Boedhe (Bode)
  (a) son
  ((1)) son (d 1032)
  (b) Gruoch
  m1. Gillacomgan, Mormaer of Moray (d 1032) @1@ below
  m2. MacBeth, Mormaer of Moray, King of Scots (b c1005, dsp 15.08.1057) @2@ below
  (B) Malcolm, King of Strathclyde
For the record we note that a son of Duff, ie. "MacDuff", is often identified as the progenitor of the early Earls of Fife. However, TSP (Fife) specifically discounts his existence as a literary creation and concludes "Of the existence, then, of Macduff, Thane or Earl of Fife, there is not a particle of proof." Dufagan or Beth), whom we show as the first of the early Earls, is sometimes shown as son of MacDuff but that connection must be unsound if MacDuff himself did not exist! §T§
  (2) Kenneth II, King of Scots (d 995)
  (A) Dungal (d 999)
  (B) Malcolm II, King of Scots (b c954, d 25.11.1034)
  (i) Bethoc (b 984, d 1045) EGHJRSWY
  m. (c1000) Crinan, Thane, Lay Abbot of Dunkeld (b c975, d 1045) EGHJRSWY
  Ancestors of later Kings and Queens of the Scots.
  (ii) Donada
  m. Finlay MacRoray, Mormaer (Earl) of Moray (d 1020) @3@ below
  (iii) daughter JRY
  m. (1005) Sigurd 'the Stout', Earl of Orkney (d 23.04.1014) JRY
  (3) Beatrice --
  m. Menyne or Crynyne, Abthane of Dull (d c960) --
  B. Aedh, King of Scots (d 878)
  i. Constantine II (or III), King of Scots (d 942)
  a. Cellach (d 937)
  b. Indulf, King of Scots (d 962)
  (1) Olaf (d 977)
(2) Eochaid (d 971)
  (3) Cuilean (Colin), King of Scots (d 971)
  (A) Constantine III (or IV), King of Scots (d 997)
  (B) Malcolm
  c. daughter
  m. Olaf, King of York (d 941)
  d. Donald identified in Douglas's 'Baronage of Scotland' (Macgregor of Macgregor)
  (1) Malvina
  m. Constantine (d c940) @4@ just below
  ii. Donald, King of Strathclyde
  C. daughter
  m. Olaf the White, King of Dublin
  D. daughter
  m. Aedh, King of Ireland
  E. daughter
  m. Rum, King of Strathclyde
  i. Eocha, King of Scots (d 889)
2. Donald I, King of Scots (d 863)
  A. Giric
The following connection comes from the article on 'Macgregor of Macgregor' in Sir Robert Douglas's 'Baronage of Scotland' (1798). However, as reported on Macgregor01, that pedigree is not supported by modern versions.
3. Gregor MacAlpin
  A. Dongallus (Doun-gheill) MacAlpin (d c900)
  m. Spontana (sister of Duncan, a king in Ireland)
i. Constantine MacAlpin (d c940)
  m. Malvina (dau of Donald, son of Constantine II) @4@ just above
  a. Gregor MacAlpin (d 961, standard bearer)
  m. Dorvigella
  (1) John ('Eion More') MacAlpin (d c1004)
  m. Alpina (dau of Angus/Aeneas) @5@ just below
  (A) Gregor MacAlpin of Glenurchy (d 1040)
  m. _ Campbell (dau of _ Campbell of Lochow)
(2) Malcolm
  ii. Findanus ancestor of Macfindans, Macfingons and Mackinnons
  B. Gorbreda of Corbredus ancestor of Macguaries/Macquaries in Scotland and Macguires in Ireland
4. Achaius MacAlpin
  A. ??
  i. ??
  a. Angus or Aeneas
  (1) Alpina
  m. John ('Eion More') MacAlpin (d c1004) @5@ just above



For convenience, we show here the family of the ancient Mormaers (Earls) of Moray, some of whom were Kings of the Scots.
1. Finlay (Findlaech), Mormaer of Moray (d 1020)
  m. Donada (dau of Malcolm II, King of Scots) @3@ above
  A. MacBeth, Mormaer of Moray, King of Scots (b c1005, dsp 15.08.1057)
  m. Gruoch (dau of Boedhe) @2@ above
2. Maelbrighde
  A. Malcolm, Mormaer of Moray (d 1029)
  B. Gillecomgan, Mormaer of Moray (d 1032)
  m. Gruoch (dau of Boedhe) @1@ above
  i. Lulach, Mormaer of Moray, King of Scots (d 17.03.1058)
  a. Malsnechtai (d 1085)
b. daughter
  m. Eth (Aedh or Heth), Earl of Moray
  (1) Angus, Earl of Moray (d 1130)
  TSP (Moray) reports that "By this Earl's death the ancient Celtic line of the Mormaers or Earls of Moray came to an end". It is therefore highly unlikely that he had legitimate male issue. The following Richard has been shown as son of Angus so, if that connection is valid, Richard must have been illegitimate.
  (A) Richard of Moray (de Moravia), lord of Newton
  (2) Malcolm, Earl of Ross
  (A) Donald
  (i) Kenneth (d c1130)
  (3) Gruaidh of Moray
  m. William MacWilliam FitzDuncan of Egremont

Main source(s):
(1) "The Royal Line of Succession" by Pitkin Guides Ltd (1996 reprint, ISBN 0-85372-404-0)
(2) "Monarchs of Scotland" by Stewart Ross. Published by Lochar Publishing Ltd, Moffat, in 1990. ISBN 0-948403-22-5 (0-948403-38-1 ppbk)
(3) BP1934 (Kings of Scotland), TSP (Moray)
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