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A woman of Leinster

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Leinster, Ireland
Death: Died in Scotland
Immediate Family:

Wife of Kenneth II of Scotland (King of Alba) and Kenneth II, King of Scots
Mother of Malcolm II "The Destroyer", King of Scots; Dúngal mac Cinaeda; Anleta McAlpin and Dunclina nic Cineada

Occupation: Chronicles indicate she was a Lienster woman.
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About A woman of Leinster

  • Wife of Kenneth II of Scotland
  • Mother of Malcolm II of Scotland

(Some list a Dunclina as their daughter as well, sources please)

Máel Coluim mac Cináeda (Malcolm II) was a son of Cináed mac Maíl Coluim, and the Prophecy of Berchán says that his mother was a woman of Leinster.

Medieval Lands

According to the Foundation of Medieval Genealogy, her name and origin is not known:

MEDIEVAL LANDS m ---. The name of Kenneth's wife is not known.

Kenneth II & his wife had one child:

a) MALCOLM ([954]-Glamis Castle, Angus 25 Nov 1034, bur Isle of Iona).

The 11th century Synchronisms of Flann Mainistreach name (in order) "…Cuillen mac Illiulb, Cinaet mac Maelcolaim, Custantin mac Cuilen, Cinaet mac Duib, Maelcolaim mac Cinaeta" as Scottish kings, dated to the 10th and 11th centuries[147]. The 12th century Cronica Regum Scottorum lists "…Malcolin filius Kinet xxx…" as king[148]. He is named "Malcolmum filium Cyneth regem Scottorum" in the Historia Regem[149]. It is tempting to suggest that either he, or his first cousin with the same name, spent time at the court of Edgar King of England during his youth, as "Malcolm dux" subscribed a charter of King Edgar relating to land in Cambridgeshire and Norfolk dated 970[150], but there is no proof of the co-identity of these persons. He succeeded in 1005 as MALCOLM II King of Scotland.

The Chronicle of John of Fordun records that Grime was killed by Malcolm, son of King Kenneth II, who succeeded as king[151]. He attacked northern England in 1006. King of Lothian from [1016], becoming effective ruler of the whole of Scotland. The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle records that Malcolm submitted to Canute King of England in 1031, along with "two other kings, Mælbeth and Iehmarc"[152]. The Chronicle of John of Fordun defended Cumbria against King Canute, who agreed that it should be ruled by Malcolm´s grandson Duncan[153].

The Annals of Ulster record the death in 1034 of "Mael Coluim son of Cinaed, king of Scotland"[154]. The Annals of Tigernach record the death in 1034 of “Mael-Coluímb son of Cinaed king of Scotland”[155]. The Chronicle of the Scots and Picts dated 1177 records that "Malcolm mac Kynnat Rex" reigned for 30 years, died "in Glammes" and was buried "in Yona"[156]. The Chronicle of the Picts and Scots dated 1251 includes the same information[157].

-------------------- [Suggestions that her name was 'Perth of Leinster' seem to me more likely to be confusions to do with where Kenneth (perhaps she?) died: at Fortevoit,Perth - Sharon] -------------------- Was said to have been a Princess of Leinster by Berchan's Prophesy. --------------------

Sources [S370] Kings & Queens, Neil Grant, (pub 2003 by HarperCollinsPublishers Hammersmith London W6 8JB), p9 (Reliability: 3

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A woman of Leinster's Timeline

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Leinster, Ireland
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Age 15
Scotland
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954
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Dunkeld, Perthshire, Scotland
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The Forgotten Monarchy, , , Scotland
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Scotland
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Scotland
1938
May 22, 1938
Age 111
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