Dunclina of Albany (Nic Cineada) - No further input forthcoming, so positioning her as daughter of Kenneth, not Grimus

Started by Sharon Lee Doubell on Thursday, September 27, 2012


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9/27/2012 at 5:58 AM

Dunclina -, the wife of Kenneth, Thane of Lochaber; and mother of (Shakespeare's) Banquo (possibly a fictional character anyway)
- may have been the daughter of either Kenneth II, King of Scots, OR of Grimus, son of KIng Duff.
(Historical proof is equivocal, so initially [July 2011] I created 2 profiles for her in order to document both possible options, hoping for further info to emerge.
So far, none has, so I'm resolving the two profiles into one - a daughter of King Kenneth II; sister of King Malcolm II [Sharon Sep 2012].

All further input is welcomed.

11/28/2012 at 8:25 AM

This Source: http://www.angelfire.com/ok/PeggyAGivens/HiddenManuscripts.html, which could do with backing up from some primary sources, has her as the daughter of King Kenneth III

12/19/2015 at 10:42 PM

James Anderson, Royal Genealogies (1732) gives a different version. It's hard to read but he says Banquo was grandson of Grimus. He says Grimus was a son of Mogallus, brother of Kenneth III, but he says Grimus was "by some call'd Son of K. Duffus [Dubh].

The generation between Grimus and Banquo is male but name unknown.

Geni has a this Grimus here: Grimus Ii Mac Duibh.

Geni has Banquo's mother as Dunclina, daughter of Kenneth II. I have the same solution but provisionally made Dunclina a daughter of Grimus.

Notice that Anderson says Dubh, Kenneth III, and Mogallus were brothers. Other sources say Kenneth III and Grimus were sons of Dubh.


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