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Crínán mac Donnchad, of Dunkeld

Also Known As: "Grimus", "Albanach", "The Thane", "Lay abbot of the diocese of Dunkeld", "Crínán - progenitor of the House of Dunkeld", ""The Thane" Mac Donnchad", "Of Dunkeld"
Birthdate: (69)
Birthplace: Atholl, Perthshire, Scotland
Death: 1045 (65-73)
Dunkeld, Perthshire, Scotland (killed in battle in 1045 at Dunkeld)
Place of Burial: Dunkeld, Perthshire, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of Duncan of Atholl, Mormaer of Atholl
Husband of Bethóc ingen Maíl Coluim meic Cináeda
Father of Duncan I, King of Scots and Maldred mac Crínán, Earl of Dunbar
Brother of Grim, Thane of Strathearn; Dunegal "Duncan" Eryvine; Niccrinan mac Donnchadh of Atholl; Lady Leinster and Seward Northumberland

Occupation: Lay abbot of the diocese of Dunkeld, and perhaps the Mormaer of Atholl., Lay abbot of Dunkeld & Governor of the Scots Islands., Abbé laïc, de Dule, Prêtre, Comte, d'Atholl, Abbot of Dunkeld, Clergy; Royalty, Crinán was Lay Abbot of Dunkeld, LZG9-Q78
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About Crínán of Dunkeld

CRINAN "the Thane", son of --- (-killed in battle 1045). Abthane of Dule. Lay abbot of Dunkeld. Steward of the Western Isles. Mormaer of Atholl. He was killed fighting King Macbeth. 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"[131].

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[132].

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"[133].

Lady of Atholl. (Cawley's Medlands)

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 Crínán, 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. (Cawley’s Medlands)

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. (Cawley’s Medlands)

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Crínán of Dunkeld

Crínán of Dunkeld (died 1045) was the lay abbot of the diocese of Dunkeld, and perhaps the Mormaer of Atholl. Crínán was progenitor of the House of Dunkeld, the dynasty which would rule Scotland until the later 13th century. Crinán was married to Bethoc, daughter of King Malcolm II of Scotland (reigned 1005–1034). As Malcolm II had no son, the strongest hereditary claim to the Scottish throne descended through Bethóc, and Crinán's eldest son Donnchad I (reigned 1034–1040), became King of Scots. Some sources indicate that Malcolm II designated Duncan as his successor under the rules of tanistry because there were other possible claimants to the throne. Crinán's second son, Maldred of Allerdale, held the title of Lord of Cumbria. It is said that from him, the Earls of Dunbar, for example Patrick Dunbar, 9th Earl of Dunbar, descend in unbroken male line. Crinán was killed in battle in 1045 at Dunkeld. Sir Iain Moncreiffe argued he belonged to a Scottish sept of the Irish Cenél Conaill royal dynasty.(Sir Iain Moncreiffe of that Ilk, The Highland Clans. Part II. 1982. p. 236)

Crinán as Lay Abbot of Dunkeld

The monastery of Saint Columba was founded on the north bank of the River Tay in the 6th century or early 7th century following the expedition of Columba into the land of the Picts. Probably originally constructed as a simple group of wattle huts, the monastery - or at least its church - was rebuilt in the 9th century by Kenneth I of Scotland (reigned 843–858). Caustantín of the Pictsbrought Scotland's share of the relics of Columba from Iona to Dunkeld at the same time others were taken to Kells in Ireland, to protect them from Viking raids. Dunkeld became the prime bishopric in eastern Scotland until supplanted in importance by St Andrews since the 10th century. While the title of Hereditary Lay Abbot was a feudal position that was often exercised in name only, Crinán does seem to have acted as Abbot in charge of the monastery in his time. He was thus a man of high position in both clerical and secular society. The magnificent semi-ruined Dunkeld Cathedral, built in stages between 1260 and 1501, stands today on the grounds once occupied by the monastery. The Cathedral contains the only surviving remains of the previous monastic society: a course of red stone visible in the east choir wall that may be re-used from an earlier building, and two stone 9th century-10th century cross-slabs in the Cathedral Museum. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cr%C3%ADn%C3%A1n_of_Dunkeld

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Crinan, Mormaer of Atholl

b. circa 975, d. circa 1045

Crinan, Mormaer of Atholl was born circa 975 at Atholl, Perthshire, Scotland.3 He was the son of Duncan, Mormaer of Atholl.2 He married Bethoc of Scotland, daughter of Malcolm II of Alba, King of Scotland, circa 1000 in a Atholl, Perthshire, Scotland marriage.3,4 He died circa 1045 at Dunkeld, Perthshire, Scotland, killed in action against MacBeth.2,3

He gained the title of Mormaer of Atholl. He gained the title of Abthane of Dule.2 He held the office of Steward of the Western Isles.2 He was Lay Abbot of Dunkeld.2

Children of Crinan, Mormaer of Atholl and Bethoc of Scotland

  1. Duncan I 'the Gracious', King of Scotland+3 b. c 1001, d. 14 Aug 1040
  2. Maldred, Lord of Allerdale+5 b. c 1015, d. 1045

Citations

  1. [S60] Charles and Hugh Brogan Mosley, editor, American Presidential Families (London, U.K.: Alan Sutton and Morris Genealogical Books, 1994), page 45. Hereinafter cited asAmerican Presidential Families.
  2. [S11] Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Family: A Complete Genealogy (London, U.K.: The Bodley Head, 1999), page 177. Hereinafter cited as Britain's Royal Family.
  3. [S125] Richard Glanville-Brown, online <e-mail address>, Richard Glanville-Brown (RR 2, Milton, Ontario, Canada), downloaded 17 August 2005.
  4. [S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 1, page 1206. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
  5. [S11] Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Family, page 178.

http://thepeerage.com/p10289.htm#i102882

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In what was probably a shrewd political move, Malcolm II married his daughter Bethoc to a representative of the other major center of political power in Scotland, the church. Considering the close ties between ruling dynasties and the offices of major abbacies throughout Ireland and Scotland, it is also possible that Crinan was descended from a king of the Scots, which would completely legitimize his son's rule. The only notice of Crinan or Bethoc in the sources is Crinan's death in 1045, which was probably the result of an unsuccessful attempt to oust Macbeth. Children: 1. *Duncan. 2. Maldred, married Aeldgitha, daughter of Earl Ucthred of Northumbria.

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Crínán, abb Duine Caillenn b. 978, d. 1045

Father Donnchad, abb Duine Caillenn1 b. 949

Also called Crinan "the Thane". Crínán, abb Duine Caillenn was of the kin of St. Columba, Lord of the Isles, hereditary Lay Abbot of Dunkeld, Governor of Scots Island, Earl of Strathclyde. He was born in 978 at Scotland.2 He was the son of Donnchad, abb Duine Caillenn.1 Crínán, abb Duine Caillenn married Bethoc MacKenneth, daughter of Máel Coluim mac Cináeda, rí Alban, circa 1000.2,3,4 Annals of Ulster 1027: "Dún Caillen in Scotland was totally burned. / Dun Caillenn i n-Albain do uile-loscad."5 Hereditary Abbot of Dunkeld before 1045.3,6 Crínán, abb Duine Caillenn died in 1045 at age 67 years. Killed. "A battle between the Scots themselves, where fell Crinan abbot of Duncaillen." Other sources say he was killed by Vikings.2,1,3 Annals of Ulster 1045: "A battle between the Scots themselves in which Crónán, abbot of Dún Caillen, fell. / Cath eter Albanchu fein i torchair Cronan, ab Duine Caillenn."7 Annals of Tigernach 1045: "Cath etir Albancho ar aen-rían cur' marbad and Crínan ab Duín Calland & sochaidhe maille fris .i. nae .xx. laech."8 Family Bethoc MacKenneth b. 984 Children Donnchad mac Crínán, rí Alban+ b. 1001, d. 14 Aug 10401,3 N. N. ingen Crinan+ b. c 1003 Maldred mac Crínán+ b. 1005, d. 10453,9


Citations [S298] HRH Prince Michael of Albany, Albany, pg. 23. [S204] Roderick W. Stuart, RfC, 252-34. [S484] Peter Townend, B:P, 105th, Kings of Scotland, pgs. lxx-lxxv. [S310] John O'Hart, Irish Pedigrees, Vol 1, pg. 38. [S897] [unknown], AU, U1027.7. [S215] Revised by others later George Edward Cokayne CP, X:App. A:12. [S897] [unknown], AU, U1045.6. [S297] Unknown, AT, T1045.10. [S215] Revised by others later George Edward Cokayne CP, IX:704

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From http://www.rpi.edu/~holmes/Hobbies/Genealogy/ps05/ps05_444.htm

Lord of the Isles, Governor of Scots Island, Earl of Strathclyde, hereditary Abbot of Dunkeld, Mormaer of Athole, Abthane of Dule; kin of St. Columba.

Crinan or Grimus is also known as Albanach. He was Lay Abbot of Dunkeld and Governor of the Hebrides Islands of Scotland. His parents are not known, but he appears to be of Viking ancestry. Sir Anthony R. Wagner, Garter King of Arms ("English Ancestry," Oxford Un. Press, 1961, p.16) states: "Though there is no genealogy of Crinan's ancestors, his hereditary abbacy of Dunkeld makes it likely that he was of the blood of St. Columba (d. 597), the apostle of Scotland, who was a great-grandson of the Irish high king Niall of the Nine Hostages." "The Plantagenet Ancestry," W.H.Turton (Balt.: Gen.Pub.Co., 1968) gives Crinan's parents as Duncan and ____ "of the Isles."

References: [CP],[Moncreiffe],[PRES.GED],[MRL],[AR7],[Paget1], [RFC]


Crínán av Dunkeld (død 1045) var lekmannsabbed av bispedømmet Dunkeld, var kanskje også mormaer av Atholl. Crínán var stamfar til Huset Dunkeld, dynastiet eller kongeslekten som skulle styre Skottland fram til slutten av 1200-tallet.

Crínán var gift med Bethoc, datter av kong Malcolm II av Skottland, som regjerte fra 1005 til 1034. Da Malcolm II ikke hadde en sønn var den sterkeste arvelige krav til den skotske tronen etterkommere via Bethóc, og Crináns eldste sønn Donnchad I eller Duncan I ble skottenes konge, regjerte fra 1034 til 1040. Noen kilder indikerer at Malcolm II utpekte Duncan som sin etterfølger under reglene om tanisteri (skotsk-gælisk tana, herredømme) ettersom det ikke var noen annen mulig fordringshavere til tronen. Crináns andre sønn, Maldred av Allerdale, holdt tittelen herre av Cumbria. Det er sagt at fra ham er det jarlene av Dunbar nedstammer fra i en ubrutt mannlig linje, eksempelvis Patrick Dunbar, 9. jarl av Dunbar. Crinán ble drept i et slag i 1045 ved Dunkeld. Crinán som lekmannsabbed av Dunkeld

Klosteret til Sankt Columba av Iona ble grunnlagt på den nordlige bredden av elven Tay på 500-tallet eller tidlig på 600-tallet etter at Columba gikk i land og møtte pikterne. Sannsynligvis ble klosteret først reist som en enkel gruppe med hus av kvistflettverk, men kirken ble ombygd på 800-tallet av Kenneth I mac Alpin (regjerte 843-858). Kenneth brakte relikvier fra Irland for beskytte dem fra angrep av vikinger fra Norge. Dunkeld ble det fremste bispedømmet i østlige Skottland inntil St Andrews fikk betydning fra 900-tallet.

Mens tittelen arvelig lekmannsabbed var en føydal posisjon som ofte ble utført i kun navnet synes det som om Crinán faktisk opptrådte som abbed for klosteret i sin tid. Han var således en mann av høy posisjon både i kirkelig og i det verdslige samfunnet. Den praktfullt katedralen i Dunkeld, som nå ligger delvis i ruiner, ble bygget i stadier mellom 1260 og 1501, og står i dag på det stedet som klosteret i sin tid lå. Katedralen inneholder de eneste bevarte levningene fra det tidligere klostersamfunnet; en bane i rød stein som er synlig i østkorets vegg som kan ha blitt gjenbrukt fra en tidligere bygning, og to steinkors fra en gang rundt 800-900-tallet som nå står i katedralmuseet.


Crinan av Atholl

Född : 978 , Atholl , Perth , Skottland Äktenskap : Bethoc av Skottland innan 1008 i Atholl , Perth , Skottland Död : 1045, Dunkeld , Tayside , Skottland i åldern 67 Orsaken till hans död dödades i strid.

Allmänna hänvisningar: 

Mormaer , även stavat Mormaor ( från gaeliska mor , "stor" , Maer , eller Maor , " fogden "eller" fogde " ) , härskare av någon av sju provinser där Celtic Skottland ( dvs den del av landet norr om Forth och Clyde ) delades . Detta keltiska titel har meddelats jarl av nordmännen och efter 12-talet, under anglo- normandiska inflytandet , "Earl ". De sju mormaerships eller original " earldömen , " of Scotland var Angus, Atholl med Gowrie , Caithness med Sutherland , Fife , Mar med Buchan , Moray med Ross , och Strath Tjäna med Menteith .

Crinan haft en lång rad titlar, bland vilka var av anhöriga av St Columba , Sagan om öarna , guvernör i skotska ön , earl of Strathclyde, och ärftliga Lay abbot i Dunkeld .

Han dödades i aktion mot Macbeth.

Noterade händelser i hans liv var:

• Han var en Mormaer av Atholl och låg Abbott i Dunkeld .

• Han var en Abthane av Dulé .

• Han var en förvaltare av de västra öarna .

Crinan gift Bethoc av Skottland , dotter till Malcolm II av Skottland och okända, före 1008 i Atholl , Perth, Skottland. ( Bethoc av Skottland född 984 i Atholl , Perth, Skottland. )


May have been the Karl Hundi ('Chief of the Dogs') of the Orkneying Saga - as hisarms consisted of st Columba enthroned on two wolves. Thane of the Isles and Abthane of Dull


Sources and Resources

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cr%C3%ADn%C3%A1n_of_Dunkeld


The eldest brother, Erinus, who ranked second to the king, inherited his family's titles as Seneschal of King's Rents, Athbane of Dule and Abbot of Dunkeld. He married the eldest daughter of King Malcolm II. He stood second in rank only to the King.


Hereditary lay Abbot of Dunkeld & Dull and Steward of the Western Isles. Archpriest of the Celtic Church of the Sacred Kindred of St Columba, AKA: Crinan, The Thane Crinan, AKA Albanoch of Grimus. Killed in battle at Dunkeld, Tayside, Scoltand.


Notes Ancestor of later Kings and Queens of Scotland. Leader of the Celtic Church, educated at the Abbacy of Dull instituted by Adamnan, a successor of St Columba's at Iona. Supposedly killed along with his son Maldred , in battle against MacBeth


Sources [S265] Colquoun_Cunningham.ged, Jamie Vans

[S260] Burke's Landed Gentry of Great Britain 2001, Peter Beauclerk Dewar,, (2001.)

[S370] Kings & Queens, Neil Grant, (pub 2003 by HarperCollinsPublishers Hammersmith London W6 8JB), p10 (Reliability: 3)

[S327] Lakey - Genealogy, Gilbert Marlow Lakey, (http://members.cox.net/benchrest/Genealogy.html)

[S289] Betty and Dick Field's Family History, Richard Field


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Crínán of Dunkeld (died 1045) was the lay abbot of the diocese of Dunkeld, and perhaps the Mormaer of Atholl. Crínán was progenitor of the House of Dunkeld, the dynasty which would rule Scotland until the later 13th century.

Crinán was married to Bethóc, daughter of King Malcolm II of Scotland (reigned 1005–1034). As Malcolm II had no son, the strongest hereditary claim to the Scottish throne descended through Bethóc, and Crinán's eldest son Donnchad I (reigned 1034–1040), became King of Scots. Some sources indicate that Malcolm II designated Duncan as his successor under the rules of tanistry because there were other possible claimants to the throne.

Crinán's second son, Maldred of Allerdale, held the title of Lord of Cumbria. It is said that from him, the Earls of Dunbar, for example Patrick Dunbar, 9th Earl of Dunbar, descend in unbroken male line.

Crinán was killed in battle in 1045 at Dunkeld.

Sir Iain Moncreiffe argued he belonged to a Scottish sept of the Irish Cenél Conaill royal dynasty.[1]


Crínán of Dunkeld was the lay abbot of the diocese of Dunkeld, and perhaps the Mormaer of Atholl. Crínán was progenitor of the House of Dunkeld, the dynasty which would rule Scotland until the later 13th century.

Crinán was married to Bethóc, daughter of Máel Coluim mac Cináeda (King of Scots, reigned 1005–1034). As Máel Coluim had no son, the strongest hereditary claim to the Scottish throne descended through Bethóc, and Crinán's eldest son, Donnchad (reigned 1034–1040), became King of Scots. Some sources indicate that Máel Coluim designated Donnchad as his successor under the rules of tanistry because there were other possible claimants to the throne.

Crinán's second son, Maldred of Allerdale, held the title of Lord of Cumbria. It is said that from him, the Earls of Dunbar, for example Patrick Dunbar, 9th Earl of Dunbar, descend in unbroken male line.

Crinán was killed in battle in 1045 at Dunkeld.

The monastery of Saint Columba was founded on the north bank of the River Tay in the 6th century or early 7th century following the expedition of Columba into the land of the Picts. Probably originally constructed as a simple group of wattle huts, the monastery - or at least its church - was rebuilt in the 9th century by Kenneth I of Scotland (reigned 843–858). Caustantín of the Picts brought Scotland's share of the relics of Columba from Iona to Dunkeld at the same time others were taken to Kells in Ireland, to protect them from Viking raids. Dunkeld became the prime bishopric in eastern Scotland until supplanted in importance by St Andrews since the 10th century.

While the title of Hereditary Lay Abbot was a feudal position that was often exercised in name only, Crinán does seem to have acted as Abbot in charge of the monastery in his time. He was thus a man of high position in both clerical and secular society.

The magnificent semi-ruined Dunkeld Cathedral, built in stages between 1260 and 1501, stands today on the grounds once occupied by the monastery. The Cathedral contains the only surviving remains of the previous monastic society: a course of red stone visible in the east choir wall that may be re-used from an earlier building, and two stone 9th century-10th century cross-slabs in the Cathedral Museum.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cr%C3%ADnán_of_Dunkeld
Crínán "Grimus, Mormaer" of Scotland formerly Dunkeld

Born about 0980 in Atholl, Perthshire, Scotlandmap

Son of Duncan (Dunkeld) of Dunkeld and Athelreda (Dunbar) Mormaer

Brother of Duncan Macdonachadh

Husband of Bethóc (MacAlpin) of Scotland — married 1000 [location unknown]

Husband of Bethoc Beatrix (MacKenneth) De Mormaer — married 1013 (to 1034) in Scone, Perthire, Scotlandmap

Father of Maldred (Dunkeld) of Scotland, Wulfflaed Atholl, Duncan (Dunkeld) of Scotland, MacCrinan (Dunkeld) of Scotland and Uknown Dunkeld

Died 1045 in Dunkeld, Perthshire, Scotlandmap


Crinan of Dunkeld is the father of King Duncan I Canmore of Scotland
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Crínán "Grimus, Mormaer" of Scotland formerly Dunkeld Born about 0980 in Atholl, Perthshire, Scotlandmap Son of Duncan (Dunkeld) of Dunkeld and Athelreda (Dunbar) Mormaer Brother of Duncan Macdonachadh Husband of Bethóc (MacAlpin) of Scotland — married 1000 [location unknown] Father of Maldred (Dunkeld) of Scotland, Wulfflaed Atholl, Duncan (Dunkeld) of Scotland and Uknown Dunkeld Died 1045 in Dunkeld, Perthshire, Scotlandmap Profile managers: Michelle Brooks private message [send private message], Katherine Patterson private message [send private message], Adam McQuery private message [send private message], David Rentschler private message [send private message], Chet Spencer private message [send private message], David Robinson private message [send private message], Fontaine Wiatt private message [send private message], Ted Williams private message [send private message], Robert Garcia private message [send private message], Elliott Burke private message [send private message], Wendy Hampton private message [send private message], Katherine Wall private message [send private message], Fern Peters private message [send private message], Gunnar Regnell private message [send private message], Nichole Gump private message [send private message], and Jeff Smith private message [send private message] Dunkeld-9 created 10 Mar 2011 | Last modified 22 Jun 2016 This page has been accessed 14,716 times.

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"Cronan, 'Abbot of Dunkeld.' Though bearing this designation he was not an ecclesiastic, but in reality a great secular chief, occupying a position of power and influence not inferior to that of any of the native Mormaers. The effect of the incessant invasions and harassing depredations, directed as they were largely against the ecclesiastical establishments, had been to disorganise the Christian Church to a great extent, and to relax the power and sanction by which the constitution and the lives of her clergy were regulated. They became secular in their lives and habits, married and had children who inherited their possessions. The more important benefices passed into the hands of laymen, who, along with the name of the office, acquired possession of the lands attached to it, without taking orders or attempting to perform clerical duties, and these offices with the possessions attached to them became hereditary in their families.12 After the church of Dunkeld had been founded or at least reconstructed by Kenneth mac Alpin, we find mention of an abbot of Dunkeld, who was also chief bishop of Fortrenn, and whose death is recorded in 865. Eight years after the abbot is termed simply Superior of Dunkeld.13 In the following century we find Donnchadh or Duncan, abbot of Dunkeld, appearing at the head of his followers and taking part in a war of succession in support of one of the claimants to the throne. He was no doubt a lay abbot, and the possessions of the church of Dunkeld were sufficiently extensive to give him an important position among the mormaers of Alban. Crínán or Cronan, as lay abbot of Dunkeld, probably possessed, with the lands belonging to it and other foundations intimately connected with it, territories in the district of Atholl of great extent, including almost the whole of the western part of it, and must have occupied a position of power and influence. He had by the king's daughter a son Duncan, and probably another son Maldred, and the name of his eldest son leads to the inference that he was probably the son or grandson of Duncan the lay abbot who was slain in battle in 965, and in whose person the lay abbacy had become hereditary.

"(Note: Fordun calls Crínán "Abthanus de Dull et seneschallus insularum." There was no such title as Abthanus de Dull, but there was an Abthania de Dull, consisting of the possessions of that monastery. They were of great extent and embraced the whole of the present parishes of Dull and Fortingall. If this monastery had become secularised, they may have belonged to the lay abbot of Dunkeld, and if Malcolm had now reacquired part of the Western Isles, Crínán may have occupied some important position in connection with them also."

"Also called Grimus, he was lay abbot of Dunkeld. (per GeneaJourney.com)

"Crínán was one of the wealthiest and most powerful temporal lords of the day in Scotland. The lands pertaining to the Abbacy of Dunkeld were extenive and fertile, and their value was further enhanced by their position in the center of the kingdom. Crínán was the 'prince-abbot' of Scotland, as his great predecessor Columba had been the presbyter-abbot of the same land."

Ancestor of later Kings and Queens of Scotland. Leader of the Celtic Church, educated at the Abbacy of Dull instituted by Adamnan, a successor of St. Columba's at Iona.

Baldwin and Farmerie's Henry II articles suggest that the parentage of Crinan should be considered uncertain:

"Since the abbacy of Dunkeld may have been hereditary in Crínán's family (his grandson Æthelred held the title), it has sometimes been suggested that Crínán was possibly the son of this earlier abbot of Dunkeld whose death is known from both the Irish and Scottish sources [e.g., AU; ESSH 1: 471, 473, 577; KKES 252]. While the relationship is not impossible, the chronology is very long (if true, Crinán would be eighty at his death in battle even if born in the year of his father's death), and there is no known evidence to support it. The alleged relationship cannot be accepted without further evidence."[1] Name

Crinan "The Hound Earl" Abbott of Dunkeld, Thane Lord of the Isles /De Mormaer/

Name: Crinan Abbot of Dunkeld /DeMormaer/ Death

1045 near Dunkeld "with nine times twenty heroes" as he led an aborted attempt to put his grandson (Malcolm) on the throne. There was a battle between the Albanich on both sides and he was slain with many others.

Sources == http://www.thepeerage.com/p10289.htm#i102882

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Crínán of Dunkeld's Timeline

976
976
Atholl, Perthshire, Scotland
1001
August 15, 1001
Age 25
Atholl, Perthshire, Scotland
1015
1015
Age 39
Dunbar, East Lothian, , Scotland
1045
1045
Age 69
Dunkeld, Perthshire, Scotland
1045
Age 69
Dunkeld, Perthshire, Scotland
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Thane of, Albanach; abbot, of, Dunkeld, Scotland
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Abbot of Dunkeld of Atholl
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Lord of Mormaer