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Donnchadh I mac Gilbert, 1st Earl of Carrick

Also Known As: "Earl of Carrick", "Earl", "Duncan de Carrick", "12557"
Birthdate: (76)
Birthplace: Carrick, Ayrshire, Scotland
Death: Died in Argyll, Fife, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of Gilbert mac Fergus, Lord of Galloway and Aufrica of Fife
Husband of Avelina (FitzAlan) mac Gilbert
Father of Erricka (Elesick) Campbell; Roland de Carrick; Niall mac Dhonnchad, 2nd Earl of Carrick; John de Carrick; Cailean mac Dhonnchaidh and 5 others
Brother of Malcolm Coluim Mac Gille MacGil of Carrick; Alexander macGilbert; Roland MacDowall de Carrick; N.N. of Carrick and Rioghnach of Carrick

Occupation: 1st Earl of Carrick, fought in the Irish Wars, 1st. Mormaer (Earl) of Carrick
Managed by: James Fred Patin, Jr.
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About Donnchadh I mac Gilbert, 1st Earl of Carrick,_Earl_of_Carrick

Duncan, 1st Earl of Carrick1

M, #4169, d. 13 June 1250

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Last Edited=2 Jun 2008

    Duncan, 1st Earl of Carrick was the son of Gilbert of Galloway.1 He died on 13 June 1250.1
    Duncan, 1st Earl of Carrick was created 1st Earl of Carrick [Scotland] circa 1186.1 He fought in the Irish Wars, with King John of England.1

Child of Duncan, 1st Earl of Carrick

   * Neil, 2nd Earl of Carrick+ b. c 1202, d. 1256

He may have been Donnchadh's son, or else as suggested by one recent genealogical theory, his grandson. It has been argued that Niall's father was Nichol (Cailean or Colin), son of mormaer Donnchadh by the daughter of Niall Ruadh, briefly king of Tír Eóghain.


  1. G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume III, page 55. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.

2. * Barrow, G. W. S., Robert Bruce and the community of the realm of Scotland, 3rd ed., (Edinburgh, 2005)

   * MacQueen, Hector L., "Survival and Success: the Kennedys of Dunure," in Steve Boardman & Alasdair Ross (eds.) The Exercise of Power in Medieval Scotland 1200-1500, (Portland, 2003), pp. 67–94

First Earl of Carrick, so created by King William the Lion of Scotland (1165-1214).

MILITARY: Battles and Wars> Took part with King John of England in his Irish wars.

TITLES: Created Earl of Carrick [S.] about 1186?

PROPERTY: Obtained from King William "the Lion" the district of Carrick, before 1196. [1]

1 #21 The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct, or Dormant (1910), Cokayne, George Edward (main author) and Vicary Gibbs (added author), (New edition. 13 volumes in 14. London: St. Catherine Press,1910-), vol. 3 p. 55.

Updated 11/13/2012

A very detailed and well-referenced summary in Wikipedia:,_Earl_of_Carrick

Updated 11/14/2012

Duncan, then probably a minor. He is afterwards mentioned as Sir Duncan de Carrick. The death of Gilbert was the signal for general turmoil among the Glaswegians. Roland, the son of the murdered Uchtred, defeated the supporters of the late Gilbert in a furious fight, 5 July 1185, and slew Henry Kennedy and others who are described as leaders and instigators of rebellion. In 1186 Duncan compromised with Roland, in consequence of which King William the Lion confirmed to him the territory of Carrick on condition he renounced all claims to the southern portion of ancient Galloway. He had considerable estates, at the same time, in the north of Ireland. In 1193, or before 1197, he granted the lands of Maybothelbeg or Little Maybole to the monks of Melrose, and he also founded and richly endowed the Abbey of Crossraguel, and there are many other instances of his munificence ot the Church. He took part with King John of England, who calls him his cousin or kinsman, in his wars in Ireland. He also captured Matillidis de Haya, wife of William de Braosa, her son and doughtier, who had fled from Ireland to Scotland, and handed them over to the English King. He was present when Alexander II. took his oath to marry Joanna, eldest sister of Henry III. Duncan is said to have been created EARL OF CARRICK by King Alexander II. between 1225 and 1230, on condition that he resigned all claim to the lordship of Galloway. The descendants of Duncan and his son Neil appear to have taken the name of de Carrick. Earl Duncan died 13 June 1250. He carried off in 1200, and probably married, Avelina, daughter of Alan Fitz-Walter, then High Steward of Scotland. His seal, as attached to various original charters, bears the device of a griffin or dragon, not on a shield. He had issue:

1. Duncan1 de Carrick was born circa 1200 Carrick, Ayrshire, Scotland.1

He was the proprieter of considerable estate in the district of Carrick in Ayrshire, first Earl of Carrick, 1225 .2

Children of Duncan1 de Carrick and an unknown spouse were:

2. i. Nicol, Neil, or Nigel2, b. Carrick, Ayrshire, Scotland.

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