Duncan MacDuff, 4th Earl of FIfe

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Duncan Macduff, 4th Mórmaer of Fife

Also Known As: "Donnchadh"
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Birthplace: Methil, Fifeshire, Scotland
Death: Died in Kirkcaldy, Fifeshire, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of Gille Míchéil MacDuff Earl of Fife and NN
Husband of NN ingen nn and Undocumented
Father of Aufrica / Affrica of Fife; Duncan of Strathbogie, Earl of Fife; Adam of Fife; Sheagh MacDuff; Lady unknown Haraldsson and 1 other
Brother of Aed, Lay Abbot of Abernethy

Occupation: 5th Earl of Fife, Regent of Scotland
Managed by: Douglas John Nimmo
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About Duncan MacDuff, 4th Earl of FIfe

5th Earl of Fife, Regent of Scotland, 1153.


Donnchad, Earl of Fife (1133–1154), usually known in English as Duncan, was the first Gaelic magnate to have his territory regranted to him by feudal charter, by King David in 1136. Duncan, as head of the native Scottish nobility, had the job of introducing and conducting King Malcolm (IV) around the Kingdom upon his accession; however, [Duncan] died not long after [Malcolm was] crowned.[1]

The name of Duncan's wife is not known. It was his son Duncan who had a wife named Ela (or Ada), last name NOT known.

He is known to have fathered two sons and one daughter:

Duncan II, his son and heir, succeeded his father in 1154. Adam of Fife. In 1163 or 1164, 'Adam, son of the Earl' witnessed the confirmation by Richard, Bishop of St. Andrews. His name occurs third in a list of sixteen witnesses (Reg Prior St. Andrews, No 137). He may have been 'Adam, son of Duncan,' who with Orabilis his wife, witnessed about 1172, the gratn of the church of Lochres (Lewchars) by Nes, the son of William, to the church of St. Andrews. Orabilis his wife apparently survived him. She had previously been the wife of Sir Robert de Quincy, from whom she was probably divorced, and she married thirdly Gilchrist, Earl of Mar. Afreka, wife of Harold the elder, Earl of Orkney, and mother by him of two sons and two daughters.

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Duncan MacDuff, 4th Earl of FIfe's Timeline

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Methil, Fifeshire, Scotland
1135
1135
Age 10
Methil, Fifeshire, Scotland
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Age 19
Dumferline Castle, Fifeshire, Scotland
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Age 29
Kirkcaldy, Fifeshire, Scotland
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Age 29
Fife, , Scotland
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Age 29
Fifeshire, Scotland
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