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Gilbert mac Fergus, Lord of Galloway

Also Known As: "Gilbert", "Gille Brigte", "Carrick", "Lord of /Galloway/", "Gilbert mac Fergusa", "Gilbert /DeGalloway/", "Gilbert /De Galloway/", "12628"
Birthplace: Carrick, Ayrshire, Scotland
Death: Died in Carrick, Ayrshire, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of Fergus, Lord of Galloway and Elizabeth FitzRoy
Husband of Eve mac Fergus; ?? ?? and Aufrica of Fife
Father of Malcolm Coluim Mac Gille MacGil of Carrick; Donnchadh I mac Gilbert, 1st Earl of Carrick; Alexander macGilbert; Roland MacDowall de Carrick and N.N. of Carrick
Brother of Afreca nic Fergus of Gallloway, Princess of Isle of Man; daughter of Fergus, of Galloway; Uchtred mac Fergus, Lord of Galloway; Bethóc MacFergus, of Galloway; Margaret Roger Fitzalan Lerush and 1 other

Occupation: Lord of Galloway from 1161 to 1185, Lord i Galloway, Skottland
Managed by: James Fred Patin, Jr.
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About Gilbert mac Fergus, Lord of Galloway

A younger son of Fergus, Prince of Galloway

Gilbert of Galloway1

M, #4584, d. 1 January 1185

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Last Edited=2 Jun 2008

    Gilbert of Galloway was the son of Fergus, Lord of Galloway.1 He died on 1 January 1185.1

Child of Gilbert of Galloway

   * Duncan, 1st Earl of Carrick+ d. 13 Jun 12501


  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.

KINSHIP: Younger son.

LIVING: Seen 1174

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.

Gille Brigte or Gilla Brigte mac Fergusa of Galloway (1185), also known as Gillebrigte, Gille Brighde, Gilbridge, Gilbride, etc., and most famously known in French sources as Gilbert, was Lord of Galloway (from 1161 with Uchtred, Lord_of_Galloway; 1174 alone, to 1185). Gilla Brigte was one of two sons of the great Fergus, the builder of the "Kingdom" of Galloway.

Roger of Hoveden described Uchtred of Galloway as a consanguinus ("cousin") of King Henry II of England, an assertion that has given rise to the theory that, since Gille-Brighde is never described as such, they must have been from different mothers. Fergus must therefore, according to the theory, have had two wives, one of whom was a bastard daughter of Henry I of England; that is, Uhtred and his descendants were related to the English royal family, while Gille-Brighde and his descendants were not.(37) However, according to historian G. W. S. Barrow (38), the theory is disproved by one English royal document, written in the name of King John of England, which likewise asserts that Donnchadh was John's cousin.

Anderson, Scottish Annals, p. 257; Oram, Lordship, p. 61; Balfour Paul, Scots Peerage, vol. iv, p. 422 Barrow, Robert Bruce, pp. 430–31, n. 28 no.480,

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Gilbert mac Fergus, Lord of Galloway's Timeline

Carrick, Ayrshire, Scotland
Age 44
Wigtown, , Galloway, Scotland
Age 48
Carrick, Ayrshire, Scotland
January 1, 1185
Age 59
Carrick, Ayrshire, Scotland
Age 59