Gillemichael Macduff, 3rd Earl of Fife

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Gille Míchéil (Gillemichael) MacDuff (1st Earl of Fife), Mórmaer of Fife

Birthplace: Methil, Fifeshire, Scotland
Death: Died in Methil, Fifeshire, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of Duff mac Eth, 2nd Mórmaer of Fife
Husband of Mrs Gillemichael Hui ???
Father of Shaw "Mac-in-Toisich" MacDuff, 1st Chief; Hugh MacDuff, Lay Abbot of Abernethy and Ete ingen Gillemichael

Occupation: 3rd Earl of Fife, 4th Earl of Fife, Fourth Earl of Fife, Earl of fife
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About Gillemichael Macduff, 3rd Earl of Fife

Gille Míchéil, Mormaer (Earl) of Fife,_Earl_of_Fife

Mormaer Gille Míchéil, (d bef Jul 1136) is the second man we know for certain to have been Mormaer of Fife from 1130 to 1133, although it is unlikely he actually was the second. He had at least one son, called Aed (=Hugo). Aed would have succeeded Donnchad I under a Celtic system, but as feudal rules of primogeniture came into force during the reign of Donnchad I, it was Donnchad's son, and not Gille Míchéil's, who became the next mormaer. Aed, though, probably succeeded to the leadership of Clann Duib, at least during Donnchad I's minority, and certainly became lay abbot of the monastery of Abernethy, an office which his own son, Orm, later inherited.


Bannerman, John, "MacDuff of Fife," in A. Grant & K.Stringer (eds.) Medieval Scotland: Crown, Lordship and Community, Essays Presented to G.W.S. Barrow, (Edinburgh, 1993), pp. 20–38

Note: Gillemichael succeeded Consantine as Earl of Fife. On that basis alone Gillemichael is presumed to be the son of Constantine, but their actually blood relationship, if any at all, is unknown.

Gillemathil, Earl of Fife, was also called Gille Míchéil, Mormaer of Fife.

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Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom
Methil, Fifeshire, Scotland
Age 28
Age 32
Abernethy, Fifeshire, Scotland
Age 42
Methil, Fifeshire, Scotland