Tul / Olith, of Moray

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Tul / Olith, of Moray

Birthplace: Morayshire, Scotland
Death: circa 1097
Fife, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Lulach mac Gille Coemgáin, King of Scots and Finnghuala daughter of Sinhill, Mormaer of Angus
Wife of Áed, Mórmaer of Moray
Mother of Gillecoimded mac Áeda; Angus, Mórmaer of Moray and Gruaidh nic Áeda
Sister of Máel Snechtai mac Lulaich, King of Moray

Occupation: Princess of Moray
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About Tul / Olith, of Moray

Be awfully careful not to wind up with a great big mess - there are a lot of closely related people with similar names in this period.

The name "Tul" (or for that matter "Olith") is unattested. She was certainly not married to Ethelred of Dunkeld (there is no record of his being married to anybody), and neither Constantine (who was a MacDuff of Fife, *not* a Dunkeld *or* a MacFinlay) nor a (probably erroneous) second "Ethelred" is a son of hers. ("Ethelred" as a name did not "catch on" in Scotland the way "Edward", "David" and "Alexander" did.)

Oengus/Angus, on the other hand, certainly was her son (explicitly named as "Oenghus mac inghine Lulaich", Angus son of the the daughter of Lulach) and he may have had brothers (not named Constantine or Ethelred). Crushing and killing him in battle in 1130 was not the end of the troubles between the Scottish Crown and Moray....


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Nn Daughter of King /Lulach/, Princess of Moray

gender: female






father: King Lulach *the Fool* of /Scotland/

mother: Fimmghuala of /Angus/

Marriages (1)


Ethelred Dunkeld of /Scotland/, Abbot of Dunkeld

Hide children (4)

child 1:

Constantine of /Fife/, 2nd Earl of Fife

gender: male

birth: aproximadamente 1089

        Fife, Scotland 

death: antes de 1129

           Fife, Scotland 

child 2:

Eaill of /Fife/

gender: female


         Fife, Scotland 



child 3:

Edelrad /Duff/, Earl of Fife Abbott of Dunkeld

gender: male


        Fife, Scotland 



child 4:

King Óengus of /Moray/

gender: male

birth: Fife, Scotland

death: 1130 Moray, Scotland

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"Pedigree Resource File", database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.2.1/SG23-6LQ : accessed 2013-03-10), entry for Nn Daughter of King /Lulach/, Princess of Moray.

GILLA COMGAIN (-burned alive 1032). Mormaer of Moray. The Annals of Ulster record that "Gilla Comgán son of Mael Brigte, earl of Moray was burned together with fifty people" in 1032[495]. (Cawley's Medlands)

m [as her first husband, GRUOCH, daughter of BOITE--- ([1015]-)]. Her possible first marriage appears to be based on the following logic. The Continuation of the Synchronisms of Flann Mainistreach records Lulach as son of Macbeth[496]. The Annals of Ulster record that "Lulach son of Gilla Comgain, over-king of Scotland was killed in battle by Mael Coluim son of Donnchad" in 1058[497]. Dunbar, basing his argument on this and the other sources which are quoted in this section, states that "from the above it seems most probable that Lulach was son of Gillacomgan and step-son of Macbeth"[498]. In addition, the 12th century Cronica Regum Scottorum lists "Lulac nepos filii Boide" ["nephew of the son of Boite"] as successor of King Macbeth[499]. However, there does not appear to be a surviving source which more specifically confirms that Macbeth´s queen was the widow of Gillacomgain and mother of Lulach. She married [secondly] ([after 1032]) Macbeth, who succeeded in 1040 as MACBETH King of Scotland. "Machbet filius Finlach…et Gruoch filia Bodhe, rex et regina Scottorum" made grants to the church of St Serf, although the document also names "Malcolmus Rex filius Duncani" which casts doubt on its authenticity[500]. (Cawley's Medlands)

Mormaer Gillacomgain & his [wife] had [one child]: (Cawley's Medlands)

i) LULACH ([1032]-killed in battle Essie, Strathbogie 17 Mar 1058, bur Isle of Iona). As noted above, the primary sources are unclear concerning the parentage of Lulach. He succeeded [his stepfather] in 1057 as LULACH "the Simple" King of Scotland, crowned Aug 1057 at Scone Abbey, Perthshire. The Annals of Ulster record that "Lulach son of Gilla Comgain, over-king of Scotland was killed in battle by Mael Coluim son of Donnchad" in 1058[501].](Cawley's Medlands)

m ---. Finnghuala of Angus? The name of Lulach´s wife is not known.

Lulach & his wife had two children: (Cawley's Medlands)

(a) MAELSNECHTAI (-1085). A grant by "Maelsnecte son of Luloeg" to the church of Deer is recalled in a notice of grants between 565 and 1100[502]. Mormaer of Moray until 1078. Monk. (Cawley's Medlands)

(b) daughter. Her parentage is confirmed by the Annals of Ulster which record the death in 1130 of "Angus son of the daughter of Lulach” in a battle “between the men of Scotland and the men of Moray”[503]. The name of her husband is not known.

m ---. One child: (Cawley's Medlands)

(1) ANGUS (-killed in battle Strickathrow 1130). Mormaer of Moray. Moray was conquered by the Scots in 1130 after Mormaer Angus's defeat at Strickathrow[504]. The Annals of Ulster record the death in 1130 of "Angus son of the daughter of Lulach” in a battle “between the men of Scotland and the men of Moray”[505]. John of Fordun´s Scotichronicon (Continuator) records that "Malcolmus filius Macheth" lied to claim he was "filium Angusii comitis Moraviæ" who was killed "tempore…regis David…apud Strucathroth a Scotis"[506]. (Cawley's Medlands)

[Busy dis-entangling! See Discussion Aug 2012 Sharon]

Name: Tul Scotland, ABT 1058 - ?, <- 45 4-> , [14]

Birth: ABT 1058 at Morayshire; Scotland

Christening: ? at ?

Marriage: ? at ? to Heth Beth Ed Head Edelrad Aethelred, 1062 - 1097 [13]

Death: ? at ?

Burial: ? at ?

Sex: F


Duff MacEth ABT 1078 - ?

Miss MacEth ABT 1083 - ?

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Tul / Olith, of Moray's Timeline

Morayshire, Scotland
Age 6
Age 17
Fife, Scotland
Age 39
Fife, Scotland