Individual(s) / Person(s): Maolmhuire An Sparain Mac Suibhne

Name, Surname, Sept, Origin
Full NameMaolmhuire An Sparain Mac Suibhne
Sept SurnameMac Suibhne
Sub-Sept Surname
Family's Place of OriginCastlesween, Knapdale, Kintyre, Scotland
DOB / DOD / Floruit
Sobriquet / Epithet/ DiminutiveMaolmhuire an Sparain - 'Maolmhuire of the purse'; 'yellow haired descendant of Buirrche' (Leabhar Chlainne Suibhne)
How acquired Sobriquet / Epithet/ Diminutive He had a fairy lover, that is, a fairy woman was his wife, and it was she who bestowed on him the famous purse above mentioned. Of that purse this was a property: every time it would be opened a small penny and a shilling would be found within it.' (LCS)
Age at Death
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Foster Family
Title, Inauguration, Opponents, Perception In Society
Titlethe ancestor of the three Clann Suibhne - Leabhar Chlainne Suibhne
Duration of Title
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How Title was Assumed
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Person Inaugurated By
Where Inaugurated
Payment for Inauguration
Form Of Military Address
Perception in Societynobility
Fixed Address or Migrantof fixed address
Status in English Law
Allies, Enemies, Chieftains, Household Retinue
Alliesthe Cenel Conaill, Seoan O Dochurtaig, chieftain of Ardmire, Eogan (Mac Suibhne) Connachtach, Toirrdelbach Mac Suibne, Matha Mag Samradain
EnemiesCathal Og O Conchobair
Chieftains Contemporaneous WithSeoan O Dochurtaig, chieftain of Ardmire; Eogan Connachtach, Toirrdelbach mac Suibne; Matha Mag Samradain; Cathal Og O Conchobair
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Parents, Siblings, Spouses, Offspring
Father's NameSuibhne 'the most noble and the most distinguished of the twelve sons of Donnsleibhe. It was he who built Castle Sween in Scotland.' (Leabhar Chlainne Suibhne, p.5)
Father's DescentSuibhne s. Donnsleibhe s. Aodh Aluinn s. Anradhan
Mother's Name
Mother's Descent
Distinguishing Features
Character Traits
Full SiblingsDubhghall mac Suibhne (Skipness Castle, Kintyre)
Half Siblings
Wives Beanmidhe
Wife(s) Descentdaughter of Toirdhealbhach Mor O Conchobhair, King of Connacht (d. 1156)
Wife(s) Place of OriginSligo
Wifes Character
Wifes Place of Death1269
Concubinesfairy lover
Offspring from 1st MarriageMurchadh mac Suibhne; Suibhne son of Maolmhuire an Sparain mac Suibhne
Offspring from 2nd Marriage
Offspring from 3rd Marriage
Offspring From Concubines Fearfeadha s. fairy woman
Grants, Churches, Monasteries
Number of Grants made to Galloglass(es)
Lands Covered In Grants
Person to Whom Grants were Issued
Person Who Issued Grants
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Familys Place of Residence in Ireland
Relationship with the Church
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Monasteries Erected during term
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Prior who Introduced the Community
Foundation Date of Monastery
Name of Order in Monastery
Source(s)
TitleAC, 1537, p. 717, par 13