Individual(s) / Person(s): Mac Somhairle

Name, Surname, Sept, Origin
Full NameMac Somhairle
Sept SurnameMac Somhairle
Sub-Sept Surname
Family's Place of OriginArgyll, Scotland
DOB / DOD / FloruitJuly 10, 1247
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Age at Death
Cause of DeathMac Somhairle was part of a defending army in support of Maelsechlainn O Domnaill, king of Cenel Conaill and all the Cenel Conaill and Cenel Eogain who were opposing the invading army consisting of Maurice Fitz Gerald and Cormac s. Diarmait s. Ruaidhri O Conchbair
Place of DeathBallyshannon;a ford on the Erne.
Place of Burial
Foster Family
Title, Inauguration, Opponents, Perception In Society
Titleking of Argyll
Duration of Title
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Fixed Address or Migrantmigrant to Ireland- over on a bout of piracy.
Status in English Lawcriminal
Allies, Enemies, Chieftains, Household Retinue
AlliesMaelsechlainn O Domnaill, king of Cenel Conaill; Cenel Conaill; Cenel Eogain; Gilla Muinelach O Baigill
EnemiesMaurice FitzGerald; Cormac s. Diarmait s. Ruaidhri O Conchobair
Chieftains Contemporaneous WithMaelsechlainn O Domnaill, king of Cenel Conaill; Gilla Muinelach O Baigill; Cormac s. Diarmait s. Ruaidhri O Conchobair
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Father's NameSomerled
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TitleThe Annals of Connacht (AD 1224-1544), ed. A. Martin Freeman (Dublin: The Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1944), p. 127; paragraphs 6, 7 ,8 (1258).