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Gillemichael (1st Earl of Fife) Macduff[1]

Male - Bef 1136


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  • Name Gillemichael (1st Earl of Fife) Macduff 
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef Jul 1136 
    Person ID I60772  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 19 Aug 2013 

    Father Edelrad (Earl of Fife Abbott of Dunkeld) Duff,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F27263  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
     1. Duncan (2nd Earl of Fife) Macduff,   d. 1154
     2. Ete (of Fife) Macduff,   d. Aft 1132
     3. (Hereditary Abbot of Abernethy) Eoghin\Hugh,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Ancestor of Wemyss of Wemyss,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F22772  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • See "THE HIGHLAND CLANS: The dynastic origins, chiefs, and background ofthe clans
      and of some other families connected with Highland history." by Sir IainMoncreiffe of that Ilk. Information on Clans and family tree of origins.

      Below from Stirnet Genealogy athttp://www.stirnet.com/HTML/genie/british/ff/fife1.htm
      "There is mystery surrounding the identities of the early holders of theEarldom of Fife and it is by no means certain that (for example)Gillemichael (shown below as the 3rd Earl) was in fact descended fromDufagan (shown below as the 1st Earl). Some web sites report the oldsuggestion that Dufagan was son of MacDuff, ie. grandson of King Duff (orDubh), but this is rejected by most serious genealogists simply becauseMacDuff is thought to have never existed.
      Dufagan (or Beth), 1st Earl of Fife (a 1107, 1114) succeeded by ...
      1. Constantine, 2nd Earl of Fife (d 1129) succeeded by ...
      A. Gillemichael, 3rd Earl of Fife (d by 07.1136)
      i. Duncan, 4th Earl of Fife (d 1154) "

  • Sources 
    1. [S883] Hamish Maclaren.