King of Scots Kenneth MacAlpin

Male - 860

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  • Name Kenneth MacAlpin  [1
    Title King of Scots 
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 Feb 860  [1
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      The name Dalrieda for the Scottish kingdom based in Argyllshire (and for its parent kingdom in northern Ireland) fell into disuse from the time of Kenneth MacAlpin. {Encycl. Brit., 1956 Ed., 6:994; 20:146:} "Dalraida [sic] threw off Pictish control and
      in 843, when the Norsemen were attacking Pictland, Kenneth MacAlpin, king of the Scots, established a claim by the Celtic law of tanistry to the Pictish throne." Kenneth reigned 844-859. Cf. H. Pirie-Gordon, "Succession of the Kingdom of Strathclyde,"
      `The Armorial', Vols. 1-2. Kenneth is regarded as the first king of Scotland. He united the Pictist kingdom with his own base in Galloway, and in later years expanded into Lothian (southern Scotland, then part of Saxon Northumbria).
      He also had a daughter who married Run of Strathclyde, a king of Scots (they had Eocha, king of Scots). (in 2002): "'On the Stone of Scone (, Kenneth MacAlpin,
      already king of Scots, was made King of Picts ( . . . about mid 9th century, the Scots themselves only represented 1/10 (10%) of Scotland's people. They became dominant through battle and marriage. The
      Celtic . . . Scots passed Kingship down through the male line. The Celtic Picts, by way of the female.' 'His Pictish mother was descended from the royal house of Fortrenn, and his great-grand uncle, Alpin Mac Eachaidh had actually reigned as King of
      Picts until deposed by Oengus I.' MacAlpin's Treason ( He married his daughter to Rhun (>, King of Strathclyde, and Rhun and she were the parents of Eochaidh.
      (Professor Donnchadh O Corrain says that the wife of King Rhun, the mother of Eochaidh, was the daughter of Constantine. The Vikings in Scotland and Ireland in the Ninth Century ( The Annals of the Four Masters
      ( record: 'M835.15 Gofraidh, son of Fearghus, chief of Oirghialla, went to Alba, to strengthen the Dal Riada, at the request of Cinaeth, son of Ailpin.' (841–859) [843]. Grandfather of Niall Glundubh. His
      daughter Muire was the mother of Conghalach. He died of a tumor in the palace at Forteviot, Perthshire, and was interred on the Isle of Iona. Father of Constantine and Aodd."
    Person ID I1673  Bratt Family Tree
    Last Modified 2 Sep 2007 

    Father Alpin,   d. 837 
    Married Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F907  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Married Yes, date unknown 
    +1. I Constantine,   d. 877, battle with the Norse Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 12 Aug 2015 
    Family ID F862  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S9] Dunbar family tree, Albert E. Myers.
      Date of Import: Mar 1, 2003