A Woman of Leinster


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A Woman of Leinster

Also Known As: "Lady of Leinster Ireland"
Birthplace: Ancient Kingdoms of Leinster, Mide, Osraige, Leinster, Ireland
Death: 1044 (106-116)
Immediate Family:

Wife of Kenneth II, king of Scots
Mother of Dúngal mac Cinaeda; Anleta Nic Cineada; Máel Coluim Mac Cináeda, Rí na h'Alba and Dunclina Nic Cineada

Occupation: Chronicles indicate she was a Leinster woman.
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About A Woman of Leinster

Old notes found but no source:

Sheilah FlameHair Oneill was born 960 in Antrim Ireland, and died 1040 in Glamis castle Angus Scotland. She married Mac Kenneth II KIng of Scots, son of Donald II KIng of the Scots.

Children of Sheilah FlameHair Oneill and Mac Kenneth II KIng of Scots are:

+Malcolm Mackenneth, b. 954, Atholl, Perth, Scotland, d. 25 Nov 1034, Glamis Castle, Angus, Scotland


  • Wife of Kenneth II of Scotland
  • Mother of Malcolm II of Scotland (Some list a Dunclina as their daughter as well, sources please)

Máel Coluim mac Cináeda (Malcolm II) was a son of Cináed mac Maíl Coluim, and the Prophecy of Berchán says that his mother was Anleta O'Toole, Princess of Leinster, Daughter of Ugaire O' Toole, King of Leinster

Medieval Lands

According to the Foundation of Medieval Genealogy, her name and origin is not known:

MEDIEVAL LANDS m ---. The name of Kenneth's wife is not known.

Kenneth II & his wife had one child:

a) MALCOLM ([954]-Glamis Castle, Angus 25 Nov 1034, bur Isle of Iona).

The 11th century Synchronisms of Flann Mainistreach name (in order) "…Cuillen mac Illiulb, Cinaet mac Maelcolaim, Custantin mac Cuilen, Cinaet mac Duib, Maelcolaim mac Cinaeta" as Scottish kings, dated to the 10th and 11th centuries[147]. The 12th century Cronica Regum Scottorum lists "…Malcolin filius Kinet xxx…" as king[148]. He is named "Malcolmum filium Cyneth regem Scottorum" in the Historia Regem[149]. It is tempting to suggest that either he, or his first cousin with the same name, spent time at the court of Edgar King of England during his youth, as "Malcolm dux" subscribed a charter of King Edgar relating to land in Cambridgeshire and Norfolk dated 970[150], but there is no proof of the co-identity of these persons. He succeeded in 1005 as MALCOLM II King of Scotland.

The Chronicle of John of Fordun records that Grime was killed by Malcolm, son of King Kenneth II, who succeeded as king[151]. He attacked northern England in 1006. King of Lothian from [1016], becoming effective ruler of the whole of Scotland. The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle records that Malcolm submitted to Canute King of England in 1031, along with "two other kings, Mælbeth and Iehmarc"[152]. The Chronicle of John of Fordun defended Cumbria against King Canute, who agreed that it should be ruled by Malcolm´s grandson Duncan[153].

The Annals of Ulster record the death in 1034 of "Mael Coluim son of Cinaed, king of Scotland"[154]. The Annals of Tigernach record the death in 1034 of “Mael-Coluímb son of Cinaed king of Scotland”[155]. The Chronicle of the Scots and Picts dated 1177 records that "Malcolm mac Kynnat Rex" reigned for 30 years, died "in Glammes" and was buried "in Yona"[156]. The Chronicle of the Picts and Scots dated 1251 includes the same information[157].

[Suggestions that her name was 'Perth of Leinster' seem to me more likely to be confusions to do with where Kenneth (perhaps she?) died: at Fortevoit,Perth - Sharon]

Was said to have been a Princess of Leinster by Berchan's Prophesy.

For much of the period, the kingdom of Ossory (Osraige) was nominally or actually under Leinster suzerainty - and was a major player in 9th-10th century Irish politics.

Sources [S370] Kings & Queens, Neil Grant, (pub 2003 by HarperCollinsPublishers Hammersmith London W6 8JB), p9 (Reliability: 3

Romans maintained control of their province of Britannia until the early 5th century.

The end of Roman rule in Britain facilitated the Anglo-Saxon settlement of Britain, which historians often regard as the origin of England and of the English people. The Anglo-Saxons, a collection of various Germanic peoples, established several kingdoms that became the primary powers in present-day England and parts of southern Scotland.[3] They introduced the Old English language, which largely displaced the previous British language. The Anglo-Saxons warred with British successor states in Wales, Cornwall, and the Hen Ogledd (Old North; the Brythonic-speaking parts of northern England and southern Scotland), as well as with each other. Raids by Vikings became frequent after about AD 800, and the Norsemen settled in large parts of what is now England. During this period, several rulers attempted to unite the various Anglo-Saxon kingdoms, an effort that led to the emergence of the Kingdom of England by the 10th century.

In 1066, a Norman expedition invaded and conquered England. The Norman dynasty established by William the Conqueror ruled England for over half a century before the period of succession crisis known as the Anarchy (1135–1154).

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A Woman of Leinster's Timeline

Ancient Kingdoms of Leinster, Mide, Osraige, Leinster, Ireland
Scotland (United Kingdom)
October 5, 954
Dunkeld, Perth and Kinross, Scotland, United Kingdom
Age 111
a Leinster woman