Gille Chlerig, Yerl o Mar

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Gille Chlerig,1 an aa Gillocheri 2 or Gillocher, Gillocher or Gylocher is a Gaelic name attestit anerlie in a Laitin soorce, a 13t century forgery designed tae advance the cause o Scots unthirldom. The name is heichlie corruptit, an therefore the name an meanin is unclear. Gille Chlerig is no kent in ony capacity ither than bein faither o Morggán, but maist scholars seem tae be comfortable acceptin him as the Mormaer o Mar who precedeit his son Morggán.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • 1. Anderson, Early Sources, Vol. II, p. 494 in n.1 o 493
  • 2. Oram, "The Earls and Earldom of Mar", p. 47

Bibliography[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Anderson, Alan Orr, Early Sources of Scottish History: AD 500-1286, 2 Vols (Edinburgh, 1922)
  • Richard D. Oram, "The Earls and Earldom of Mar, c1150-1300," Steve Boardman an Alasdair Ross (eds.) The Exercise of Power in Medieval Scotland, c.1200-1500, (Dublin/Portland, 2003). pp. 46–66
  • Roberts, John L., Lost Kingdoms: Celtic Scotland in the Middle Ages, (Edinburgh, 1997), pp. 55–6
Precedit bi
Ruadrí
Mormaer o Mar
before 1147
Succeedit bi
Morggán