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Niall Mor "of the Nine Hostages", 126th Monarch of Ireland

Niall Mor "of the Nine Hostages", 126th Monarch of Ireland[1, 2, 3]

Male Abt 311 - 405

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  • Born  Abt 311  of Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Gender  Male 
    Died  405  [6, 7, 8
    Person ID  I021083  Norway / Medieval Scandinavia
    Last Modified  8 Mar 2012 

    Father  Eochy Moyvane (Eochaid ), 124th Monarch of Ireland,   b. Abt 287,   d. 365 
    Relationship  Birth 
    Mother  Carinna,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Relationship  Birth 
    Family ID  F010448  Group Sheet

    Family  Roigneach 
    Children 
     1. Eogham Find (Fogham) Owen, Prince of Ulster,   b. Abt 337,   d. Abt 405
     2. Lˇeguire, Monarch of Ireland,   d. 463
     3. Conall,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F008559  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Nial Naoighiallach, youngest and only son of Eochaidh by the second wife, as aforesaid, succeeded Criomthainn and was the 126th monarch of Ireland. Was a stout, wise and warlike prince and fortunate in all his conquests and achievements and therefore called great; He was also called Niall Naoighiallach, i.e., Nial of the Nine Hostages, from the hostages taken from the nine several counties by him subdued and made tributary, viz., Munster, Leinster, Connacht, Ulster, the Britons, the Picts, the Saxons and the Morini, a people of Gaul towards Calais and Picardy; From whence he marched with his victorious army of Irish Scots, Picts and Britons further into Gaul in order to the conquest thereof; and encamping at the River Loire, was treacherously slain as he sat by the riverside by Eochaidh, King of Leinster, in revenge of a former wrong by him received from the said Niall,A.D. 405. And in the 27th year of his reign St. Patrick was first brought into Ireland at the age of 16 years, amoung 200 children brought by the armyout of Little Brittany, called Armorica, in Gaul. He was the first that gave the name of Scotia Minor to Scotland and ordained it to be called so ever after, till then (and still by the Irish) called Albion.

  • Sources 
    1. [S000048] Ferguson-1998, Ferguson, June, (14 Jun 1998).
      Shows mother as Inne, rather than Carinna.

    2. [S000040] Ashley-1999, Ashley, Mike, (Carroll & Graf Publishers, Inc. New York: 1999), p 194.

    3. [S000062] Fettes-2001, Fettes, Ian, (Feb 2001: Australia).
      Stevens, Jim. Web site. (http://www.gendex.com/users/jast/). File #1 william.ged, Jul 1997.

    4. [S000048] Ferguson-1998, Ferguson, June, (14 Jun 1998).

    5. [S000062] Fettes-2001, Fettes, Ian, (Feb 2001: Australia).
      Wilson, Alan B. Posting to Gen-Medieval. (abwilson@uclink2.berkeley.edu). File #1 william.ged, Mar 1997 and later. Shows 380.

    6. [S000048] Ferguson-1998, Ferguson, June, (14 Jun 1998).
      Shows 378.

    7. [S000062] Fettes-2001, Fettes, Ian, (Feb 2001: Australia).
      Wilson, Alan B. Posting to Gen-Medieval. (abwilson@uclink2.berkeley.edu). File #1 william.ged, Mar 1997 and later. Shows 380. Shows 453.

    8. [S000074] Milesian-1150, (1150 AD).
      Shows 405 AD.