King Achaius Eochaid SCOTLAND, IV
(Abt 747-819)
Queen Urgusia Picts SCOTLAND
(Abt 755-)
(Abt 778-834)
Queen Alpin SCOTLAND
(Abt 782-)
King Kenneth Macalpin SCOTLAND, I
(Abt 810-Abt 858)


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Queen Kenneth I SCOTLAND

King Kenneth Macalpin SCOTLAND, I

  • Born: Abt 810-826, , , Scotland
  • Died: Abt 6 Feb 858-859, Fortevoit, Perthshire, Scotland
  • Buried: Iona, Argyllshire, Scotland

   Other names for Kenneth were DALRIADA King, ALBA King and SCOTLAND King.

   Ancestral File Number: 9G9N-60. User ID: 38727157312.

   General Notes:

MacAlpin King of DALRIADA Reigned 837/839-843, Traditional Founder and Original King of SCOTLAND Reigned 843-858/859, King of ALBA [United Kingdom of Scots and Picts] 843-858/859.

Barber Grandparents: 125Kings, 143 Generations, Ted Butler Bernard and Gertrude Barber Bernard, 1978, McKinney TX, p77: "290A Kenneth I, King of Dalriada, (S of 281, F of 301)."

Kings and Queens of Great Britain, Genealogical Chart, Anne Taute and Romilly Squire, Taute, 1990: "Kenneth Macalpin Son of Alpin King of Scotland 839-859, First to unite the Picts and Scots, Died 859."

Wall Chart of World History, Edward Hull, 1988, Studio Editions, Scotland 834: "Kenneth II, King of Scotland 834-854..."

Wall Chart of World History, Edward Hull, 1988, Studio Editions, Scotland 854: "Donald V, King of Scotland 854-858..."

Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1981, Micropaedia, Vol III, p357, Dalriada: "A Gaelic kingdom that, at least from the 5th century AD, extended on both sides of the North Channel and comprised the northern part of the present County Antrim, Northern Ireland, and part of the Inner Hebrides and Argyll, in Scotland. In early times, Argyll had received extensive immigration from theIrish (known as Scoti) of norther Ireland and had become an Irish (ie `Scotish') area. In the latter half of the 5th century, the ruling family of the Irish Dalriada crossed into Scottish Dalriada and made Dumadd and Dunolly its chief strongholds. Irish Dalriada gradually declined; and after the Viking invasions early in the 9th century, it lost all political identity. Despite heavy onslaughts from the Picts, the Dalriada of the Scottish mainland continued to expand. In the mid-9th century its king Kenneth I MacAlpin brought the Picts permanently underDalriadic rule; and therafter the whole country was known as Scotland."

Vol I, p189, Alba: "United kingdom of the Scots and the Picts, founded in 843, and the forerunner ofpresent-day Scotland."

The Story of Civilization, Will Durant, Vol IV, The Age of Faith, Ch XX, The Rise of the North, Sec IV, Scotland, p501. "In 844 Kenneth MacAlpin united the Picts and Scots under his crown."

The New Columbia Encyclopedia, 1975, p1465, Kenneth I: "(Kenneth mac Alpin), Died 858, traditional founder of the Kingdom of Scotland. He succeeded his father, Alpin, as King of Dalriada (the kingdom of the Gaelic Scots in W Scotland) and Abt 843 obtained the Pictish throne, thus establishing the nucleus of the Kingdom of Scotland. Because of continual depredations by the Danes form the Irish coast, Kenneth moved his capital eastward to Scone."

Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1981, Macropaedia, Vol III, p234, Britainand Ireland History of: "The Unification of the Kingdom-In 843 Kenneth I MacAlpin, King of Scots, also became King of the Picts and crushed resistance to his assuming the throne. Kenneth may have had a claim on the Pictish throne through the matrilinear law of succession; probably the Picts, too, had been weakened by Norse attacks. The Norse threat helped to weld together the new kingdom of Alba and to cause its heartlands to be located in eastern Scotland, the former Pictland."

p2455, Scotland: "...In the mid-9th century Kenneth I established his rule over nearly all the land north of the Firth of Forth. His descendants pushed into Northumbria and by the 11th century ruled all of present Scotland except N Pictland and the islands [Hebrides]..."

The Formation of England, 550-1042, HPR Finberg, 1974, Paladin, p149: "...In the middle of the ninth century this right [succession of Pict kings by maternal descent] had apparently devolved upon Kenneth MacAlpin, king of the scottish Dalriada, who succeeded in making good his claim to Pictland and combined both realms in a united kingdom of Alba, comprising most of Scotland north of the Forth. His successors fixed the seat of their monarchy at Scone, nearPerth, where the ancient stone, called the Stone of Destiny, on which his successors were enthroned, remained until 1296, when Edward I removed it to its present home in Westminster Abbey..."
p175: "Immediately after his consecration Edgar summoned a meeting of all the kings in Britain and took care to impress his power and new-found dignity upon them by a naval demonstration in the estuary of the Dee. At Chester Kenneth of Alba, Donald of Strathclyde, Maccus of the Isles, Iago of Gwynedd, and at least two other princes acknowledged his supremacy and promised to serve him by sea and by land. According to a late but credible tradition, Edgar ceded to Kenneth, in return for homage, Lothian, which at that time included all the territory between the Firth and the Tweed..."

Ancestral File Ver 4.10 9G9N-60 CE Kenneth MACALPIN 8HRV-LC Kenneth I Macalpin (844-859) Born Abt 826 Died 859, WCWH Kenneth II.

   Marriage Information:

Kenneth married Queen Kenneth I SCOTLAND. (Queen Kenneth I SCOTLAND was born about 814 in , , Scotland.)

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