Name: Dufugan 1st Earl of ANGUS 1
ALIA: 01st Earl of /Angus/, Dufugan
Birth: ABT 1099 in Angus, Forfarshire, Scotland
Death: AFT 1115 1
Note: I have followed Eileen Suggs and other World Connect people in placing Dufugan as son of Duff MacHeth. CP, in a very indirect fashion, may "according to legend" support this in naming the Mormaers of Fife and Angus as two of the seven brothers of the Pictish Kingdom of Alban.
EARLDOM OF ANGUS (SCT) (I) 1115?
"Dufugan, Comes", who appears among the seven Earls in the charter of 1114 or 1115 in all probability was Mormaer of Angus, though in this charter (possibly for the first time) styled "Comes" ie. Earl of Angus. He was probably a descendant of Dubucan, Mormaer of Angus in the 10th century. [Complete Peerage I:145]
Note: The following article, of which I include only the first paragraph, precedes the Complete Peerage account of the Earldom of Angus:
This was was one of the seven original Earldoms (Mormaerships) of Scotland, which, more or less, represented the seven provinces (each province consisting of two districts) of the Pictish Kingdom, afterwards called Alban, into which, prior to the 9th century, "transmarine Scotland" (ie. the country north of the Firth of Forth and the Firth of Clyde) was by seven brothers divided. These divisions were: (1) Angus (being the name of the eldest brother), now co. Forfar, with Mearns, now co. Kincardine; (2) Athole with Gowry, now the north and east part of co. Perth; (3) Stratherne with Menteith, now the southern part of co. Perth; (4) Fife with Fothreve, now together forming co. Fife; (5) Mar with Buchan, now together forming cos. Aberdeen and Banff; (6) Moray (Muref or Moreb) with Ross, now cos. Inverness and Ross; and (7) Caithness with Sutherland. The district on the west being the Kingdom of Dalriada (now part of Argyl) is here omitted; but in the 10th century the province of Arregaithel (Argyl) was added, which included not only Dalriada, but the entire western seaboard of Scotland as far north as the old province of Caithness, which latter province was then omitted, having previously passed into the hands of the Norwegians. The ruler of each of these districts originally bore the title of "Rt" (ie. King), being inferior only to the "Ardi" (ie. Supreme King); but in the 10th century (with the exception of Argyll, and occasionally of Moray) each such ruler was styled "Mormaer" (ie. Great Maer or Steward). [Complete Peerage I:141-2]
Father: Duff MacEth "2nd Earl" of FIFE b: ABT 1078 in Methil, Fifeshire, Scotland
Fynbella MEARNS b: ABT 1100 in Mearns, Kincardineshire, Scotland
- Gillbride Gilibride\Gillebride 2nd Earl of ANGUS b: ABT 1123 in Angus, Forfarshire, Scotland
- Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000