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  • ID: I18684
  • Name: Gillemichel MACDUFF , 3rd Earl of Fife 1 2
  • Sex: M
  • ALIA: 03rd Earl of /Fife/, Gillemichel Macduff
  • Birth: ABT 1098 in Methil, Fifeshire, Scotland
  • Death: BEF JUL 1136 in Methil, Fifeshire, Scotland 3 2
  • Note:
    Gillemich(a)el MacDuff, Earl of Fife c1129, died c1133-36. [Burke's Peerage]

    Note: Burke's Peerage has Gillemichael as son of the Earl of Fife, who they call Edelrad (and I name Heth Aethelred), but with no explanation of where the "MacDuff" name comes from. I believe that sources in World Connect are correct: Gillemichael is son of Duff MacEth, son of Heth/Eth Aethelred/Edelrad.

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    EARLDOM OF FIFE (SCT) (III)

    Gillemichel MacDuff, Earl of Fife, who, as "Gillemichel Makduff" (c), "Gillemichel Comes", and "Gillemichel, Comes de Fif" witnessed several charters. He appears to have rendered great service to the King, and it is not improbable that the territorial Earldom became for the first time hereditary in him and his heirs. He d. before July 1136. [Complete Peerage V:372]

    (c) This is the first appearance of the name "Macduff". Gillemichel is said to have descended from the traditional Macduff called Thane of Fife (though there never were such Thanes) by whom Macbeth was overthrown in 1057.

    Note: Similarly to BP, CP names Gillemichel "MacDuff", but does not give his ancestry. CP names Constantine as the previous Earl of Fife to Gillemichel, with no relationship given. The following is the entry in CP for Constantine:

    Constantine, 2nd Earl of Fife, was contemporary with "Ed. Comes" [I have as Heth, CP has as Beth, Ed, or Head], who, however, was possibly Earl of Forthreve only, while it is certain that Constantine was connected with Kirkcaldy in Fife. He d. 1127 or 1129. [Complet Peerage V:372]

    Note: Constantine was alive at the same time as Beth/Heth/Eth/Ed, the first Earl of Fife, therefore is not a direct ancestor of Gillemichel. However Gillemichel's father Duff may not have been Earl of Fife, but may have been "of Fife".




    Father: Duff MacEth "2nd Earl" of FIFE b: ABT 1078 in Methil, Fifeshire, Scotland

    Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown
      Children
      1. Has Children Duncan MACDUFF , 4th Earl of Fife b: ABT 1118 in Methil, Fifeshire, Scotland
      2. Has Children Hugo I MACDUFF , of Methil, Sir b: ABT 1125 in Methil, Fifeshire, Scotland
      3. Has Children Eoghin Hugh Abbot of ABERNETHY b: ABT 1129 in Abernethy, Fifeshire, Scotland

      Sources:
      1. Title: Burke's Peerage & Baronetage, 106th Edition, Charles Mosley Editor-in-Chief, 1999
        Page: 2538
      2. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
        Page: V:372
      3. Title: Burke's Peerage & Baronetage, 106th Edition, Charles Mosley Editor-in-Chief, 1999
        Page: 2538
        Text: 1133-36
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