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Eochaidh Crook-Nose of Argyll King of Scots [5263]
(Abt 0630-0697)
Spondana of the Picts [60074]
Eochaidh III of Argyll MacEchdach King of Scots [5262]
(Abt 0695-0733)
Aedh The White of Argyll Find King of Scots [5261]
(Abt 0725-0778)


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Aedh The White of Argyll Find King of Scots [5261] 24

  • Born: Abt 725, Scotland
  • Marriage: Unknown
  • Died: 778 about age 53

bullet   Another name for Aedh was ed I Find (The White) King of Argyll.


bullet  General Notes:

Ed-Fin reigned 748-778. His brother Eochy III rules about 721-33.

Before 768\endash 778
ed Find (ed mac Echdach)
Cenel nGabrin; presumably a son of Eochaid son of Eochaid
Later genealogies make ed Find the son of Domangart son of Domnall Brecc which is chronologically improbable, others have one Eochaid rather than the expected two
ed Find
(ed the White) or ed mac Echdach (before 736\endash 778) was king of Dl Riata (modern western Scotland ). ed was the son of Eochaid mac Echdach , a descendant of Domnall Brecc in the main line of Cenl nGabrin kings.
According to later genealogies, ed was the great-grandfather of Kenneth MacAlpin (Cined mac Ailpn) who is traditionally counted as the first king of Scots This descent ran through ed's son Eochaid mac eda Find and Eochaid's son Alpn mac Echdach . The evidence for the existence of Eochaid and Alpn is late and uncompelling, and shows signs of fabrication in the High Middle Ages .
The Annals of Ulster in 768 report "Bellum i Fortrinn iter Aedh & Cinaedh": a battle in Fortriu between ed and Cined. This is usually read as meaning ed Find and the Pictish king Ciniod , who is called "Cinadhon" in the notice of his death in 775. The Annals of the Four Masters , a less reliable source, give a different version, placing this battle in Leinster and naming the victor as Cined mac Flainn of the U Failgi and his defeated enemy as one ed.
ed's death in 778 is noted by the Annals of Ulster. He appears to have been followed as king by his brother Fergus mac Echdach .
The "Laws of ed Eochaid's son" are mentioned by the Chronicle of the Kings of Alba in the reign of ed's supposed great-grandson Donald MacAlpin (Domnall mac Ailpn): "In his time the Gaels with their king made the rights and laws of the kingdom [that are called the laws] of ed Eochaid's son, in Forteviot ." What these laws concerned is not known.
For primary sources, see also External links below
Anderson, Alan Orr , Early Sources of Scottish History A.D 500\endash 1286, volume 1. Reprinted with corrections. Paul Watkins, Stamford, 1990. ISBN 1-871615-03-8
Bannerman, John , "The Scottish Takeover of Pictland" in Dauvit Broun & Thomas Owen Clancy (eds.) Spes Scotorum: Hope of Scots. Saint Columba, Iona and Scotland. T & T Clark, Edinburgh, 1999. ISBN 0-567-08682-2
Broun, Dauvit , The Irish Identity of the Kingdom of the Scots. Boydell, Woodbridge, 1999. ISBN 0-85115-375-5
Broun, Dauvit, "Pictish Kings 761\endash 839: Integration with Dl Riata or Separate Development" in Sally M. Foster (ed.), The St Andrews Sarcophagus: A Pictish masterpiece and its international connections. Four Courts, Dublin, 1998. ISBN 1-85182-414-6


Aedh married.

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