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Aelgifu (Ossory) of Scotland (0962 - 0983)

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Aelgifu of Scotland formerly Ossory
Born in Ossory, Irelandmap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married [location unknown]
Died in Scotlandmap
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Very little is known of this person. Historical records do not identify the wife of King Malcolm II of Scotland. There is some evidence to suggest she was from Ossory, Ireland. As she married a king it is likely she is a highborn lady from the Kingdon of Ossory but even this is not certain.

Some genealogists have put forth Sigurd I Magnusson (c. 1090 – 26 March 1130) as her father. Sigurd's wife, Blathmin Ní Briain, also called Blathmin Ua Briain or Blathmin O'Brien, being an Irish princess. This latter claim does not make sense as Malcolm was dead by 1034, long before Sigurd was born.

Others suggest that Malcolm's wife was a daughter of Brian Boru (c. 941 – 23 April 1014), a famous King of Ireland. While this is at least possible, no one has as yet put forth any proof of this.

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  • This person was created on 21 March 2011 through the import of Martin_O_Daniels_Lorentz_Toale.ged.

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On December 24, 2015 at 06:28GMT Katherine Patterson wrote:

Sigurdsdottir-52 and Ossory-14 do not represent the same person because: Different names, spouses, dates

On November 24, 2015 at 03:49GMT RJ Horace wrote:

Sigurdsdottir-52 and Aefgifu-2 appear to represent the same person because: LNAB should be changed to Unknown on one of the 3 profiles before merging the others into it.

Note all the names and dates are invented. Nothing is known except that somebody was the mother of Malcolm's child.

On November 24, 2015 at 03:45GMT RJ Horace wrote:

Aefgifu-2 and Ossory-14 appear to represent the same person because: LNAB should be changed to Unknown on one of the 3 profiles before merging the others into it.

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