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Ragnhild Heen (Isle) MacSomerled (abt. 1174 - abt. 1212)

Ragnhild Heen (Helen) MacSomerled formerly Isle
Born about in Galloway, Perth, Scotlandmap
Ancestors ancestors
[spouse(s) unknown]
Died about in Scotlandmap
Profile last modified | Created 1 Feb 2011
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Biography

Ragnhild was born about 1174 and died about 1212.


Research Notes

Helen has previously been shown on WikiTree as one of the wives of Alan of Galloway.

There is no good evidence for this relationship. The one and only source so far found is The Scots Peerage compiled by James Balfour Paul in the early 1900s. This says that Alan had three wives, the second and third being Margaret, daughter of David Earl of Huntingdon, and a daughter of Hugh de Lacy. It says that the name of Alan's first wife is unknown but she was "said to be a daughter of Reginald, Lord of the Isles, by whom he had two daughters".[1] For this, James Balfour Paul cites Caledonia by George Chalmers, which actually says "the name of the first [wife] is unknown. By her he had an only child, Elena, who married Roger de Quincey"[2]: so it gives no support for the suggestion that Alan's first wife was a daughter of Reginald of the Isles, and it is a mystery where James Balfour Paul got this idea from. It is now fairly firmly established that the mother of Elena (Ellen) was a daughter of Roger de Lacy.

See Alan of Galloway's own profile for more information on his marriages.


Sources

  1. James Balfour Paul. The Scots Peerage, Vol. IV, David Douglas, Edinburgh, 1907, p. 141
  2. George Chalmers. Caledonia: or a Historical and Topographical Account of North Britain from the most ancient to the present Times, new edition, Vol. V, Alexander Gardner, Paisley, Scotland, 1890, p. 258, Internet Archive


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This person is married to Angus, as well as her son Seamus. Please check on relationships.
posted on Isles-15 (merged) by Linda (Carruth) Peterson
After a discussion in G2G, I have now removed Helen's marriage to Alan of Galloway and added a research note.
posted by Michael Cayley
There seems to be no good evidence for the marriage of a daughter of Ranald Somerled Lord of the Isles to Alan of Galloway. I have asked a question in G2G, with more detail. Unless anyone comes up with some good evidence, I am minded to sever the relationship.
posted by Michael Cayley
Correccted error in birth year
posted on Angus-23 (merged) by J Cherry
This line should be researched better, birth dates between parents, siblings and children of Isle-3 make no sense. Spouse is 12 years her JR. while not unusual still needs to be checked.
This profile has been identified as a duplicate by Rhian Geleick, an Arborist. Please review the proposed merge - bottom of the profile on the left. If they are duplicates please approve the merge. If you have questions or would like assistance please ask. If the second profile is an orphan, you can complete the merge yourself. Thank you.
posted by [Living Geleick]
This profile has been identified as a duplicate by Rhian Geleick, an Arborist. Please review the proposed merge - bottom of the profile on the left. If they are duplicates please approve the merge. If you have questions or would like assistance please ask. If the second profile is an orphan, you can complete the merge yourself. Thank you.
posted by [Living Geleick]

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